By Colton Kersey
October is here and in Wellington it’s coming in with a warm welcome. With it comes a plethora of new and interesting horror movies including Mary. A film about a family who after sailing into isolation realizes that their ship holds terrifying secrets, directed by Michael Goi and starring Owen Teague, Jennifer Esposito and Gary Oldman. As well as Zombieland Double tap the long awaited followup to the 2009 cult classic film Zombieland. Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson. In the new sequel the cast returns to fight the mutated undead in a post-apocalyptic zombie ridden America. In other spooky related news Fright Nights Returns this year the event runs from October 11th to November 2nd with park hours from 6:00pm -11:00pm on Thursdays and 6:00pm – Midnight on Fridays and weekends. This year the event includes four terrifying haunted houses which open at 7:00pm, midway rides, games and more. This year’s entertainment will feature a live DJ as well as local bands, dancers and other performances. October 10th will be a behind the scenes night where guest can come and see how Fright Nights is constructed and carried out during the month of October. For those who enjoy participating in runs Fright Nights is hosting a Zombie Run, where participants can walk or run two miles while being pursued by the living dead. Registration is $50 on the official Fright Nights website and ends on October 10th at 11:59. Other interesting horrors include Xscream Halloween 15 a G star built haunt going on its fifteenth year. It features two large haunted attractions. The dates are from October 11th through the 26th.
In more student-oriented news, palm beach county students will be given the opportunity to speak to all the branches of the military once a week for the month of October. The end of the first nine weeks for palm beach county students draws near as it falls on October 17th followed by a teacher work day October 18th and the second quarter picking up on October 21st. If you have any grades that need fixing, make an attempt to resolve them before the October 17th deadline after which they’ll be finalized. You can also expect to have October 9th off for Yom Kippur a Jewish holiday – it is observed by a day of atonement and fasting. That’s all the news I’ve got for October, have a spooky Halloween.