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'Haunted Houses' Attract Big Crowds on Halloweeni
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Greg Flakus
October 08, 2012 7:41 PM
Halloween season has arrived in the United States This curious celebration of the macabre has origins in ancient pagan Europe, but it has become a 6.5-billion-dollar US industry, mostly from candy and costume sales. As part of Halloween, "haunted house" attractions are set up every year in major cities, including Houston, where VOA's Greg Flakus went behind the scenes to prepare this report.

'Haunted Houses' Attract Big Crowds on Halloween

Greg Flakus

Published October 08, 2012

Halloween season has arrived in the United States This curious celebration of the macabre has origins in ancient pagan Europe, but it has become a 6.5-billion-dollar US industry, mostly from candy and costume sales. As part of Halloween, "haunted house" attractions are set up every year in major cities, including Houston, where VOA's Greg Flakus went behind the scenes to prepare this report.