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.
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.