I knew there was a creationist connection to Halloween. Glenn Branch figured it out:
When the distinguished philosopher Philip Kitcher recently addressed the creationist movement in his Living With Darwin, he judiciously assessed creationism in its latest incarnation as historically respectable but currently bankrupt, and proposed to describe it as “dead” science. “In light of its shambling tenacity,” I replied, “‘zombie science’ is perhaps a preferable label.”
Read the rest for the real horror story — the zombies have taken over the Texas educational system.