Reviews and Blog Posts: Halloween

Vampire Hunters

Legend says that as long as there have been vampires, there have been vampire hunters. At least in the movies it is true. Buffy the Vampire Slayer may be the most popular of the vampire hunters, but many other films portray the dark side of vampires and those who fight them.

Scare Up Some Fun

If you are looking for that finishing touch to your haunted house, don't forget the sound effects! Planning a Halloween Party? If you want it to be a graveyard smash, you better have The Monster Mash!

Comedy with Bite

As the vampire craze rages on, spoofs continue to poke fun at the stereotypes and scenarios common to horror films. These funny films feature vampires in comedic situations.

The Phantom of Crossroads Theatre: Singer Marta Burton brings a little illumination to Five Points

Cover art for a 1920 edition of Phantom of the Opera

Crossroads Theatre hosts Marta Burton and Nick Rossi in Dark Duets- The Phantom of the Opera.

The first time I saw The Phantom of the Opera, I was entranced with everything about the production -- from the costumes to the staging. But it was the music, so dark and dreamy, that lingered long after the curtain fell. Fresh City Life has got a special treat for your Halloween goodie bag: a special FREE concert with Denver's premier chanteuse Marta Burton performing with her 'phantom,' Nick Rossi at Denver's beautiful Crossroads Theatre.

Zombies!

Zombie films are not only horrific and often humorous, but also offer an interesting critique on the occasionally mindless nature of humanity. If you see zombies downtown this weekend, it might just be the Zombie Crawl!

Sew Much Fun!

With Halloween less than 2 weeks away, it's a great time to get started crafting a costume! Forget those expensive getups! The library has books on making costumes for yourself, your kids and even your pets! What will you be this Halloween?

Mad Scientists

The real monster in Frankenstein is not "the creature" but instead Dr. Frankenstein himself. Mad scientists and evil geniuses permeate horror films and though they may be set on world domination or defying the laws of nature, they illustrate our relationship to science by crossing the line.

Silk Screen Trick or Treat Bag

Get ready for Halloween by silk-screening your own canvas trick or treat bag on Saturday, October 23 at 11 a.m. at the Ross-University Hills Branch Library. Free bags and candy provided. Registration is required. Please call 720-865-0955 to register.

More tricks and treats for the holiday:

Underwater Monsters

While cinematically preparing for Halloween, we have listed the great Monster Movies. Underwater Monster Movies are another aspect for the film buff to consider. From The Creature from the Black Lagoon to Jaws, these films will leave you feeling glad that Colorado is lacking major bodies of water.

Monster Movies

Monster movies are fun all year long, but deserve special attention as we approach Halloween! From rabid bunnies to unseen threats, these films will have you cringing in fear but quivering with laughter!

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