From “Mysterious Memorabilia” from the MGH Archives and Special Collections, to “Tips for a ghoulishly good time,” to “The Tell-Tale Heart: Cold heart facts from the experts,” this 6-page special Oct. 25 Halloween Hotline edition edition packs in tricks, treats and everything in between.

Take a peek at some of the stories below, or click here to download the full PDF.

The Tell-Tale Heart:
Cold heart facts from the experts

In Edgar Allan Poe’s tension-filled short story “The Tell-Tale Heart,” the narrator thinks he can hear the still-beating heart of his neighbor after he has murdered the old man in his home. Readers can debate whether it is paranoia or the narrator’s own racing heartbeat ringing in his ears, but it begs the question: Can the heart beat outside the body? Read more

Tips for a ghoulishly good time

Want to ensure a safe and healthy Halloween this year? Check out these “Tips for a Ghoulishly Good Time” featuring helpful hints about safety, nutrition, culturally conscious costuming, food allergies and sensory sensitivities. Read more

Lost and found:
Interesting items from the MGH Archives

Bewitched bottles, a skull, haunted hands rising from the Earth – these are some of the mysterious items that have transformed the Bulfinch Building into a spooky scene this Halloween. What are these historical artifacts? Read more

Scaring vs. scarring: Navigating Halloween Night

How scary is too scary during the Halloween fright season? Steven Schlozman, MD, co-director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at the MGH, offers some guidelines to help make the Halloween season go smoothly for parents and their children. Read more