Halloween, also known as All Hallows' Eve, is an annual festival that takes place around the world on October 31, the eve of the Christian feast of All Hallows. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In recent times the festival is celebrated with activities including dressing up in spooky costumes, trick-or-treating, apple bobbing, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns and lighting bonfires.
A hunt has been launched for a taxi driver accused of trying to rape a drunken woman passenger on her way home from Halloween celebrations.Wednesday, 7 November, 2012, 3:46am
Forget Frankenstein and wicked witches. One savvy crowd looked more like James Bond this Halloween.
Skyfall, the newest addition to the 007 franchise, was screened on Wednesday night at a VIP premiere in Central's Palace IFC Cinema, hosted by luxury watchmaker Omega.2 Nov 2012 - 5:19am
Three women have been killed and two injured in a stampede during a large Halloween Night party at a Madrid indoor venue.1 Nov 2012 - 9:30pm
Legco plea for new rules on beauty treatments31 Oct 2012 - 2:43am
After almost a decade in which torture films dominated the box office, horror movies are returning to ghostly thrills with a new slew of low-budget productions making big money for studios.30 Oct 2012 - 3:56pm
As Halloween parties go, online artist community Alive Not Dead's annual Dead Not Alive party is the most hotly anticipated event of the year.
It's a time to leave the kids at home, as the bash is decidedly adult, with boozy goblins and naughty ghouls heating up the dance floor. This year's event, on Saturday, was no exception.30 Oct 2012 - 3:11am
Move over vampires, goblins and haunted houses, this kind of Halloween terror aims to shake up even the toughest warriors.
An untold number of so-called zombies are coming to a counterterrorism summit attended by hundreds of US Marines, Navy special operations forces, soldiers, police, firefighters and others to prepare them for their worst nightmares.29 Oct 2012 - 3:55am
Hail to the headless horsemen, hobgoblins and vampires, all! It's the time of year for witches, and ghouls made of pumpkins which burn bright with manic grins.28 Oct 2012 - 3:29pm
A nine-year-old girl is in a US hospital after she was shot during a Halloween party by a relative who thought she was a skunk.22 Oct 2012 - 2:52pm
Gore the merrier For a no-holds-barred Halloween bash Matteo Party is a one-stop-shop for gore, ghouls and ghosts. Costumes for children aged three and up, for adults and every age in between. There is a big selection of props and accessories. Rocking bats, zombie scene setters and bloody body parts are gruesome enough for a spook-filled night. Prices vary.21 Oct 2012 - 8:46am