Fright Night in Australia
Last updated: October 31st, 2013 by admin
Halloween seems to be a festival that came relatively late to Australia, but over recent years it’s become more popular, although as yet there’s still a fairly large element of “for the kids”. The young and young at heart generally enjoy an excuse for dressing up and there’s plenty of options for Halloween disguises both shop bought and home made. Younger Australians also often enjoy the opportunity to stock up on free sweets, although more health-conscious Australian adults may give out healthier treats such as fruit, small toys and money instead.
For those who are a bit older, Halloween is a great excuse to watch some classic Australian horror films, which encompass everything from roughly true-life stories, such as Rogue and Van Diemens Land, to quirky comedies like Undead which show the Australian sense of humour at its best and are fairly safe viewing for older children. True horror aficionados might make time for the original short film Saw, which secured the funding for what has become a renowned franchise. Australian cinema has been attracting increasing global attention over recent years with major directors and stars calling it home. Those interested in seeing the country themselves will find a professional NAATI translator will help them to avoid a frightful experience with their paperwork.