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Bumper Halloween expected

Adult retailers who stock costumes should prepare for a surge in demand for witches, ghosts, goblins and ghouls later this month, according to one expert, who claims that whenever Halloween falls on a Saturday there is a massive increase in the number of Halloween horror parties.

David Jamilly is a director of London based events organiser Theme Traders and an authority on the origins of Halloween. He commented: “Horror props fly out of our doors; guillotines, spooky backdrops, huge wrought iron candelabras, cauldrons, witches and skeletons are in demand at even the smallest venues. Horror theming also offers an opportunity for everyone to dress up as witches, wizards and the walking dead.”

Jamilly also predicts that the resurgence of interest in Michael Jackson’s Thriller album – albeit for the most unfortunate of reasons – will also be a factor in more people choosing to host horror themed parties this year.