By 1997 I had finished college and was trying to find work. I also moved to Tennessee to be closer to my girlfriend (yes, I later married her). By Halloween I was working kind of a crappy job there, but was excited about the upcoming holiday. My girlfriend and I went to her mom’s house and watched Scream with Christy’s brother (now my brother in law of course). He was still in high school at the time. He loved horror and told us that we had to see Scream. So we did and he was right it was good. A play on 80’s slashers, but it had enough real squares to establish itself. After that the night was still young so went back to mu apartment. I had two roommates at the time, but they were both out for the night. We Christy and I carved a jack o lantern and roasted seeds while we watched the 1978 Halloween. That started a tradition of us watching that film every Halloween for about the next four years. Not exactly a wild time, but it was fun.