Local Halloween pastimes provide students with entertainment

With Halloween right around the corner, everyone is making plans. From watching horror movies to going to haunted houses, there is a sinister feel in the air.

One of the more popular attractions right now is haunted houses. The Basement of the Dead is a very popular haunted house which also stars killers Al and Imus Kilya. Besides haunted houses, horror-themed nights can also include watching the scary movies that are out in theatres right now like Venom, Halloween, and Goosebumps 2.

“The best part of the fall season is just being able to get with your best friend and sit back and watch a really scary horror movie that makes you scream out loud,” senior Jessica Schaefer said.
Other common attractions include going to patches or farms to pick yummy treats like pumpkins and apples. Some great places in the area that are currently open through the month of October are Abbey Farms and Blackberry Farm. There are various things to do including carousel rides and paddle boating. Nighttime activities such as night mazes or haunted trails are also great for a spooky pastime. Ticket pricing at these farms is around four dollars to eight dollars.

If you are able to go outside the local area there are even more options for Halloween fun. The Northalsted Halloween Parade takes place in Chicago on Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free for anyone. The parade is ranked as one of the ten Best Halloweens in the U.S. (Fodor’s Travel Guide). A costume contest is judged by a team of judges and there are plenty of Halloween-themed food and drinks.
Remember to stay safe and have a spine-tingling Halloween this year.