It’s Halloween season again, and if you live in America, you’re probably not far from elaborately decorated homes and there may even be a haunted house attraction or two in your town. There’s a reason that it’s one of the most popular holidays, along with Christmas.
People like being scared in safe ways. That’s why a lot of us watch horror movies, or go on thrill rides, or visit escape rooms. There’s something about the excitement of facing fake danger that many people enjoy.
A big reason for this is that we know that the scares aren’t real, and we trust that nothing bad is going to happen. We know that the actor dressed as a zombie who pops out of that dark corner is not going to hurt us... Read More
Halloween has become a big holiday in America in terms of consumer spending, largely because it is now celebrated by far more adults than children. Door-to-door trick or treating has become rare for a lot of reasons, among them safety as well as health, as more and more parents opt for not letting their kids stuff themselves with candy.
Meanwhile, many major cities host Halloween block parties for adults, and almost every big amusement park has its own scary walk-through attraction featuring vampires or zombies or other very adult thrills. And, as Halloween has become more popular with grown-ups, another group has begun to participate more and more.
That would be our canine friends, and... Read More