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Movie projectorWhat creeps you out at Halloween? Ghosts? Demons? The undead? As you scroll through the vast history of horror movies to try to figure out what to watch to get you in the Halloween spirit, check out these creepy quotes from movies spanning the decades:

  1. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) (Dracula): “Listen to them, the children of the night. What sweet music they make.”
  2. The Shining (1980) (Jack Torrance): “Darling. Light, of my life. I’m not gonna hurt ya. You didn’t let me finish my sentence. I said, I’m not gonna hurt ya. I’m just gonna bash your brains in.”
  3. Child’s Play (1988) (Chucky): “Hi, I’m Chucky, wanna play?”
  4. The Sixth Sense (1999) (Cole Sear): “I see dead people.”
  5. Dawn of the Dead (1978) (George A. Romero): “When there’s no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth.”
  6. Night of the Living Dead (1990) (Barbara): “They’re us. We’re them and they’re us.”
  7. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984): “1 – 2 – Freddy’s coming for you, 3 – 4 – Better lock your door, 5 – 6 – Grab your crucifix, 7 – 8 – Better stay up late, 9 – 10 – Never sleep again…”
  8. Psycho (1960) (Norman Bates): “We all go a little mad sometimes.”
  9. The Fly (1986) (Ronnie): “Be afraid… Be very afraid.”
  10. The Ring (2002) (Rebecca): “You start to play it and it’s like somebody’s nightmare. And then this woman comes on, smiling at you, right? Seeing you through the screen. Then when it’s over, your phone rings, someone knows you watched the tape and what they say is, ‘You will die in seven days.’”
  11. Poltergeist (1982): “They’re Heee-re.”
  12. The Silence Of The Lambs (1991): “I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti”.
  13. Frankenstein (1931): “It’s alive! It’s alive!”
  14. Saw II (2005): “Oh Yes, there will be blood!”
  15. The Shining (1980) (Jack Torrance): “Heeere’s Johnny!”

What’s your favorite horror movie quote?


Scared man in the darkHalloween is around the corner, and that means trick-or-treating, pumpkin pie (pumpkin beer for some), parties, costumes, and candy. But did you know that you might be able to deduct some of the expenses for Halloween?

While the traditional cost associated with Halloween, costumes for yourself or your children, decorating your house, driving to the local “safe-night out”, and buying candy for the neighbor kids are not deductible; there are several things that actually are.

If you own your own business you can deduct:

  • Halloween decorations for the office. Many businesses decorate their office for an upcoming holiday. The decorations are intended to get business in the door and to increase revenue. While decorating a personal home is not a deduction, decorating a business can be.
  • Candy for the trick-or-treaters that come to your business. When you participate in the treat giving associated with Halloween at your business, you can deduct the cost of the treats you are giving the little “ghouls” that come into your business establishment.
  • Lunch, snacks, or treats for employees to celebrate the day. Many businesses don’t interact with the public directly, so employers offer lunch, snacks, or treats to encourage employee morale. The costs of these treats can be tax deductible.
  • Special advertising for Halloween specials at a business. Advertising is a deductible expense for a business any time of the year. Don’t forget to include the special advertising costs associated with holidays.
  • Costumes to wear during business hours. If businesses use Halloween costuming for themselves and their employees to drive more business in the door, remember to deduct them.

If you don’t own a business, well, there still may be some tax savings for you this October, such as:

  • Charitable contribution deduction for money donated to UNICEF, or any other worthwhile organization during Halloween. Whether it’s donated to kids who are trick-or-treating for the charity or larger charity events, donations can help you at tax time.
  • And don’t forget the dental bills to fill the cavities of your dependent ghosts and goblins. Medical expenses such as a visit to the doctor for the candy induced bellyache or cavities can be deductible if you itemize deductions.

Bet you didn’t expect a tax lesson for Halloween! Don’t forget to swing by Coupon Cactus to stock up for all of your Halloween party needs—deductible or not.



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