All Hallow’s Read – The Halloween Gift that Keeps on Scarin’

It’s October and that means we are only weeks away from HALLOWEEN!

This is one of those fun filled holidays where miniature witches, ghouls, princesses, firemen, clowns, pumpkins, and all other sorts of creatures and characters walk the streets in search of tasty treats. However, there is a new movement afoot to help ring in the scariest holiday of the year; it’s called All Hallow’s Read.

Basically, it boils down to giving out scary books to people. However, to really explain things right, here’s a video of Neil Gaiman introducing the finer points of All Hallow’s Read. I hope you enjoy it, and I hope you’re already thinking about what scary books you’d like to hand out this year!

Get in the spirit, and join Underwords by celebrating All Hallow’s Reads!

About Erin Underwood

BIO: Erin Underwood is the senior event content producer for MIT Technology Review’s emerging technology events. On the side, she reads, writes, and edits SF.
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4 Responses to All Hallow’s Read – The Halloween Gift that Keeps on Scarin’

  1. Thanks for this, Erin. Well, all Neil says in two minutes, about a hundred times, is what you’ve said. The scariest book I’ve read to date is Bradbury’s “Something Wicked This Way Comes.” And also, perhaps, the book that best embodies childhood and innocence. If one has no time to read, the audio book— just seven hours— read by Paul Hecht is off the charts.

  2. PS If my comment inspires you to read (or listen) to “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” I’ll buy you a copy, the first one to email me @

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