Haunted Houses in Vancouver 2014

haunted houses vancouver 2014

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Trying to find out where to get your scare fix this Halloween in Vancouver? With one of the best haunted houses in Vancouver now retired, there are still quite a few other options stepping up to the plate to give you the biggest scare for your buck this October.

We’ve gathered a list of the top 5 haunted houses in Vancouver to visit for a spooky night out, if you dare…

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Haunted Houses in Vancouver 2014

Last days of the 2014 Vancouver International Film Festival

Andrew Huculiak's Violent won this year's VIFF awards for Best Canadian Film and Best BC Film. It has one screening left at this year's festival.

Andrew Huculiak’s Violent won this year’s VIFF awards for Best Canadian Film and Best BC Film. It has one screening left at this year’s festival.

If you haven’t taken advantage of this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival, it’s not too late. There are still four days left before the last movies screen on Oct. 10.

We’ve taken a look at the final days of the fest and come up with some highlights according to date. Note that some of these movies might have other screenings besides the ones listed, and of course there are tons more worthy flicks. You can find a full listing as well as screening times and ticket info at viff.org.

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Last days of the 2014 Vancouver International Film Festival

Big-Budget Movie Looks at Vancouver’s Legendary Japanese Baseball Team

VancouverAsahiTheYou’ve heard of “moneyball,” but what about “brain ball”?

That’s the strategy used by the Vancouver Asahi – the city’s storied baseball team from the 1930s – to dominate the competition.  Instead of relying on home runs, they used bunts and great defence to foil their opponents.

The team and the Japanese-Canadian experience during that era is the subject of the new feature film The Vancouver Asahi, in local theatres now as part of the Vancouver International Film Festival.  The big budget movie recreates the Asahi’s epic 1937 season while offering a glimpse into life in Vancouver’s historic Japantown neighbourhood in the days before World War II.

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Big-Budget Movie Looks at Vancouver’s Legendary Japanese Baseball Team

Evil Dead: The Musical, Oct. 22 – Nov. 1 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

photo: facebook.com/evildeadmusicalvancouver

photo: facebook.com/evildeadmusicalvancouver

THE ZOMBIES ARE BACK BABY…and so is the SPLATTER ZONE!

DSR Productions returns with Evil Dead: The Musical this Halloween! Bigger. Badder. Bloodier.

When: This hilarious camp fest returns from Oct 22-Nov 1, 2014 with 2 shows on Halloween!

Where: The carnage takes place at The Norman Rothstein Theatre, 950 West 41st Avenue (at Oak) | (See below for exact show times and ticket prices)

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Evil Dead: The Musical, Oct. 22 – Nov. 1 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Six must-see Vancouver concerts in October

Sarah McLachlan at Lilith Fair

Sarah McLachlan at Lilith Fair at Ambleside Park, West Vancouver, July 1 2010. Jade Dempsey photo.

October is studded with shows, far too many to mention here. So we’ve selected a few highlights, with the emphasis on homegrown talent as well as a few outliers, including “the Sinatra of flamenco” and the artist behind what the Guardian says may be “the first post-Internet album,” The Future’s Void.

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Six must-see Vancouver concerts in October