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Issue 1649

Words by Tom Parker

Editor’s Note

As punters dust off their costumes, plot their pranks and carve out their jack-o’-lanterns, slithers of fear and uncertainty start permeating the Melbourne air. As cortisol levels begin their ascent nearing the end of October, the rigidity of the morning alarm starts bringing you grief. Dreams turn into nightmares and suddenly Freddy Krueger is paying you more visits than is ordinarily laughable.

Halloween is nearing my friends and it’s time for embrace – time to chuck on those late-night movie marathons not limited to the perpetual charms, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Donnie Darko and Beetlejuice.  It’s time to stay out later, loosen the collar and get a bit mischievous. As we gear up for another frivolous Halloween period, the house parties will explode and like a bag of liquorice allsorts, the mottled costume inspirations will emerge.

For this week, our Halloween Special, we’ll take you to Luna Dark, Spooktober and into LuWOW’s Zombie Zoo Party. There’s also costume cauldrons, Lombard and Hardware Lane, eager to get you kitted up for the fateful day. Outside of that we chat to Matt Corby about his new album, and pick the brains of CC:DISCO!, Kim Salmon, The Bronx and Jade Imagine, amongst others.