Hip hop team develops Halloween themed show

[Image courtesy of Kathryn McTyre from the SBU Hip Hop Facebook page]

By Kelly Haberstroh

The SBU Hip Hop team collaborated with ASIA and LASO to host a Halloween themed show on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.

Peter Bertoldo, Emily Flynn and Meaghan Tederous came up with the theme and name for the event because they wanted to make each dance representative of a classic Halloween television show or movie.

The three had thrown around a lot of ideas for iconic Halloween films and decided on a select few. They all thought the name, “Halloween Through Your Screen,” would match the concept well and decided to show a trailer for each film depicted prior to the dances.

Continue reading “Hip hop team develops Halloween themed show”

Top 10 Halloween Movies sure to Spook You

By Emmy Kolbe

Halloween is approaching, and October is the perfect time of year to enjoy a good scary movie.  The following are the Top 10 scariest movies for you to scream about this fall:


10. The Conjuring: This 2013 release dives into the paranormal world and gives watchers a reason to be afraid of the dark.  It focuses on the                  possession of a woman, a popular topic among horror films lately, but uses clever dynamics to convey fear upon the audience.




  1. The Rite: This film takes place inVatican City, Rome, and follows a young man who is working on becoming a priest.  He learns of the nature of exorcisms, and, of course, is faced with the responsibility of performing one in order to relieve a demonic possession.  The movie is scary due to the relationship between exorcisms and religion and leaves the audience in a thought-provoking mood.







  1. The Uninvited: A remake of the South Korean horror film, A Tale of Two Sisters, this psychological thriller will have you on the edge of your seat throughout the movie.  It’s both entertaining and disturbing and features a plot twist at the end that will have your mind spinning as the credits are rolling.





  1. Halloween: A classic horror film, especially fitting for this time of year, remains as one of the greatest.  It follows the infamous Michael Myers as he stalks a high school student on Halloween. The film is noted for its absence of gore and gruesome violence. Still, Halloween has a mood that makes it both enjoyable and nerve-wrecking.





  1. Sinister: A crime writer moves into a house where a family had previously been murdered and finds himself in danger when he uncovers snuff films in the house’s attic.  The movie is worth watching for its dense and mystery-like plot.  The film has some violent and gruesome scenesthat make it hard to watch at times, but it’s definitely worth it.





  1. Insidious: This movie elicits fear just from its clever use of Tiny Tim’s strange song, “Tiptoe Through the Tulips,” paired with the prancing of demons throughout the main characters’ house.  The movie explores the use of demons and possession in dreams, which differs from other movies of the same subject.





  1. The Woman in Black: Daniel Radcliffe’s performance is reason enough to watch this.  The storyline is brilliant, the acting is awesome, and the movie itself is dark and bleak, as a horror film should be.





  1. 1408: Based on the short story by Stephen King, this movie follows a writer in a haunted hotel room, who experiences unfortunate occurrences in his one night stay.  It’s one of those confusing movies where you don’t really understand what happened — even when it’s over.  Even with the uncertainty, the movie is wonderful and should be seen by any horror fan.





  1. The Shining: One of King’s most praised works, and one of the greatest scary movies of all time.  The movie does not feature a lot of blood and violence, but finds its own classic ways to scare the audience and mess with their minds.





  1. Orphan: Not only is the acting amazing, but the storyline and action-filled plot twist keep your heart racing for a full two hours. This psychological thriller is sure to become a classic.



Trending Halloween Costumes for 2014

By Alexandria Acacia

October is finally here, which means it is time to start thinking about Halloween costumes! Most people like dress up as characters from a show, cartoons, or inanimate objects.Whether you want to dress up as a group or go solo, here are some awesome costume ideas.

For a group of people, almost any costume idea is acceptable. For instance, shows such as Orange is the New Black or American Horror Story appeal to many — and they can easily be imitated. Each person can pick a character that exemplifies them. If you are going for something more comedic, the Sun Drop Girls is a good choice.


For couples, costume ideas can come from famous couples or themes. A recent trend coming up is rittney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s iconic denim duo from the early 2000s. For inanimate objects, puns or things that go together in suit, such as a cop and a doughnut, a cereal killer, or a chick magnet. Most costumes can be found in stores, but they can also be made from normal clothing.

Image                                              Image

For people who are dressing alone, more popular and well-known people or things should be considered. Famous people are easy to imitate because they each have their own style, which can be mimicked using clothing and props like Pharrell Williams and his iconic hat, or Ariana Grande’s high ponytail. Flo from Progressive or the 6 Flags elder are other people who have been seen by everyone, and easy to portray.