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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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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May 24, 2016 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
Marta is a charming and respectful 14-year-old with long curly brown hair and hazel eyes. Polite and friendly to everyone, she becomes more outgoing when she is in situations where she feels comfortable. She loves animals, spending time with her friends, and any type of technology she can get her hands on. Marta enjoys going to school and is proud of the many A's she earns. Her favorite subjects are science and social studies. College is in her plans for the future, but she hasn't decided yet what she wants to study.
NEWS
March 17, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Police in Chester County are searching for a man who wore a Halloween mask and barged into a woman's Wayne home over the weekend. The home invasion and robbery occurred shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday on the 100 block of Crestline Road in Tredyffrin Township. The victim woke to find a stranger wearing a mask "with a bulbous nose" standing at the foot of her bed, the township police said in a news release Monday. The man tied the woman up with duct tape, and warned her: "Be quiet and you won't be hurt," police said.
NEWS
January 18, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
When Paula Williamson's 3-year-old grandson asked about a memorial of teddy bears and candles that they walked by in Haddon Township, Williamson told him people just wanted to decorate around the tree there. She said she didn't want him to know the truth - that "people were frightened, they were scared. " The memorial was for 3-year-old Brendan Creato, whose body was found in the woods near Williamson's home in October, with no answer for months as to whether someone had killed him, or who. So when news finally broke last week that authorities had arrested someone - Brendan's father - Williamson had mixed emotions.
SPORTS
January 3, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Amid all the TaxSlayer Bowl week activities in which Penn State players and coaches participated, there remained an undercurrent of great importance to Saturday's matchup against Georgia in terms of the perception of James Franklin's program. The Nittany Lions haven't won since Halloween. They are 7-5 and enter EverBank Stadium with an urgent need for a victory in order to end 2015 with one more win than last year when they finished 7-6 with fewer scholarship players than this team.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2015
I hung out with my son on Halloween. We didn't trick or treat, but he wanted to dress up anyway, because his sister got a Supergirl outfit, and, like any sibling in the midst of a rivalry, he was keeping score to make sure he wasn't shortchanged. Ever the sucker, I took him to Party City just as other kids were hitting the streets to troll for candy. Though the shelves were plucked clean by the time we got there, my son managed to find the last Spider-Man shirt and hat. Then we set out for his real Halloween mission - getting stuffed.
NEWS
November 3, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT, Daily News Staff Writer brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
A TORRENT OF TIPS rolled into the Philadelphia Police Southwest Detective Divisiont before cops called off a search Sunday for a woman initially believed to have been kidnapped on Halloween. Hours after a possible abduction was dutifully reported by local media, citizens called police to say that the 26-year-old woman had not been abducted after all: Stressed and intoxicated, she had fled her husband's van at a West Philly gas station that night. Family members then went after her to calm her down, but the ensuing conflict prompted at least one onlooker to call police.
NEWS
November 3, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
HALLOWEEN weekend was hellish in Philadelphia, with at least 14 people shot - seven on Halloween day alone, according to police. After the bullets stopped flying, a woman, a man and a teenage boy were dead, three men remained in critical condition and eight others - including a 14-year-old boy shot while riding his bicycle - were in stable condition nursing gunshot wounds. Motives for the shootings ranged from robbery to possible road rage, from arguments to stray bullets. The first fatality was shortly before midnight Saturday, after police responded to reports of gunfire at Nicetown Park on 17th Street near St. Paul in Nicetown.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2015 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Music Critic
You can be fairly sure that classical music is getting the message across when you see a big gray teddy bear hanging over the side of the first tier in Verizon Hall, waving his paws in the air to tunes from Danny Elfman's The Nightmare Before Christmas . The bear wasn't intended to be part of the show at Saturday morning's first of five Philadelphia Orchestra family concerts this season, but of course the orchestra has a future only to the...
NEWS
November 2, 2015 | Ellen Gray, Daily News
* ASH VS EVIL DEAD. 9 p.m. Saturday, Starz. Bruce Campbell reprises his role as a monster hunter in the Halloween premiere of a new series that's also the latest installment of the "Evil Dead" movie franchise. Not really my thing, but Campbell's a lot of fun. Can't wait to see him, without the chainsaw, as presidential candidate Ronald Reagan in FX's "Fargo. " * THE RETURNED. 10 p.m. Saturday, SundanceTV. The second season of the haunting French zombie drama picks up six months after the events of the first season's finale, in which some of the returning dead disappeared into the mountains.
NEWS
November 2, 2015 | BY PAIGE GROSS, Daily News Staff Writer pgross@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
Update: Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy played college football for the University of Mississippi ("Ole Miss"). His college and position were incorrectly listed. THE STREETS of Philadelphia will experience plenty of spirit this Halloween, but not just of the spooky variety. That spirit peaked yesterday as hundreds of Temple students, alumni and fans donned cherry and white and cheered, on Market Street between 5th and 6th, in the background of the first of many "ESPN College GameDay" broadcasts leading up to tonight's game against Notre Dame.
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