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Month: October 2017

The Four Best Horror Soundtracks to Get You in a Halloween Mood

Halloween is here, and it just wouldn’t be the same without a classic horror movie night. There are a number of elements that can make a good horror movie, from the nightmarish killer to the horrifying special effects; but nothing sends chills down your spine like a good soundtrack. Here are some of the most memorable and creepiest horror movie scores. “Halloween” Theme Song (1978) The Halloween theme song composed by John Carpenter is one of the most iconic horror movie scores. The repetitive piano, the slow crescendo, and the use of sound effects like heavy breathing is enough…

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Percy Pumpkin: The Halloween Spectacular

Halloween is fast approaching, so it’s time to start breaking out those creepy yet satisfying snacks. M&S is here to help, with its new Percy Pumpkin sweets. Percy has got a makeover this autumn and it’s just right for anyone going trick or treating. This scary twist on the Percy Pig confectionary leaves us with a spooky feeling. Surprisingly, they are not flavoured like pumpkin as the name would suggest. We can’t help but feel this is for the best though as the flavours are thankfully light and fruity. The sweets come in the original pink flavour of grape…

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Women’s Football: The Journey (2015-18)

Since September 2015 the woman’s football team at UKC have continued to grow in size and skill. This showed when they won the league two years in a row (2015 & 2016), unbeaten. More impressively their first team has won every game with a goal difference greater than 3. The woman’s football team now stands in the premier division (1A) for the BUCS league, and aim to keep their winning streak running and reach and exceed their potential. Woman’s football achievement doesn’t stop there. Their second team have impressively won their league last season and have been able to…

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Smoke free, not just for Stoptober

Stoptober is back and almost at a close. The scheme is run through the NHS to encourage smokers to try a smoke free lifestyle for twenty-eight days which, if achieved, could more than quadruple chances of staying smoke free for good. With an average of 18% of adult deaths resulting from smoking and costing the NHS approximately £2 billion a year, such schemes aim to increase health within the UK for public services and populations alike. Rising tax and inflating prices of cigarettes, accelerated aging, cancer risks and depleted lung capacity mean more people than ever are choosing to…

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Horror in the woods: ‘The Wicker Man’ Halloween outdoor film event

Gulbenkian Uncovered have organised yet another fantastic film event as a part of its new series called Flicks ‘n’ Chill. The special Halloween event invites all students (over 18) for a night of horror in the woods (note: it is a secret location) with the screening of the cult classic, The Wicker Man. A good opportunity to celebrate great British cinema.   The film unfolds on the eerie and isolated fictional Summerisle, Scotland; Sergeant Howie investigates the case of a missing girl, who apparently never existed according to the townsfolk. The amalgamation of a creepy plot and setting will…

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