It's only natural that we begin to consider monsters at this time of year: Halloween is upon us and vampires, witches and skeletons haunt the windows ...
Think pig's blood ketchup, scallop hotdogs, and plenty of other tricks and treats as the Disappearing Dining Club take over the cellars of Brunswick House for a unique Halloween dining experience this year. Tickets include four terrifyingly-tasty courses.
There is an entire world created for ZompireWolf, his enemies, and his friends. They're very excited to show everyone what they have been working on. Launching the project on Kickstarter is only the first step, they see this character evolving into a console game and who's knows... maybe even a movie!
It's Halloween time soon and mums are often faced with the annual dilemma of what to do with all the pumpkin flesh we tend to throw away once we've carved out our scary faced pumpkins. The simplest and most beneficial seems to be to eat it so I have pulled together the top five pumpkin baby recipes I have loved making!
Imagine what you would be teaching your children by Reverse Trick or Treating - about acts of kindness, about doing something nice for other people, about how one small act can make the world a better place. It's a lesson that is a world away from the traditional Trick or Treat one.
Page 5 of Peter James' latest ghost-ridden thriller, The House on Cold Hill, ends with a terrific and completely unexpected shock - but it's just the ...
Halloween falls on a Saturday this year and you just know the entire half term build up will be filled with spooky goings on...
Thankfully there are several light-hearted "classics" that will make the run up to 31 October enjoyable for everyone, even for the most lily-livered yellow bellies out there. Hurrah!
The costume dilemma has moved on from when I was a child, you wore a Halloween costume if you went trick or treating, no trick or treating no costume. And that Halloween costume was a plastic witches hat with synthetic hair from the corner shop and a black bin bag over your clothes. Voila a witch.
Halloween is like a thing now. When I was a kid? It was a thing. But like a really crap thing? It was more aimed at teens that would come and knock on your door and your Mum would have to scrabble around for a Mars Bar and shove it in whatever Kwik Save bag they were holding.
Virtually all Halloween traditions are based either in ancient pagan culture, or in Western culture. From an Islamic point of view, they are all forms of idolatry and as such are forbidden. Indeed if you are caught entering the UAE with items related to witchcraft you will receive a lifetime ban.
A road and a pane of glass separated us but I still blushed and swayed in my chair as I tried to hide my noticeable swoon from my friend. A grin spread over my face that didn't depart for the remainder of the afternoon. I was smitten.
With its excess of parties, sweets and decorations, the dark and ancient Pagan festival of Samhain morphed into 'Halloween': the new Christmas. I think, in a similar vein, the bloody history of Valentine's Day's means it's becoming the new Halloween.
When you have your face painted as a Sugar Skull, with an electric blue wig and fairly lights piled on top of your head its always great knowing you stand out. But when you get told 'You look so amazing, the best I've ever seen you ', it's hard to take that as a complement.
Is it just me, or is there an army of Christmas elves and pixies hanging around in the dark backrooms of high street shops, just waiting, feet on the blocks, for the exact second Halloween is declared over?
The best thing about Halloween is undoubtedly the fact that it gives us carte blanche to spend the day, evening, weekend or whole week (depending on your partner's enthusiasm for Halloween, of course), watching nothing but horror movies.