The Five People You'll Run Into When Home for the Holidays

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You're bound to see these five people home for the holidays
With the holidays approaching, these things are certain: Someone in the office will begin playing the Mariah Carey Christmas station on Pandora today, Black Friday deals will assault you via airwaves and billboards, and you will undeniably run into the following five people if you head home for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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The Ten Best Geek Events in Denver in November

Categories: Events, Lists

Bub awaits you at the end of November.
Give thanks for being a geek. Even though October's bounty of geek goodness is behind us, November brings a cornucopia of its own, stuffed with much more than just turkey and Mystery Science Theater 3000 reruns. Here, in chronological order, are Denver's ten best geek events in November.

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Eight Great Local Shops For Last-Minute Halloween Costumes and Accessories

Scott Lentz for Westword.
Halloween is just around the corner, and while many a party-goer has spent months carefully crafting the perfect costume, the rest of us are still scrounging for ideas. But when that dream look finally hits, where do you go to get the best wigs, capes, feather boas and play knives before October 31? Here's a list of the best locally-owned spots around town to find everything you need for a spooky, sexy, gory or goofy get-up. (And don't forget to check out Westword's lists of the best adults-only parties and family-friendly gatherings happening throughout this Halloween week where you can wear said costume!)

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Ten Top Day of the Dead Celebrations in Denver This Week

Kyle Huninghake for Westword.
The Día de los Muertos celebration at Pirate: Contemporary Art is a Denver tradition.
History, art, culture and tradition come together in Día de los Muertos, which will go down throughout the upcoming weekend. From gallery gatherings and family-friendly celebrations to cultural workshops and cocktail parties, Day of the Dead attracts city-wide attention across multiple days of great events and celebrations. You can find them all in our online Westword calendar, but here are our top ten ways to celebrate this spirited holiday.

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Five Halloween Movies to Watch with Your Kids

Hocus Pocus has all the elements that make the perfect Halloween movie.

For kids, there's nothing better than Halloween. You get to fulfill your wildest fantasies, explore your darkest fears and get a bag of free candy. It's a time before adulthood beats the magic and wonder out of you, a time when you can still believe there's something more out there. These five movies capture that wonder -- and make you jump -- and, even as an adult, they may be able to help you forget your cynicism for a while.

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Five Great Zombie Events in Denver in October

It's October in Denver and that means zombies -- lots and lots of zombies. From zombie crawls filling the mall to sexy zombies strutting their stuff, there's no shortage of weird, wild and fun ways to celebrate your love of the walking dead. To help make sure you don't miss any of them, or maybe to help you choose that one perfect undead-themed destination, we've compiled this list of Denver's five best zombie events for the month, presented in chronological order for easy planning purposes.

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Eight Denver-Inspired Costumes to Rock This Halloween

Categories: Halloween, Lists

Scare your friends and dress as the blue demon horse that welcomes guests to Denver.

When choosing a costume, creativity is key, especially if you want to avoid cliché pop culture choices or the same old traditional options. This Halloween, why not look for inspiration around our great city, with its never-ending stream of colorful characters, iconic symbols and inside jokes? Here are some suggestions for Denver-inspired costumes.

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Five Scary Documentaries That Will Give You Nightmares

Categories: Film and TV, Lists

Cropsey follows the real-life boogieman who terrorized Staten Island.
"Based on a true story" are the scariest words that can appear in a horror movie. While Freddie and Jason may haunt our nightmares, there are real monsters that walk among us. That's why documentaries that tell true, terrifying tales can be more frightening than fiction. Here are our five favorite scary documentaries.

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Ten Pumpkin Patches and Festivals to Carve Into Your Colorado Calendar

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Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin muffins and delicious pumpkin pies: 'Tis the season for all things pumpkin. And what better way to celebrate our Bronco-colored Colorado bounty than harvesting your very own gourd? There are family-friendly pumpkin patches along the Front Range, as well as feel-good fall festivals. Here are ten that you should carve into your fall October calendar.

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The Fly and Four More Horror Film Remakes That Don't Suck

Categories: Film and TV, Lists

Your remake sucks! But mine is sweet.
Remakes are always dicey business, and horror remakes seem to be especially awful, despite -- or perhaps because of -- their ubiquity. Still, not every horror film remake is a total shit show. Every once in a while, one manages not to embarrass itself -- or even the film being remade. And once in a blue moon, the filmmaker manages to even exceed the original. One of those rare examples -- David Cronenberg's remake of The Fly -- is showing at Crash 45 tonight as part of Theresa Mercado's Cruel Autumn series. In honor of this auspicious occasion, here's our list of five remakes, The Fly included, that stand as fine films in their own right.

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