While we've got a couple more days before October, let's discuss this: Why is October now a month-long horror-fest? Not complaining, mind you, not one bit. I just wonder why it became a 31-day event. Is it just because of Halloween? Unlikely, as many movies that people watch (and get shown on the many horror-fests that cable channels air) have summer or winter settings that have little or nothing to do with Halloween. No one says it's "out of place" to watch Friday the 13th or The Shining this month, do they? Is it because there's really nothing else happening in October, holiday-wise or other? Is it the weather cooling down and the leaves turning? (and that's a real question...I live in southern California. Nothing but palm trees, and we literally had triple digit heat this week) In December, everything is Christmas-related, but all the movies and specials are dedicated to the holiday itself. As mentioned above, most of the horror people watch is not at all related to Halloween. We certainly don't do an all-American themed July, joke around the entire month of April, or anything like that. So why do you all think October is an entire MONTH of horror?