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Madison: Haunted with romance

Haunted house graphic
October 27, 2015

The Halloween spirit is all about fright, skeletons, ghosts and costumes, but rarely do we associate Halloween with love. However, two lovers purportedly haunt one of Madison’s historical sights....

Race is not a costume

race is not a costume graphic
Why you should avoid cultural appropriation this Halloween
October 27, 2015

This Halloween, allow two words to be the deciding factor between whether you should wear a certain costume or not: cultural appropriation. A cliff-note definition of culture says that culture “consists...

‘Bone Dance’ creative costumes will bring multi-cultural ghost stories to life

Bone Dance costume drawings
August 25, 2015

This Halloween, the sights of ghosts and the sounds of traditional storytelling and folk music will be filling the halls of the Truax campus, as Madison College Performing Arts brings the original musical...

Freakfest brings revelers to State Street

You never know who you’ll meet on State Street as part of the annual Freakfest celebration in downtown Madison. In 2008, it was “Chucky.
October 29, 2014

It’s that time again, when many residents get dressed up and enjoy live music and array of costumes up and down State.  Freakfest is coming back to Madison this Halloween. The Frank Productions event...

Best Netflix picks for Halloween

October 16, 2014

While there is a viable amount of new horror flicks coming to theatres this October, if you’d rather spend money on haunted houses and candy than tickets, try these top-rated new and classic Netflix...

Scaring and caring

From left, Mark, Dustin and Brandon Lang create a yearly haunted house at their family home in Oregon, Wis.
Local haunted house supports addiction recovery
October 15, 2014

If you’re looking to get spooked and help out a good cause this October, look no further than Oregon, Wisconsin’s very own Lang Family House of Terror. For the sixth year in a row the Lang Family,...

Visits to ‘haunted’ sites make for fun fall trip

Local haunts
October 23, 2013

There are several reported haunted sites within driving distance of the Madison College campuses. As Halloween approaches, members of our staff decided to do a little ghostbusting of their own. The...

Try playing these scary games this Halloween

Scary video games
October 23, 2013

If you think your pulse races when watching a horror movie, try playing one of these games ... alone ... in a dark house ... at 3 a.m. OK, so you get the idea. Here's our Top 10 list of scary games. 10....

Costume solutions for those without a sense of planning

Fast Frights
October 25, 2012

There are those who spend months planning and making Halloween costumes. They are elaborate and well thought out, and the sorts of things that win prizes. Then there are those who cobble together a costume...

Editor plans to fight off Zombies during Freak Fest

October 25, 2012

It’s Halloween. That means I’ll in costume, fighting off zombies. Since I live on State street, I can only imagine this will be my routine all throughout Freak Fest. I’ve chosen to be a character...

Movie Review: ‘Sinister’ appropriately creepy, never boring

October 25, 2012

Author Ellison Oswalt (Ethan Hawke) and his family move into a new home where he discovers a box of film canisters up in his attic one night with a series of real murders caught on them. After doing...

Prepare for a scare with this list of classic scary movies

Movies for the strong of heart
October 25, 2012

Halloween (1978) Spawning seven sequels and a remake, Halloween marks its 35th year as one of the most remembered horror movies. Especially with the notorious Michael Meyers mask. A Nightmare on...

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