Five Halloween Movies to Watch with Your Kids

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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

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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

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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.

See also: The 50 best Denver costumes of 2014 (so far)

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Five Scary Documentaries That Will Give You Nightmares

Categories: Film and TV, Lists

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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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Nine Favorite Family-Friendly Corn Mazes in Colorado


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

Categories: Film and TV, Lists

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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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Nine Favorite Family-Friendly Corn Mazes in Colorado

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Sometimes you have to lose yourself to find yourself, and in an era of 24/7 intel there's something especially indulgent about spending a blustery autumn day with family and friends, wasting time while wandering through a humungous corn maze. Turn off your iPhone, grab your favorite sweater and get lost in one of our nine favorite family-friendly mazes.

See also: Ten Top Places to Pick Pumpkins, Apples and Enjoy Fall's Bounty in Colorado

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Five Places to Catch Fall Colors in Colorado

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The view at Crested Butte yesterday.
Nothing says fall in Colorado like the changing colors -- and the show isn't over yet. If you somehow missed the traffic jam of last Saturday's leaf peepers heading up I-70, it's not too late to catch some color. Here are five spots you should still be able to fall into fall.

See also: The Ten Best Movie Events in Denver in October



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Five Cult Movies That Will Scare You Silly

Categories: Film and TV, Lists

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The Evil Dead mixes humor and gore.
The best scary movies are not necessarily the ones with superb acting or cutting-edge special effects. You don't need Alfred Hitchcock or Wes Craven -- or even a big budget -- to get scared silly. The best scary movies are sometimes strange and sometimes campy, with a dark sense of humor. Here are our five favorite scary cult classics.

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The Ten Best Comedy Events in Denver in October

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October is a month for costumed ghouls and seasonal melancholy. As the autumnal leaves drift wanly into the dampened streets and crumble under the indifferent feet of passersby, many listless Denverites may find themselves in dire need of a laugh. Fortunately, this month promises a bountiful giggle harvest from Denver's comedy crops, with the return of some of our most creative local showcases, laudable fundraising efforts, and visits from comic luminaries drifting into town on the tide of nostalgia for decades long past. Though the confluence of sporting seasons means fiercer competition for the wandering attention of local entertainment-seekers, comedy is bringing its A-Game to town this month. Here are our ten best comedy events for October, now in chronological order.

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