Halloween 2013: Assorted Scaretastic Events

Zombies, Victorian mansions, half-marathons–L.A. has it all.
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This year’s grab-bag of scare-tastic Halloween events includes a zombie walk, Victorian mysticism, and a rocking Halloween half-marathon. 
 
  • Oct. 2

    HOLLYWOOD HORROR EXTRAVANGANZA 
    Exhibits from Hollywood’s scariest movies and TV shows of all time! Visit the Elvira, Mistress of the Dark exhibit and take a spine tingling walk along Hannibal Lechter’s original jail cell from Silence of the Lambs. Navigate through the “Dungeon of Doom” and take a spooky trip down memory lane and see how the first haunted/horror films came together. Hollywood Museum. More information

  • Oct. 4 –
    Nov. 2

    WICKED LIT
    With a real cemetery as the backdrop, Wicked Lit adapts classic tales of terror into spooky graveside plays. This year’s productions include The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow. Mountain View Mausoleum, Altadena. More information

  • Oct. 5

    SOIREES MYSTIQUE – AN EVENING OF VICTORIAN ENCHANTMENT
    A night of mind-reading and mysticism lies in your future at Heritage Square, where it’s always the 1800s and clairvoyancy never goes out of style. Heritage Square Museum. More information

  • Oct. 8 –
    Nov. 24

    WAIT UNTIL DARK
    Starring Allison Pill (The Newsroom), here’s a new production of the play Wait Until Dark, the chilling inspiration for the Audrey Hepburn movie about two criminals trying to con a blind woman who proves tougher than she looks. On Halloween Night tickets are $31. Enter “DARK31” in the coupon box for a complimentary Dark Doll signature drink at the bar. Offer expires Oct. 31. Geffen Playhouse. More information

  • Oct. 16 –
    Nov. 17

    THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP
    Expect all the usual suspects (vampires, werewolves, mummies, etc.) in this delightful romp of a comedy about a pair of newlyweds arriving at their new home only to find the place hilariously haunted. Falcon Theatre. More information

  • Oct. 21 –
    Oct. 23

    GOBLIN: GIALLO LIVE
    Jam out to the Egyptian Theater for a live set by progressive rock band Goblin, which has scored several films by Italian horror maestro Dario Argento. The venue will also screen two of his mind-melting works, Deep Red and Tenebrae. Egyptian Theatre. More information

  • Oct. 26

    LONG BEACH ZOMBIE WALK
    Unite with fellow flesh-eaters at the Long Beach Zombie Walk, which opens with the Thriller Dance and ends with the screening of a zombie classic. Shoreline Village, Marina Green, Rainbow Harbor. More information

  • Oct. 26 – 27

    10TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN AND MOURNING TOURS
    The Victorian era introduced many customs and beliefs about death and the afterlife. Learn about Spiritualism, mourning etiquette of the 1890’s, and how other cultures celebrate and remember their loved ones. Heritage Square Museum. More information

  • Oct. 27

    ROCK ’N’ ROLL LOS ANGELES HALF MARATHON 
    Ever wanted your own cheer squad motivating you to jog? Here’s your chance. Los Angeles’ largest Halloween-themed party is the Rock ’n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon (benefiting the ASPCA), where bands play on the sideline to keep you going. Show up in a costume for a chance to win prizes and don’t forget to check out alternative rock band, Cracker, at the finish line. Downtown L.A. More information

  • Oct. 30-31

    LUCHA VAVOOM
    The tagline for this one is “Mexican wrestling/burlesque/comedy show.” The Lucha VaVoom ensemble deals in fast paced fun and the show promises among other things a “Mini Monster Battle Royale,” six savage stripteases, and the return of the flying Luchadore Stuka. The Mayan. More information

  • Oct. 31

    SMOKE AND MIRRORS
    Smoke and Mirrors promises comedy, drama, and the magical stylings of Albie Selznick and his band of assistants (including a rabbit and a giant talking orb). The Road Theatre in NoHo. More information

  • Oct. 31

    HORRORSHOW
    Halloween night at the NerdMelt Showroom is going to be equal parts GWAR, Mystery Science Theater, and free beer and candy. Celebrate b-movie horror with celebrity guests from this world and beyond! Meltdown Comics & Collectibles. More information

  • Oct. 31

    THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
    The 6,125 pipes of Disney Hall’s organ accompany a screening of the 1925 Lon Chaney-starrer The Phantom of the Opera, set to a live score. Walt Disney Concert Hall. More information

  • Oct. 8 –
    Oct. 31, 9:30 p.m.

    COMEDY PALACE HALLOWEEN
    Halloween themed material promised at this free comedy event at a haunted Chinese restaurant. Catch sets by Cornell Reid, Tony Sam, Megan Koester, Joe Wengert, and others. The Palace Restaurant. More information

  • Various dates

    THE HAUNTED HOLLYWOOD TOUR
    Guided night-time tour of all the famous sites of scandal and famous deaths in Hollywood. The bus leaves from Grauman’s Chinese theater. 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. More information

  • Oct. 31, 5 p.m.

    BOOS FOR BOOZE
    Boos for Booze is a Halloween themed pub crawl in Culver City. Guests in costume will be able to purchase creepy cocktails and spooky snacks on offer at any of the three restaurants hosting the event. The evening kicks off 5 p.m. at A-Frame. The Corner Door, Waterloo & City, A-Frame. More information

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