halloween



It’s okay to hunker down for Halloween

31st October 2020

The things that make Halloween Halloween aren’t just the parties – what about the music, films and novels that made the holiday a cultural staple to begin with? I absolutely LOVE Halloween. It may be because I love autumn, costumes, any excuse to throw a themed party, or just because I can’t quite leave my ...


An ode to Halloween

29th October 2020

 2020’s been a horror show in itself, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t going to miss the Halloween that could have been. I’ve always been a fan of Halloween. Growing up, I had an abundance of creative costumes courtesy of my mum: from Willy Wonka to Little Bo Creep, from Taylor Swift to a pumpkin. ...


Cultural appropriation is the real Halloween nightmare

28th October 2020

This Halloween remember that your ‘edgy’ costume could be someone’s biggest nightmare. Having spent the earlier part of my childhood growing up in India, I was grossly unprepared for dealing with the covert and blatant racism I would be forced to encounter persistently when I moved to the West. These situations ranged from the borderline ...


Halloween food around the world

26th October 2020

Jasmine Urquhart looks at some of the best Halloween foods worldwide. Halloween treats are usually associated with trick-or-treating, but spooky celebrations go back centuries. Irish immigrants brought the ancient festival over to the USA in the 19th century, and the Mexican Day of the Dead has been celebrated since pre-Aztec times. Aside from marking All ...


What to stream this October

26th October 2020

Some film recommendations from our Film & TV Editor for the spookiest month of the year. It looks like streaming will take the place of guising this Halloween. These horror films are all available on popular streaming services, and will keep things scary in your household on the 31st!  Sisters (1972), Amazon Prime Video An ...