Halloween

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10 more ‘Hidden Gem’ horror movies to watch this Halloween

Many great and entertaining horror films often end up flying under the radar, which is a real shame

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HalloweenTown is at 20504 43rd Ave. and is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily until Nov. 1. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Halloween calendar: Scare up some fun around Langley

Know of a cool or creepy Halloween display? Send us details to datebook@langleyadvancetimes.com

HalloweenTown is at 20504 43rd Ave. and is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily until Nov. 1. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
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Barry Brinkworth with his tribute to Elvira, mistress of the dark. The Brinkworth dungeon is open for its 22nd year in Murrayville. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Dungeon masters return to Murrayville

Barry and Tammy Brinkworth bring Halloween display back for 22nd year

Barry Brinkworth with his tribute to Elvira, mistress of the dark. The Brinkworth dungeon is open for its 22nd year in Murrayville. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Trevor Halliday (right) has competed at several Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off events at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm in the past, but his wife Joanne (left) competed for the first time this year. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Trevor and the giant pumpkin raise money for BC Children’s Hospital

Laity Pumpkin Patch’s weight guessing contest runs until Oct. 30

Trevor Halliday (right) has competed at several Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off events at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm in the past, but his wife Joanne (left) competed for the first time this year. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
White Rock Zombie Walk will be held by UNITI on Halloween weekend. For those who would like to have their zombie makeup done, the service will be offered, by donation, on site. (UNITI poster – art by Kevin Moore)

Calling the undead for White Rock Zombie Walk Oct. 30

UNITI-sponsored waterfront event will be accessible and open to all

White Rock Zombie Walk will be held by UNITI on Halloween weekend. For those who would like to have their zombie makeup done, the service will be offered, by donation, on site. (UNITI poster – art by Kevin Moore)
Scarecrows are seen at Art’s Nursery during their seventh annual Scarecrow Stroll fundraiser in 2021. This year’s stroll is underway and runs until Oct. 31. (Photo: Dan Ferguson)

‘Scarecrow Stroll’ charity event returns to Art’s Nursery

Eighth annual ‘stroll’ runs until Oct. 31

Scarecrows are seen at Art’s Nursery during their seventh annual Scarecrow Stroll fundraiser in 2021. This year’s stroll is underway and runs until Oct. 31. (Photo: Dan Ferguson)
A person walks their dog past the storefront of a Spirit Halloween on Avenue Road, in Toronto, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. After two years of COVID-19 restrictions curbing Halloween festivities, some Canadians may be willing to open their wallets wide for a trendy costume or candy for trick-or-treaters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul

‘Huge demand’: Supply issues could haunt Halloween amid trick-or-treating rebound

Canadians expected to pounce on the holiday after a couple years of subdued celebrations

A person walks their dog past the storefront of a Spirit Halloween on Avenue Road, in Toronto, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. After two years of COVID-19 restrictions curbing Halloween festivities, some Canadians may be willing to open their wallets wide for a trendy costume or candy for trick-or-treaters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Lupul
Giant insects created from carved pumpkins at the Pumpkins After Dark event in Burnaby. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Pumpkins After Dark event lights up Burnaby park with jack-o-lantern art

Photo-op creations displayed with sound effects, music and lighting

Giant insects created from carved pumpkins at the Pumpkins After Dark event in Burnaby. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
In addition to all the scarecrows on display, Art’s Nursery also has a pop-up pumpkin patch that’s great for family photo opps, and a variety of seasonal flowers, ornamental gourds, and other seasonal decorations to augment a home or garden. (Langley Advance Times files)

Scarecrow Stroll benefits charity

A local garden nursery prepares for its 8th annual pre-Halloween event in aid of non-profits

In addition to all the scarecrows on display, Art’s Nursery also has a pop-up pumpkin patch that’s great for family photo opps, and a variety of seasonal flowers, ornamental gourds, and other seasonal decorations to augment a home or garden. (Langley Advance Times files)
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Black Press Media file)

LETTER: Langley resident questions Halloween themes

In agreement with a previous letter writer, a local woman says it’s become too gory

  • Nov 14, 2021
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Black Press Media file)
Earth Ninjas harvested four bags of trash during a Halloween morning patrol of Fraser Highway in Aldergrove. Valerie York, Jocelyn Titus, Marie Puls stand behind York siblings Taylor and Kali, in the skeleton suit.(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Earth Ninjas harvested four bags of trash during a Halloween morning patrol of Fraser Highway in Aldergrove. Valerie York, Jocelyn Titus, Marie Puls stand behind York siblings Taylor and Kali, in the skeleton suit.(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A Brookswood resident bemoans the loss of some Halloween elements in favour of more shocking decorations. (Colleen Smith/Special to Black Press Media)

LETTER: Halloween becoming too gory for Langley resident

Ghosts and ghoblins replaced with blood and guts, letter writer said

  • Nov 3, 2021
A Brookswood resident bemoans the loss of some Halloween elements in favour of more shocking decorations. (Colleen Smith/Special to Black Press Media)
A Pumpkin Walk held at Langley’s Demonstration Garden on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 by Langley Environmental Partners Society raised $400 for local food banks. (Alexandra Falconer/Special to Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Langley Pumpkin Walk hosted by environment group ‘a hit,’ says organizer

200 people visited raising $400 for local food banks

A Pumpkin Walk held at Langley’s Demonstration Garden on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 by Langley Environmental Partners Society raised $400 for local food banks. (Alexandra Falconer/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Snowy owls rest on a dead tree on the shore of Boundary Bay in Delta, B.C., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. The Nature Conservancy of Canada says instead of being scared of animals seen in typical Halloween depictions, like bats, owls, spiders and other animals that spark fear in many people, we should be scared for them. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Nature Conservancy says some spooky species get unfair bad rap at Halloween time

Bats, owls, spiders may be scary but experts say they’re helpful critters

Snowy owls rest on a dead tree on the shore of Boundary Bay in Delta, B.C., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. The Nature Conservancy of Canada says instead of being scared of animals seen in typical Halloween depictions, like bats, owls, spiders and other animals that spark fear in many people, we should be scared for them. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vampires are part of the imagery of Halloween. Do you know who wrote the classic vampire novel, Dracula? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: Are you ready for Halloween thrills?

How much do you know about Halloween-themed chills and thrills?

Vampires are part of the imagery of Halloween. Do you know who wrote the classic vampire novel, Dracula? (Pixabay.com)
A Walnut Grove resident is hoping a Halloween poem will help set the right tone for Oct. 31 activities. (Waste Management photo)

LETTER: Langley mom uses poetry to foster Halloween manners

One woman’s COVID-safety measures encouraged kids not to take more than their fair share of goodies

  • Oct 30, 2021
A Walnut Grove resident is hoping a Halloween poem will help set the right tone for Oct. 31 activities. (Waste Management photo)
The Nature Conservancy of Canada said that spooky stereotypes surrounding creatures such as bats create misunderstandings about the important mammals. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Halloween-linked creatures’ spooky reputation hurts protection: conservation group

Stereotypes inhibit understanding of the importance of these creatures

The Nature Conservancy of Canada said that spooky stereotypes surrounding creatures such as bats create misunderstandings about the important mammals. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Aman Johal, a Grave Tales storyteller, leading a group around during the spooky walk in 2019. (Aldergrove Star files)

Community invited to a spooky walk through Fort Langley

Grave Tales is on from now until Nov. 7.

Aman Johal, a Grave Tales storyteller, leading a group around during the spooky walk in 2019. (Aldergrove Star files)