I'm from a different generation.
When Halloween rolls around, the movie "Saw" doesn't instantly take over my thought process.
For me, if it's Halloween, it must be the start of another NBA season.
Which means it's time to hit the streets of downtown Modesto and gauge locals' expectations for the Warriors and Kings.
It appears Warriors' fans are hyped for the upcoming season.
"They're only going to get better," said Jeremiah Barrows, 31, of Modesto. "The longer the team is together with Nellie coaching them ... they're only going to go further into the playoffs."
Barrows added: "Last year was only the beginning."
Last year's memorable upset of the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs has most fans expecting an even better run this time around.
"It's our time," said Derek Zweig, 37, of Modesto.
"Last season, they showed what they could do. I expect them to be more consistent during the regular season, which will only lead to more home playoff games and everyone saw how rowdy Warrior fans are in the playoffs."
Becky Maguire, 23, of Pleasanton, added: "I got so caught up in the playoffs last year, I can't wait for this season."
"I even plan on going to some games."
While Warriors fans were juiced, Kings fans were very apprehensive about the upcoming campaign.
"I don't feel like they made one significant move in the offseason," said Cody Joiner, 25, of Stockton. "(Reggie) Theus could be a good coach, but even that's a reach at this point."
Gerry Sippio, 42, of Modesto, added: "They could have traded (Mike) Bibby and (Ron) Artest and gotten good value for both. Instead, (general manager Geoff) Petrie's big move was Mikki Moore? Mikki Moore doesn't pump me up."
Sippio added: "I'm not confident they'll win as many games as they did last year."
Most Kings fans contacted believe Theus would work as coach, but feel Sacramento won't return to prominence without a roster shake-up.
"If they finish last again," said Randy Hernandez, 34, of Modesto, "I wouldn't be surprised if Petrie was gone next season."