December 22, 2001
 
 
Fun and Frights on the Web
Whether getting ready to slap on a ghoulish grin or a bright red nose, monsters and clowns alike should head to the Net for some scary laughs and fun. We've put together a few devilish delights to help you get into the spooky spirit.

Start at Greetings.Yahoo.com for a selection of free Halloween e-cards to send to your friends and family. Selections range from the cute — Hello Kitty, kids in costumes — to interactive games in which you must find scary monsters in a haunted house.

If you're looking to creep out your computer, download free screensavers, desktop themes and wallpaper for both Windows and Macintosh systems at FreeHalloweenScreensavers.com. The site, which is already plugging screensavers for upcoming holidays, offers quick and easy downloads with minimal ads.

For pretty much everything else you could possibly want, surf over to Halloween-Online.com, a site that bills itself as the "Internet's largest Halloween resource." The site lives up to the lofty claim handily, offering articles on subjects like pumpkin carving, how to create a haunted yard, a safety guide and more, all with illustrative pictures and purchase links.

Our favorite feature on the site is the "Fearful Films" section, which can also be reached at FearfulFilms.com, a database of scary films organized by topic — vampires, witches, ghosts, zombies and the like — with short reviews and a skull rating system! Perfect for selecting a film for a fright-filled night! Tanya L. Edwards