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    Quote Originally Posted by Spats View Post
    Yeah, funny thing...

    Sam is rumored to be short for Samhain, the original name of the holiday, yet the movie itself has a character that explains that the word Samhain is actually pronounced 'sow-en', not 'sam-hane'.
    Makes me wonder if Sam is not actually derived from Samhain, since the writers knew the correct way to pronounce the old Irish name of Halloween.

    Either way, Sam is supposed to be the embodiment of Halloween, the spirit of the festival, as it were.
    Like you said...The character is named Sam Hain and pronounced that way. Samhain is technically pronouced "Sow-en" (it's a OLD Celtic word and they never are pronounced like they are spelled) but the phonetic pronunciation "Sam hain" is used more frequently - especially in America; for instance there is a punk band that was called Samhain that uses the "Sam hain" pronunciation.
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    love this movie
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    Thanks for all the replies. I'm planning on making one next year. I really like the prop you made of him. I think he is creepier with the burlap head then with the little alien looking one. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie's Girl View Post
    Like you said...The character is named Sam Hain and pronounced that way. Samhain is technically pronouced "Sow-en" (it's a OLD Celtic word and they never are pronounced like they are spelled) but the phonetic pronunciation "Sam hain" is used more frequently - especially in America; for instance there is a punk band that was called Samhain that uses the "Sam hain" pronunciation.
    awww, now they wont watch the special features

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScaryGarry View Post
    i think its supposed to be short for samhain , most of my guests have seen the movie - so i think they'll enjoy the prop ah poop on a stick i read scott n 's post after i posted this , now i gotta go see if i'm right lol



    I love your Sam. You did an amazing job, can I have him?

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    probably not , i hear the wife talking to the creepy little guy from time to time LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScaryGarry View Post
    probably not , i hear the wife talking to the creepy little guy from time to time LOL
    BTW...did you catch in the movie as Sam was dragging his bag a cat was thumping around inside it screeching? You should try to find a toy to put inside the bag to copy that...your wife did a great job on him!

 

 
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