Category: Halloween

What is Your Favorite Halloween Film?

Halloween Movie Recommendations from 4 Genres Do you enjoy the old scary classics with Vincent Price characters or movies about Dracula? Do you have fun with slasher films, or more modern scary movies such as the Haunting of Hill House? Or do you lean toward funny films such as Beetle Juice or Hocus Pocus? Let’s take a look at four …

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How Candy Apples Became a Halloween Staple

We knew if we went to Mrs. Payne’s house, she would always have candy apples to put in our trick-or-treat bags. In fact, we would go in to her dining room and walk over to her dining room table where all the bright red candy apples glistened on the table. We carefully chose the apple …

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Halloween: Pagan Holiday or All in Fun?

Pagan Holiday or All in Fun?Halloween has Something for Everyone Trick or treat, kids and adults dressed up in costume, candy apples and haunted houses, today’s Halloween is not quite the same as Halloween of olden times. It wasn’t always as fun or as innocent as it is today. Halloween traces its origins back to …

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13 Highly Recommended Movies For Halloween

It’s not easy to create a horror movie that doesn’t rely solely on sudden loud noises or gore to shock viewers – which is perhaps why so few films in the horror genre rise above mediocre. A movie like Carrie has some wonderful scenes, but the overall mood is ruined by shifts in tone as if it …

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Fun, Historic Halloween Celebrations!

There are hundreds if not thousands of Halloween celebrations that happen sometime during the month of October across the United States and the rest of the World. In some cultures, the celebrations are called the Day of the Dead as a way of paying respect for loved ones who have gone before us. Other people …

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3 Cult Films To Watch Before Halloween

If you’re a fan of cult films, you know that nothing satisfies you more than watching what could be best described at a bad attempt at making something called ‘art’. Well, perhaps that’s a bit harsh. Truth be told, a cult film is really just a movie that takes on a life of its own, …

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A History of How Halloween Came to America

Halloween has most definitely been “Americanized,” in the sense that it has become all about buying large amounts of candy and discounted decorations.  It is a mindless holiday that people ritualistically practice without even thinking about it.  It is rare to hear someone talk about the history of Halloween.  However, the history of Halloween and …

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3 Minute Pumpkin DIY

Pumpkin carving has become a traditional activity used to celebrate the upcoming of Halloween for many years now. The uprising of pumpkin patches in local neighborhoods and grocery stores have made finding a perfectly plump pumpkin an easy task. However, the actual carving part is another story. Cutting through a meaty, bulky pumpkin can be …

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The Folklore of Pumpkin Carving

How did pumpkins become a symbol for Halloween and when did we start to carve pumpkins? The carving of pumpkins has certainly evolved from a jack o’ lantern face of two triangle eyes, triangle nose, and carved teeth, to anything from elaborate animals to the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars. Pumpkins are a symbol of …

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Haunted Castles in America

The allure of haunted castles, especially around Halloween, is undeniable, and there are several in America. These immense structures typically hold a long, rich history that is filled with intrigue and mystery.  In this guide, you will be introduced to three of the country’s most haunted castles. The Preston Castle The Preston Castle is located …

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