39 October 25, 1996 Halloween This week: A show for Halloween. Stories of things that are supposed to be scary, but aren't. DownloadAmazon iTunes Share a clip Transcript Steve Chasmar Prologue ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass talks to people who gather every week to watch the TV show Dark Shadows. (1 minute) Act One Dark Shadows ByIra Glass Ira continues his story. (10 minutes) Act Two Scientists in a Haunted House ByIra Glass An excerpt from Your Radio is Haunted. (6 minutes) Act Three Vampire Girl ByIra Glass An interview with Vampire Girl. (6 minutes) Act Four The Evil Within ByJulie Showalter Julie Showalter, on a costume she wore as a kid. (11 minutes) Act Five Gang Girl ByIra Glass Gang Girl, on a body they thought was fake that turned out to be real. (10 minutes) Act Six Screams ByGregory Whitehead Greg Whitehead, with screams from the This American Life audience. (7 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 184: Neighbors May 11, 2001 Act One: Mr. Rothbart's Neighborhood When he was just a kid, Davy Rothbart and his family visited the most famous neighbor in America—Mr. 446: Living Without (2011) Sept. 16, 2011 Act One: Do You Hear What I Hear? Nubar Alexanian was forced to give up one thing—and then gave up another thing by choice. 272: Big Tent Sept. 10, 2004 Act One: Pink Elephant Patrick Howell, a gay Republican from Orlando, goes on what might seem like an ill-fated hearts-and-minds mission at the Republican Convention. Staff RecommendationsView all 560 July 3, 2015 Abdi and the Golden Ticket A story about someone who's desperately trying – against long odds – to make it to the United States and become an American. 38 Oct. 11, 1996 Simulated Worlds Civil War reenactments, wax museums, simulated coal mines, fake ethnic restaurants, an ersatz Medieval castle, and other re-created worlds that thrive all across America.