Monday, October 24, 2011

A Scary Week Ahead at Champlain

Champlain College Offers Frankenstein Film Fest and Haunted House
By Kayla Hedman ’14 / Champlain News
As the season of fall foliage, apple picking and cider doughnuts comes to a close, and families return home after parent’s weekend, it is time to celebrate late October with friends, ghosts and goblins.
If you happen to be on Champlain College campus this weekend of Halloween, there are nearly endless opportunities for you to engage in spooky events.

Thursday, Oct. 27
·         Halloween Dance(Argosy Gymnasium) 9 p.m. – midnight. Sponsored by CHAMP. Dress in your best costume for a frightful night of dancing and fun. Free with Champlain ID.
Friday, Oct. 28
·         Halloween Movie Night (Fireside Lounge) 8-10 p.m. Come watch Disney’s Halloweentown, munch on candy and snacks, and hang out with friends.
·         DREAM Halloween Party (Hauke Conf. Room) 2:30-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29
·         Frankenstein Film Fest (Alumni Auditorium) Noon-11 p.m. Frankenstein (1931) at noon, Bride of Frankenstein (1935) at 1:45p.m., Gothic(1986) at 3:30p.m.Young Frankenstein(1974) at 5:15p.m., and Splice (2009) at 9:30p.m.Join us for any or all of these electrifying films that explore enduring themes of technology, terror, humor and horror! Q&A Sessions between films with Champlain Core Faculty and special “friends.” Come in costume or as you are…Bring a date… or let us stitch one together for you!
·         Pumpkin Carving (Fireside Lounge) 3-5 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 30
·         Bankus Haunted House (Bankus Hall, 285 S. Willard St) Open to the public, $10 suggested donation with benefits going to COTS. Faint of heart walk-through 5-7 p.m., and the real deal begins at 8:30 p.m. This haunted attraction utilizes 25+ dead or alive actors, strobe lights, extremely loud noises, realistic props, cinematic gore, power tools, tight spaces, and in some cases no lights at all. It is intended to be frightening. Performers ARE going to scare you. Please be wary of possible health risks.
Monday, Oct. 31
·         Trick-or-Treating (Miller Information Commons) 1:00-5:00 p.m.

If you want to engage in the rest of what greater-Burlington has to offer, your local options include:
·         The Queen City Ghost Walk- $13/person to learn of Burlington’s haunted history by guide Thea Lewis.
·         Nightmare Vermont – An interactive haunted house that is open to the public Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in South Burlington. Tickets are $10.

·         The Haunted Forrest, Williston – A classic Halloween event, celebrating its 31th year. It is more family friendly than Nightmare Vermont, welcoming 6,000 people annually. For $8.50-12.50, you will be led through a wooded trail of 1,000 lit jack-o-lanterns as you listen to scary stories. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. 

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