Gizmodo UK's Halloween Hub of Horrors 2019: Terrifying Tech, Petrifying Pumpkins, Frightful Films and More

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It's 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!


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