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Halloween sequel captures spirit of original

Michael Gennaro North Bureau Chief   When Universal announced they were making a direct sequel to the 1978 slasher classic “Halloween,” fans of the original had legitimate reasons to be skeptical. After all, this was a movie franchise that seemed like it had an infinite number of half-hearted sequels and spinoffs ever since the original movie thrilled viewers 40 years

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Epcot’s Food & Wine Fest: a great way to celebrate season

Elliot Tritto Staff Writer   What’s your ideal way to celebrate the great season of fall? Do you fill your home with decorations of orange leaves and pumpkins? Perhaps, you install air fresheners to give off that pleasing, nutmeg aroma of pumpkin. Conceivably, do you watch horror movies to hype up the terrifying yet beautiful holiday of Halloween? Perchance, you

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Howl-O-Scream is worth the trip and the scare

Doris Pace South Bureau Chief   As the sun begins to set and the darkness creeps in, Busch Gardens transforms from a happy, lively colorful thrill ride theme park to the dark, demented and terrifying world of Howl-O-Scream. Actors in camouflage wait eerily still and patiently for distracted guests to walk by as killer clowns, chainsaw killers and gigantic death

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Elliot Tritto Staff Writer  WELCOME FOOLISH MORTALS!   As your eyes wander downward, you’ll see the bone-chilling, frightening and oozing delight of Halloween’s greatest tales. As we see blood, sweat and paranoia, we see into the minds of these victims in which they dare face these iconic villains. Can you handle the suspense? If you can, grab your trick or

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Can horror films have psychological effects?

Michael Gennaro North Bureau Chief   October is the month of Halloween. That means pumpkin spice, candy, pumpkin-carving and–of course–scary movies.  This October, thousands of thrill-seekers will head to their local theaters to watch horror movies like “Hell Fest” and “Halloween.” Thousands more will watch horror films at home using their Netflix or Hulu accounts. But are there consequences for

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Venom is underrated: Don’t listen to the critics

Elliot Tritto Staff Writer   Ever since I was 5-years-old, I’ve been obsessed with Marvel’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Across all mediums, it cultivated me to become more attached into the entire “Spider-Verse.”  One of those reasons why includes a plethora of original characters like the Punisher, Doctor Octopus and the bold and the beautiful, Venom. In 1988, Venom appeared in

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