The Utah Grizzlies’ 2011-2012 hockey season begins tonight. Their record in the 2010-2011 regular season was 33-32-7 and they finished third in the Western division and was enough for them to clinch a spot in the playoffs. But they lost in the Division Finals. Their opening night opponent is the Idaho Steelheads, who finished second in the same division last year. Gametime is 7:05 p.m. at the Maverik Center, 3200 S. Decker Lake Drive in West Valley City. Ticket prices range from $10-$33. You can buy tickets at Ticketmaster or at the Maverik Center box office.
Here are more haunted houses you can check out for Halloween. The Castle of Chaos is located at 3300 S. West Temple in Salt Lake City. It has 3 haunted house locations and they promise to have their most bone-chilling haunt ever. Admission is $18.
The Carnival of Chaos, located at 1100 W. Riverdale Rd. in Riverdale, is Utah’s largest and most unique 3D haunted house. They also have games, live entertainment and food. Admission is $10.
The Castle on Redwood has a unique setup with 4 levels. Level 1 is the Mansion, Level 2 is the Nightmare in 3D, Level 3 is the Asylum and Level 4 is the Dungeon. Admission is $12. It is located at 5600 S. Redwood Rd. in Taylorsville.
For all 3 haunted houses, the hours are 7:30-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 7 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday. Admission for all 3 is $25. You can access all 3 haunted houses from one website for more information or call (801) 461-4444.
Two new films are opening today. “The Thing” is a horror flick that’s a prelude to the popular John Carpenter 1982 film of the same name. It takes place at a research facility in Anartica where an alien craft is discovered. A scientist wants to continue researching it, but a curious graduate student wants to pursue the alien. This alien can turn itself into an exact replica of any living being. This is where the terror begins as each researcher gets infected one by one.
The other film is “Footloose,” a remake of the 1984 film that starred Kevin Bacon. Newcomer Kenny Wormald plays the Kevin Bacon role in this remake about Ren Mccormack who moves from Boston, a big city, to the small southern town of Bomont. He rebels against the ban on rock-n-roll music and dancing and he eventually turns this small town upside down. “Footloose” also stars Julianne Hough, a professional dancer from “Dancing With the Stars” and Dennis Quaid.
Check theaters and showtimes at the Fandago website.