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Nightmare in the 901: Haunts and Halloween Happenings in Memphis

Now that we have your attention, it’s time to make room for the macabre, because the monsters of Memphis have been quiet for long enough!

We’ve got 31 days of spooky doings, and we’ll be damned if we don’t make the most of them… Seriously, the spirits are watching…Make them proud!

Ongoing Events:

Frightober at Crosstostown Arts (Every Saturday in October)

From Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas to Candyman and Night of the Living Dead, Crosstown Theatre is bringing a number of frightful flicks to the big screen. Kid friendly matinees happen at 2pm, and 7PM is reserved for the more adult-friendly fears. Peep the lineup:

  • October 2:
    • Watcher in the Woods @ 2PM (PG)
    • Eve’s Bayou @7PM (R)
  • October 9:
    • Beetlejuice @ 2PM (PG)
    • Night of the Living Dead (R)
  • October 16:
    • Coco @ 2PM (PG)
    • A Vampire in Brookyn @ 7PM (R)
  • October 23:
    • The Nightmare Before Christmas @ 2PM (PG)
    • US @ 7PM (R)
  • October 30:
    • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Wererabbit  @ 2PM (PG)
    • Candyman  @ 7PM (R)

RSVP here.

Haunted Web of Horrors (Open Fridays-Sundays in October, and on Thursday, October 28th)

I’m sure by now, most of you have seen this video. If you haven’t, please enjoy my embarrassment for your own personal entertainment. The Haunted Web of Horrors had me screaming, and I’m sure it’ll do the same to you as you make your way through the Slotch Sanitarium, Voodoo Village, and Sector 23 as well as a brand new haunted attraction that we don’t even have the scoop on yet.

Grab your tickets here.

Mid-South Maze (Themed Nights Throughout the Month of October)

From family-friendly nights featuring free hayrides and s’mores to weekend wanderings through the haunted maze, the Mid-South Maze is making the most of this mysterious month.

  • Wednesdays: Family Night
  • Thursdays: Industry Night, offering 50% off regular maze tickets for frontline and service workers
  • Fridays + Saturdays: Haunted Maze starting at 7PM

Purchase tickets here.

Take a Tour with Historical Haunts Memphis

Want to experience some boos with your booze? Historical Haunts Memphis knows all the sweet spots where our local ghouls go to let loose.

But that’s just half the fun! They’ve also got a Haunted Bus Tour and Ghost Walk so you can get your fix of frights.

Book your tour today. 

Monster Market (Virtually through October 31)

You look like you could use some netherworldly knick-knacks made by local makers! The Monster Market is an online pop-up shop that’s perfect for weirdos like you. From art and apparel to Ouija board baubles and more, you’ll want to shop til you drop… dead.

One-Time Only:

Scare on the Square (October 22)

Calling all werewolves, witches, and wizards! Make your way to the Collierville Square for their annual kid-friendly scare. There’ll be tons of treats and they may even have a few tricks up their sleeves.

Women and Witches in Beer with Wiseacre Brewing Company (October 23)

The women who were the real beasts of beer brewing game in the beginning didn’t get to where they got to with any of that double bubble toil and trouble nonsense. They worked hard to make a name for themselves—and you’re invited to learn more about their work during the Halloween Candy Pairing Tour with Wiseacre Brewing Company.

Grab your tickets here!

United Housing Inc.’s Fright at the Brewery (October 28)

Things are getting boo-zy at United Housing’s annual Fright Night at Memphis Made Brewery! Come dressed in your fearsome frocks and enjoy a bloody brew as you learn more about their mission to provide quality housing opportunities to underserved families. $25 gets you one beer and one meal from the featured food truck.

Grab your tickets here.

Orion presents Movie Nights at Overton Square: Edward Scissorhands (October 28)

Head on over to Overton Square to watch the cool cat with clippers for hands! The Orion Movie Night Series is scheduled to screen Edward Scissorhands at 7PM—so bring your blankets, grab a Babalu burger to go, and settle in to see the show.

Did we mention it’s free?

I Survived Trolley Night Season 1: Episode 5

‘Tis the last Trolley Night of the year, and you know ODDS Atelier is pulling out all the stops to bring some mayhem to Main Street. From fire dancers to fire DJs, unlimited cocktails, Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks, a Hookah set-up, and more, it’s gonna be a soiree that any mortal can make the most of.

Grab your tickets here.  

Halloween Party at the Liquor Store on Broad (October 30)

Pull up to the patio at the Liquor Store on Broad where the DJs will be spinning tunes that’ll raise the dead from their tombs.

Scavenger Haunt at the Fire Museum (October 30)

Treat your trick-or-treaters to a day at the Fire Museum where admission is free all day long. I mean who doesn’t want an opportunity to win free candy during a Scavenger Haunt?!

RSVP here.

Devil’s Night at Black Lodge (October 30)

We can’t think of a better time to dance with the devil than this. Bad Timing Shop has teamed up with Satan himself to host the Devil’s Night at Black Lodge where heavy hitters like Gangsta Boo, Lukah, Tommy Wright III and more are pulling up to the scene to cause a scene in the spirit of Halloween.

Grab your tickets here.

We’re on the hunt for more haunts! Keep checking back to see what other ghastly good times are coming your way!

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