The Halloween Kid World Premiere

The first public screening of The Halloween Kid has just been announced!

The Halloween Kid will premiere at the prestigious International Children and Young People’s Film Festival in Malmo, Sweden, in March.

I’d never thought of it as a children’s film while we were making it, but once someone had suggested the idea, it seemed to make sense. Like the works of the people who inspire me (in this case, geniuses like Edward Gorey or Guillermo del Toro), it mixes fantasy and the supernatural in a way that seems suitable for children. And the lead is seven years old.

To celebrate, we’ve put together a little teaser trailer!

Halloween treats

First of all, huge thanks to The Halloween Kid‘s new backers, Christina Roberts and Ben Franklin!

We’re still looking for people to join our team, so why not visit our Sponsume page here?

Secondly, I paid a visit to a couple of supermarkets this weekend, looking for Halloween specials. Here’s a few of the treats I found…


My favorite, both for taste and packaging (the attention to details is brilliant – I couldn’t find a pic of this year’s edition…), is Mr Kipling’s Fiendish Fancies:

Haven’t yet found the announced Screme eggs, on the other hand:

Also missing is a big favorite of mine from previous years, the Babybel Halloween pack. Anyone found them yet?