This year's Halloween comes on a Tuesday, and autumn celebrations are in full flow around Capitola, the South Bay, and coastal areas.
We have everything you need to celebrate, whether your taste is in the sweet, frightening, or somewhere in between.
For entertaining events happening nearby, have a look at our yearly event guide.
Even though Mary Shelley's beloved horror book "Frankenstein" is where the monster first appeared, according to director and narrative consultant C.M.
Conway of "How to Successfully Fail in Hollywood," the monster's origins stretch back far deeper.
In reality, the title of Shelley's work is a famous allusion to the Greek deity of the same name: "The Modern Prometheus".
The Greek deity Prometheus and the creator of Frankenstein both faced overwhelming odds in their attempts .
Just so you know, Conway says, "Prometheus means forethought in Greek."