Category Archives: Halloween

What’s happening Halloween weekend in Boston, Provincetown, Providence and Ogunquit

Halloween, Boston, Provincetown, Providence, OgunquitThere are a lot of parties and events taking place later this week to celebrate Halloween. Below I’ve tried to share events that might be of interest to you in Boston, Provincetown, Providence and Ogunquit. 

What’s Happening in Boston 

YAASSS! Thursdays, Halloween Edition has a costume contest with cash prizes at Club Cafe on Thursday, October 27

Costume Karaoke starts at 10PM at dbar on Friday, October 28

Halloween Friday costume party with cash prizes is hosted by Lili Whiteass at Club Cafe on Friday, October 28

EPIC Halloweeen brings you the largest Halloween Party in the city with $1,000 costume contest at Boston’s House of Blues. Get your tickets before they sell out. Doors open at 10:30 on Saturday, October 29

Halloween Contest at Cathedral Station includes cash prizes; registration starts at 9PM and the contest starts at 10PM all the while they will be showing Halloween horror videos on Saturday, October 29

So Hot Saturdaes: Skreem Kweens edition is at Peggy O’Neil’s starting at 10PM on Saturday, October 29 

Halloween Saturday has a costume contest with cash prizes at Club Cafe on Saturday, October 29

Back2Basics Tea Dance has a Halloween theme and a performance by Mizery starting at 5PM at Club Cafe on Sunday, October 30

Katya & Roxxxy Andrews bring you Hot Mess (Halloween ed.) Sunday at Candibar starting at 10PM on Sunday, October 30

Halloween with Sharon Needles & Laila McQueen at Royale Night Club on Halloween night, October 31 

Ghost Ship Harbor takes haunted houses to a new level  on the USS Salem – open through October 31 (in Quincy)

PtownWhat’s Happening in Provincetown 
A.K.A. Spooky Bear Weekend

Tea Dance at The Boatslip from 4-7pM on Friday thru Sunday, October 28-29

Goblins & Ghouls Lounge temporary takes over the Shipwreck Lounge on Friday and Saturday, October 28-29

Fagbash Halloween is at the Gifford House on Friday, October 28

Saints & Sinners Ball at The Crown & Anchor is on Friday, October 28

Fetish Night takes on a Halloween theme at A-House on Friday, October 28

All Hallow’s Eve Costume Party at the A-House on Saturday, October 29

Purgatory’s Costume Party is downstairs at the Gifford House on Saturday, October 29

Rocky Horror Picture Show starts at 7PM at The Crown & Anchor on Sunday, October 30 

Townie Halloween is at The Crown & Anchor on Monday, October 31

Dead Silence: The Disease of Astonishment is Provincetown’s horror theater attraction of the season and runs through Monday, October 31

Salem, MAWhat’s Happening in Providence

Scream Queens 18+ Dance Party opens early at 8PM at Ego on Thursday, October 27

PolerBears present POLEtergeist at the Dark Lady, Thursday, October 27 

Monster Ball Costume Party benefits AIDS Care Ocean State from 7-10PM at the Omni Hotel on Friday, October 28

Twerk or Treat Halloween Party is at Ego on Friday, October 28 

Halloween Costume Party at Mirabar has cash prizes for the best costumes on Friday, October 28

Halloween 2016! “Election Year From Hell” Party is at The Dark Lady on Saturday, October 29

Nightmare on Richmond Street has a $1,000 costume contest at Ego on Saturday, October 29

Halloween Costume Block Party at the Eagle on Saturday, October 29

Brujeria Latina hosted by Gizzelle Fierze is at Ego on Sunday, October 30

Halloween, Haunted HousesWhat’s Happening in Ogunquit

Halloween Freak Show at Mainestreet has cash prizes for best costumes on Saturday, October 29

Poe: Tales of Fear and Suspense is Clay Hill Farm’s seasonal theatrical dinner experience with shows on Monday, October 31 as well as Friday and Saturday, November 4-5  and 11-12

Halloween-themed movies showing this weekend

scary movies, HalloweenAre you a Halloween movie junkie? Do you love horror films and all things gothic? Check out these area movie houses that are pulling out all the stops with some classics that are sure to get you in the mood. Below I’ve included links to each showing so you can purchase tickets online if you’re so inclined.

Thursday, October 27
The Phantom of the Opera is at The Coolidge in Brookline at 7PM
Hocus Pocus is at The Kendall Cinemas at 7PM
Ouija: Origins of Evil is at the AMC Theatres Boston Common (multiple showtimes)

Friday, October 28
The Fly is at The Coolidge in Brookline at 11:59PM
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is at the AMC Theatres Boston Common at 12:00 Midnight

Saturday, October 29
The Addams Family is at the Brattle Theater in Cambridge at 4PM
Pet Sematary is at The Brattle Theater in Cambridge at 7PM
Unearthed and Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary is at The Brattle Theater in Cambridge at 9PM
16th Annual Halloween Horror marathon is at The Coolidge in Brookline starting at 11:59PM
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is at the AMC Theatres Boston Common at 12:00 Midnight

Sunday, October 30th
Nosferatu is at The Brattle Theater in Cambridge at 7PM

Monday, October 31st
The Bride of Frankenstein is being shown for FREE at The Brattle Theater in Cambridge at 6PM
Halloween is at The Brattle Theater in Cambridge at 8:30PM
Psycho & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Double Feature) is at The Coolidge in Brookline at 7PM
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is at the AMC Theatres Boston Common at 10PM

If I’ve missed any showings, please feel free to share in the comments section.

Hocus Pocus at the Kendall on Thursday, Oct 27

HalloweenThe 1993 cheesy, cult favorite Hocus Pocus starring Bette Middler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy will be playing at the Kendall Theater in Cambridge next Thursday, October 27.  The Welcoming Committee is already promoting this event which is certain to sell out so if you are interested get your tickets.

Hocus Pocus at The Kendal – Thursday, Oct 27 at 7PM

The Real Housewitches of Salem

The Sanderson Sisters are back and this time we get a sneak peek behind the scenes as they dish about life, their morning rituals and idiosyncrasies.

Dead Silence returns to Provincetown this Halloween season

Halloween in ProvincetownDEAD SILENCE Disease of Astonishment is a Provincetown horror theater attraction that opened this past weekend and will run through Monday, October 31. Billed as “a thrilling original Halloween production that delves into Provincetown’s darkest history”,

Those who choose to attend will meet at The Art House on Commercial Street and prepare for terrifying surprises as Polly and her enterprising daughter, lead you on an interactive tour of a secluded witches’ burial ground. You can learn more and get tickets by visiting, deadsilence-terror.com.

Haunted Houses in New England

Halloween, Haunted Houses

Source: Halloween New England

Tis the season to scare the crap out of oneself. While I’m no expert on haunted houses, I’ve done some digging and identified a handful of places you may want to visit. Be sure to also check out www.halloweennewengland.com, which has an extensive listing of haunted houses throughout all of New England.  

Barrett’s Haunted Mansion is south of Boston in Abbington, MA. Oct 18 and Nov 4 & 5th  they will host their special Darkness Unleashed, which requires advance ticket purchase.  On Sundays and Thursdays they have a deal for $35 that includes dinner at the Ale House and admission to the Haunted Mansion/Maze. More details can be found on their website, BHMansion.com.

Factory of Terror has three locations in Worcester, West Warwick, RI and Fall River. More details about individual locations, tickets and hours can be found on their website, factoryofterror.com.

Spooky World may be the largest of the haunted houses in the area. This year Spooky World presents “Nightmare in New England”. Based on feedback I read online, it seems like you will want to purchase either their VIP or Super VIP tickets, but these come at a hefty price, starting at $65 on Friday and Saturday nights. For more information visit their website, Spookyworld.com.

For a more complete listing of haunted houses, hayrides, mazes and tours throughout all of New England check out the very thorough website, halloweennewengland.com.

Halloween in Boston’s South End

BostonEven though I am not in Boston this weekend, I have been appreciating the spirit in which my neighborhood prepares for Halloween.  While pumpkins are on virtually every step a lot of neighbors take to decorating their buildings and even the street with a lot of spirit and creativity.

Here are a few pictures from Waltham Street and Union Park in the South End.BostonBoston