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Photo credit: egal/

Photo credit: egal/


Tell a scary tale that begins with an ordinary day.


Do you enjoy scary stories and movies? If yes, explore what your favorite elements are. If not, why do you think that is?


Write a guide to horror and dark fantasy movies and books that people might enjoy on this frightful holiday.


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