Spooky drinking and dining:  a Tiki Bar from the Twilight Zone!

Imagine:  could there possibly be a Tiki bar (of all things) with spooky overtones?  YES!  There is!  And it’s in Chicago!  Three Dots and a Dash, a Tiki bar with skulls lined up all around the room, and to-die-for killer tropical drinks with headbanger names.  When I read about it, I almost died laughing.  Alfred […]

Spooky doings on the Chicago River:  Haunted tours by speedboat

So:  haunted houses, pumpkin vendors, and horror film fests aren’t enough for you, eh?  Well, how about this – a haunted Halloween boat tour!  How very Chicago … though I imagine you could do it in other cities, too. If you’re in town, there is indeed a spooky cruise you can take, courtesy of Seadog […]

Spooky doings on Lake Michigan:  13 Terrors Haunted House

Greetings, haunted house fiends!  The latest iteration of your fixation for this 2013 season premiered this weekend in Chicago at the Theater on the Lake, a very fine fair-weather venue on Lake Michigan at Fullerton Avenue (2400 N).  Yes, it is too cold to go to the beach – but not to a haunted house […]

Ghost stories in the library – for Halloween!

A few posts ago, we wrote about haunted libraries.  Well, I was in my local public library recently, looking for spooky, moody stuff to read.  Since we’ve had some rain lately, I was looking for some Nathaniel Hawthorne.  I know that when most American readers think of Gothic, spooky and classical American literature at this […]