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wilson.eric.150x150Why we love Halloween: It’s more than just a last shot at fun and games before the winter solstice ices us, suggests a Wake Forest University academic. There are deeper reasons for the spending spree and our intense interest in vampires and zombies, said English professor Eric Wilson, author of “Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck: Why We Can’t Look Away” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012). It’s because humans have a natural fascination with the macabre, Wilson said. This story also appeared in as a featured story in BusinessNewsDaily.com and LiveScience.com

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