10 Spooky Screenings To Catch This Halloween

Halloween horror season is upon us! It’s time to get spooky and we have the BOO, what, where, when and why on all of your favorite fright-friendly films. From New York to LA to London and Toronto, here are 10 super scary screenings you did not know were happening this year. posted on

10. 8th Annual Dusk-To-Dawn Horrorthon

Where: The Areo Theatre, Santa Monica
What: Six back-to-back films including all-night snacks and coffee. Films include Amittyville II: The Possession (1982); Kingdom of the Spiders (1977); The Fly (1986); Hell High (1989); The Car (1977); The Sentinel (1977)
When: October 26th, 7:30pm
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9. A Night to Dismember at Nitehawk

Where: Nitehawk Cinema, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
What: Brooklyn’s best theater for (legally) boozing in your seat is showing scary movies all month at its regular brunch and midnight screenings, as well as at special events. The diverse lineup includes 1960 Italian horror classic Black Sunday (10/18–10/19), The Exorcist (10/25–10/26), and The Devil’s Advocate (10/26–10/27). True film nerds should cancel their Halloween plans to attend “A Nite to Dismember,” a ten-hour marathon of five films (including An American Werewolf in London and Dawn of the Dead) that kicks off at 10 p.m.
When: All through October!
For screening schedule and more information, click here

8. Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Ball

Where: Cinema Imperial, Montreal, QC
What: Back to rock Montreal’s most beautiful vintage theatre in the heart of the Quartier des Spéctacles and still the ONLY Rocky Horror event in town that gives you the original cult classic movie. See Tim Curry, Richard O’Brien, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and Meat Loaf on the big screen while a large cast performs live on stage with wild audience participation. Come see why it’s the most spectacular and popular Halloween event in town!
When: Oct 31, Nov 1 & Nov 2 at both 8 PM & 11 PM
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7. Let’s Get Spooky Scary Movie Screenings

Where:Chicago History Museum’s Uihlein Plaza
What: Bundle up, bring some cider, and warm up to this double screening of scary movies on the Museum’s plaza. Showing “The Silence of the Lambs” and “The Shining.” Plus, it’s free!
When: Wednesday, October 26th, starting at 6pm

6. The British Horror Film Festival

Where:Empire Cinema, Leicester Square, London
What:The British Horror Film Festival is in its fourth year and what an incredible line up it has! With a great mix of frightening films from all over the world, and some amazing home-grown talent from the UK, there’s a little something for everyone. The Festival provides opportunities for independent filmmakers to have their films screened at great red carpet-style venues to a passionate audience of film professionals, film students, journalists and the general public. Plus there will be an award show and super spooky after-party included in your admission!
When: Friday October 18th &19th at 8:30pm
For a detailed screening schedule and ticket information, click here

5. South African HorrorFest

Where:Labia Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa
What: With over 27 screenings of your favorite new and old Halloween horror flicks, the 8th annual South Africa HorrorFest promises one hell of a scare! There will be sneak previews of Frankenweenie and The Possession, an audience participation screening of the legendary Rocky Horror Picture Show, along with dress-up prizes and giveaways.
When: October 24th to November 2nd
For ticket information and line-up, click here

4. Barcelona’s Improv Horror Show

Where: Teatre Neu, Barcelona, Spain
What: This improvised show in its Halloween night wants to show the funniest face of what the audience will suggest to the actors. The challenge will be to transform such requests in frighteningly funny scenes located in cemeteries, dark forests or haunted houses.
When: October 19th, 26th and 31st at midnight
For more on Barcelona’s Halloween traditions, click here

3. Young Frankenstein at The Hollywood Drive-In

Where: The Electric Dusk Drive-In Theatre, Los Angeles
What: Re-live one of Hollywood’s most classic horror films from the comfort of your car. If Halloween is your favorite time to get romantic, this special screening is just for you. The downtown rooftop theater will also play a thematically appropriate double-bill of Beetlejuice and Poltergeist.
When: October 19th at 6:30pm
Buy your tickets and find more information here

2. 360 Screenings: Halloween Edition

Where: Undisclosed location, Toronto, Canada (revealed 24 hours in advance)
What: 360 Screenings is back just in time to terrify audiences for Halloween. With four screenings over two days, 360 Screenings events are a fusion of live theatre and cinema, offering audiences the chance to become part of a movie rather than just watch it. Shrouded in mystery, the location and costume instructions (inspired by the secret film) are revealed to ticket holders just 24 hours prior. The movie is a secret until you’re in your seat to watch. This year’s event is set to be scarier than ever! There’s also a bar full of spooky cocktails and snacks, so you won’t want to miss this!
When: October 25 at 7:00 pm OR 11:00 pm
October 26 at 2:00 pm pm OR 7:00 pm
Buy your tickets here

1. BAM Presents: Puppets on Film

Where: BAM Rose Cinemas, New York
What: The Jim Henson Foundation and BAMcinématek present the return of this annual weekend of the best puppetry on film. This year’s highlights include two New York premieres, the work of award-winning puppeteer and director Brian Henson, innovative shorts, a Little Shop of Horrors sing-along, and many special guests. Dress as your favorite character and get ready to enjoy this outrageous musical with fellow fans and live actors performing Rocky Horror-style.Warning: Spookiness ahead!
When: October 25th-27th
For specific show times and ticket information, click here

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