I watched The Rocky Horror Picture Show for the first time at the Englert Theatre on Halloween, and now I’m faced with the Herculean task of explaining it to someone else. Rocky Horror is the omphalos of nearly half a […]
For some Americans, the scariest part of Halloween is the prospect that a neighbor might attack their child via tainted candy. It doesn’t matter that it apparently doesn’t happened, certainly not on a scale that warrants a public health warning […]
‘Twas the night before Halloween, when all through the city Not a theater was open, not even FilmScene But what to my wondering eyes should appear, Five horrifically fun movies to stream virtually — with a beer. The spooky tradition […]
Traditionally, Halloween is a night of fun about town, with kids collecting candy from neighbors and young adults enjoying themed drink specials at bars downtown. There’s nothing stopping these traditions from taking place in 2020, despite a continued COVID-19 surge […]
According to Irish legend, the original jack-o’-lantern was an accursed object carried by a man doomed to walk the Earth forever. On the plus side, that meant it never rotted. (It was also a hollowed-out turnip with a burning coal […]
Nevermoor 4444 1st St NE, Suite 3001, Cedar Rapids — Open Thursday-Sunday through October, as well as Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 29-31 Thursday, Oct. 4 saw the opening of the newest haunted attraction to grace the Cedar Rapids area: Nevermoor, an ambitious […]
Tired of buying a new Halloween costume for your child every year, then stuffing it in the back of a closet after it’s been worn only once? The Iowa City Public Library has a solution for you. […]
Stranger Things fans who can bear to pause their Netflix streams are invited to get acquainted with the hit show’s heritage at the University of Iowa Main Library.
When it comes to Halloween, you might be on the lookout for floating phantasms and the like. But floats of a different kind will celebrate the spooky holiday as the Halloween Parade wends its way through the streets of the New Bohemia District and Czech Village on Friday night, Oct. 27. […]
These eastern Iowa attractions are the subjects of eerie speculation, from a cursed statue to a ghostly mascot to Iowa’s most haunted asylum. […]
Meet horror movie icons, get a tattoo, embody a zombie. The eighth-annual Halloweenapalooza horror showcase — taking place in the purportedly haunted Hotel Ottumwa — is full to the brim with film screenings, vendors, contests, live music and other features befitting Halloween.