The Giz UK Halloween Hub of Horrors 2016: Fright Films, Crap Costumes, Creepypasta and More

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Isn't it scary how quickly another Halloween has come a-knocking? Fear not, we must savour this spooky day in the face of the nation going down Christmas hill once the All Hallows' Eve hangovers have evaporated.

So, in the spirit of the medium, sink your fangs into this lot: our highly relevant Halloween haul of trivia, film guides, frighteningly good (and shockingly bad) costume ideas, ghoulish games and more...


10 Quick, Cheap, and Impressively Relevant DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

If you’re a nerdy procrastinator on a budget, you can’t go wrong with these. Read more >

How to Carve Your Halloween Pumpkin in Less Than 30 Seconds

It takes less than 30 seconds to turn a pumpkin into a jack-o’-lantern with water pumping at an astonishing 60,000 PSI. Read more >

The Netflix Halloween Doorbell Takes Some Building

Can't be bothered. Read more >

Sweet-Flinging Lego Bot Deals With Trick-or-Treaters For You

This sweet-flinging Lego bot deals with all the trick-or-treaters for you. Read More >>

How to Carve an Animated Pumpkin

If you want to decorate for Halloween with something a little more original, why not turn your pumpkin into a working animated zoetrope? It will really wow all the kids stopping by to beg for free sweets. Read more >>

Spectacular Halloween Light Show Will Make You Glad You're Not This Guy's Neighbour

This spectacular Halloween light show will make you glad that this guy isn't your next door neighbour. Read More >>

10 Most Haunted Videos On the World Wide Web

Things that go bump in the net. Read More >>

This Smoking Galaxy Note 7 Costume Has Already Won Halloween

This smoking Galaxy Note 7 costume has already won Halloween. Your clever costume idea will only pale in comparison. Read More >>

A Full Guide to Slasher Movie Monsters

Monsters lurk everywhere in pop culture—novels, comic books, TV shows, urban legends—but today, we’re focusing on killers who were born in the movies. Read More >>

Gizmodo Frights: The Spookiest Phobias From the Wikipedia of Fear

Phobia Wiki is equal parts terrifying and hilarious. Read More >>

10 Terrifying Real-World Problems to Scare You Senseless This Halloween

Halloween shouldn’t be a papier-maché, Tim Burton recreation of the Victorian era, as there’s really something much scarier to think about: The Future. Read more >

The Best Creepypasta Stories to Give You Nightmares Forever

Our guide to the scariest stories and urban legends to come out of the internet age. Read more >

The Best Gifts for a Spooktastic Halloween

Scare your family into thinking it's Christmas come early. Read more >

Children and Idiots: Here are Some Halloween Apps

Get a competent person to show you how to put them on your phone, if you're allowed near a phone. Read more > 

Get Ready For "Spooky," the Halloween Asteroid!

On All Hallow’s Eve, an asteroid dubbed “Spooky” will make its closest approach to our planet. Read more >

Is the Star Wars Snowspeeder Wheelchair or Cute Pablo Escobar the Best Halloween Idea?

Both frightfully impressive. Read more >

Five Crazy Ways Humans Have Preserved Their Bodies Throughout History

Nobody can cheat death, but for thousands of years humans have tried to elude the natural process of decomposition. Read more >

Halloween 2015's Worst "Sexy" and "Horror" Costumes

Stay at home unless you're under 11 is our advice; it's becoming one of the worst days of the year. Read more >

This Essential Netflix Horror Marathon Guide Will See You Through Halloween

Let us fine-tune your Devil's Night viewing with hot links to the only scary Netflix streams worth your time. It's like the Radio Times but with, like, blood and stuff. Read more >

A £90,000 Anti-Zombie Cabin is Your Best Bet to Stay Safe on Halloween

The zombie apocalypse is real—and imminent. Fortunately, Tiger Log Cabins is on your side with a state-of-the-art, high-tech Zombie Fortification Cabin. Because those goddamn trick-or-treaters zombies never stood a chance. Read more >

Google Doodle Does Gaming for Halloween "Candy Cup"

Hubble bubble boil and trouble, mix Candy Crush and Flappy Bird and this is sort of what you get. Read more >

Carve Up Some Science With a Physics-Themed Pumpkin Creation

Toothy grins and pointy eyes are passé. If you really want your pumpkin lantern to stand out, we recommend spicing things up with a healthy dose of physics. Read more >

Smartphones Turn These Masks Into Incredible Animated Halloween Costumes

These amazing Halloween masks come to life with nothing but a smartphone running a free app, slotted into a neat groove. Best thing on the planet ever? Read more >

Give Up Now, This Alien Human Pilot Mask Already Wins Halloween

You can go ahead and scrap your plans for that 'hilarious' bent iPhone costume you've been planning, we've already clearly got a winner in this incredible creation. Read more >

Five Creepy, Scary, Awesome Things You Never Knew About Blood

Here are some of the weirdest and wildest things that have happened in the world of blood. Read more >

Trousers Made From the Skin of a Human Corpse Are the Must-Have Halloween Costume (NSFW)

Try as you might, your Halloween costume will never be as fucked-up as this Icelandic pair of Necropants -- yep, they're made of real human skin, in line with ancient Icelandic traditions. Read more >

Murder Most Foul: How to Sniff Out Bodies in Shallow Graves

A good nose for gas can provide vital clues in murder investigations. Read more >


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