Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Horror genre thrives on the small screen

By Kevin Romani

October 27, 2011

Filed under Television

When looking at the most successful television series in the medium’s history, there is a clear pattern of style; most are either situational comedies or dramas set within the real world. The horror genre is completely absent from any “top” lists of television series, and has been rarel...

Frighten your night: a heavy metal trick-or-treat soundtrack

By Dave Coffey

October 27, 2011

Filed under Music

Everyone who’s anyone knows that the scariest style of music the dark lords have to offer is heavy metal. Between the genre’s alleged association with the occult and its supernaturally creepy aesthetic, look no further than ...

Scared to death: the morbid cultural forces behind Halloween

By Garth Brody

October 27, 2011

Filed under Culture

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian recently sat down with Professor Kirby Farrell of the University of Massachusetts English Department. Farrell teaches a course on the Victorian-era British literary obsession with monstrosity. He discu...

Calling all confectionary creeps: sweetening the deal with kids

By Eleine Fang

October 27, 2011

Filed under Comedy

Editor’s friendly reminder:  This article is written in the name of humor. Please try not to be a criminal. To all the creepers and criminals looking for a way to make use of that old white van waiting in the...

Spook-tastic seasonal drink special effects

By Ashley Berger

October 27, 2011

Filed under Food & Drink

What could be more frightening than finding an eyeball, a tooth or a worm in the drink that has just been handed to you? There are a variety of simple ways to create creepy special effects for that extra bit of “boo!” on H...

Cream of the crap: horror movies so bad they’re good

By Dave Coffey

October 27, 2011

Filed under Movies

Horrible scary movies are a dime a dozen. The Halloween season rolls around and suddenly everyone who took a film production elective in college thinks they can capitalize by throwing together a slapdash horror flick or add...

Thrills and kills on “The Walking Dead”

By Kevin Romani

October 27, 2011

Filed under Television

One week after “Breaking Bad” signed off with its season finale, “The Walking Dead” returned to fill the void on AMC. The extended season two premiere titled “What Lies Ahead” serves as a perfect microcosm for everything the series has to offer. “Dead’s...

How to prepare perilously perfect punches

By Ashley Berger

October 27, 2011

Filed under Food & Drink

Every Halloween party to remember needs a tasty punch, so the trick to this treat is to make enough of something that everyone enjoys and can drink copious amounts of without feeling queasy. Here are a few recipes to satisfy d...

Hockey hosts No. 13 Boston University on Friday

By Michael Wood

October 26, 2011

Filed under Hockey

The Massachusetts hockey team’s first true home-and-home series of the season begins on Friday as the Minutemen clash with Boston University at the Mullins Center for the first of two games on Halloween weekend. Students and fans alike can look forward to the typical costume c...

Cooking on Campus: Halloween Butterfingers

By Samantha Gillis

October 26, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

Every October candy corn creeps its way back on to the shelves in enormous amounts only to disappear completely a month later not to be seen again until next fall. So what do you do with it? You can only eat so much candy corn before the nausea starts to set in, though I push tha...

Sexy Halloween not so fun

By Samara Abramson

October 20, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It has been a stereotype on college campuses all over the country, for I’m sure much longer than any of us students can remember. As explained in the movie “Mean Girls”: “Halloween is the one night out of the year when...

RAs unhappy with their role this Halloween

By Billy Rainsford

October 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Editor’s note: The columnist is a Resident Assistant. Ah, Halloween. It’s one of the most exciting, fun and memorable events of the school year for any college student. With New Year’s Eve falling during winter vacation, St. Patty’s Day during spring break, and Ci...