The Haunted Castle, 1896, First Horror Movie Ever Made

The Haunted Castle is believed to be the first vintage horror film ever produced. Though just over 3 minutes long, it is replete with all the elements of a frightfully good horror movie. Produced in 1896-you heard that right, 1896. It features some of the many things we love about Halloween. A vampire bat. goblin, ghosts and witches. I hope you enjoy the video clips of this old movie as much as I did!

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Halloween Recipe: How To Make Red Candy Apples

Although a caramel apple lover at heart, I do occasionally like to indulge in a red candy apple-especially the cinnamon ones. These candy apples are easy to make and even more fun to eat.

My apple of choice has always been a Granny Smith. I just love the tart taste and the crisp snap when I bite into one. Caution must be used when making these apples, but will be well worth the effort when you bite into one.

It only takes a few simple supplies found in most kitchens to make this delightful recipe. A good candy thermometer is a must.

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Haunted Castles: Castle Keep

Castle Keep is believed to be one of the most haunted castles in the UK. It sits on top of the original structure that houses ancient Roman ruins, as well as a cemetery which had to be disturbed in the 12th century when the present structure was built. People were imprisoned, tortured and executed on this site. It is also known that purported witches awaited trial here.

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Zombie Makeup Part-2, How To Get That Rotting Flesh Look

Have you ever wondered how zombies get that rotted flesh look? This tutorial will give you all the steps you need to accomplish this on your own. You will be a big hit at the next Halloween masquerade party once you learn these simple zombie makeup techniques. With a few basic tools and makeup colors you will be looking like a rotting, decaying zombie in no time!

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Witches Today: Who Are The Wiccans?

Yes, witches still exist today. Perhaps the best known group are the Wiccans. Far from being evil witches, the people who practice Wicca desire to live in a harmonious balance with Mother Earth. Wicca has its roots in pagan religions of the past. Though this is true, Wicca goes in a myriad of different directions. This is a very interesting belief system that is dedicated to bettering our world.

There are still a lot of misconceptions surrounding the Wiccans, such as Satan worship, and the practice of black magic. Nothing could be further from the truth! You will be surprised to learn just how gentle these people really are.

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Healthy Halloween Recipe: How To Make Severed String Cheese Fingers

Kids of all ages will enjoy this healthy recipe for Severed String Cheese Fingers this Halloween. This simple and easy recipe is as much fun to eat as it is to make. This healthy and delicious recipe is sure to be a hit at your next Halloween party!

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What On Earth Is A Banshee Anyway?

What are banshees? Where did they originate? Banshees are a huge part of Irish folklore. Many consider them to be the harbinger of death. Many old Irish families are thought to have had their own personal banshee that would foretell death within their own household. The wail of the banshee is considered to be bone chilling as well as ear-splitting.

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Are Black Cats Really Unlucky?

The belief that black cats are unlucky reaches far back into history. Did you know that there are many cultures throughout the world that believe black cats are lucky? It’s true. I also believe that not only are black cats lucky, but that all cats are lucky. I know I consider myself lucky to have known so many of these wonderful creatures throughout my own life.

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Lon Chaney, Man Of 1000 Faces

Lon Chaney Sr. will always be known for the top two classic horror movies he made: “The Phantom of the Opera”, and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”. Did you also know that he made over 150 more movies throughout his acting career? It’s true. What is even more extraordinary is that he did all of his own makeup, often suffering physical pain because of it. I would love it if someone would actually find the missing film, “London After Midnight”. So far the location of that most sought after silent film has been quite elusive, to say the least.

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Halloween Recipe: How To Make Yummy Chocolate Witches Hats

These chocolate witches hats are sure to be a big hit at your next Halloween party. The kids will love them! They are simple to make and fun to eat. This quick and easy recipe is one that you can get the kids involved with making. All it takes is a few simple ingredients and you will have a nice recipe sure to bring smiles.

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