Halloween

Join NPR Illinois at our Suggs Studio for a special Halloween screening of the best short horror films from previous Route 66 Film Festivals.

Free popcorn and candy, cash bar. Some films may not be suitable for children. Free admission!

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You've probably noticed by now, there's a bit of hysteria that's circulating about creepy clowns. Apparently, much to the chagrin of people like, uhm, me ... it's not dying down. Media reports say there have been multiple people in the scary costumes acting out in violent ways, and copy-cats seem to be fueled by social media. For an in-depth roundup of such reports and what is likely behind them - check out this story from NPR.

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Today, we wrap our series of spooky stories by local authors in honor of Halloween. Listen to Springfield writer Jessica Hagemann read an excerpt from her story titled, 'To Have & To Hold':

You can read the entire story HERE. This story contains adult language and themes that could offend some readers.

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WUIS is wrapping up its series of scary stories, written by local authors and presented in honor of Halloween season. This second-to-last story comes to us from Jill Barth:

CLICK HERE to read the story.

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Last year, we collected scary stories from local authors. In the spirit of Halloween (so-to-speak) - here is the archive for you to revisit or check out for the first time. We begin with the story below, the rest can be found under this post. Enjoy!

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Here's our latest in the scary story series, listen to Ted Morrissey read his piece titled, "Planes":

 

You can read the story, HERE.

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We have the latest from our series of scary stories by local writers. Millicent Bliesener tells us a bit about her background, and reads her entire story for us:

    

CLICK HERE to read the story.

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Shawna Mayer got a Masters in English from UIS, with a focus on creative writing. The life-long Springfield native submitted the following story, it kicks off a series we have collected from local writers for this Halloween season:

Hand in Glove by Shawna Mayer

Do you have a scary or spooky original story or original piece of writing: fiction or non-fiction? Would you like to hear it on the radio? WUIS is looking for Springfield area writers to share their frightening tales with us for the coming Halloween season. Maybe it’s a ghost story, or a remembrance of the time you forgot your kid at the grocery store. If it’s scary, send it our way! Email your writing to rotwe2@uis.edu, and we may be in touch to have you voice your story for our air.