CANDY XXX POISON XXX DRUGS XXX

We came of age in the height of the tampered-candy scare. Everyone knew that psychos handed out poison to children on Halloween. Newspapers and television fueled the hysteria, warning parents that the chocolate bars were laxatives, the bubble gum was sprinkled with lye, and the popcorn balls were coated with camphor. By the 1980s, there … Continue reading CANDY XXX POISON XXX DRUGS XXX

Halloween Memories: Searching for Razor Blades

In the 70s and 80s, there was wave of hysteria in the media and among parents over poisoned Halloween candy.  I grew up hearing that the world used to be a safer place, but now it was teeming with madmen and perverts.  Psychos put razor blades in Snickers Bars and strychnine in Butterfingers.  Any bite of chocolate … Continue reading Halloween Memories: Searching for Razor Blades