But we are fortunate to live in an era in which insensitive jackassery is also going to be called out for what it is, one in which major corporations are going to be challenged on the question of whether they want to participate in hateful bigotry and stigmatizing. It wont stop the determined, but then, if you think its cool to parade around in a manner thats racially tone-deaf or clueless about mental illness, chances are youre not confining your idiocy to one night a year anyway. Mary Elizabeth Williams is a staff writer for Salon and the author of “Gimme Shelter: My Three Years Searching for the American Dream.” Follow her on Twitter: @embeedub . More Mary Elizabeth Williams.
Besides Sabbath’s “13,” there’s a “scare zone” populated by actors dressed as the nasty Chucky doll from the direct-to-DVD sequel “Curse of Chucky,” and a new maze incorporating supernatural elements from the “Insidious” films. “I think it strengthens the brand,” said Jason Blum, producer of “The Purge,” ”Insidious” and “Paranormal Activity” horror flicks.