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Chicago arcade bar haunted house

Partying this Halloween is pretty much canceled this year — but not from the confines of our cars. Replay Lincoln Park, an arcade bar in Chicago, is transforming its back alley into a drive-thru haunted house, complete with zombies, demons, and the undead. Guests at the Alley of Darkness will be able to enjoy a […]

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Don’t dress us as Native Americans

Last Halloween, I was sitting on the front porch watching scrub jays dart from branch to branch. I lit candles in the pumpkins we carved and waited for the parade of kids trick-or-treating. Then came the rush of footsteps and laughter. I chatted with parents, oohed and aahed over the costumes. One kid was dressed […]

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Real haunted houses

You may have been one of those kids who used to muster up the courage to knock on the door of the creepy, rumored-to-be-haunted house in your neighborhood every Hallowen. Now it’s time to take it to the next level. Plenty of houses and hotels around the world claim to have supernatural happenings, but these […]

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Blue moon taking place on October 31

You might not be able to celebrate Halloween in a traditional fashion this year. Trick-or-treating may not be possible, massive Halloween blowouts will almost certainly be canceled or scaled down dramatically, and haunted houses will require zombies to maintain a six-foot distance while scaring patrons. Whatever happens this October, at least one thing is for […]

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Scariest ghost tours in the US

Salem might be the unofficial Halloweentown of the US, but given its insane popularity, the scariest thing about Salem isn’t the ghosts — it’s the enormous crowds. Part of what makes ghost tours so captivating is using your imagination and suspending disbelief. That’s a bit tough when drunk college kids dressed as the Stranger Things […]