Five of the top haunted house Halloween attractions in the United States, in no particular order, as

Five of the top haunted house Halloween attractions in the United States, in no particular order, as rated by party-goods company

v Bates Motel, Glen Mills, Pa.: From levitating spirits to pictures that follow your every move, the technical aspects of this haunted house are what make it stand out from the rest.

v The Dent Haunted Schoolhouse, Cincinnati: While some Halloween haunted houses are built specifically for the occasion, the Dent Haunted Schoolhouse is actually a classified haunted building that once housed a murderous janitor named Charlie. Some believe he still roams the halls.

v Bennet’s Curse, Baltimore: Bennet’s Curse is home to the House of Vampyres, Sanctuary of Insanity and Zombie Kingdom in 3D.

v Netherworld Haunted House, Atlanta: Because it was created by film and television professionals, it is filled with high-quality special effects and actors.

v The Asylum, Las Vegas: The Asylum transports visitors into an altered reality where they are literally a part of the scene.

“Steel magnolias” (9 p.m., lifetime): Queen Latifah heads an impressive all-black cast in a lovingly faithful remake of “Steel Magnolias.” Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott and Alfre Woodard also appear. Our advice: Bring your tissues.

“curiosity” (9 p.m., discovery): The Season 2 opener of “Curiosity” is a complete wreck. Seriously. Experts use a remote control system to crash a full-sized passenger jet in the desert to learn more about chances of surviving a real air disaster.

“Upstairs, downstairs” (9 p.m., pbs): “Downton Abbey” doesn’t return until January, but you can appease your appetite for British period drama with Season 2 of “Upstairs, Downstairs.” The action resumes in the year before World War II.

Tv listings, B8

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Glen Campbell in return concert


Glen Campbell will return to Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St., at 8 p.m. Nov. 10 for an encore concert in his farewell tour. Campbell last played Kent Stage in January. For tickets, go to or call 888-718-4253.

Campus theater to present ‘Earnest’


Kent Trumbull Theatre will present Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” Oct. 12-14 and 19-21. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10; $8 for students and seniors; $6 for children under 12. Call 330 675-8833.

Music at noon at Butler museum


Youngstown State University Dana School of Music will present free Music at Noon performances at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Butler Institute of American Art.

Here is the schedule:

Wednesday, new music; Oct. 17, percussion ensemble; Oct. 24, tuba/ euphonium recital; and Oct. 31, new music.

For information, call Dana School of Music at 330-941-3636 or go to

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