The Clarion

Madison: Haunted with romance

Haunted house graphic

Brighid Monahan, Staff Writer

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. It all began when a boarder at the American Hotel fell in love with a hotel waitress in the summer...

Race is not a costume

race is not a costume graphic

Mouna Algahaithi, News Editor

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 of the beliefs, behaviors, objects, and other characteristics common to the members of a particular...

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

Bone Dance costume drawings

Seely Umlaut, Staff Writer

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 “Bone Dance” to the Studio Theater. An ensemble cast will don masks and maneuver puppets as...

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.

Marisa Comeau-Kerege, Arts Editor

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 replaced Halloween on State Street festivities in 2006, after they caused thousands of dollars...

Best Netflix picks for Halloween

Deanna Pierce, Copy Editor

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 picks for Halloween. “Insidious Chapter 2” This 2013 follow up to the 2010 hit indie horror...

Scaring and caring

From left, Mark, Dustin and Brandon Lang create a yearly haunted house at their family home in Oregon, Wis.

Deanna Pierce, Copy Editor

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, consisting of current Madison College student Brandon Lang, 27, his brother and former student Dustin...

Visits to ‘haunted’ sites make for fun fall trip

Local haunts

Michael Klein & Ryan Spoehr, Clarion staff writers

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 Ghostbuster Team:  Ryan Spoehr – I believe there has to be some level of reality to some cases ...

Try playing these scary games this Halloween

Scary video games

Colin Bowden, Staff Writer

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. Condemned: Criminal Origins (PC) – I’ve not played this game, but people I trust let me know ...

Costume solutions for those without a sense of planning

Fast Frights

Robin Gee, Graphic Designer

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 mere hours before a party, often with less than great results. If you are in the latter category,...

Editor plans to fight off Zombies during Freak Fest

George Treviranus, Editor

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 from one of my favorite puzzle-horror video games, “Catherine.” Not that I’m a fan of self-deprication,...

Movie Review: ‘Sinister’ appropriately creepy, never boring

Tom Richardson, Staff Writer

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 some research, and contacting a professor (Vincent D’Onofrio) with some help from a local deputy...

Prepare for a scare with this list of classic scary movies

Movies for the strong of heart

Callie Vasey, Arts Editor

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 Elm Street (1984) Of course this list wouldn’t be complete without the Freddy Krueger classic. Th...

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