It’s that time of year again: time for the ladies to dress up in revealing costumes ranging from slutty cat to slutty nurse to slutty police officer to slutty devil and the dudes (except for a few outliers) to make a halfhearted attempt to be, um, Alvin or something. (Red t-shirt. Yellow A. How hard can it be?)
What are you going to be for Halloween? What are the gender implications of the new costume world order? Is the increasing luridness of costumes of a piece with the increasing luridness of our torture-porn cinema? Speaking of which, did you see this year’s crop of scary Halloween movies—Paranormal Activity, Saw VI, and so forth?
Let us know! It’s your spooky open thread.