Updated September 21, 2021 | Infoplease Staff

Monsters, and bats, and Dracula. Oh my!


Monster Guide

Halloween Polls

Halloween Traditions
The inside scoop on jack-o'-lanterns and other Halloween traditions

Halloween History
The tangled origins of the October 31 holiday

Halloween by the Numbers
There were 115 million candy opportunities in 2013

Menacing Monster Guide
Who's who in the rogue's gallery

The Truth About Dracula
How a 15th-century prince became a legend

Fact Monster Mask
Be the Fact Monster for Halloween!

All About Bats
Mysterious mammals on the fly

Conversations with a Witch
We talk to a real-life witch about stereotypes in the media

More on the Freaky, Scary, and Strange

Our Favorite Phobias
What are you afraid of?

Unlucky No. 13
The superstition's roots in Christian and pagan beliefs

Sports and the Number 13
A handful of athletes dared wear the infamous number

Quizzes and Games

The Human Skeleton Quiz
Test your skeletal smarts

Mythical Monsters Quiz
What half-man, half-bull beast was kept in a labyrinth on Crete?

Phobias Quiz
Phobophobics avoid this quiz!

Candy Quiz
What flavor was found in Tut's tomb?

Monsters Quiz
Which are the only monsters born in the United States?

Dracula Quiz
Don't be afraid to sink your teeth into this quiz

Top Halloween Flicks

The Scariest Movies of All-Time
How scary is The Shining?

Hip Halloween Flicks
Rosemary's Baby, The Witches of Eastwick, and more

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