Halloween Still Smells Like a Plastic Pumpkin Pail

I was never a pillowcase kid. Fill the sheets that I put my head on with the goods, risking an errant Mr. Goodbar besmirching my sleeping quarters? No thanks. Besides, a pillowcase would need to go in the wash eventually. My plastic pumpkin was a dedicated trick-or-treating device. And somehow, it managed to stay… »10/31/15 6:30pm10/31/15 6:30pm

That "Spooky" Halloween Asteroid is a Dead Comet That Looks Like a Skull

If you weren’t already having nightmares about the “Halloween asteroid” taking a detour and crashing into New York City, well, this space rock just got a little spookier. First off, Spooky isn’t an asteroid; according to NASA, it’s a dead comet. Worse! It looks like a haunted human skull. »10/31/15 10:30am10/31/15 10:30am

Never Sleep Again: Your Ten Best Stories of Absolute Terror

We asked and you delivered. With over 3,000 comments on this year’s Scary Story contest, this year’s submitters brought their best—sharing hair-raising, spine-tingling tales that were so scary that certain Jezebel writers were forced to sleep with their lights on. These are the ten most terrifying. »10/30/15 8:00pm10/30/15 8:00pm

The U.S. Congress Helped Make One Simpsons Halloween Special As Violent As Possible

Treehouse of Horror V isn’t just one of the best Simpsons Halloween episodes—it’s one of the best episodes of the entire show. But, even for Halloween, it was a surprisingly blood-laden and gory episode for the cartoon. Why? It turns out it was because of complaints from Congress. »10/29/15 1:07pm10/29/15 1:07pm

My Sleepless Night Alone at the Allegedly Haunted Lizzie Borden B&B

I’m covered in flop sweat, my hands are shaking, and an itchy flush in my cheeks hints that tears are just moments away. While the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast is a mere 20 miles from the Providence Amtrak station, I’ve been lost for 30 minutes and it feels like a bad sign. »10/27/15 4:00pm10/27/15 4:00pm

Your Halloween Costume Will Never Be As Amazing As This Mad Max Power Wheels

Some people think Halloween isn’t as fun with kids because you can’t spend all night partying. But Cory and Jeremy Newton-Smith once again prove that Halloween is infinitely better when you’re a parent, because you get to build phenomenal costumes like this Mad Max Power Wheels. »10/26/15 10:30am10/26/15 10:30am

Carve Up Some Science With a Physics Themed Jack-O'-Lantern  

Halloween is fast approaching, which means many Americans will partake in the annual mutilate-a-squash ritual this weekend. But let’s face it: toothy grins and pointy eyes are passé. If you really want your gourd to stand out this year, we recommend spicing things up with a healthy dose of physics. »10/25/15 11:00am10/25/15 11:00am