Chris Kullstroem is a life-long Halloween, horror, and dark tourism fanatic. She has researched haunted attractions, cemeteries, ghost tours and other forms of scare-based tourism in the United States, Canada, Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Her writing focuses on how entertaining scare attractions blend history, theater and social interaction, and what they can teach us about ourselves and the world around us. Her website is

Chris Kullstroem delves into the world of monsters, their cultural festivals and scare tourism