Halloween

Halloween
10:13 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Music For Halloween

The album cover of Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. The orchestra features two songs that would be perfect for Halloween.
Credit Linn Records

Camille Saint-Saens

“Fossils” from Carnival of the Animals

Danse Macabre

Paul Dukas

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Edvard Grieg

“March of the Trolls” from Lyric Pieces

“In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt

Hector Berlioz

“Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath” from Symphonie Fantastique

“March to the Scaffold” from Symphonie Fantastique

Modest Mussorgsky

Night on Bald Mountain

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Scariest Halloween Movies
10:19 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Movies To Creep You Out

Nosferatu (1922) came before all the vampire craze nowadays. Here Count Orlok creeps up the staircase to his next victim.
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When it comes to motion pictures associated with Halloween--films that can really scare us--they can succeed in many ways. Sometimes a picture can literally shock us with its imagery; in other cases, it may disturb us (in an entertaining way, of course) on a deeper, purely psychological level. Here's a short list of Steve Reeder's personal favorites in the horror/supernatural vein. As an avid moviegoer, all of these continue to "haunt" him.

Psycho (USA, 1960)

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NWPR Books
4:03 am
Fri October 18, 2013

World War R: New Comic Pits Archie And Friends Against The Undead

Ready for your fair share of Halloween shakes and shivers, kiddies? Look no further than Afterlife with Archie, a new ongoing comic series that melds our eternal fascination with all things zombie apocalypse and one of the most enduring and successful comic icons of all time, Archie Andrews — and yes, it is actually scary.

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Scary Movie Scores
9:57 am
Tue October 1, 2013

The Scores That Haunt You

A recreation of one of the most iconic scenes in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. The score that accompanied this moment is a staple of classic horror film music.
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With another Halloween approaching, horror, thriller, and supernatural films
come to the fore.  Many of these pictures feature original music by composers
who have the gift for pushing our buttons and sending our pulses racing.

Bernard Herrmann, a frequent collaborator with director Alfred Hitchcock,
helped make history with his searing, astringent score for Psycho (1960).
Violins have never quite seemed the same.  Nor has taking a shower.

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Day Of The Dead
4:00 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Some Northwest Latinos Blend Halloween, Day Of The Dead

Day of the dead bread, called pan muerto, has the shapes of bones and skulls baked right in at Viera’s Bakery in Pasco.
Credit Anna King

Just as this year’s Halloween fades into memory, many Northwest Latino families are getting ready for the Day of the Dead. The traditional Mexican holiday is on Friday. Some families blend the two holidays.

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Cost Of Halloween
4:41 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Halloween Spending Up Across Nation

Twenty-four-year-old Brian Williams and 22-year-old Jennifer Reed of Kennewick say they spent about $200 this year on Halloween costumes, decorations and candy.
Credit Anna King / Northwest News Network

If Halloween spending is an indicator of the economy, Americans appear to be feeling better than this time last year -- or at least more ghoulish.

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