Whether you're a late-night costume contest faithful or if a pumpkin patch is more your speed, we've got the lowdown on all the Halloween Happenings around the Lowcountry from now until All Hallow's Eve. Keep checking back for more!
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It’s here: It’s finally Halloweekend. The usual weekend roundup couldn't possibly contain all of the city's frightening events. We’ll get back to your regularly scheduled programming in a second, but for now, check out just a few of the events that will be terrifying, intoxicating, and entertaining Charleston for the next four days. — Sigrid Johannes
Have you carved your jack-o'-lantern yet? No? Are you a College of Charleston alum? Yes? Then you're in luck, the fine folks at your alma mater have published some nifty CofC-themed pumpkin carving tips and tricks. — Sam Spence
I was 10 years old when a fortune-teller named Cookie said I'd lose my eyes. Belonging to that odd and ill-defined taxonomy of the "family friend," Cookie was a seer of a lower order, yet still claimed a connection to the spiritual realm. An occasional guest in my home at the time, she took the opportunity one afternoon to invite me into an empty bedroom to share her supernatural gifts. — Dustin Waters
As a movie buff, it was difficult coming up with a list of recommendations for best horror films. This year has seen some great ones. Ben Wheatley's adaptation of J.G. Ballard's High Rise was unpleasant, in a good way. Danny Perez's Antibirth was an unsettlingly bleak visual feast. — Kevin Young
It’s Halloweek, y'all. Some of us don’t need an excuse to dress up in weird clothes and eat candy all week, but for those of you who do, your time has come. There are plenty of parties, trick-or-treating events, and pumpkin carvings to satisfy your seasonal itch. And keep in mind, these are just the freebies. If you’re willing to spring a little cash, check out our Fright Life Calendar for a full roster of local Halloween debauchery. — Sigrid Johannes