Happy (almost) Halloween

October 30, 2015
A train made of hand carved Jack O' Lanterns is displayed on the grounds of the historic Van Cortlandt Manor House and Museum during the "Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze" in Croton-on Hudson, New York October 27, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A train made of hand carved Jack O’ Lanterns is displayed on the grounds of the historic Van Cortlandt Manor House and Museum during the “Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze” in Croton-on Hudson, New York October 27, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Charlie Brown never saw pumpkins quite as great as these.

Croton-on-Hudson welcomed intricate squash artwork this October as part of its annual “Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze.” The festival welcomed over 7,000 ornately decorated pumpkins. Check out a collection of Reuters images from the festival here.

Set out the candy, put on your costume and read on for more news you may have missed:

 

Things that go bump (and vroom, pow and eek!) in the night

An Oklahoma haunted house employs creative and spooky sounds that cater to visually impaired thrill seekers.

 

Video: Frighten and alarm your liberal neighbors

Donald Trump is expected to be a popular Halloween costume this year in the U.S. But in Mexico, a ghoulish Trump mask is especially popular.

 

Video: There’s no escape! Oh, wait, there is

Now for something really scary: A group of 18 coworkers is trapped in a room and must work together to gain freedom without killing each other. This corporate team-bonding exercise is one of many cropping up in the U.S., as so-called “escape rooms” gain in popularity.

 

Just don’t hand out toothbrushes

As Americans learn more about the dangers of too much sugar, parents search for healthier trick-or-treat alternatives.

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