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By Emmie Donelan & Marisa Mindyas
If you like fear, there are many places around over night and look for ghosts.
Strongsville that can fit your limit.
Starting with the freakiest, The Mansfield
Haunted Prison Experience is a popular haunt-
This haunted attraction has won seven awards.
Some examples include Scariest Haunt, Haunt
of the Year, most assaulting soundtrack, and a
ed Halloween attraction. local award of excellence.
It’s located inside the Ohio State Reforma- It’s located in Mansfield Ohio at the Ohio
tory, an old prison that is thought to be haunt- State Reformatory. Tickets are $17 dollars for
ed. It’s over 124 years old and closed down in all nights. You can buy tickets online or at the
1990. When it was in use, it could hold up to door. Their phone number is 419-360-5689
155,000 prisoners. and their website is http://www.hauntedx.com.
The Mansfield Haunted Prison Experience The Haunted attraction is open through Hal-
includes a haunted attraction with your typi- loween on every Thursday through Sunday.
cal haunted house props, focused around the Hours on Thursday are 7-11 PM, Friday and
fact that the prison is haunted. Also, you can Saturday7-midnight , and on Sunday 7-10pm.
schedule Ghost Hunts, which allow you stay
If you like to be scared out of your mind, there is an abandoned orphanage not far from Strongs-
ville. Located in Lorain County, The Gore Orphanage shut down in 1916 and has been closed ever
since, after burning down with children still inside.
The only thing that made it out of the fire is the foundation. According an eye witness, “late at
night you can hear the screams and smell roasting children.” If you want to visit Gore Orphanage,
find Gore Orphanage Road in New London. There are no tickets and no tours.
Seven Floors of Hell
The most commonly visited haunted
attraction by people form Strongsville
is Sever Floors of Hell. If you’re look-
ing for the “normal” haunted house
experience, this is the place to be.
Seven Floors of Hell is located in
Berea at the Cuyahoga Fair Grounds.
There are seven themed houses, al-
though the main theme this year is the
Saw movies. You never know when
something’s going to happen because
the attraction is not only in the hous-
es, there are actors roaming around to
Tickets are 20 dollars for any three
houses and 23 dollars for all seven of
them. You can only get tickets at the Another popular haunted house is Bloodview, which is on Towpath Trail in Broadview
door, although there is a coupon there Heights.
website, http://www.7floorsofhell. This haunted house is the only Charity Haunt in Cuyahoga County, meaning no actor receives a
com. paycheck. All the money from entrance fees goes to various charities.
Bloodview is not just a haunted house, but a haunted experience. There are many parts to the at-
The hours on Thursdays and Sundays traction. The Gore House, the Haunted Trail, Baby Doll Island, the cemetery path, the Post Apoch
are 7-10 PM. On Fridays and Satur- Trail, and the Maine House are all of the attractions at Bloodview.
days Seven Floors is open from 7PM Tickets are $15 for three attractions, $20 for an all-night pass, and you can go back into a house
to midnight. you’ve already been in for $3. Tickets are available at the door. Their phone number is 440-526-
9148 and their website is http://bloodview.net.
Bloodview is open from 8PM until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and from 8-10PM on
By Larissa Fisher and James Williamson
The biggest in zombie books, movies, videogames and tv shows
I am legend is a post-apocalyptic science fiction film starring Will Smith and
directed by Francis Lawrence. In the movie, Will Smith plays Robert Nev-
ille, the only man immune to the vicious man-made virus that was originally
intended to cure cancer. He is located in an empty New York City with his
dog, Sam, searching for fellow survivors and works to create a virus for the
zombie-like people who come out at night to hunt, that are already infected.
A hot series on AMC, taking place
after a zombie apocalypse centering
around main character Rick Grimes
(Andrew Lincoln), a cop from Geor-
gia, wakes from a coma after an inju-
ry in battle. Grimes and his family
lead a group of fellow survivors on a
journey across the desolated country
avoiding the living dead and search
for safety and other survivors. Every
episode the characters are faced with
horror of the living dead and hostil-
ity amongst greedy survivors.
Global best-selling video game
series Call of Duty joined the
zombie phenomena in 2008 with
the game mode “Nazi Zombies”
in the game Call of Duty: World
at War. The Zombie Survival Guide
This video game brings together
two terrifying worlds of Nazis The Zombie Survival Guide:
and Zombies into one game. Complete Protection from the
This game mode consists of Living Dead (NY Best Seller)
various levels of zombie inva- This New York Bestseller serves
sions; the goal for the gamer is as a survival manual for poten-
to stay alive as long as possible. tial zombie attacks containing
They start off fairly slow but as detailed plans for the average
the game progresses, the speed citizen to stay alive. Also states
and toughness of these things a list of “previous” zombie at-
will get the best of most players, tacks in history and an appendix
of blank pages for the reader to
and there literally is no escape. take notes on their own survival
By: Jenn Lash, Jen Taggart & Alyssa McDannel
Rachel Ragone Kirby Hockaday
Biggest Fear: Clowns Biggest Fear: Blood
“Clowns look so “I’m scared of blood
terrifying. When I was because it makes my skin
10 I went to a crawl. A few years ago
haunted house with I had to get blood
creepy clowns who drawn and passed out.”
freaked me out.” Eric Anderson
Biggest Fear: Clowns
“When I was four I went
on a Haunted Hayride,
Biggest Fear: Spiders
on my birthday, where a
“I hate spiders because
clown with a chainsaw
they have too many
was picking on me.”
legs. When I was 5, I
went camping and got
bit by a spider and had
a bad reaction to it
Biggest Fear: Scary Movies Anthony Kowalski
“When I watch scary movies Biggest Fear: Ghosts
I feel like it’s real life. After I “I’m afraid of ghosts
watched Texas Chainsaw because you never know
Massacre I heard it was based where they’re at but they
on a true story and now I am can touch you. My
forever scared of chainsaws. childhood made me first
scared of them.”
Kate Faulaber Biggest Fear: Death
Biggest Fear: Clowns “I’m scared because I don’t
“I’m scared of clowns want to go to hell. Church
because they get up in my taught me to be scared of it
face and their make-up because I dont want to burn
is creepy. The movie IT internally.”
caused my fear of the.”
Paige Amodio Max Mclaughlin:
Biggest Fear: Ghosts Biggest Fear: Death
“I’m afraid that a “I’m scared of that fact that
ghost is going to kill me. you’re not living and the
I first got scared when I fact that you dont know
saw Paranormal Activity, what is going to happen
it made me aware of what when your dead.”
ghosts are capable of
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1. Nightmare on Elm Street 6. The Thing
In the dreams of his victims, a spectral-child Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-
murderer stalks the children of the people who shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people
killed him that it kills.
2. Paranormal Activity 7. The Shining
After moving into a suburban home, a couple A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter,
becomes increasingly disturbed by a demonic presence where an evil presence influences the father into vio-
lence, while his psychic son sees horrific things from past
3. Silence of the Lambs and future.
A young FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated
and manipulative killer to receive his help on 8. The Exorcist
catching another serial killer who skins his When a child is possessed by a mysterious entity, her
victims. mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daugh-
4.Texas Chainsaw Massacre
A group of friends are being stalked and hunted by 9. It
a deformed killer, who’s family can only eat what Seven outcast kids fight a demon who poses as a child
they kill. killing clown. 30 years later, they are called back to
fight him again
A psychotic murderer, institutionalized since 10. The Hills Have Eyes
childhood, escapes and stalks a high school girl An American family is being stalked by a psychotic family
and her friends that lives in the desert
Japan Known as “Yue Lan” (Festival Created by
Halloween is new to Japan, and the Japanese absolutely love it! Japanese of the Hungry Ghosts) people Megan Largent, Kristen
citizens fully embrace Halloween with going all out on their costumes, believe that ghosts roam the Zeszut, Taylor Grahl, and
which include anime characters, ninjas, samurais, uniforms, and much, earth for 24 hours. The people Sarah Tuckowski
much more. They even have a parade in Kawasaki to celebrate the new of Hong Kong burn images
yearly tradition! of fruit and money during the
night, because they believe
that the images will reach the
spirits and offer them comfort
throughout their journey.
Apple Dookin’, or bobbing for
apples, is a tradition that origi-
nated in Scotland. Scottish peo-
ple tie their hands behind their
back, and then dip their head
into a bucket full of apples and
attempt to grab them with their
teeth. Although it can be very
unsanitary and possible danger-
ous, it is a fun tradition that has
even spread to America.
As the children of the United In the United States, treats and candy are given to
States pull out their fake knives people that are alive, but in Mexico, treats are given
for their Halloween costumes, the to the deceased. “el Dia de los Muertos” or “The Day
people of Germany are quickly of the Dead”, is a popular three-day celebration in
hiding theirs. In Germany, the Czechoslovakia Mexico that starts on Halloween, and concludes on
people believe that knives should The celebrations that take place November 2nd. During this three day period, de-
be hidden on Halloween night in Czechoslovakia are all about ceased family members are honored by creating an
in order to protect the returning family and honoring the dead. altar of offerings for the deceased filled with candy,
spirits. It is believed that any sud- Here, chairs are placed by the food, and drinks. The Mexicans believe that on Hal-
den movements with knives on fireside on Halloween night. loween night, the spirits of their deceased family
Halloween, day or night, could There is one chair for each liv- members go to their relatives’ homes for their treats,
harm passing spirits. ing family member and one for much like children in the United States do when they
each family member’s spirit. go door to door for “trick-or-treat.”
What are you being for What was your favorite Would you rather dress up What is your first
Name Halloween this year? costume as a kid? as a VAMPIRE or a
memory of dressing up?
Gwen Dead Mistress Mermaid Zombie Spongebob on a
Kristen Sun-Drop Dorothy from Vampire Grandma made
Kirkwood Girl Wizard of OZ princess costumes
Nathan Jedi Knight Teletubby Vampire Getting all the
Mary Harlem Witch Vampire Cat in the Hat
SCARY LEGENDS By Aziz Ahmad & Elija Mwase
Mary Worth lived a long time ago. She
was a very beautiful young girl. One day The Killer In The Back Seat
she had a terrible accident that left her
face so disfigured that nobody would look One night a woman went out for drinks
at her. She had not been allowed to see her with her girlfriends. She left the bar
own reflection after this accident for fear fairly late at night, got in her car and
that she would lose her mind. Before this, onto the deserted highway. She noticed
she had spent long hours admiring her a lone pair of headlights in her rear-
beauty in her bedroom mirror. view mirror, approaching at a pace just
slightly quicker than hers. As the car
One night, after everyone had gone to bed, pulled up behind her she glanced and saw
unable to fight the curiosity any longer, the turn signal on — the car was going
she crept into a room that had a mirror. to pass — when suddenly it swerved back
As soon as she saw her face, she broke down behind her, pulled up dangerously close to
into terrible screams and sobs. She turned her tailgate and the brights flashed.
on the sink and tried to wake her self up
with water, hoping this was just a hor- THE HOOK Now she was getting nervous. The lights
rible dream. She realized it was reality. It dimmed for a moment and then the
was at this moment that she was so heart- A teenage boy drove his date to a dark and brights came back on and the car behind
broken and deserted Lovers’ Lane for a make-out ses- her surged forward. The frightened wom-
sion. After turning on the radio for mood mu- Humans Can Lick Too! an struggled to keep her eyes on the road
wanted her old reflection back that she
sic, he leaned over and began kissing the girl. and fought the urge to look at the car
walked into the mirror to find it, vowing
to disfigure anybody that came looking A young girl named Lisa was behind her. Finally, her exit approached
A short while later, the music suddenly but the car continued to follow, flashing
for her in the mirror. left alone on several occasions
stopped and an announcer’s voice came on, the brights periodically.
warning in an urgent tone that a convicted as her parents worked late. Her
murderer had just escaped from the state in- Through every stoplight and turn, it
sane asylum — which happened to be located
parents bought her a dog to keep
followed her until she pulled into her
not far from Lovers’ Lane — and that anyone her company. One night Lisa driveway. She figured her only hope was
who noticed a strange man lurking about with was awoken by a constant to make a mad dash into the house and
a hook in place of his right hand should imme- call the police. As she flew from the car, so
diately report his whereabouts to the police.
dripping sound. She got up and
did the driver of the car behind her — and
went to the kitchen to turn off he screamed, "Lock the door and call the
The girl became frightened and asked to be the tap properly. As she was police! Call 911!"
taken home. The boy, feeling bold, locked all
the doors instead and, assuring his date they
getting back into the bed she
When the police arrived the hor-
would be safe, attempted to kiss her again. stuck her hand under the bed rible truth was finally revealed to the
She became frantic and pushed him away, and the dog licked it. woman. The man in the car had been
insisting that they leave. Relenting, the boy trying to save her. As he pulled up behind
peevishly jerked the car into gear and spun its
The dripping sound continued,
her and his headlights illuminated her
wheels as he pulled out of the parking space. so she went to the bathroom car, he saw the silhouette of a man with
and turned off the tap properly a butcher knife rising up from the back
When they arrived at the girl’s house she got seat to stab her, so he flashed his brights
out of the car, and, reaching to close the door,
in there, too. She went back
and the figure crouched back down.
began to scream uncontrollably. The boy ran to her bedroom and stuck her
How To Summon Bloody Mary: to her side to see what was wrong and there, hand under the bed, and the dog
dangling from the door handle, was a bloody
1) Go to any room with a mirror. Going in hook.
licked it again.
a group, or at least with one other person But the dripping continued,
so she went outside and turned
2) Turn off the lights, make sure there is off the taps out there. She came
little to no light coming into the room. back to bed, stuck her hand
3) One of you (probably the braver one)
under it, and the dog licked it
should touch the mirror, everyone else again.
should hold hands. The dripping continued, drip,
4) Turn on running water, since that is
drip, drip. This time she listened
the last thing Mary heard. and located the source of the
dripping — it was coming from
5) Chant Bloody Mary 3 to 13 times, deo-
ending on preference.
her cupboard. She opened the
cupboard door, and there was
6) Watch the mirror. People have said to her dog hanging upside down
see Red Eyes or scary faces in the mirror.
Also, there are people who claim to have
with its neck cut, and written
been scratched on the face, this is Mary’s on the window on the inside of
attempt of deforming others, the way she the cupboard was, “HUMANS
CAN LICK TOO!!!”
The Seven Deadly Sins CreepyPasta
I’m writing this so that I can keep a ally couldn’t do much. I ran with her band a month before the year started.
bit of sanity. This is my suicide note. to my car and placed her in the back The thing is, when I said no, they
It’s the end for me. I just want this seat, and drove as fast as I could to would keep calling and calling, until rifying than a middle aged man be-
By Sarah Fravel, Caite Raymond,
down so that others may see why a nearby hospital. We were instantly they became violent and foul. One of cause they signify innocence.
death brings suffering. Why you can’t and Vinny Moser
admitted, and she was saved from go- them even tried to kill me right out- Mirrors allow us to be able to view
let one person die in your life. ing into cardiac arrest. It turned out side my house. He shot at me with a ourselves, but also present to us the
My daughter got home from school In the spirit of Halloween there is
that my daughter, age five, had heart handgun and clipped my ear. idea that things are not always as they
at about two in the afternoon. Since nothing better than reading or watch-
disease. The fifth year, I became inexplica- seem.
she was in a kindergarten class, they ing something that is extremely scary
During those next seven years things bly angry at my daughter and wife for The unclear allows the reader’s
sent the little tykes home before the and mind-boggling.
started to really get bad. Seven years everything. I became abusive in the imagination to wander and form their
others. I thought that I could get in an The website to visit to fulfill these
later near Christmas, I had a wife month of December, but in that same own conclusions of the story, which
hour or two of some TV. I finished at needs is CreepyPasta.
named Samantha, and a son named month, I fell down the stairs and suf- can sometimes result in a more hor-
around 1:40, and exactly after I turned CreepyPasta is a website full of
Gregory. My daughter, Haley, was fered brain damage that gave me little rifying ending to any story.
the television off, a ring came at the creepy short stories and pictures
12 years old, Greg was about 4. I memory of the year past. I can only After reading the tips the creators
door. I walked to the door and saw a posted by members of the website. If
was loving life. The kids were happy, recall this because my daughter told have given to the writers, they then
little girl with her mother selling girl a member wants to post an unnerv-
Samantha and I were happy. It was me about it. submit their short stories as a hyper
scout cookies. I happily bought them ing, shocking short story on the web
great…except for the years previous. The sixth year, my daughter became link to the website.
and started to eat the Tagalongs (I site they have to meet the criteria.
The first year, all the woman around jealous of my son for getting all the CreepyPasta has a large variety of
gave the little girl a tip, when deliv- The creators first want the writers to
me became aroused and flirted with attention. I tried to tell her that babies short stories and pictures which are
ering cookies in the heat of Florida, focus on the aspect of fear and what’s
me constantly. Want to know why need more attention than ten year- very obscure and frightening.
you have to have a bit of decency). going to unnerve the reader.
that was bad? Every one that I reject- olds. She became angry and violent As a first time viewer of the
About 25 minutes later, my daughter The three types of fear necessary
ed killed themselves in some horrid and eventually ran away. I called the CreepyPasta Website you can check
got home. “Hello daddy!” she said, for the CreepyPasta story are shock,
way. One gutted herself with a kitch- Center for Missing and Exploited out suggested reading or Genre List-
throwing herself on me. I chuckled paranoia, and dread.
en knife, and another hung herself Children. They found her in the aban- ings. The suggested reading links are
and got her some lunch. It was defi- The creators also want something
from the gutter on her house. doned house next to us, hiding in one the top rated stories on the webpage
nitely a normal day, until that night. that has never been done before.
The second year, my daughter be- of the closets. She was starving, and at that time. In the Genre listings you
At around 1:40 in the morning my On their website they explain,
came infatuated with food, so much eventually kicked her anorexia. can pick a category that stands out to
daughter screamed bloody murder. I “Death is overrated. It is so over-
that her heart condition worsened. It was the seventh year now, and you and read all of the stories that it
quickly jumped out of bed and ran played that people are immune to
She was rushed to the hospital over nothing had really happened at all. has to offer.
to her room. I threw the door open, it. Someone going missing is better
10 times during the course of the That is until that night at exactly 1:40 Some of the genres include Demon/
and saw my daughter huddled up in than saying they found him dead two
year, but when the year was up, she in the morning that things went in- Devil, disappearances, ghosts, his-
a little ball on the corner of her bed. weeks later.”
became anorexic, and stopped eating sane. I heard my daughter scream, a tory, reality, shocking endings and
I grabbed her quickly and turned To write a CreepyPasta story you
much altogether. bloodcurdling scream. I quickly ran many more.
the light on in her room. What I must reel in on the most frightening
The third year, my house went into to her room, and saw something that CreepyPasta has what it takes to
saw was completely chilling. Writ- aspects of scary movies such as the
foreclosure, and I became very stingy broke my heart and terrified me. A make you jump out of your skin. It
ten in red paint on the wall: LUST, unknown, science, children and girls,
with money and food. We later found man stood looking at her bed, hold- has stories and pictures that will
GLUTTONY, GREED, SLOTH, mirrors, the unclear, abandonment,
out that the landowner of our house ing a sleek knife. He grabbed her and make you believe that the impossible
WRATH, ENVY AND PRIDE; SINS faces, pictures, and technology.
still had rights to our land, and was ripped her open with the blade. It’s is possible.
OF YOUR FOREFATHERS, SINS The unknown is easy to work with
stealing money out of my credit card hard to even think about it, but he After visiting this sight you will
YOU CAN’T HIDE. What was that because the writer can tap into the
for two years. I’m lucky that I met took all that remained of her. I was so experience what Halloween is truly
supposed to mean? The seven deadly un-explainable things in our world
Samantha, and she let my daughter proud of her. about.
sins? and seek to give it a terrifying, semi-
and I move into her home. We mar- It’s the eighth year now. My wife The following stories are two
My daughter started to hyperven- believable answer.
ried in December, and had my son in left me, my son barely knows me, CreepyPastas.
tilate, and she started saying “dad- A story about a little girl is more ter-
The Girl in the
October. and I curse myself every day. My late
dydaddydaddydaddy” over and over The fourth year, I was called by wife, who bore my daughter, I now
again. I grabbed her asthma inhaler many talent agencies, asking about know that it was you who gave me
and tried to give it to her, but she was my amazing singing skills, which I this curse. You always hated me. I
so far into an asthma attack that it re- had shown off when I sat in with a couldn’t save you. I never could. And
you hate me for it. So now I end it all.
One school day, a boy named Tom awakened by a tap on his window. It
was sitting in class and doing math. was like a nail tapping. He got really
It was six more minutes until school scared. After the tapping he heard a
let out. As he was doing his home- giggle.
work, something caught his eye. His He saw a shadow near his window,
desk was next to the window, and he so he got out of his bed, walked to-
turned and looked to the grass out- ward his window, opened it up and
side. It looked like a picture. followed the giggling. By the time he
When school was over, he ran to the reached it, it was gone.
spot where he saw the photograph. The next day again he asked his
He ran fast so that no one else could neighbors if they knew her. Every-
grab it. He picked it up and smiled. body said, “Sorry, no.” When his
It had a picture of the most beautiful mother came home he even asked her
girl he had ever seen. She had a dress if she knew her. She said “No.” He
with tights on and red shoes, and her went to his room, placed the picture
hand was formed into a peace sign. on his desk and fell asleep.
She was so beautiful he wanted to Once again he was awakened by a
meet her, so he ran all over the school tapping. He took the picture and fol-
and asked everyone if they knew her lowed the giggling. He walked across
or have ever seen her before. But ev- the road, when he was suddenly hit
eryone he asked said “No.” He was by a car. He died instantly, picture in
Hello, this is Gregory, the boy in the dition. He killed every woman who remember much about that month. devastated. hand.
story. I’m 36 now, and I was given flirted with him for one year, making The sixth year, he drove my sister When he was home, he asked his The driver got out of the car and
this note from the police about a year their deaths look like suicides. out of the house, calling her names older sister if she knew the girl, but tried to help him, but it was too late.
ago. This suicide note was written by The second year, he stuffed his and hitting her. She hid in the house unfortunately she also said “No.” He saw the picture and picked it up.
my father back in 1980. I was only daughter full of food, making her eat next door when my father called a It was very late, so Tom walked up He saw a cute girl holding up three
five years old. When my mother got the largest portions. He became upset lost child agency. The forensics team the stairs, placed the picture on his fingers.
the news about my father, she cried that it did not kill her, so he made her quickly turned her back into our bedside table and went to sleep.
for about an hour. I was alone too and throw up her food after every meal house, which my mother frequently In the middle of the night Tom was
it wasn’t until ten years later that my when the year was up. called “Hell”.
mother gave me the real story. The third year, he sold his house, The seventh year, my dad was very
She cried crocodile tears when she and let my mom use money from his tame. He became a very nice man,
heard the news. The only emotion she credit card. He also became abusive happy, and was proud of his behav-
harbored for my dad was hate. See, for many years after. ior, until 1:40 in the morning. On the
my father did all of those horrible The fourth year, he claimed that he night of his wife’s anniversary, he
things you see in the story. My father was the most talented singer ever, killed my sister with a kitchen knife
went insane at 1:40 in the morning in calling talent agencies and such. and fled with her remains to the Ba-
1973, the date of his first wife and his When they turned him down, he hamas.
anniversary. The psychologist he saw would call them foul names, and one I still cannot believe it to this very
when his wife died suspected that his man he even tried to kill. He shot at day, and at the beginning of the
wife’s death was solely his fault. He the man right outside of his studio, eighth year, he killed himself. The
created an excuse, and based his so- clipping him in the ear. police force says that it was suicide,
called “revenge” on the seven deadly The fifth year, he tried to kill my and that he created a makeshift noose
sins. mom and late sister many times, but out of organic material.
The night of his wife’s anniversary, my mother retaliated, pushing him They all lie, because I know the rope
he gave his daughter a shot of ste- down the stairs. He had acquired was my sister.
roids, which gave her the heart con- short term memory loss and couldn’t
It’s Just A Bunch Of Hocus Pocus Halloween is quickly approaching us. The
countdown has begun and only a few days
By Sydney Oleson until Halloween. What will you be? Will
you be going out and trick- or- treat? Or stay
Nightmares on home and watch some scary movies or scary
movies that have been tamed. The choice is
Christmas? up to you but, real question is….. Do you
believe in magic?
The Nightmare Before Christmas is a movie about a skeleton named Jack Skelington. He
lives in a town called Halloweentown, but in his search he stumbles upon a place known
as Chistmastown. He then believes that he can be Santa and instead of having Halloween
this year, he wants to have Christmas. He has all of the neighbors in his town make “pres-
ents” out of things that children would not want.
When you were little, I’m sure you had a favorite Hal-
loween movie, where whenever it came on, you were on
the couch with your brothers and sisters, moms and dads,
and even your friends.
Not all Halloween movies have a scary aspect though.
Movies like Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare before Christ-
mas, which can also be a favorite Christmas movie, and
Beetlejuice have a tamer side to them. If you’ve never seen
them here’s a summary about each.
In the movie Hocus Pocus, filmed in 1993, three witches,
known as the Sanderson sisters lived in Salem, Massachu-
setts in the 1600s. After taking children’s lives to make
them “pretty and young,” these three witches magically
“disappear” and put a spell on themselves so if someone lit
the black candle they would come back.
On Halloween night in 1993, a virgin lit the black candle
and brought the three sisters back to life. Flying over the
town the Salem, trying to catch a little girl named Dan-
ny, her brother Max, his crush, Allison, and a cat named
Thackery Binx, who are trying to stop the sisters from tak-
ing children for power and trying to make them look good.
Eventually, these sisters get defeated.
Beetlejuice, filmed in 1988, stars Alec Baldwin, Winona
Ryder, and Michael Keaton, who plays Beetlejuice. After
getting into a car crash on a bridge after coming back from
the store, Adam and Barbra Maitland get killed.
Little do they know that they are dead. After the accident
the house they were living in was put up for sale and soon
after bought by a family with a daughter, Winona Ryder,
who could see ghosts.
Barbra and Adam were trying to “haunt” the family to
get them out, but they couldn’t so the last thing to do they
found an ad for. Beetlejuice was their last resort. After say-
ing his name three times he appeared. Little did they know,
things were going to get ugly. The ghosts were fading and
were nearly gone and the only hope of getting them back
Beetlejuice insisted on marrying Lydia Deetz, played by