I was a little disappointed by Hallowe'en. Not as many crazily-dressed people as there have been in previous years. And it doesn't help to work in a neighborhood with a high population of college kids, because it becomes really hard to tell who's dressed up for the holiday and who's just being a-haaaaal-tuuurnative.
For instance, the girl in line at Starbucks in the plaid mini-skirt, knee-high socks and pigtails: was she playing Naughty Schoolgirl, or was she just a Berklee student? The guy with the bicycle decorated in bones, topped with a rubber skull: was he going to a party, or was he just a hardcore bike messenger?
On the other hand, I did see:
Speaking of zombies, we watched Bubba Ho-Tep in honor of the season. Bruce Campbell (the Evil Dead guy) plays Elvis, who long ago decided he'd had enough of fame and is now a decrepit old guy in a nursing home. Along with his best friend, a guy who believes he's JFK (and is played by Ossie Davis ... think about it ...) they set out to save the home's residents from an ancient mummy who is feeding on their souls. It's cheesy, and silly, and also quite sweet. You can't say that about too many films featuring the undead.