Is This What Dracula REALLY Looked Like? (+ Bonus Vid)

What did the rumored undead count look like day-to-day? One artist took on the task of rereating Vlad the Impaler’s looks…and the results are blood-curdling. This Artist Took a Stab at Vlad’s Real Looks Amid the hundreds of interpretations and imaginings, one thing we do know about “Count” Dracula was that he really did exist – at least in human form. But what exactly would he have looked like day-to-day…as a real, flesh and (sorry)…Read more

UPDATED! Make a Haunted Doll in Under an Hour

Our 20-Minute Tombstone was so popular that it’s clear our readers love to haunt…in a hurry! We feel you, boo. So here’s a quick-and-dirty tutorial to turn any adorable baby terrifying in just an hour (or less – your creativity and time are completely up to you). STEP ONE: Gather Your Materials This is the easy part, because you want your doll to look as “unfinished” and time-ravaged as possible. Non-negotiables are the paint to…Read more

7 Pumpkin Carving Tips That Are Game-Changers

Over jack-o-lanterns that look more toothless than they should and start rotting an hour after you carve them? We were, too. So we went straight to the source: we asked pumpkin carving king Mike Conner of Xtreme CarversĀ for the scoop. Here are his top 7 tips to amp your carving game. Our Carving Expert His art skill is obvious, so pro pumpkin carver Mike Conner surprised us by opening with, “I’m an IT project manager.”…Read more

Yes, You CAN Have Halloween This Year

One day in the far future, someone will stumble upon this post and say, rather gravely, “Oh, yeah. I remember 2020.” This year has been a tough one in so many ways. There have been losses, sadness and the type of scares nobody wants. One way to keep up morale? Take an hour or two and have some ridiculous, pointless fun. (It always works for us!) Here are some of the best ways to run…Read more

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Why Are Vampires So HOT? (It’s Not What You Think)

There’s no doubt about it – vampires are the stuff of nightmares. And yet they’re…well, sort of sexy. (You know it’s true.) Here’s their haunting history, plus the most shocking reasons some of us daydream about opening our…uh, arms, and embracing the darkness. Vampires Have Been Around for Centuries Vampire-esque lore goes back to the first century, if not earlier. But the images we associate with vampires today are a somewhat newer development. In fact,…Read more

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