• James Shade

All Hallows Eve

"Im the ghost with the most, babe!"

Beetlejuice


"I am the shadow on the moon at night / Filling your dreams to the brim with fright."

Oogie Boogie Man – The Nightmare Before Christmas


"When scarecrows go up and spiders do weave,

You know it is time for All Hallow’s Eve."

Epic Age Media


HIGH LORD SHADE

What is it that you fear, my follower?


DISCIPLE

Many things. Failure. Loneliness. Drowning.


HIGH LORD SHADE

All perfectly natural. But do you fear the supernatural?


DISCIPLE

You mean ghosts, vampires and demons?


HIGH LORD SHADE

The very same.


DISCIPLE

Why yes. Though I have never met any of them, they are very frightening indeed!


HIGH LORD SHADE

Exactly. For none can know their origins, nor the extent of their powers until it is too late.


DISCIPLE

Master, this talk scares me!


HIGH LORD SHADE

As it should. For one must acknowledge their fears and, when they are ready, face them.


DISCIPLE

But why?


HIGH LORD SHADE

To overcome them, of course! Now stop trembling and examine these cards.


DISCIPLE

Yes Master. The imagery is frightening!


HIGH LORD SHADE

A portrayal of all things to be found during the celebration known as Halloween.


DISCIPLE

All Hallows Eve!


HIGH LORD SHADE

Excellent, my disciple.


DISCIPLE

I see werewolves and graveyards and guillotines....


HIGH LORD SHADE

Go on.


DISCIPLE

I see spiders and dungeons and lightning....


HIGH LORD SHADE

Yes, and?


DISCIPLE

I see ghost ships and coffins and scarecrows!


HIGH LORD SHADE

And how do you feel?


DISCIPLE

Fascinated! The artwork is exquisite!


HIGH LORD SHADE

Indeed.


DISCIPLE

Is this a game?


HIGH LORD SHADE

Yes, a simple one where it can be enjoyable to scare yourself and others.


DISCIPLE

Master, I am no longer afraid of these things!


HIGH LORD SHADE

Good. See how easy that was?