From the good to the bad, to the downright scary.
For medieval cultures, the dying process and death itself was a 'transition,' not a rupture.
The way children make choices about candy on Halloween tells us a lot about human psychology.
How the vampire transitioned from folkloric peasant to Byronic Lord.
Robert Eggers’ indie film The Witch brilliantly chronicles Puritan life in the 1630s. Horror soon ensues as children disappear into the woods and one girl, Thomasina, is accused of witchcraft.
We may pretend that we do not like fear, but Halloween proves otherwise. Many of us enjoy being scared. But why?
The truth is out there...or is it?
Most religions are populated by an impressive cadre of ghosts, gods, spirits and angels.
Everything you need to know about the history of Halloween.
Spooky ghosts, rampaging rock gods, an escaped killer dressed as a clown: Halloween has inspired an array of creepy cinematic classics. Here's our list of those to watch - and avoid.
How medieval spires and snarling gargoyles went out of fashion and then made a spectacular return under – you guessed it – the Victorians.
Collective environmental guilt could be leading to a rise in werewolf sightings in the English countryside.
All the popular monsters you'll see out trick-or-treating, from Frankenstein to Dracula, were born out of fear and anxiety about change and technology.
'Trick or treating' typically involves demanding candy under the threat of mischief. But is there a better way to maximize your candy haul on Halloween?
These days they are scary, but for the ancients, ghosts could be quite useful.
Neighbourhood murderers aren't waiting patiently to bait children with trick or treat sweets.
The truth about the paranormal – just in time for Halloween.
A podcast on darkness: from why it makes us scared, to what kind of nightlife can thrive in the modern city and an update on the hunt for dark matter.
People love all things spooky and gory: but when does dark tourism cross the boundary?
If you're a celebrity, avoiding a life after death is possible but needs to be very carefully legally framed.