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Nightmare in the 901: Haunts and Halloween Happenings in Memphis

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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. 


One-Time Only:

Trick-or-Treat for First Fridays on Broad Avenue (October 1)

Why wait until the weekend of Halloween to flex with your festive fit? First Fridays on Broad on October 1st can bring you your first candy haul of the season!


Muddy Friday: Spooky Creature Candy Dishes (October 1)

Nothing says Halloween like creepy critters, and you’re invited to make your own spooky creature candy dish with Becky K. Blackburn of Arrow Creative! $75 secures your spots and gets you all your materials. If you want to BYOB, they’ll have glasses and bottle openers available for use too.

Secure your spot here.


Spooky Kids Movie Marathon at Black Lodge (October 3)

We know this is meant for the kids, but the adults might want to get in on this movie madness too! From 3PM-9PM, Black Lodge is hosting free family-friendly screenings, and divvying out candy to those who dress to impress. There’ll be all kinds of treats available for purchase, games available to play, and more ghostly good times to enjoy.

Take a look at the lineup:

  • 3PM: Selected Episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark
  • 4PM: It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
  • 4:30PM: Monster House
  • 6PM: Paranorman
  • 7:45PM: Scoob!


Solus Premiere: A Soulless Masquerade at Mallory-Neely House (October 9)

Don your ghostly garb for a movie night on the lawn at Mallory-Neely House! They’ll be screening Soulus, a Victorian ghost story filmed in Memphis about a little girl who is forced to lure souls to feed to the house. Maybe you’re next on the menu ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Following the screening, if you survive, you’re welcome to roam the grounds where gothic surprises are waiting for you around every corner—in addition to a vampire lounge, spooky vendor booths, and a food truck close by whipping up eerie eats.

P.S. Make sure to bring a blanket or a lawn chair!

Grab your tickets here.


Welcome to the Freak Show Extravaganza at Black Lodge (October 16)

The carnies are coming out of their caves to summon all you local freaks for a night out at the freakshow. Come dressed for the creepy carnival occasion and prepare to crypt walk over the place as DJ Kevia encourages you to get down. Beer will be sold on site, but you can also BYOB!

Grab your tickets here


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.



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?


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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