The US are stark raving bonkers about Halloween and hoped, like every other sickness they export, that it would catch on back in the "Old World" with their main allies the UK.
The UK normally are first to adopt everything that the US throws at them, the Iraq war, McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, Starbucks, etc, but it seems that Halloween is slightly different?
The US throw millions of dollars out of the window annually celebrating this most bizarre of "plastic horror" days in the year; "trick or treat", scary monsters hanging on lamposts, houses being decorated as huge spider webs and everybody going completely "monster mad"!
The UK, although acknowledging this day of the weirdo's, do it slightly different because they feel the UK is the real home of spooks, ghosts, black magic, witches, evil, Satan, etc, anyway.
So why should the UK follow the rather "fake" version created by US citizens when they've got their own, "real" dark side right on their doorstep in the form of haunted houses or pubs around the corner, spooky!
The only thing that has been totally adopted by the Brits is that most annoying habit of "little horrors" knocking
on doors demanding a trick or treat. Scaring the crap out of OAP's and others who feel the whole thing is a load of old bollocks! (quite true)
Maybe if there were real witches, monsters, giant spiders, Satan, etc, we could all feed this little wretches to them, now that would be a real TREAT!