‘Tis the season to be scary. With Halloween a few days away, you might find yourself haunted with the idea of going through this holiday as a zombie on the couch watching “The Simpson’s Tree House of Horror” rerun marathon. Halloween is the day you can let your inner-monster out. So get into the spirit of the holiday with our spook-tacular list of chilling places to haunt.
Angelika After Hours
5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas 75206
Every Friday and Saturday night, the Angelika hosts Angelika After Hours. For the month of October, experience horror-themed late nights with their screenings of cult classics such as “Poltergeist” (Oct. 24 and 25) and “Night of the Living Dead” (Oct. 31 and Nov.1). Screenings start at 11:30 p.m. and cost $7. Arrive early and enjoy some trivia while you mingle with other film fanatics.
Ghost Tours of Dallas
603 Munger Ave., Dallas 75202
Whether you are a skeptic or an avid believer, the acclaimed Ghost Tours of Dallas is a historic experience unlike any other. This 90-minute guided tour of the West End Historic District allows you to visit several sites of Dallas’s most haunted happenings. On its final stop, guests have permission to explore the most haunted building, The West End Marketplace. Reserve your tickets online, and don’t forget to pack your camera in preparation for a night of eerie storytelling. Tours run Tuesday through Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and cost $25. Add a Fright & Bite dinner at Ellen’s Southern Kitchen for an additional $15.
Oak Lawn Halloween Block Party
3900 block of Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas 75219
Thousands of revelers annually flock to this celebration, one of the largest block parties in Texas. The streets in Dallas’ gay neighborhood close down from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. for costumed calamity. Walk the catwalk in the costume contest. Eat and drink beer on the street. All ages welcome, but expect to frequently shield the little ones’ eyes.
Boo at the Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway, Forth Worth 76109
Take a walk on the wild side this Halloween season at the Forth Worth Zoo. You and your child can dress up and trick-or-treat at stations throughout the zoo. Wander through the pumpkin patch and see gourds carved by the zoo staff and local residents. See “wild things” up close. Eat fudge dipped apples and pumpkin fudge. Watch the Spook Strings puppet show and the Dummin’ Monkeys performance. Boo at the Zoo runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 24-26 and is free with zoo admission (adults $12; children 3-12 $9; toddlers free; parking $5).
‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’
1825 Abrams Road, Dallas 75214
Do you enjoy live theatre? How about drag shows? What about cinema? At midnight on Halloween, a shadowcast troupe known as Amber Does Dallas will present the classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” A combination of live theater, drag, cinema and audience participation makes this rendition truly unique. Tickets are $10. Don’t forget to order your props ($4 per pack).
— Compiled by Sidney Murillo, Jasmine Oliva and Courtney Schwing