On a very spooky edition of the Federalist Radio Hour, we are joined by author and Halloween enthusiast, Mary Katharine Ham. As the “Wendell Berry of costume-making” and a grade A horror junkie, Ham shares tales of her own Halloweens past and reviews some of her favorite scary movies.

Bre Payton, staff writer at the Federalist, and Aaron Mahnke, storyteller and producer of the Lore podcast, talk about why supernatural thrillers can be so frightening and why people come up with them.