The evening of October 31st is, for me, one of darkness. No it's not my evil side taking over, although I suppose it depends on your point of view. The darkness comes from the turning off of the house lights to reduce the chances of a horde of scavengers attacking the front door with their grubby paws and demanding freebies upon its being opened. I don't think on any other night of the year I could go to a random series of houses and ask for sweets/chocolate and be given the requested items willingly. So why should I expect to do it on October 31st?
The callers in their fancy dress is the last of the irritants for me. Halloween started months ago and peaks on the 31st. Blog posts with how-to's and "Look and what I',m wearing" have been surfacing daily. I couldn't care less. It's one night of the year yet people will spend a significant amount of money on it.
Enough of Halloween, it's a year away now. The downside is that every day from now it's another day closer.