Weekly Feature



2018-10-10 / Entertainment

Halloween Happenings

thurs. 11

Thursday Night Terrors — Peter Vullo’s gory screening series continues with Wes Craven’s 1996 classic “Scream,” starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Drew Barrymore and David Arquette, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Dipson Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main St., Buffalo; $. www.facebook.com/thursdaynightterrors

Halloween — The 40th anniversary of John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Screening Room, 880 Alberta Drive, Amherst. Separate entrance outside the Boulevard Mall between Macy’s and JC Penney’s; $. 837-0376, www.screeningroom.net

fri. 12

Halloween Spooktacular — Put on your costume and enjoy games, crafts, snacks and carrousel rides at this non-scary special Halloween party, 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda; $. 693-1885, www.carrouselmuseum.org

Slime City — 30th anniversary of the 1988 film directed by Greg Lamberson and featuring Robert C. Sabin, Mary Huner, Dick Biel and Bunny Levine, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Screening Room, 880 Alberta Drive, Amherst. Separate entrance outside the Boulevard Mall between Macy’s and JC Penney’s; $. 837-0376, www.screeningroom.net

fri. 12, sat. 13 & tues. 16

Phantom of the Paradise — The 1974 musical rock opera horror film was written and directed by Brian De Palma and features Paul Williams, William Finley and Jessica Harper, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, Saturday, Oct. 13, and Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Screening Room, 880 Alberta Drive, Amherst. Separate entrance outside the Boulevard Mall between Macy’s and JC Penney’s; $. 837-0376, www.screeningroom.net

fri. 12 & sat. 13

Haunted Woods Walk — Fun for the entire family on this guided tour and bonfire (weather-permitting), 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, and Saturday, Oct. 13, at 1660 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca; presale tickets only for $5 (826-4133), with proceeds benefiting SPCA, serving Erie County. No costumes/masks, alcoholic beverages allowed.

Beyond Ghosts’ Para-History Tours — Learn a little bit of both the fascinating history of the Central Terminal as well as the ghostly stories and claims of paranormal activity that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up, and stand in the exact location in the Central Terminal where this haunting evidence was captured, 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, and Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Buffalo Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive, Buffalo; $. 810-3210, www.buffalocentralterminal.org

sat. 13

Boo-tanical Celebration — Celebrate all things creepy and crawly as you learn about spooky plants while making some creepy crafts to take home, and wear a costume to show off during the Halloween parade, for ages 5-12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com

Beyond Ghosts’ Public Ghost Hunt — You’ve heard all the ghost stories over the years, watched the Central Terminal featured on dozens of TV shows about the subject, and always wondered if it’s even possible let alone a reality. Well, here is your chance to find out for yourself, 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Buffalo Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive, Buffalo; $. 810-3210, www.buffalocentralterminal.org

sat. 13 & sun. 14

Celebrate Halloween at the Zoo — WNY Immediate Care is sponsoring Celebrate Halloween at the Buffalo Zoo - a safe and spooktacular fun event featuring trick or treat candy stations, activities, free carousel rides, hayrides and inflatables, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside, Buffalo; $. 837-3900, www.buffalozoo.org

thurs. 18

Beyond Ghosts’ Para-History Tours — Learn a little bit of both the fascinating history of the Central Terminal as well as the ghostly stories and claims of paranormal activity that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up, and stand in the exact location in the Central Terminal where this haunting evidence was captured, 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Buffalo Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive, Buffalo; $. 810-3210, www.buffalocentralterminal.org

Young Frankenstein — The 1974 Mel Brooks’ comedy features Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Kenneth Mars and Peter Boyle, and is part of the Throwback Thursdays Halloween Edition Film Series, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-2413, www.rivieratheatre.org

Halloween — The 40th anniversary of John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Screening Room, 880 Alberta Drive, Amherst. Separate entrance outside the Boulevard Mall between Macy’s and JC Penney’s; $. 837-0376, www.screeningroom.net

ongoing: now-sun. 28

Nightmare Hayrides — Featuring a 25-minute tractor-drawn hayride, gothic chamber, haunted wooden maze and a haunted barn. Open: 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, now through Sunday, Oct. 28, at 6319 Sommerville Valley Road, Ellicottville; $. 699-4839, www.nightmarehayride.com

Fright Fest — By day, families with young children can enjoy a trick or treat trail, along with other kid-friendly activities. But at night, the park transforms from a theme park to a scream park, featuring zombies roaming around every corner, new scare zones and haunted mazes, two new haunted houses (additional fee required), and a new laser light show, Laser Spooktacular, performed at 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Fright Fest hours: 6-11 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays, and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, Oct. 28, at Darien Lake, 9993 Allegheny Road, Darien Center; $. (585) 599-4641

now-wed. 31

The Great Pumpkin Farm — Wholesome fun, great food and special activities. Open: 10 a.m.-dusk daily, now through Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 11199 Main St., Clarence; $. 759-1929, www.greatpumpkinfarm.com

now-sat. 3

House of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs — The 11 attractions under one roof include Hell House, Killer Theater and Mark of the Beast, plus escape rooms. Open 7 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays; and Wednesday, Oct. 31; 6:30-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 and 25; and 6:30-10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 and 28; plus special blackout 7-11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3, at House of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs, 3637 Union Road, Cheektowaga; $. www.houseofhorrorsbuffalo.com

Frightworld — Featuring new for 2018, Eeriepalooza Fear Festival, Eerie State Asylum and Nightstalkers Reloaded, plus Grindhouse and Insanity. Open: 6:30 p.m.-midnight for Lights Out on Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3; 6:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 19 and 26; 6:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 20 and 27; 6:30-10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 21 and 28; 6:30-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 and 25; 6:30-10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30; and 6:30-11 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Frightworld, 800 Young St., Tonawanda; $. For more information, visit frightworld.com.

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