Friday, October 16, 2015

A Weird Way of Invoking The Spirit

I love Halloween, don't you? I knew you did, we're so alike that way.

But as much as I love Halloween, sometimes I have a hard time getting into the Halloween spirit, especially living here in the Pacific Northwest, where the climate is quite different from the coastal California autumns I grew up with, and Halloween is so often wet, cold, and rainy.

So, I was delighted to find that adding my favorite Halloween music to Grand Theft Auto Online's "self radio" and cruising the streets of sunny "Los Santos" is a perfect simulation of one of my favorite October pastimes; driving around California while enjoying some classic Halloween tunes!

How do you like my ride?

This neighborhood in South Los Santos even resembles the place where I grew up.

There are other Halloweeny things to do too:
You can go for a stroll in famous Vinewood Cemetery. Keep an eye out for moldy celebs!

Or travel up the coast and go for a nocturnal moonlit stroll through the scenic Mt. Chiliad State Wilderness reserve. Look out for bigfoot!

You can even hunt an actual ghost if you so desire... and take a selfie. No that's not sacrilegious at all...

But best of all, with a quick visit to Vinewood Movie Masks at Vespucci Beach...

You can dress up in costume for Halloween! I opted to go as The Wolfman, but with a little creative wardrobe finagling...

You could be Frankenstein's Monster, Nosferatu, and more!

You can even go trick 'r' treating...
...after a fashion,

Here's the trick...

Now gimme dat bag o' treats!

The mask comes in handy for situations like these.
Grand Theft Auto is a big open playground, so just run around, go wild, and howl at the moon!

Okay, it's not full, but you get the idea!

Overall I'm surprised by how nostalgic it can be, just driving around and listening to my favorite Halloween tunes.


  1. Ha! Brilliant post :)

    I most definitely need to play GTA over Halloween, and especially love the ghost.

    1. Thanks!

      They're just about to drop a "lowrider" update this coming week, which looks pretty cool.

      Of course, if you play online, you're welcome to join our crew "Raspberry Creme Pie".

  2. I don't play videogames. Maybe I should.

    Here it is autumnal like it has not been in years. Last time it was that cool was in 2008. Okay, it is not as cold as in 2008,but still, when at the end of October it was snowing, but still.

  3. Great comment on my post about the haunted house, by the way.