Get in some screams from the big screen, as Coolidge Corner Theatre hosts its 20th annual Halloween Horror Marathon. The Brookline institution will kickstart its movie-crammed extravaganza with a special guest, composer Alan Howarth (known for his music from They Live and Halloween II), who’ll be opening the night with a live performance of his celebrated, scary scores starting at 11pm. The Coolidge will then be showing 12 straight hours of terrifying sequels that will total seven spooky flicks—ranging from the renowned to the overlooked. Stock up on coffee or your favorite caffeinated beverage beforehand because you’ll need it; these back-to-back screenings will run from midnight on October 30 until noon the next day, on All Hallows Eve.
Kids shouldn’t have all of the fun when it comes to Halloween—and they don’t have to. Leave the little ones to do the trick-or-treating, and we adults can celebrate spooky season the way it should be with some of the best things to do for Halloween in Boston. Whether you’re a horror movie buff, a thrill-seeker with an affinity for craft beer or just a basic witch looking to get her brunch on, here’s our list of the city’s must-do events this Halloween. Looking for more eerie activities to do before October ends? Check out the best places to go pumpkin picking near Boston, scream your way through the best haunted houses in New England, visit the most haunted places in Massachusetts or explore Salem, home of the infamous Witch Trials.
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