Boasting a rich, complex history rooted in Celtic and Christian ritual, Halloween has evolved from ethnic celebration to a blend of street festival, fright night, and vast commercial enterprise. In this colorful history, Nicholas Rogers takes a lively, entertaining look at the cultural origins and development of one of the most popular holidays of the year. Drawing on a fascinating array of sources, from classical history to Hollywood films, Rogers traces Halloween as it emerged from the Celtic festival of Samhain (summer's end), picked up elements of the Christian Hallowtide (All Saint's Day and All Soul's Day), arrived in North America as an Irish and Scottish festival, and evolved into an unofficial but large-scale holiday by the early 20th century. He examines the 1970s and '80s phenomena of Halloween sadism (razor blades in apples) and inner-city violence (arson in Detroit), as well as the immense influence of the horror film genre on the reinvention of Halloween as a terror-fest. Throughout his vivid account, Rogers shows how Halloween remains, at its core, a night of inversion, when social norms are turned upside down, and a temporary freedom of expression reigns supreme. He examines how this very license has prompted censure by the religious Right, occasional outrage from...
Have your guests Roar their way in to your kid's Scarer's Party room as you welcome them with our Disney© Monsters University 59" x 65" Birthday Party Scene Setters Wall Decorating Kit.
11" University Of Washington - Latex 10Ct - This Latex balloon would be perfect for any sports event or occasion that you might have. Excellent for all fans of College sports teams.
These University of Oklahoma Dessert Plates are exactly what you need at your party in celebration of the sports season! Package includes 8 durable paper plates with the University of Oklahoma logo printed in the middle. Measures 7".
Disguise Costumes has been making fun, interactive costumes for children and adults for decades. Trusted in the industry for its creativity, ingenuity, and amazing price for the value, Disguise won't let you down when it comes to fun dress up time.
Get ready for the big game with our West Virginia University Luncheon Napkins! Features the West Virginia University logo and colors. Measures 6.5" x 6.5". Includes 20 - 2 ply napkins per package.
Let out the loudest scariest party noise with this Disney Monsters University 8 pcs. 5 5/8" x 3 1/2" Party Blowouts.
This 7,400-word short fantasy features young women (all over 18!) performing in front of a crowd at a party. She can't get enough.Marie knows just what she wants — Kevin, the hot, wealthy, and slightly older student at her university who's throwing the party of the year. And if she has to go through several other young guys and women to get him, that's just what she'll do. Kevin is holding a contest at his party to find out who's the sluttiest. Marie is determined to win — at any cost. She'll let herself be taken hard and unprotected by anyone Kevin chooses. Maybe more than one person at once. Maybe even Kevin himself.