Every year on Halloween, my flat is radiant with peculiar charm as I join my long-suffering girlfriend (with a small range of friends) for a night of traditional horror movies. The usual suspects all get an airing, (similar ones we’ve always watched), like the original F.W Murnau ‘Nosferatu’, ‘The Shining’, ‘Ring’ (The Hideo Nakata version, of course) and others still.
Clutching tightly onto out bowls of snacks or bags of candy, many of us meet round and try to get worked up about films we’ve viewed a billion times before.
It is now a tradition that goes back to my more youthful years, when I still lived with my mother and father. In the past, Halloween was a big deal, we would cover the house with spooky decoration (usually bought very cheaply one or two weeks after the prior year’s celebrations).
Rubber spiders, cardboard skeletons and this cobwebby kit that just sticks to you (and doesn’t go away for months) would adorn both the inside and outside of my parents’ home. We were lucky enough to live nearby to an American Woman who frequently cooked (and shared) the best pumpkin pie I’ve ever tasted.
We would go ‘Trick or Treat-ing’ when we were little, not surprisingly, but switched to gathering up for charity as we got older. We collected for Cancer Research, Parkinson’s Disease and, in 2001, we raised a nice little total for the people of 9/11 victims, I was always pleased with that.
In the past; the horror movies would start off early, habitually with one of the many, many (many) ‘Halloween’ sequels. Then, we’d upgrade to something else (my cousin and I are pretty big followers of Mark Pellington’s criminally underrated 2002 movie ‘The Mothman Prophecies’). Our neighbour’s youngsters would often come over for a hotdog and many complimentary sweets, so we always needed to pause these movies right at the good bits!
Why am I revealing you all this? Clearly, mainly I wish to let you know all this because if I had a Panasonic 32 inch Smart tv, Halloween would be even better this year and every year thereafter. Yeah, I’m selling the thing, but I am doing this in an original and attractive way, so just do me the favour and carry on to the end.
What’s so particular about the Panasonic 32 inch TV?, I hear you ask, well, as well as having a whopping 32 inch display (in full 1080P HD, no less), this brand new Television from market leaders Panasonic features built-in WiFi, so me and my mates could scare ourselves viewing the Youtube app for ‘Ghost Caught on Tape’ or such like.
The super-slim design for the tv means that it will fit easily into my flat, enabling us to reinforce the evening’s revels by inviting yet more friends.
To sum up, a spooky Halloween night filled with chills, thrills and (unavoidably with my mates) spills, will be so very much improved by this Television’s amazing visuals, crisp, atmospheric noises and the eye-popping (literally in the case of perennial Samhain fave ‘Evil Dead II’) rendering of lighting tricks, that I just felt compelled to tell you about it here.
More applications than you can shake an apple ipad at plus much more features than it is possible to shake a DVD box set at (and more writing clichés than you can shake a Halloween-obsessed hack at), make this a heck of a Television to have…On any night of our october.