It’s Halloween, y’all! We’ve rounded up a few spooky posts to better pass this candy-corn fueled fever dream of a work day for you. But first, what are you up to later? Quiet evening at home? Costumes, candy, carousing? Scary stories? Regretting your amazing but hopelessly unattractive troll doll bodysuit purchase now that you’ve got a cute new crush? Endless options. Let us know!
Aaaand, here we go:
- The Hairpin has put together an excellent catch-all of every spooky Wikipedia entry you could dream of. Go nuts and read them all now and probably get fired, or just save some for later. No need to rush it! These scary stories aren’t going anywhere; they’re real [needs citation], so they’re always here when you need a good nightmare. (For one that’s more supremely mysterious than ghostly, might I recommend the Dyatlov Pass Incident?) (Seriously, read it! What happened? Let’s talk about it.)
- GQ shares the personal account of a woman’s real life run-in with a truck stop killer, and:“Then he said one word: Run.”
- BBC peeks behind the tattered, wind-whipped curtains of the kitchens that cook with blood.
- Stepping into a pair of less spectral/ more soul-crushing pants, here’s a real life ghost tale: the slow death of higher public education. (Recommended by the always excellent Longreads tumblr.)
- And, okay, back in the hokey halloween print pants: are you going to a party where drinking is definitely involved but still have no costume? Have fun, drink responsibly, and know that Grubstreet’s got you covered: costume ideas that are really just excuses to drink more.
- Professor Plum in the pantry with the cote-du-beouf. Gory restaurant horror stories.
- Paper play: your favorite famous horror houses, kirigami style.
- And finally, saving the best for last, let’s round this out with some classics. Here’s the ever infallible Alfred Hitchcock in a jowl-y telling of ghosts and ghouls: the 1962 recording of “Alfred Hitchcock’s Ghost Stories for Young People.” (Youtube account VintageHorrorSounds hosts all five parts of the Hitchcock series, in addition to the classics “The Haunted House” and “The Headless Horseman.”) Perfect.
Happy Halloween from Clubhaus! What are you going to be?
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