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

By Mark Banschick M.D.
What is Halloween really about?

Halloween Time: Fun or Fear?

By Charlotte Reznick Ph.D.
Halloween is supposed to be a fun time.

Obama and Romney Halloween Masks

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
Who's afraid of Halloween masks of presidential candidates?

Killer Formula

By Stuart Fischoff Ph.D.
Regarding horror movies, are humans perverse, even masochistic?

Halloween and The Second Level of Fear

By Elizabeth Beckwith
What am I really afraid of on Halloween?

Halloween Quotes: What They Say About Our Fears

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
How does the holiday help us gain control over our deepest anxieties?

Is it Good to Scare Kids?

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D.
Do you need to sleep with the light on?

The Pleasure of Fear and Grief

By Thomas Scheff Ph.D.
Can you feel pleasure in a horror film or tragedy?

Eccentric's Corner: Horror Meister

By Hara Estroff Marano

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