Norfolk Blogger does not like the new festival either. And I had my say last year:
Halloween is said to be dying in France after a short-lived bonanza, according to media reports.
It seems the festival, which came to prominence in the late 1990s, is in decline because it is perceived as "too American".
An association called No to Halloween - which was set up to combat the trend - has now wound down as a result of the festival's waning appeal.
It said Halloween was artificially inflated to serve commercial interests.
good honest begging, involving some creative effort and hours of shivering on street corners, has gone. It has been replaced by a form of demanding money with menaces: Trick or Treat?