From ET to Stranger Things: Take Our Halloween Pop Culture Quiz | Television
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A few years ago, Halloween overtook Christmas as a favorite time of year.
Much of my Halloween fun, however, is filtered through my on-screen love of Halloween: those moments in movies and on TV where the characters go for a trick or a treat, or when the forces supernatural goes haywire around the 31st. As a curious Halloween kid who grew up in an era when treats or treats were either frowned upon or greeted with friendly bewilderment (“Uh… here’s an apple and a packet of crisps ? “), my Halloween fantasies were fueled by the big screen. So much so that in 2018, I hosted trick or treaters while disguised as Michael from ET … wearing his costume from ET. Halloween.
From ET to Stranger Things and Halloween to Mean Girls, October 31 provided fruitful material for writers looking to tap into the dramatic (and comedic) potential of costume parties, pumpkin lanterns, and liminal space between. childhood and adulthood. .
So, as All Saints’ Day rolls around and the bowl of fun lollipops near your front door increasingly empties, test your knowledge of the spooky season on screen with this quiz: no prizes, but the loser may or may not get their toilet papered front yard …
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