I think my favorite part of the forward by David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Eraserhead, Dune) is this one, particularly the last line:
I couldn't pull away - it was all like a magnet and there was beauty in it. Human creatures with the feeling of being turned strange and open to falling. And glee - they seemed to have a glee for somehow stitching a laugh to darkness."Stitching a laugh to darkness." What an apt description of Hallowe'en and the haunter.