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the_horror_man

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After Halloween Blues?
« on: November 01, 2016, 06:52:22 PM »
Does anyone else get depressed after Halloween leaves? Halloween has always been one of the biggest parts of my life. Definitely my favorite day/holiday. As I have gotten older, I don't get depressed for as long as I used to, but still do get depressed for maybe a week or so. I think that a small part of why I have a horror/monster collectibles room is because when I go in there, it is like Halloween everyday.

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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2016, 07:26:40 PM »
One of the reasons we keep monstrous collectables and DVD's is so we can enjoy Halloween all year round.
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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2016, 07:36:56 PM »
Does anyone else get depressed after Halloween leaves? Halloween has always been one of the biggest parts of my life. Definitely my favorite day/holiday. As I have gotten older, I don't get depressed for as long as I used to, but still do get depressed for maybe a week or so. I think that a small part of why I have a horror/monster collectibles room is because when I go in there, it is like Halloween everyday.

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I actually get depressed at the beginning of the Halloween season, not at the end. It's not so much Halloween but more the concept of October all together. I get filled with soul crushing nostalgia, which can be near paralyzing at times. Actually I tend to snap out of my funk the closer Halloween gets.

Taking my kids trick-or-treating for the first time ever this Halloween was a brand-new experience for me and added a new dimension to what was already a wonderful holiday for me.

Having a monster room definitely does help.  One of these days, I need to show pictures of mine

I tend to get a post-Christmas funk pretty badly though. Although having the kids seems to have cut down on that a bit

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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2016, 07:58:19 PM »
One of the reasons we keep monstrous collectables and DVD's is so we can enjoy Halloween all year round.

Guess I am not alone in this. ;D

I actually get depressed at the beginning of the Halloween season, not at the end. It's not so much Halloween but more the concept of October all together. I get filled with soul crushing nostalgia, which can be near paralyzing at times. Actually I tend to snap out of my funk the closer Halloween gets.

Taking my kids trick-or-treating for the first time ever this Halloween was a brand-new experience for me and added a new dimension to what was already a wonderful holiday for me.

Having a monster room definitely does help.  One of these days, I need to show pictures of mine

I tend to get a post-Christmas funk pretty badly though. Although having the kids seems to have cut down on that a bit

Matt

I can sort of relate to how you feel. Sometimes, I get depressed weeks before Halloween even arrives. However, it is because I know it will be gone seemingly as fast as it came. I miss it before it is even gone.

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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2016, 08:28:28 PM »
I always get a little depressed after the New Year...there's nothing to really look forward to holiday wise and here it's in the middle winter so it's cold as can be, snowing, and no fun holidays to look forward to
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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2016, 09:16:04 PM »
Actually, I get depressed after all the post-Halloween, 50% off merchandise disappears.  :)
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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2016, 09:34:06 PM »
One of the reasons we keep monstrous collectables and DVD's is so we can enjoy Halloween all year round.


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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2016, 11:57:47 PM »
Yes, I totally understand this " depressive mood" , so to speak, with the Halloween Holiday.  My birthday is Oct. 18, close to the holiday, I always think of my parents, especially my mom, who always went out of her way to have something for me that I wanted. It was always "special" for me, a whole year older, and Halloween right around the corner, and "relishing" all the new(at the time), monster "and" Halloween items to be had at that time.  Please, please, take me back to those times, seeing all the cool candles, the ever so cool Halloween toys and nick-naks, the cut-outs, the costumes, the "little-kid" feeling of Euphoria that we felt(those of us who grew up in those days), all the toys, the magazines, the kits, it sure was great to grow up in the 60's!!!

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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2016, 10:58:02 AM »
What makes it worse is the way stores have X-mas stuff out the VERY NEXT DAY! Man I hate that.  :(

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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2016, 11:34:51 AM »
What makes it worse is the way stores have X-mas stuff out the VERY NEXT DAY! Man I hate that.  :(
Not to mention, the proliferation of early Christmas music. We're keeping our Halloween stuff up past Christmas.

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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2016, 06:57:01 AM »
What makes it worse is the way stores have X-mas stuff out the VERY NEXT DAY! Man I hate that.  :(
Correction: Christmas stuff is out when there are at least two weeks of Halloween left.

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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2016, 11:14:00 AM »
What makes it worse is the way stores have X-mas stuff out the VERY NEXT DAY! Man I hate that.  :(

Yes and the way Horror is no longer on tv in the same quantity. Its like you have marathons of horror on different channels and just random horror movies thrown in on other channels. Then Halloween ends and come Nov 1st, like 99% is gone.

Years ago on another site, I was in a discussion about possibly living in or creating a Halloween Town. Basically a small community that lives like it's Halloween everyday. There are a couple of places in the country that sort of have this feeling going on. One is Salem, MA. It is probably the closest that you will ever get to an actual Halloween town. I believe there was another small community, can't recall where, where they lived like it was always Halloween as well.

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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2016, 11:29:55 AM »
Does anyone else get depressed after Halloween leaves? ... As I have gotten older, I don't get depressed for as long as I used to, but still do get depressed for maybe a week or so.


Yeah. It's very sad.



I console myself though by eating leftover candy!



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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2016, 11:41:46 AM »
...and "relishing" all the new(at the time), monster "and" Halloween items to be had at that time.  Please, please, take me back to those times, seeing all the cool candles, the ever so cool Halloween toys and nick-naks, the cut-outs, the costumes, the "little-kid" feeling of Euphoria that we felt(those of us who grew up in those days), all the toys, the magazines, the kits, it sure was great to grow up in the 60's!!!

Hey! That's all just the stuff we post here on UMA.

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Re: After Halloween Blues?
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2016, 09:06:13 PM »
Yeah. It's very sad.



I console myself though by eating leftover candy!



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Great pics. Man, I miss Halloween. It always feels liek it takes forever to get here. Then before you know it, it's gone

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