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The Future of Fright

The Future of Fright

Luke Murphy, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2019

Nothing screams Halloween like a scary movie. From “Frankenstein” to “The Shining” to “A Nightmare on Elm Street” to “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” Halloween is every horror fan’s favorite time of the year. For many fans of the genre, horror has entered a new golden age. Movies like...

What’s Fresh: Haunted

What’s Fresh: Haunted

Cailey Gleeson, Focus Editor

October 28, 2019

Netflix’s “Haunted” remains consistently scary throughout its six-episode run. Each episode begins with an individual explaining their paranormal experiences in a dimly lit, gothic-style living room to loved ones. The emotion is so raw, from the narrator and listeners, you can’t help but feel...

Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up brings fall vibes downtown

Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up brings fall vibes downtown

Nicholas Moreano, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2019

Walking through the entrance at Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up encapsulates everything that is associated with fall: mounds of hay, plenty of people wearing their favorite flannels and, of course, pumpkins.    Instead of spending a night exploring the city amongst the skyscrapers, people can maneuver throu...

Netflix & Chills vs. Huluween

Netflix & Chills vs.  Huluween

Brian Gilbert, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2019

It’s that scary time of the year again and no, we’re not talking about finals. It’s the spooky season, which means it’s time for ghosts, ghouls and goblins. It’s also time for gloomy nights, sample size candy (not you, candy corn) and scary movie marathons.  As soon as October 1 hits we’re suddenly su...

OPINION: The spookiest time of year brings up the existence of ghosts

OPINION: The spookiest time of year brings up the existence of ghosts

Keira Wingate, Asst. Arts & Life Editor

October 28, 2019

I lived in my grandparents’ house when I was younger and there was a big play area for us kids to play in. It was filled with random toys and a kitchen with a slide as well. Randomly, I would hear the toys go off and they would move. Next thing I would hear is my grandma say, “Hi Mark, how are...

Local ghost tour explores city’s haunted sites

Cailey Gleeson, Focus Editor

October 28, 2019

It’s been almost 20 years since the first Chicago Hauntings “ghost bus” took to the streets, but the signs of paranormal activity haven’t slowed down in the slightest. Ursula Bielski and her team of paranormal investigators run these weekly tours, with Anthony Szabelski taking the lead on the...

Looking back at Hollywood’s best monster movies

Looking back at Hollywood’s best monster movies

Joe Roman Jr., Contributing Writer

October 28, 2019

Universal Studios is more than just an amusement park in California and Florida. To this day, it is still a working film studio. They have produced some of Hollywood’s greatest films, including some that are perfect for the spooky season. What better time to kick back with popcorn and a few jump scares...

A look at America’s favorite sweets

A look at America’s favorite sweets

Jenna Ranieri, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2019

People hand out everything from chocolate treats to gum to homemade baked goods. But even with the increase in candy sales since 2015, there is still a major chunk of the population that does not hand out candy at all. These people may be too busy at parties or watching spooky movies, or they may just...

Favorite Halloween costumes return for a scare every year

Favorite Halloween costumes return for a scare every year

Madison Bradley, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2019

For all of the creativity and individualism that surrounds Halloween, the same tried and true looks show up at every party. Whether it’s because they’re cheap or because they always look good, some costumes are doomed to haunt Halloween ‘til the end of time. The question is, can the sexy angel...

Here are the top horror flicks showing around Chicago this spooky season

Here are the top horror flicks showing around Chicago this spooky season

Michael Brzezinski, Chief Film Critic

October 7, 2019

Last Tuesday marked Oct. 1, which means we are on the eve of Spooky Season. For film fans, Chicago’s vast array of movie theaters offer up some of the best, scariest and most fun ways to celebrate spooky season through cinema. Ranging from celebrated classics to fresh deep cuts to freaky cult classics...

Think outside the gourd: students take a knife to pumpkin carving conventions

Think outside the gourd: students take a knife to pumpkin carving conventions

Mackenzie Born, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2018

Jai Dufton and Trey Rendon are adamant that Halloween is the best holiday of the year. Seated on Dufton’s living room floor, the pair is in the middle of marking up and carving out large orange pumpkins. But these aren’t your regular jack-o’-lanterns with leftover sharpie marks and triangle...

Horror of the Humanities

Horror of the Humanities

Amber Colón

November 6, 2017

Zombie Shakespeare paid a visit to campus just one night before All Hallows’ Eve, joining the patrons of the Humanities Center’s fifth annual event, “Horror of the Humanities” for some of humankind’s most horrific phenomena. Read More »...

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