What's on in Hackney this Halloween weekend: 28-30 October
Look no further for thrilling and blood-curdling events this Halloween weekend in Hackney
Fear In The Dark
£12.10-14.30. 7.30 or 8.30pm, Thursday, 27 - Monday, 31 October
An evening of storytelling in Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington, inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe, HP Lovecraft, Sheridan Le Fanu and MR James. Follow a man as he navigates the dark labyrinthine woods, brimming with tales that must be told. Some parts of the performance take place in total darkness. Book in advance.
Rosemary’s Baby: Grizzle Halloween Party
Free before 10pm/£5. 9pm-2am, Friday, 28 October
Join outrageous divas A Man To Pet and John Sizzle (pictured above) as they 'dance with the devil' to re-enact favourite scenes from high end horror films 'Rosemary’s Baby' and 'The Shining' for a spooky Halloween performance. Tunes from DJs Vangelis and Princess Julia, at The Glory, Dalston, till the early hours. Fancy dress encouraged.
Day Of The Dead
£15. 8pm-2.30am, Friday, 28 October
One of the Godfathers of house music, Todd Terry, headlines this Halloween get down with fully themed decor, production and dancers at McQueen, Shoreditch. Plus DJ support from Sinuous, Frost, Monikr and more. Fancy dress theme: Dia De Los Muertos or 'Day of the Dead'.
Dead Rappers Ball
£5. 9pm-2am, Friday, 28 October
The Hoxton Pony are merging Halloween with their favourite era of music, the 90s. DJs will be blasting throwback anthems from rappers who have passed on, including Notorious B.I.G, Tupac, Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes, Eazy and Big Pun to name a few. Fancy dress not essential, but encouraged.
Halloween Fun Run
£5 adult/£3under 12s. 9.30am, Saturday, 29 October
Don your scariest Halloween costume and join a fun run suitable for all the family. Choose from a 2K or 5K distance, at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. All finishers receive a goody bag and medal. Two children run free with every adult. Dress code: scary
£25/30. 6pm-6am, Saturday, 29 October
Get ready for a night of house, R&B and party anthems across three rooms, joined by fire and stunt performance troupe, The Dolls UK, for the most sinful of behaviour featuring live cabaret and burlesque at Cargo, Shoreditch.
Grimehouse Halloween: Silence Of The Lambs
£20. 7.30pm-1am, Saturday, 29 October
Relive crime/horror film 'Hannibal' with a unique drag Halloween experience at Sutton House, Homerton, from the Amy Grimehouse crew. Spot Hannibal pacing his cell in the basement and squeal with morbid delight as you sew a skin suit in the craft room. The night also features a screening and a post-film club night till the early hours. Fancy dress not essential, but encouraged as there will be prizes for the best dressed.
£5/10 otd. 8pm, Saturday, 29 October
Get ready for a ghoulish night of wild circus acts, a fortune teller, make-up stand and themed drinks. Don your most extravagant and freakish costume for a chance to win a bottle of bubbly. Entry at Trapeze Bar, Shoreditch, includes a special bloody drink shot.
Chambers Of Love
£5-15. 2pm-12midnight, Sunday, 30 October
The Brewhouse, at London Fields Brewery, is transformed to celebrate the spookiest day of the year with a day and night party of underground house and techno. Chia Street Food Kitchen will be providing fast, healthy food to stay fuelled throughout the night. Dress code: celebrities from the past.
£7/£10.50/9.50 conc. 3.15pm/4pm, Sunday, 30 October
Close your Halloween celebration with spine-chilling classic films on the big screen. 1976’s 'The Omen' screens at Hackney Picturehouse at 3.15pm; and a 1980s triple-bill of horrors shows at The Macbeth, Hoxton. 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' (1984); 'Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter'; and 'Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn' will be screened back-to-back from 4pm. There will also be a fancy dress competition, prizes and more.