I have searched for the Halloween Vibes in the City of Groningen.. the city where i live.. there has to be something spooky here because Halloween is comming..
I’ve Always liked Halloween and fortunately it creeps his way to the Netherlands too, like Halloween in amusement parks, Wallibi “Fright Nights” is the most popular of all.. but also ghost tours and Halloween parties in clubs and disco’s..
But where does Halloween come from? This celebration is normally celebrated in Ireland, Great Britain, America and Canada, the Streets and houses elaborately decorated with monsters, ghosts, pumpkins and other creeps, then the children will hunt the Streets in their creepy costumes, and go from door to door where they will scare the people with their “trick or treat”.. young folks mostly go to Halloween party’s
In the early days this was celebrated by the Kelts in Great Britain, they believed that the souls of the dead from the past year, came back and hunt the people to posses a living humans body.. the spirits were drawn to the foods the people left by their door.. the bad spirits where scared away with creepy masks
When the Romans attacked Great Britain, they mixed their traditions with the Keltisch traditions.. and so there was this feast by the end of October because of the celebration of the harvest and the honoring of the dead..
In terms of Halloween Vibes in the city of Groningen i found this 1st shop “SoLow” on the vismarkt, when you enter this shop you are directly welcomed by scary creeps with creepy noises, the 2nd time i entered this shop I made the mistake by directly entering the zombie zone, i found out when i felt something strange on my feet .. looked down and saw a zombie on the floor creeping on my feet Whahahaa.. So Be Ware.. look out witch zone you enter there 😉
So i had my 1s Halloween scare On the down floor of this store the spooky items are in front, if you walk to the end of the store you’ll see a stairway going up where you can find a lot of spooky items like.. puppets, home- decoration, hunted frames, and dress up stuff and of course make-up and accessories to turn yourself into a ghost, vampire or anything else..
Xenos is the second store that has a Halloween department.. this store is also on the vismarkt.. this assortment is not that large, but with this Halloween assortment of candy bowls, garlands, bags, lanterns, puppets, dress up stuff and candy you can do a whole lot too
Sostrene Grene on the Grote Markt had a little department with carton Halloween cups, plates and bowls for your Halloween movie-night with popcorn, creepy crisps and matching pumpkin-juice/lemonade.. and “Van der Velde Books” on the Grote Markt has Halloween garlands above their cash- desk also be in the Halloween Vibe..
Of course there are black cats wandering the Streets everywhere to get in the Halloween Vibe already.. without the black cats the feast is not complete.. this one knew that very good..
Do you want to horror in the cinema on halloween night? you can watch the movie IT in the Pathé Cinema on the Gedempte Zuiderdiep 78
Here you can creep away with horror clown “Pennywise” who terrorizes a town in the wake of a group of kids.. the movie lasts about 2 1/2 hours.. so make sure you bring enough popcorn along..
The fun thing about this is that there will be a part 2 of the movie in 2019, where the kids become adults and deal with clown Pennywise again.. exciting!
You can also stay at home and organize a horror night there.. get your dvd- player or rent a horror movie online, for example one of these films.. I’ve picked 3 movies that i think are worth to watch, to begin with a classical to one of the newest horrors
horror 1 : Hocus Pocus from 1993 with Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Naji.. this comic/horror movie is a real Halloween movie.. it’s about 3 witches that were sentenced to death in 1639.. about 300 years later the witches are brought to life again on Halloween.. they have until Sunrise to find a way to be immortal forever..
horror 2 : The Mist from 2007 is a movie by Steven King.. David Drayton is locked inside there local supermarket with his little son.. suddenly the store is surrounded in a thick mist where creepy creatures hide in..
horror 3 : The Witching from 2016.. members of a poscastgroup named “The Witching Hour” go on Halloween eve to a place in the Woods where the Woodland Valley Witch was murdered.. they tell each other creepy stories..
I hope you liked this Halloween blog..
Maybe i see you in one of my next blogs..
Have a Spooky Halloween! And See You next time XX