Halloween

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10 of Britain’s best graveyards for a Halloween stroll
You might glimpse the White Lady or the Hound of Dracula in these beautiful cemeteries across the country – what better way to spend Halloween?

Kevin Rushby

31, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Want horror for Halloween? Critics pick music, books, games and more to help
From a creepy Hollywood comedy to trick or treat for gamers, Guardian critics suggest their cultural classics

Peter Bradshaw, Alison Flood, Keza MacDonald, Phil Harrison and Jenessa Williams

31, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Halloween shows us you can’t keep a good ghost down. And nor should you | Stephanie Merritt
The ghost story is enjoying a revival. No wonder – we’re hardly short of repressed fears to turn into fiction

Stephanie Merritt

31, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Dare you take the Guardian’s hideously horrible Halloween culture quiz?
25 questions on literature, film, TV, books and music with a spooky edge – how will you fare?

Martin Belam

31, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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My childhood trick-or-treating had a huge ‘rack-off’ vibe. Halloween in Australia is different now. Halloween in Australia is different now | Cameron Williams
Lollies, neighbours, topical costumes like the Ship that got Stuck in the Suez Canal – why the hell not?

Cameron Williams

30, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Streaming: the best Halloween films for kids
As Halloween beckons, summon up favourite child-friendly frighteners such as The Witches, Beetlejuice and Coraline

Guy Lodge

30, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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New York elementary schools ban Squid Game Halloween costumes
Schools warn parents against allowing kids to wear outfits inspired by Netflix series over ‘violence depicted in the show’

Lauren Aratani

29, Oct, 2021 @2:02 PM

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Yorkshire police poster warns against trick or treating this Halloween
Force says it is discouraging the activity this year along with organised events because of Covid

Helen Pidd North of England editor

29, Oct, 2021 @10:34 AM

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‘These aren’t my real teeth!’: seven readers on their scariest and silliest homemade Halloween costumes
From a Teen Wolf to the truly unsettling Eater of Dreams, these disguises are a testament to charity shops, liquid latex and lots of imagination

Guardian readers

29, Oct, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Embrace the darkness: why autumn nights are for getting outside
As the clocks go back this weekend the author of Wild Nights Out extols the magic of exploring outside after dark

Chris Salisbury

28, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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How to make pumpkin soup – recipe | Felicity Cloake's How to make the perfect…
A good squash is your best bet for this substantial seasonal soup, so forget those grown-for-looks-not-flavour orange pumpkins

Felicity Cloake

27, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Nightmare on UK’s Elm Streets as homes sell for 42% less due to ‘superstition’
Fear of Freddy Krueger spooks many buyers, say experts – but most Britons would buy ‘haunted’ house if cheaper

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

26, Oct, 2021 @2:32 PM

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