Eviscerate the Jack-o-lanters!

This Word of the Week entry was originally written on Thursday, October 19, 2006. On that same date I made a second post entitled, Halloween Companion Number 1. The title may’ve been generic but the substance of the post was important. It was in the fall of 2006 that the foundation of Horrorlust was being laid even if I had yet to come up with the name. I’ll share Halloween Companion Number 1 next week. This post starts off a bit rambling, due in part to my use of topical humor. 

Some may argue that this week’s word has no inherent ties to the great holiday of Halloween; I’d call those people morons. Let’s face the obvious shall we? Iraq is a quagmire, but of course that has nothing to do with this entry at all. Haha! No, but seriously. The term eviscerate relates to Halloween in two simple ways. The act of evisceration has been present in many horror films and without question many horror films have, to some degree, been influenced by Halloween and its’ related themes and imagery. It is also fair to say that the aura of the holiday itself has grown and benefited from these same films. So the third installment of the Halloween themed “Word of the Week” is justified.

eviscerate-verb: to remove the entrails of, to deprive of vital content or force.

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