Believe it or not, Halloween is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start playing the ghoul. We’re pretty fortunate to live in a city that’s bursting with super spooky, kickass events and dance parties. So many, in fact, we simply can’t contain our excitement! So we’re highlighting three can’t-miss shindigs to ensure that you have the best effing Halloween ever. Get your tickets now before they sell out—because that would be a true nightmare.
Rocking Dead: Bedlam
Remember when the Frying Pan was infested by zombies? You would if you had any braaains. Rocking Dead is back for more interactive theater performances and dance parties. But this isn’t your run-of-the-mill haunted house. The visceral event allows you to choose your own adventure and experience the disintegration of morality in a post-apocalyptic world. And this year, the adrenaline-fueled bonanza founded by members of Playing with Reality is taking it to the next level (well, at least above sea level) at midtown nightclub 42West through the Halloween season. Tickets ($55) are available now and if you plan on dressing up, the company suggests, “think Mad Max meets Burning Man.” Tues–Fri 7:30pm starting Sept 29.
Every October, Michael Jackson fans flock to reenact the iconic “Thriller” video, but this year, the dedicated fans are taking a few dance steps further by throwing a lavish Zombie Masquerade Ball. Grab your tickets ($10 to $40) and your best costume and prepare to dance till you dieeeeeee.
BBQ Films—the company that brought the amazing Empire Records screening to Rough Trade earlier this year—are planning an other immersive movie night, but this time, with a 90s Halloween twist. They’ll be showing Wesley Snipes vampire action classic Blade at Terminal 5 on October 9 with a vampire rave to follow. Yeah, we hope there will be very little blood and a lot more booze. Tickets ($56) are still available, and in case you have no idea what to wear, take a few fashion pointers from this season’s Goth trend.