Whether you’ve meticulously planned your Halloween costume months in advance or are just going to throw a sheet over yourself for an instant ghost – whatever your frightful fashion may be, you’ll need somewhere to catwalk it. Never fear, Liverpool has plenty of things going on for Halloween where ghosts and ghouls are welcome.
Here’s where to get your treats:
Dance ‘til you raise the dead
Get groovy with the ghoulies, check out these creepy club nights...
Abandon Silence: Constellations, 31 October, 10pm
Head to Constellations for a Halloween spectacular headlined by the disco house hero Move D.
RAW: Halloween in the Palm House: Palm House, Sefton Park, 1 November, 7pm
The Grade II Listed Palm House will transform for one spooky night to remember. Just don’t get too close to the massive Venus flytrap.
Halloween Discotech: Alma De Cuba, 1 November, 8pm
Magical DJs will be casting spells and raising spirits in the 18th-century church setting.
Shield your eyes from the horror on the screen
Not up for a party, then why not check out some classic Halloween movies – but not at home by yourself where you might have to answer a phone call from a random psychopath, be amongst people where you won’t have to scream alone...
28 Days Later: Fright Night at the Palm House, Sefton Park, 28 October 8:30pm
Fast-moving zombies, are you kidding me?
The Blair Witch Project: Fright Night at the Palm House, Sefton Park, 29 October 8:30pm
Worth watching for the final scene alone.
Nosferatu: Fright Night at the Palm House, Sefton Park, 30 October 8:30pm
Silent horror movie featuring a creepy dude – what more is there to say.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Picturehouse at FACT, 31 October, 7:45pm
A cult classic. Don’t forget to wear your fishnets and high heels.
Be terrorised by unqualified handlers of chainsaws
If you don’t suffer from a heart condition, claustrophobia, panic attacks – maybe a scare attraction is right up your Elm Street...
Farmaggedon: Farmer Ted’s Farm Park, Ormskirk, 4 October – 1 November
Out in the sticks, they can’t hear you scream.
Trapped In Wonderland Halloween Experience: Hangar 34, 31 October 11pm
Wander through a haunted fairytale at the mercy of an evil Alice.
Twisted Circus: Circo, 1 November 10pm
If you’re afraid of clowns, the circus is pretty terrifying anyway, but this festival takes it up a notch.
Newsham Park Hospital Ghost Hunt: Newsham Park Hospital, dates TBC
The abandoned hospital is the ultimate ghost hunt location, but will you make it through to dawn?
Walk the walk of the zombie
When all the gore and dread becomes too much, a nice walk to soak up the autumnal atmosphere could be a welcome alternative...
Katumba Halloween Parade: starts at corner of Bold and Colquitt, 26 October 8pm
Listen to the beat of the drums while the magical, immersive spectacle puts you under its spell.
Haunted Liverpool tours
Join a walking tour and discover the macabre history of Liverpool. There are few ghost walks taking place throughout the city – Ghoulgle it!
If you're a current LJMU student, why not take part in the Halloween Tour of Liverpool's Royal Court Theatre?