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Special Halloween Edition: Horror for all!…

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By way of helping readers ready themselves for this evening’s frightful festivities, a stroll down memory lane…

These and other terrifying trailers (along with lots of other fascinating film fodder) at The Ebert Club; inexpensive annual membership required– and more than worth it.

And for advanced students: “The Top 10 Zombie Movies You’ve Never Seen.”

SPECIAL HORROR-GEEK UPDATE: “‘Why won’t you die?!’ The art of the jump scare.”

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As we steel ourselves against breaking prematurely into the candy, we might note that it was on this date in 2004 that the 14th Baron of Prestoungrange pardoned the 81 “East Lothian Witches” who had been put to death 400 years earlier (often, for crimes as innocuous as owning a black cat and living on their own).

The Baron acted on the authority of Scotland’s ancient baronial courts– and not a moment too soon, as the courts were abolished the following month.

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Written by LW

October 31, 2012 at 1:01 am

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