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The Walking Dead: Season 2 Review

January 15, 2014

Filed under News

  Daniel Konicek Staff Writer Alongside the popular AMC television show, Telltale Games released an interactive story based on The Walking Dead comic series. With the game playable on smartphones, Steam, Xbox and Playstation, it saw wide release and great praise for the unforgiving plot and vivid characte...

Horror helping society

October 30, 2013

Filed under Editorials

This issue, the paper looked at the physical and mental effects of a good scare. Adrenaline, excitement, and dread all attract people to fright, but horror can accomplish more than the mental equivalent of a roller coaster. The power and effectiveness of fear should be utilized by story tellers of any genre, for when used...

Koontz gives Frankenstein new life

September 18, 2013

Filed under News

Kristoffer Hayward Staff Writer Everyone knows Frankenstein as one of the classic monsters, but being a classic it may be a bit dry for modern readers. Dean Koontz, one of the biggest names in the modern horror genre, has taken the Frankenstein mythos and updated it into twenty first century New Orleans. Koontz didn’t ...

evil dead review

April 17, 2013

Filed under Movie Reviews, News

Kristoffer Hayward Staff Writer Deliciously gory and not for the faint of heart, “Evil Dead” stands as a testament to classic horror films and the original as well. Instead of a hopeful Ashley Williams taking his friends to the woods and falling into every cheesy folly a horror character can fall into, as in the original...

Finding the normal in ‘Paranormal’

November 9, 2012

Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

Latest in horror series may be weakest installment, still scares up audience Valerie Ettenhofer Staff Writer  The first time around, Paranormal Activity was an unknown entity, a film that defied expectation and shocked audiences. In the vein of The Blair Witch Project, filmmakers passed it off as a ‘found footage’ documentar...

Fear comes to Seattle; fans can’t look away

February 7, 2012

Filed under Feature

The city of Seattle has always offered the public with good, wholesome fun for all to enjoy. Why not take a day to go down to Pike’s Place and watch the butchers toss around the fresh catch of the day, walk down by the harbor or even take a trip up in the Space Needle; but what about those daring individuals who constant...

Scary Sketches Score students $125 in prizes

December 27, 2011

Filed under Campus

  Superstition Week, a series of Halloween themed events, included a very scary challenge. “Show Me Your Horror”, a drawing contest hosted by ShaTara Baker of Student Programs required contestants to draw and color something gruesome, disturbing, and most of all horrific. The first place winner would receive a...

Paranormal Activity strikes again

December 27, 2011

Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews Trilogies don’t always have to be horrible, and a perfect example would be the recently released “Paranormal Activity 3.” In this movie series the audience follows Katie and Christy through their experiences with paranormal encounters. The movies go backwards in time further explaining...

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