As the children get ready to trick or treat and those of us who are of-age get ready for a night (or weekend) of partying with friends, many Americans will keep to the tradition of telling haunting Halloween stories in the spirit of the holiday. While you may have planned to get a scary movie delivered to you by mail, or have fired up the computer and directed it to your streaming web-video service of choice, I suggest an alternative.
For a truly terrifying tale, head to theaters to see the documentary I.O.U.S.A.. After showing at a series of film festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival, I.O.U.S.A. was released nationally on its first theater run on August 22nd, 2008. This initial run was so successful that theaters have asked to have it back, and tonight is the first night of a whole new batch of screenings!
At Sundance, one of the main genres highlighted this year was horror films. Yet, the L.A. Times dubbed I.O.U.S.A. the "most unexpectedly frightening movie in the festival." An outing at the movies for the film makes a great Halloween (and pre-election) activity.
From everyone at Concord, we wish you a Happy Halloween!
--Stefan Byrd-Krueger, Youth Outreach Coordinator