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The Five Spot: 5 Halloween movie scripts about Tacoma

Five must-see, locally produced scary movies just in time for Halloween.

1 Franken (ST )ein — Pierce County residents fly into a rage after opening their annual car-tab bills, then storm Sound Transit headquarters with torches and pitchforks.

2 Invasion of the Body Snatchers 2017 — Be careful what you wish for, Tacoma. When Amazon agrees to build HQ2 here, the pods start arriving by Amazon Prime and reports of strange behavior multiply.

3 Godzilla vs. the LNG Plant — The giant lizard wreaks havoc on the Tacoma Tideflats, forcing Puget Sound Energy to admit its safety plans didn’t account for a 1950s’ Japanese monster movie scenario.

4 Limitless — In the year 2117, Victoria Woodards returns from the grave, finds another term limits loophole and runs for election as an undead member of the Tacoma City Council.

5 Merritt on the Orient Express — All suspense drains from this thriller in the first scene when new Tacoma Mayor Jim Merritt takes credit for everything that happens aboard the train.

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