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.

2016 Haunted Hall of Humanities Schedule
Date Time Event
October 24-31 Tour the Haunted Hall of Humanities
October 24-31 Two-Sentence Terror Tales
October 25 7:00 PM Night Frights: Fireside Stories with HAC
October 26 7:00 PM Poe Night
October 27 7:00 PM The Overlooked Film Festival presents “Midnight Special”
October 28 12-9 PM Halloween with Trine University
October 30 3:00 PM Fall “Halloween” Concert
October 31 9:00-2:00 HAC or Treat: Costume Contest

Tour the Haunted Hall of Humanities
Monday, October 24 through Monday, 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.

Two-Sentence Terror Tales
Monday, October 24 through Monday, October 31
Trine Writing Center @ The LINK
Presented by the Trine University Writing Center.
All week long Trine’s Writing Center will be inviting students and staff to share their own two-sentence horror stories on a public board stationed in the LINK. Stop by, conjure up something scary, and take in the other short and not-so-sweet tales of terror!

Night Frights: Fireside Stories with HAC
Tuesday, October 25 @ 7:00 PM
Fire pit outside Whitney Commons Café
Sponsored by Trine HAC and the Trine University Writing Center.
Join us for an evening of scary ghost stories huddled around the campfire. There will be s’mores to snack on and hot apple cider to warm you in the cold autumn breeze. Bring a blanket to keep toasty, and don’t forget to bring a story to tell, or choose one once you arrive. Meet at the fire pit outside of Whitney Commons Café.

Poe Night
Wednesday, October 26 @ 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 groups of students in retelling and performing some of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous and spine-chilling short stories and poetry.

Midnight Special film screening
Thursday, October 27 @ 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? Everyone from a religious cult to the U.S. government seem to be after a young boy in director Jeff Nichols’ (Take Shelter, Mud) latest. What secrets lie within the child? Is he a messiah promising heavenly ascension, or is he a weapon capable of destroying us all? Michael Shannon and Kirsten Dunst star.

Halloween with Trine University
Friday, October 28 @ 12:00 – 9:00 PM
Ridenour Acres (2935 C.R. 20N, Angola)
Sponsored by Trine University’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies.
Trick-or-treating, an 11-acre corn maze, hay rides and a costume contest provide fun for the entire family! The first 175 guests with a flier (see Trine.edu for details) receive free admission, while it is $7 for everyone else. The first 50 children in costume receive a free pumpkin!

Fall “Halloween” Concert
Sunday, October 30 @ 3:00 PM
T. Furth Center for Performing Arts’ Ryan Concert Hall
Presented by the Trine Chamber Orchestra, University Choir, and Music Theatre and Opera Ensemble.
There’s just something about spooky music to put anyone in the mood for the season. Join us in T. Furth Center for Performing Arts’ Ryan Concert Hall for a spooktacular concert performed by Trine University students.

HAC or Treat: Costume Contest
Monday, October 31 @ 9:00 AM to 2:00 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 2 to have your photo taken, and you just might win one of the prizes for the top costumes! While you’re there, grab some candy and take a tour of the Haunted Hall of Humanities before the decorations come down.