OUR PICK: Halloween 2012

There are more events than ever before to keep you entertained/terrified around Halloweentime this year.  Here’s our pick of the most spooktacular things to see and do…


Halloween Lantern Carnival

Sunday 28th October

5.30-9pm, FREE


Sefton Park, Liverpool will be brimful of lanterns, magic and mysterious sightings on the last Sunday of October, as the Lantern Company once again light up the park with the enchanting Halloween Lantern Carnival. 


Zombie Infestation at Speke Hall

28 & 31 October

6.30-10pm, £10/£12


Survivors WILL NEED to work as a team to evade the advancing hordes. As a survivor you will need nerves of steel, speed and brainpower if you are to fight your way through the zombie horde to safety. 



5 October – 3 November

7-11pm,  £15 – £17.50


Farmaggedon is a “Scream Park”, an interactive horror experience.  The whole park is themed with roaming zombies and creatures of the night. The park contains Three interactive horror houses; bigger, better and badder than ever…


Scarewood Forest

26-31 October

3pm-6pm, 6pm-9pm, £14.50-£18.50


Scarewood Forest is Shiverpool‘s Halloween Festival.

Join us this Halloween and enter our wonderland! Choose Little Monsters for your family-friendly fairy land trail or Choose After Dark for terrifying installations of the most horrific fairytales…


Scareshow at Church Farm

12-31 October

6pm-10pm, £10.50-£16


What’s your worst nightmare? Now in its 15th terrifying year, Scareshow at Church Farm is one of the country’s oldest haunted events. It’s a brilliant night out for families, couples or friends…



Night Vision Investigations

19-31 October



NVI are a paranormal investigation company who specialise in ghost hunts at the North West’s most haunted locations. Throughout October they are organising events at some of Liverpool’s creepiest haunts, including The Florrie, Lark Lane Police Station and the cavernous cellars beneath Lime Street… 


Burjesta Theatre presents Real Monsters!

26-31 October



with a serving of horror… a sprinkle of magic… and a warning from the… honey bees!! 



TALK: Bram Stoker and Dracula

20 October, 3pm

The Bluecoat. FREE – booking recommended. 

A talk by Darryl Jones, Head of the School of English at Trinity College Dublin on the enduring legacy of Stoker’s most famous work. 



There are plenty of cinematic scares to entertain film fans of all ages.

For family friendly frights check out Hotel Transylvania, Paranorman or Tim Burton’s excellent Frankenweenie. Or if you’re feeling brave there’s horror sequels aplenty with Resident Evil 5, Paranormal Activity 4, Rec 3, and Silent Hill 2 alongside a rerelease of Kubrick’s classic The Shining.






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