Your Guide to Halloween in Orlando
A compendium of haunted pub crawls, costume contests, scare trails, horror movies and more
Published: October 24, 2012
Wednesday, Oct. 24
Scare Fair Open House Prospective students and the general public are invited to learn more about the university's programs, with food, games and community vendors. 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Keiser University, 5600 Lake Underhill Road; free; 407-273-5800; kuopenhouse.com.
TCM Event Series PresentsFrankenstein and The Bride of FrankensteinThis double creature feature is presented as part of Universal’s 100th anniversary. The studio famously brought to life Dracula, the Wolf Man, the Mummy, the Creature from the Black Lagoon and the modern Prometheus, tonight’s big meanie. It’s like the Marvel plan without The Avengers payoff. Unless you count The Monster Squad, which you should. 2 p.m., 7 p.m.; various theaters; $12.50; fathomevents.com.
The Devil's Rejects Wednesday Fright Pitcher series showing of 2005's Rob Zombie thriller. 8 p.m.; Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland; free; 407-629-0054; enzian.org.
Thursday, Oct. 25
5th Annual Bloodbath: A Halloween Party Wear red or a costume for free cover, with music by DJ Ants and a Pledge Cast show starring Kitana Gemini, Kai'ja Adonis, Demii Cache and Chevelle Brooks. 9 p.m.; Revolution Nightclub, 375 S. Bumby Ave.; free; 407-228-9900; revolutionorlando.com.
Halloween Bash with DJ Cruz & Suspence EDM and Top-40 music, beer pong games, an oxygen bar, two-for-one drink specials and a costume contest with cash prizes. 10 p.m.; Boss, 39 W. Pine St.; free-$5; 407-497-2677.
Ignition Dance of the Dead with Mord Fustang, Doorly Halloween-themed EDM club night with dance and acrobatic performances, graphic artists and drink specials all night. 10 p.m.; Firestone Live, 578 N. Orange Ave.; $10; 407-872-0066; firestonelive.net.
Spooktacular Costume 5K Run/WalkThe Rose Runs Series asks runners and walkers to wear a Halloween costume and compete in a three-mile route around UCF’s campus, with a post-race networking party, games, prizes for the best costume and a portion of proceeds to benefit meningitis awareness. 5 p.m.; University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; free, donations accepted; roserunseries.com.
Oct. 25-Oct. 27
Southern Ghosts Orlando Ghost Tours Explore haunted properties in the downtown Orlando area on this guided paranormal tour. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; Downtown Orlando, Church Street in front of the Five Guys; $20; 407-234-6611; southernghosts.com/orlando.html.
Oct. 25-Oct. 31
Titanic Ghost Tour View the exhibition and hear scary stories from staff members who have experienced paranormal encounters. 7 p.m. daily, 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31; Titanic – The Experience, 7324 International Drive; $24.95; 407-248-1166; titanictheexperience.com/ghost-tour.html.
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