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Man dressed as Joker injures 17 in Tokyo train knife and fire attack on Halloween

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A Japanese man dressed in a Joker costume was arrested for injuring 17 people during a knife and fire attack at a Tokyo train station on Halloween.

About the attack: The incident occurred near Kokuryo station in Tokyo’s western suburbs at around 8 p.m. on Sunday, according to BBC. The suspect, identified as Kyota Hattori, 24, was seen wearing a purple suit and green shirt similar to that of Batman villain the Joker.

‘Squid Game’-inspired Halloween light and laser show dazzles the internet

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“Red Light, Green Light”: In Garden City, Mich., a family created an elaborate “Squid Game”-inspired light show, reported Fox 2.

In the video, the K-drama’s title can be seen illuminated in white and pink lights in front of the Michigan house. The audio from the Netflix show’s “Red Light, Green Light” game can be heard playing along with the colorful laser light display.@bostickfamilylightshowSquid Game Red Light Green Light #bostickfamilylightshow #squidgame #redlightgreenlight #fyp #foryou #fypシ #foryoupage #halloween #fy #creepy

How horrors like the Manananggal influenced a Filipino American director’s bloody new teen vampire film

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Halloween season is here, bringing along “Welcome to Blumhouse” and its latest set of anthological thriller-horror films. In a conversation with NextShark, Filipino American director Maritte Lee Go sinks her teeth into what childhood legends inspired her to pursue horror and why she feels like now is the time for Asians to create and tell their stories.

Her film “Black as Night” is a whiplash-quick coming-of-age story about four teens hunting down vampires preying on New Orleans’ displaced and homeless population, who are still hurting from the ravages of Hurricane Katrina 15 years ago. Armed with “Legacies” and “Shameless” writer Sherman Payne’s script, the film bites into systemic racism, colorism and gentrification while balancing a story set during a summer full of growing pains and teenage angst.

Japanese Yakuza Not Allowed to Give Children Halloween Candy, Government Says


The Japanese government has found a way to ostracize the yakuza underworld groups further by banning their members from giving out candies to children who are out trick or treating during Halloween.

The Prefectural Assembly of Hyogo has unanimously approved the proposal to revise the Organized Crime Exclusion Ordinances on Monday, according to SoraNews24. The newly added provision will make it illegal for the Yamaguchi-gumi, one of Japan’s largest yakuza clans, to hand candies to children during Halloween at their headquarters in Kobe.

Pennsylvania College Athletes Spark Outrage Over Racist Costumes for Halloween

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Several students at a private college in Lancaster, Pennsylvania have been accused of racism after wearing costumes that depicted Asian, African and Hispanic stereotypes over Halloween weekend.

The students, reported to be athletes at Franklin & Marshall College, shared photos of themselves in the controversial costumes on social media, sparking outrage among minority groups on campus.

Woman Dressed as ‘Maleficent’ Taunts Hong Kong Police on Halloween, Gets Tackled

Hong Kong police and pro-democracy protesters faced off on Halloween night in the midst of chaotic celebrations and demonstrations near the district of Lan Kwai Fong, Central Hong Kong.

Many protesters showed up in costumes and masks, in defiance of the recent ban on face coverings. The ban was introduced by Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam who claimed that the mask ban would enable the police to easily identify rioters from the peaceful protesters.