You can still enjoy some of the fun of Halloween celebrations this year, and stay safe. It helps to look back at the origins of some of the spooky traditions.
Halloween is yet another holiday that has become a mere ritual of America's very conspicuous consumption.
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.
Halloween walks a thin line between entertainment and offence - so how can we engage with it ethically?
From the good to the bad, to the downright scary.
Everything you need to know about the history of Halloween.