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Halloween History ( A Beginner’s Guide )

The second most commercial holiday next only to Christmas, Halloween has a long history marked mainly by celebration and superstition. Originating nearly 2000 years ago, the ancient roots of today’s modern Halloween traditions can be traced back to the mysterious Celtic festival of Samhain ( pronounced SOW-in ). It was widely believed that on the night of November 1st, spirits from the underworld returned as ghosts. In turn, people left offerings of food and wine on their doorsteps, hoping to protect their houses by providing these restless, roaming, hungry, and perhaps even menacing spirits, with at least some bare-bones form...

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Why Does The Exorcist Still Scare Us?

When the supernatural horror film, The Exorcist, appeared on the big screen in 1973, people were not only awestruck but physiologically and psychologically terrified at what they witnessed on film. Rumors quickly spread about the effects the horror flick had on people such as fainting and vomiting in the theater. Today, it’s still considered one of the most iconic supernatural horror films of all time. But how is this one movie so powerful as to be just as prevalent today as it was over 40 years ago? Is it the cool special effects, the frightening face of Regan or is it something...