Ohio’s Most Haunted Village Hosts Events for Halloween Fun

All year round, authentic hauntings and paranormal sightings occur in the historic village of Wayensville, Ohio. But to make the Halloween season more special, the village is hosting two tours that are sure to make October a little spookier. “These are not sensationalized tours,” says Linda Morgan, Program Chair of Museum at the Friends Home […]

Mobile Guide to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights Available

If you’re heading out to Orlando this month to take in the annual Halloween Horror Nights and want to stay one step ahead of the crowds, VisualTravelTours has a guide for you. The largest supplier of guided tours for mobile devices, VisualTravelTours recently announced the first tour of Halloween Horror Nights as a QuietGuide (text […]

Halloween Entertaining Tips from Authors of Plan to Party

If you’re anything like me, you love to throw a good Halloween party. Well, Elizabeth Mascali and Dawn Sandomeno, authors of the forthcoming book Plan to Party: Simple & Special Entertaining In Your Home, have a few tips for making your next Halloween party fun, easy and inexpensive. Hold a Candy Co-Op Get a few […]

The Zombies Are Coming! The Zombies Are Coming!

O.K. I think it is clear now that zombies are staging a coup to take over the spot of ranking ghoulie. For me, it started with a slow trickle of books to review. First it was The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Zombies, then it was The Art of Zombie Warfare, then Night of the Living […]

Ghost Hunters Signing Autographs

Meet the cast of SyFy’s hit show Ghost Hunters at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights XX. Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango will be signing autographs on October 7 during sessions starting at 7pm and 9:30pm. Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort is a separately ticketed event. This year’s event nights are September 24, 25 […]

More Fun In Store at Hudson Valley Halloween Events

The Historic Hudson Valley is expanding its portfolio of fall and Halloween events this year, plus adding additional nights for the Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton, the tri-state area’s biggest ticketed Halloween celebration, which kicks off Saturday, Oct. 2. New this year is Horseman’s Hollow, an interactive haunted attraction […]

Does Genre Literature Affect the Teen Brain?

A three-day conference, The Emergent Adult – Adolescent Literature and Culture, at Cambridge University is going to explore the effect on the teenage brain of books like Twilight and the Harry Potter series. Scientists, authors and education experts will all gather to discuss whether there are ‘Twilight zones’ in the teenage mind; areas of the […]

Scene Around: Is this place haunted?

Every morning, I take a 24-minute walk around my neighborhood. There are a lot of abandoned homes along my route, but this one really stands out to me. There is something about that chair, with its ragged torn fabric hanging about it that makes me think of movies about ghosts and haunted places. With my […]