It's October and Halloween is creeping up on us and ready to pounce – much like Freddy Krueger. These ten ace parties and club nights are bound to sell out, so get booking now if you want to get in on the spooky fun. And don't forget there are tons more options on our Halloween parties page.
Coffin Dodgers Disco
A special edition of the over-28s night. There’ll be apple bobbing and frightening stuff galore (not too frightening, mind – don't want to give those 'oldies' too much of a scare), plus a great soundtrack of pop, indie, disco and rock.
The Phoenix. October 30.
Found Horror Series
Two nights of sublime sonics from top promotion crew Found: a Born and Bred party on Friday features grime, garage and dubstep from the likes of Joker, Slimzee and Hatcha, while house ace Maya Jane Coles curates Saturday.
Building Six. October 30 and 31.
Michael Jackson’s Thriller
All those hours practicing your ‘Thriller’ zombie moves will finally pay off. Dress up real ghoulish, as there’ll be a photo shoot and boozy prize for the best costume at this 'Thriller'-themed bash at an Islington party pub.
The Old Queen’s Head. October 30.
The Halloween Project
An immersive party combining music, theatre and art in a spooky warehouse. The audience will be free to roam around the venue and explore various nooks, crannies and secret spots, where there'll be various performers – which could include anything from DJs to Shakespearean actors – peddling their artistic wares.
Ugly Duck. October 30 and 31.
Dark Circus Party
A surreal night of theatrical antics, with crazy costumes, cabaret and sword swallowing, plus DJs spinning vintage tunes and party anthems. Dress code is fantasy or vintage with a dark circus twist.
Secret location. October 31.
DJ Yoda’s Halloween Nightmare
The deck wizard hosts an audiovisual spooktacular. Yoda will be mashing up hip hop, pop, funk and more through both music and video, with frightful twists thrown in.
Rich Mix. October 31.
The End of the World Halloween Party
This apocalyptic-themed bash (pictured, below) asks punters to party like it’s their last night on earth. There’s a soundtrack of life-affirming anthems and stupendous amounts of glitter.
Electric Brixton. October 31.
To the Lazer Cave Sequin Zombie Party
Sequins and zombies. A match made in... Well, maybe not heaven, but certainly a weird-ass fancy dress shop. This popular party series combines B-movie kitsch with cosmic disco and – yep – a shitload of lasers.
The Laundry. October 31.
Secretsundaze Carnival Du Freak
Top disco DJ The Black Madonna and house-heads Trus’me and Kassem Mosse will be spinning at this freaky wonderland. Expect Halloween weirdness aplenty and scream-worthy outfits.
Shapes. October 31.
Straight Nasty Halloween Bash
A special edition of the unashamed pop club night, with all the classic singalong bangers plus ghoulish costumes and a fancy dress competition.
VFD. October 31.
Read our full list of Halloween 2015 parties and club nights in London.