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November 2, 1989 | Special to The Inquirer / FELICIA HODGES
At Cabrini College, students put together a haunted house complete with jack-o'-lanterns that opened Friday at Xavier Hall, a dormitory.
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October 16, 1989 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
Further evidence - if any were needed - that Hollywood is more interested in making money than sense is offered by the arrival of Halloween 5. It is a predictably tedious serving of tripe that opened Friday - the 13th. Friday the 13th Part VIII - Jason Takes Manhattan, of course, opened on Friday, July 29. Halloween 5 goes into release more than two weeks before Halloween. Go figure. I raise the issue of the dating game in the vain hope of finding some point worth discussing about either of these long-running horror series that have turned into lucrative franchises for their makers.
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November 1, 1991 | BOB LARAMIE/DAILY NEWS
Fran Mayville (left) wears his wickedest sneer as he mixes a potion of dried blood and entrails designed to turn little kids into snails and puppy dog tails. His partner in witchcraft, the Quasimodo-like Michelle Fleming, offers the vile concoction to visitors at a Halloween haunted house in West Philadelphia. This bewitching bit of drama, sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, took place last night at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, whose members should know a thing or two about potions, good and bad.
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October 28, 1990 | By Ronda Sharpe, Special to The Inquirer
Double, double, toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. - The three witches in Macbeth. Ah, Halloween, that bewitching holiday celebrating the occult. Most people know it as the night children dress up like demonic spirits or cartoon characters clutching bags to hold their candy. But the real origin just might surprise you. Though the day is named for the evening before a traditional Catholic holiday, the celebration itself originated from ancient pagan rites.
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October 31, 1988 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Woodstown, N.J., art teacher has been suspended after parents accused her of preaching that Halloween is a satanic holiday and that children should fear God's wrath if they went trick-or-treating. Parents of several second-grade students in the Salem County borough complained that the teacher, Ann Shelton, frightened their children by telling them Halloween was evil. They also said the teacher instructed the students not to reveal who told them so. Shelton, a tenured teacher of 14 years, called the accusations lies.
NEWS
October 31, 2002 | By Trish Boppert
Just when did Halloween - formerly the province of egg-hurling hooligans and kids in dime-store costumes - become a national holiday? When I was a kid, not only did we walk 15 miles barefoot through the fields to school, leaving blood on the snow in the process; we also celebrated Halloween for the 24-hour candyfest it was meant to be and left it at that. There may have been a haunted hayride or two when I was a tyke, but they were not advertised in glaring expressway billboards starting in late August.
NEWS
October 16, 1988 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, Special to The Inquirer
Halloween festivities will include video entertainment this year at Springfield High School. Under the direction of video artist Julius Vatali, 10 students in the school's video production class created a 5-minute Halloween video to be shown on the district's education station - Channel 2 - on the Suburban Cable Television network. Vatali worked with the students for 10 days, through a grant the school received from the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts. His assignment ended Friday.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 1990 | Inquirer staff reviews and synopses, compiled by Christopher Cornell
Four recent films - an Australian comedy, a satirical look at the movie business, an Argentine thriller and yet another Halloween outing - aren't the only interesting new things at the video store this week: There's a passel of classic films and music videos for every taste as well. YOUNG EINSTEIN (1989) (Warner) $89.95. 91 minutes. Yahoo Serious, Odile Le Clezio, John Howard, Pee Wee Wilson. If you're jaded by the cookie- cutter comedies churned out by Hollywood, head for this upbeat farce from down under.
NEWS
October 31, 1986 | BY DIANE HALL
This is to all of us who seek to destroy one of those things that as young people, we used to anticipate celebrating - Halloween. I wonder why the press consistently place fear in the hearts and minds of today's children with the reporting and programming of all of the violence they can find to report or dramatize. I am all for an informed public, but when you take things beyond information to creating general hysteria, it is time to speak out. When I was a child, Halloween represented fantasy and a wealth of treats.
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October 27, 1993 | By Kay Raftery, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The fourth annual alternative Halloween party will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Upper Merion Baptist Church, 585 General Steuben Rd., King of Prussia. Hayrides, games, food, contests and a fun house are part of the evening's festivities. According to the Rev. Richard T. Purchase, the wearing of scary Halloween costumes dates back to the pagan celebration of Sanheim, when evil spirits roamed free. Children wore fierce and scary costumes to ward them off. Halloween is also the eve of All Saints Day, a Christian holy day set aside in the eighth century as a time to remember the lesser saints who did not command a separate holiday in their memory.
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January 13, 2014 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
A man wearing giant white wings, bright green boots, and gloves leaped off a stage as pop music pulsed from the loudspeaker. He was followed by others with colored wigs, horns, robes, and other elaborate accessories. If that sounds like Halloween in January, the costumes were just the start. On Friday evening and all day Saturday, Gloucester County College was the scene of the fifth annual KotoriCon, a convention devoted to the Japanese-style form of animation known as anime.
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November 1, 2013 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
To view video of Bordentown's Thompson Street 'Oz'-themed Halloween, visit www.inquirer.com/oz
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November 1, 2013 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
On Thompson Street in Bordentown, Halloween is usually over the top. This year, it's over the rainbow. Residents inspired by an accomplished pair of design professionals in their midst have transformed the charming block of 19th-century wooden houses into a Wizard of Oz fantasy. Ruby slippers are suspended like sneakers from utility wires. Witches' hats, gnarled "talking" trees, and other decorative riffs on the classic 1939 movie adorn facades and front steps; a yellow-brick pattern is painted on the pavement.
NEWS
November 1, 2013
GHOULS and goblins aren't our only primal fears. There's also the fear of trying certain foods. Don't get spooked, now, but I'm talking about vegan foods. It's odd. Take eating insects: Everybody's hipster-brave about that now, testing their mettle at tastings premised on a global shift to bug-based cuisine. And macho meat-eaters long ago conquered all the more "unsavory" body parts of animals, even if only by way of hot dogs. But vegan cream cheese? Drinkable kale? Weird-looking plants?
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2013 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Finding the perfect wig for your Halloween costume can be the difference between a trick or a treat. Especially this year when our celebrities du jour - many of whom do scary things all year long - are so creative when it comes to coifs. Think Nicki Minaj's ombré, white-to-pink tresses; singer Miguel's dark pompadour; and the signature Afro of Philly's own Questlove Thompson that isn't complete without a perfect power-to-the-people pick. "The wig makes the character," said Lois Arnold, owner of Lois A. Wigs on South Fourth Street.
NEWS
October 29, 2013 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
The population of bears, turtles, and cats roughly doubled at the Philadelphia Zoo over the weekend, as costumed visitors flocked to the annual Boo at the Zoo event. Jim Brophy of Marlton said he attends the event every year with his family and friends. "It's a tradition, every Halloween," Brophy said, holding a 2-year-old Minnie Mouse. "I'm liking the tigers a lot," said his son, Xavier, 6, who dressed up with friends as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. "I'm the orange one. Mikey.
NEWS
October 28, 2013 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ashton Harting, 6, loves, loves, loves Halloween - getting and giving out candy, eating Twix bars, dressing up. It's his job to pick out his family's costume theme. This year, they are Despicable Me characters. And Halloween 2013 promises to be better than ever. Not only does he have a new little brother to make the rounds with, but he is a kindergartner at Haddonfield's Tatem Elementary School, so he gets to be in a Halloween parade. His mom asked him if he was excited about the parade, his dad said.
NEWS
October 27, 2013 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Having "Mac" Rebennack, the master of Crescent City funk and swampy voodoo soul known as Dr. John, appear at New Hope's dark, multicultural Havana eatery Wednesday - one week before Mischief Night and Halloween - was perfect timing. At 72, the good Doctor hasn't lost a bit of his murkily mysterious mystique, his flavorful dedication to the most joyful and most haunted elements of New Orleans' musicality, or that naughty crackle in his soulful, snarling voice signaling ghostly romanticism and danger.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 26, 2013 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Halloween isn't just for kids anymore. Not when you consider the wealth of adult events, often with a risqué spin, surrounding these days of the dead. With Halloween smack in the middle of the week, clubs, bar/restaurants, hotels, and event spaces are taking the opportunity to extend their entrée into zombiedom and sexy monstrosity and start early.   The Legend It's one week before his 45th Halloween Ball, and Henri David is tinkering with his elaborate costumes - all three of them.
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