Category Archives: Halloween

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

Drenched White and the Rugby Dwarves party

Rugby, Provincetown, HarborsideAre you heading to Provincetown for Halloween? You may want to consider popping over to the Harborside Lounge for the Boston Ironsides Rugby Football Club party.  The ruggers will be sharing their own twisted take on the classic fairy tale all to help raise money for their team Boston Ironsides RFC.

Join Daddy, Puppy, Slutty, Naughty, Shady, Cubby, Twinky, Kinky, Beefy, Spanky, Sticky and others for pre-tea cocktails and a lot of fun filled with rugby shenanigans, special cocktails, raffles, games and so much more.

Drenched White & the Rugby Dwarves
Saturday, October 31st from 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Harbor Lounge – 359 Commercial Street

Halloween parties in Provincetown

PtownI am heading to Provincetown for Halloween with two friends visiting from Grand Cayman so it should be a lot of fun if the weather cooperates. Below are some of the activities / parties happening in Provincetown.

For those of you who may be contemplating a Ptown Halloween, there is a new bus service that leaves Boston on Friday and returns on Sunday; more here.

Friday, Oct. 30
Haunted Tea at the Boatslip, 4 – 9 PM, dance into the evening with your favorite resident DJ Maryalice
Ghoulish Halloween, 6 PM Show off your costumes in front of our dancing fire! at The Gifford House’s Porchside Bar. Later head downstairs to Club Purgatory (doors open 9PM / dancing 10:30PM)
Dead Silence, interactive theater production that starts at 7 PM – book ahead online and save a few bucks; proceeds go to Ptown’s Library
Spooky Weekend Meet & Greet, 5 – 8 PM, Drink specials & Complimentary light fare. Wave Bar at the Crown & Anchor
Spooky Bear Rocky Horror Screening, 8 PM Come dressed to thrill!! Hosted by Rodd Hott. Cabaret (No Cover) at the Crown & Anchor
Leather/ Uniforms. DJ Chris Racine Paramount ($5 Cover) @ the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.- Best Costume Party in Town
Saturday, Oct. 31     
Drenched White & The Rugby Dwarves, 12 – 3 PM head over to this party hosted by Boston Ironsides Rugby Football Club at Harbor Lounge; all proceeds raised go to benefit Boston Ironsides RFC
Spooky Tea at the Boatslip, 4 PM – 12 AM dance into the evening with your favorite resident DJ Maryalice
Dead Silence, interactive theater production that starts at 7 PM – book ahead online and save a few bucks; proceeds go to Ptown’s Library
Masquerade Ball at Ptown Town Hall, 7 – 11 PM, 260 Commercial St. Non-stop dancing with MoomMaxx Entertainers
Halloween Video Lounge, 9 PM, Wave Bar at the Crown & Anchor
Most creative costume party in town, 9 PM -1 AM (dancing starts at 10:30PM) Club Purgatory at The Gifford House Inn
Sunday, Nov. 1
Spooky Bear Farewell Brunch, 10 AM – 12 PM at the Paramount
Dead Silenceinteractive theater production that starts at 7 PM – book ahead online and save a few bucks; proceeds go to Ptown’s Library
Leather Masquerade party9 PM – 1 AM (dancing starts at 10:30 PM), Club Purgatory at The Gifford House Inn

What to do this week: October 26th – November 1st

Boston, Ogunquit, Provincetown, HalloweenWhat to do this week: October 26th – November 1st

Bride of Frankenstein will get you in the mood for Halloween. Check out this classic playing at the Coolidge Corner Theatre Monday, October 26 in Boston

Geek Trivia is hosted every Tuesday night at Club Cafe.  Come over and show off your grasp of useless information on Tuesday, October 27 in Boston

Dead Sexy Burlesque show at the Beehive might be just what you need to get over hump day, Wednesday, October 28 in Boston

Cirque of the Dead at the Oberon Theater celebrates Halloween with a macabre circus and live music Wednesday, October 28 – 30 in Boston

Costume Contest at Club Cafe has $850 in cash and prizes to give away on Friday, October 30 in Boston

Spooky Bear Weekend is this weekend. The theme this year is “Slaughterhouse” and runs from October 30 – November 1 in Provincetown

Dead Silence it is the closing weekend for this interactive theater production that runs Thursday – Sunday ending Sunday, November 1 in Provincetown

Halloween Horror Movie Marathon 12 hours of horror films will be playing at the Somerville Theatre on Saturday, October 31 in Boston

Fright Night presents “Serial Villain Night” with $1,000 in cash & prizes for best costumes on Saturday, October 31 in Ogunquit

I’ve started posting a weekly listing of upcoming activities.  Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.