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The best costume looks for couples

By Araz Havan

October 31, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Fashion

Are you and your significant other still looking for the perfect Halloween costume? Couples costumes are fun because they are all about collaboration and commitment, and ideas can be found everywhere, from superheroes to foo...

B-level horror movies worth your time

By Araz Havan

October 31, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Movies

Good horror movies are hard to find these days with all of the unoriginal ideas, remakes and overhyped films that seem to saturate modern cinemas. Never get disappointed by a horror movie again by turning your attention instead to...

‘Let the Right One In’ not your typical horror movie

By Soren Hough

October 31, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Movies

Quiet and meditative. Romantic, stark and beautiful. Poignant. These are not the words one usually associates with the horror genre. And yet, the ostensibly horror-themed “Låt den rätte komma in,” or “Let the Right One ...

Looking back on ‘The Shining’

By Nathan Frontiero

October 31, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Movies

Stanley Kubrick produced a masterwork of suspense, escalation and visceral horror in his adaptation of Stephen King’s third novel. There’s so much about “The Shining” that has transcended both the horror genre and broader pop ...

Spooky Brews: the best Halloween beers

By Emily Brightman

October 31, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

The weeks leading up to Halloween are always my favorite of the year, and not only because they mark the one time I can get away with being a certifiable weirdo. October and November herald the release of all manner of strange and ...

The Top 5 Treehouse of Horror episodes

By Brett Reardon

October 31, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

Fall is the time of the year when your television screen is a burst of all things spooky and Halloween-y. For as long as I could remember, I’ve always loved the long-running Simpsons Halloween specials, otherwise known as ...

Unsexy Halloween costumes to avoid this year

By Patrick Hoff

October 31, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Fashion, Lifestyle

As many college students know, and as Cady Heron explained in “Mean Girls,” “Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” Classic “sexy” c...

Dressing as your favorite (dead) rock icon

By Araz Havan

October 31, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Fashion

Dressing as a musician is something you must do for at least one Halloween during your college experience. It’s a great way to pretend to be someone more famous, more talented and richer than you will ever be in your life, if on...

‘Walking Dead,’ ‘American Horror Story’ lead deep cast of horror TV shows

By Cory J. Willey

October 31, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

From “The Twilight Zone” to “The Walking Dead,” horror has always had a major foothold in television. While the quality of the genre has arguably declined over the years in the film industry, it seems to be headed in ...

The best horror video games

By Cory J. Willey

October 31, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Technology, Video Games

Every gamer has been there, clinging to their controller, hands clammy from terror as they hesitantly crawl down a corridor. Their eyes begrudgingly glued to the screen as they await the next jump-scare that will send them cowering be...

Classy cocktails to indulge on Halloween

By Gabe Scarbrough

October 31, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Halloween is a magical time of year. Children dress up in fantastical costumes and wander the streets of America with their parents knocking on strangers' doors and receiving candy. On any other day of the year this would make no ...

Costumes at UMass

By Mary Reines

November 1, 2012

Filed under Archives, Campus News, News

Students weren’t the only ones in costume yesterday.  Seventy-year-old Melanie McNeill dressed as a carrot to show her Halloween spirit. The dining hall worker, clad in orange, changed her nametag to read “Daucos Carota.”  She also used some elastic, tape and sewing fine...