While dressing up is fun and everything, the film fans among us know that Saturday October 31 is best spent in one of Edinburgh's cinemas watching some supremely scary Halloween movies. We can't promise all of the following screenings will scare you witless (or something that rhymes with that, anyway), but they will help capture the frightening essence of Halloween on film.
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Scary Halloween screenings in Edinburgh
The Dead by Dawn horror festival, ususally held in April, emerges from its crypt to present a back-to-back horror double. Part one is this Vincent Price-starring chiller from 1953, which holds the dubious honor of being the first 3D colour film produced by an American studio.
The Usher Hall hosts its traditional Halloween party by presenting another silent horror classic with live accompaniment from its impressive organ (stop sniggering). Ths year it's FW Murnau's 'Nosferatu' (1922), one of the earliest adaptations of 'Dracula' - remeber and dress up in period garb to get into the full spirit of things.