With All Hallows’ Eve upon us, here’s a look at some spooky ways to spend the weekend around the city. If you’re seeking less zombified events, our regular spine-warming, hair-dropping Weekend Roundup is still here.
Friday, October 28
Grown-up trick-or-treaters can don costumes and make their way around Liberty Village for the Nightmare on Liberty Street. Local restaurants offer deals on food and drink, and there’s an after party at Vogue Supper Club with prizes and a live DJ.
Squeeze into your bustier and slide on your fishnets for the Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadow Cast. Watch the cult classic film with live performers at Toronto Underground Cinema.
Murderous scarecrows, demented clowns, and blood-thirsty vampires take over Canada’s Wonderland for Halloween Haunt. Find your way through haunted mazes, see performances with mind readers and acrobats, and soar through the darkness of night on rides like Behemoth, Flight Deck, and The Bat.
Saturday, October 29
Dare to enter the Powerhouse of Terror, where you’ll meet disturbed carnival workers, zombie inmates, and feel the sensation of being buried alive. Then, venture into another realm in the Insidious-inspired haunted house. It all happens at the Power House Recreation Centre.
Clear your vocal chords and for the Toronto Zoo’s Halloween Howl. When the sun goes down, you’ll get to learn about wolves and how they communicate, then test out your howling skills out and see if the Arctic wolves return your call.
A night of family-friendly fun and spooky science awaits at the Ontario Science Centre’s Halloween Sleepover. Dress up in costume and watch Dr. Frank & Mr. Stein’s Odd-itorium Show, see what crazy concoctions are brewing at the Cackling Chemistry Cauldron, then sleep among the exhibits!
Sunday, October 30
Terror comes in 3D inside the Diabolical House of Cards, just one of the shriek-inducing attractions at Screemers. Feed your fear with haunted houses, mazes, and the Midway of Mayhem, all at the “Scream Elizabeth Building,” Exhibition Place.
See the dark side of the fairy tale world at Revival when Les Coquettes present Cabaret Enchanté. A carnival troupe of beloved fairy tale characters amazes and delights for Halloween with dance, live music, cirque and burlesque.
Spadina House transforms into Hörrorhaüs, a decrepit mansion filled with ghoulish sights and sounds. Channel the spirit world with a midnight séance by candlelight, and they might just award you with the prize for best costume.