Every year on Halloween, my flat is radiant with eerie charm as I join my protracted-suffering girlfriend (with a small variety of friends) for a night of traditional horror films. The standard suspects all get an airing, (the same ones we have always watched), like the original F.W Murnau ‘Nosferatu’, ‘The Shining’, ‘Ring’ (The Hideo Nakata version, obviously) and others still.
Clutching tightly on out bowls of snacks or bags of sweets, we all gather round and try to get worked up about films we’ve watched a billion times earlier.
It is a tradition that dates back to my more youthful time, when I lived with my mother and father. Back then, Halloween was a big deal, we would plaster the house with spooky decorations (usually bought very inexpensively several weeks after the prior year’s festivities).
Rubber spiders, cardboard skeletons and this cobwebby kit that just sticks to you (and does not go away for months) would adorn both the within and outdoors of my parents’ home. We were lucky enough to live next door to an American Lady who often cooked (and shared) the best pumpkin pie I’ve ever tasted.
We would go ‘Trick or Treat-ing’ when we were small, not surprisingly, but switched to collecting for charity as we got older. We collected for Cancer Research, Parkinson’s Disease and, in 2001, we raised a tidy little sum for the people of 9/11 victims, I’m always proud of that.
In the past; the horror films would start off early, habitually with one of the many, many (many) ‘Halloween’ sequels. Then, we would improve to something else (my brother and I are very big followers of Mark Pellington’s wickedly underrated 2002 film ‘The Mothman Prophecies’). Our neighbour’s youngsters would frequently come over for a hotdog and some complimentary candy, so we always had to pause these films right at the great bits!
Why am I telling you all this? Clearly, largely I need to tell you all this because if I had a Panasonic 32 inch Television, Halloween could be even better for this year and every year thereafter. Yeah, I am selling the thing, but I’m doing so in a unique and fascinating way, so just do me the favour and carry on to end.
What’s so special with the Panasonic 32-Inch Television?, I hear you ask, well, as well as having a whopping 32 inch display (in full 1080P HD, no less), this brand new TV from market leaders Panasonic includes built-in WiFi, so me and my friends could scare ourselves watching the Youtube app for ‘Ghost Caught on Tape’ or such like.
The super-slim design for the telly ensures that it would fit easily into my flat, permitting us to boost the evening’s celebrations by tempting yet more friends.
To sum up, a spooky Halloween night filled with chills, thrills and (inescapably with my mates) spills, will be so completely improved by this TV’s wonderful visuals, crisp, atmospheric noises and the eye-popping (literally in the case of perennial Samhain fave ‘Evil Dead II’) rendering of special effects, that I just felt compelled to tell you about it here.
More applications than you’ll be able to shake an iPad at and more features than you’ll shake a DVD box set at (and much more article clichés than you can shake a Halloween-obsessed hack at), make this a heck of a TV to have…On any night of the october.