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I grew up in Detroit in the '60's and yes, Devil's Night was a big deal, but back then, it was mostly kids out doing pranks like ringing doorbells and hiding, soaping car windows, tp'ing trees, cars, etc... I wasn't allowed out but my older brothers took part (I don't think my parents were aware) and they'd usually have some tales to tell. a lot of times people who kids didn't like were targets. like the house of the 'mean' man or lady on the block (like the one who rants if a ball goes in their yard, for example) but, years later, after we had moved out, it got a lot scarier, more violent, more evil, unfortunately. I'm not sure if they still have it or not, but I don't think it's the big problem that it once was.
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While I did do a few things on Mischief night back in the late 80's early 90's it was more just TP trees and houses. However in Philly mid or early 90's they got hit really bad with the fires on Mischief night almost a whole block of houses were burned if i recall.
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Wasn't that the "holiday" the bad guys were celebrating in the first "Crow" movie?

EDIT: After checking the link you provided, yes, it is:

"Devil's Night is an integral part of the 1994 film The Crow. Set in Detroit, the film shows in flashbacks the murder of Eric Draven (Brandon Lee), and the rape and murder of his fiancée Shelley Webster (Sofia Shinas) on Devil's Night. At a meeting of criminal underworld figures later in the film, the main villain Top Dollar (Michael Wincott) is portrayed as having started the first fires himself, which were later emulated by others. He declares that the practice has become tiresome as "it's all been done before", referencing the perceived popularity of Devil's Night by claiming that there are even Devil's Night greeting cards. He intends to further escalate the destruction annually wrought by his organization by "setting a fire so big the gods will notice us again!". His plan is halted by Draven, who ultimately kills him in retaliation for ordering the murder of Draven and his fiancé."
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