Although I have a soft spot for Halloween III: Season Of The Witch, my favourite Halloween-themed movie is Michael Dougherty's Trick 'r Treat.
While we eagerly await Trick 'r Treat II (2017?), and Dougherty works on Krampus, he's found time to conjure up this great little graphic novel - Days Of The Dead - set in the Trick 'r Treat universe.
The framing device for these tales is a kindly old man trying to get his nervous granddaughter into the Halloween spirit by spinning her a series of stories inspired by the season.
The first, Seed, is set in 17th century Ireland and explains how Halloween magic came to the New World; while the second, Corn Maiden, is a nineteenth century piece about American railroad men clashing with native tribes.
Moving into the 20th century, the third story, Echoes, revolves around a 1950's private investigator hired to track down a missing girl while the city is gripped with fear of a supposedly supernatural killer; and finally Monster Mash is a coming-of-age tale of two young boys enjoying their last Halloween together and confronting the price of consorting with real monsters.
With different writers and artists working on each tale, all the stories in Days Of The Dead are great, but, for my money, the last two are the strongest: Echoes has an absorbing and disorientating nightmare quality to it, thanks to Stuart Sayger's art, while Monster Mash is simply a really neat adventure yarn with a definite Stephen King vibe to it.