Halloween

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

The late Vincent Price was a horror film icon. With perfect elocution, he delivered creepy invitations to haunted houses in such movies as House of Wax (1953) and House on Haunted Hill (1959). He was a regular on TV's Hollywood Squares and a villain on the 1960s TV series Batman. Price's deep voice narrated Michael Jackson's 1982 music video for "Thriller" and was an inspiration to director Tim Burton. But Price was also a foodie.

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

A few members of our staff have worn costumes overnight, getting ready for Halloween. Ashley Westerman, our director, is a jellyfish, though, she took off the mask so that we can see her.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

This week, for Halloween, the Hidden Brain podcast gets spooky.

Producer Maggie Penman visits a haunted house in Pittsburgh called The ScareHouse, curated in part by sociologist Margee Kerr.

Kerr teaches at the University of Pittsburgh and is the author of a new book called Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear.

See 'The Tingler' On Halloween In Percepto

Oct 22, 2015

Are you ready for some spooky fun? Texas Public Radio is teaming up with the Fredericksburg Theater Company to present a screening of the classic, camp horror film "The Tingler" on Halloween! This 1959 campy horror movie starring Vincent Price is about a human parasite that feeds on fear, and was famous for its over-the-top promotion. In that spirit, this screening will be shown in "Percepto!" where the audience actually becomes a part of the movie. Beware!

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