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Dani Ardor, played by Florence Pugh in “Midsommar,” is finally the May queen.  Photo from IMDB

The Future of Fright

Halloween means horror movies. Where do they stand in 2019?
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...

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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...

Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-up, which is located on Elston Avenue, offers fall food, drinks, games and photo opportunities in a pumpkin patch themed experience.

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. ...

Graphics by Annalisa Baranowski

Netflix & Chills vs. Huluween

This year's Halloween streaming options are endless
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,...

Graphic by: GINA RICARDS

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...

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...

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...

Graphics by Gina Ricard

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...

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...

The Graham family — Charlie (Milly Shapiro), Annie (Toni Collette), Steve (Gabriel Byrne) and Peter (Alex Wolff) — sit around the table in “Hereditary.”

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...

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....

A Zombie Shakespeare booth at the Humanities Ceter’s fifth annual event that took place in room 120A in the Student Center with a screening of “The Eyes of My Mother.” 
(Amber Colón/The DePaulia)

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...

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