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THE SHEAF CULTURE AND LIFE
BEACON OF LIGHT Thomas Edison’s terrible fear for candles led him to invent the lightbulb Robby Davis
Ritual, symbolism and insanity in secRet societies
an examination of the occult
GreG reese scholars call the “fin de siècle,” both “brothers and sisters” taking This magical showdown must
Death Eater was the Hermetic Order of the part in ritual activities. So the have been one of the strangest
Golden Dawn. Its prominent status initial format of the Golden Dawn (outside of the Gandolf and
The difficult thing about was largely due to its celebrity appeared similar to Freemasonry Sauroman’s feisty wizad dual) in
researching secret societies is that following. Modernist poets but with the important addition of the last few centuries.
they’re, well, quite secretive. and artists flocked to the occult women and a pronounced use of Well, Yeats was right about
That and the fact that every movements of the late 19th and practical magic. Crowley’s character; Crowley’s
supposedly “unique” society early 20th century — T.S. Elliot, It was this embracing of practical dark exploits were widely
contains another several societies Ezra Pound, George Bernard Shaw magic which excited the interests publicized in later years, at one
which have heavily influenced the and Maude Gonne, to name a few. of both Yeats and Crowley. Samuel time garnering him the title
rituals, doctrines and symbols of For the Golden Dawn, the Liddel MacGregor Mathers — of “the wickedest man in the Welcome to the sheaf’s
the initial society. In other words: if participation of renowned Irish maybe the most charismatic world.” Crowley compelled naive Halloween issue.
you yank on one golden thread, the poet William Butler Yeats and the founder of the Golden Dawn bohemians into participation in enter if you dare.
whole occult sweater unravels all dark magician Aleister Crowley — became magical pals with degrading, ritual sex acts which he
over the floor. insured its bizarre and influential Crowley early in the Golden claimed yielded magical results. He
In looking at the Hermetic place in history. Dawn’s history and subsequently termed this combination of sex and
Order of the Golden Dawn, a little In the late 1880s, The Hermetic pushed him through the ranks of ritual “magick.” WES FUNK
background information will be Order of the Golden Dawn was the Golden Dawn. Mathers and Many modern pseudo-mystical Launching
required and a world of background founded by three Freemasons Crowley practiced magic rituals at and secret societies trace their
Dead Rock Stars
information will be ignored. (and so begins the name-dropping Crowley’s flat in London. Yeats and origins back to the Hermetic Order
Monday, November 3,
The late 19th century saw the of yet other secret societies). Dr. the more reasonable members of of the Golden Dawn, yet the order
proliferation of secret societies in William Wyn Westcott deciphered the Golden Dawn disliked Crowley leaves behind a much smaller
both Europe and North America. an ancient manuscript, given to and refused to acknowledge his legacy than that of Yeats or even �
Mysticism and occultism — as we him by a dying member of his position in the inner magical order. Crowley. KEVIN VOWLES
now understand them — emerged Freemason’s lodge and invited his So Crowley went totally berserk. Crowley has remained an icon
Reading & Signing
at this time, largely as back- friends Samuel Liddel MacGregor Dressed in full Scottish regalia of intense counter culture, even
lash against Darwinism and the Mathers and Dr. William Woodman and wearing a ceremonial mask, appearing on the cover of the 21st Century
resultant atheist, anti-spiritual, to help build an organization to Crowley broke into the London Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s. Also, Jimmy Hippies: Activists
hyper-rationalist currents at the end work with the five rituals suggested branch. Yeats and an entourage Page of Led Zeppelin owns the in Pursuit of Peace
of the century. by the manuscript. (which included police officers) largest collection of the written and Social Justice
Perhaps the most influential and This manuscript contained forced him to permanently leave works of Aleister Crowley in the
Tuesday, November 4,
prominent of these European secret esoteric interpretations of certain the premises. world.
societies, emerging from what Rosicrucian secrets and spoke of
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Plague-like infection on an aPocalyPtic
scale: the evolution of the zombie
how to survive
a zombie invasion
– Avoid malls. Apparently, the
undead like to accessorize.
– If you find yourself in a
politically correct cross-section
of North American survivors
(and this happens a lot), you’re
probably doomed since only one
or two of you are going to make
it out alive.
– Don’t fall in love with a
fellow survivor; it never ends
–Bring garden tools: chainsaws
and lawnmowers are especially
useful (just don’t wear your
– Use common sense: if a house
looks haunted, it is.
– Identify the emotionally
unstable survivor quickly and
then kill him. Trust me, this will
save you a lot of grief later on.
– No matter how slow they may
actually be, the zombies will
inevitably catch up with you,
probably because your dumb
ass stopped walking for some
reason. When this happens, just
walk faster. Seriously, they’re
not fast. Of course, if they are
fast, you’re fucked.
AsHleiGH MAttern eaters, stumbling around fighting one single image. In Romero’s and cannibalism but sometimes the vampires.
Creepy Editor rigor mortis. This is true for the films, the human is reduced to threat doesn’t come from the dead Zombies are most often created
George A. Romero breed but not for hunger and consumption; in Boyle’s at all. through demonic possession, like in
Forget the slow, stupid, lumbering the closely related John A. Russo film it’s reduced to rage. Whether “One recurring feature in most the Evil Dead series, and scientific
zombies of the past; zombies can species. they can run or not depends, I think, intelligent zombie movies is that experiments, like in 28 Days or
run now. The zombies featured in on whatever metaphor you are the zombies are used as a reflection the Return series, but Krahn said
The Sheaf’s zombie expert Romero’s Night of the Living Dead looking for.” of human behaviour,” said Krahn. sometimes an explanation is never
Daniel Krahn said zombies first series differ slightly than the ones While metaphor and meaning “In Romero’s films especially, it found for the zombie invasion.
learned to run with the release of featured in Russo’s Return of the are the soul of the zombie, becomes obvious that the real threat Monstrous.com also suggests
Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later. Living Dead series. Having been the evolution of the zombie is doesn’t come from the undead but zombie creation through an alien
Although, Krahn adds, the zombies raised from the dead, Romero’s ultimately aesthetic, explained from the living survivors.” force, revenge from the past and
in 28 Days were not the traditional zombies are stiff and decaying. Krahn. Romero’s 1968 Night of the voodoo magic.
undead but humans suffering from a Russo’s zombies have the same “Years of slow, lumbering Living Dead is often considered If you’re looking for a good
viral infection. capabilities as a living human — as zombies have left audiences one of the most influential zombie introduction into the world of
“Still all the motifs are there — long as the body parts are in good desensitized to the horror. Speeding movies of all time. Before the zombie history, Krahn has this
the infection spread though blood condition. them up makes them scarier.” release of the film, zombies were advice: “George Romero’s Dawn
and fluids — and it’s generally Krahn said the differences Zombies, or the thought of the created through magic, raised of the Dead is really the definitive
considered a zombie movie in between the types of zombies could dead coming back in a more evil through the practices of voodoo. zombie movie. Others came along
spirit,” he said. be explained through the metaphors form than before, have always been Romero’s classic film was also and improved upon its tropes and
It’s often believed that before the attached to the zombie image. a part of the human imagination. inspired by Richard Matheson’s conventions but it remains the
advent of the running zombies, they “Zombies are basically a Krahn suggests the fear comes from novel I Am Legend, although the granddaddy standard.”
were all mindless brain and flesh reduction of the human image to basic apprehensions about death creatures in the novel are closer to
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Which Rocky hoRRoR chaRacteR aRe you?
a quiz to help you get into the spirit of the season E
VICTORIA MARTINEZ Mostly A’s: For the record, anyone
Writer-in-Drag dressing as Dr. Frank is an
You are Rocky Horror, the namesake. instant star.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a As a special bonus, you get a super
Halloween classic. But which character simple costume. All you need is a Mostly e’s:
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Tally off your answers and keep in mind are nice, too. (Rocky is Frank’s You are one of Frank’s
that boys can dress as girls and vice versa. In creation, with the body of a spurned lovers, Columbia
fact, that’s better. Russian gymnast.) or Eddie.
Feel free, however, to show off Eddie is played by
What’s your major? your beer gut since we know you Meatloaf in the film and
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More importantly, how are you in bed? painted-on thin
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What sort of music do you like? with, at least. Your voice is gratingly high
a) It’s hard to say. Music that’s new and costume consists of pitched but her
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b) Top 40. khakis. Brad should are rocking.
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c) No one likes me. No one ever likes me. and slightly sleazy open white shirt is a must. with fishnets. Then paint assembly. I have even seen people
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PoRn and katsumi: adolyne’s favouRite things
saskatoon metal band to play spooky show november 1
19-plus shows you’d be losing a lot of listeners
so it’s really backwards. I’m not really sure
how it happened. But also, there is a problem
with a lack of all-ages venues in Saskatoon.
SH: There certainly needs to be better
accommodations for all-ages music. In the
New Year, I’d really like to make our presence
felt in the all-ages scene again. There are a
lot of kids who ask us why we only play bar
shows now. We’re looking to correct that.
Visual artwork seems to be a big part of
the Adolyne experience, whether its t-shirt
designs, show posters or album artwork.
Would you agree?
Skot: I think that this band isn’t just a
collection of songs. It’s bigger than that
— a bigger idea. We’re surrounded by so
many different and talented artists who all
use different mediums. They are our go-to
people. Liam Richards is our photographer.
He does a lot of promo shots for us and other
bands. Cate Francis does a lot of our posters
and album art. To put out a visually sub-par
product would be a slap in the face to so many
of the great artists we involve ourselves with.
It would be nonsensical.
MUSICAL EXORCISM Adolyne band members prepare for the ultimate battle (against the devil)
Liam Richards is heavy metal in a good place right now in
LM: Are there even many metal bands in
AAron sCHolz has been described by fans as “bone-crushing,” Adolyne, you will soon be celebrating the
Broomhead the wound left by Adolyne’s audible daggers release of your brand new CD Swinedive,
SH: There’s certainly not a lot. I don’t think
bleed themes of aggression, anger and strife which you recorded with steve Austin.
I’d really even call us metal, in the traditional
On a day of reverence for saints, a local band while calling on influences from bands like He is known for recording bands such as
will decimate any holiness remaining in Converge, Dystopia and Cursed. Converge and today is the Day and is a
Landon: We’re just loud. I don’t know if I’d
Amigos Cantina this Saturday with the release During a chilly evening, the Sheaf sat down prominent figure in heavy music. Why was
really classify us as heavy metal. Lots of
of their brand new album. with Tim Arsenault (bass), Skot Hamilton this important to you and how did you hook
people would say that we are a metal band, but
Saskatoon’s noise nihilists Adolyne deliver (vocals and guitar) and Landon McPhee (guitar up with him?
I don’t think we’re very concerned with that.
a brutal mix of metal and math-punk that is and vocals) to talk about their new album, TA: We went down to the States to master our
SH: There are lots of people that like to
both unapologetically confrontational and local music and French porn. Drummer Tallus last album with him. We emailed and phoned
talk about heavy music but it comes from
thoroughly decimating. With a live show that Scott was absent. him and he had us go down to his studio in
a particular type of metal that is very pop-
Nashville, Tennessee. We had a great time
oriented. You now hear bands on pop radio
with him and he really liked our band, so he
that have vocalists doing screaming. I think
told us he wanted us back as soon as possible
we’re entering a dark age of highly watered-
to do a whole new album from start to finish.
down heavy music. A lot of it really sucks, to
LM: It felt good and inspiring to know that
my ears anyway.
he actually wanted to work with us. Plus,
TA: Some day that music will go away.
the whole concept of living and breathing an
SH: Saskatoon’s local scene is waiting for a
album for two weeks... living in a studio and
beacon of light which will help people move
doing nothing but music is intoxicating.
on from that horrid trend.
TA: But I don’t listen to a lot of metal. I only
Why the album title? What is a
SH: I knew you were going to ask that. It
How does Adolyne like to wind down in the
sounds cliché to say but really, you’re going
YOUR ADVENTURE BEGINS HERE! evening?
to have to listen to the album to understand
LM: Drinking Tim’s coffee. He bought me
what is meant by the word “swinedive.”
The explanation is all over the lyrics. It’s a
TA: I’ll get a Big Gulp and a pack of cigarettes
soundtrack about failure and maladjustment.
and watch a lot of movies. I watch a lot of
Tim: Yeah, we don’t know what it means
French porn. We’ll say that.
SH: He loves them because they’re tender and
it sounds like choosing the title wasn’t a
TA: Tender and erotic.
LM: P.J. Harvey is good, too, for unwinding.
SH: No, the title was a suggestion. I think I do
SH: I don’t unwind. I just work until I’m
my best to run everything by everyone in the
exhausted and then I don’t sleep. But it turned
FLEECE • BACKPACKS band and get their opinion but I think at this
out to be good because in those sleepless hours
JACKETS • SPORTSWEAR point, they just trust me to do the wrong things
came a lot of ideas for the album.
HIKING BOOTS • TRAVEL PACKS and say a lot of really questionable stuff and
TA: If Tallus were here, his one word for
I’ve certainly done that again with this record.
SLEEPING BAGS • TENTS winding down would be “Katsumi.” We’ll
leave it at that. All you readers can Google it.
in the past few years, Adolyne’s fan base
has expanded fairly rapidly. What do you
What is your number one influence that is
attribute this to?
SH: Wow, really? That’s awesome! I guess I
never really thought about that.
LM: I think because we’ve been practicing a
lot, our live show has gotten way better and
TA: And Tallus would say Katsumi.
similarly, we’ve been writing better songs. I
think we’ve got something for everybody now,
whereas maybe before we didn’t. We strive to
SA: Our CD release is at Amigos on Nov.
Student put on a good show and I think people get that.
1. Our buddies Golden Smoke are opening
TA: I think it’s weird though, because we’ve
Discount been playing a lot of 19-plus shows rather than
and they are excellent. Also, Cate Francis’s
art will be up on the walls of the venue so
playing the all-ages scene.
all the related artwork will be up for viewing
SH: The bar scene definitely excludes a lot of
pleasure. It’s going to be a really good show.
630 Broadway Avenue 374-1663 people.
LM: Come on out. We have big amps now.
TA: Right. I mean, you’d think that playing
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caRving cReative, cReePy PumPkins
taking out your anger in a culturally acceptable way
Halloween is becoming a more celebrated
holiday than in the past. This could be
because of the increasing commercialization
of holidays, the popularity of the home
decorating movement or because generations
of trick or treaters are growing up but refuse
to rid themselves of the spooky season.
Whether you are decorating your yard for
children or are transforming your house into
a creepy gothic palace, Jack-o’-lanterns are
a great way to shine spooky shadows around
Jack-o’-lantern was originally used to
describe night watchmen in the 17th century.
Today, the term is used to describe creepy
Halloween faces carved into a pumpkin.
These modern-day Jack-o’-lanterns help lead
the path for children to enter the homes of
strangers to acquire candy.
Pumpkin carving is largely a North
American tradition. In Britain and Ireland,
people have been known to carve vegetables
like turnips. In the West, Jack-o’-lanterns are
made by carving out pumpkins, removing
the pulp and carving a face or creepy scene
into the pumpkin’s thick skin. Pumpkin LIGHT BRIGHT A Martha Stewart inspired Jack-o’-lantern Robby Davis
carving is more popular than ever and people
are beginning to get more creative with the online stencils fairly easy. You can find Jack- and pairing knives are great for scooping and pumpkin-stench free.
squash. o’-lanterns of popular Tim Burton characters detailing. If you want to get really serious, Time is another aspect to consider because
The most important thing when carving and some of Gollum from Lord of the Rings. toothpicks can help you carve precise lines pumpkin carving always takes a lot longer
a creative pumpkin is getting adequate One website, ibored.com has a top 10 or eyeholes. One way to save some time is to than you think it will.
inspiration. Though it may sound mom-ish, geeky pumpkins that include such creations use power tools. They make instant holes in After all your efforts, your pumpkin may
Martha Stewart honestly is the pumpkin as Chewbacca, the Mac Apple and Chief the flesh and they save you time when carving look like a crappy version of your original
queen. One look at her website and you will Justice William Renquist (talk about creepy). the bigger holes. Now you are ready to carve. vision. Luckily, you can just throw your
want to make art-deco pumpkins, haunted Basically, if you can dream it up, there are Make sure to put down a lot of newspaper pumpkin at a car and start over. Remember
village scenes or even elegant pumpkins with tips online to help you make it. because this is going to get messy. If it is that practice makes perfect pumpkins.
simple holes or shapes in them. If you want The next step is to get the proper tools. A nice enough out, carving pumpkins outside
something a little more themed, you can find big, sharp knife is key but ice cream scoops is a good way to keep your house clean and
PumPkin ReciPes to Rot youR innaRds
pumpkin pancake recipe classic pumpkin seed recipe
spiff up your favourite instructions For many, carving a pumpkin is First, rinse your pumpkin seeds,
breakfast food with this a yearly tradition, but too often using your fingers to remove all
delicious recipe. Combine dry ingredients. in a the useful seeds get thrown out the pulp. Drain the seeds and
separate bowl, mix egg yolks, with the rest of the waste. Here discard the pulp. spread the seeds
ingredients milk, pumpkin and oil. Pour is a quick and easy recipe for out on a baking sheet and let them
liquid into dry ingredients preparing those salty seasonal dry overnight.
1 cup all purpose flour and mix. Whisk egg whites to snacks. line a baking sheet with foil
1 tbsp sugar medium peaks and fold into and preheat the oven to 250 F.
2 tsp baking powder batter. Pour into frying pan You will need: toss your now dry seeds in olive
1/2 tsp salt on medium heat and flip when oil and your choice of seasonings,
1/2 tsp nutmeg bubbles form in pancakes and Pumpkin seeds then lay them out on the baking
1 tsp ground cinnamon edges appear slightly dry. olive oil sheet.
2 eggs, separated salt Bake for one hour, tossing every
1 cup milk Anne-MArie HiCKeY 15 minutes, until the seeds are
1/2 can pumpkin optional seasonings: golden brown.
2 tbsp veg. oil
Cayenne pepper rorY MACleAn
pumpkin seed salad onion powder
Fall is the perfect season to Combine the lemon juice, extra
experiment with root vegetables. virgin olive oil, mustard and
Pumpkin seeds, with the addition extra honey in a screw-top jar
of pomegranate and avocado, and shake until well combined. pumpkin witches’ brew
make this daring fall salad is season with salt and pepper.
the perfect dish to help ease the Place the seeds, spinach, try this warm pumpkin cider on a Mix all your ingredients together
transition from summer to winter. avocado and pomegranate in chilly fall night. in a pot or saucepan at medium-
a large bowl. Drizzle with the low heat, stirring occasionally.
seeds from one pomegranate dressing and gently toss until just 2 cups of pumpkin puree simmer until the pumpkin has a
1 cup of pumpkin seeds combined. serve immediately. 2 cups of apple cider liquid consistency. remove the
1, 150g pkg. baby spinach leaves 1 cinnamon stick cinnamon stick and pour into
2 avocados rorY MACleAn 1 tsp of nutmeg mugs. serve with a garnish of
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 ounces of spiced rum whipped cream.
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil rorY MACleAn
2 tsp wholegrain mustard
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in the maze of
specters are known
to roam the grounds
at night. The first is
the ghost of an old
woman who can be
seen either as an orb
or floating in between
the gravestones and the
second is said to be a
malevolent entity who
october 25th, 1910
is said to be a man with
the murderous eight-year-old who has made he
the Traffic Bridge today to the shock and astoni
sentence was the strictest ever given to a delinqu
questioning his judgment.
the Delta Bessborough the child was snapped by cameramen as he was
photographs were mysteriously blurry. Upon lea
i only hesitate a moment when i push the stated he was more convinced than ever of the c
button for floor 14. sifted that the mother and father involved him i
stacey mentioned to me yesterday that there The official inquest found the “demon-child” to
had been “sightings” on the floor. I laughed brains. Under the newly-enforced Juvenile Delin
then. With light streaming through the custody, the parents being deemed unfit to care
windows and a night of partying ahead, it the child’s delinquency and are taking the stanc
was easy to laugh. fear of a haunting, the family plans to bury thei
Now, as the elevator counts the floors (10,
11, 12, 14), I feel more nervous.
the elevator doors slide open with a ding.
i peak my head out, happy to see it looks
the same as every other floor. Room 14 had
asked for a very early morning wake up
call — 3 a.m. — but hadn’t picked up the
phone. Hotel policy calls for a follow-up
knock on the door.
shivers run down my spine as i step into
the hall. i make a mental note to check the
temperature on the way down.
Counting door numbers (10, 11, 12, 14),
I arrive at the heavy sleeper’s door. Just
before I knock, I hear a floorboard creak.
A man in a bowler is walking away from
me, turning the corner at the end of the hall.
it couldn’t be! i would have seen him, i
the door opens; i scream, the heavy sleeper
screams, and i run — the opposite way the
man in the bowler had gone.
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ghostly tales from the dark side of our city
the University of saskatchewan
this campus is known to have several hauntings. From 1918 to ’20,
120 students and faculty were quarantined from the Spanish influenza
epidemic on the university campus. those locked in amused themselves
composing limericks for the sheaf.
During the quarantine, two pharmacy students held a party with
methyl alcohol cocktails, a highly poisonous concoction. one student
eadlines in recent days was publicly hung from died and the other was permanently blinded.
ishment of some residents. Judge Halmerson’s To avoid scandal, the death was hushed up as an influenza tragedy.
uent but in light of the child’s heinous crime, few are today, the deceased pharmacy student is still rumoured to roam
the halls at the U of s wearing period clothing and screaming while
s leaving the courthouse but all developed carrying a glass filled with liquid.
arning of the ruined photographs, Mr. Halmerson
child’s demonic bearing. the theory is now being
in evil rituals.
o be guilty of murdering his baby sister and eating her
nquents Act, the parents’ third child will be taken into
for him. It has been rumoured the family is denying
ce that a demon had possessed him. Despite public
ir children in the saskatoon graveyard.
the Marr residence
this is one of the oldest
buildings in the city
and is now a historical
landmark. is it any
surprise that some of the
past residents have stuck
around? one of the many
ghosts in the house is seager Wheeler
Charlie, a man brutally in the early ’80s, a U of s student was murdered on campus. A student party at the
killed by poisoning. He Seager Wheeler residence went terribly awry when someone (it was never discovered
tends to turn on lights who or how many people) tied up a student and pushed the victim down a laundry
and can make himself shoot. the student was killed, the body was abandoned and was only discovered the next
known when visitors morning. Today, some students claim to hear muffled screams in the night, often followed
are around. He is often by music and voices. to this day, no one knows the true story of a tragic student death.
asking for help.
stories by Ashleigh Mattern, Anne-Marie Hickey and Matt Cheetham
Photos by robby Davis
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10 albums to Play at youR halloWeen shakedoWn
ADAM CenAiKo An album consisting entirely of
Vampire gruesome acts, death and violence,
this album would be suitable for
Along with looking freakish in your early evening cocktails.
Halloween costume and getting
wasted, providing your party with
a smashing soundtrack should take
high priority. While I have included
the Flaming lips, Finally, the The Misfits, Walk Among Us
some of the obvious selections
Punk Rockers are Taking Acid Their debut album from 1982 tomahawk, Anonymous
you may be thinking of, I do
At first this may not seem like a includes songs about martians, Although any of the three
want to mention I have discluded
contender but look closely and devils and brain-eaters. These Tomahawk albums will do,
soundtracks as well as albums with
there lies some evil gems. This costumed punk-rockers will be your Anonymous is their latest and is the
only one or two songs related to
compilation consisting of tracks soundtrack to tap the keg to. Man Man, Six Demon Bag most tribal and atmospheric. The
Halloween. In order to make the
from 1983 to ’88 contains rarities This album, being described as chanting and heavy drums might set
cut, the album must be consistently
including “The Batman Theme,” the soundtrack to your scariest the mood to summon the spirits for
spooky with songs about witches,
“Charlie Manson Blues” and nightmare about killer clowns in the 3 a.m. dead time.
ghosts or murderers. Each album
“U.F.O. Story.” These tunes will some reviews, would be great to
has a mood and serves a purpose
serve well as the pumpkin carving play while you are bobbing for
throughout the party.
is underway. apples.
Dr. John, Gris-Gris
Dr. John, also known as “the Night
Tripper,” specializes in his own
brand of psychedelia. Hailing from
New Orleans, his soulful, voodoo tagaq, Auk / Blood
sound would be perfect for a gumbo Tanya Tagaq Gillis is an Inuit
Black Moth super rainbow, Fembots, Muchos Cuidado throat singer who has most notably
Dandelion Gum A band known to be quite likeably recorded and toured with Björk. She
A dreamy, psychedelic-pop album the Doors, Strange Days
random and rough around the edges has a very primal yet orchestrated
filled with sticky layers of lo-fi The Doors were known for their
proves itself to be the album to sound and would be most fitting to
synth and imagery of witches who stage theatrics and playing their
put on quietly as you clean up the be played while your guests tour the
make candy in the woods. Songs album is a great way to set the pace
bodies the morning after the party. haunted house.
including “Neon Syrup for the at a party. “Strange Days,” “You’re
Cemetery Sisters” and “Spinning Lost Little Girl” and “People are
Cotton Candy in a Shack Made of Strange” are all eerie, rhythmic
Shingles,” this album is ideal to eat songs that would be well suited to
your tasty treats to. greet your guests to. nick Cave and the Bad seeds,
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suPeR lame halloWeen costumes Sheaf’s
six simple outfits you can afford on a student’s budget L
isHMAel n. DAro Werewolf zombie rock star E
Zombie Unicyclist Let yourself go. Werewolves are Dressing as a zombie requires very The rock star look requires
notoriously tortured souls for little: just rub some dirt into your some hair gel and eyeliner. Tight
Halloween is here — just in time whom hygiene is not a priority. Try cheeks and walk with a limp. If you leather pants are a bonus but not
for midterms. As employers get sleeping outside for a while and have been studying for midterms necessary. Drugs and alcohol are
more and more annoyed with grow a beard if you can. The more long enough, you will already have recommended.
students who “need to study” in haggard you look, the better. that glazed zombie look in your the good: You can freely
preparation, money may be in short the good: The werewolf look is eyes. pee on furniture,
supply these days. In that spirit, very cheap to produce, so cheap the good: This will allow you to fornicate in
here are some simple and affordable your friends won’t even bother walk (or limp) away from any bad public and throw
Halloween costume ideas to dazzle asking you to buy the next round. conversations. Zombies just aren’t television sets
your friends at the bar or at a house the bad: There’s a strong chance known for their courteousness. through windows.
party without bankrupting you. people will think you are a hobo. the bad: Moaning “brains” all the bad: The next
. night could lead you to develop morning you come to
1960s cosmonaut indie hipster a real hunger for human beings, terms with your lack
This is an easy one to pull off. The hipster look can be which is problematic. of talent, charisma
Basically, you can wear a tin accomplished by wearing thick or money.
foil helmet with a jump suit. frames, tight jeans and a scarf. Ghost
Presto, you’re a space explorer Complete the effect by wearing All you need for this classic
for the Soviet Empire. For added an ironic shirt and staring at your ensemble is a white sheet over
legitimacy, you can drink vodka out Converse high-top shoes while your head with eyeholes. To put a
of the bottle and sing Russian folk dancing to music. contemporary spin on this ghostly
songs. the good: The outfit is incredibly outfit, you can draw a rainbow on
the good: You can engage in all easy to throw together since you the sheet. The ghost may be spooky
the anti-Americanism you like. may already own many or all of the but it is still an ally in the fight
the bad: The deep sadness that components. against homophobia.
goes along with knowing the the bad: Depending on where you the good: This may be the
Americans made it to the moon are, it may not be apparent you are cheapest costume possible.
first, those capitalist pigs! dressed up. Real hipsters might get the bad: This may be the cheapest
a hold of you and insist on talking costume possible and your
about unknown B movies from the judgmental friends base the value of
1980s. relationships on how much money
you have. Matthew Stefanson
my fiRst halloWeen eveR
Anne-MArie HiCKeY his near-deceased grandfather. “Halloween is the one night a year a fairly high-traffic area, so I figured window to see if kids would look
Vampira The thing I’ve learned about when girls can dress like a total slut we should go big so we don’t get at our house and get excited for
Halloween movies is that they and no other girls can say anything egged. We got three kinds of candy the holiday. After a few hours, we
As someone who didn’t celebrate are campy, trampy and fun. Guys about it.” Besides, I don’t have the — chocolate for traditionalists and noticed a few little ones from the
Halloween as a child, I missed out don’t find them scary because of body for it. parents, creepy gummy candy for school across the street walk by, look
on several fun holiday traditions the presence of naked women but I decided on the perfect, classic the kids who like gross stuff and pop at our beautiful house and then run
— scary movies, dressing up as women are terrified at the thought costume — a debutant zombie. rocks for the kids on ecstasy. away screaming.
something other than my favourite of being brutally killed while naked. But then I decided on a twist — a In order to get trick or treaters, we I guess kids don’t like Halloween
saint, eating copious amounts of I mean, how awkward would that debutant zombie on ecstasy. The needed to decorate the house so kids anymore. I thought making
candy and carving pumpkins. be for your parents to find you post- vacant stare and desire for flesh fits wouldn’t be scared of us throwing pumpkins of Dora the Explorer being
This year, I decided to embrace coitally murdered? Now that I had perfectly with the theme and who them in the basement and making brutally killed by Spongebob would
the holiday I was never allowed to the movies covered, I was going doesn’t want to see a zombie wearing them live off of swill and dead rats. be fun. Isn’t that what Halloween
partake in. I watched Michael Myers to use my newfound Halloween glowsticks, right? Also, ecstasy kills The solution? Zany pumpkins! is about? Gruesomeness, blood
rip his way through America’s hearts understanding to tackle a costume. and so do zombies. It’s a match made We found some awesome pumpkin and murder? Well, at least my first
and minds and I saw some strange I didn’t want to be anything sweet in heaven. ideas on the Internet and in Martha Halloween turned out scary; I have
children with an affinity for corn. this year and I didn’t want to be After securing the movies and Stewart Magazine. Martha went to a lot of candy to eat and I don’t even
I have learned to never trespass in anything sexy. It’s so cliché to be costume, I set about getting awesome prison, so she knows what is scary. have to share.
Texas because a crazed chainsaw- a sexy nurse or something. It’s like Halloween candy to hand out to After carving the pumpkins, we set
yielding simpleton will feed you to Lindsay Lohan said in Mean Girls, children. My roommates and I live in them outside and looked out the
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halloWeen: is theRe anything betteR?
N why halloween is better than christmas and every other holiday put together
DArren ziMMer to beat the stuffing out of me were
Raisin Hater now giving me news of bags of
chips, cans of pop and the full-sized
The nights are getting darker, the candy bars. Those were the things
chill is in the air and (thank God) that you wanted.
the snow has not yet begun to fly. Any house that was giving out
We can all look forward to apples — forget it. That place
Halloween, when its perfectly would be boycotted for at least two
natural to dress up in an outfit years. The places that gave out
that you would most likely be the small boxes of raisins? They
arrested for if it was on any other were foiled as well. My siblings
day than October 31st. In the years and I would pool those resources
I have been to Halloween partys and have Mom make them into
on campus, I have seen it all. buttertarts. Up with sugar! Down
Everything from the phallic ninja with fruit!
to a pair of girls that dressed up After hitting as many homes as
as censored photos from an adult two hours would allow, it was home
webpage. Although I’m never home — to sit in front of the TV to watch
to give out candy, I always get hours of cartoon specials while
nostalgic when this ghostly event slowly raising the number of obese
comes around. children in the world.
Every one of us has a story about Nowadays, we have grown up,
Halloweens long passed — of and have all the responsibilities
dressing up and walking around that grown-ups do. Most of us
town in search of the best loot, that have outgrown this day, seeing it
day as a kid when you could be as another commercial enterprise
anything you wanted. And, thanks that is already starting to feel the
to the Saskatchewan weather, the squeeze in the stores that are itching
only embarrassing moment of to begin with the Christmas season.
Halloween when I was growing up The day has arrived when we might
was being asked, “And what are dress up to avoid a small amount
you supposed to be?” off the cover charge at the bar and
“I’m the Arctic-ready version of drink blood-coloured liquor. But do
Zorro. Could you hurry up please? me a favour, though: when all of
It’s fricking cold out here.” those creatures of the night end up
Halloween was the best time of at your door, anxious to get home
year for me. Forget Christmas, this before five, dig deep into that candy
holiday was the best example of dish — you might be helping start a
peace in the world. A time when post-Halloween bragging story.
the nerd and the jock, the athletic Oh, and one other thing: if you
star and the bookworm put aside are giving out raisins this year,
their differences and shared info on before you hand them out, ask the
where the best loot was. Guys that kids if their mothers know how to
on any other day would be trying make buttertarts.
scaRy television shoWs that give you chills, thRills
in no particular order
roBin tArnoWetzKi Nelson. The crackling sexual fit about his mother’s marriage was cancelled after 12 episodes but terrible movies.
Yummy Mummy tension between Vicki and Henry to an Asian cowboy and Ben’s doesn’t that happen to all the good
doesn’t hurt either. relationship with his green card ones, right? Supernatural
As Halloween approaches, it’s wife. Also worth mentioning are If you like listening to AC/
important to get in the mood by Reaper the pair of gay demons who want to The X-Files DC and watching hot guys cry,
watching freaky TV shows. Here Years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver take down the devil and the demon The paranormal is not complete Supernatural is the show for you.
are some suggestions to help scare sold the soul of their then unborn who works at the DMV, which also without The X-Files. For nine Sam and Dean are brothers who
you into loving Halloween. first child. One botched vasectomy apparently contains a portal to hell. seasons, Mulder and Scully have spent their lives hunting the
later, Sam Oliver was born. Sam is investigated strange occurrences supernatural. Dean is gung ho,
Blood Ties a slacker who works at a hardware The Dresden Files for the FBI. Not just about aliens, carefree and loves hunting more
Based on the (awful) books by store. On his 21st birthday, he is Harry Dresden is the only practicing The X-Files also featured mythical than anything. Sam is sensitive,
Tanya Huff, Blood Ties centres visited by the Devil, who tells wizard in the Chicago phone book. creatures, including but not limited generally moral and left the hunting
around Vicki Nelson, an ex- Sam that he has to catch souls who He runs a private investigation to, El Chupacabra, the Jersey lifestyle behind for college. After
cop who suffers from retinitis escape from hell. Sam is joined in business and investigates the Devil, vampires, shape shifters Sam’s girlfriend is killed by a
pigmentosa, a form of progressive his quest by Sock, his bumbling, supernatural for his clients. He also and sea monsters. The X-Files was demon and their father disappears,
vision loss. After stumbling onto goofy best friend, and Ben, an works as a consultant for his friend deeper than just another science Sam and Dean return to hunting
the case of a serial killer who just intelligent, cautious coworker. Connie Murphy, a police officer fiction show; it explored questions together. What follows is three
happens to be a demon, she begins Reaper seems like it should be more in charge of Special Investigations about the nature of life, death seasons of wisecracks, angst, gore
to investigate the paranormal with angsty but the writers take a light, at the Chicago Police Department. and theology. Dark at times and and insane demons. Supernatural is
the help of Henry Fitzroy, the comedic approach to the subject He is helped in his investigations comedic at others, The X-Files rife with pop culture references and
vampirized bastard son of Henry matter. Not all supernaturally based, by Bob, a spirit who lives inside a was a master at balancing between inside jokes and features a classic
VIII. I admit, the monsters are Reaper takes time out to focus on skull. The show is nowhere near the maudlin and the funny. It rock soundtrack. In addition,
often lame, but the show more than the personal lives of its three leads, the awesomeness level of the books also featured the best supporting Supernatural has featured the best
makes up for it with the rapid- such as Sam’s unrequited love for it’s based on but the wit and action characters ever written. Now, if Christmas episode of any television
fire wisecracks courtesy of Vicki coworker Andi, Sock’s histrionic still make the show pretty good. It only we could forget about the two show. Ever.
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Halloween Festival Friday and Saturday!
The Bloody Jag Drop $4.50 Witch’s Brew
Red Bull, Grenadine, Jag
Green Creme De Menthe, Baily’s,
The Graveyard $4.75 Swiss Chocolate Almond, Milk
Jag, Orange Juice, Grenadine
The Red Witch $7.00
Vampire’s Kiss $4.75 Pint of Cider, Black Current
Vodka, Gin, Tequila, Clamato
Juice, pinch of salt Green Goblin $4.75
Guiness 1/2 Pint,
Booda’s Black Brew $4.75 1 oz. Blue Curacao
Malibu, Blue Curacao,
Cranberry Juice, Grenedine
Pumpkin Pie Shooter $3.50
Kahluha, Baily’s, Cinnimon
Live Celtic Music by:
“Back of the Bus”
Friday and Saturday! NO COVER!
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