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Cinema Smackdown Episode 16 – Hubie Halloween

Cinema Smack Down

In our annual Halloween themed episode, the guys navigate the pertrifying production that is an Adam Sandler Netflix Comedy: Hubie Halloween. Along the way Scott tries to convince us It’s Raining Men is a scary song, while Fraser makes a startling but entirely understandable  confession about his drinking habits.

Also, the guys celebrate their first anniversary as podcast hosts of Cinema Smackdown!

For those easily offended, there are plenty of swears.

And in a bonus episode, we re-visit the first EVER Cinema Smackdown from one year ago today, Friday the 13th! Happy Halloween!

Road Trippin’ – Halloween Edition

If hitting the open road is your jam for Halloween, there are plenty of potentially petrifying destinations you could head to…if you dare.

Simcoe county has no shortage of locations to add some scare to your weekend. Read on for a trio of terrifying trips!

Road Trippin’ – Halloween Edition

Bala Bay Inn

If you’re heading to Muskoka for Halloweekend, consider stopping by the Bala Bay Inn. The lodging is allegedly home to all manner of mysterious activity. Spirits and Specters are said to haunt the corridors, including the noted writer and musician, E.B. Sutton. Witnesses have reported flying objects, TVs turning on on their own, whispering voices, footsteps at night, and door handles rattling. Probably not the best place to stay if you are easily frightened…or if you watched the Shining recently.

Germania Schoolhouse

Another Muskoka locale, the tiny town of Germania was all a bustle in the 1870s, but it was abandoned, leaving a creepy ghost town in its place. You can still find a few of the the old structures from the pioneer era, including the schoolhouse. This town and the schoolhouse had a dark reputation, and was the site of many tragedies, including infanticide. Visitors who have braved the trip to this ghost town have been witness to eerie whispers and strange experiences. Although nothing close to a paranormal encounter has ever been reported, just walking through the remnants of this town can be a harrowing hike.  

Canoe Lake

If you went to school in Canada, you’ve heard of the Group of Seven. Back at the turn of the 20th Century, the Canadian painters were the canuck art scene equivalent of the Beatles. Although Tom Thomson wasn’t an official member, his work is regularly presented with the group’s at exhibits and museums. In 1917, Thomson journeyed to Canoe Lake on a art inspiration trip, but he drowned, very mysteriously, while on a canoe ride. The cause of death was never determined, and to this day there is a belief that it was in fact a murder. Visitors to the lake over the years have reported strange sightings and sounds, while some people claim they’ve actually seen his ghost at the lake.

What did you think of Road Trippin’ – Halloween Edition? Did we miss any scary spots? Let us know in the comments!

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5 Things To Do For Halloween in Barrie

5 Things To Do For Halloween in Barrie

Covid has killed alot of fun this year, and Halloween is among it’s casualties. Although there isn’t a ban on Trick or Treating, many families will be staying home, and the usual crowd gathering events have been curtailed or cancelled.

But there’s still plenty of Halloween happenings around town. Scroll on for a few ideas to up the scare factor this week!

5 Things To Do For Halloween in Barrie

Drive by some of Barrie’s most epic lawn displays

Trick-or-treat 2020 might not happen, but that hasn’t stopped enthusiasts from spooking up their front yards with Halloween props.

5 Spence Avenue in Midhurst, 212 Foster Drive and 288 Browning Trail have all gone above and beyond the call for creep this year. Be sure to keep social distancing when checking them out but even a quick tour can heighten the Halloween horror!

Hit the Alley

Despite having to close their way cool big tent experience, the Alley will be re-opening (with social distancing in place) for Halloweekend. It’s reservation only though so be sure to book in ASAP. The doors open Thursday night and run right to Saturday evening.

Take a Drive

There are a couple of eerie live haunts within driving distance, including a great lights show in Vaughan. It’s a pay per car basis, so load up the famjam and crank up the speakers! Spooky tunes and eerie sightings make for a fun family night trip.

Sink a Mini Putt

Bring your bubble and celebrate Halloween by sinking a few putts. Glow in the Dark Mini Putt will be open Saturday for a family friendly event, with treats at a few holes.

Escape Room Action

If you really want to up your fun/fear factor, consider booking in an Escape Room this weekend. Nothing says Halloween like trying to escape a locked room on the eeriest weekend of the year! MindBuster Escape Rooms is offering escapes through the weekend, although spots must be reserved in advance. (Just don’t watch any of the SAW movies before arriving)

BONUS! Listen To a Creepy Podcast!

Take an audio tour of some of Barrie’s most haunted spots in our latest podcast! Best listened to with headphones…and in the dark.

What did you think of 5 Things To Do For Halloween in Barrie? Let us know in the comments!

The Halloween Jam List

It’s not really Halloween until you’ve ended up at an apartment party with at least one nurse and/or Heath Ledger’s Joker, and someone drunkenly yelling at the DJ to play Ghostbusters. Unfortunately, this year none of that is happening. (Another opportunity to give the finger to Covid)

But still. You can put together a bash with a killer playlist for your close bubble and roommates. There are so many options for the scariest night of the year. Eerie options. More horrifying tunes.

With that in mind, we canvassed some of Barrie’s local musicians and the gang here at Barrie Uncovered to compile the Ultimate Halloween Jam List.

It’s an eclectic list of traditional and unexpected Halloween fare. Creepy, eerie and mysterious tracks to liven up the night. Check out everyone’s Top picks and then scroll down to access the playlist!

 

BRANDON DAVENPORT/THE NOOLANDS

Desert Sessions – Crucifire

Goosebumps Theme

The Monster Mash

 

STU LYNAM/BARRIE UNCOVERED

Depeche Mode – Black Celebration

Echo & the Bunnymen – The Killing Moon

Dj Jazzy Jeff/Will Smith – A Nightmare on My Street 

 

ERIC BOLTON/FLIGHT 97

The Menzingers – After The Party

Rancid – Fall Back Down

Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks

 

MEGAN STEWART & BIGFOOT’S HAND

MJ – Thriller

Bigfoot’s Hand – Down A Drink With The Devil & Runaway

 

BARRY LACHANCE/ BIGFOOT PORTAL CRISIS

The Noolands – Grenadine

Heavy Petter – With These Eyes

Creepshow – Sticks And Stones

 

IAN HENDRIE/BARRIE UNCOVERED

AC/DC – HIGHWAY TO HELL 

 

JOSHUA DOERKSEN/THE MYSTICS

Dirty Projectors – Offspring Are Blank

July Talk – Push & Pull

Timber Timber – Demon Host 

 

B KNOX

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Put a Spell on You

Paul Simon – Werewolf 

Kanye West, et. al – Monster

 

DANIELLE Q/BARRIE UNCOVERED

This is Halloween – Nightmare Before Xmas

Spooky Scary Skeletons Dub Steb remix

Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon 

 

MEGAN ANNE

Madison Mueller – Exhale 

 Gary Gordon – Ghosted 

 Cardinal Street – From Across The Room 

 Megan Anne – Stay Out All Night 

 

AUSTIN MEYERS/CRAST

Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead 

 

 

Don’t forget to check out Uncover The Music, our podcast devoted to the local music scene. 

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