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The 13 Most Haunted Hotels in America

Haunted hotels entered the public imagination in a big way with the spectrally occupied Overlook in The Shining. But creepy stories of spooky stay-overs have always been the subject of speculation – and some reportedly haunted stays still exist today. Here’s Halloween Alliance’s list of the 13 spookiest hotels in America. Pack your bags …

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A Very Vintage Halloween: Hauntin’ it Old-School

Vintage means different things to different people. When it comes to Halloween, “vintage” may refer to the time period the person grew up (say, the 60s or the 80s), a culturally nostalgic time such as World War II or the Victorian era, or simply an “old” look and feel. Therefore, we’re …

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Halloween Memes That’ll Tickle Your (Funny) Bone

We love memes! Click for full-size (or to scroll through), then right-click to save these and share on Facebook, Twitter or wherever you want to spread a little Halloween hilarity. Easy-peasy! Warning: some of these are on the saucy side, so if you’re under 17, ask Mom and Dad before …

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Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Mummy Meatloaf

Meatloaf is delicious no matter how you slice it (see what we did there?). Add bacon and a sweet, tangy glaze and now it’s a monster of a meal! This super-fun recipe is one the kids can help with and is simple to prepare, yet it makes a perfect, creepy …

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A Tribute To Wes Craven (1939-2015)

Remembering a Legend This past Sunday, horror appreciators everywhere received the sad news that Hollywood legend Wes Craven had passed away. The horror film master, who had been battling brain cancer, succumbed to his illness in his Los Angeles home on Aug. 30, 2015. He was 76. The world will …

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Recipe: Creepy Kraken (Sea Monsters) in Seaweed

My littlest has a fascination with “octopus”-like sea monsters. She’s afraid of them…yet unendingly curious. (And yes, obviously we tell her they’re not real…especially at bedtime.) So when we found loads of fun “hot dog octopus” recipes, we knew we had to try them out. They were an instant hit with …

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Caitlyn Jenner Costume – Crossing a Line?

Halloween has long been a time for pushing the envelope and exploring topics that would otherwise be taboo. With that in mind, it may not be so odd that Spirit Halloween has announced it will launch a Caitlyn Jenner costume for the 2015 season. No surprise that a controversial subject is being …

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7 Best FREE Halloween Apps for Your iPhone

The noise is coming from inside the phone…Heads up! Apple is haunting your iPhone with a host (or is that ghost?) of ghoulish apps, including new versions of your favorite prickly picks. And don’t be too scared, at least of the price: every one of these chilling apps is free. …

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How to Grow Your Own Pumpkin Patch

What’s one of the most wonderful pre-Halloween traditions you can remember? Was it visiting your local pumpkin patch (or perhaps driving miles to find one)? You can recreate this experience in your very own back yard. Here’s the scoop on growing your very own pumpkin patch. What You’ll Need Pumpkin …

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Dia de los Muertos: Get Your Dead On!

Can’t get enough Halloween? Then celebrate it twice (or even three times)! Here’s the 411 on a famous Spanish-community holiday…and how you can get in on the action. What it Is Dia de los Muertos (“day of the dead” or “day of the dead ones”) is actually three days: Oct. …

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The Year of Living Halloween

Halloween is my favorite Holiday. Every year I throw a big costume party for my friends and family. I go all out, making creepy snacks, putting decorations up at the beginning of October, and making the day one to remember. I usually lead up to Halloween by having scary movie …

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Great Gourds! Pumpkin Varieties and How to Use Them

If you’ve ever tried to grow a pumpkin or two, you know just how special this squash variety can be. Getting that perfect pumpkin, with the right shape, color and size, isn’t always easy. Luckily, more and more varieties are cropping up on the market between September and October. They’re …

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Someone Gave Me Health Food On Halloween

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Greetings once again, my dear fiends! Yas, it is your old pal (and I do mean old), Count Barry Scaryngton of The Halloween Freaks! I would like to introduce to you another member of our motley band of weirdos. Our good friend, The Spooktacular Sammy Hain, has a troubling tale …

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How to Recycle Your Halloween Pumpkins

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So Halloween is just on the horizon, which means many neighborhoods will soon be littered with big orange pumpkins. On the weeks leading up to the holiday, the sight of these pumpkins brings joy and excitement, because it’s a reminder that Halloween is, in fact, almost here. However, come November …

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