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The Why: Halloween Special

All your spooky Halloween questions, answered.

The Why: Halloween Special
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Halloween is the time of the year where we dress up in costumes, but it’s also so much more. 

Today on The Why, we’ll explore it all: Why is the holiday such a huge commercial success? Why are adults just as into it as kids? Why do we always hear about tampered candy? And why do many of us love scary movies?