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by Rachel Devitt

October 30, 2014


Vampiros, Chupacabras and Fantasmas: A Latin American Halloween

by Rachel Devitt  |  October 30, 2014

Although Halloween as we know it in the United States isn't celebrated to the same degree in the rest of the world, the holiday is starting to gain ground in Latin America, with kids dressing up and trick-or-treating everywhere from Colombia to Mexico. And why not? A strong foundation for the holiday already exists. First and foremost, there's Dia de los Muertos, the annual celebration honoring the dear and departed.

If you want real creepy stuff, however, look no further than the creepy creatures of Latin myth and legend: vampiros, fantasmas, diablitos and, creepiest of all, chupacabras, aka vampire goats. Lucky for you, we've got a playlist full of them, as well brujas, in songs about both ugly witches and beguiling sorceresses. Turn out the lights and get your horror-movie scream ready as we unveil the scariest playlist in Español you're likely to find!

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