The Prince Charles Cinema always goes all-out for Halloween and this year is no different: its HorrOctober actually starts in September and ends on November 1 – that’s a super-sized month of chills. The season features old favourites such as ‘Alien’, ‘Psycho’ and ‘The Omen’ alongside newer cult classics – ‘Donnie Darko’, ‘The Craft’ – and even newer films like Julia Ducournau’s ‘Raw’. The whole thing crescendoes on October 30 with two all-nighters where you can watch either five iconic horror films or five teen horror films back to back from 8.30pm ’til dawn. See the Prince Charles Cinema website for the full programme of screenings.
After last year’s somewhat muted celebrations, this year Halloween - which falls on Sunday, October 31 2021 - promises to be bigger, badder, spookier and more spine-chilling than ever before.
There’s plenty of fright-filled fun to be had throughout October, whether you want to watch horror films on the big screen, join a lantern-lit ghost tour, learn all about London’s Magnificent Seven graveyards, carve pumpkins, test your knowledge of vampires and witches at a Halloween quiz, or let your synthetic wigs down over themed cocktails at a seasonal pop-up.
So when you’re after something strange in your neighbourhood, who ya gonna call? Time Out London, that’s who! We might not be so great at ghost-busting, but we’ve got everything else covered this ‘scary szn’ with our whopper list of the very best Halloween events in London for 2021.
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