Halloween spooktacular

Journal staff weigh in on some of their favourite spooky sounds, frightful films and inspiration for where to wander this Hallows eve

Photo illustration by Christine Blais
Photo illustration by Christine Blais

Where to Boogie down on Halloween

Roundly jubilant smiling pumpkins decorating porches, candy wrappers strewn and cobwebs stretched across doorways—it must be Halloween again.

Whether your shtick is grinding the night away at Ale House or sipping from red cups in a backyard a few doors down, why not try something new this Halloween 2009?

Here are some alternative options to hear some scary sounds, do the Thriller and flaunt those entirely homemade and totally original Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga costumes this year.

What: Betablokka, Agpak Mum CD Release, Ianspotting & Ben Nelson

Where: The Mansion

When: Oct. 31, 9 p.m.

Cost: $10 at the door.

What: Killer Thriller Halloween with the Fragglerock DJs

Where: Elixir

When: Oct. 31, 9 p.m.

Cost: $6, $3 cover with student ID before eleven, $5 before midnight without student ID

What: Halloween Costume Ball

Where: Joy Supper Club

When: Oct. 31, 10 p.m.

Cost: $10

What: EQUIP Halloween Party

Where: The Grad Club

When: Oct. 31, 9 p.m.

Cost: $10 at The Grad Club, Destinations and ticketscene.ca

What: Halloween Rock n’ Ghoul Spooktacular with Grady, The Spades and Domenica

Where: The Merchant Tap House

When: Oct. 31, 9 p.m.

Cost: $5 in advance, $10 at the door

—Ally Hall

Top Five Scary Movies

1. Psycho (1960)—Alfred Hitchcock
2. Videodrome (1983)—David Cronenberg
3. Inland Empire (2006)—David Lynch
4. The Blair Witch Project (1999)—Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez
5. The Strangers (2008)—Bryan Bertino

—Emily Whalen

Top Five Scary Songs

1. “Grave Situation Pt. 1”—The Burning Hell
2. “Wolf Like Me”—TV On the Radio
3. “Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?”—Various Artists
4. “Hunting For Witches”—Bloc Party
5. “Halloweenhead”—Ryan Adams

—Emily Whalen

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