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Holiday, Halloween Feature Package


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The following feature package is a roundup of feature stories dealing with Holiday, Halloween and is appropriate for special sections and for general use. 

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2012 For each story included in this package, you will find the first paragraph of the feature release below, as well as its headline linked to the full text.

This is the latest in a series of topical feature packages PRN will carry as part of its regular Feature News Service.  Coming up in 2012 are features on:

Package Name


Distribution Date



Oct. 17

Food & Beverage (III)


Oct. 18

Social Responsiblity, CSR (III)


Oct. 24

Holiday, General


Oct. 25

Travel & Leisure


Oct. 29

Holiday, Halloween Feature Package

1. Life-Sized Coffin Overflows With Halloween Cookies From

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tired of decorating for Halloween with the omnipresent bales of hay? Looking for a way to distinguish yourself in the neighborhood? Struggling to create a Halloween party whose highlight is something other than bobbing for apples? No need to go on a witch hunt; has a spell-binding solution.

2. Haunted House "Top 31 Haunted Houses" 2012

ATLANTA, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Love Haunted Houses? Well there were no zombies giving interviews, no chainsaw wielding maniacs gushing effusively, but the tension was palpable and the stakes were high yesterday as released their much-awaited list of the Top 31 Haunted Houses in the nation for 2012.

3. Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, A Massive Haunted House In a Real Prison, Features Expanded VIP Experiences and a Terrifying New Attraction

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastern State Penitentiary announces a major expansion to Terror Behind the Walls for 2012, the all-new Detritus. This new attraction, expanding the event into areas of the penitentiary never entered by the public, takes visitors through an original 1800s cellblock, past the historic prison greenhouse, and into an outdoor labyrinth of overgrown plants and twisting vines.

4.The Best Haunted Happenings for Families

PENNINGTON, N.J., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With Halloween right around the corner, Family Vacation Critic® ( has released its picks of this year's best haunted attractions for families.

5.Halloween Hazards: Think Twice Before Transforming Your Eyes

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Halloween is a fun holiday, but playing dress up can be serious business. Consumers spend hours making sure costumes are accessorized just right; however, transforming your eyes by changing their color or appearance with non-corrective, decorative contact lenses to look like a cat, werewolf or vampire can be a dangerous choice. The American Optometric Association (AOA) is warning consumers about the risks of wearing decorative contact lenses sold illegally, without a prescription from an eye doctor.

6.Devilishly Delicious Brandy Punch Adds Kick To Halloween Party

GUERNEVILLE (RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY), Calif., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Adults love Halloween and for good reason – it's an opportunity to dress up in costumes and party. Whether your adult Halloween bash is a small ghoulish get-together or a big scary spooktacular, the fun should include frightening decorations (orange and black, spider webs, etc.), eerie edibles ("bone" appétit), macabre music ("Monster Mash," anyone?) and of course, devilishly delicious libations. For that last element, Satan's Spooky Punch is the perfect refreshment – fruity, crisp and thanks to Korbel Brandy, with a bit of kick. The recipe below is easy to prepare and will serve a medium-sized party.

7.Cutting Edge Haunted House 2012 Show

DALLAS/FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The culmination of months and months of blood, sweat and tears, dreams, nightmares, fantasies and visions, the all new 2012 Cutting Edge Haunted House will be holding a blowout monster mash Opening on Saturday, September 15th at the old converted meatpacking plant in Fort Worth's Hell's Half Acre.

8.Los Angeles Haunted Hayride IV "The Congregation" Brings the Horror to a 360-Degree Experience... And A Longer Trail

LOS ANGELES , Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Back for its fourth year, the month long haunted attraction, Los Angeles Haunted Hayride has created the most intense horror experience yet.

9.New 'Crafts' Page Added To Epsom Salt Council's Website

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While Epsom salt is hundreds of years old, now there's a new way to use it: making crafts.


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