Halloween and elections: As tasty as a razor blade-filled Milky Way

You’ve got to love an online article teaser graphic that states: “The call is coming from inside the courthouse!”

Today at Slate.com, you can find “Evil Men in Black Robes: Slate’s judicial election campaign ad spooktacular,” which proclaims:

If you’re a fan of “The Exorcist” and “Carrie,” if you like sex and violence and ominous music, you’ve come to the right place. Because we have gathered some of the most spine-chilling Halloween footage you will ever see — all produced in an effort to influence state judicial elections.

And, keeping in the spirit of slasher movies:

If judicial campaigns become just like other political campaigns, these ads will have sequels. And those sequels will be even scarier still.

Want a good reason to watch? One of the six featured ads has to do with the Michigan Supreme Court race. Why haven’t you seen it on TV? Because it’s an Internet exclusive. That means they can make it as scary as they want. Pshaw to FCC standards!

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