By Lisa Barnett.
Its Halloween weekend which means it’s time to dress up, douse yourself in fake blood and party like you’re the undead and there’s no tomorrow.
So here are some of the highlights of what’s going on across Brighton to make sure your Halloween is all treat.
FEAR Brighton – A live action horror house in the centre of town, it is a terrifying and shocking experience guaranteed to make you jump and scream!
This Halloween it’s ‘Extreme Scream’ in the evenings with added zombies and scares.
Daytime ‘Creepy Capers’ caters for families with children under the age of 14, then from 6.30pm it’s Extreme Scream (not advised for under 14’s or the feint hearted).
If you really like to scream there, then you could clamber aboard the Haunted Bus-ride and head to Shocktober Fest at Tully’s Farm for more fearsome frolics!
Check out www.fearbrighton.com for more details and tickets.
Ghost Walk of The Lanes – For a slightly less freaky but just as frightening evening adventure, head to the South Lanes for a tour with a difference. Find out about haunted pubs, spooky specters and exactly what’s behind that bricked up doorway you’ve walked past loads of time without realizing. The walk is suitable for all ages and your guide will tell you the tales and take care of you.
Running extra walks over Halloween weekend head to www.ghostwalkbrighton.co.uk for details.
If you like your Halloween with more Treat then any tricks, then there are also plenty of clubs and nights where you can get your spook on:
Saturday 27th October:
Electric Playboys at The Hobgoblin, 3pm – 2am.
A whole day of madness from Electric playboys, free entry, and outdoor set up until 9pm, then the party moves indoors. With fancy dress encouraged and a prize for the best Hobgoblin it is the place for the pre party, the party and the after party.
Halloween at the Fountain Head, 7pm – 1am.
A spooky play list, fancy dress, spooky cocktails and shocking shots and a prize for best costume.
The Nightmare Before Christmas at the Fishbowl , 9pm – 3am soul, funk and party classics from legend ‘Daddy Marcus’.
80’s Disco at The Worlds End, 8pm – Late.
Like 80 classics and discoing? Like Halloween fancy dress? Yes and yes? Relearn that Thriller routine and get yourself to The Worlds End get your freak on!
For those who are brave enough to head out on All Hallows Eve:
Into The Void Halloween Special Sticky Mikes Frog Bar, 11pm – 2am.
Metal, alternative hits, encouraged (not essential) fancy dress and magazine and CD giveaways, sponsored by Terrorizer. A must for all you alternative ghouls (£2 entry).
Brighton Halloween Festival at Volks, 11pm – 4am.
As well as a range of DJ’s playing you Drum ‘n’ Bass, Dubstep, Garage, and Hardcore there will be street magicians, MC’s, and dancers. Cheap tickets can be purchased from FEAR and Cube bar or £5 on the door.
Finally, for those who are looking to extend the festive period:
Friday 2nd November:
The Halloween Sado-Masquerade at Proud Cabaret Brighton from 7 or 10.30pm (ticket dependant).
Dinner, drinks and debauchery from one of the best Cabaret bars around, bring your masks with you and leave your inhibitions behind.
Line up tba www.brightoncabaret.com
Whatever you do, have a Happy Halloween!!!