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Halloween News

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.

Halloween display to be removed as it's upsetting kids

Stevenage - James Creighton was told by local police that he must remove or tone down his Halloween display as it's making local kids cry. James makes an annual Halloween display based on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie and gets regular donations for his artistry.

Great pumpkin heist: Thieves steal 600 pumpkins from farm

Calverton - Nearly 600 pumpkins were recently stolen in the dead of night from a farm on Long Island. The stolen pumpkins have a street value of around $4,200.

Review: New on DVD for October 1 Special

This week’s releases include an original and soon-to-be classic cartoon; a frightening favourite; a real-life monster; and the latest adventures of a popular time traveller.

Halloween events for EDM fans

Halloween allows EDM fans to enjoy new levels of anonymity on the dance floor — or, exhibitionism, if that’s what they prefer. No genre of music has embraced this holiday with such verve since KISS lit stages on fire for your parents back in the 70s.

Op-Ed: 2013 Halloween costume trends

Most of us have fond Halloween memories of dressing up as our favorite super hero or cartoon character, dragging a pillow case down neighborhood sidewalks, collecting candy and snickering about the weird neighbor who gives out toothbrushes.

Video: Jaguar, other zoo animals celebrate Halloween

San Diego - With Hurricane Sandy and the election dominating a lot of the media coverage, people sometimes need a distraction, and what better way to put a smile on our face than seeing adorable animals celebrate the holidays.

Watch Kimmel's 'I told my kid I ate all their Halloween candy'

Watch kids give vent to their most sincere feelings of shock, rage and utter devastation as parents confront them with news of the ultimate disaster that can befall a kid in the Halloween season–that the grown ups have eaten all the Halloween candy.

Man charged with giving 'powdered sugar' during Halloween

Manchester - Trick-or-treaters in Manchester received a "trick" or "treat" in the form of "powdered sugar." As a result, Donald Junior Green has been charged with possession of class A drugs.

3 girls dead and 2 seriously injured in Madrid Halloween stampede

Madrid - The Thriller-themed party was held in the Madrid Arena of the Casa de Campo. It is thought that a flare that someone released into the crowd caused the panic and the stampede. Video update November 5.

Watch Halloween 'head drop' illusion—Man sneezes, head falls off

San Luis Obispo - Watch Rich Ferguson perform a frightful "head drop illusion" trick. Imagine walking down a narrow lane. You stand aside for a man who pauses for a sneeze. He sneezes so hard that his head falls off his shoulders, then calmly tries to fix it back.

Op-Ed: Halloween treats with a healthy twist

Who doesn't love Halloween candy? Kids and grown ups alike. Enough said. But, if less than healthy ingredients hidden in common packaged foods has you concerned as a parent, fret not. There are a lot of creative (and healthy) options to try.

Op-Ed: Halloween ─ Tips for safe trick-or-treating

Halloween is here, and this evening many parents and kids will be assembling their costumes and preparing to head out to do some trick-or-treating. Going out in costume is a lot of fun, but it also comes with some risk factors.

Photos: Spookiest carved pumpkins for Halloween 2012

These masterpieces of artistically carved Halloween pumpkins were part of the entries for Reddit's Horror's First Annual Halloween Carving Contest 2012. They are mostly exquisitely done with attention to detail that makes them lifelike.

Op-Ed: The top five classic Halloween movies to watch tonight

Toronto - Halloween is here and that means everyone is entitled to a little fright now and then throughout the day. As goblins and ghouls engulf the streets demanding candy, now is the perfect time to enjoy these top five classic Halloween films.
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Lamb Casserole at The Witches’ Cauldron and the Milkman on the Golan Heights.
Lamb Casserole at The Witches’ Cauldron and the Milkman on the Golan Heights.
A skeleton holding a fishing pole.
A skeleton holding a fishing pole.
Angry Bird
Angry Bird
The jack-o -lantern who narrated the story.
The jack-o'-lantern who narrated the story.
Birkat Ram from The Witches’ Cauldron and the Milkman on the Golan Heights.
Birkat Ram from The Witches’ Cauldron and the Milkman on the Golan Heights.
Freak snow storm hits New Jersey just days before Halloween.
Freak snow storm hits New Jersey just days before Halloween.
Decorated for Halloween  spooky stuff.
Decorated for Halloween, spooky stuff.
A ghost for every grave.
A ghost for every grave.
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Jenny poses with our Halloween greenboard that we designed together
Jenny poses with our Halloween greenboard that we designed together
A neighbor decided to put a jack-o-lantern within a jack-o-lantern last year.
A neighbor decided to put a jack-o-lantern within a jack-o-lantern last year.
Flight school anyone?  A graveyard school.
Flight school anyone? A graveyard school.
Haunted garden in north Hertfordshire
Haunted garden in north Hertfordshire


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