ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Halloween Trivia and Pictures

Updated on September 29, 2014
Gloriousconfusion profile image

Halloween is just a bit of modern fun, imported from America, and that's how I see it when I write my ghostly pages with horror photographs

You'll find lots of Halloween Pictures, Halloween Facts and some general Halloween Trivia

Some of the Halloween pictures are photographs I took of Halloween items in our local shop and then edited.

Other Halloween scary pictures are posters you can buy and then there are Halloween goodies you can get from Cafe Press, Halloween things from Zazzle and more Halloween stuff from Amazon.

Then there is my short poem, Haloween Ghoul.

There is also some information about the origins of Halloween, so whilst browsing you will also learn something new about the Halloween festival.

Halloween scary picture
Halloween scary picture

A Haunted House

I'm letting you in gently - they get more scary after this!

You could buy this picture at our local 99p shop, but I daresay you don't want to travel to a London suburb just to get it cheaply




Don't Speak to Strangers on Halloween!

They might not be what you expect - in fact they might be out to get your blood, and they might be undead or malevolent........or even all three.

Be afraid, be very afraid, and most of all, be wary and stay away from anything leary

Here are some horrible Halloween things from Amazon

good for a party, good for home

My Poem - Hallloween Ghoul - Tomb of Dracula

Tomb of Dracula

Sienkiewicz Bill

Buy This Allposters.com


Halloween Ghoul

Blood trail leads from empty coffin,

Over to the moon-bathed manor

Shadowy figure swathed in rags

Blood soaked, death-stained

Wild eyes sightless

Bony fingers black and bent

A Chilling shriek,

A silent scream

Welcomes in the Halloween

© Diana Grant 5th October 2011

Halloween Fake Skull with Fangs Prop - Give your visitors a fright!

Make sure you get the lighting right, to make it look even more shadowy and eerie

Halloween Fake Skull with Fangs Prop
Halloween Fake Skull with Fangs Prop

This Halloween skull looks realistic when placed in a slightly shadowy place, and would give just the right atmosphere at your Halloween party.

If you want to see what else you can buy for Halloween from Amazon, just hover on the "Buy Now" button. This will transport you to the Amazon website and you can then search for what you want. At the same time, you would be helping me, because I would receive a small commission payment for anything you buy after you have entered the Amazon portal via this web page. (NB when you press the button, you are not actually obliged to buy the item - you have the opportunity to take a closer look, and decide whether you actually want it, or whether you would prefer to brouse the Amazon website.

 
Jack o' Lantern
Jack o' Lantern

The Origin and History of Halloween - And the Tradition of carving of Jack o'Lanterns

Jack O'Lantern, 1872

Arthur Hughes

Buy This at

Allposters.com

Halloween derives from the words "All Hallows Even", meaning the night before All Hallows:

Symbols of Halloween include the Irish and Scottish tradition of carving of jack-o'-lanterns or turnips to make lanterns to remember souls in purgatory.

From the 19th Century American immigrants would use locally available pumpkins which were bigger and easier to carve than turnips. .

The origins of Halloween are linked to the supernatural, with seasonal autumn elements of harvesting and agriculture, such as pumpkins, corn and scarecrows; Halloween is also linked to Gothic literature and horror stories such as Dracula, Frankenstein and the undead. As early as the 18th Century there was reference to pranks and bogies and the themes of evil, death, occultism, magic and death. Modern-day Halloween decorations reflect this imagery and the traditional Halloween colours are black (the symbol of evil and darkness) and orange (the colours of autumn and hell-fire).

Halloween Items on eBay - Auctions Ending Today

Just hover on any of the "Buy Now" buttons below, and you will be transported to the eBay website, where you can then either buy the item you see here, or using their search facility, you can find what you are looking for, normally at a fraction of the price you would pay in the shops. You can pay by Paypal, which is a sort of online banking service owned by eBay, or you may be able to pay by some other method, depending on what the seller requires.

These are Some of my Halloween Designs on Zazzle

On Zazzle you can choose a product, or you can put your own design on an item and even add your own wording


A Creepy Skull Tie for Halloween

You might like this tie with flaming skulls:


Tie - Burning Skulls by GloriousConfusion


How about a party invitation for Halloween?


Halloween Party Invitation: Skeletons by GloriousConfusion

See more of my designs in my Zazzle Shop: Glorious Confusion





Do You Really Think it's Safe to go Trick-or-Treating?

Add your voice to the discussion

In London going out trick-or-treating is a relatively new phenomenon and has only been pervasive for about 10 - 15 years, although not unheard of before then.

Vulnerable people living on their own are nervous about opening the door after dark to strangers, as it lays them open to becoming the victim of criminal activities, and is directly contrary to advice given by Police and people concerned for their safety.

It is not beyond the realms of possibility for a gang to be "fronted" by young cute children, but when the door is opened, the householder is rushed by older opportunistic gang members pushing their way into the house.

So is it better if children only call on the houses of people who know and recognize them, which, of course, isn't always possible if they are wearing a mask (the children, not the householders)?

There is also the danger that children out on their own, banging on the doors of strangers, could be grabbed and dragged inside.

I am a jolly person, aren't I?

But I do personally always have sweeties in vast quantities and money ready by the door to give to the little darlings. I have noticed that the Halloween visits have grown in frequency in the last two or three years, and I would expect about five or six groups to knock on my door this Halloween, whereas it used to be one or two.

What is your opinion about Trick or Treating on Halloween?

This is you can leave a comment and add to the discussion about Halloween Safety

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • jmchaconne profile image

      jmchaconne 3 years ago

      Thank you for a very interesting lens Diana!

    • jptanabe profile image

      Jennifer P Tanabe 3 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Fortunately we live in a very safe neighborhood, so I always encouraged my daughter to invite her friends to come and Trick or Treat from our house. We got to know all our neighbors that way! I still decorate the outside of the house and have a bunch of candy ready for Trick or Treaters even though she's off in college now.

    • Gloriousconfusion profile image
      Author

      Diana Grant 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      @Lorelei Cohen: Well, at least they were trick or treating, and nothing more sinister!

    • Lorelei Cohen profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      Halloween really does spook me some years. There was one time I opening my door to see a group of 4 huge hulking men there leering at me (turns out they were mentally disabled and very excited to be allowed to go out trick or treating.) Lol scared the heck out of me till I figured it out.

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great lens. A lot of people might not be aware of the history of halloween and jack o lantern. Thanks for sharing these information.