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After the light goes out in your jack-o’-lantern, Iowa City will compost it

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 inside, not a smiling, candle-lit pumpkin.) Contemporary jack-o’-lanterns, pumpkin or turnip, aren’t immortal, but their […]

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Cedar Rapids’ newest haunt attracts all levels of fear aficionados

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 new take on the genre, located alongside Lindale Mall in the former Planet X location […]

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Saturday’s Halloweenapalooza in Ottumwa brings a day filled with spooky films, performances and contests

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.
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Granger House kicks off a spooky season with an exploration of ‘Macbeth’

‘Macbeth’ Granger House Victorian Museum — Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. Things are about to get spooky at the Granger House Victorian Museum. Beginning this weekend and through October and beyond, the uncanny will take center stage. The Granger House (970 10th St, Marion) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It […]

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Photos: Frightful delights at Scream Acres

Scream Acres started as a haunted hay rack ride in the early 2000s. Since then, it has evolved into a huge attraction with four separate haunted attractions that are ever-changing. The newest attraction is Cell Block Z, a prison cell block overrun with zombie prisoners. Other haunts include a Slaughterhouse, the Cornfield, and the clown-ridden […]

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Winterland headlines Halloween performance at Yacht Club

Winterland Iowa City Yacht Club — Saturday, Oct. 31 at 10 p.m. There’s something fitting about Winterland performing at Yacht Club for Halloween. For those not familiar Winterland is a Grateful Dead tribute band, whose lead singer bears a striking resemblance to Jerry Garcia himself. Winterland specializes in a specific range of Grateful Dead music […]

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