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New ‘Addams Family’ movie falls flat

New ‘Addams Family’ movie falls flat

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

The animated film of the “the Addams Family” has recently been released in theatres in time for Halloween. The film was made by “Sausage Party” directors Greg Tiernon and Conrad Vernon, which has created a “family” movie that has plenty of sordid jokes for the parents.  The cast is c...

Judging the Old Courthouse Catacombs

Judging the Old Courthouse Catacombs

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer

October 24, 2016

I’ve yet to find a single acquaintance who lives in the Evansville area that had a positive opinion of The Old Courthouse Catacombs. Now that I’ve been through the place myself, I can see why.

Costumes, Candy, Halloween and more

Abigail Suddarth

October 28, 2015

The Honors Program and the Housing and Residence Life would like to wish everyone a Happy Halloween. “It’s mainly for people in the Honors Program or anyone who is eligible to join the Honors Program,” Honors student Kate Grudzinski said. “They’re invited as well to come get a feel for t...

Something lifeless this way runs

Something lifeless this way runs

Nick Leighty

October 28, 2015

Full of brain-hungry zombies and muscle-straining obstacles, the Zombie Brain Drain 5k run is creeping up this Halloween. Organized by the Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education Student Advisory Board, the theme for the event was chosen because of similar events around the country and sho...

Freddy’s not dead

Freddy’s not dead

Megan Thorne

October 28, 2015

Kevin Roach didn’t care much for horror movies until his freshman year of college when, after coming down with the flu, he told a friend to rent every scary movie imaginable. “I used to hate scary movies,” he said. “They were too much for me and they gave me nightmares.” Roach said he ...

Christmas, wait your turn

Vanessa Roach

October 23, 2015

I have a love/hate relationship with Christmas. It is my favorite holiday, but its decorations seems to come sooner and sooner each year with little regard with the other two fall holidays.   Last week I was in Wal-Mart buying Halloween décor when I turned a corner and the next shelf was ...

A call for creative costumes

Vanessa Roach

October 21, 2015

Each Halloween I used to look forward to eating candy until I couldn’t breathe, binge watching old horror movies and dressing up in costumes. But in my experience, college-aged students have a whole new way of celebrating Halloween. Somewhere in a female’s young-adult years they are expected to trad...

Party policy prep

Morgan Falconer

October 21, 2015

It’s almost Halloween, which means we have broody vampire costumes to make and spooky parties to attend. There’s a lot to anticipate. With every party comes its own holiday-specific set of rules. The standard rules still apply: don’t drive home after drinking, go with a friend who doesn’t ha...

Spooky time

Spooky time

Morgan Falconer

October 7, 2015

Breaking down the ‘basics’

Ellen Cooper

September 19, 2015

“Basic bitch.” It’s a common colloquialism referring to plain, uninteresting white girls who are into all things mainstream. Common favorites of the basic bitch are Starbucks’ pumpkin spice lattes, UGG boots, Bath and Body Works, manicures, E! News and the fall season. An example o...

Eagles work local screams

Eagles work local screams

Vanessa Roach

October 14, 2014

Upon arriving to the Olde Courthouse Catacombs/ House of Lecter, viewers find a reaper, a clown and a wolf man lurking outside. Inside, creepy instrumental music plays and the dimly lit chilly hallways feature trap doors, hidden rooms and old concrete stairs, which leaves guests wondering what could b...

The Best Haunted Houses in Evansville

The Best Haunted Houses in Evansville

Jake Tapley

October 31, 2013

Newburgh Civitan Zombie Farm Rating: 4/5 If the location of the Zombie Farm wasn't enough to already make it the best publicly-owned and operated haunted house within a 15-mile radius of Evansville, then the amount of effort put into the overall concept, design, makeup and performance certainly puts ...

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