It’s finally October! My favorite month of the year. I’ve been scouring the internet looking for festive ideas and thought I’d share some of the local events I’ve had my eye on.
Houston Halloween Festival- October 19th
The annual zombie walk for charity has now been upgraded to a full on Halloween festival held partly in Minute Maid Park. The event features musical acts, pumpkin patch, haunted maze, makeup effects artists, vendors, horror film industry celebrities, and a zombie walk. Tickets and more information can be found here.
Evil Dead the Musical- October 17th through November 1st
You may remember my previous write up last year, when I visited San Antonio’s production of the bloody musical. This year the production is making its way to Houston (Pasadena more specifically), via Stage Door Inc. Tickets are only $15, with the option of purchasing a zombie survival kit for an additional $5. The kit contains items meant to protect clothing against the inevitable blood splattering from this very messy, very fun production. Productions of this show are popping up across the country, so check here to find cities near you.
Dismember the Alamo- October 25th
My favorite theater is putting on a four film mystery horror marathon. The line up won’t be revealed until just prior to showtime, but with the Alamo Drafthouse rest assured that it will be worth it. As if a costume contest and the Drafthouse’s trademark pre-show isn’t enough to entice you, perhaps seeing scream queen Barbara Crampton live in attendance will entice you. Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, From Beyond, You’re Next) isn’t just showing up as a guest, but is also assisting with the programming. Dismember the Alamo isn’t just a Houston exclusive event- look for it at your local Alamo Drafthouse. Each venue will have their own special guest. Tickets for the Houston event can be purchased here , and information on other locations hosting Dismember the Alamo can be found here.
Being that it’s only October 2nd, I’ll share more discoveries as I find them. What are you most looking forward to this Halloween season?