This is Halloween: Pumpkins scream in the dead of night, adults and kids alike get to eat way too much candy, and literally everything and anything can apparently be a 'sexy' costume.
It can also be a brilliant time of year for movies and TV, but the latest cinematic offerings tend to just be the new instalment in a tired franchise (hello, Jigsaw) and the biggest scares on the small screen come courtesy of the news. Which means, of course, it's time to turn to reruns, streaming services, or digging out old episodes any way possible.
Over the years TV has played host to some of the most terrifying tricks and treats in all of pop-culture. From Rod Serling's groundbreaking The Twilight Zone to the near-future horrors of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror, fictional monsters and all-too-real ones, vampires, zombies, clowns and spiders, it's brought us the kind of content to have boys and girls of every age watching through their fingers while hiding behind the sofa.
After all, the best accompaniment for all those Halloween sweets is something to watch while eating them. Wouldn't you like to see something strange?
NCTJ-qualified journalist. Most definitely not a racing driver. Drink too much tea; eat too much peanut butter; watch too much TV. Sadly only the latter paying off so far.
A mix of wise-old man in a young man's body with a child-like wonder about him and a great otherworldly sensibility.