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Halloween News

Man gets hit with $539 Uber charge after 18-mile Halloween ride

A man in Denver got hit with a surprise from Uber. That surprise was being charged more than $500 for an 18-mile trip on Halloween.

UPDATE: 'Ouija' edges out 'Nightcrawler' on weak Halloween

UPDATE: "Ouija" was able to edge out "Nightcrawler" to take the Halloween weekend box office crown. However, it was nothing to write home about as the numbers were the lowest winning total of the year.

Op-Ed: Photo essay of Halloween traditions

Urbana - Americans everywhere this week celebrate All Saints Day in the form of Halloween, complete with costumes and distribution of sugar-infused candy in mass quantities.

Three O.C. trick-or-treaters struck, killed on Halloween

Santa Ana - A massive manhunt is underway in Southern California to find the driver of an SUV that struck and killed three costumed teens out trick-or-treating Friday night in Santa Ana.

Halloween sale at the Steam Store

In the spirit of Halloween, the Steam Store is having a special sale with most horror games being sold at a massive discount prices.

Review: The complete ‘Halloween’ is this year’s definitive treat Special

‘Halloween: The Complete Collection’ is a historical release, assembling all 10 feature films in the series together for the first time.

Rainbow beneath your feet: Wild mushrooms a heritage of colour Special

Sandy - England and Wales is currently a haven for wild mushrooms at present and if you know where to look, you can find several fungi gems hidden away in forests, glades and natural reserves.

Op-Ed: Top 5 movies for your Halloween weekend

Halloween is upon us, and many of us find ourselves in search of the perfect horrifying holiday movie to help get us into the spirit of All Hallows Eve.

French village bans clowns for Halloween after terror wave

Marseille - A French village has banned teenagers from dressing up as clowns for Halloween after people kitted out as the colourful pranksters have sown terror and violence in several parts of the country.

Scary clown phenomenon hits Gijón in northern Spain

The scary clown phenomenon, doing the rounds in France, has now hit the streets of northern Spain. Whether it’s the copycat effect, upcoming Halloween, or maybe even the terrifying clown on “American Horror Story Freakshow,” the trend has spread.

A low-key Western Canadian Halloween Special

Edmonton - While some houses get totally in the spirit of Halloween, many of the houses in my neighbourhood keep things rather low key.

Review: Laughing. Crying. Bleeding. — Maybe. Special

Are you a vampire? Or an outsider, at least? Do you like laughing? What about love? Watch the work of filmmaker Taika Waititi.

Op-Ed: Surrealist artist favors Day of The Dead over Halloween as sacred Special

San Francisco - While dozens of parties are being planned and the usual traversing of 'trick-or-treaters' are gearing up, there is one group in San Francisco that likes to honor the autumn festivity's original purpose, "a day to honor the dead."

Mayor de Blasio and wife open Gracie Mansion for Halloween party

New York City - Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, decided to join in the Halloween fun this year by inviting all, via twitter, to Gracie Mansion for Halloween delights on Oct 28.

McDonald's Japan introduces squid-ink burger

The world of strange food seemingly knows no bounds. Japan is a particular hotspot for weird concoctions, so the latest probably won't come as a surprise: a squid-ink burger.

German Halloween 'chainsaw massacre murderer' caused panic

Seems some people take it a little too far with their Halloween costumes, as this guy dressed as the chainsaw massacre murderer, complete with his own, real chainsaw. You'd think people would learn to expect stuff like this, but no, the crowd went wild.

Cocaine-filled pumpkins seized at Montreal airport on Halloween

Montreal - Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) agents got a Halloween treat yesterday when they found cocaine stuffed in three pumpkins being brought into Canada. An unnamed woman is now in custody.

Op-Ed: Halloween: The real end of summer

Our kitchen calendar says summer ends Sept. 21. But all of us kids know Halloween, celebrated tonight, is the real end of summer.

Review: For Halloween, treat yourself to hidden gem 'Behind the Mask' Special

The unfortunate reality of being a horror movie fan is that one has to wade through a lot of lousy films to get to the real gems.

Op-Ed: ‘Halloween’ — Rise of the Slasher Film

When is indiscriminate murder deemed entertainment? When it appears in a horror film, like the "Halloween" franchise that was launched in 1978.

Photo Essay: Halloween in York County, South Carolina Special

'Twas the night before Halloween and all through the neighborhood the ghosts and the ghouls, the pirates and witches, scarecrows, zombies and pumpkins all quietly vowed for attention in a spooky orange glow or hiding in the dark.

Scrooge to hand out 'fat' letter to obese kids on Halloween

Fargo - Halloween has for years been the realm of children, trick-or-treating for candy with their friends. But if a Fargo, N.D. woman has her way, any children she thinks may be overweight are going to get "scrooged" on Halloween.

Norway store withdraws Halloween severed hands

Halloween is coming up shortly, but sometimes a store can take things just a little too far. The Norwegian bargain store, Europris, had to withdraw a range of gory "body parts" from its stock after a public outcry.

How clean is your Halloween mask?

Halloween is coming and in many countries it is a time to pick a costume and dress up. Before you head to a store, you might want to check out this video which looks at how laden with bacteria many Halloween masks are.

LED Baby Stickman Halloween costume goes viral (VIDEO)

An Internet video that shows a 22-month-old girl running around in the dark, wearing an LED Halloween costume has gone viral.

Halloween dining — The Witches’ Cauldron and the Milkman Special

Interested in witches, wizards and hearty, delicious food? Are you traveling around Israel during Halloween? If so, a great way to celebrate All Hallow's Eve is to dine at a unique restaurant —The Witches' Cauldron and the Milkman on the Golan Heights.

North American moms want M&M's to change their recipe

M&M’s candies contain petroleum-based, artificial dyes that can trigger hyperactivity in sensitive children. M&M's are made without most of those dyes in Europe and one mother wants to know why they are still being used in North America.

Gruesome Halloween decorations are prompting 911 calls

Halloween is one of our most popular holidays. Once the realm of children satisfied to "Trick-or-Treat," it has become the "stage" adults use to show-off their theatrical skills, trying to outdo neighbors in creating the most gruesome and bloody scenes.

Photo Essay: Businesses proudly display their patches of pumpkins Special

With nearly 158 million Americans celebrating Halloween this autumn and more than 117 million households celebrating Thanksgiving, businesses are featuring the all-American symbol of the season, pumpkins.

This house's Halloween light show syncs to Awolnation's 'Sail'

A homeowner in Naperville, Illinois, might have created the best Halloween light show of 2013 already. The carefully designed lights sync to the popular song Sail by Awolnation, as well as songs by Fallout Boy, LMFAO, Rammstein and The Band Perry.
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Decorating the inside of the home is also popular with many people.
Decorating the inside of the home is also popular with many people.
Tammy Paladini
Halloween wake up prank
Halloween wake up prank
YouTube screenshot
A ghostly bride.
A ghostly bride.
Brightly painted skulls is one of the many traditional art expressions of The Day of The Dead celebr...
Brightly painted skulls is one of the many traditional art expressions of The Day of The Dead celebrations in Mexican culture.
David Tafolla, courtesy of SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco
A Chinese teacher gets into the spirit of Halloween
A Chinese teacher gets into the spirit of Halloween
A ghost for every grave.
A ghost for every grave.
Several pumpkins and gourds stacked together at a produce stand.
Several pumpkins and gourds stacked together at a produce stand.
Halloween wake up prank
Halloween wake up prank
YouTube screenshot
Trick-or-treat  smell my feet!
Trick-or-treat, smell my feet!
Kevin Dooley
Flight school anyone?  A graveyard school.
Flight school anyone? A graveyard school.
A Victorian hearse  pulled by two splendid black horses  waits outside the British Library
A Victorian hearse, pulled by two splendid black horses, waits outside the British Library
The haunted back yard in Bedwell  Stevenage
The haunted back yard in Bedwell, Stevenage
Pumpkin patch at First United Methodist Church.  Bentonville  Ark.
Pumpkin patch at First United Methodist Church. Bentonville, Ark.
The use and reference to modern technology as become a part of the annual  Dia de Los Muertos  The D...
The use and reference to modern technology as become a part of the annual "Dia de Los Muertos" The Day of The Dead exhibit at SOMArts Cultural Center over the last few years.
Courtesy of SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco
Halloween 2006  a bloody death and a head on a stick.
Halloween 2006, a bloody death and a head on a stick.
Christina Ruiz
Painted pumpkins.
Painted pumpkins.