Curses and crystals: meet the modern witches
Should we take witchcraft seriously? A surprising number of young women are becoming witches, and not just for Halloween. What does magic and mysticism have to offer the modern world?
Fright night revels spread across the globe
Is Halloween good for society? The ghoulish industry is worth billions of dollars. And as more countries around the world embrace the festival of horrors, it is expected to get even bigger.
Creepy ‘killer clown’ craze spreads to UK
For months, towns in America have been terrified by reports of clowns brandishing knives or luring children into the woods. Now, as Halloween approaches, the phenomenon has reached Britain.
Witching hour as Halloween draws closer
Millions of children will dress up as supernatural beings for Halloween. But in the past, fear of spirits and witches has led to conflict, torture and mass murder.
Halloween 2011 is set to break all records
The rise and rise of Halloween as a popular festival in the US and, more recently, the UK has surpassed all predictions. Is it just commerce, or something deeper?