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HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM AOL!



AOL is having a spectacularly spooky Halloween this year and wants to share all of our scary finds with you. So whether you are looking for yummy snacks to feed your ghouls and goblins or unique costume ideas for you, the AOL Brands can show you how to eat, drink, and be scary this Halloween season.

Today's Features - October 31, 2013



Discounts and Celebrations: What Your Favorite Restaurants are Doing for Halloween from Kitchen Daily - Halloween is upon us! This means orange and black is the new black and pumpkin flavor is more ubiquitous than ever. Get ready to be surrounded by witches and spiders and spooky treats, oh my! Read more...

Is Halloween Candy Tampering a Myth? from Kitchen Daily - The scary myths of tampered candy haunts Halloween every year like a restless spirit. These legends warn of poison, drugs and sharp objects like razor blades and needles on or inside chocolate bars, taffy apples and other treats, the ingestion of which leading to bodily harm and even death. Read more...

How to Dress Like Your Favorite Reality TV Star for Halloween from StyleList - Halloween is the time of year where you can be anything you want and instead of the typical super hero or movie character, we're dressing up as our favorite reality star and we've got all the details on how you can dress up as your favorite star! Read more...



The Scariest Bosses of All Time from AOL Jobs - The employee-boss relationship is automatically scary for any worker. These are the people, after all, who control destinies. But some managers are simply more frightening than others. And this is the season for frights and scares. Read more...



Features you may have missed...

Best Carved Pumpkins from Around the Web from Kitchen Daily - Nothing says Halloween quite like the wily smile of an illuminated Jack-o'-lantern. Pumpkins are an essential ingredient for the Halloween festivities, acting as both a decorative accessory and tasty treat. Read more...



10 Horror Movies that Will Actually Scare the Crap Out of You from Moviefone - "What's your favorite scary movie?" This is the question echoed by the freaky, ghost-faced killer in Wes Craven's "Scream" franchise (there are four of them, as of now, with an MTV series in the early planning stages). Andy, truth be told, "Scream" was pretty scary. But it was also funny. Read more...


Enjoy Spooky sounds of Halloween on AOL Radio - Tune into AOL Radio to get into the Halloween spirit with some haunted tunes - the perfect soundtrack for your Halloween bash.

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Diane_R._Gambino November 01 2013 at 1:48 PM

Look in your bag or pumpkin or bucket & if you see Chinese noodles in it you might have trick or treated to this house. It has been a long time TRICK of Whitestone area that when they give out treats it might be with the stipulation that you don't remember you have ever been here so when they are seeking people to play THE GAME on they state, well I gave them candy & they gave me nothing in return. That is why I post this cuz its never what Halloween is about.

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billwilliamstar November 01 2013 at 1:13 AM

The Beast On Hallows Eve

Upon the hour of Hallows eve
There came a gruesome sight
Some say it fell from outer space
Just as stroke of midnight

Out in field where pumpkins lay
It looked as though a bean
And as too though ripe it were
But this had never seen

It began to shake and tremble
And split along its side
Then out popped a long green tail
And could be seen two big red eyes

Upon this field near forest still
A growl was heard in night
And all things ran from beast it was
And they ran with oh such fright

Upon this night of such forlorn
And as though were newly born
Out came within clawed hands and feet
And on head two curly horns

It walked upright as though a man
Crouched over on back was hump
It threw away its bedding where in field it lay
And it landed with a thump

As he breathed smoke came from snout
As he stomped and tromped about
A hideous being this gruesome thing
And scary beyond all doubt

Across the field a farmhouse
Where inside family lay sleep
He snarled and growled and crept towards
Oh the nature of this beast

Silhouette by moon this house looked doomed
And was outlined pitch of black
Foreboded now for what is come
He with hump on back

Outside a hound let out a yip
For such a smell he knew not
And in his haste as he ran away
Frightened to death he left his spots

Around the house the beast he rambled
Around and around again
And at last a window not closed
In the house he did slip in

Inside the house were no light or candles
Not even a fire light
Beneath a bed the creature crept
Where a mom and dad they lie

The creature growled as he drooled
At the mere thought of his feast
Wake up you two, it’s under bed !
Under bed there is a beast!

It awoke mom from her slumber
She lay half asleep now in bed
She thought for sure a noise she heard
But thought perhaps a dream instead

She hugged her pillow and hugged it tight
And was about to again fall asleep
But just in case kept one eye open
Then the fright it came indeed

She pinched dad upon his bottom
Said Wake up, look and see
I hear something in the room
I don’t know what but I hear it breath!

They both stood there on their bed
Then to the doorway they did run
But dad along the way
Forgot not, he grabbed his gun

This amazing thing, this thing called fright
As they hugged each other tight
Dad he blasted away the room
And he shot everything in sight!

He shot the walls, the floors, the doors
And in drawers too his underwear
And shot up too his best pipe
As it lay there in the chair

He shot again and again and again
Until silence it came at last
And when they looked they found nothing
Dad said a dream and he just laughed

Dad he simply just scratched his head
And made sofa into bed
And there the two they curled up
They slept there instead

But what of creature of the horrid
Where was this beast of gloom
If it wasn’t there at all?
Yes! It was in the toddlers room!

To see rest email Billwilliamstar@aol.com hee hee-happy Halloween!
by Bill Simmons

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PLANET EARTH October 31 2013 at 11:51 PM

Happy Houdini Day

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BDAVID1986 October 31 2013 at 11:05 PM

Happy Halloween, everyone!

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monicakaes October 31 2013 at 10:37 PM

For those who haven't heard. In a town called Elizabethtown, Kentucky a woman's grandchildren did not get a trick or a treat. Other surrounding cities post-poned the celebration for Halloween until Friday due to bad weather. But in Elizabethtown, although heavy rain is pouring and a tornado watch is in effect until 2 a.m., the mayor told a loving grandparent that it is not policy for them to do the same.
Since when do you have to have a policy for a holiday that is for the kids? I mean is it really going to hurt, or do we have to set up a three hour city-wide meeting just to cast a vote and tally up the tolls. By that point the costumes would be outgrown and the fun would be taken out. Lets not make the children feel a burdened or a crisis shall we?
To username: silverdollar... I say who needs the mayor or his policy? Talk to the surrounding neighbors and set up a couple blocks community Halloween celebration and invite other unprivileged children that you know to come to it. Just make sure you set up warning signs for the traffic in the area.
xoxo
Monicakaes

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Jimmy!! October 31 2013 at 9:50 PM

Hello Have a partying good time

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Angil marie October 31 2013 at 9:12 PM

Happy Halloween to all

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thewizardofkansas October 31 2013 at 8:01 PM

2spooky4me
Happy Halloween everyone!

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dorothy10827 October 31 2013 at 7:58 PM

I want2be alone---quote unquote, greta garbo

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captj1 October 31 2013 at 7:50 PM

Im running out of candy!

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