I really don't think that Halloween causes real murders. If anything, it lets the kids address their own fears of the monsters under the bed/in the closet (and maybe their fears of anyone who might be different than they are).
No need to be sorry. So much of Halloween, like everything else, was all so innocent. For one night a year, we could be whatever fantasy we wanted to be… Fireman, Spaceman, or even the Wolfman. With candy. And all your best friends.
I'm still young enough to remember that.
It started with 5-10 year olds. Then 10-13-15-18-21-30+ year olds, and it all changed.
This is how you make a ton of money from the intertubes. Make an awesome program and sell it for 99 cents. Better yet, make an program that can turn anyone into a flesh eating zombie right before Halloween and sell it for 99 cents.
I'm leaving town so I might not be able to post my entire lab on our website in animated mp3 movies as flesh eating zombies but I am going to try. Forget polishing my keynote address.
1) Take photo of person with eyes open and mouth shut. Keep hair pulled back and get some forehead showing. Unfortunately the program has a difficult time with dogs.
2) frame photo, this takes a finger dragging second. 3) Click use. 4) the program takes about 30 seconds to process. After doing this to all lab members it really is a sophisticated program. It knows what shoulder, neck, eyes, ears are. The finished ghoul will 3D slump shoulders, raise eyebrow, and bites your finger spraying blood all over. It follows you finger.
OK, after your first zombie is made you play with it. Drag your finger across the top and it keeps an eye on it. But wait, there's more. Shake your phone and you transform into another zombie. You might start out as fresh dead, then your eyes might go opaque, then they fall out.
NG4's movie is fresh dead. I'm not posting me because it is just too gross and realistic. (Also don't have the time.)
But wait there's more: It hooks up to Twitter and Facebook. You can mail yourself to others as movies or photos.
I did a photo of my daughter and she thought it was disgusting. Get permission if you are going to put someone else out on the tube.
It really brings out the evil. My sweetest scientist on staff turned into a very realistic disgusting flesh eater. Sometimes the face match up is so close you can see the true evil lurking in their soul.
Cool. This was so worth 99 cents. I am going to turn all the speakers at the meeting into zombies. I will say I am doing a scientific report and then zombiefy them.
ps. You can collect quite a few zombies. Select from the list to bring a previous zombie back to life. A right flick of finger will of course bring up "delete" if you botched a zombie or you are served a restraining order. My dogs were all botched zombies. Stella had a zombie coming out of her ear but it was too disconcerting.