A guide to Halloween: Scary movies, books, podcasts, events, and more – The Boston Globe

The countdown to Halloween is on, and there are plenty of ways to get in on the spooky spirit. Whether you’re planning to venture out, stay in, or do a little of both, Globe writers have made the offerings easy to navigate. Check out these recommendations in film, books, and podcasts to set the tone for a spooky evening at home, or picks from around town for those itching to go out.
If you’re feeling squeamish about Halloween parties, pour yourself a bowl of candy corn and settle in for your own personal fright night at home. Here’s a list of bloody good movies — from every year since 1960 — to stream this season. Check out the full list.
Any seasoned horror movie consumer knows that the moments of true terror have as much to do with sound as they do with sight. That’s why we’ve rounded up a list of 15 podcasts to give your ears a spooky soundtrack as Halloween approaches. Into true crime? Local history? Fictional tales? We’ve got you covered.
There’s no better time to dive into a pile of mysteries and thrillers than the weeks leading up to Halloween. Fact. And from new bestsellers you might’ve missed to lesser-known page-turners, here are 10 nail-biters to read under the covers.
We’ve rounded up some relatively low-risk activities to keep you busy leading up to and on the big day. Just remember to confirm the event’s vaccination policy, check to see if you need a reservation, and, of course, wear your mask — costume and otherwise. Check out the full list of things to do.
Is it just us, or have households across Massachusetts gotten really, really good at Halloween? The frightful front yard displays this year look bigger and more ghoulish than ever. Here are a few that have caught our eye across Mass.
October isn’t just for Octoberfest, pumpkin spice, fall festivals, bonfires, and hayrides. It’s also for thrill-seekers, scary movie buffs, and of course, haunted houses. Check out this list of Halloween activities in Rhode Island that will make you scream (for joy).
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