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Film: '13 Midnights' | Food Critics: Fall Favorites

Segment 1: A new thriller based on true stories explores the horror of the unknown.

All the spooky tales in "13 Midnights" are based on actual conversations Kansas City filmmaker Steve Scearcy has had with the people who experienced them. At a time when many seasonal rites of passage have been canceled, Scearcy likes to think he's "saving Halloween."

  • Steve Scearcy, producer, writer and director of "13 Midnights"

Segment 2, beginning at 20:29: If ever there was an autumn that calls for culinary solace, it would be this one.

It's finally comfort food season when warm and filling dishes make their seasonal appearance. Whether you're pumpkin spice obsessed or in it for the root vegetables, the KCUR food critics have something for everyone in their recommendations for the best pastries, pastas and soups fall fall.

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Brian Ellison is substitute host of Central Standard and Up To Date and has served in a variety of roles at KCUR since 2008. He has been acting producer and associate producer of Up To Date and was acting producer of The Walt Bodine Show. A member of the Religion Newswriters Association, he also contributes occasionally to KCUR news coverage. Even before joining the KCUR staff, he was a producer and frequent guest on Up To Date's "Religion Roundtable," as well as a committed listener and volunteer.
Chris Young