Haunted Hall of Humanities

Haunted Hall of Humanities is the name given to a grouping of events surrounding Halloween each year. The idea began with Poe Night in 2013, and by 2014 had expanded to a horror film shown the same week as part of The Overlooked Film Festival, a talk on Poe as part of the Humanities Symposia, decorating of Taylor Hall as a haunted house and a video tour posted onto this website.

It now stands as a celebration of the creativity that surrounds Halloween–from clever to creepy.

2017 Haunted Hall of Humanities Schedule
Date Time Event
October 24-31 Tour the Haunted Hall of Humanities
October 25 11:00 — 2:00 Macabre Moveable Feast: Halloween Themed Food Truck
October 25 7:00 PM Poe Night
October 26 7:00 PM The Overlooked Film Festival presents “It Comes at Night”
October 31 9:00-3:30 HAC or Treat: Costume Contest

Tour the Haunted Hall of Humanities
Tuesday, October 24 through Tuesday, October 31
Taylor Hall of Humanities
We’re not responsible for students never seen again.
Taylor Hall’s classes might be tough, but some student spirits have decided to seek revenge by haunting it! Stroll through the halls to discover frightful sights, or snap a selfie with a particularly ghoulish fright and tag us on Twitter or Instagram @TrineHAC.

Macabre Moveable Feast: Halloween Themed Food Truck
Wednesday, October25 @ 10:00 AM — 2:00 PM
By Fountain in front of C.W. Sponsel Administration Center
Presented by Fork & Fiddle Food Truck.
Join us for a disturbingly good lunch to kick off this year’s Haunted Hall as Fork & Fiddle will be dishing up Monster Crab Cakes, Pork in a Casket, Goblin’ Up Tacos, Zombie Boat, Chili from Hell, and Flesh-Made Pub Chips! The scariest part might be looking at the scale later! See the full menu online. This event charges.

Poe Night
Wednesday, October 25 @ 7:00 PM
Wells Theater in Taylor Hall
Presented by Professor Lou Ann Homan’s speech students.
The master of American horror inspires the third annual night of theatrical terror. Join storyteller and professor Lou Ann Homan as she leads a group of students in retelling and performing some of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous and spine-chilling short stories and poetry.

It Comes at Night film screening
Thursday, October 26 @ 7:00 PM
Fabiani Theater in Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center
Presented as part of The Overlooked Film Festival.
The Overlooked Film Festival presents viewers with a treat, or is it a trick? The titular “it” is no scary clown, but the distrust that grows between strangers. One of the tautest thrillers in recent years, Joel Edgerton stars as a man trying to protect his family from a virus, but the true threat may be much closer to home.

HAC or Treat: Costume Contest
Tuesday, October 31 @ 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
First floor of Taylor Hall
All students, faculty and staff are welcome.
End the week of tricks by treating campus to your creativity in a costume contest! Stop by Taylor Hall between 9 and 3:30 to have your photo taken, and you just might win one of the prizes for top costume in one of five categories—Best Group/Duo, Funniest, Scariest, DIY, and Faculty! While you’re there, grab some candy and take a tour of the Haunted Hall of Humanities before the decorations come down.