Three Stories to Fear This Halloween

Photo by Mark Laita

Not that 2020 needs to be any more terrifying, but this Halloween we asked Orion staff to name some of the eeriest, most skin-crawling articles from the past three decades of archives. From rabid bats to radical bicycle gangs and snake hallucinations, here are three staff favorites guaranteed to leave a mark.

  Send in the Clowns” by Marc Svenvold (January 2008) 
Bicycle nomads, Texas utopianism, and the post-petroleum era
  Fear Itself” by Melanie Challenger (Spring 2018)
The biological and cultural origins of being scared.
  The Rabies Principle” by Sandra Steingraber (Fall 2007)
Why some health dangers inspire precaution—and some don’t.

This is a collection of Orion Staff contributions.