Tricks and Treats

Eight secrets for a sweet and scary Halloween

yeagerPhoto: Morgan Ione Yeager

W

e hereby declare New England the capital of Halloween, what with its ghosts and witches, pirates and pumpkins. Autumn temperatures, dark nights—all the world seems haunted here. In fact, it was the Puritans who, though they outlawed Halloween, imported Guy Fawkes Day and such things as fortune-telling. Of course, they also gave us witches. Other customs came along with immigrants from Ireland and Scotland. Start your own traditions with these Halloween secrets:

1


The real-life setting of a familiar horror story you didn’t think was true
 

2


A cinematic candy store where you least expect it
 

3


Need a French maid outfit? Dominatrix corset? We’ve got you (un)covered.
 

4


Where to indulge yourself in sweet treats by the pound
 

5


Gourmet Austrian-style chocolates, made with love
 

6


The real birthplace of a famous horror writer you thought was from somewhere else
 

7


A costume company that can dress you up year ’round
 

8


Where to buy your clothes and costumes by the pound
 

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