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Why Do We Love To Be Scared?

Oct. 30, 2014
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Halloween is big business. In addition to people spending millions on costumes, decorations and candy, 35 million people are estimated to attend some kind of haunted attraction. But if you think Disney Haunted Mansion is typical of what’s available, think again.

San Diego's McKamey Manor Takes Haunting To Extremes

Oct. 24, 2014
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A new trend in extreme haunts offers people the chance to have the “victim experience” and be made a participant in your own horror movie for up to eight hours. San Diego is home to McKamey Manor, one of the top-rated extreme haunts in the nation.

Zombies Versus Real Science: Which Is Scarier?

Oct. 17, 2014
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Zombies are reanimated corpses that crave human flesh. But is that scarier than the real disorders that can affect the human brain?

UCSD Professor Uses Zombies To Teach About Neuroscience

Oct. 8, 2014
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There's no escaping zombies. They've infected every corner of pop culture and more recently have been shambling into academia. Professor Bradley Voytek combines the living dead and neuroscience in his new book.

East County Filmmaker Makes Bid For Sundance

Oct. 6, 2014
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San Diego filmmakers have a good track record being seen at the Sundance Festival. SDSU grad Destin Cretton scored with two of his films. Now East County resident Jesse Keller hopes his "Thane of East County" will also make the cut.

'Gone Girl' Is Perfect First Date Movie — Well Sort Of

Oct. 3, 2014
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“Gone Girl” (opening Oct. 3 throughout San Diego) was a New York Times bestseller before author Gillian Flynn adapted it to the screen. It examines long-term relationships but from a fresh perspective.

San Diego Film Festival Kicks Off 13th Year

Sept. 24, 2014
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The San Diego Film Festival kicks off its 13th year Wednesday night. The festival runs through Sunday.

Kevin Smith's 'Tusk' Is Half A Brilliant Film

Sept. 19, 2014
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Filmmaker Kevin Smith is best known for comedies such as “Clerks,” but “Tusk” (opening Sept. 19 in select theaters) takes him out of his comfort zone and the surprise is he delivers — well almost.

Son of Monsterpalooza: Paying Tribute To Movie Monsters

Sept. 19, 2014
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With Halloween just around the corner, Son of Monsterpalooza — a convention celebrating movie monsters — was just what I needed last weekend.

San Diego Opera: Looking Ahead With COO Keith Fisher

Sept. 18, 2014
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San Diego Opera's COO Keith Fisher sees a sunny horizon as he looks ahead to the company's 2014-15 season.