H. P. Lovecraft’s “The Ancient Track”

I bet you didn’t know the computer company was founded by a classic gothic author, did you? No? That’s because it wasn’t. The Halloween Haunt is on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, on Facebook, and Google+. Find more poetry and stories at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Read along with me and find much more at HPLovecraft.com

Music:

“Zombie Hoodoo” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Unnatural Situation” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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The Charlie Charlie Challenge

Excuse me…do you have a pencil? Or two? Have you played? Tell us at TheHalloweenHaunt.com. Join us on Facebook, on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, and Google+.

Learn about Bloody Mary at BloodyMary.TheHalloweenHaunt.com. Find out more about bobbing for apples at BobbingforApples.TheHalloweenHaunt.com. Info about the Slender Man is at SlenderMan.TheHalloweenHaunt.com. Get the history of the Ouija board at OuijaHistory.TheHalloweenHaunt.com. And hear a spine-tingling story about an encounter with the Ouija board at OuijaStory.TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Live Science will tell you more about the Charlie Charlie Challenge. Time magazine will fill in some blanks. And the Washington Post claims to have the “complete, true story” of the Charlie Charlie Challenge.

Music:

“Chased” by Sam Haynes from “Horror and Halloween” (Find all of Sam’s currently available music here)

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The Bell Witch Cave

A witch story and ghost story in one. Perfect. Find all the episodes at TheHalloweenHaunt.com. Make sure you join us on Facebook, on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, and Google+.

Learn more from the official website of the Bell Witch Cave, the Bell Witch Website (unofficial?), and PrairieGhosts.com. Wikipedia will tell you about both the Bell Witch and the Bell Witch Cave.

Music:

“Tombstone” by Twilight Productions

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Shakespeare’s Three Witches from “Macbeth”

Witches as evil hags wasn’t a new idea at the time, but this play may be the reason that’s the first thing we think of when we think of witches. Find lots of Halloween info on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, on Facebook. and Google+. And at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Read the scene for yourself here, then read the rest of the play.

Music:

“Penumbra” and “Tikopia” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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Ben Cooper Costumes

Bruno suggested this on Facebook. So many have worn them; if you’re not familiar, you really should google them and look at pictures. You can suggest an episode there or at TheHalloweenHaunt.com. Or on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt,  or even Google+.

Slate has a good overview of Ben Cooper’s effect on Halloween, and Wikipedia has a lot of history.

Music:

“One-Eyed Maestro,” “Amazing Plan–Distressed” and “Waltz of the Carnies” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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The Story of Interview with the Vampire

It reinvigorated our love of vampires, and has quite the backstory. Be socially active with us on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, on Facebook, and Google+. Find all the episodes at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Wikipedia will tell you much more about the novelthe film, and Ms. Rice herself. Trivia about the film that may be true at IMDb. Find out what Ms. Rice is up to these days at her website.

Music:

“Echoes of Time v2” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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“A Wireless Message” by Ambrose Bierce

Another spooky tale from the great Ambrose Bierce. Tell me your spooky story at TheHalloweenHaunt.com. Join the Halloween party on Facebook, on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, and Google+.

Read along with me at AmbroseBierce.org.

Music:

“Anxiety” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Sinister Lullaby” by Sam Haynes from “Spine Chillers–Horror music for Halloween”

“Death Comes Creeping In” by Sam Haynes from “Spine Chillers–Horror music for Halloween”

“The Gargoyle” by Sean Timms from “The Gargoyle and Other Stories: The Orchestral Music of Sean Timms”
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