Halloween love lessons
Posted on Oct 22, 2012 in Features
If you’re like 99 percent of the population, you may not associate Halloween with love, but rather conjure images of ghosts, witches, and oversized Snickers bars. Okay, so the Snickers bars fall into the love category, but the rest usually doesn’t. Next time you’re sitting in front of the TV watching ABC’s “13 Nights of Halloween” instead of studying, take notes from these Halloween movies and apply them to your love life.
The movie “Edward Scissorhands” shows us that we shouldn’t always judge someone based on how they look. Edward, who is a hipster look-alike, with shears for hands and scars on his face, might not be the sharpest looking guy, but he has a heart of gold and can carve one mean looking topiary. That guy in your chemistry class might not look like an Abercrombie model, but he might be able to teach you something really cool.
The movie “Hocus Pocus” also deals with first impressions. In the beginning of the movie, Max Dennison is the new kid in town. He thinks he’s “tubular” because he’s from “Hollywood” and gives his number to an attractive blonde girl in class, Allison. When she finds out he doesn’t believe in witches or Halloween, she gives his number back to him. Ouch! Never fear, because after their witch hunting, spreading salt circles, and fighting off a book with a moving eye, they finally realize they have more in common than they originally thought.
I really hate myself for admitting that “Twilight” has some valid love lessons. Such as waiting for the right person and not jumping in and sucking their…blood…might be a good idea. Edward had to restrain himself, even when Bella was peer pressuring him. Side note: Is it still considered peer pressure if they’re like 300 years apart? But, I digress. They waited until they were both ready to hook up and took things slow in order to really make their relationship last.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention “The Raven”. This Edgar Allan Poe inspired movie sheds light on the importance of perseverance and hope in love. Even though all of women in Poe’s life basically died in his arms, he never gave up on looking for love. People thought he was crazy, but deep-down, he was just a romantic looking for “a love that was more than love”.
“The Corpse Bride” shows us that things don’t always work out the way you plan. Sometimes true love means having to put your significant other’s happiness before your own. That can be hard sometimes, like in the case of the Corpse Bride allowing Victor to marry Victoria.
Relationships are about sacrifices and compromises, as illustrated in this awesome Halloween flick.
So, if you’re feeling like the Corpse Bride, take note from Nightmare Before Christmas’, Sally and put yourself back together. Hers might have been in the literal sense, but taking the time to really focus on your own goals and fix your heart is the best thing you can do post-breakup.