Halloween

Nothing will ever beat the traditional Scottish Halloween

Halloween

Nothing will ever beat the traditional Scottish Halloween

by Claudia Massie

Halloween originates in the ancient Celtic celebration of Samhain, a ‘quarter-day’ festival that marked the end of summer and the turning of the year.
Halloween poem: Zelda Sayre carves a jack-o'-lantern

Poetry

Halloween poem: Zelda Sayre carves a jack-o'-lantern

by Olivia Cole

British poet Olivia Cole penned a seasonal treat for DRUGSTORE CULTURE.
The season of the witch

Movies

The season of the witch

by James Oliver

From ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ to Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Suspiria’ remake, witchcraft still persists as one of the great horror archetypes, but its history is grimmer than anything on screen.
The perfect Halloween movie: Bell, Book and Candle

Movies

The perfect Halloween movie: Bell, Book and Candle

by Lucy Scholes

Taken at face value, this glimpse of counterculture provides a frisson of naughtiness, but probe a little deeper and you’ll uncover a fabulous queer subtext.
Just Good Friends

Books

Just Good Friends

by Tom Cox

A tale from the author's new collection of ghost stories, ‘Help The Witch’.
Halloween movies to watch immediately... If you dare

Movies

Halloween movies to watch immediately... If you dare

by Drugstore Culture

The DRUGSTORE CULTURE team round up their festive favourites to keep you entertained until 31 October.
The Shape of Evil: Confronting darkness through the ‘Halloween’ series

Movies

The Shape of Evil: Confronting darkness through the ‘Halloween’ series

by Vern

The terrors that Michael Myers represents are forever – but so too are the forces that oppose him