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Creepy Holiday Movies – 12 Nights of Christmas

Creepy Holiday Movies – 12 Nights of Christmas

I’ve never been a huge fan of Christmas and as the years go by and Halloween grows in importance in our family, Christmas seems to shrink.  However, morphing the two holidays has expanded my appreciation of the more gleeful holiday.  This year, my goal is to watch as many Christmas horror movies as I can before December 25!  I’ve compiled a list for myself and for you so that we can all explore the darker side of this season.  Instead of the 12 Days of Christmas, we have the 12 Nights of Christmas.

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Hosting an Outdoor Horror Movie Night

Hosting an Outdoor Horror Movie Night

It’s 2020 and the world got really weird and scary this year.  Many of us still want to celebrate Halloween in safe ways and what better way to enjoy the season than to host an Outdoor Horror movie night.  A movie night outdoors is a covid-friendly way to get together and be scared with your friends.

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Halloween Happenings Around Vancouver Island Part 3

Halloween Happenings Around Vancouver Island Part 3

Here are some more ways to get in the spirit around the island this Halloween.

Huard’s Haunted House
1702 Timberlands Rd, Ladysmith, BC
October 21-31

An annual Haunted House to raise money for Local Youth and Charity Organizations in Nanaimo/Ladysmith, BC

https://www.facebook.com/huardshauntedhouse/

Halloween Train
Duncan BC
BC Forest Discovery Centre

October 18-20 & October 25-30, 2019
3:30-9:00
Beware of the Halloween Train! Ride the Green Hornet through ghostly scenes and past scary Halloween characters at the museum. Children will enjoy trick or treating and making Halloween crafts, and there are haunted houses for those who dare! Rain or shine!

https://bcforestdiscoverycentre.com/?page_id=82

Symphony SoundBites – a Unique take on Happy Hour!
Nanaimo, Port Theatre
October 31, 2019
Appetizer Bites at 4:45 pm followed by one hour concert at 5:30 pm OR
7:15 pm one hour concert followed by Dessert Bites.
This year, come trick-or-treating with music! We present the scariest, spine-chilling, eerie musical pieces in versions for nine musicians. Costumes welcomed, or wear orange, candy included. BOO!
https://www.vancouverislandsymphony.com/happy-halloween-oct-31-2019/
McNabb’s Corn Maze,
Yellowpoint

Night Maze
The corn maze is now open at night right through until our final day on October 31st. Come and try your luck at finding your way through with the lights out!

https://mcnabscornmaze.com/corn-maze

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Zero Waste Halloween

Halloween can be full of unnecessary waste but making it a sustainable holiday can be easy.  Refusing, reducing and composting are things to consider when getting ready for the big day

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Why Do We Like To Be Afraid?

I watched a documentary last night called Why Horror, which investigated why we choose to subject ourselves to horror movies. I’ve been thinking about this for many years in an effort to understand my own affinity to horror movies and to Halloween in general.

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Hosting Horror Movie Nights

Hosting Horror Movie Nights

Each year we have a movie night every weekend in October leading up to our Halloween party.  This helps to get everyone in the proper spirit for this holiday.  It also allows people to meet each other before the party; this will help with social interactions at the main event.  We keep the movie nights casual and we never really know how many people will arrive.   We always show two movies each evening.

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13 Frightening Flicks for Friday 13th

13 Frightening Flicks for Friday 13th

Do you suffer from Friggatriskaidekaphobia?  Well, I don’t have a fear of Friday the 13th or the number 13 in general, but it is a common superstition. Here are 13 movies for your Friday 13th celebration.

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Asylum Halloween