Tag Archives: halloween

Come Little Children: Hocus Pocus

Witches, intrigue, deception, and a Book with an eye. Yes, Wanderers, this Halloween we’re hopping onto our broomsticks and flying off with the last witches of Salem in Hocus Pocus. On October 31st, 1693, Thackery Binx, a teenage farmer living … Continue reading

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Give Someone a Scary Book This Halloween

In early October 2011, Neil Gaiman – world-renowned author of graphic novels and chapter books alike – started a new Halloween tradition: All Hallow’s Read. In essence, the concept is simple: you give someone, or lots of someones, a scary … Continue reading

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Pumpkins Scream in the Dead of Night: Halloween Tips

Yes, I know, opening with a quote from a song in The Nightmare Before Christmas isn’t exactly original for Hallowe’en, but it’s an epic song, I think we can all agree on that. Hallowe’en is one of those celebrations that … Continue reading

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Issue Ten: A Note from the Editors

Hello, Wanderers! We couldn’t resist running a Hallowe’en Special this issue – yes, we know, two specials back-to-back, we spoil you rotten – normal service will be resumed next issue. However, even if this was a normal issue, it would … Continue reading

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Normal is Vastly Overrated

You know, I’m one of those people who really get into the Hallowe’eny spirit of things. It’s just one of my favourite times of year, and it never fails to make me smile. Yes, this includes loving those cheesy movies … Continue reading

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Vampires Are Awesome: Young Dracula

It’s coming up for Hallowe’en and it’s that time of year that our minds turn to all things ghoulish and ghastly, and all manners of spooky monsters come out to plague us. So of course, like many, my mind turns … Continue reading

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How to Make Something Scary

So, Wanderers, it’s that time of year. Whether we’re trick-or-treating or curling up on (or behind!) the sofa to watch a film, scare is in the air. But how do you tell a really good scary story, or create a … Continue reading

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They Really Are a Scream: The Addams Family

There’s a few fictional families who have managed to last a while within the hivemind that is popular media. For most of them, let’s be honest, they’re your typical, all-American, milk and cookies, sunshine, and apple pie type families. Except … Continue reading

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Horror: More Than Just a Genre

Autumn is my favourite season, all the vivid colours, the darkening days and of course one of my favourite holidays of the year – All Hallows Eve. Few other holidays provide us with the opportunity to pull out our finest … Continue reading

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Rooting for the Slayers: Van Helsing

“Are you always this popular?” “Pretty much.” For as long as I can remember, in vampire films I have always cheered on Count Dracula and booed his nemesis Van Helsing. After all who would choose the traditionally frumpy Van Helsing … Continue reading

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