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It's Spooky Season! A.K.A. the Season of Halloween and Here Is How AUN Celebrated it

It's Spooky Season! A.K.A. the Season of Halloween and Here Is How AUN Celebrated it

The Films & Trips committee of the Campus Activities Board (CAB) hosted many events during the Halloween weekend. The events were meant to scare, sorry, entertain students because they also fell on the semester's long break.

Halloween or Hallowe'en is a celebration observed in many countries on 31 October, the tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints. Soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes, and eating treats. Indeed, between Thursday 27 to Sunday, October 30, the AUN community enjoyed a series of events:


The theme of the Sunday nights movie was Halloween, so the movie screened was "TERRIFIER 2" a 2016 Hollywood movie of the Genre: Holiday, Halloween, Horror, Mystery & thriller. The plot of the movie was about a maniacal clown killer who terrorizes three women on Halloween night, after killing many more people. The movie choice aligned perfectly with the Halloween season. The movie was about two hours long, the auditorium was packed full of people, and sometime during the screening, someone ran across the hall with a large scary mask on, to scare the audience during a peak part of the movie.

At the end of the movie, I briefly interviewed some students who were in the audience to get their thoughts on the event and movie.

Miriam Shallangwa, an International & Comparative Politics student, told me "The movie was horrific and disturbing, it was the right movie choice for the season. The atmosphere in the auditorium was in sync".

Another student Miracle David, a 4th-year Software Engineering major, who attended the event said, "The selected movie was gorier than scary, but I enjoyed the experience very much."

The movie "TERRIFIER 2" which was played was chosen by the general student body population via a google form link emailed to AUN students a few days earlier.

The turnout of students to watch the movie was huge, with all the seats in the auditorium occupied, which I imagine was a great thing for the Campus Activities Board.

Reported by Isioma Enwerem, Software Engineering senior, Work-study, Marketing and Communications Department


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