The "Halloween Witchery" cover of the October issue that year was fairly cheerful and all in good fun. There's a stack of doughnuts, for goodness sakes! Things can never be too spooky when doughnuts are involved.
The issue explains how to create witch-themed decorations, cardboard-container costumes, a string of lights from plastic limes and lemons, pine-cone owls, and cat-themed, pipe-cleaner Halloween favors.
Everything is very festive. Nothing even rises to the level of Vincent Price spookiness.
Of course, I doubt it was ever Pack-o-Fun's intention to be anything other than a jolly and good-natured family magazine.
Or was it?
Perhaps you could say that, in 1970, Halloween came early for Pack-o-Fun. Witness the April cover...
1. See these previous posts:
- Plenty of projects in Pack-o-Fun
- How to make the Red Heel Sock Monkey and Sock Elephant
- Groovy stuff from August/September 1970 issue of Pack-o-Fun