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Variety of Tricks and Treats Invade Wayne State Campus for Halloween

Published: 10-16-2012 1:45 pm

WSC Drama Club Presents Haunted Trail, Oct. 28-31

The WSC Drama Club will present The Haunted Trail from 9:30 p.m. to midnight Oct. 28-31. Tours begin in the Peterson Fine Arts Building lobby.

Centered on a completely outdoor venue, this venture into the haunted realm of mythical and legendary monsters is filled with folklore terrors mixed with horrors from your worst nightmares. Get the feeling you're being watched? You probably are … by a creature worse than you can imagine. Come try to tame your fears at the WSC Haunted Trail.

The Ghost Tour is a walking tour that features the haunted locations across the Wayne State campus. Have you heard the haunted history of your school? Come hear the tales of the haunts that roam the campus. This is a great tour for the paranormal enthusiast.

Prices: $3 for either the Ghost Tour or the Haunted Trail, $5 for combo tour. Group discounts are available on groups of eight or more (must present all members at time of purchase), with a 12 person group maximum.

Zombies Shuffling Their Way to Wayne America!

The inaugural Zombie Walk is rising for the apocalypse on Saturday, Oct. 27. The undead outbreak will be born in the Atrium of the Wayne State College Student Center in preparation for a total citywide takeover. Participants in the Zombie Walk will gather from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. playing games and having their makeup done. At approximately 5 p.m. the zombies will line up for a slow-paced shuffle through the WSC campus and then make their way to downtown Wayne.

Participants can arrive dressed as zombies (or perhaps zombie hunters) or take advantage of the $5 per person "Zombifying Stations" provided by the WSC Sci Fi & Fantasy Club to be made up as a zombie.

There are books, movies, and a strong pop-culture movement (based on a prolific subgenre of apocalyptic fiction in countless zombie-related media) that embrace the concept of a "Zombie Apocalypse," an event leading to the breakdown of society as a result of an initial zombie outbreak that spreads across the country. The CDC and Homeland Security/FEMA firmly deny the existence of zombies even though they have used the concept of Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness as a vehicle to promote disaster preparedness. Surely the government knows what they are talking about, don't they?

After the walk, zombies, victims, and bystanders will retire to the back room of the Max for a social gathering and a contest (categories and prizes to be announced).

The Zombie Walk is family friendly event, so if you're not walking be sure to bring your loved ones to participate as spectators. There is no admission fee and all interested in being a zombie are welcome.

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International "Scarefest" Puts Some “Bump in the Night”

The WSC International Club will present an evening of stories about the things that go "bump in the night" from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Cottonwood Room of the Student Center.

Come learn what stories other cultures grew up with, and share your "scary" traditions and stories from around the world!

Scream-o-Grams for That Special Someone in Your Life

Halloween is a favorite event for many, and a variety of methods are used to celebrate. What better way than to send a Scream-o-Gram? For $3 you can purchase a card with a piece of candy attached and have it delivered to someone by a Sci Fi Club member in costume. There will be 11 different characters to choose from, including a zombie and a Necromancer with a truly creepy smile!

Sales begin in the lobby outside of the upper cafeteria Oct. 17-19, and delivery/sales continue Oct. 22-26, culminating with the Zombie Walk on Oct. 27.


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