I am sick and tired of the sanitization of the world. Halloween as fall festival is just so "correct". This is a time to celebrate what scares you because by embracing your fears you overcome them. By sanitizing this meager holiday you are doing a grave disservice to your children.
Without the dark and scary you children will be abruptly surprised when they learn that the world has fangs. The the ugly and evil really do exist and live in the hearts and minds of all "normal" people.
Its time to take back the holiday people! Bring out the dead! Make the bump in the night bleed. Scare the civilians and bleed on the carpets. Only by embracing the dark side can you truly be free from it.