It's almost Halloween! That means it's an excuse to dress up like something spooky, eat a load of sweets and go and annoy strangers by knocking on their door. Well, providing you're under the age of about 12 that is. For the rest of us, it's a chance to complain about how Americanised the UK has become... while secretly looking for an excuse to dress up like a stormtrooper.
Whether you're heading to a fancy dress party, carving pumpkins, taking the kids trick-or-treating or staying at home watching scary films, we've got you covered. Happy Halloween, Gizzers!
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.
Let’s look at where modern horror has succeeded, and failed, to enter the digital age.
The real science behind a spooky phenomenon.
Get your spooks in order with our handy cheat sheet.
We never realised that something as simple as pouring candy from one bucket to another had so much musical potential.
Here's 22 posters total and that’s just a tiny sliver of what’s available.
Two fans of the Alien franchise took their maternity pictures to a whole other level.
This dude has too much time on his hands. Still, kudos.
Just give up on Halloween now, there's no way any of us can beat this.
If you delight in horror that’s so “bad” it’s gone all the way back to good, have we got a fun list for you.
The Banshee Box is just about the easiest way to cull your friend circle down to zero.
Crunch the numbers, and a minute of stop-motion animation filmed at 12 frames per second would require 720 unique pumpkin carvings.
If you’re a nerdy procrastinator on a budget, you can’t go wrong with these.
It takes less than 30 seconds to turn a pumpkin into a jack-o’-lantern with water pumping at an astonishing 60,000 PSI.
A list of 10 highly disturbing cult horror movies for you to binge over the Halloween season. I'll be starting with the fantastically titled Cannibal Apocalypse, personally.
There seems to be an epidemic of scary clowns going on in pop culture right now.
Threads may be eighth on the list, but it ranks number one in bleakness.
This spectacular Halloween light show will make you glad that this guy isn't your next door neighbour.
Things that go bump in the net.
Phobia Wiki is equal parts terrifying and hilarious.
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.
Our guide to the scariest stories and urban legends to come out of the internet age.
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.
Here are some of the weirdest and wildest things that have happened in the world of blood.
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.
Witches have been small-screen staples for over 50 years. Here are 13 of the best.
Anything illegal or that violates the safety or identity of the actor will be prohibited. But beyond that, anything goes.
IT'S THE FLOPPOTRON.
Only the dead —and the undead—are truly free.
Here are our favourite friendly film spooks.