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!
There are plenty of spooky doings going down as we gear up for Halloween, and we’ll be damned if we don’t make the most of them… Seriously, the spirits are watching. Make them proud!
Ongoing Halloween events:
The Mid-South Corn Maze: September 16-October 31
First, you’re lured in…Then, you’re lost! The Mid-South Maze is back for it’s 21st year—and you’re invited to stroll through the fields. The fright-free fun kicks off September 16th with Family Nights following every Wednesday, offering free hayrides and bonfires as add-ons to the maze experience.
When October hits, the haunts begin. If you find yourself in the Maze after dusk on Fridays and Saturday, you better be ready to run…
Haunted Web of Horrors: September 30- October 31
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, Sector 23, and brand new haunted attractions that we don’t even have the scoop on yet.
Frightober Screenings at Crosstown Arts: Every Saturday in October
From cult classics like Spider Baby and The Shining to kid-friendly flicks like Hocus Pocus and Coco, Crosstown Theatre is bringing a number of scary screenings to the big screen that you can enjoy FOR FREE!
PG motion pictures will be rolling at 2:30pm—and, at 6:30PM, the adult-friendly films begin. Peep the lineup:
- October 1:
- Hotel Transylvania @ 2:30PM (PG)
- The People Under the Stairs @6:30PM (R)
- October 8:
- Frankenstein @ 2:30PM (PG)
- The Birds @ 6:30PM (PG-13)
- October 15:
- Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters @ 2:30PM (G)
- The Shining @ 6:30PM (R)
- October 22:
- Coco @ 2:30PM (PG)
- Rosemary’s Baby @ 6:30PM (R)
- October 30:
- Hocus Pocus @ 2PM (PG)
- Return of the Living Dead @ 6:30PM (R)
In addition to the Frightober screenings—as the Crosstown Arthouse Film Series comes to a close, the last two screenings are appropriately petrifying:
- October 6: Spider Baby
- October 13: The Black Cat
Le Bonheur's Zoo Boo: October 14-31
Do you dare to disco with Dracula or enter the Upside Down? Are you willing to go mad in the Mad Scientist Lab? Hit up the Memphis Zoo with your Boo crew for plenty of tricks and treats.
Historical Haunts Tours
Monster Market: Online October 3-31
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.
Pull up in person for the Kick-Off party on Saturday, October 1st!
Dracula at the Orpheum: october 28-30
Ballet Memphis is launching into their 36th season with a gripping thriller that’ll mesmerize you! Reimagined by Artistic Director Steven McMahon, this version of a chilling classic will be sure to tantalize your taste for terror.
One-time-only halloween events:
‘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?!
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.