Scare tactics: Planning your Halloween weekend

by

comment

Halloween Horror Nights
  • Halloween Horror Nights

The time of year has come when the party punch bleeds red and gorehounds delight in all things Halloween. Per usual, the spooky soirees and fright fests extend beyond Halloween night (Oct.31 is a non-party-friendly Monday this year), spanning a whole five days of events in every corner of Orlando and its surrounding areas.

We're talking scary movie screenings, creepy art shows, eerie backwoods trails, haunted pub crawls, trick-or-treating hot spots and the like. Oh, not to mention costume contests: tons and tons of them. (Just add the word "sexy" to any old garb and you'll fit right in – sexy postal worker, sexy Chewbacca, sexy Border Patrol officer.)

If your typical Halloween plans include catching black-and-white reruns of The Munsters while downing bite-size Kit Kats, we encourage you to get out and lurk in Orlando's notorious Halloween scene. In fact, we've compiled a hoard of frightening possibilities in our Halloween events guide, which should help you map out your trail of terror.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.