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Jimmy Kimmel does his annual Halloween prank, kids cry about it again

Four years later and not much has changed. Once again, Jimmy Kimmel asked his viewers to tell their children that they ate all of their Halloween candy and record their children’s reactions. There aren’t any adorable brothers this year, but there is a child that says “f— you, mother f—er,” so clearly, society is on the decline.

Watch “I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy 2014″ below.

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As per usual, Neil Patrick Harris' family dominated Halloween

It should come as no surprise that the Neil Patrick Harris-David Burtka clan were once again the undisputed champs of celebrity family Halloween costumes. This year the actor (and now author) revealed this year’s ensemble on Twitter and Instagram, with the caption “Happy Halloween from Gotham City!!”

NPH went as a dapper Riddler, while husband Burtka channeled a Jack-Nicholson-era Joker. Their twins dressed as Gotham City’s superheroes, with Gideon as Batman and Harper as a very fierce-looking Batgirl—criminals beware!

Elaborate group costumes are a tradition for the Harris-Burtka crew. Last year, the foursome took their cue from Alice in Wonderland, and the year prior to that, The Wizard of Oz. All other celebrity families, take note: Step up your costume game.

Here's what George R. R. Martin said about Playboy's sexy GRRM costume

We do a lot of strange things as a culture, but one of the strangest has to be sexing up Halloween. Sexy Olaf. Sexy Groot. Sexy Doublemint gum. You’d think people weren’t allowed to be sexy all the other 364 days in the year, because we continue to find all the repressed sexy hiding in Disney movies and inanimate objects.

In a bit of delicious irony, Playboy took the opportunity to poke fun at the sexy side of Halloween by coming up with a number of sexy costumes they’d like to see.  One of those costumes was Sexy George R.R. Martin. And then GRRM found out about it.

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Watch Arcade Fire's short horror film 'Festi'

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It’s the end of the day. Most of you have probably already slipped into your best sexy Olaf costumes by now, but for those of you near a computer, here’s a special treat: a short horror film from Arcade Fire called Festi.

The 20-minute short follows Will Butler on his 27th birthday, centering on the “27 Club Curse.” What should be a fun, celebratory day takes an eerie turn. The band’s standout orchestral violins, for instance, are much more reminiscent of Psycho than Funeral. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Confessional: What's the scariest thing you saw as a kid (that wasn't supposed to scare you)?

Ghosts, ghouls, vampires, demons—they’ve been frightening kids for centuries, and with good reason. But children’s brains are strange, malleable places that can perceive even the most unassuming figures—a cute, helpful Jedi Grand Master, a cuddly elephantine creature, a precocious baby dinosaur—as sinister agents of terror. Which brings us to today’s Halloween-inspired PopWatch Confessional: What’s the unintentionally scary thing that frightened you most when you were a kid? (Bonus: Reading through is a great way to stealthily learn how old we all are.)

Ashley Fetters, online news editor: I was about eight when I saw the original Star Wars trilogy for the first time. Not long afterward, I woke up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night, convinced there was an evil, glowing Yoda lurking in my room. Yoda—arguably the nicest character in the entire franchise, and he’s the one I had nightmares about. I try not to read too much into that. READ FULL STORY

From pegacorns to Cheetos: The best celebrity Halloween costumes

Here’s a fact: celebrities, with their access to talented makeup artists and costumers, have the best Halloween costumes. (Except when they don’t.)  READ FULL STORY

We're not worthy of the best Halloween costumes from 'Today,' 'GMA'

In a move of synergy that suggests Jack Donaghy is still hanging around 30 Rockefeller Plaza, The Today Show anchors dressed in their Saturday Night Live best for this year’s Halloween episode. The results were eerily accurate at times, but that may have something to do with the crew probably having access to Studio 8H’s wardrobe department.

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'The Walking Dead' stars and more share their best Halloween costume stories

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Still need some inspiration for this year’s Halloween costume—or want to commiserate about that costume you can’t believe you once wore? Watch the video below. We asked celebs visiting EW‘s video studio to reminisce about their greatest Halloween hits and biggest misses.

In order of appearance: Seth Green, Let’s Make a Deal‘s Wayne Brady, George Takei,  Saturday Night Live‘s Jay Pharoah, Cristela‘s Cristela Alonzo, The Walking Dead‘s Alanna Masterson, Constantine‘s Matt Ryan, TWD‘s Josh McDermitt, TWD‘s Michael Cudlitz, TWD‘s Chad Coleman, Teen Wolf‘s Holland Roden, Bones‘ Tamara Taylor, Gene Simmons, Under the Dome‘s Rachelle Lefevre, and Marry Me‘s Dan Bucatinsky.

A tease: Someone got bit by a dog, someone dressed as Crystal the Monkey, and someone needs your help getting a message to Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin. READ FULL STORY

John Oliver rants about the sugar industry on 'Last Week Tonight'

Halloween is fast approaching, and John Oliver has a few words to say about the consumption of sugar that’s about to take place.

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'The Walking Dead' haunted house scared the bejeezus out of me

Keeping up to date on all things Walking Dead means more than just reading the comic and watching the TV show. Sometimes it means living it as well. I did that a few years ago when I went undercover as a zombie on the show back in season 2, although that bastard Robert Kirkman ended up cutting my scene because “the performance just wasn’t there.” Screw that. So this time I decided to switch sides and join the survivors and see if I could escape the clutches (and, more importantly, jaws) of the undead by walking through Rick’s — and Daryl’s and Carol’s and Glenn’s — shoes at The Walking Dead: End of the Line haunted house at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights.

All the houses at HHN consist of monsters or demons or vampires or aliens or predators or serial killers or clowns — CLOWNS! — totally invading your personal space and jumping out at you…often with blunt instruments of death at their disposal. It is unsetting. But I was especially excited to check out The Walking Dead one because the maze is a complete retelling of the events of season 4. So what awaits you in The Walking Dead: End of the Line? A few terrifying highlights: READ FULL STORY

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