Was this work week just not packed with enough terror, horror, and all the rest of Stephen King’s kinds of scares for you? Do you want a little adrenaline rush or exposure to the strange this weekend? Are you just one of those people for whom Halloween is more of a year-round lifestyle than an annual holiday? The York Emporium is here to help you out.
From 10-6 p.m. on Saturday, the used books store and curiosity shop will be hosting an event of some infamy – their Horrible Saturday is action-packed with several different events. Several speakers will hold the viewing public in thrall: Matt Lake, author of “Weird Pennsylvania” – a tome that has a ton of ghost stories, urban myths, legend trips, and assorted weird places compiled into 272 pages – will be in attendance. Kevin Buck, author of death-and-times-of-famous-folks tome “Looking for Miss Crabtree and Other Confessions of a Gravehunter”, will likewise be in the Emporium speaking.
The fun – or terror – doesn’t stop there. If you missed your calling as a B-movie scream queen/king/assorted monarch, you can also make up for it now: there will be a screaming contest to test those shrieking pipes, with prizes going to the best screamers, so start those vocal warmups now. (No, you cannot just kill off the competition in B-movie fashion; that will result in a disqualification.) If you’d rather watch horror films than pretend to be in one, no problem: there’ll be a screening of the made-for-TV movie “Ghoul,” based off the book by Brian Keene, a tale of coming-of-age friendship and terror. A group of friends discovers a terrible secret haunting the local graveyard, and – well, like the rest of the Horrible Saturday festivities, you’ll just have to see for yourself.
If you dare.