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Beware haunted home near Saskatoon bridge

A few years ago, I was asked to babysit for a family that lived on Saskatchewan Crescent, almost underneath the Idylwyld bridge. It was an old home, probably built in the early 1900s and, after just a few hours there, I was convinced the house was haunted

Zombies 101: how to make yourself drop (un)dead sexy

Oct. 31 is the night of the living dead. You might consider dressing up as something cute, funny or witty, but let’s face it, Halloween is supposed to be about scaring loved ones and strangers with outrageous tricks and outfits. Zombie costumes are classic, cheap and effective, and the Sheaf wants to help you out.

A plea for creative Halloween costumes

“Slutty” Halloween costumes are a perennial cause for complaint despite the fact that, at least in some social groups, they are relatively rare. Like the multitudes, I find them frustrating. Unlike the multitudes, however, this is not because I want to slut-shame anyone; it is because “sexy” costumes are usually so unimaginative.

Spooky History 101: the origins of Halloween

We love the dark, dangerous and foreboding mysteries of the dead. We love to scare ourselves, dress up as spiritual pranksters and to stretch the limits of what we can do, how we are seen and what we can get away with. We revel in the malicious, the evil and the mysterious.

Gothic horror invades your television

I always get excited for the new fall season of television on cable networks like HBO, Showtime, FX and AMC. This fall there are new arrivals like Showtime’s Homeland, Starz’s Boss and AMC’s forthcoming Hell on Wheels as well as subsequent seasons of quality television programs like Boardwalk Empire, Dexter and The Walking Dead. However,

What’s so scary about scary movies?

I used to be terrified by horror movies until I realized there’s nothing scary about them. Honestly, when is the last time you were chased by an axe-wielding maniac to the sounds of violins and cellos? Final exams, terminal illnesses and dieing alone – now these are legitimate fears.

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