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A scary legend associated with Halloween revolves around the jack-o-lantern. The custom of making jack-o-lanterns on Halloween lies in the Irish legend of Stingy Jack, who tricked the Devil numerous times, eventually lea... More »

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MyScaryHalloween.com and ZombiePumpkins.com are two websites that users can visit to find scary Halloween stencils. These websites feature a variety of stencils that individuals can use for their pumpkins. More »

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Scary Halloween decorations for outside include glowing eyes in the bushes and a hanging ghost made of packing tape. For the glowing eyes, cut two eye shapes out of a paper-towel roll. Insert a glow stick into the roll, ... More »

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The holiday of Halloween derives from Hallowmas, is based on Samhain and has symbols tied to Wiccans from the Middle Ages. For example, bats, black cats and spiders are all important components of Halloween, and all were... More »

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The origins of Halloween lie in an ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain, which was a festival of the dead. The festival was traditionally held on the day of the official start of winter on the Celtic calendar, which ... More »

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The practice of carving pumpkins and lighting them from within with candles for Halloween originated in Ireland with a folktale about a man named Stingy Jack. Based on the story of the "Jack-o'-lantern," American childre... More »

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Ways to scare someone on Halloween include wearing a 3D-printed face mask, using a fake gushing wound or installing a video panel to broadcast scary video footage. These techniques all make use of modern technology and s... More »

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