/ Modified oct 31, 2014 3:54 p.m.


Every year, Arizona Spotlight presents a chilling collection of stories that highlight the scary side of Southwestern life, from barrio ghosts to late night TV terrors to mysterious things lurking by the roadside.

Jack O Lantern
Maria Inés Taracena, AZPM

This is the 7th Annual Haunted Halloween Arizona Spotlight, produced by Mark McLemore & Jim Blackwood.

It's time to light the Jack-o-lantern and turn up your speakers, because we've got a collection of seasonal stories that will thrill and chill!

  • Are piggies getting into your pumpkins? Find out how Halloween's exotic flavors can hold appeal to the non-human residents of the desert...

  • Does The Old Pueblo have a dark side? Amanda LeClaire talks with essayist, novelist and poet Luís Alberto Urrea about his experience with the ghosts of the Tucson barrio...

  • "It's alive!!" Visit Dr. Frankenstein and his most famous creation backstage, as Mark McLemore meets the stars of the Arizona Repertory Theater production of Mary Shelley's classic story...

  • Tony Paniagua explores the border between this world and the next with author and spirit medium James Van Praagh...

  • Film writer Chris Dashiell shares his appreciation for the classic science fiction film Invasion of the Body Snatchers...

  • Folklorist Jane Eppinga shares the true story behind "The Thing" of Arizona highway infamy...


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