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Brace yourself for Halloween chills, thrills, and all sorts of bewitching fun! We’ve got you covered for the entire spooktacular season, with the best costumes for the whole family, the wildest decorations, the coolest party ideas, the most binge-worthy Halloween movies, and, of course, the scoop on the best candy to pass out. Let the festivities begin!

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This Couple Bought Their Dream Home in New Jersey—Then They Started Getting Ominous Letters in the Mail

The Broaddus family 
had just bought their dream home and 
couldn’t wait to move in. 
Until ominous letters began arriving...


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12 Horror Films That Are Inspired By True Stories

Norman Bates, Jaws, and Freddy Krueger may be the stuff of nightmares—but they were all real.


10 Halloween Costumes That Have Been Banned From Schools

Halloween costumes have changed in the last decade, with colleges and middle and grammar schools advising which costumes can—and can't—be...


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The Scientific Reason We Love Getting Scared So Much

If you love horror movies any and every day, we're talking to you.


The 24 Most Haunted Hotels in America

Planning a Halloween getaway? These hotels are possibly haunted, maybe have a dark and mystery history, and are absolutely more...


The Spookiest Abandoned Place in Every State

Do you dare visit these creepy locations? (It's OK if the answer is no—some of them are off-limits anyway...)


25 Creepy Photos That Will Give You the Chills

If a picture is, indeed, worth 1,000 words, then here are at least 25,000 of the most creepy and chilling...


10 True Ghost Stories from the Most Haunted Places in the World

If you enjoy a real fright, these locations offer a chance to get close to some of the more grisly...

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12 of the Most Haunted Places in America, According to Paranormal Experts

Paranormal investigators, tour guides, and travel agents share their favorite stories from some of the spookiest sites open to the...


This Is How to Get Rid of Box Elder Bugs

Hint: insecticide isn't the best option.


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Here’s What the Fake Blood You See in Movies Is Really Made Of

If you're in the mood to step up your Halloween costume game, here's some bloody inspiration from the greats.


There’s a Reason Why Howling Wind Is So Spooky

There’s a reason why the sound is always used in horror movies and on Halloween soundtracks.


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13 Haunted House Mysteries No One Can Explain

These creepy houses already look like perfect locations for a haunt, but they also hide dark and horrible secrets.


11 Creepiest Things Ever Caught on Security Camera

Paranormal activity and home intruders are just the beginning.


18 Fall Activities for Frugal Family Fun

Make lasting memories with all the changing season has to offer while sticking to a budget.


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10 Things to Stop Believing About the Salem Witch Trials

Do you know what really happened in Salem? Test your knowledge about one of the darkest times in colonial America.


How to Become a Real-Life Ghost Hunter, According to Paranormal Investigators

Sorry Ghostbuster movie buffs, it's absolutely nothing like the films!


The Spookiest Things Ghost Hunters Have Seen on the Job

These spine-chilling stories from real-life ghost hunters will have you hiding under your covers.


These Guinea Pig Costumes Exist as an Early Christmas Gift for Your Soul

If the holiday season is stressing you out already, don't worry, Christmas-themed guinea pig costumes exist to restore all the...


This Dad Makes Halloween Costumes For Kids in Wheelchairs–and You NEED to See Them

How one man’s beautiful vision is becoming a reality for children with disabilities across the country.

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Here’s What Halloween Looks Like at the Happiest Place on Earth

When the happiest place in the world becomes the spookiest place, it's still pretty magical.


This Is the Real Reason You Believe in Superstitions—Says Science

Most Americans know superstitions are nonsense. But why do more than 50 percent of people still believe in them?


Fall Decorations: DIY This Adorable Owl Craft to Get Your Home Ready for Fall

Build a rustic owl out of recycled bottle caps, jar lids, and utensils.


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This Is the Real Reason You Hate Scary Movies

Yes, it's perfectly normal to NOT enjoy being scared.


The Director of ‘The Exorcist’ Saw a Real Exorcism—and It’s Far More Terrifying Than the Movie

William Friedkin had never witnessed an exorcism other than the fake ones in his film. Here, he recounts his experience...


These True Stories Behind the Shipwrecks on Lake Superior Will Give You Goosebumps

A museum in Upper Michigan pays tribute to the lives lost on the waters of Lake Superior.