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C2 THE PANTAGRAPH, Friday, Oct. 27, 1989 fi " : i- 'fe ; ..:7 , Halloween hauntings Halloween will be celebrated -throughout Central Illinois with special parties, parades and other events in place of trick-or-treating. But, excursions into the night remain a traditional part of the holiday. Following is a list of trick-or-treat hours and other Halloween events in Central Illinois. All trick-or-treat hours, as set by village boards, city councils or police, are on Tuesday unless otherwise noted. People are asked to have their porch lights on. All events are free unless otherwise noted. Bloomington, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Other events: ' "Boo at the Zoo," 6-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Miller Park Zoo. Trick-or-treating, hayrides around the "haunted" pavilion, ghost stories, games, mingling with zoo animals. Costumes encouraged, but not required. Admission is $1 for zoo society members, $1.50 for non-members. Sponsored by Miller Park Zoological Society. Halloween party 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Park Senior Center. Costume judging, games, refreshments for adults 55 and older. Reservations can be made by calling park pavilion. Halloween open house, 5-7 p.m. Monday at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, 700 E. Walnut St. Residents' rooms decorated to form trick-or-treat trail. "Best Joker Contest" sponsored by Brokaw Thrift Shop with $25 cash prize to person with best disguise of the villain from the hit movie "Batman." Winner announced Monday when shop, 221 E. Front St., will be open late with free cider and doughnuts and photographs taken of contestants. Halloween Carnival for children ages 3-12, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Eastland Mall. Twenty-five game booths, entertainment. Costume judging, in age groups 4 and under, 5-6. 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and best group, begins at mall stage at 6:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by Eastland Mall Merchants and city Parks and Recreation Department. Trick-or-treating, pumpkin-decorating contest, 2-7 p.m. Tuesday at Westminster Village; treats for those in costume. "Spook Spectacular," 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at Rocking Horse Child Care Center, 802 E. Emerson St. Spook house, games, face painting, trick-or treating. $5 per family donation with proceeds going to Easter Seal Society of Trick-or-treating safety As thousands of Central Illinois trick-or-treaters put the final touches on their Halloween costumes, parents should pay heed to a few tips to ensure their children have a safe trip into the night. Send children in groups accompanied by an adult or older child who can keep an eye on them from the street or yard and steer them away from the homes of strangers. Go only to homes that have porch lights on. Those that don't probably don't want visitors. Make sure no goodies are eaten until they are examined back at home. If there is a doubt McLean County. Normal, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Other events: "Treat Feast," 5-6:30 p.m. Monday. Merchants, from Kent's Crossing to the Alamo along North Street, will greet trick-or-treaters. Free parking at Julian Hall. Pumpkin decorating 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at community room of Normal Public Library; materials to carve jack-o-lanterns provided to parents if carving pumpkin as a family. Bring your own pumpkin. "Spook Spectacular," 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, College Hills Mall. Carnival games, costume judging contest beginning at 6 p.m. for infants to 2 years old, 3-6; 7-12; 13-17 and family. Candy and prizes to all children. Central Illinois Atlanta: 5:30-8 p.m. Blackstone: Community Halloween party 6:30 p.m. Sunday in fellowship room of Blackstone United Methodist Church. Hayrack rides and wiener roast will precede the party, which will feature a ghost walk and games. Cissna Park: 4-7 p.m. Clinton: no hours set. Deer Creek: 6-8 p.m. DeLand: 6-9 p.m. Also, Halloween party for kind-ergarteen through fifth grade students at 10 a.m. Saturday at DeLand Carnegie Library. Dwight: 4-8 p.m. Emden: 5-8 p.m. Eureka: 5-8 p.m. Farmer City: 6-9 p.m. Flanagan: 4-8 p.m. Also, Halloween party for preschoolers, sponsored by PTO, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at school's west gym. Forrest: 4-7 p.m. Gibson City: 4-7 p.m. Also, Halloween story hour, using puppets, 3:30-4 pm. Monday at Moyer Library. Hartsburg: 6-8 p.m. .Monday and Tuesday. , Heyworth: 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Also, Halloween parade begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Hopedale: 5-8 p.m. Kenney: Family Halloween Party, sponsored by the Kenney Civic League, from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Tun- about whether something has been tampered with, determine where it was given and contact police. Never allow a child to trick-or-treat alone, or go to the home of a stranger. Costumes should be highly visible and flame-resistant. Parents should attach reflective tape or stickers to the costumes to make them more visible to motorists. Safety experts also say face makeup should be worn, rather than masks, which can impede visibility. Have at least one member of The PantgraphLORI ANN COOK bridge Town Hall; music, costume judging, penny carnival, juggling show and draft horse wagon rides around town. Also, a dance from 9 to 11 p.m at the hall. A $1 donation will be accepted at the door. LeRoy: 6-9 p.m. Also Kiwanis Halloween parade beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Park and ending at high school; Jaycees' Haunted House 7 to 10 p.m. today through Monday at old marina building, 119 W. Chestnut St; and party for preschoolers through sixth grade at both gyms at high school 6-7:45 p.m. Tuesday, sponsored by Community Action Reaches Everyone. ' Lexington: 5-8 p.m. Also, city sponsoring annual Halloween parade with registration beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday. Parade will proceed from the city park down Main Street beginning at 3 p.m. Tuesday with party following at Jay-cee Hall. Volunteers for costume judging contest needed. Lincoln: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Minonk: 6-8:30 p.m. Monticello: Ghost train, 7-9:30 p.m. today through Tuesday, with special matinee for children, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, at Monticello Railway Museum off Interstate 72. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children ages 6 to 12. Morton: no hours set. Mount Pulaski: 5-9 p.m. Odell: 4:30-7 p.m. Paxton: 5-8 p.m.. Also, community parade begins at 4 p.m. Tuesday on Market Street. Pontiac: 4-8 p.m. Candy can be screened at Saint James Hospital from 4 to 9 p.m. or at Pontiac Correctional Center from 4 to 9:30 p.m. Saybrook: 5:30-7 p.m. Sibley: 5-8 p.m. Also, Halloween parade beginning at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Melvin-Sibley Elementary School; will be in the gym in case of bad weather. Stanford: 6-8 p.m. Streator: 5-8 p.m. Thawville: 4-7 p.m. Tremont: 5-8 p.m. Free trick-or-treat bags available at Tremont Village Hall. Wapella: Community Haunted House, 7-9 p.m. today and Saturday at Wapella High School. Washington: no hours set. hints the group carry a flashlight or light stick. Smaller children who are in a group should have their names, addresses and phone numbers on a note pinned to the inside of their costumes in the event they become separated from the others. Always cross streets at intersections. Those giving treats should offer only food items that have been factory prepared and sealed. If fruit, cake, candy apples or other goodies are given, attach a slip of paper bearing your name and address. HORRORS From CI dispatched his victims by surgically removing a portion of their brain (the leanest, tastiest cut, of course). To disguise himself during his dining expeditions, he invented a new grooming product synthetic flesh by Max Factor which he generously slathered over his regular face to create a decidedly irregular one. Great for acne, too. Best Pro-Choice Monster Movie In David Cronenberg's 1986 remake of 'The Fly," Geena Davis has physical relations witty a scientist (Jeff Goldblum) whose genes have accidentally been spliced with those of a housefly. In the film's most talked-about scene, she dreams that she gives birth to a giant fly larvae. To heck with the milk bottle, Where's the swatter? Second Best Pro-Choice Monster Movie "Village of the Damned" (1960) told the tale of a group of mothers who become pregnant sans physical relations, even with Jeff Goldblum. The resulting offspring had glowering eyes, blonde hair and no emotions. Sound like what you have huddled around the tube watching "Club MTV" right now? Best Scene of Domestic Violence in a Monster Movie In 1958's "Attack of the 50-Foot Woman," Allison Hayes plays a Theaters, television scare up their share of Halloween horrors By DAN CRAFT Pantagraph film critic There will be no dearth of horrific doings on local cinema and television screens between now and Halloween. Following is a guide to what's available: - Theatrical films offering seasonal scares include the fifth "Halloween" entry, "Haljoween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers" (see review on page 3), and the opening today of veteran horror director Wes ("Last House on the Left") Craven's latest shocker, titled, strangely enough, "Shocker." It's about an electrocuted killer on the comeback trail. Illinois State University's Student Center Board Film Society has scheduled Ridley Scott'a 1979 horror movie in science-fictjun clothing, "Alien," in the Bone . Student Center Ballroom at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Monday. And ISU's Capen Cinema has a trio of contemporary favorites on tap at 7 and 10 tonight ("The Shining"), Saturday ("It's Alive") and Tuesday ("The Exorcist"). Television-wise, the options are nearly endless. Today: Offerings include the original 1978 version of "Halloween" with Jamie Lee Curtis (7 p.m., Ch. 32) and the 1959 remake of "The Mummy" with Peter Cushine and Christopher Lee 111 p.m., Ch. 7). The totally unrelated 1982 seauel to "Halloween," "Halloween III: Season of the Witch" airs at 8 p.m. on Ch. 55, while the critically praised 1987 thriller about the world's worst father figure, "The Stepfather," is slated for 11:30 p.m. on Ch. 9. On Cinemax, it's "The Shining" at 8 p.m. Saturday: The classic 1951 orie- inal version of "The Thing" airs at 1:50 a.m. on Ch. 7, while HBO has Half a Rack of Get our charbroiled BBQ just $8.95.' You get a delicious platter loaded with a Half Kack of Baby Back Kibs Baked Beans or French just $8.95! . woman who has a close encounter with a UFO, which causes her to enlarge to the titular specifications. With her increased dimensions leading to certain logistical problems in the marriage, hubby begins to step out at night with a roadhouse floozie. Imagine their surprise when the not-so-little-lady shows up at the roadhouse and puts her foot down. Literally. The Julia Child Excellence in Horror Movie Cuisine Award It goes to Vincent Price, in his finest performance as hammy Shakespearean actor Edward Lionheart in 1973 s "Theater of Blood." Denied the critics' award he thinks he earned, Lionheart embarks on an elaborate revenge crusade against the reviewers. On behalf of one of them, a gourmet and dog lover played by Robert Morley, he impersonates a French chef who prepares a tasty new dish. After the critic pronounces it "superb," Lionheart reveals the main ingredients: the critic's beloved pet poodles, Fiffi and Mimi. Best Display of Splatter Movie Sportsmanship In the third entry in George Romero's "Night of the Living Dead" trilogy, 1985's "Day of the Dead," two of the flesh-eating zombies engage in a game of tug-of-war using the entrails of their latest victim. Best Socially Redeeming Moment in a Socially Unredeeming the vampiric "The Lost Boys," at 2:45 a.m. Ch. 32 has back-to-back-to-back horror spoofs: "Munster Go Home" (1 p.m.), "The Munsters' Revenge" (3 p.m.) and "Haunted Honeymoon" (5 p.m.). And "Halloween III: Season of the Witch" reappears via Ch. 19 at 11:30 p.m. For Halloween masochists, there's "Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter" at 10:30 p.m. on Ch. 7. And for goremongers, Cinemax airs "Slumber Party Massacre II" at 10:50 p.m. Finally, a contemporary genre classic, "Carrie," at midnight on Ch. 55. Sunday: At 12:21 a.m. Ch. 7 offers Roger Corman's superior 1964 adaptation of "Masque of the Red Death," with Vincent Price in one of his greatest roles. "The Demon Murder Case" is solved at 1 a.m. on Ch. 25, while Cinemax airs "Return of the Living Dead Part 2" at 1:55 a.m. Australian werewolves run amok in 1987's "The Howling III" at 1 p.m. on HBO. At 11:30 p.m. on Ch. 9, werewolves of a different extraction invade New York in 1981's "Wolfen," starring Albert Finney. Monday: WTBS has an all-day horrorfest scheduled, beginning at 9:05 a.m. with 1970s lively full-length edition of TV's Gothic soap "Dark Shadows," "House of Dark Shadows," followed at 12:05 p.m. by 1966's "Chamber of Horrors," featuring Patrick O'Neal in the kind of role usually reserved for Vincent Price. At 7:05 p.m. it's "Poltergeist," then the 1972 TV-movie "Gargoyles" (9:30 p.m.), starring the late Cornel Wilde in one of his last roles. At 9 p.m. on Ch. 47, Boris Karloff and Jack Nicholson (!) team up for the legendary 1963 quickie, "The Terror." Meanwhile, Ch. 9 gives "Chamber of Horrors" another stab at 11:30 p.m. And at midnight on t'h. 43, David Niven camps it up as "Old Dracula." Baby Back Ribs and Half Ribs and Chicken Dinner for and Half a BBQ Chicken plus I JMITtiVI Fries and Cole Slaw, all for 1 JAJq (food AND drink 1 305 W. VETERAN'S PARKWAY BLOOMINGTON 663-6423 "Friday the 13th" Movie It happens in this year's installment "Friday the 13th, Part VIII: Jason' Takes Manhattan." While taking a midnight stroll through Times Square, hockey-masked hatchet man Jason approaches a group of skinhead punks. Instead of doing his usual hack-and-slash job on them, he does it on their fully-activated boom box. Atta boy, Ja-son. Best Reconcilation of Irreconcilable Differences The winner is Frankenstein's monster (Boris Karloff) in 1935's "The Bride of Frankenstein." When he finally meets his new spouse in the film's climactic scene, the Mrs. (Elsa Lanchester) takes one baleful look at him and screams her head off. Understandably disenchanted, the bridegroom growls, "We belong dead," pulls a lever and blows the couple to smithereens. No lawyers, no alimony, no Monster vs. Monster. Best Basement Rec Room in a Horror Movie It was built by Bela Lugosi on behalf of 1935's "The Raven," in which he played a brilliant surgeon with an Edgar Allen Poe complex. Instead of wood paneling, a pool table and bar, Bela equips his basement recreation room with his own Poe-inspired torture chamber, including push-button pit and pendulum, and room with contracting walls. Quoth his party guests, "Never- On Cinemax, another all-day shockfest begins at 11:30 a.m. with the little seen 1944 thriller "Cry of the Werewolf," followed at 12:30 p.m. by another vintage horror, 1956's "The Werewolf." Then it's back to the '80s for seven in a row: "My Best Friend is a Vampire" (2 p.m.), "Poltergeist II" (3:30 p.m.), "Poltergeist 111" (5 p.m.), "Pump-kinhead" (7 p.m.), "Waxwork" (8:30 p.m.), "The Shining" (10:30 p.m.) and "They Live" (1 a.m. Tuesday). Tuesday: All Hallow's Eve begins on Ch. 9 at 3 a.m. with 1974 s "From Beyond the Grave" with genre vets Peter Cushing and Donald Pleasance. On WTBS, there's an-all day festival, beginning at 9:05 a.m. with two TV-movies, "This House Possessed" and "Dark Night of the Scarecrow" (12:05 p.m.). A pair of spoofs is next: "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" with Don Knotts (7:05 p.m.) and "Munster Go Home" (9:05 p.m.). Then it's back to business: 1983's "One Dark Night" (11:05 p.m.) and 1978's "Death Moon" (1:05 a.m. Wednesday), about an American werewolf in Hawaii. On Ch. 9, Fred Astaire and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. are among the veteran stars of 1981's "Ghost Story" (7 p.m.), while Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee square off again in "Dracula A.D. 1972" (11:30 p.m.). Cushing and Lee also ' team up in the five-part 1965 thriller, "Dr. Terror's House of Horrors," at 10:30 p.m. on Ch. 12. At 8 p.m. on Ch. 55, Jamie Lee Curtis returns in "Halloween 2," and at 11:25 p.m. on HBO, the Evil Dead do, too, in "The Evil Dead 2," followed by "Hellraiser II" at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday. USA's Halloween line-up begins at 8 p.m. with David Carradine in "Tricks or Treats," then continues in the wee hours Wednesday with Frankie Avalon in "Blood Song" (12:30 a.m.) and Peter Cushing in "The Blood Beast Terror." a BBQ Chicken TfPWv Vi V

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