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by Jessica Ham



October means Halloween which means a lot of horror games to play. Horror games are not all that are released in October but that is the majority. Let’s players have horror-thons of indie horror games and big release horror games. This October has been a mix of horror and games set in the past, as well as some fun cartoon adventures.

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by Terrence McArthur


In 2013, I read about the misadventures of a self-absorbed, teen Latina whose skin turns gray (and she wants to eat raw flesh) in Girl Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie, which introduced me to the unusual world of C. A. Verstraete.

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by Cynthia Chow


Even with the media blitzes, special glasses, and astronomer’s preparations, there’s no denying that the sun going completely dark during a solar eclipse could be terrifying. It shouldn’t be surprising that throughout the centuries, every culture has had a different myth or legend for a seemingly inexplicable event. In preparation for the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, Kaye George gathered a diverse collection of short stories all surrounding this extraordinary event.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Local filmmaker Matt Sconce’s new film Altar will have its red carpet premiere on May 13 at the Crest Theatre in Fresno. We took a moment to chat with him about his film.

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by Jackie Dale


Since the dawn of time, Lucifer has been portrayed in endless forms and blamed for every conceivable evil in the world. He is called, among others, the Devil, Satan, Beelzebub, and the Prince of Darkness. Without going into any deep theological discussions, Lucifer is what is known as the original fallen angel. Lucifer was created by God and was considered to be “a perfect being.”

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The Gallows: Movie Review

IN THE October 22 ISSUE

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by Sarah Peterson


The students of Beatrice High School aim to bring back The Gallows, an ill-fated production that left student Charlie Grimille dead back in 1993. Spearheading the ambitious project are theatre darling Pfeifer (Pfeifer Brown) and her love-struck costar, jock-turned-thespian, Reese (Reese Mishler). But Reese’s obnoxious best friend Ryan (Ryan Shoos) and Ryan’s cheerleader girlfriend Cassidy (Cassidy Gifford) have other ideas—to destroy the set just for kicks, on the night before The Gallows is set to open.

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by Terrance McArthur



Lizzie Borden took an axe,
And gave her mother forty whacks,
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.

What if Lizzie did kill her father and stepmother…but it was self-defense…because they attacked her…because they were ZOMBIES?

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by Jessica Ham



I used to be terrified of zombies. If anything zombie-related came on to the screen I couldn’t look. But then I was on YouTube and saw that someone was playing a game called The Walking Dead. I was curious, so I clicked and I’ve been hooked ever since. I realized zombies weren’t scary. There was no reason to be scared of them, ‘cause a zombie apocalypse would never happen. Ever since then, I’ve been obsessed with zombie-related things and The Walking Dead game is at the top of my list.

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The Best Films of the Undead

IN THE October 24 ISSUE

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by Maria Ramos


With Halloween coming up fast this season, there’s no time like the present to celebrate one of the most-loved movie monsters in history: the zombie. Zombies have been around for almost a century in classic horror films, but only in recent years have they become a popular trend on TV shows and movies like The Walking Dead and World War Z. If you’re looking to revisit the classics this year, here are five zombie films that will creep you out in the best way.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



What better way to celebrate Halloween than to interview the Valley’s queen of horror, The Homicidal Homemaker Kaci Hansen from Visalia! We chatted with her about her new TV show and more! Kaci is also the founder of the Central Valley Horror Club.

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Scream Queens: TV Review

IN THE October 17 ISSUE

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by Doward Wilson



Fox’s Tuesday night Scream Queens is the best comedy I have seen since I first saw The Rocky Horror Picture Show many years ago. Led by the Original Scream Queen herself, Jamie Lee Curtis, the cast of older favorites and fresh young faces is a balanced mix of talents and abilities.

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by Deborah Harter Williams


The scene fades up on a simple line-drawing* of Alfred Hitchcock’s rotund profile (the word rotund seems to have been invented to describe Hitchcock, imagine finding this caricature next to the word in the dictionary); The “Funeral March of a Marionette” plays, and Hitchcock emerges in silhouette from the right side of the screen. Walking to the center of the frame his bulk fills in the caricature. He turns to the camera and says – “Good Eeevening.”

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Halloween Fun in the Valley

IN THE October 7 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
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andLorie Lewis Ham
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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I love Halloween! I’m betting many of you do as well, so I compiled a list of several of the Halloween related events happening in the Valley this month. There are events for small children, all the way up to adults. I know I didn’t get anywhere near everything, but there’s a lot here to choose from!

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Hotel Transylvania 2: Movie Review

IN THE October 5 ISSUE

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andMovies,
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by Sheryl Wall



Hotel Transylvania 2 starts a couple years or more after the first movie. Johnny and Mavis (Count Dracula’s daughter) are married and have their first child, Dennis. Drac (as they refer to him in the movie) has changed his mind about humans and has opened up the hotel to allow humans as well as monsters to stay there and Johnny, his son in law, works at the hotel as well.

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