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Making the House of Torment a Home
After a shuttered year, Austin's oldest haunted attraction reunites the family
"...Normally, the warm scent of batter and thick syrup is the smell of home...."

Oct. 8, 2021 Arts Feature by Richard Whittaker

Behind the Scenes at the House of Torment
"...look at what makes Austin's award-winning haunted attraction one of the best in the nation...."

Oct. 7, 2021 Photo Gallery

Austin’s Haunted Attractions Are Back With Safe Screams
After a year of shuttered scares, Halloween is home
"...hard to tell. With COVID-19 numbers rising, the season of spooks and ghouls took a backseat. Trick-or-treating was all..."

Oct. 8, 2021 Arts Feature by Richard Whittaker

Misery Business: The Cathartic and Unexpectedly Joyful Trend of Emo DJ Nights in Austin
Welcome to the Black Parade
"...a nightclub DJ booth comes armed with a clutch of "in case of emergency, break glass" songs they can..."

Sept. 3, 2021 Music Feature by Chad Swiatecki

Halloween Begins in Summer This Weekend
Haunted houses get ready to shake the chains again
"...Halloween returns! After haunted houses around Austin were left unoccupied last scaring season due..."

July 16, 2021 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...trio alongside Beth Chrisman and Jenn Miori. Their combo of Western swing and jazz, cut with Appalachian grass and..."

March 19, 2021 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Austin Films For the First Wave of Austin Film Festival
Fugitive Dreams, Horton Foote doc in first wave
"...Film Festival promised that they'd stick to their mission of bringing the best of new cinema, even while making..."

Aug. 27, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

30 Years of Hot Sauce Festival Creates Many Memories
Reminisce with event staff, judges, and fans during this year’s break from the heat
"...In 1994, we officially proclaimed ourselves the largest hot sauce festival in the..."

Aug. 28, 2020 Food Feature

Back to Zombieland
Ruben Fleischer and Jesse Eisenberg pull the trigger on Double Tap
"...According to Fleischer, it was the return of original scriptwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who first..."

Oct. 19, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

10 of Austin's Best Halloween and Día de los Muertos Parties and Events for 2019
These haunted listings won't be here long
" finally here, and with it comes a host of spooky and fun-filled experiences to fill up your October..."

Oct. 16, 2019 Events Post

Austin Terror Fest Album Reviews
Seven platters spanning the spectrum of extremity
"...Genocide PactOrder of Torment (Relapse) D.C. death metal trio Genocide Pact throws..."

June 7, 2019 Music Feature by The Music Staff

Holiday Viewing: TV Christmas Episodes
Celebrate the season in Sunnydale, the Oval Office, and more
"...The best Christmas episodes take the basic DNA of a TV show and turn up the volume –..."

Dec. 14, 2017 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Halloween Is Serious Business
Behind the gates at Scream Hollow and the House of Torment
"...comes but once a year – but Austin's haunted house scene delivers twice the terrors, as the old evil..."

Oct. 31, 2017 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Laying Down the Lore
Aaron Mahnke takes smash hit folklore podcast to Amazon
"...Tall tales. That thing that happened to a "friend of a friend." Aaron Mahnke's award-winning Lore podcast has collected..."

Oct. 15, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Red River Clubs Grapple With Downtown Homelessness
Beggars, hustlers, and dealers make you wonder how Downtown music keeps from going under
"...need?" asks the bent-back man staring at the hands of every night owl. Excuse me? "What you need, man?"..."

Feb. 3, 2017 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

A Very Krampus Christmas
Seasonal scares at the House of Torment
"...'Twas the week before Christmas, And all through the House of Torment, Not a creature was stirring … Except..."

Dec. 16, 2016 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Holiday Happenings
'Tis the season
"...Austin Trail of Lights Now- December 23 Zilker Park..."

Dec. 12, 2016 Events Post by Morgan Menendez

Gay Place
Brand New Key celebrate the release of their first full-length
"...strumming the bluegrass around town for the better part of four years. But this Friday night they're celebrating a..."

Oct. 7, 2016 Column by Sarah Marloff

Norwood Trial: Breaking Down the DNA
Accused killer’s ex-wife takes the stand
"...given the opportunity to learn about the known details of Debra Baker’s death were they briefed on a series..."

Sept. 16, 2016 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

The Rise of the House of Torment
Austin's biggest home haunt is now a national phenomenon
"...the kids every October 31st. Now he leads one of the biggest Halloween haunt businesses in the nation. Its..."

Oct. 28, 2015 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

10 Things to Do This Halloween
Check out what's going on this weekend?
"...plans we got you covered. Here are 10 events of what's hot and happening around town this weekend...."

Oct. 28, 2015 Events Post by Allen Martinez

Knock Knock
Keanu Reeves stars in Eli Roth's latest horror film
"...those who had broken a sworn oath, hounding the offending party relentlessly, with the victims usually dying in some..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Council: Marriott Pays, Austin Annexes
White Lodging agrees to repay $2.4 million in waived fees
"...Council approval will accept "White Lodging Services Corp.'s payment of the total development fees owed," since they "did not..."

Oct. 2, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

True Grit
Three women under siege in feminist western The Keeping Room
"...Mention the cinema of the Civil War, and the first image is of..."

Oct. 2, 2015 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Council Preview: Marriott Pays Up
Thursday ends fee dispute, broods contact teams, and welcomes torment
"...Council approval will accept “White Lodging Services Corp.’s payment of the total development fees owed,” since White “did not..."

Sept. 29, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Thirteen Things To Do in Austin on Halloween
Halloween 2014: All the events here, there, and in-between
"...once again! So we've compiled a conveniently numbered list of things to do around Austin...."

Oct. 23, 2014 Events Post by Derek Van Wagner

Wizard World Austin Comic Con 2014
"...The cast of Charmed: (l-r) Shannen Doherty, Brian Krause and Holly Marie..."

Oct. 7, 2014 Photo Gallery

"...and affordable housing, the Urban Trails Master Plan, and... House of Torment Day...."

Sept. 26, 2014 News Feature

Council: Still in Torment
Uber and Lyft up for discussion
"...already has 146 Items, though at least a few of them are member proposals in search of co­-spon­sors, so..."

Sept. 19, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

As Above/So Below
There are things in the catacombs beneath Paris that should remain underground.
"...The real-world catacombs beneath the streets of Paris are an irresistible foundation for cinematic nightmares, combining..."

Sept. 5, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

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