halloween

What It Was Really Like Playing Thackery Binx In ‘Hocus Pocus’

There's absolutely no doubt that Disney's Hocus Pocus has become a Halloween classic in the 25 years since its debut. Though the movie, which tells the tale of three 17th-century witches brought back to life 300 years later, came out in the dead of…
By Casey Cipriani

This ‘Halloween’ Movie Timeline Is Your Ultimate Guide To The Bloody Reign Of Michael Myers

The Halloween franchise, one of the longest-running horror movie series in existence, is returning for its newest installment this year. Confusingly titled Halloween, a title shared by both the 1978 original film and the 2007 reboot, the franchise's…
By Johnny Brayson

What Hating Horror Movies Says About Your Personality, According To Psychologists

While lots of people love creepy horror movies, if you're anything like me, you probably can't stand them. Nope. Sure, a suspenseful film is fine, but gory slasher flicks? Hard pass. But if most of us fall somewhere on the spectrum between loving…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

Funny ‘The Office’ Group Costume Ideas That Would Win Any Dunder Mifflin Halloween Party

Dressing up like a character from The Office makes for some of the best Halloween costumes out there. The characters are all super recognizable — especially since people still continue to watch this show today, five years after it ended — and…
By Lia Beck

13 Funny Scary Movies To Stream Now If Straight Horror Is Just Too Much For You

I absolutely love Halloween. It's one of my favorite holidays of the year, and I never pass up a chance to watch a good funny Halloween movie, hit up a costume party, or bake a sweet treat decorated with the night's signature orange and black…
By Casey Cipriani

Starbucks Just Launched Witch & Princess Frappuccinos In Flavors That Will Make You Drool

With just two short weeks left to go before Halloween, it seems like the whole world is in full spooky swing — and if you happen to be in Japan, there’s a new way to join the club: Starting on Oct. 18, you’ll be able to get Witch and Princess…
By Lucia Peters

Here’s The Scientific Explanation For How The “Light As A Feather, Stiff As A Board” Game Actually Worked

If you grew up in the '90s, then you've almost definitely heard of the game "Light As A Feather, Stiff As A Board." It was one of those slightly spooky, kind of anxiety-inducing games that was played at most slumber parties, especially in the weeks…
By Jessica Booth

The 7 Creepiest Signs You’re Being Haunted By A Ghostly Entity

If you followed the Dear David saga on Twitter, or you've seen any paranormal-themed movie, then the idea of being haunted probably terrifies you and intrigues you at the same time. Despite the scare factor, many people are curious about what it's…
By Brandi Neal

The Reason 'Practical Magic' Is Still The Ultimate Halloween Movie Has Nothing To Do With Magic

There are plenty of reasons that Practical Magic endures as a Halloween classic. The '90s movie takes place in an idyllic New England mansion with a perfect farmhouse kitchen; numerous scenes are set in October with a black kitten climbing through…
By Kelsea Stahler

Khloé Kardashian Debuted True’s Halloween Costume Early — And It’s Just One Of Many

It may not be Halloween just yet, but Khloé Kardashian and her adorable daughter True Thompson are already getting into the holiday spirit. On her Instagram Story, Khloé Kardashian shared photos of True's Halloween costume, and it's safe to say that…
By Stephanie Downs

8 Ways To Spend Halloween Recharging If You Don’t Want To Go Out

Going out for Halloween as an adult is such a commitment that you basically have to decide whether you're doing it or not a couple weeks out, so you can have your costume and plans all set. But, if you are in the "hell to the no" camp this year,…
By Lia Beck

21 Things True Horror Movie Fans Will Want To Buy, Stat

This is one of the best times of the year, and not just because the weather is cooling off so we can all start wearing leggings and stop shaving our legs. Halloween is around the corner. Any true horror fan knows, though, that every day is the…
By Megan Grant

This Explanation Of Those Dark Figures You See Out Of The Corner Of Your Eye Is, Um, Creepy

The fear of the dark: It's a common one. One of the reasons darkness can be so scary is that our eyes tend to play tricks on us when the lights are low. A jacket hanging on the door can easily morph into what looks like a person, or a pillow stuffed…
By Nina Kahn

The Mythology Behind Doppelgängers, Aka Having A Ghostly “Evil Twin,” Is Terrifying

You've probably experienced, at one point or another, someone telling you that they saw someone who looked exactly like you. Or perhaps you're the one who thought for sure you saw a person you knew, only to find out it was just a random lookalike.…
By Nina Kahn

This Halloween Park Closed After The Owner Made Biased Comments Towards Somali People

In the wake of a leaked internal Facebook post meant for employees, a Minnesota Halloween park was shut down after the owner made discriminatory comments toward Somali people, The Root reports. The attraction, Scream Town, was shut down by county…
By Mika Doyle

These 15 Haunted House Movies May Scare You Out Of Your Own Home

Ever watched a scary movie at home and then automatically jumped at every tiny noise you heard afterwards? Yeah, scary movies can definitely have you paranoid about your space — especially if that movie is about a haunted house. If you're easily…
By Amen Oyiboke

Here's Why You Should Maybe Rethink That 'Crazy Rich Asians' Halloween Costume

It’s getting to be that time of year when you need to start thinking about your Halloween costume. Coming up with something new year after year is pretty tough, and many of us turn to pop culture to find our Halloween costumes. This past year was a…
By Mika Doyle

These ‘Bachelorette’ Couples Costumes Will Turn Any Halloween Party Into A Rose Ceremony

Halloween is coming right up, which means it time to rack your brain and try to remember that awesome costume idea you thought of back in February. But, if you don't have anything in mind for you and your Halloween partner, but you are a fan of TV's…
By Lia Beck

15 Punny Halloween Costumes You Still Have Time To Buy

In the beginning of October, you come up with some pretty big plans for your Halloween costume — you might imagine it being elaborate, homemade, and cool enough to win some big costume contests. But then life happens, things get in the way, and all…
By Jessica Booth

8 Questions To Ask Yourself If You Think Your Halloween Costume Might Be Offensive

With October nearly half over now (seriously, how did that even happen?), Halloween will be here in no time at all. As such, many of you are probably gleefully making plans to outdo yourselves with your most epic Halloween costume to date. After…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo