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Who are you voting for?

And does it matter?
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By DAVID KISH  |  October 26, 2012
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Forgive me, Great Pumpkin ...

For I have sinned.
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By KARL STEVENS  |  October 26, 2012
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The witching hour

Long after darkness falls, restless young souls haunt the streets and nightspots of the city.

By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 26, 2012
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Review: Paranormal Activity 4

The scares — and there have been some good ones — in the Paranormal franchise depend on what's not happening.

By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  October 26, 2012
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Monster mash

In Patt Kelley's twisted but surprisingly sweet comics, a hairy-faced lady from a traveling circus romances a tree-man, a monster spawned by dirty dishes devours the world, a vampire finds her soul mate in a guy with a permanent nosebleed.

By GREG COOK  |  October 26, 2012
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Review: Frankenweenie

Death becomes Tim Burton, whose best films feature corpses or the undead.
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By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 05, 2012


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You're Doing It Wrong: The Zombiepocalypse

Halloween fast approaches, and signs of an impending apocalypse abound (we're still reeling over that recent spate of "zombie" attacks).
Don't worry. Our expert is here to help.
By  |  September 29, 2012
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Review: ParaNorman

This second feature from animation house LAIKA (the company behind Coraline ) is the type of holiday entertainment that kids (and adults) used to tune into annually, back when Rankin/Bass was creating wonders of stop-motion.
Throwback to Amblin's summer fare of the '80s
By BRETT MICHEL  |  August 17, 2012

Photos: Bloodfeast Halloween bash at Machine

Machine hosts the 8th annual Bloodfeast Halloween bash on October 29, 2011.
Machine | October 28, 2011
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  November 04, 2011
A Very Phoenix Halloween: 5 Scary Movies for Halloween You've Probably Never Heard Of

A Very Phoenix Halloween: 5 Scary Movies for Halloween You've Probably Never Heard Of


So you're looking for scary a movie to watch on Halloween. Maybe you're not a huge horror buff, so you Google "Scary Halloween Movies," and...
By Michael Neel  |  October 31, 2011
Rock and Shock recap 2011: A weekend of music, mayhem, and bodily fluids

Rock and Shock recap 2011: A weekend of music, mayhem, and bodily fluids


Click here for more photos from Rock & Shock 2011. Rock and Shock is a one-of-a-kind event: equal parts horror convention, heavy-metal show, and awesomeness....
By Michael Neel  |  October 31, 2011


They remember Halloween: The 20 best Misfits covers of all time (or just as of today)

They remember Halloween: The 20 best Misfits covers of all time (or just as of today)


In honor of Halloween -- and because we've been all about lists, lately -- here are the 20 greatest MISFITS covers ever, presented without commentary....
By Michael Marotta  |  October 31, 2011
Boston Accents playlist 10.30.11: New jams + spooky sounds: Hush Now, Death Shepherd, Parasol, Ruby Ridge, Aloud, Wesleys, Sugar Snow

Boston Accents playlist 10.30.11: New jams + spooky sounds: Hush Now, Death Shepherd, Parasol, Ruby Ridge, Aloud, Wesleys, Sugar Snow


It's a New Music Spooktacular on BOSTON ACCENTS tonight, mixing up some fresh new rock and pop jams with some creepy experimental sounds from the...
By Michael Marotta  |  October 30, 2011
Meet the Mayor: Boston Costume

Meet the Mayor: Boston Costume


Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats. Boston CostumeJohn Von Bittrich What are you...
By Barry Thompson  |  October 28, 2011
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Talking with Frankenstein's monster

You can call him Frank.
Hoopleville
By DAVID KISH  |  October 28, 2011
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Photos: Spookyworld 2011

Spookyworld haunts Litchfield MA through October 31, 2011.
Litchfield MA | Through October 31, 2011
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  October 28, 2011


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Photos: Michael Walsh joins the cast of Spookyworld

Phoenix staffer Michael C. Walsh tries his hand at Spookyworld-style haunting on October 22, 2011.
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By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  October 28, 2011
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Carl and Keith Johnson are spreading the ghostly gospel

Rhode Island's Ghost Rush — the books, the TV shows, the tours — often seems built to squeeze a little money out of a haunted economy.
Supernatural sleuths
By PHILIP EIL  |  October 28, 2011
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The Paranormal Bikers are a new breed of ghost hunters

What really frightens paranormal investigators, those folks who go looking for ghouls? Some will tell you it's the uncomfortable feeling they sometimes get when leaving the scene — a feeling that someone, or something, wants to follow them home.
Spooky business
By JOHN LARRABEE  |  October 28, 2011
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Review: Paranormal Activity 3

Aside from the fan-cam, 3 has little to offer: the camera is shakier and 2 's ludicrous backstory is continued.
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By ANN LEWINSON  |  October 28, 2011
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The fantasy (and reality) of Halloween costumery

We all wish we'd worn better costumes.
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By KARL STEVENS  |  October 28, 2011


A Very Phoenix Halloween: Dress Up or Get Out: The biggest costume parties in town

A Very Phoenix Halloween: Dress Up or Get Out: The biggest costume parties in town


Fact: This guy will not be having sex tonight Attention all Boston coeds: we'd like to issue an official statement. Squeezing into a 10-year-old's party...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  October 27, 2011
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Free Fun Shit: Oct 27-Nov 3: Vegetarian Food Fest, David Bernstein moderates the presidential debate of the year, 'Freeky' Halloween exhibit @ the 4th Wall, Halloween bash @ Middlesex + more


"Revenge of Freeky Fright Nights" exhibit opens at Fourth Wall Project on Friday, October 28 Jen and John Yates | Wreck the Halls: Cake Wrecks...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  October 27, 2011
[halloween] Cool Ranch @ Middlesex: Bodega, Gozu and a fuckton of Misfits

[halloween] Cool Ranch @ Middlesex: Bodega, Gozu and a fuckton of Misfits


Oh hey COOL RANCH, what's shakin'? How's things? Got a Halloween party tonight at Middlesex Lounge in Central Scare (love that one)? Got handjobs on...
By Michael Marotta  |  October 26, 2011
A Very Phoenix Halloween: Scare up some Halloween fun at these haunted New England attractions

A Very Phoenix Halloween: Scare up some Halloween fun at these haunted New England attractions


If getting chased through the backwoods of New Hampshire by a guy (ostensibly in character) with a (chain-less, but STILL) chain saw sounds like your...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  October 22, 2011
A Very Phoenix Halloween: Parties to Eat, Drink (a lot) and Be Scary At

A Very Phoenix Halloween: Parties to Eat, Drink (a lot) and Be Scary At


Get your party on, just  try not to end up like this guy this Halloween Sick of spending Halloween in a smelly (what is that?...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  October 21, 2011


Massachusetts’s most haunted: True (?) tales of ghost captains, spectral widows, hotel poltergeists, and more

Massachusetts’s most haunted: True (?) tales of ghost captains, spectral widows, hotel poltergeists, and more


Let's face it, Massachusetts is haunted. Nathaniel Hawthorne knew it; H.P. Lovecraft knew it; you know it, too. We're sitting on a shitload of history...
By Jasmine Lywen-Dill  |  October 21, 2011
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Budget costume ideas

Halloween costumes that cost next to nothing.
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By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  October 21, 2011
Zillow ranks Boston 2nd Best City for Trick-or-Treating and breaks it down to top 5 neighborhoods: We've got all the adult fun going down in those 'hoods. Check it.

Zillow ranks Boston 2nd Best City for Trick-or-Treating and breaks it down to top 5 neighborhoods: We've got all the adult fun going down in those 'hoods. Check it.


This just in: according to real estate website Zillow, Boston ranks 2nd on their list of the Top 20 Best Cities to Trick-Or-Treat, falling just...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  October 20, 2011

Party with the paranormal at these 4 haunted Boston nightclubs


Wanna get down with some paranormal personalities? For their Nightlife issue this week, our sister mag Stuff went on a wild ghost chase through Boston's...
By Ali Carter  |  October 20, 2011