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Treats, Not Tricks

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English: The pumpkin patch fills up during the Autumn days leading up to Halloween. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Halloween is the time when we no longer escape from what frightens us, but escape to it.

One such place to pursue some creepy good fun is the Northern Colorado Corn Maze. As you wander your way out of the 15-acre labyrinth, blinded by alternating patches of darkness and strobe lights, costumed actors emerge from the shadows in order to frighten you.

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Oct. 31 is your last chance to explore this attraction until next season. From dusk (approximately 7 p.m.) to 10 p.m. every night, the haunted maze takes place, with general admission costing $16. The maze is located southeast of I-25 and Prospect Road, at 2318 S. County Road 5.

Another way to celebrate Halloween is to watch a scary movie in a nearby theater. This year is a unique opportunity to see “Carrie,” an adaptation of the debut novel by iconic American horror writer, Stephen King.

It is also a remake of the 1970s horror genre classic adapted to film from the same book. Carmike 10 sells tickets for $6.75 to students with IDs. Tonight’s show times for “Carrie” are 4:20, 7:15, and 9:55, at 3636 Manhattan Ave.

This Halloween can be frightening for somebody on a college student’s budget, but it does not have to be. A variety of local thrift shops provide a wide selection of Halloween apparel and accessories as diverse as the individuals who wish to express themselves as cheap without being cheap.

ARC Thrift Store, a Colorado-owned and operated nonprofit which donates their revenue to the developmentally and intellectually disabled, offers a wide range of these products at 106 Foothills Parkway. They sell robes, wigs and anything to satisfy your costume needs.

Or, if the thought of going out horrifies you and you would like to enjoy a quiet night at home giving away candy to trick-or-treaters, draw them to your doorstep with a jack-o-lantern on your porch and impress your neighbors at the same time.

A pumpkin carving kit can be replaced with common household objects such as a permanent marker to outline the features, a butcher knife to carve them, an ice cream scoop to remove the seeds from within and a small candle to light inside the hollowed final product.

The pumpkin seeds also make for tasty baking if washed and salted. Spooky’s Pumpkin Patch markets affordable pumpkins for less than $5 at 3050 S. College Ave., next to ARC Thrift Store.

Halloween is an annual event set aside to celebrate adrenaline rushes and fearlessness on a budget. It is more than just a holiday, it is a lifestyle.

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Collegian Entertainment Reporter Hunter Goddard can be reached at news@collegian.com.

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