Halloween 2

If you missed our Halloween special yesterday – we looked at some the less scary, more happy face things that people are up to for Halloween – and you can read it here

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But we couldn’t let the supernatural fest pass without signalling some of the creepiest events that are happening here in London. So whether you’re hoping to get groovy with the goblins, witty with witches or simply dazzle with a Dracula – here’s our hot picks for an horrendously brilliant Halloween…

Movies

For adults, the horror genre can make any night a fright-night. But, understandably, London cinemas pull out the stops with the scary movies at the end of October.

Our choice: Chills in the Chapel at Union Chapel, Islington (not all that far from our Camden Branch). They’re showing Hitchcock’s Psycho, complete with a live film orchestra – we’d say grab your plastic knife and a shower curtain and get ready with your screech, screech, screech – if wasn’t already sold out.

If you’re looking at a more family orientated flick for entertaining the kids, then Hotel Transylvania is a good bet – available on DVD or you can rent it for £2.49 from iTunes.

Clubbing  

No, we don’t mean caveman style. We mean party night, with a few beverages and a bit of dancing. At DNA in St. John’s Hill, Clapham, they’re holding a weekend of fun in a spooky abandoned lab – where bar staff, dressed as scientists in lab aprons and wearing surgical goggles, will create a cocktail for you with the precision of a lab technician. Sounds just up our street.

For the Kids

If a movie on DVD or download isn’t going to cut it for scaring your little darlings, then how about a visit to the London Dungeon? A host of seriously spooky characters – Sweeney Todd and Jack the Ripper –  will be doing their best to frighten visitors!

If dungeons are a bit damp and dirty for you, then the Museum of London are holding Ghost tours around the Museum. Whether they’ve recruited any real-live ghosts (hang on, that’s an oxymoron) we’re not sure, but it’s a great way to discover haunting tales of London’s docklands.

Wherever you decide to go have a frighteningly good time.

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