| Dec 8, 2011
| 3:02 PM
It was a look into Christmas future. Ideas for high-tech contraptions are being hatched and assembled on the campus of Purdue University and student's grades riding on how well their toy works.
"This is what everything culminates to," said student...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 5:21 PM
Get the little ghouls and goblins ready! Halloween is just two weeks away but the celebration has already started. ZooBoo kicked off at the Indianapolis Zoo Friday.
| Oct 14, 2012
If Mitt Romney or Barak Obama show up at your door at the end of the month, they'll likely be looking for candy, not votes. In the third annual Halloween Shopping Survey released by thrift retailer Savers Inc., close to 40 percent of respondents said...
| Oct 27, 2012
One of the first things you have to realize about zombies is that they drool blood, which must be hell on the dry cleaning. Never date a zombie, not even over a cup of coffee, unless you're one of those women with a bad boy/blood complex, in which case...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 11:19 PM
Zombies, ladies and gentlemen, love them some brains; creamy, warm, and preferably human.
It’s the non-thinking man’s sustenance, ripped live from the steaming skull of a writhing, screaming, fighting victim, whose frontal lobe is firing with...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 8:33 AM
I climb out of the car, step into damp October leaves and stare up at the Logan Square apartment building across the street. A chill rushes up the street. I notice a man standing in the front yard, shuffling back and forth. He does not appear rabid. He...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Thank heavens gruesome things do not happen in Pennsylvania.
Oops. Spoke too soon. Should have knocked on wood.
Obviously, recent weird events must have had some something to do with the approaching full moon, combined with eager anticipation of the...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 9:24 AM
What do zombies and androids have in common? They're almost human, but not quite. That disconnect is creepy, in a way that scientists are searching to understand.
The uncanny valley is the idea that as a robot's appearance becomes more and more...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:35 AM
Universal's Halloween Horror Nights and "The Walking Dead" go together like blood and guts.
The AMC television series, which follows the experiences of a deputy sheriff during a zombie apocalypse, will be the subject of one of Universal Studios'...
| Jul 29, 2012
The zombie apocalypse strikes many with fear, but I'm all for it. I've seen the upside.
Consider the blender. It works hard, blending. Grimy work. After a long day on the countertop, it needs a bath.
And yet, should the kitchen human wet a sponge and...
| Aug 16, 2012
***1/2 (out of four)
Eleven-year-old Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) did not ask for the ability to see and communicate with ghosts. Why would he? This young horror film fan surely would have seen “The Sixth Sense” and known that Haley...