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Walmart pulls controversial 'suicide scar' costume makeup amid complaints

Walmart has pulled one of its controversial Halloween accessories after critics slammed it as making light of suicide and self-harm, according to multiple reports.

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More than 600 people signed a petition to have the costume, called "The Razor Blade Suicide Scar Wound Latex Costume Makeup," pulled from Walmart's online listings.

"This is not just a disgrace to the sensitivity to those who suffer from self-harm, but a shame on Walmart for making light of the situation," the petition said. "Suicide is not a joke, not a costume, and not funny. … Many people are life-long sufferers of self-harm. Many are bullied, and now they are being bullied by Walmart. This has to stop."

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The petition was closed Sunday after Walmart released a statement disavowing the costume makeup and pulled it from its online listings.

According to Walmart, the costume was listed on its website by a third-party seller.

"The costume is appalling and it was unacceptable for a third-party seller to list it on our marketplace," Walmart employees said in a statement released to WABC. "It clearly violated our prohibited items policy and we removed it yesterday morning when it was brought to our attention."

WABC identified the third-party seller as BlockBuster Costumes LLC. In a statement on the company's Facebook page, BlockBuster Costumes announced it had taken the offending costume makeup off its website.

"To those contacting us about our suicide costume we've removed the offending product from our site," according to a post made Monday. "It shouldn't have been marketed as such."

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Would you be brave enough to buy a real haunted house?

For some, a brand new home is the property they're looking for, but for others, an older home, filled with character is the perfect fit.

Is there a line that home buyers shouldn't cross? Homes that have a few extra "former residents" who just won't, or can't leave?

If a real haunted house is what you're looking for, then you're in luck. There never seems to be a shortage of homes with extra spirit on the selling block.

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Take a look at four homes that says are haunted and priced to sell.

5121 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles

Cost: $4.79 million

Known as the Sowden House, the basement of the home is the supposed murder site of Elizabeth Short in 1947. Short is better known as the "Black Dahlia." People have said they see shadows of severed bodies and hear voices and chains dragging. Short's body was cut in half before being found dumped in a vacant lot in Los Angeles.

It features four bedrooms, four full and two half baths and is 5,600 square feet on a .32 acre lot.

138 E. Fulton Street, Canton, Mississippi

Cost: $850,000, but the price has been reduced to $699,000

Called the Priestley House, the large white home was built by Dr. James Priestley in 1852. Both he and his wife Susan died in the house. In 2002, a recent owner claimed that he saw a figure of a woman standing in a doorway and that something was targeting his family.

It features four bedrooms, four full baths and is 5,100 square feet.

744 Clay Street, Port Townsend, Washington

Cost: $850,000

The 5,796 square-foot mansion, called the Ann Starrett Mansion, is apparently the home of two apparitions - a redheaded woman and an older man who still walk the halls of the home. 

It was built as a love story from George Starrett, a contractor, for his wife Ann. It features a three-tiered spiral staircase that reaches into a 70-foot tower. At the top of the tower, the listing says there is a frescos of maidens painted in Ann's image.

It features 11 bedrooms, six full bathrooms and sits on a 8,470-square foot lot.

274 Charming Forge Road, Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania

Cost: $850,000

Unexplained slamming doors, stomping on the stairs and weeping being heard have been documented occurrences over the past 200 years.

The home, built in 1749 and expanded in 1784, features seven bedrooms and four full bathrooms and is a 7,821-square foot home on a 48.52-acre lot.

If a real haunted house is a little much for your nerves to bear, then there's a piece of horror movie magic that may be just the thing.

A home featured in the 1987 movie "The Witches of Eastwick" is for sale for $1.6 million, according to

Called the "historic Tea House," the Cohasset, Massachusetts home served as Michelle Pfeiffer's on-screen house in the movie that also starred Cher, Susan Sarandon and Jack Nicholson. The owners are moving out of state and are selling the 3,4000 square foot house for $1.6 million. It includes four bedrooms, two baths. It overlooks Bailey's Creek that opens to Cohasset Harbor and a yacht club.

National Day of the Deployed: Soldiers and their families honored on social media

In honor of the National Day of the Deployed on Wednesday, social media users are sharing their thanks and well-wishes for soldiers and their families.

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According to Soldiers' Angels, a nonprofit that provides aid and comfort to troops, veterans and their loved ones, the day is dedicated to "all of the brave men and women who have been deployed and are sacrificing, or have sacrificed, their lives to fight for our country. It's also a day that acknowledges their families they are separated from."

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Want to post a message of support to our troops or share a story about a soldier in your life? Join the conversation on social media with #DayOfTheDeployed or #NationalDayOfTheDeployed.

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Family decorates house with 'scary' Hillary Clinton-themed Halloween decorations

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With Halloween right around the corner, Americans are busy getting their final preparations and decorations ready.

One New York home found inspiration in the presidential election.

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Facebook user Brian McKibbin uploaded a video on Thursday of a home in Bellmore, New York, that was transformed into a Hillary Clinton-themed "haunted" house. The house is complete with signs calling the Democratic presidential nominee a "liar," a "criminal" and a "traitor," as well as posters that show Clinton caricatured and in prison.

The house also boasts a large "Trump USA" sign and American flags.

Some people called the decorations scary and others jokingly wondered who the residents would vote for.

Video of the home has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook.

This house in Bellmore!!!Posted by Brian Mc Kibbin on Thursday, October 20, 2016

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Elementary school cancels Halloween

Halloween costumes will have to stay packed away for elementary school students in one Connecticut town, at least until the big night. 

In a letter sent to parents this week, the principal of Lillie B. Haynes Elementary School in Niantic, Connecticut, informed parents that the school has eliminated the annual Halloween parade and costumes in school, WTIC reported.

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The letter from Melissa DeLoreto said that officials made the decision was made so students didn't feel excluded and to make sure students stay safe, specifically when adults come to the parade dressed in costumes also.

Classroom parties will still happen but will not be Halloween themed and instead, will have a fall feel.

One parent told WTIC that the cancelation is "killing kids' fun."

Go behind the scenes at Netherworld, 1 of America's top haunts

Chainsaws, soul eaters, toxic foam -- it's just another October night at one of the country's top haunted attractions, Netherworld in Norcross.

This year marks the 20th year of haunts, terrifying screams and fear at Netherworld.

"We have so much crazy new stuff," co-owner and creator Ben Armstrong said. "We've got these creatures called soul eaters. They are these bizarre monstrosities.They're all over the place. They're upstairs in 'Monsters.' And downstairs, in 'Meltdown,' it's a nuclear meltdown. There's missiles. There's a reactor. There's mutants. It's absolutely insane."

Netherworld features two haunts. There's "Monsters" upstairs and "Vault 13 Meltdown" downstairs.

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In "Monsters," there's an invasion of horrific aliens released from the unknown. They threaten our world and only the return of ancient creatures from Netherworld’s past can defeat them. It has been 20 years since Dr. Colber opened the doorway to Netherworld and now the invasion of our planet reaches a fevered pitch in an epic war of the monsters. Experience the Flying Angel, the Lair of The Sea Witch, the Feasting Vampires and an army of hideous Soul Eaters in "Monsters."

Descend into Netherworld’s dark basement to a secret government facility filled with unnameable horrors in "Vault 13 Meltdown!" During the events of last year’s "Vault 13 Unearthed," the mad artificial intelligence Proteus seized control of Vault 13 and used its resources to capture his creator, the Mangler. Proteus now demands that the Mangler create him a “bride” or the world will be destroyed with the massive nuclear arsenal of Vault 13. Can the chaos be stopped or will mutations, aliens, robots and nuclear destruction be unleashed on an unsuspecting planet, slaughtering millions? Vault 13 includes the Xenomorphic Terror, the Collapsing Missile, the Blast Off Inferno, the return of the Toxic Foam Room and more.

"You can't describe it," visitor Austin Kunis said. "It's like you're in a movie. It's like everything is around you. You look up and there's something. You look down and there's something. It's all around you."

A number of fan favorites from the past 19 haunts are back this year. Armstrong and co-owner and creator Billy Messina have resurrected legendary characters such as the Collector, the Harvestman and the Boogeyman.

Netherworld Haunted House has been rated one of the top high-tech haunts in America and noted for having one of the best haunted house casts by USA Today Reader’s Poll named Netherworld as one of America’s best haunted attractions.

It's open every night through Halloween and select nights in November.

Which Halloween candies are the unhealthiest?

Time for candy corn, cavities and upset stomachs. It’s Halloween season, and there will be plenty of candy for kids and parents to munch. But, which ones should you avoid? Most of them aren’t great for you, but a specific few are especially bad.

In a list on The Daily Meal, the website listed staple candy favorites such as 3 Musketeers, Sour Patch Kids, Milky Way, Butterfingers and Snickers among the unhealthiest candy given out at Halloween. 

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According to The Daily Meal, 3 Musketeers was listed as the unhealthiest candy because one bar contains 240 calories, 36 grams of sugar, and 5 grams of saturated fat. Even though it advertises itself as the “lighter way,” the site says the candy bar “contains trans-fat hiding in the form of hydrogenated palm kernel oil.”

Other unhealthy facts include: 36 grams of sugar and 140 calories in one 2-ounce box of Sour Patch Kids, 275 calories and 29 grams of sugar in one Butterfingers bar, 24 grams of sugar and 250 calories in one fun size pack of Twix and 50 calories and 12 grams of sugar in one mini box of Nerds.

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