Halloween

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After 'Most Extreme Anti-Mask Incident' in Anaheim, 3 Arrests

2 men face life in prison after allegedly shooting up strip club after being asked to wear face coverings

(Newser) - Authorities tell the Washington Post a late October shooting at a strip club in Anaheim, Calif., was "the most extreme anti-mask incident" in the city to date. Now, three suspects have been arrested, and two of them face life in prison if convicted. Prosecutors say that on Halloween night,...

Jamie Lee Curtis Officiates Wedding for Fan Moments Before Death

"Halloween' superfan had cancer, died less than an hour after wedding started

(Newser) - A Halloween "superfan" with esophageal cancer died less than an hour after Jamie Lee Curtis officiated his wedding on Sept. 13, Deadline reports. Anthony Woodle, 29, got in touch with Rough House Productions, which is reviving the horror franchise, and the company got him in touch with the iconic...

Thousands Party at Lake to Protest Virus Restrictions

Deputies shut down illegal Halloween event opposed to virus restrictions

(Newser) - Sheriff's deputies called to help an unconscious woman Saturday night in Utah discovered thousands of people gathered at an unauthorized Halloween party advertised as a protest of pandemic restrictions. The woman had been hurt while crowd surfing at the event on a vacant stretch near Utah Lake, NBC reports....

Guy in Medieval Dress Kills 2 With Sword

5 injured in Quebec attack on Halloween

(Newser) - A guy armed with a sword and dressed in medieval clothing killed two people and wounded five others in Quebec city on Saturday night in a Halloween night attack that police said had no indication that "the suspect may have acted for motives other than personal ones." A...

Cops Bust Halloween Party of 400

Brooklyn warehouse party broken up

(Newser) - Police in New York City have charged nine people with the super-genius idea of throwing a Halloween party with some 400 of their closest friends in a Brooklyn warehouse in the era of COVID-19, reports USA Today . Cops shut down the party, which officials had explicitly warned against, early Halloween...

How Families Are Doing the COVID Halloween

Much has been canceled, but it's still possible to trick-or-treat

(Newser) - Ghosts, skeletons, princesses, and black cats roamed the streets as usual this Halloween, but they kept their distance, wore face coverings and carried hand sanitizer in their quest for treats, the AP reports. Like with everything else this year, the pandemic also left its mark on Halloween. Parades, parties, and...

10 Best Horror Movies in History

'Stacker' ranks them, and Hitchcock reigns supreme

(Newser) - If your Halloween plans involve binging classic horror flicks, Stacker has you covered. The site has ranked the 100 best scary movies of all time, with an Alfred Hitchcock entry taking top honors. In Psycho, when Janet Leigh's character checks in at the Bates Motel, "the plot shifts...

To the Ears, Our Universe Is Rather Creepy

NASA releases playlist perfect for Halloween

(Newser) - NASA wants to take your Halloween celebration out of this world. The space agency has released a playlist of sinister space sounds, which it describes as "'moans' and 'whistles' from our universe that would scare the most ghoulish of creatures." You can hear the creaks of...

Cops Repeatedly Called to Gruesome Halloween Display

Dallas man used 20 gallons of fake blood

(Newser) - Steve Novak says that out of all the blood-spattered Halloween decorations outside his Dallas home, he's "most proud of the wheelbarrow tipped over by the street full of Hefty bags, looking like a failed attempt to dispose of the dismembered bodies in the middle of the night."...

Halloween Comes With a Bonus Treat This Year

There's a blue moon on the rise

(Newser) - No matter how you plan to spend Halloween night amid a pandemic, Mother Nature plans to deliver the appropriate setting. For the first time since 1944, a full moon will rise over all US time zones on Saturday, reports USA Today . Halloween only sees a full moon every 19 years,...

Nightmare Projectile Flies Into Student's Car

Caleb Needham says he 'just started shaking'

(Newser) - An Indiana student came within inches of serious injury or death Sunday when a pumpkin came flying through his windshield, WXIN reports. "I just started shaking because I guess I was so scared," said Caleb Needham. "I entered like a shocked state. I'm like, 'What...

Airbnb Moves to Block Halloween Parties

Company has blocked one-night rentals over Halloween weekend

(Newser) - This is the first time since 2001 that there has been a full moon on Halloween—and Airbnb is worried about people using its rentals for parties over the weekend. The company says it has canceled all one-night bookings for Friday, Oct. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 31, at "entire...

Bet You Didn't Expect Halloween Candy to Sell Like This

Early sales are up double-digits from last year despite pandemic

(Newser) - The pandemic has apparently left Americans seeking comfort in chocolate because Halloween candy sales have spiked this year. Sales of seasonal chocolate and candy in the month ending Sept. 6 were up 13% compared to last year, when sales totalled $4.6 billion, while sales of Halloween chocolate specifically were...

'If Screaming Will Likely Occur, Greater Distancing Is Advised'

CDC is out with Halloween suggestions, including a plea to skip trick-or-treating

(Newser) - You want to know what Halloween 2020 is going to be like? Consider this nugget in a list of do's and don'ts from the CDC : Heading to a "one-way, walk-through haunted forest" is fine, provided you can stay 6 feet apart from others. But then comes this...

There Will Be No Peeps for Halloween

Nor Christmas, nor Valentine's Day

(Newser) - Peeps treats are going on hiatus for several months—another consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, the AP reports. Just Born Quality Confections said it won’t be producing the popular marshmallow sweets for Halloween, Christmas, or Valentine’s Day as the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based company prepares for next Easter, PennLive.com...

Los Angeles County Bans 'Risky' Halloween Activities

That includes door-to-door trick-or-treating

(Newser) - Frightful news for kids in America's most populous county: Trick-or-treating, Halloween parties with non-household members, and haunted houses will be banned under coronavirus restrictions in Los Angeles County, CBS Los Angeles reports. "Door-to-door trick-or-treating is not allowed because it can be very difficult to maintain proper social distancing...

Teacher's Halloween Get-Up Gets Him Put on Leave

Unidentified instructor raps while in blackface in class at California high school

(Newser) - A California high school teacher is on administrative leave following the "inappropriate, unprofessional, and insensitive" decision to wear blackface for Halloween. A student posted a video to Twitter on Friday showing the Milpitas High School teacher in blackface at the front of a classroom while dressed as rapper Common,...

Trick-or-Treat Stroll Turns Deadly for Family of 3

Southern California community mourns tragic deaths of mom, dad, and 3-year-old in alleged DUI

(Newser) - A Halloween accident has left a family of three dead and a 20-year-old California man accused of driving drunk and killing them. CBS Los Angeles reports that Joseph Awaida, 30, his 32-year-old wife, Raihan Dakhil, and their 3-year-old son, Omar, were walking home from an aunt's house while trick-or-treating...

Boy, 15, Charged in Shooting of Trick-or-Treater, 7

Girl in bumblebee costume thought to have gotten caught up in gang crossfire

(Newser) - A 15-year-old boy was charged Friday night with attempted murder in the suspected gang-related shooting of two people on Chicago's West Side, including a 7-year-old girl out trick-or-treating in a bumblebee costume when she was shot in the neck and critically injured. The shooting Thursday night was another grim...

Airbnb Boss Reacts to Party That Left 5 People Dead

'We must do better, and we will,' tweets Brian Chesky

(Newser) - Airbnb's CEO said the company was taking actions against unauthorized parties in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Halloween party held at an Airbnb rental home in California, the AP reports. In a series of tweets , Brian Chesky said Saturday the San Francisco-based company is expanding manual...

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