Tag: Halloween

Haunting the Haunters: Real Life Scares at Theme Parks

Haunted House theme parks are plentiful across the UK and some of the spookiness is real, says former performer ASHLEY DARKWOOD

Spooky Halloween Fun For The Whole Family

Halloween fun postcard
Halloween fun is upon us and here's five family-friendly haunts in England that can be enjoyed by the whole family, says RICK HALE

Dudley Castle’s Halloween Anniversary Ghost

ANDREW HOMER looks for the truth behind the mysterious ghost that returns to Dudley Castle each Halloween...
ANDREW HOMER looks for the truth behind the mysterious ghost that returns to Dudley Castle each Halloween...

Headless Horsemen and Halloween: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Headless Horseman
DAVID SAUNDERSON looks at the enduring legacy of Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, which many do not know was written in Birmingham, England

Spooky Isles Halloween Radio Show 2021

Halloween Radio Show
In our special 1-hour Hallows Eve special, the Spooky Isles team choose some of their favourite Halloween tracks for your listening pleasure, and chat about their selections.

No Escape Halloween Special REVIEW

The Butcher terrorises us at No Escape Halloween Special!
DAVID SAUNDERSON gets locked in a room with a murderous butcher as part of No Escape’s Halloween Special - here’s what he thought of his escape room experience!

Halloween Poems to Read by Candlelight

Halloween Poems
Halloween is a great time to read spooky poetry. Here are some old and new Halloween poems to read by candlelight!

10 Great Monster Songs for your Halloween Party!

Dolores O’Riordan in the video for The Cranberries' Zombie
Here are 10 monster songs that go bump in the night, perfect for your Halloween party, from ANN MASSEY

Spooky Isles Halloween Playlist 2019

Here are some unusual yet very spooky choices for your Halloween playlist from the writers of Spooky Isles

Ghostwatch, the birth of paranormal reality TV

Ghostwatch terrified 10-year-old MJ STEEL COLLINS back in 1992. She now looks back on the groundbreaking paranormal TV special.

Inside Number 9: ‘Dead Line’ Live Halloween Special 2018 REVIEW

Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton pulled out all the stops for Inside Number 9's 2018 Live Halloween Special
CHRIS NEWTON reviews Inside Number 9's innovative live 2018 Halloween Special...

Jack O’Lantern: 13 things you (probably) didn’t know

ANN MASSEY reveals 13 strange facts about Jack O'Lantern for Halloween

Psychoville Halloween Special, you would be foolish to miss it

Guest writer CHRIS NEWTON takes a look back on the Psychoville Halloween Special from 2010...

4 Halloween traditions we all love and the creepy reasons behind...

Mirrors can be spooky on Hallloween night
KERRY GREENAWAY gives a little nod to the spirits around us with a look at Halloween traditions

Does St Mark’s Eve rival Halloween as the spookiest day of...

St Mark's Eve
K.B. GODDARD tells of St Mark's Eve, 24 April, when the souls of the living leave their bodies and tell the future!

Halloween Monsters Crawl Out From Real Irish Folklore

ANN MASSEY O’REGAN gets us ready for Halloween with these real life monsters from Ireland's folklore

5 Things You Should Never Do On A Halloween Ghost Hunt

5 things you should never do on a Halloween Ghost Hunt
DAVID SAUNDESON explains what not to do on a Halloween ghost hunt to keep yourself safe and sane!

Pendle Hill Special Most Haunted Live Halloween 2004 REVIEW

Pendle Hill Special Most Haunted Live
BARRY McCANN looks back on Pendle Hill Special Most Haunted Live Halloween 2004

Halloween’s Scottish Origins

MJ STEEL COLLINS looks at the very Scottish tradition of Halloween

5 Reasons to Thank Ireland for Halloween

ANN MASSEY says you can thank the Irish for all your Halloween fun!

The Dark Origins of Halloween, The Night The Dead Haunts The...

JON KANEKO-JAMES takes a special look at the origins of Halloween - the night the dead come back to haunt the living


West Sussex: 5 Haunted Places to Visit

PETULA MITCHELL tells us of the hauntings of her beloved but spooky West Sussex!

Brownies: 10 Fascinating Facts from Scottish Folklore

Brownies, also known as a brùnaidh or gruagach, are household spirits from Scottish folklore. CALLUM CAMPBELL tells us some interesting facts about them...

10 Most Haunted Lancashire Pubs

BARRY McCann picks his top 10 haunted Lancashire pubs...

Stevenage: 5 Haunted Places to Visit

Haunted Stevenage
Haunted Stevenage author PAUL ADAMS picks five of the most spooky places in the Hertfordshire town to visit

Haunted Carisbrooke Castle: Isle of Wight’s Fortress of Death

Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight
Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight has many notable hauntings and is not for the faint-hearted...