11/15/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Halloween Openings And Sales

It's the Ides of September, which has an atmospheric, slightly creepy sound to it, so we'll say it all day until we annoy people, which likely won't take too long.

Sept. 15, of course, also heralds the second half of the first month of fall, meaning the dozens of devious haunted houses and shops around our make-believe-loving town are gearing up to debut. (And when we say "gearing up," we picture a crazy masked person whirling rusty gears; ah yes, we've done a few mazes in our time.)

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