🎃 HALLOWEEN 🎃 Sunday 31 OCT



"As I was going up the stair, I met a man who wasn't there. He wasn't there again today... Oh, how I wish he'd go away."



This week's theme for our virtual 'Friendship Group' was 'Halloween', as 31st October is fast approaching.


We started the session, as usual, with introductions and each of us saying if we liked or loathed Halloween, or as America calls it ‘Trick Or Treating’. We also asked members if they went to a Halloween Fancy Dress Party what costumes they would wear. Some members came wearing make up and wigs.



We then went on to list things we associate with Halloween. This was our list:


- Fancy dress - Witches hats, Dracula teeth, Broomsticks, White sheets, Skeleton costumes.


- Trick or treating & getting doors and cars egged and floured


- Face painting


- Bobbing apples


- Toffee apples


- Ghost stories


- Pumpkin carving


- Black cats


- Bats.



And, of course, 'All Saints Day' which is the day that follows Halloween ('Hallowed Evening' is where the name Halloween comes from).




IDIOMS FOR HALLOWEEN


Next, we completed these phrases together ...



Makes your blood run - COLD (so frightened you can feel it all over)


Play devil's - ADVOCATE (argue an unpopular opinion)


In cold - BLOOD (purposefully ruthless)


Like a bat out of - HELL (something that happens quickly and unexpectedly)


Over my dead - BODY (no way am I allowing that to happen)


Skeleton in the - CLOSET (keeping a secret)


Stab in the - BACK (betrayal of trust)


Scared - STIFF (so frightened you can't move)


Ghost - TOWN (deserted place)


Let the cat out of the - BAG (reveal a secret)


Send shivers down your - SPINE (a frightened or excited feeling)


Dig your own - GRAVE (do something that causes you harm)


Scare the - PANTS - off someone (frighten somebody)


Witching - HOUR (midnight)


Someone walking over your - GRAVE (response to sudden unexplained shivering)


Goose - BUMPS (physical reaction to fear)


Trick or - TREAT (Another name for Halloween)


Scaredy - CAT (Someone who is easily spooked)


Once in a blue - MOON (Infrequently)


Jump out of your - SKIN (Terrified)


Hocus - POCUS (Magic words used by a magician before a reveal) (or a Bette Midler film!)









Song of the Witches: “Double, double toil and trouble”

BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

(from Macbeth)

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble. Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake; Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog, Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg and howlet's wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble. Cool it with a baboon's blood, Then the charm is firm and good.





SINGALONGS




LYRIC VIDEO - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJlIxYXSzpU



Spirit in the Sky Norman Greenbaum


When I die and they lay me to rest Gonna go to the place that's the best When I lay me down to die Goin' up to the spirit in the sky

Goin' up to the spirit in the sky (spirit in the sky) That's where I'm gonna go when I die (when I die) When I die and they lay me to rest I'm gonna go to the place that's the best

Prepare yourself you know it's a must Gotta have a friend in Jesus So you know that when you die He's gonna recommend you To the spirit in the sky (spirit in the sky)

Oh he'll recommend you to the spirit in the sky That's where you're gonna go when you die (when you die) When you die and they lay you to rest You're gonna go to the place that's the best

Never been a sinner, I never sinned I got a friend in Jesus So you know that when I die He's gonna set me up with the spirit in the sky

Oh set me up with the spirit in the sky (spirit in the sky) That's where I'm gonna go when I die (when I die) When I die and they lay me to rest I'm gonna go to the place that's the best Go to the place that's the best




'Jason And The Argonauts', 1963



THEM BONES, THEM DRY BONES - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPdpKRbakHY



Ezekiel connected dem dry bones Ezekiel connected dem dry bones Ezekiel connected dem dry bones Now I hear the word of the Lord

Well, your toe bone connected to your foot bone Your foot bone connected to your heel bone Your heel bone connected to your ankle bone Your ankle bone connected to your leg bone Your leg bone connected to your knee bone Your knee bone connected to your thigh bone Your thigh bone connected to your hip bone Your hip bone connected to your back bone Your back bone connected to your shoulder bone Your shoulder bone connected to your neck bone Your neck bone connected to your head bone I hear the word of the Lord!

A dem bones, dem bones gonna walk around A dem bones, dem bones, gonna walk around A dem bones, dem bones, gonna walk around I hear the word of the Lord!

Disconnect dem bones, dem dry bones Disconnect dem bones, dem dry bones Disconnect dem bones, dem dry bones An' I hear the word of the Lord!

Well, your head bone connected from your neck bone Your neck bone connected from your shoulder bone Your shoulder bone connected from your back bone Your back bone connected from your hip bone Your hip bone connected from your thigh bone Your thigh bone connected from your knee bone Your knee bone connected from your leg bone Your leg bone connected from your ankle bone Your ankle bone connected from your heel bone Your heel bone connected from your foot bone Your foot bone connected from your toe bone An' I hear the word of the Lord! Oh well

A dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones A dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones A dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones An' I hear the word of the Lord! Mmmh

A dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones A dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones A dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones An' I hear the word of the Lord!




MUSIC & PICTURE QUIZ



A reminder:


Focus on engagement and enjoyment rather than competition.

Give lots of clues, such as initials and first names.

Celebrate all contributions including singing and dancing.

Encourage story telling and reminiscence.

Reduce content and simplify as necessary in order to promote active inclusion.


Above all else, have fun with it!





ROUND 1. Horror Characters



“I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel...”



1. Who starred as the monster in the 1994 movie 'Frankenstein'?


How was the monster brought to life?


Who wrote the book in 1818?





“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!”



2. Who starred as Dracula in the 1992 movie 'Dracula'?


What are the ways to repel a vampire? What is the only way to kill one?


Who wrote the 1897 book?





"Stay on the road. Keep clear of the moors!"



3. A human infected with the bite of a Werewolf turns into one when?


How do you kill a Werewolf?


What was the name of the pub in this 1981 movie?





"You will not remember what I show you now, and yet I shall awaken memories of love... and crime... and death..."



4. Where do Mummies come from?


Who played the Mummy in the original 1932 movie?





“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”



5. Who starred as Harry Potter in the series of movies?


Complete the names of the movies ...


'Harry Potter and Philosopher's - *****'

'Harry Potter and the Chamber of - ******'

'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of - *******'

'Harry Potter and the Goblet of - ****'

'Harry Potter and the Order of the - *******'

'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood - ******'

'Harry Potter and the Deathly - *******'


Who was his arch enemy?





"ARRRRRGH! — YOU CURSED BRAT! LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE! I'm MELTING!"



6. In the 1939 movie 'The Wizard Of Oz', what was the name of 'The Good Witch Of The South'?


How did she help Dorothy go home?





(after many failed plans) "Take car. Go to mum's. Kill Phil, grab Liz, go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint, and wait for all of this to blow over. How's that for a slice of fried gold?"



7. What is the horror genre character in the 2004 movie 'Sean Of The Dead'?


Who is the lead actor pictured in colour here?





8. SONG. 'Monster Mash', Bobby Pickett & The Crypt Kickers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2PoSljk8cE


Where was Dracula's homeland?


Which Yorkshire seaside town is he associated with?





ROUND 2. Horror Movies



"I see dead people!"



9. Who, pictured here, starred in the 1999 ghost movie 'Sixth Sense'?


What was the twist in the story at the end (spoiler alert!)?





"They're here!"



10. In the 1982 ghost movie 'Poltergeist', what was the name of the new town built on the ancient Indian burial site?


Which sinister character (a children's toy) was under Robbie's bed?





"Here's Johnny!"



11. In the 1980 horror movie 'The Shining', who played the part of Jack Torrance?


Who wrote the book?





"OH PLEASE MOTHER, MAKE IT STOP!!!"



12. In the 1973 horror movie 'The Exorcist', what was the name of the girl possessed of a demon?


Which Mike Oldfield album was used as the title music to this movie?





"Mother's not feeling herself today."


13. In the 1960 thriller 'Psycho', who played the parts of Norman Bates and his mother?


Who directed this movie?





"I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti!"



14. In the 1991 thriller 'Silence Of The Lambs', who were the two lead actors and what parts did they play?





"You know it's Halloween. I guess everyone's entitled to one good scare, huh?"



15. In the 1978 slasher movie, what is the name of the villain?


Which lead actress is pictured here? Who were her famous mother and father?





16. SONG. 'Ghostbusters', Ray Parker Jnr - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe93CLbHjxQ


Name these three cast members from the 1984 movie?





ROUND 3. TV


* Links to opening titles are included *



17. Name the characters from 'The Adams Family'?


Play the titles and ask members to click along - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ5IWRz78DY





18. Name the fatherland mother in 'The Munsters'? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TTIqK9nFH8





19. Name the two characters of 'Bewitched' pictured here? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9jbX8GX83E


How were spells cast by the main character?





20. What happened at the end of every episode of 'Scooby Doo'? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_C2HJvtRDY


What was the name of their vehicle?





21. Which children's author wrote 'Tales Of The Unexpected'? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc46Gk-6qrA&t=38s





22. Who were the detectives and actors in 'The X Files'? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIh8VPoPBhk





23. Name these two actors who featured regularly in 'Hammer House Of Horror' TV films and jointly starred in the 1959 movie 'Hound Of The Baskervilles'?


Who wrote the novel?





24. SONG. 'Time Warp', 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umj0gu5nEGs


(Shall we get up and do the dance moves?)


Which host of the TV quiz show 'The Crystal Maze' wrote this musical?





ROUND 4. More Movies




"You're gonna need a bigger boat!"



25. In the 1975 movie 'Jaws', what type of fish was trying to sink the boat?


What was the name of the boat?





"You tell me your name, I'll tell you mine."



26. Who, pictured here, is screaming in the 1996 movie 'Scream'?


Who directed this movie and the subsequent sequels?





"One, Two, Freddy's Coming For You

Three, Four Better Lock Your Door

Five, Six Grab A Crucifix

Nine, Ten Never Sleep Again!"



27. In the 1984 slasher movie 'Nightmare On Elm Street', what is the name of the villain?





"This is no dream. It's really happening!"



28. In the 1968 horror movie 'Rosemary's Baby', who starred as Rosemary?


Who directed the movie?





"Look Mister, there are some rules that you've got to follow."



29. In the 1984 comedy horror movie 'Gremlins', what are the three things you should never do to the Mogwai?





"'The Birds' could be the most terrifying motion picture I have made!"



30. Who starred in the 1963 horror movie 'The Birds'?


Who wrote the novella?





"In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream."



31. In the 1971 sci-fi movie, whose stomach did the Alien burst out of? (I bet it hurt!)


Who directed this movie?





CLOSING SONGS




32. SONG. 'Unchained Melody', The Righteous Brothers - https://youtu.be/ZoEwR9_Sy_M


Name the two actors in the 1990 movie 'Ghost'?





33. SONG. 'Music Of The Night', Michael Crawford & Sarah Brightman -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNrkY8X8qyE&list=LLir0lCFV9liRjNrtiEKE-aQ&index=36



Who wrote the music for the music 'Phantom Of The Opera'?


True or False. He was married to Sarah Brightman at the time of the launch of the musical?





34. SONG. 'Black Magic Woman', Santana - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8moax_85j8


What is the founder of the band Santana's name?







35. SONG. 'Bat Out Of Hell', Meatloaf - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwDYGdeYjn4


* Start video at 1:45 *


Meatloaf. What is Meatloaf's real name?



Interesting Fact: Released in 1977, 'Meatloaf's 'Bat Out Of Hell' is the third best selling of all time with 55m sales.





36. SONG. 'Thriller', Michael Jackson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7SnXScLAg8 (short version)


Who directed this acclaimed music video?


Which horror actor speaks at the end?



Interesting Fact: Released in 1982, Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' is the best selling album of all time, with 66m sales.





37. 'My Baby Just Cares For Me', Nina Simone - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYSbUOoq4Vg


('Black Cat Video')


Complete some of her other song titles:


'Feeling ****'

'Ain't Got No - I Got ****'

'To Love ********'

'I Put A Spell On ***'






38. 'Stairway To Heaven', Led Zeppelin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnu1E5Kslig


This song seemed like a good antidote to all the horror!


The lead singer with Led Zeppelin was?


The day after Halloween is?





39. 'Superstition', Stevie Wonder - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXsxvdF481I


What is Stevie Wonder's real name?


Factoid: Stevie Wonder's song Superstition was declared Motown’s biggest song of the millennium in 2019, with 1.1 million charts sales, made up of 460,000 downloads and 65 million audio streams.




SUPERSTITIONS


(This could be used as a separate stand alone activity?)



Presentation Halloween
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The last part of our discussion group was a picture round - click above to download the images. Each slide was used to prompt discussion about 'Superstitions'.



Good luck:



1. Four leaf clover - "One leaf represents faith, one hope, one love and, if a fourth leaf is present, that's luck.”



2. Kissing the Blarney Stone (gives you the 'Gift of the Gab')



3. Picking up a penny - "Find a penny, pick it up. All day long, you'll have good luck. Give it to the best of friends, then your luck will never end!"



4. Touch wood - This saying is said to have been preceded by a Latin version - 'absit omen', meaning 'far be that omen from us'.



5. Lucky horseshoe - It is said that the ship of Admiral Nelson called 'Victory' had a good luck horseshoe nailed to it's mast. Of course, the horseshoe has to be positioned to catch the luck.



6. Fingers crossed - A gesture originally meant to invoke God's protection, now it is more commonly used when one tells a white lie.