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Arizona has been known to lure new residents with its favorable climate and low taxes, but three new studies may give the state a fresh appeal: zombie apocalypse survivability.
(Family Features) Halloween is right around the corner, so it is time to carve out a spooky plan for your celebration. As little ghosts, goblins, princesses, and pirates around the country get ready for trick-or-treating, here are a few ghoulishly good ideas that will make your next Halloween fright night a scream.
Halloween may not be held in as high esteem as holidays with more tradition (and presents), but Tucson knows how to celebrate the spooky season nonetheless. The city is full of activities for kids and adults alike, providing keen opportunity to put on a light sweater and enjoy a scare-filled evening under the stars.
(BPT) - When Halloween rolls around, ghosts and goblins roam the streets. With surprise creatures popping out of coffins and silly, spooky pranks around the neighborhood, it is truly the most mischievous time of year.
The Picture Rocks community will again be celebrating Halloween with Trunk O’Treats at the Community Center on All Hallows Eve, Friday, Oct. 31. Neighbors dress up their cars and trucks and provide treats to hundreds of costumed children, with help from Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation, Picture Rocks Senior Club, Citizens for Picture Rocks and District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson.
(Family Features) If your family's Halloween consists of pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating and transforming your home into a haunted house, you'll be happy to know that the "double, double, toil and trouble" doesn't have to stop there. You can add a little extra hocus pocus to your season by brewing up these chillingly creative treats with the whole family.
(StatePoint) Halloween trails only behind Christmas when it comes to spending on decorations. Americans spent an estimated $6.9 billion on Halloween in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation.
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The fall season does not bring drastic climate change, browning leaves, or even the need for jackets to the Tucson desert. In fact, more adventurous Tucsonans might still be braving the dropping temperatures of their swimming pools in this weather. What the new season does bring, however, is a long list of seasonal activities for the community to enjoy. Pumpkin patches, haunted houses, and public picnics are in high demand, as parents and children alike are seeking a more interactive form of entertainment outside of television and video games. It is true that getting out of the living room and into the fresh air is ideal for body and soul, but what about the mind? What if someone is looking for a more cerebral, even educational form of entertainment this fall season? If this is you, look no further than to Tucson’s indie movie theater, The Loft.
Tucson's newest all-day music and art festival is also the official pre-party of All Souls Procession at Old Tucson features 24 local and national bands on three stages, and the theme park and all rides will be open. Bands will perform against the backdrops of Old Tucson's authentic Old West movie sets. Also: haunted houses, DJ performers, live mural painting, t-shirt screen printing, record lathe cutting, art installations, and a mini-golf course. Open to all ages; 21+ with ID to drink.
Pima Community College and the City of Tucson are teaming up to present their annual evening of Halloween family fun and entertainment on Oct. 26.
In the tradition of sharing autumn’s bounty, Tucson charter school system La Paloma Academy welcomes families to its three campuses for the Harvest Fest, on Friday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. A fun, affordable family outing and a safe alternative to trick-or-treating, Harvest Fest is each La Paloma campus’s way of celebrating the season with neighbors and community.
(StatePoint) Americans spent close to $8 billion on Halloween last year, according to the National Retail Federation. With scary celebrations getting bigger every year, becoming the best-decorated house on the block may seem difficult -- but it’s easy if you have insider tips and tricks.
Typically whenever a movie succumbs to the redundant car chase, it means that the screenwriter officially ran out of story to tell. It’s clear that the people behind “Getaway” never had any story to start with, as the entire film plays out like an extended car chase from its opening scene to its ridiculous ending.
If you’re like me and you’ve been waiting years for Hollywood to finally make the ultimate Wolverine movie, one that perfectly captures the burly badass and his adamantium-laced adventures, well, you’re going to be waiting a while longer, Bub. Because although it’s not bad, the latest film rendition of the Canadian paladin, simply called “The Wolverine,” is not the best there is at what he does.
Despite its generically lame title, The Conjuring is the scariest film that I’ve seen in years. I was expecting just another gory, run-of-the-mill B-movie, but this old-school spook-fest is partPoltergeist, part Exorcist, and all about making your skin crawl. I was shocked not only by the creepiness of this film, but also by how damned good it is.
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