It’s a long Halloween weekend this year and there’s a frighteningly huge amount of ways to get your scary kicks, you may have to stay in costume for several days. Luckily for you there’s more time to perfect that devilish make up as we’ve selected the best events, trick or treat.
Halloween isn’t complete without the annual brain shredding techno blitz of the legendary House Of God, sinners should congregate at The Tunnel Club for their punishment. Funkier thrills can be enjoyed at The Night Owl’s Le Freak party which includes round two of their Soul Train tournament and they follow this up with a Stranger Things themed night, this was incredible last year and we expect more of the same eighties spookery this time round. Rainbow Venues are hosting The Haunting: A Nightmare on Lower Trinity Street Halloween special including circus, acrobats and actors, to complement the killer tunes and superstar DJs as well as a daytime Portal party. Amusement 13 have their own Trick or Treat event featuring bouncy castle and space hoppers and the first 500 tickets are free.
The Mockingbird is screening several films as part of their Halloween season kicking off with The Hills Have Eyes and including seminal fright fare such as Nightmare on Elm Street, Carrie, The Shining and several others. If you fancy chowing down on some sweet gore with your movie join The Kitchen Conjurer at The Electric for a screening of torture fest Saw. For a more grandiose spectacle how about Nosferatu with a live organ score at The Symphony Hall. Cosy thrills can be enjoyed at The Sofa Cinema special screening of Don’t Look Now at The Old Print Works.
Birmingham’s oldest and probably most haunted boozer The Old Crown hosts a free party; grizzled punks 999 are having a horror face off against The Terrorsaurs at The Flapper, the best in local noise merchants Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam and Table Scraps will be tearing up The Dark Horse for free, don dark sombreros for the Mexican Day of the Dead shindig at The Castle and Falcon and Shanty Town 10 is going to be a freak show special down at The Edge in Digbeth. We’ll be at The Hare and Hounds for The Destroyers Halloween party, Balkan mayhem and spooky chills.
Sarehole Mill has a whole weekend of family orientated activities to prick those scare muscles including a Haunting Halloween trail with hidden ghouls and clues to solve and the chance to launch your own scooped out Halloween head in the Pumpkin Flotilla. Watch out for vampires on The Sandwell Valley bat trail and receive prizes for unearthing all the clues; The New Alexandra Theatre have a matinee screening of the child friendly witch adventure Hocus Pocus, join in The Pumpkin Parlour at Beckett’s Farm, Ragley Hall is hosting a Halloween Fireworks Festival, but absolutely best of all is the Halloween Baby Rave at Artrix, put your dummy’s in the air.
Published on: Sun 1 Oct 2017