Have A Horrific London Halloween with our Spooky To Do List

Have A Horrific London Halloween with our Spooky To Do List

Your London Halloween 2013 To Do List!

So, TimeOut and Londonist have their lists for Halloween, but we think we can do better (or at least, different!) – here’s our pick of some of the best ways to celebrate all that is scary and spooky…

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The Woman In Black | Fortune Theatre | £18-£48

Now celebrating 25 years in the West End, The Woman in Black remains a combination of the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic, film noir quality. Audiences are promised “an evening of unremitting drama as they are transported into a terrifying and ghostly world”.

AND To celebrate the spookiest night of the year, an interactive Woman In Black online game will be released on October 31st! Fans should like the official Facebook page before to get exclusive news first!

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Click here to visit The Woman in Black Facebook Page to Play the Game First

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NT Live Encore: Frankenstein | From 31st October | Various Cinemas

National Theatre Live’s 2011 broadcast of the amazing production of Frankenstein returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

If you didn’t get the chance to see the amazing performances from Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller at the time, this is another great opportunity to see one of the best theatre productions of the last 5 years.

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White Mischief Halloween Ball | Scala | 26th October | 9pm-4am | £29.99

They Say: “A spine-tinglingly spooky multi-room bash featuring live music, cabaret, circus, storytelling and interactive theatre. Part of the London Steampunk Halloween Weekend.”

This looks like one of the best ways to celebrate spooky season, with an incredible line-up including: DESMOND O’CONNOR, VOLTINI, DUO BOGOF, GYPSY DISCO, PERHAPS CONTRAPTION, DREAM THEMES, DON’T GO INTO THE CELLAR, THE DEPARTMENT OF BRILLIANT, RACHEL ROSE REID & loads more!

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Dia de los Muertos Experience | Rich Mix | 1st & 2nd November | Various Prices

Be prepared for “a technicolour world of fright and mystery, zombies and music, voodoo and carnival riot as the Day of the Dead hits London’s Rich Mix”. Highlights include screenings of classic Mexican horror films, live music acts, DJs, dance, immersive theatre performances and more… Celebrate the afterlife in all its ghoulish glory!

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Day of the Dead Late | Horniman Museum | 7th November | 6pm – 9pm | £3

Visit the Horniman after hours and enjoy a night of carnival processions, music, film and dance performances inspired by Mexico’s Day of the Dead. An evening of carnival parades, theatre performances, dance performances, film screenings, DJ sets & more!

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Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film | BFI | October-November | Various Times | Various Prices

They Say: “A celebration of gothic film and TV across the UK.

Tales of gothic horror and romance feed on our darkest fears and desires. Over the coming months, this nationwide season lifts the lid on a dark storehouse of the imagination, which found its heart in Britain, and came to life on film.”

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Halloween at London Dungeon | Until November 9th | From £16.95

What more can we say, other than that the obvious place to get your scares this halloween is at the London Dungeons!

They Say: “Mrs Lovett, Jack the Ripper and the entire cast will be celebrating in lavish style. The Dungeon will be decked out in a blaze of orange – you can never have enough pumpkins right? We will be adding some extra surprises to keep you on a knife edge and make you squeal with laughter as only we know how to as The Home of Halloween.”

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Rupert Dannreuther

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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.