Headlines editors probably wish they could take back

Halloween is over, but its spirit lives on. In this week’s Lower case, we’re haunted by a few gruesome favorites from years past.



San Francisco Chronicle, 12/15/82



Brockton, Mass., Enterprise, 8/9/85


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The Alabama Journal, 4/4/84


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