Today I decided to compile a list of five things you could have done yesterday instead of trick or treating. (Next year I’ll try to get ahead of the curve by offering some suggestions before Halloween.)
5. Watch the documentary Hell House which features one of the many fundamentalist/evangelical alternatives to the seasonal haunted house. The hell house is quite literally aimed at scaring you into heaven. Sadly, they often may do little more than scare people away from fundagelical churches. You can read my review of Hell House here.
4. Try a double feature: Listen to my podcast interview with Robin Parry talking about demons. And then follow it up with my podcast about the devil and backmasked music. Brr, you’ll be up for hours!
3. Challenge the stereotype that evangelicals aren’t cool by sponsoring a neighborhood Hallelujah Party complete with Smores, apple bobbing, Mr. Bean videos, and a rousing game of Chubby Bunny. Show the world that Christian conservatives can have fun too!
2. Celebrate Reformation Day by dressing up as Martin Luther and going around to your neighborhood hammering reasonable facsimiles of Luther’s 95 Theses onto your neighbors’ doors … at least until the cops arrive.
1. Watch the documentary Room 237 which invites conspiratorial superfans of Kubrick’s The Shining to share their slightly insane — and sometimes disturbingly brilliant — interpretations of the film. (Just don’t show Room 237 at the Hallelujah Party.)