Scared Silly

Scared Silly

Halloween is our one chance a year to gleefully terrorize each other. Why is being afraid so fun?

Why Halloween Just Won't Go Away

What is Halloween really about?

Halloween Time: Fun or Fear?

Halloween is supposed to be a fun time.

Obama and Romney Halloween Masks

Who's afraid of Halloween masks of presidential candidates?

Killer Formula

Regarding horror movies, are humans perverse, even masochistic?

Halloween and The Second Level of Fear

What am I really afraid of on Halloween?

Halloween Quotes: What They Say About Our Fears

How does the holiday help us gain control over our deepest anxieties?

Is it Good to Scare Kids?

Do you need to sleep with the light on?

The Pleasure of Fear and Grief

Can you feel pleasure in a horror film or tragedy?

Eccentric's Corner: Horror Meister

David Cronenberg knows the dirty little—and big—secrets of your mind.