This was an interesting experiment in creating a holiday-related store promotion. On the one hand I wondered who might be offended that we were celebrating Halloween, as certain religious groups don’t observe it because of its (arguable) pagan origins, such as having derived from the Gaelic Samhain festival.
On the other hand, I also wondered who might be offended if I failed to include their favorite scary monster in the animated .gif, which I placed on the welcome screen of the self-service kiosk in our employee break room. I started out thinking I would include as many familiar horror personae as I could muster, but I quickly realized that to be an exhausting exercise.
So instead, I simply included three of my favorites – Michael Myers from Halloween, Nosferatu (1922 version), and Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street. They’re all trumped, of course, by the scariest monster of all – Michael Bolton!