Jason, Freddy, candy, ghosts and goblinsâ€¦with Halloween soon upon us, I thought about the best part of Halloween (besides the massive consumption of treats). Now that Iâ€™m 20-something, that type of Halloween celebration very rarely occurs. But for the folks that absolutely live for this dark, gruesome, morbid day, hereâ€™s a sneak peek on parties and events going on worldwide.
I decided to start in what is known as the center of the universe, New York City. Inspired by one of the craziest movies that I have ever witnessed, â€œEyes Wide Shutâ€, New York is hosting their own Eyes Wide Shut Mansion Party at â€œthe Boulevardâ€. Sure to be an interesting event music spun by DJ Enuff and DJ E.M. â€“ two of the cityâ€™s premiere DJâ€™s. With costume contests and themed rooms throughout the mansion, youâ€™re sure to get a diverse experience before you leave. For twenty-dollars this isnâ€™t a bad start. Costumes mandatory!!
Crossing the border to the Toronto, there are a plethora of events to decide from. One that caught my eye was Tonicâ€™s event Friday October 27th, simply called â€œHellâ€. There is no cover until 11 p.m. with a costume. Not sure that I myself would want to experience Hell, but anyone who attends can say theyâ€™ve been to Hell and back (lame joke, I know).
Traveling to the West Coast, for a steeper price of $30, check out the 2nd Annual Haunted Mansion Halloween Ball in L.A. Events include a performance by old school hip-hop group Digital Underground, a $5,000 prize for best costume, and themed rooms with 11 DJâ€™s spinning a variety of music — so youâ€™re guaranteed to get whatever you were looking for.
Swinging back to the East Coast, and keeping in the theme of annual events, is Illadelphâ€™s 23rd Street Armory 2nd Annual Vampires and Vixens Party (costume required). This party like the others will have a costume contest, and Philadelphia 76ers basketball ticket giveaways. With an open bar and food being served the entire night, it is sure to be a spook-filled event. http://www.joonbug.com/events3.asp?EventType=H&EventID=8136&RegionID=4&RegionName=Philadelphia
However, if partying is not your thing you can always just chill at home with a group of friends and pop in Amityville Horror, Scream (the first one), any one of the Final Destination joints or you can peep Saw III http://www.saw3.com which is in theatres now and that should be enough to satisfy your Halloween spirit.
Check your bags!!!