Halloween – a time for thrills, chills and scaring ourselves silly. But did you know that everyone’s favourite fright-filled holiday began in Ireland? Trace Halloween right back to its origins and you’ll find yourself in the mists of pagan Ireland over 3,000 years ago – a time when the ancient festival of Samhain was celebrated in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East to mark the beginning of winter.
It’s said that at Halloween the boundary between our world and the Otherworld is at its thinnest, allowing spirits and demons to easily pass between the two.
Sounds great. But Halloween is on a Wednesday this year, and with forecasts for a cold night what sounds better than staying home, turning off the lights, getting a blanket (to hide behind) and watching a horror film.
Here is what you can watch tonight:
SKY CINEMA HITS
The house on the Haunting Hill, Cabin in the woods, Sabrina (New series), The Boy, They Amityville Horror.