Newsletter: Scary movies, horror novels and some political history

No tricks, just treats for beer lovers in Peters Township

by Lindsay Patross | October 30, 2020

Happy Halloween! This week we are talking about horror movies with a local expert. Prefer books to movies? Meet the Pittsburgh author who has published two horror novels. Looking to get into the Halloween spirit? Stop by Pittsburgh’s creepiest store (or shop online).

Learn more about the pumpkins at Soergel Orchards and hunt for ghosts at The Hotel Conneaut.

For some not-so-scary political history, learn more about the spot in McKeesport where JFK debated Nixon in 1947. And a treat for those who live south of the city, a new brewery is opening in Peters Township this weekend.

Daylight saving time ends this weekend. You get an extra hour of sleep. [Did you know that back in 1918 it was a Pittsburgh councilman who helped to create daylight saving time? Learn more from Rick Sebak’s story for Pittsburgh Magazine.] And, Tuesday, Nov. 3 is Election Day. Have voting questions? We’ve got answers.


Podcast: Meet David Hood, Horror Movie Aficionado

Strip District resident David Hood has built quite the (online) community focused on a deep love for horror films. Starting in 2013, Hood – better known as Cinemonster – began a horror movie viewing challenge: 31 films, 31 days. We talk to David about the challenge, get horror movie recommendations and a history of horror films made in Pittsburgh.

🎧 You can download this episode or listen via iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher. Join the conversation in our Facebook group for The Slaw.


Worth a click

A few of our favorite links from this past week:

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Lindsay Patross

Lindsay Patross

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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