The Fear Factor

The original film, Halloween, still scares the popcorn out of me! Made on a shoestring back in the late 70s, it has a horror flick’s essential elements: creepy music, genuine scares and, of course, the boogeyman.

Nearly everyone has their favorite fright fest features. Movies where things go bump in the night are meant to raise our fear and frighten us.

Stepping outside of the cineplex, however, fear should have no place in our lives. Yet, at times, we actually manufacture our own fear to where it consumes us. And, that’s not productive.

Fear is a topic that comes up from time to time during my clients’ psychic consultations. In most cases, the anxiety concerns their life situations: some have a fear of staying put, while others have a fear of moving forward. My job is to provide intuitive insights and guidance so clients feel more confident about making positive choices. Ultimately, their actions, even if a bit uncomfortable at first, will help them get more out of life.

Another way to address fear is to reverse one’s way of thinking. Instead of naming reasons why something wouldn’t work out, flip it; identify points why it would! Make the effort to put fear in its place and save the shrieks for watching those scary movies!

After all, life is boo-tiful!

Love and light,


The original Halloween is a classic fright fest!

The original Halloween is a classic fright fest!

6 thoughts on “The Fear Factor

  1. Jimmy LaSalvia

    My grandmother taught John Carpenter (Halloween creator) in Sunday school one year. She used to joke that she thought maybe she didn’t do a very good job considering the types of movies he ended up making!

    1. Tony Post author

      Wow! What a great story! I know the producer of the original “Halloween,” and he’s shared stories on how the film was made. (Funny note: even though the movie was set in Illinois, you can visibly see a palm tree in the background in one street scene!)

      1. Jimmy LaSalvia

        I remember that. Lots of the street names and landmarks mentioned in the movie are references to Bowling Green, Kentucky where Carpenter grew up. Lots of BG references. AND the Bowling Green Orchestra played the original score for the movie.

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