W. Scott Poole

When Halloween Became America’s Most Dangerous Holiday

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To many Americans, Halloween is the spookiest day of the year. This was authored in the 1970s, when fake headlines gave way to real fear.

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W. Scott Poole

W. Scott Poole teaches courses in American politics and popular culture. He is the author or co-author of nine books, a Bram Stoker Award nominee for his 2016 biography of H.P. Lovecraft, In the Mountains of Madness, and his most recent book is Wasteland: The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror which made “notable book” lists by The New York Post, The Toronto Free Star, and the Indie Booksellers “Indie Next” list. Poole’s work has appeared in the Washington Post, PopMatters, Jacobin, and People’s World, as well as in academic essay collections.

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