Halloween

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Lake Effect On-Site normally is about getting out into the community and taking a deep dive into a specific area of Milwaukee. But at a time when gathering together can be dangerous, there are still ways to celebrate the many things that our community has to offer.

So, the On-Site series moved off-site to celebrate one of our favorite holidays: Halloween.

Watch the full Lake Effect Off-Site: Halloween Edition below.

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With the pandemic impacting what would have been a season of new thrilling releases, this year is a great time to revisit your favorite Halloween films. From the classics like Hocus Pocus, The Exorcist or the Scream franchise, there are plenty of movies available to stream at home.

Ryan Jay, Lake Effect's film contributor, shares some of his top movie picks to watch this Halloween:

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As the leaves fall and the air grows crisper, people all over Milwaukee are getting in the Halloween spirit. This year, the way we celebrate All Hallows’ Eve is going to look different. One way to celebrate safely during the coronavirus pandemic is to seek out one of the many outdoor areas in Milwaukee that claim to be haunted.

Essay: Fred and Me

Oct 30, 2014
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Although some towns in the area have already celebrated their Halloween, tomorrow marks the actual all hallows eve. 

Stephanie Lecci

It seems like a pretty normal Halloween scene: Pastor Jason Reed of the Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beloit is about to hand candy out to a couple of princesses.

Michelle Maternowski/WUWM

2014 Update: This Wauwatosa home is up for sale and not decorated this year.

Original story from 2013: Every Halloween, one home in the Washington Highlands neighborhood of Wauwatosa stands out as a truly "haunted house.”

Paul McComas

Rather than idolizing superheroes, for writers Paul McComas and Greg Starrett, it was the characters that populated Universal Picture's creature features of the 1930s and '40s that caught their imaginations.

Essay: What Makes a True Haunted House

Oct 28, 2013
Sean MacEntee

We’re just a few days out from All Hallow’s Eve – Halloween is Thursday, and frightening opportunities abound.  Count Lake Effect essayist Liam Callanan as not all that excited.

Michelle Maternowski

Do you have an exceptionally spooky house in your neighborhood?