I may live in the Royal Borough Of Greenwich but the part I live in is more rough than Royal and every other day can feel like Halloween. People demanding treats with menaces is a weekly occurrence, it just happens to be that my neighbours call them bailiffs.
Otherworldly tales remain popular because they allow us to escape our everyday lives. For a few hours we can experience all the wonders of a new world, both the good and the bad. We can set aside the maths homework or that stack of reports waiting for us on our desk at work.