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DIY Solar Light Powered Jack-O-Lantern

I posted a little project I worked on this weekend and was pleasantly surprised that a few people asked how I did it. So here are some simple instructions and details on how I made my solar light powered jack-o-lanterns. Hopefully, the instructions help you. Items needed: Plastic pumpkin pail (we bought ours from Wal-mart […]
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Interview with Alli Womac

Alli Womac is the Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer of WEEN DREAM, the all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit that gives free Halloween costumes to children in need across America. She has costume expertise that stems from her over 25 years of dance and performance experience, including 10 years as a professional international magician’s assistant. She now owns […]
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Interview with Sean Keller

Musician, actor, and screenwriter Sean Keller took the time to chat with us in October and we talked about mixtapes, his multiple musical personalities, and of course, our mutual love of Halloween. Sean’s work includes writing the All That We Destroy episode of Hulu’s Into the Dark series (directed by his love Chelsea Stardust), Rage […]
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Interview with Lesley Bannatyne

We have been lucky enough to chat with author and historian Lesley Bannatyne (Halloween. An American Holiday, An American History, Halloween Nation. Behind the Scenes of America’s Fright Night, A Halloween Reader. Poems, Stories and Plays from Halloween Past) the past few weeks through email. For those who don’t know, Lesley writes extensively on Halloween, […]
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Interview with Lisa Morton

Lisa Morton is a screenwriter, author of non-fiction books, Bram Stoker Award®-winning prose writer, and Halloween expert. Famous Monsters called her “one of the best writers in dark fiction today”. As a Halloween expert, Morton has written three non-fiction books on the history of Halloween – The Halloween Encyclopedia (now in a second edition), A […]
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Interview with Dani October

Dani October aka The Queen Of Halloween has a similar spirit to ours. She pledges to “Keep The Halloween Spirit Undead, All Year Round!” With that in mind, we wanted to know more about her and her love for all things Halloween. Here is our interview: – 1. What fascinates you so much about Halloween […]
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Interview with Rhode Montijo

We are extremely honored to share our short interview with the wonderful artist Rhode Montijo (www.rhodemontijo.com) – the creator of the beautiful Halloween flag that sells out super quick, among a ton of other great artwork – and we are pleased to know the love of Halloween is definitely shared and genuine. If you could […]
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Second Halloween

Who is ready for second Halloween? Let’s make it April 30th. That date is six months from October 31st and, according to the Neo-Druidic Wheel of the Year, Beltane begins at sunset in the Northern hemisphere, with Samhain beginning at sunset in the Southern hemisphere. Sounds perfect. (This image is The Wheel of the Year […]
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Super Blood Wolf Moon

We are sure many of you caught a glimpse of the super blood wolf moon last night. It was a beautiful sight and made our thoughts naturally go to werewolves. The idea of the werewolf has been around for centuries, appearing in the writings of the ancient Roman novelist Petronius, in Ovid’s narrative poem The […]
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Yule

While Samhain, Halloween, All Hallow’s Eve is considered to be the night where the veil between the earthly realm and the spirit world is thin, there is actually another night where that veil is thinnest. The pagan Scandinavian and Germanic people of northern Europe celebrated a twelve-day “midwinter” (winter solstice) holiday called Yule (also called […]
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