5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, October 31

Oct 30 2018, 5:57 pm

Halloween has risen, and with it comes some spooky happenings. We’re going to stay away from trick-or-treating for today, October 31, because it’s too obvious.

There’s plenty of great events lined up today that you can dress up to or get scared at. Regardless of what you get up to, be safe and Happy Halloween!

Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Ball

Halloween in Montreal isn’t complete without checking out our iconic screening of one of America’s favourite cult classic films, The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

The event shows the original 1975 musical/comedy/horror film in its original version while a large ensemble cast performs live on stage with a wide range of audience participation.

Hosted at the beautiful vintage theatre in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles, the film stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O’Brien and Meat Loaf in what the RHPC website calls “a guaranteed party.”

Guests are urged to dress up, scream, dance and throw things in the screening room.

When: Wednesday, October 31
Time: 7:30 pm and 11 pm
Where: Cinéma Impérial, 1430 rue Bleury
Price: $19.95 online, $21.95 at the door

Malefycia’s Zone 4

Malefycia’s final run is tonight and it’s going to be frightening. Malefycia’s Zone 4 is a fuse between the traditional haunted house and interactive theatre.

The event uses custom-built scenarios with professional actors, props and settings to bring their guests’ worst nightmares into reality. Each immersive trip lasts for an hour and it looks seriously frightening.

This year’s theme, Zone 4, focuses on military experiments gone wrong and the event’s antagonist, as per the Malefycia website, is “the most dangerous of all demons: the man.”

Malefycia offers thematic clothes (brown pants perhaps?) so as not to dirty your own.

When: Wednesday, October 31
Time: 5 pm – 12 am
Where: 2085 rue Drummond
Price: $35 – $55, available online

Hausu at Dollar Cinema

How about a little classic horror movie to get your Halloween going?

House (ハウス Hausu) is a 1977 Japanese horror-comedy film directed and produced by Nobuhiko Obayashi. The film is about a schoolgirl travelling with her six classmates to her ailing aunt’s country home, where they come face to face with supernatural events as the girls are, one by one, devoured by the home.

The film will be screened in Japanese with English subtitles.

When: Wednesday, October 31
Time: 8 pm – 10 pm
Where: Dollar Cinema, 6900 Boulevard Decarie
Price: $5, at the door

Club La Voûte Halloween Ball

The annual Halloween Ball at the Old Port’s Club La Voûte presents a night of chills, thrills and seriously frightening costumes at the former Banque Royale turned nightclub. There will also be actors in spooky costumes presenting live entertainment throughout the night, music by Andrew Pololos and Evangelos Pavlis and a massive costume contest.

When: Wednesday, October 31st
Time: 10 pm – 3 am
Where: La Voûte
Price: Reservations online

Stranger Things Dance Party

One of Montreal’s most iconic bars is hosting a dance party to the theme of Stranger Things. Guests are invited to dress up as an 80s villain, hero or heroine and dance the night away to the best jams and Halloween tunes from the 1980s.

The odds that Thriller players are pretty good.

When: Wednesday, October 31
Time: 10 pm – 3 am
Where: Foufounes Electriques, 87 rue Ste. Catherine Est
Price: $5, available at the door

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