Sorry, summer lovers and Christmas freaks. With October finally here, that means only one thing:
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Halloween enthusiasts can finally break out their go-to masks, dance to the “Monster Mash”, and sip on pumpkin spice lattes －with zero shame.
Here at Cutting Edge Haunted House, we’ve been waiting all year to play, and we’re thrilled to commence Halloween 2019 in Fort Worth, TX. As one of the best and largest haunted house attractions in North America, we’ll be celebrating all the creepy, strange, and blood-curdling fun that makes Halloween the best time of year.
If you agree that Halloween is the greatest holiday ever, you’re in for some real tricks-n-treats these coming weeks. But if you’re less than enthused about the arrival of October, let us help you get into the holiday spirit.
Here are four reasons why Halloween is the best holiday ever!
1. You Can Be Anyone (Or Anything) You Want to Be
Have you always dreamed of being a creature of the night, a princess, or a zombified astronaut? Or, have you always wondered what it would be like to be a cat, a robot, or an alien?
Let’s face it: Every one of us has fantasized about being someone else or living a different life at one point or another. But what if, for one day, you actually could?
Therein lies the beauty of Halloween. Because for a single day out of the year, it’s socially acceptable to put on a costume, wear scary makeup, or pretend to be anyone (or anything) you want to be.
For the other 364 days out of the year, you have to shine on as the unique, special you. But on October 31st, you can be whoever or whatever you want －and not be the only one playing along!
2. It’s an Actual Holiday
Contrary to popular belief, Halloween is not some made-up holiday invented by candy companies and costume stores. In fact, Halloween has ancient roots that go as far back as 2,000 years ago.
In the Christian faith, Halloween commemorates on the eve of All Saints’ Day, which is soon followed by All Souls Day. These holidays honor the Christian saints, as well as all those who’ve passed away.
But that’s not all. Halloween may have origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain. Samhain marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the dark winter months. It also marks the period where the line between this world and the spirit world disappears, and spirits can walk among us.
Of course, Halloween took on newer, less spiritual forms by the 20th century. But the history of Halloween shows that it has a far deeper meaning than eating chocolate and wearing costumes; though we’ll admit, we do enjoy dressing up, scaring folks, and eating lots of candy here at Cutting Edge Haunted House.
3. You Can Experience the Rush of Fear
Whether darkness, heights, the sight of blood, or killer clowns make you shudder, you’re not alone. So often people think of fear as a negative thing. But fear is actually what makes us human… and what better way to celebrate who we are than to scare ourselves once in a full moon?
We experience fear all the time. It’s that jolting, split-second where we pause and suddenly react. It’s sitting in our heads, worrying, and falling into the dark pits of the unknown. Or, it’s the adrenaline rush of skydiving, bungee jumping, or entering an uncertain and exhilarating situation.
There is a science behind fear, and it helps us survive by a series of physiological reactions. When our minds enter a state of fear, our bodies release hormones, our hearts begin to race, we breathe fast, and we can even get goosebumps, run, or react by fighting. During Halloween, it’s possible to experience these sensations by playing on our worst nightmares － without those things actually coming true.
4. It’s a Lot of Fun
The bone-chilling air, the dying leaves, and the darker skies always mark the start of autumn. Some people dread this time of year. After all, old man winter is coming. But this is also the best time to cozy up, spend time with our friends and family, and enjoy some wholesome, Halloween fun!
From picking apples and pumpkins to visiting haunted houses and jumping in leaf piles, there’s no shortage of activities you can enjoy with your loved ones during Halloween.
If you like the wilder side of life, you’re probably looking forward to costume parties, trick-or-treating, and haunted attractions. Or, if you appreciate the simpler things, you’re likely getting ready to decorate, bake treats, or binge on horror movies.
The bottom line: Enjoy this time of year while it lasts, because it never seems to last long enough!
Start Celebrating Halloween 2019
The countdown to Halloween is officially on! So, what are you waiting for?
Embrace Halloween 2019, bust out your pumpkin sculpting kit, or dare to brave a creepy walk through the woods or cemetery －and bring a friend or family member along for the ride. And if you’re located in Fort Worth, TX, come check out Cutting Edge Haunted House for a thrill of a lifetime. Tickets are on sale now!