Today's Popular Halloween and Haunted House Articles

Inventors of Santa's Elf Factory Kick Season Off With Halloween Vikings

Special Events is a creative and gratifying endeavor for any event planner, particularly when you’re supporting a charitable cause. JC Fun Raisers — now in its third year — is headed up by Jersey City, New Jersey residents Michele Nicholson and Roseanna Petruzzelli. As a holiday activity planned for children of all ages, this annual event will once again partner with ‘KFM Making A Difference,’ a local charity dedicated to autism advocacy.

13 REAL Haunted Places That Will Make You Cry for Mommy

Continuing this month's apropos theme of all things haunted, I bring a list of 13 of the most haunted places in the world. Paranormal activity is an international affair, and ghosts and apparitions toy with the living everywhere from California to Mumbai. This list will have some familiar names, and some places you never expected to be haunted (The White House?!), but each one comes with tale after tale of weird and terrifying experiences with the phantom world. read more »

13 Haunted Houses That Will Make You Wet Your Pants

It's Halloween season and you know what that means: time for what has become our annual 13 Best Haunted Houses list! There have been a few additions and subtractions from last years list , but, as always, each one has their own unique characteristics that make it a worthy haunt for even the most seasoned of haunted housers. read more »

Roadkill Cat By Shintaro Kago Is One Flattened Faux Feline

Inspired by Neko Funjyatta, or "I Stepped On A Cat", as the piano favorite Flea Waltz is called in Japan, this delightfully disgusting roadkill cat toy promises loads of faux feline-fatale fun for the whole family - if you're the Addams Family.

Hotel 626: the Online Haunted House

Frito-Lay of North America presents a Snack Strong production that you won't soon forget.  This truly unique and innovative use of multiple online medias is a really cool experience (especially if you like scary movies and such).  The site, Hotel 626, requires you to use a webcam, a microphone, and register with the site so that they can immerse you properly into this hellish nightmare.  Don't worry it's not that hellish.  In fact, it's pretty fun!

7 Stupid and Funny Halloween Costume Ideas For 2010

Halloween gives us the perfect chance to be whoever we really want to be deep down inside, which is why it's such a great holiday. Whether your inner weirdo is a guido, a washed up star, or an outdated musician, you can be certain to appease that annoying freak inside you for at least one more year.

13 Best Halloween Pet Costumes 2009: Cutest, Prettiest, Most Neurotic, Funniest, & More!

Halloween is my favorite time of year and I love covering the dog costume beat for InventorSpot.  For 2009, we have some new categories of Halloween costume awards for dogs and cats, including Best Looking Witch,  Most Literary, Most Neurotic and our first one out, the Best Swine Flu Worker Pet Costume Awards.  (UPDATE: We've checked and many of these costumes are still available in 2015)  Enjoy them!

Field Of Bad Dreams: 13 Bizarre & Creepy Japanese Scarecrows

Scarecrows are supposed to be scary... to crows. Japanese farmers take the age-old crop protecting concept to a whole, new, terrifying level with scarecrows so weird and disturbing they freak out anyone or any bird who sees them.

There's A Fragrance Feast Out There In Wax Tarts!

Isn't it frustrating to purchase a fragrant candle, light it up, and your fragrance goes up in smoke?  Literally, it does; half the time all you smell is smoke. When you light a candle directly, you are burning it, and that smell tends to overcome the fragrance that may be in it.

10 Best Halloween Pet Costume Winners 2013: Most Valiant, Patriotic, Suggestive... And More

Every year I try to find a variety of pet costumes for Halloween that show off different aspects of a pet's personality.  I have to admit that this year's pickings are not as rich as they were in the past; maybe it's the economy, but most of the costumes out in 2013 are holdovers from past years.  Though darling, they didn't qualify for the 2013 competition.  Nevertheless, we do have some great category winners, such as Most Embarrassing, Most Suggestive, Best Little Devil, and Most Valiant pet costumes.  Seek and maybe you shall find something for your sweet pet!

The 7 Weirdest, Tackiest, Creepiest and Sickest Halloween Costumes of 2009

They say Halloween is the day where you get to see people bring their inner desires to life, so what does it say about a person who has a zombie fetus escaping from their womb or a man with another man's body coming from his butt? If your costume does reflect a bit of your innerself then these people are total weirdoes.

'Vampire Teeth' Take Japanese Cosmetic Dentistry into the Twilight Zone

The latest cosmetic dentistry trend out of Japan is “Yaeba”: Vampire Teeth. Dental Salon Plaisir, located in Tokyo's upscale Ginza district, specializes in this cosmetic procedure that lengthens, sharpens and enhances one's canines to fang-tastic proportions.

Pumpkin Sports: 6 Crazy Ways To Have Halloween Fun

Pumpkin sports are becoming the trend in many parts of the country around Halloween time. Pumpkin Paddling, Bowling, and Aerial Bombing are but a few of the punkin sports faves. Take a look at some of the ways folks are having fun with pumkins...

Win Big Making Your Very Own Homemade Halloween Costume

Have you noticed that Halloween really brings out the creativity in people? I have. In search for earth-friendly Halloween innovations I came across one costume contest after another after another and I have to say I am thoroughly impressed with the cute and/or gory things people can create out of recycled material.

Coffin Carrier Is Just Too Ghoul For School

Got a Goth on your Halloween holiday gift list? This creepy yet cool Coffin Carrier from Japan's Village Vanguard is a great way to tote your body of work... or the odd small body.

My Favorite Solar Powered Halloween Lights for 2008

This year's list of Solar Powered Halloween lights is a little different than the ones in the past. This years solar powered lights are gentler in appearance and more versatile in use. In other words they can be used as more than just Halloween décor but also the entire season of autumn décor. Take a look at the list below to see what I mean.

Ten Epic DIY Halloween Decorations Sure To Make Guests Freak

Ghosts and witches are so passe. Your Halloween party needs some serious juice. We've found ten amazing Halloween party props you can quickly make at home for very little money. Warning: These are super-creepy!

Retro Christine Gaming PC Case Will Fill You With Fury

What does a creative case modder and car enthusiast do when it's time to design a horrifyingly cool new gaming PC? He takes inspiration from Stephen King's 1983 novel and and the John Carpenter-directed movie Christine, of course, and builds a custom computer case that evokes King's demoniacally possessed 1958 Plymouth Fury.

Recycled Box Cowboy Hats Just in Time For a Drunken Halloween

Want to be a cowboy this Halloween? I don't blame you. Cowboys can be awfully sexy. Lucky for you, here is a way to show some love and loyalty to your favorite beer company and be an eco-friendly cowboy at the same time.

Pumpkin Art That Inspires Awe

What can you do to scare the crap out of little kids on Halloween? Make really scary pumpkin carvings, of course!