Tagged Halloween

City of Ghosts Is a Perfect October Ghost Story

In October, I often get in the mood for a ghost story. City of Ghosts, a spooky middle grade fiction book by Victoria Schwab, fit the bill for me. It is the story of Cassidy Blake, who has the ability to see ghosts and to visit the realm of spirits. Her parents are paranormal investigators who relocate to Edinburgh, Scotland, to film a television show about haunted cities. Her best friend happens to be a ghost named Jacob. Once they...

Minnesota Goth Events and Gatherings for October 2018

Welcome back to Minnesota Dark Scene, your guide to goth events and gatherings, for the month of October 2018. We’ve left summer behind us and are now into fall and the month we’ve all been waiting for: Halloween Month . . . I mean October. This month’s list has quite a few great shows as well as some Halloween fun, but if you are looking for a comprehensive list of Halloween events for all ages, check out our dedicated Halloween...

Win $50 to Spend at HalloweenCostumes.com!

It’s October, and you know what that means: Halloween! Getting a costume ready in time can be a challenge, so to help you out, we’re offering an awesome giveaway from HalloweenCostumes.com, a Minnesota-based online store with popup locations in Brooklyn Park and Minnetonka. To enter, all you have to do is: 1. Follow @TwinCitiesGeeks on Twitter 2. Tweet us by 5:00 p.m. Central time on October 4, 2018, telling us who or what you’d like to dress up as...

The 2018 Twin Cities Geek Halloween Event Guide

The spooky season is upon us, friends. Dances, costume contests, corn mazes, haunted houses, and of course, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. We have curated a large number of fabulous outings for this Halloween season just for you, and there is a little something here for everyone. All events are in order by date, or by start date if it is a recurring event, and each includes a rating so you can plan appropriately based on level of scariness....

Win a FREE Costume of Your Choice from HalloweenCostumes.com!

It’s October, and you know what that means: Halloween! Getting a costume ready in time can be a challenge, so to help you out, we’re offering an awesome giveaway from HalloweenCostumes.com, a web-based store with popup locations in West St. Paul, Apple Valley, and Eden Prairie. To enter, all you have to do is: 1. Follow @TwinCitiesGeeks on Twitter 2. Tweet us by 5:00 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, October 4, telling us who or what you’d like to...

Throwback Thursday: Dark Star Is an Excavated Classic

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past, “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important, interesting, fun, or all of the above. I’m going to start off this throwback with a big ol’ declarative sentence. Dark Star is not a good film. There. I’ve said it. You might be wondering why I’m devoting a column to its existence, then. It might not be a good film, but it is an important...

Halloween Anime Roundup: Scaryish, Scarier, Scariest

Halloween is almost here, and beyond causing me to contemplate which of my past cosplays I might repurpose as a Halloween costume, this season has me thinking about the scary anime I’ve seen . . . and have yet to see! In truth, there aren’t as many horror-themed anime series out there as one might expect—or at least, not many that have gained a lot of traction with fans aside from the most devoted aficionados. There are certainly a lot of...

Día de los Muertos: It’s a Memorial, Not a Halloween Festival

Día de los Muertos is a much-loved holiday in Latinx*, primarily Mexican, culture. On this sacred day, we honor our loved ones who have passed on. Although the holiday is called the Day of the Dead, it’s actually two days: one to honor the spirits of dearly departed children and youth and the second to honor the spirits of our adult loved ones who have passed on. Unfortunately, though this holiday is highly revered and completely unrelated to the white...

Geeky Parents to Be: DYI Mario Chain Chomp Halloween Costume

All Hallows’ Eve can be a time of year for couples to go out, have a good time, and dress up as a pair: salt and pepper shakers, the Joker and Harley Quinn, and Ken and Barbie are just a few possibilities. As easy as those ideas sound (who am I kidding they are not that easy), coming up with a geeky, comfortable costume idea to share with my pregnant wife this year was not proving so easy. I needed a...

Seven Spine-Tingling Events to Make Your MN Halloween Perfectly Frightening

The Twin Cities are a hotbed for exciting, spooky events around Halloween. Just last weekend, thousands of zombies lumbered through downtown Minneapolis for the annual Zombie Pub Crawl. This event is so popular that it even holds a Guinness World Record for largest gathering of zombies, illustrating the love that Minnesotans have for creepy, macabre events. If you missed ZPC this year, don’t get your tattered zombie pants in a bundle quite yet—there are still plenty of Halloween and...
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