Nam Y. Huh, Associated Press
A kid shops for the right pumpkin for Halloween in Chicago, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012.

Editor's note: This list originally ran on the personal finance blog Len Penzo dot com. It has been reprinted here with permission.

I love Halloween. It’s one of my favorite holidays — and based upon its mass appeal, apparently I’m not alone.

In fact, even though the wicked economy continues to put a scare into most people, when it comes to celebrating what was originally known as All Hallows’ Eve, spirits remain high.

So just how hot is Halloween? Well, it’s so popular that it’s downright spooky.

To prove it, here are a few bone-chilling financial facts from the National Retail Federation — along with some other horrendous Halloween trivia I dug up — that I bet you’ve all been dying to know:

Find out the 16 frightening financial facts you didn't know about Halloween.