Holidays

Sure, they roll around at the same time every year, but somehow it’s still easy to be caught off-guard. Never again! Whether you’re planning ahead or at the very last minute, these handy holiday guides will help you make the most of your celebrations all year long.

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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.


15 of the Best Haunted Houses in America

With the help of haunted house expert Steve Kopelman, we found the scariest spooky houses and attractions around the country.


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...


14 Fall Events to Add to Your Bucket List

Bring on the pumpkins, harvests, and Halloween! Here are the biggest celebrations, spookiest locations, tastiest treats, and most unusual activities...

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The 35 Scariest Movies of All Time

We sorted through the scariest movies out there and picked the most ghoulish and jaw-dropping horror films. Sleep tight.


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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.


10 Spooky Stories About Evil Spirits Around the World

There's something nearly every religion and culture in the world shares: a belief in the spirit world. Be careful, these...

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.


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10 Spooky Ghost Movies That Will Give You Chills

You'll be lucky if these ghost movies don't haunt you long after the credits reel.


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...


It Is Possible to Be Scared to Death, According to Science

Is it possible for a spook to go too far?


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.