Stories tagged: Halloween
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Trump’s tweets seen as unlikely to slow New York terror case
The suspect in the deadly New York City truck rampage was inspired by the Islamic State group’s online videos and plotted his attack for two months, renting a truck ahead …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 9:48 a.m.
Stars celebrate Halloween with costume cavalcade
Heidi Klum morphed into a Michael Jackson-style werewolf, Neil Patrick Harris masqueraded as a carnival barker and singer Cardi B transformed into Disney villain Cruella de Vil as Hollywood kept …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Halloween pranksters grease streetcar tracks, overturn outhouses
A “continuous string of Halloween complaints” flooded into Spokane police headquarters. One of the most common — and most serious — offenses was “greasing car tracks.” Boys smeared grease on …
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 5:45 a.m.
Deeply creepy: South Hill home leaves families spooked
While some homeowners are more skeptical than others, the last three families to occupy a South Hill home since 1999 have reported some semblance of the supernatural.
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 7:38 a.m.
Adorableness defined: Annual Halloween coloring contest reveals some real winners
368 youngsters brought joy to the newsroom with their colorful holiday creations.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
Then and Now: After haunting by ‘huge, gray bat,’ mob ransacks north Spokane home
The year was 1930, scarce days before Halloween, and curiosity whirled about the house at 29 East Lacrosse Ave.
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 12:51 p.m.
‘SNL’ goes all in on David S. Pumpkins for Halloween
“Saturday Night Live” didn’t air a regular episode this weekend, instead opting to re-air old Halloween sketches and a half-hour animated David S. Pumpkins special that answered no one’s questions.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 7:37 p.m.
Haunted house Kings change theme each year
Each year, relatives transform Kevin King’s home north of Mead into a different haunted attraction. The current theme is the King Family Theater of Terror, inviting visitors to watch two …
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
Weathercatch: Halloween trickeries, from fog to freezing
When it comes to Halloween weather conditions, Mother Nature has handed us plenty of tricks in the Inland Northwest.
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
A bright (and animated) Halloween night with Michael Jackson
The story unfolds in a familiar Halloween setting: a haunted mansion. A couple of teens, Vincent and Victoria, are by chance drawn into this mysterious manor on Halloween night. There …
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Beirut disaster, Oct. 25, 1983
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
A scary box office weekend for everyone but Tyler Perry
It was a spooky weekend at the box office for nearly everyone but Tyler Perry.
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017
Terror close to home: Post Falls Lions Haunted House has provided frights for 41 years
It was a shade before midnight Friday, as a dozen Post Falls Lions Club members sipped Kokanee around a table inside a wooden workshop.
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
New Orleans museum Halloween tour highlights the macabre
Talk about spooky: a Halloween-themed tour of New Orleans’ grisly history opens next week and it’s not for the squeamish.
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
Clowning around with Halloween decor
Films , TV shows and stories, including the current hits “It” and “American Horror Story,” have long imagined a dark side to circuses and side shows. No surprise then that …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Front Porch: Pumpkin purist fights white pumpkin trend
Halloween and fall decor comes out with bats, witches, spider webs and jack-o’-lanterns appearing on porches and lawns. But the past few years I’ve noticed a rather alarming trend – …
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
Jennifer Lawrence as a picnic table? Celebs and Halloween
When it comes to Halloween, you’re either a hardcore fan or not so much. You can go ahead and count Dua Lipa in, along with other celebrities who shared their …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Zombies to pop culture icons top Halloween favs for Spokane costume shops
What’s popular in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene this Halloween? You’ll likely see zombies, scary political figures, and the latest pop-culture characters.
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017
Blood, brains and buckets of fun: Get ready for Scarywood 2017
ATHOL – Scarywood special effects director Chris Russell stood up on the balls of his feet Thursday as he layered makeup on a 7-foot, 350-pound zombie. Prepping the final dress …
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Supreme Court throws out sentences in Halloween robbery case
The Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday threw out the lengthy sentences of two men who were teenagers when they used a revolver to steal candy and cellphones on Halloween …
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016
100 years ago today in Spokane: Girl shot by Halloween pranksters
Halloween prank complaints were “relatively few,” said the paper — yet “relatively” was the operative word, and several “pranks” were shockingly serious.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016
Here’s what some prominent Inland Northwest residents give to trick-or-treaters
For many people, Halloween candy is personal. You buy your favorite – or you buy your least favorite, so you aren’t tempted to eat it.
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 2:14 p.m.
Collaboration, costumes nab Civic Theatre’s Kearney Jordan a nomination for arts award
Kearney Jordan is one of nearly 25 nominees for the Spokane Arts Heroes awards, which will be announced in a ceremony Nov. 5. She runs the Spokane Civic Theatre’s costume …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 11 a.m.
Campbell House boosts spook factor for Halloween
The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture will capitalize on the house’s natural spookiness by hosting a family-friendly open house Monday for the second year.
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 7 p.m.
Halloween fans go all in on the holiday
Drive through some of Spokane’s residential neighborhoods and you’re sure to see at least a couple of “those houses” – where the budget for Halloween decorations may be the highest …
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016
Weathercatch: Unruly Halloween weather, past and present
Last Halloween, whether you ventured outside to attend a party or your little ones strolled house to house, you may remember superhero capes flapping in the wind and Harry Potter …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, noon
Meals for monsters
Just in time for Halloween, ‘The Monster’s Cookbook’ offers ghoulish recipes to satisfy your sweet fang
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 3:11 p.m.
Choke hazard prompts Target recall of 127K Halloween window decorations
Target is recalling about 127,000 decorative Halloween gel window “clings” because they pose a choking hazard to children.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 10 p.m.
Murder most foul - and fun - in Coeur d’Alene
The typical fairy tale ending gets thrown by the wayside at Coeur d’Alene Murder Mystery Theatre’s “Fairy Tale Murder Show,” a murder mystery show just in time for Halloween.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
Seeking Halloween haunts for online map
Visit our Halloween haunts map at www.spokesman.com/maps/halloween-haunts/ and enter the coordinates in our mapping program. If you have a specific address, great. If you only know cross streets, that’ll work, …