Click or Treat!: The Best of Halloween and Horror on the Internet

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McFarland, May 17, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 183 pages
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Halloween is huge on the Internet and this guide will point the user to the very best resources online for both Halloween and the horror genre, while making an overall examination of some of the traditions, folklore, and history of Halloween and all things horrific. The book is not only an interesting introduction to these areas, but also provides resources for those hoping to delve deeper into the topics. Each chapter lists the best relevant sites and includes a brief description and pointers for surfing, as well as information on additional programs needed by certain sites. Learn how best to celebrate Halloween with sites on Halloween costumes, pumpkins and jack o' lanterns, throwing Halloween parties and decorating, and Halloween recipes. Check your fortune with online Ouija boards and palm readers. Be entertained by sites on horror, sci-fi, and fantasy artists, movies, fiction, and television, including archives, review sites, and author and celebrity sites. Get Halloween goodies for your computer such as screensavers, fonts, games, and wallpaper. Study up on the creatures of Halloween, unexplained phenomena, and ghosts, with ghosthunting Webcams and virtual haunted houses. Explore the traditions of Samhain, funeral customs, cemeteries, and epitaphs, with a celebrity grave search engine and instructions on how to make your own grave rubbings. From learning about the Mary Celeste to shopping online, this work will guide the Halloween lover through the Internet.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
In the Beginning Samhain
3
Halloween Costumes
6
Halloween Pumpkins and Jack OLanterns
11
Halloween Parties and Decorating
16
Halloween Recipes
20
Horror Movies Fiction and Television
27
Horror SciFi and Fantasy Artists
78
Fortune Telling Online
93
Ghosts
101
Funeral Customs Cemeteries and Epitaphs
109
The Creatures of Halloween
116
The Mary Celeste and Other Unexplained Events
133
Miscellaneous Halloween Resources
155
How Much Is That Coffin in the Window? Halloween
162
Index
173

Halloween and Horror Goodies for Your Computer
89

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

Rich Gray has published computing and Internet issues articles, published horror stories, and runs a number of websites. He lives in Wells River, Vermont.

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