31 Days of Halloween with
The Kelly Society
Welcome to our favorite month - October! I am Vivien Kelly, co-founder of The Kelly Society and when my paranormal cleansing team and I are not banishing dark spirits, we love to celebrate all things Halloween!
So, let's kick off the 2021 All Hallows Eve Season with a count off of our favorite villains. These villains parade across our television screens all October long.
The Sanderson sisters from Disney's film Hocus Pocus are hard to hate, because although these witches channel evil, they're funny and they can sing! In fact, they rocked the Town Hall Halloween party in Salem and made everyone dance till dawn!
But, since they searched out children to suck their life away and had no remorse about it, we shall keep them inside the "Villain" category.
Our second favorite is the Headless Horseman from Washington Irving's classic book The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. This specter is truly chilling. However, since he brings a dramatic tingle to our spines and such curiosity, he is difficult to despise. I mean, if we could see his real head, what would it look like? Our minds cannot stop wondering!
And now we come to a particularly mischievous scoundrel - Slappy! The evil dummy from the Goosebumps series who torments his creator R.L. Stein is a challenge. On one hand, he makes our blood run cold when he moves about and casts chaotic magic spells, but he also makes us laugh! Especially when he chants "Slappy's not happy!" After we saw the movie Neal and I went to lunch, and I drove him crazy by reciting that line repeatedly over a plate of fish tacos. By the way, Neal forgave me, but made me promise to not mention Slappy for at least a month!
Last, but definitely not least, is Oogie Boogie from Disney's The Nightmare Before Christmas. How dare he threaten Santa Claus! That is where our minds go whenever we see this evil character. But, while we fear for St. Nicholas, we also clap our hands and bop our feet to the fabulous jazzy song Oogie Boogie sings! We feel as if we're sitting in a New Orleans jazz club as he comes close to harming our beloved Santa.
Without our villains it would be hard to enjoy Halloween. So, as much as they grate our nerves, chill our spines, and halt our breathing - they give us a thrill!