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Here are the Origins of Trick-or-Treating, Jack-o-Lanterns, and Haunted Houses

#1.) Trick-or-treating. It comes from an old tradition where poor children in England and Ireland would go door-to-door praying for the dead on All Saints' Day.

After World War Two, children in the U

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Kool Halloween Hits – ‘Time Warp’ from The Rocky Horror Picture Show [VIDEO]

'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' is a1975 cult classic that just seems to get better with age. The movie itself is hysterical, but the songs are what really make it the classic it is! Check out the 'Time Warp' on the next page!

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Hallmark Channel
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Martha Stewart Gears Up for Annual Halloween Special [PHOTOS]

Every October, domestic goddess Martha Stewart takes a break from folding napkins into peacocks and instead turns her attention to Halloween, a holiday she adores.

She not only does an elaborate themed issue of her magazine, she tapes a television special as well — and this year, she’s creating a spooky maze from ordinary lawn decorations and showing us how to turn a simple two-car garage into a haunted house. The behind-the-scenes photos from her special are a real treat for fans. 

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Avante Garb/My Cat Has Cancer/Two Moms LTD, Etsy
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18 Bizarre Homemade Halloween Costumes From Etsy [PICTURES]

Etsy, in case you don't know, is basically the craft fair/flea market of the internet. Millions of people come together to sell the unique things they've handcrafted to those wishing to have something unique in their lives. And like most craft fair/flea markets, it's go

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Pedro J. Ferreira / Flickr
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Check Out Our ‘Ghoul 98′ Link!

Here at Kool 98, we're in the Halloween spirit...so to speak. The website is crammed full of Halloween goodies like a kids plastic pumpkin on the big night! You'll find AWESOME costume ideas, recipes, music and much, much more when you click the 'Ghoul 98' link at the top of the page!

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Kool Halloween Hits – ‘Monster Mash’ by Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett [VIDEO]

The "Monster Mash" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on October 20 1962. This novelty hit is a song that everyone can sing right along with...in their very best 'Boris' voice, of course! See the video on the next page!

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Kool Halloween Hits – ‘This is Halloween’ From The Nightmare Before Christmas [VIDEO]

'The Nightmare Before Christmas' is a tough one for me. Do I watch it during Halloween? Is it a Christmas movie? Who knows! It's a super-weird Tim Burton movie that also happens to be super-awesome!

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Halloween Cosume Idea: The Pixar Lamp [VIDEO]

This might be the most ingenious Halloween costume I've ever seen!

Last year, someone dressed up as the Pixar Lamp. They put a brief video on YouTube. I don't know why it took so long for it to come to our attention, but I'm loving it!

 

Pretty awesome and original, right? If you want to go with a more topical costume this Halloween, click here.
By the way, the Pixa

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The Five Most Unhealthy Halloween Candies

We see these lists every year, but if you're picking out your Halloween candy this week, "Reader's Digest" has a list of the unhealthiest Halloween candies you can buy. Obviously, ALL candy is bad for you, but here are the top five.

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Kool Halloween Hits – ‘Pet Sematary’ by The Ramones

The book was originally written by Stephen King then it was turned into SUPER creepy movie in 1989. The movie version starred Herman Munster himself...Fred Gwynne! Anyway, one of the best parts of the movie was the AWESOME title track by the Ramones. Check out the original video on the next page!

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Getty Images
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10 Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Wear in 2011

Halloween is fast approaching. Besides figuring out exactly how much candy you'll need for the trick-or-treaters this year, another burning question remains: how will you dress for those adult parties and festivities? While you can always go with the tried-and-true — zombies, vampires, and superheroes — may we suggest something a little more timely? We took a look at the most popular topical costumes being sold by retailers, and added in a few of our own ideas for homemade get-ups as well. It's safe to say y

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Gourds Gone Wild! 10 Awesomely Artistic Jack O’ Lantern Carvings [PICTURES]

Hurricane Irene flooded dozens of pumpkin patches this year, leading to what many say will be an unprecedented shortage — and price increase — for those wanting to carve traditional Halloween Jack O’ Lanterns.

That said, even a hurricane won’t stop the super-creative types who work their magic to create stylish artwork on pumpkins every year.

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