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October 26, 2012

Tiny zombies

Halloween's goriest go extra-small

(Continued)

What can be especially confusing for kids, according to Fangoria’s Alexander, is that “parents, by and large, will say ‘no’ to horror and say ‘no’ to gore for kids all year long. But once a year they have no qualms about taking them to stores with body parts everywhere and animatronic dead things coming at them” to buy disturbing costumes.

Then, he says, without offering kids any way to put all of this disturbing imagery and play-acting into context, “as soon as Oct. 31 is over, horror is buried again.”

 

 

 

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