Sonia Noorbakhsh, UC Berkeley
People might think that they have a clear idea of what these festive towns look like — but do they know that they can make them practically any theme they want?
Noir Galvin, Arcadia University
Devote the fun, artsy activity to the entire fall season, not just the spooky holidays.
Trinity Crompton, Molloy College
Despite their reputation for cheesiness, these films changed the horror game, and our present idea of a scary movie is a result of these classics.
Virginia Laurie, Washington and Lee University
From gods to omens to witches’ familiars, the creatures have remained legendary figures throughout history, even becoming the symbols of both good and bad superstition.
Becky Hardin, University of Arizona Global Campus
The holiday for haunting isn’t complete without a few good video games.
Rory Conlon, De Anza College
The 1978 low-budget horror film transcends its limitations through technical mastery, keen storytelling and an unforgettable villain.
Jenna Amore, Oakland University
Maybe it’s the taste or possibly the texture? Regardless, the internet is divided about whether this Halloween snack is a fun seasonal treat or a sugary abomination.
For partiers with more restrictive diets, here are some fun and easy recipes to get into the spirit of the spooky season.
Xochitl Menjivar, San Francisco State University
After a three-year hiatus, the cast of the fan-favorite spooky holiday movie is returning to perform their iconic roles in person.
Fans of Mike Flanagan had high expectations for his new horror show, which left viewers feeling confused, unfulfilled and simply not scared.
Illusion Ventura, Whittier College
Since October is not enough to fully appreciate everyone’s favorite spooky holiday, bars and stores celebrating all things ghostly are posing a solution to this perennial problem.
Tiffany Singh, University of Central Florida
Decorating dorms, watching scary movies and listening to spooky playlists are just some of the things that can get you prepared for the holiday.
Julianna Steen, Auburn University
Each holiday is known for different sweet treats, from seasonal variations on classic chocolate bars to rich homemade desserts.
Tanisha Bhat, Boston University
Except for Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas,’ most contemporary Christmas songs aren’t very well known. Here are some excellent candidates for a new ‘Christmas classics’ list.
Alex Luna, University of California, Berkeley
With the rise of streaming, what place do these beloved holiday programs have in 2020?
Sammi Looi, Baruch College
This new co-op psychological horror computer game lets you work with a team to track down specters. Just keep your sanity levels up and watch those motion sensors.
Emily Jewett, University of San Diego
With Halloween coming up, here are funny, scary and spooky films about witches that you should watch.
Sarah Esquivel, University of Texas at San Antonio
The series of movies has piqued the interest of many, but when it comes to the source material — the case files of demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren — what’s fact and what’s fiction?
Eva McCarthy Mínguez, Stony Brook University
Not everyone can handle hardcore horror, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some creepy fall reads. If you’re a scaredy-cat, like me, this list is for you.
Annika Salmi, Yale University
With COVID-19 still an active threat, it is important to stay safe while still participating in spooky fun.
Hannah Reynoso, University of Iowa
Do-it-yourself outfits and socially distant celebrations can help make the spookiest holiday of the year safe and enjoyable, pandemic or not.
Danielle Kuzel, Florida State University
You can still take part in the seasonal festivities without putting your health at risk.
Giana Gayles, Stanford University
Trick-or-treating is for has-beens.
Bryan Lance, Liberty University
Even witches and vampires want to pour themselves a glass every once in a while.
Matthew Robison, University of South Florida
From dub to off-kilter anarcho-punk, these recordings find freedom in the macabre.
Madison Feser, Seton Hall University
Jack rules as Pumpkin King, Marnie Piper lives in Halloweentown and the Sanderson witches haunt Salem. But none of these Halloween classics live up to the true history behind All Hallows’ Eve.
Kristin Auld, St John’s University
Here are a few pleasant alternatives to begrudgingly agreeing to watch a horror movie with a blanket covering your eyes.
Meredith Day, Davidson College
No more basic black cats, please.
Jake Mauriello, SUNY New Paltz
We’re not ready for the new trend that is Halloween music.
You don’t want to blow all your money on the costume, do you?
Rickea Bell, Saint Peter’s University
P.S. You’re never too old to trick or treat.
Kaitlin Romriell, Southern New Hampshire University
Here’s something else to binge on, aside from Halloween candy.
Madalyn Watson, Baylor University
Even if it’s 100 degrees outside where you live.
Lexi Anderson, Pratt Institute
Move over, ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas.’
Here are the four best stories from the animated YouTube series.
Allison Kestler, Augustana College
Don’t worry, I’m in this category, too.
Kylie Harrington, University of Southern California
Get ready for a knockout fall, moviegoers.
Jamie Lovley, University of Maine
*Hits blunt* You want to know how I got these ideas?
Gabbi Calabrese, Arkansas Tech University
Get out your jack-o-lanterns and fake blood because the spooky season has arrived.
Benny Diaz III, Southern New Hampshire University
Three fan-favorite movies are getting the reboot treatment in 2018, including ‘The Predator,’ ‘Scarface’ and ‘Halloween.’
Sydney Jennings, University of Connecticut
These costumes are guaranteed to make you and your squad the life of the party.
Carli Scalf, Ball State University
Does horror send you running for the hills? These classic flicks provide Halloween fun without the scare.
Eliana DuBosar, Florida State University
Because not all Halloween movies have to be scary.
Andrew Crossan, University of South Carolina
Any avid observers of Halloween know you can’t just play ‘The Monster Mash’ on repeat for all of October.
It might seem like a fun game, but what does it really mean when we turn a real person into an exaggerated character?
Bria Jones, Georgia Southern University
No need to wait till Halloween to break out the occult.
Ashley Wertz, University of Pittsburgh
The success of ‘Get Out’ didn’t raise the bar for thrillers; it revealed how low that bar is set.
Cassidy Leslie, University of Nevada Reno
Later this year, a whole new generation will have the opportunity to be scared witless by Chucky, Michael Myers and creepy clowns.
Don’t just throw away your Halloween night if you can’t find plans; sit back and (try to) relax while watching one of these six hair-raising TV shows.
August Wright, College of Charleston
Here are the five best movies to binge-watch for Halloween junkies who prefer a night in.
Katie Sanchez, University of Texas at San Antonio
You might think it’s too early, but you won’t be laughing when the Ash Ketchum costumes are sold out.
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