Have a hair-raising Halloweekend with these Sure Things

Haunted houses, scary screenings and the biggest shin digs in the city mark the year's eeriest eve with all kinds of fun. Peep the can't miss events below and then get back to finishing your agave costume.

Have a hair-raising Halloweekend with these Sure Things
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KISS tribute act Dressed 2 Kill lights up The Seahorse Friday.

Double feature: Hocus Pocus and The Craft
Sunday
Good Robot pays homage to Bette Midler, patron saint of Scary Season, with a screening of Hocus Pocus, the cult Disney flick that follows a trio of witches brought back from the dead, followed by a showing of The Craft. more deets

Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun w/DJ Skeeter-B
Saturday
May we suggest a Cyndi Lauper costume for this all-night bop session at The Dome? more deets

Halloween Hellraiser
Friday
KISS tribute act Dressed 2 Kill and Alice Cooper Stan My Other Brother Alice join forces for this groovy all-night rager that's best experienced in a hair-raising costume. It all goes down at The Seahorse. more deets

Phantom of the Pipes
Saturday
Event organizers promise "an evening of frightening and fantastic music featuring the monster organ" at Fort Massey United Church with this creepy concert. more deets

Bedford Brass Quintet: Brassquerade
Friday

The Bedford Brass Quintet delivers a skin-crawling serving of Halloween fun with this "kaleidoscopic concert full of music that's bizarre, fantastical and just plain weird!" What's on the bill? Creepy classics like "Funeral March of a Marionette" by Charles Gounod and modern goose-bump-givers like "The Nightmare Before Christmas" by Danny Elfman. Costumes are encouraged and students and children who arrive at Saint Ignatius Church dressed up get in for free. more deets

Thrill the World
Saturday
The Oval gets into the macabre spirit of the season, taking part in this world-wide Halloween celebration slash Michael Jackson tribute that sees fans of all ages doing their best “Thriller” dance. more deets

Ghostly Gala
Friday

The Storytellers Circle of Halifax takes a trip to Cole Harbour Heritage Farm for this bone-chilling night that sees the tellers recite ghostly tales from around the very city we live. more deets

Have a hair-raising Halloweekend with these Sure Things
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Another Spooky Night at the Movies
Friday
Looking for a classic way to spend the night when ghosts roam free? Head to Bethany United Church's screening of Hitchcock’s 1927 flick The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog—and watch a serial killer roaming the streets of London as organist Shawn Whynot provides a live soundtrack to the silent film. more deets

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Carnival of Terror
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Head to Atlantic Splash Adventure (1200 Lucasville Road) for this skin-crawling scare sesh that sees you and your pals screaming your heads off inside an infamous haunted house. more deets

Have a hair-raising Halloweekend with these Sure Things
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Fangs for the Memories: A Halloween Drag Show
Saturday

The Halifax Drag Kings are paging all creatures of the night to join them for a night of drag performances, door prizes and dancing that's bound to be a ghoulish good time at Menz! more deets

Fear The Darkness Haunted House
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The epic house full of horrors returns to Alderney Landing with all-new attractions and a theme that's a nightmarish twist on fairy tales, for you to get scared. A haunted photo booth, captured escape room and a casket ride round out the frightful fun. more deets

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