According to a National Retail Federation poll 68.5% of adults celebrate Halloween.
The Goelitz Confectionery Company began production of candy corn at the turn of the century and called the product "Chicken Feed".
The flag of Sicily depicts the head of Medusa (a gorgon with a head of snakes), surrounded by three bent running legs, and three stalks of wheat.
"Monster Mash" was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in October 1962 and has been a perennial holiday favorite ever since.
Skittles "Taste the rainbow" campaign is one of the longest running advertising campaigns in history.
Years ago, people believed that pumpkins could cure freckles and snakebites.
He founded the Count Dracula Society. To this day, there are vampire clubs and societies with people claiming to be real vampires.
Written while Washington Irving was living abroad in Birmingham, England, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was first published in 1820.
The Penanggalan is a ghost of Southeast Asian folk mythology. A variation of the vampire myth, the Penanggalan is said to be a detached female head capable of flying about on its own.
Published in 1976, Interview with the Vampire was based on a short story Rice wrote around 1968. The novel centers on vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac, who tells the story of his life to a reporter.