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‘Halloween’ stabs back into Tucson theaters

Compiled by Bruce Hardt

The bogeyman is back this Halloween. Horror classic “Halloween” will play at select theaters across the country, including three theaters in Tucson on Oct. 25 and 30.

“Halloween” is the king of all slasher flicks — an atmospheric, bleak masterpiece that birthed many a horror cliché and has been parodied and endlessly watered down.

Seeing this 1978 gem on the big screen is an event worthy of the eponymous holiday, and on par with any cheap-scare haunted house.

The movie will be accompanied by a documentary short, “You Can’t Kill the Bogeyman: 35 Years of Halloween,” which details the film’s impact on culture and the horror genre.

“Halloween” will play at Century Park Place 20 and Tower Theaters at Arizona Pavilions on Oct. 25 and 30. The film will also play at the Harkins Tucson Spectrum 18 on Oct. 25 only.

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Compiled by Miki Jennings


Club Congress Halloween Party

Club Congress will host Halloweek at Congress on Saturday, Oct. 27, and the following Wednesday, which is Halloween night. The fun starts at 8 p.m. both nights.

On Oct. 27, patrons can check out Club Congress’ first-ever haunted house.

There will also be live music and costume contests, and $500 in cash prizes.

Bands will include Brainstorm, the Modeens, Voodoo Organist, RCougar and 80’s and Gentleman.



What: Club Congress Halloween Party

Where: Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St.

When: Oct. 27 and 31 at 8 p.m.

Cost: $5

Details: 622-8848



Haunted Ruins at Valley of the Moon

A park attraction and interactive theater wrapped into one, Valley of the Moon offers fun events in a whimsical space. During October, Valley of the Moon is hosting the Haunted Ruins Halloween Show, featuring Van Helsing attempting to save the world from the Dark Lord.



What: Haunted Ruins Halloween Show

Where: Valley of the Moon, 2544 E. Allen Road

When: Oct. 26-30, 6:30-9 p.m.

Cost: $8 general admission (ages 8-13, $5)

Details: 323-1331


Halloween Dress-up Pet Fair

Animal lovers can check out a Halloween-themed pet fair at Cat Mountain Station on Sunday, Oct. 28. The event will include pet adoptions, a petting zoo, a vendor expo and a costume contest for pets and owners.



What: Halloween Dress-up Pet Fair

Where: Cat Mountain Station, 2740 S. Kinney Road

When: Oct. 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cost: Free

Details: 578-8795


‘The Exorcist’ at Fox Theatre

Get into the Halloween spirit watching scary movies at the historic Fox Theatre. On Oct. 30, the Fox will be show “The Exorcist,” one of America’s most iconic horror films.



What: “The Exorcist”

Where: Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.

When: Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $7 general, $5 military, student and senior discount

Details: 624-1515

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