Halloween

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City Life

Witchcraft, Boiled Bones, and All the Other Creepy Things We Learned About PA History in This New Book

Just in time for Halloween, Haverford’s Brookline Books has published Dark History of Penn’s Woods, a new book with the catchy subtitle Murder, Madness, and […]

Things to Do

11 Philly-Area Haunted Houses, Ghost Tours and Halloween Bars

Halloween is right around the corner, and that means “spooky season” is here. Those who love a good scare and enjoy jump-worthy surprises will  find […]

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Things to Do

Say Goodbye to Eastern State Penitentiary’s Terror Behind the Walls

Most people who live in the Greater Philadelphia area probably know of Eastern State Penitentiary’s existence thanks to the 19th-century prison’s highly publicized and highly […]

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Things to Do

The Wells Fargo Center Is Transforming Into a Giant Socially Distanced Movie Theater

The Flyers and Sixers, who normally play in the Wells Fargo Center, aren’t playing these days. And Wells Fargo Center concerts that were supposed to […]

City Life

Don’t Get Spooked by This South Philly Halloween Decor

You know how they say less is more? Well, enough with all of those over-the-top, baroque Halloween displays bursting with stage lighting, fake spider webs, ornately […]

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Foobooz

Two Halloween-Themed Bars Are Popping Up This Fall in Midtown Village

For the past two Decembers, the folks at Craft Concepts Group have transformed a former jewelry store at 116 South 12th Street into glitzy, wrapping […]

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City Life

What’s Better Than One Halloween a Year? Two, Says This South Jersey Group

Three things you probably never knew: first, that there’s such a thing as a “National Halloween Association,” apparently for people who are really passionate about the holiday. […]

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City Life

A Philadelphia Legend on Life Without a Computer, Email, or Facebook

No Computer? No email? That’s no problem for Philly legend Henri David, who says you really need to get off the grid. Philadelphia magazine: Have […]

City Life

A Definitive Ranking of the Best Halloween Candies, According to a 12-Year-Old

Last night, my kids went trick-or-treating in West Philly and Narberth. When I woke up this morning, my son had all of his candy sorted […]

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City Life

Remember When Halloween Costumes Used to Be, You Know, Scary?

I was scrolling through my friends’ Facebook feeds over the weekend, as one tends to do in 2018, when I saw a photo of my […]

Business

I Love My Job: Meet the Woman Scaring the Hell Out of You at Eastern State

Jenny Tomczak is the terrifyingly dynamic woman keeping Eastern State Penitentiary really scary. After joining the attraction as an actor nearly 15 years ago, Tomczak […]

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City Life

20 Photos of People (and Dogs) Dressed Up as Gritty for Halloween

Philadelphia’s love for Gritty knows no limits. Would it be thwarted, this Halloween, by the mere lack of an official, Flyers-approved Gritty costume? No. Absolutely […]

Things to Do

This Halloween Season, See Horror Movies the Way They Were Meant to Be Seen

Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein One of those few times a sequel actually bests the original movie. But the Colonial is screening both the 1931 […]

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City Life

Looking for an Official Gritty Costume? Here’s Why You’re Not Finding One

We’re willing to bet that at least half of Philadelphia (maybe three-quarters) wants to dress in a Gritty costume this Halloween. Why wouldn’t you? With his unsettling […]

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City Life

The 6 Worst Urban Outfitters Halloween Costumes, Ranked

Halloween is nigh, and so, too, are hauntingly stupid Halloween costumes. The award for Worst Halloween Getup of 2018 (so far) goes to Urban Outfitters, for […]