New ‘Scream’ movie provides plenty of jump-scares

“Do you like scary movies?” It is considered one of the top five iconic quotes in a scary movie, according to screenrant.com. The latest installment of the cult classic “Scream” hit theaters whether or not we were ready for it. Aside from the original cast making a comeback including Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette, some extra special characters from previous movies also make appearances — it’s like they rose from the dead. This film takes place 25 years after the original Woodsboro killings by a serial killer in a Ghostface mask, where every 10 years or so a…

‘Ghostbusters’ is a call worth making

 ho you gonna call? I’m gonna call my mom because this movie hit all the soft spots in my heart.  If you didn’t grow up with the original 1984 “Ghostbusters” directed by Ivan Reitman, that’s OK. But if you did and you have not gone to see the new “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” directed by Jason Reitman, son of Ivan Reitman, in Mushu’s words, “Dishonor! Dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow…” because when you think about a Ghostbusters reboot you think of the all-female version we don’t all like to talk about, well it’s like it never happened. And I get…

Myers seeks revenge in “Halloween Kills”

“Cult classic or reboot regret?” may be a question Halloween fans are asking themselves after viewing the latest movie in the Halloween franchise that started 40 years ago. To start off, it would not make sense at all without a small clarification — movies made from 1981 to 2009 never happened. At least not in this storyline, directed by David Gordan Green and scripted alongside Scott Teems and Danny McBride.. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode, Michael Myer’s (aka The Shape) lone survivor from the babysitter murders in the 1978 “Halloween” film but taking place 20 years from the…

Cain Gallery reopens for art show

Over the last 55 years, Del Mar College’s Art and Drama Department has presented the National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show. This year, the Cain Gallery has transitioned back to in-person viewing and has reopened to feature this year’s fall show, “Permanent Collection Exhibition.” The decision to transition from virtual to in-person is part of the college’s Return-to-Campus Plan Phase 3. In this collection, the art on display was purchased from 1970 to the most recent purchase from this year’s 2021 show. The art department added to the collection this year featuring the 2021 Joseph A. Cain Memorial Purchase of…

County offers tips for Halloween safety

With upcoming festivities for Halloween, the Nueces County Public Health District wants the community to continue to practice social distancing precautions. While the district recommends decreasing the risk of exposure by staying at home and enjoying activities with family and friends it also shared the following tips for those who are planning a night out. The district suggests wearing a mask, and not just a Halloween mask, to help protect those who are not able to receive the vaccine. Remember to continue social distancing as well as avoid crowded gatherings. Continue sanitizing your hands, especially between trick or treating. If…