Here are some treats you don't have to ring Halloween doorbells for.
How Romans overcame their fear of witches by finding them funny.
A Mr Darcy Halloween costume anyone? How the brooding hero of Pride and Prejudice has been reinvented as a vampire.
Maker culture--a worldwide movement of do-it-yourselfers who tinker with disruptive technologies--have come together to build and design a Halloween costume perfect for kids using wheelchairs.
The earliest surviving example of man-to-wolf transformation is found in The Epic of Gilgamesh, from around 2,100 BC. But the werewolf as we now know it first appeared in ancient Greece and Rome.
We love to be scared by creepy movies. But fear has other uses too. It can be used negatively by politicians to control us, but can also be a tool to harness internal change.
The holiday used to be all about trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. No more – and it could something to do with the fact that traditional markers of adulthood have changed.
Ghost stories are often about the departed seeking justice for an earthly wrong. Their sightings are a reminder that ethics and morality transcend our lives.
Many claim the offensive part about blackface is from a long time ago and claim blackface costumes, especially at Halloween, are innocent fun. What could be the harm?
Halloween walks a thin line between entertainment and offence - so how can we engage with it ethically?
Hell-themed Halloween attractions play on people's fears. The early depictions of hell were meant to use fear as a moral guide to help others.
Autumn is spider season. It's worth getting to know more about our eight-legged friends.
Visiting a haunted house or watching a horror movie can be terrifying and enjoyable at the same time. A sociologist explains the psychological benefits of being safely scared.
Why are people so obsessed with the notorious serial killer?
Humans aren't alone in wanting to take revenge – some animals like to get their own back too.
Stranger Things 2 finds its monsters in Reagan-era capitalism. It is required viewing for socialists this Halloween.
Halloween is upon us, and the sugar is horrible for your kids' teeth and health. But fear not -- there are things parents can do to lessen the impact of the candy binge.
Urban festivals built on community involvement can reinvigorate places and create a shared sense of place and purpose that lasts long after the event is over.
There are plenty of reasons to love and not hate spiders, but let's start with just eight.
A guide to some lesser known treats to read and watch over Halloween.