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Why a Little Halloween Thrill Is Good For Your Love Life

Dr. Rebekka Grun | Posted 10.30.2015 | Weird News
Dr. Rebekka Grun

In the early '70s (probably bored by the first oil price crisis) psychologists Donald Dutton and Arthur Aron conducted a series of experiments.

The 13 Most Beautiful Haunted Destinations Around the World

Architectural Digest | Posted 10.30.2015 | Travel
Architectural Digest

A stalwart of Canada's historic railway hotels, the Fairmont Banff Springs has been associated with the paranormal since its construction in 1888. One notable tale includes an unfortunate bride-to-be who immolated herself when descending the candlelit stairs in full wedding attire.

Halloween Favorites for LGBT Movie Nights

Matt Baume | Posted 10.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

By all means, go out and party. But what if you're a grumpy loner like me and all you want is a nice quiet spooky evening at home? Well, there's no better way to spend a dark and stormy night than with a creepy, scary, or generally disturbing movie.

10 Haunted Places You Can Actually Go Spend the Night In (and How Much They Cost) | Posted 10.28.2015 | Travel

It's one thing to walk through a haunted maze on Halloween and have people in costumes jump out and startle you. But if you want to really take your scary activities to another level you can spend the night in one of these places that are believed to actually be haunted.

The Flip Side Of Fear

Huffington Post | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living

What are you afraid of? Did sharks pop into your head? If so, you may have galeophobia, which stops thousands of Americans from swimming at the beach...

A True Life Scary Story

Quora | Posted 10.27.2015 | Weird News

I was about six years old when this happened, but my recollection of what I'm about to write is crystal clear. It doesn't have the same fuzzy, uncertain quality that childhood memories sometimes have. I know for a fact that I didn't dream it. I will never forget the thing I saw.

Carve The Mona Lisa Of Pumpkins Like This Guy Who Carves Mona Lisa Pumpkins

Fatherly | Posted 10.27.2015 | Parents

This article originally appeared on Fatherly: If you want your kid to carve an elaborate pumpkin but aren't quite German enough to trust them a...

13 Haunted House Employees Describe The Craziest Thing They've Experienced While Working

Mandatory | Posted 10.26.2015 | Weird News

Going through a haunted house is obviously a terrifying experience, but working as one of the monsters in a haunt can be scary for totally different reasons. Who knows how frightened people are going to react or what someone might do after they've had a few drinks. We asked several haunted house workers to share the craziest thing they've experienced while working on the job. Here are some of the best ones.

Haunted Amsterdam: How to Celebrate Halloween, Dutch-style

Eating Europe Tours | Posted 10.23.2015 | Travel
Eating Europe Tours

First things first, it must be said: Halloween is not actually a traditional Dutch thing. Come October 31, you won't see youngsters traipsing along the canals, trick or treating dressed as a zombie version of the girl from Frozen.

The 5 Best Halloween Cities in America

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.22.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

by Laura Carroll, Condé Nast Traveler Courtesy The Skirvin Hotel Spend your Halloween in New Orleans, New York City, Salem, and more of the spooki...

4 Haunted Hotels We Dare You To Stay At

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.23.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

by Linda K. Nathan, Condé Nast Traveler Hotels love repeat guests. But what about those guests who depart but never leave? We found five hotel...

Want To Sleep In 'The World's Largest Grave'? AirBNB To The Rescue

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 10.16.2015 | Weird News

If all those Donald Trump costumes this year aren't scary enough, consider AirBNB's once-in-a-lifetime contest to spend Halloween night in the P...

12 Terrifying Ghost Stories You Shouldn't Read Alone

Mandatory | Posted 10.14.2015 | Entertainment

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, it's tough not to get freaked out when you're alone and you hear something bump in the night or even hear a voic...

LOOK! A Monster .... Or A Giant Hairball

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 10.12.2015 | Weird News

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39 Incredibly Easy DIY Halloween Decorations For People Who Hate DIY

Hometalk | Posted 10.12.2015 | HuffPost Home

When it comes to putting the finishing touches on your Halloween home, there's no reason to visit a store or even leave your house at all!

5 Eerily Beautiful Abandoned Places Around The World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.09.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

From a ship graveyard in Mauritania to a picturesque 16th century Italian village, we can't help but be mesmerized by these mysterious and beautiful abandoned places around the world.

8 Confessions From A Former Professional Scareactor

Madeline Wahl | Posted 10.08.2015 | Entertainment
Madeline Wahl

At my first scareactor audition, I didn't understand how fun it would be to scare the sh*t out of random people. It's liberating to act in a new way and to have no one from your "real" life recognize you.

The 5 Craziest Shark Attack Stories Of All Time

Thrillist | Posted 09.08.2015 | Travel

Although Shark Week 2015 concluded last month, a wise man once said you should live every week like it's Shark Week. That man might've been Tracy Jordan, but he has a point.

6 Scary Stories That Will Make You Rethink The Black Hole That Is The Internet

Erin Kelly | Posted 01.08.2015 | Crime

The world is a scary place -- but the Internet can be even scarier. Between a simple Google search and scrolling through your Facebook feed, there ...

Freaking Out About Graduating? Don't.

Erin McKelle | Posted 01.19.2015 | College
Erin McKelle

Graduating from college affords you the luxury of living your dreams. Yes, it requires some hard work and perseverance but I promise you, your destiny is within reach.

Top 10 Scariest Things About Income Taxes

Mark Steber | Posted 12.30.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Even though many people feel taxes are scarier than speaking in public, for the majority of people, tax-time is the single largest cash windfall of the year. More than 75 percent of all taxpayers get an average tax refund of $3,000 -- nothing scary about that.

5 Film Hotels of Halloween Horror | Posted 12.29.2014 | Travel

Hotels inspire the horrific and macabre, and with Halloween almost upon us it's time to celebrate haunted rooms, menacing presences, poltergeists, and even the occasional Log Lady lurking in the lobby.

In Defense of a Sexy Halloween

Brad Liberti | Posted 12.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Brad Liberti

The way I see it, the world is an intensely scary place right now. You can keep your American Horror Story gets-ups and your bloody severed corpses -- I have enough drama in my life. I just want to pour myself a glass of some oddly colored punch, binge on Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and stare at some pecs and ass.

What Scares Me More Than Halloween

Beth Bartlett | Posted 12.24.2014 | Comedy
Beth Bartlett

I was lightly dozing in my chair to the canned laughter of yet another Two and a Half Men late-night rerun when the voices demanded my attention: "We...

These 6 Creepy, Abandoned Islands Are Definitely Not Suitable for Your Next Vacation

Posted 02.05.2015 | Entertainment

Don’t let Hawaii or Tahiti fool you: islands are scary. For every tropical paradise, there’s some Shutter Island or Island of Dr. Moreau -- from w...