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Eerie Events: Seattle-area Halloween activities for adventurous adults

So, haunted houses aren't really your thing and you're still mourning that "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" no longer airs on KOMO TV, but you want to do more than just pass out candy to trick-or-treaters this year?! We got you. We've gathered a list of spooky things to do with friends that is far from the usual - from zombie dancing to Michael Jackson's "Thriller," viewing some of the best, homemade short films that fit the season., and much more.

Campfire Stories

October 22-31
Unexpected Productions / 1428 Post Alley, Seattle

While maybe not the most terrifying thing you could be doing this time of year, Unexpected Productions presentation of "Campfire Ghost Stories" just might be the most enjoyable. This improv team has been performing this show for ten years now – with no two presentations the same! These pros bring mundane true-life misadventures (like losing a car in supermarket parking lot or an argument with your boss) a new narration with spooky suggestions from the audience.

The Evil Dead Musical

October 22 & 23
Renton Civic Theatre / 507 S. 3rd St., Renton

While not everyone’s cup of tea, those who are fans of the horror films, "Evil Dead", "Evil Dead 2" or "Army of Darkness" might be interested in experiencing Last Chance Production of "Evil Dead the Musical." Promising to be “disarmingly funny,” it blends elements of all three films into one giant mess. How messy? You can choose tickets in the “Splatter Zone” or the “Non Splatter Zone.” Featuring zombies, blood, chainsaws and singing, this is one show that you won’t soon forget. Don’t even think of bringing the kids.

Jai Ho! Bollywood Thriller

October 23
High Dive Lounge / 513 N. 36th St., Seattle

What started as choreography for a mashup of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and a Bollywood wedding song is now sort of a PNW Halloween tradition says Bollywood Dreams Entertainment who are celebrating ten years of this fun and unusual Halloween costume dance party. Held at the High Drive Lounge, this event will be hosted by DJ Prashant and DJ Lakshay along with a few special performers. Come prepared to compete in the costume contest and then “smart mob” with the gang at midnight to perform – what else? “Thriller!” (Learn all the moves here before you go.)

Seattle Boo!

October 29 & 30
WAMU Theater / 800 Occidental Ave. S.

This adult Halloween party is a two-night affair featuring “sinister sights and rattling sounds that will shock, amaze, enchant and astound” you with three themed “realms” to explore. Each location offers up musical talent and audiovisual trickery. Dance among skeletons, ghouls, goblins and other freakish characters from early evening until midnight. Over 20 acts each night, food and beverage stands throughout the area as well as a few bars. Free water refill stations and lockers provided too.

Slay Film Festival

October 29 & 30
Egyptian Theater / 805 E. Pine St., Seattle

For the second annual Slay Film Fest, a number of Seattle and Portland filmmakers were asked to create their own homemade short horror films (eight minutes of less in length) featuring the things that scared them the most this past year from classic ghost stories and slasher films to dystopian cults and political nightmares. “We know life can be scarier than fiction, so let’s purge our fears together,” say the organizers. Two showings will be presented at 7 and 9:30 p.m. each night and hosted by “Seattle’s Horror Queen Supreme” Old Witch.

Creeptacular

October 30
Haven Show Bar & Lounge / 16300 Mill Creek Blvd. #P1, Mill Creek

Celebrating its third annual event, Creeptacular boasts of being the “coolest Halloween costume party in the North end.” Unlike other parties, costumes here are required for the night, but it will be worth getting dolled up since $1000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the scariest, sexiest and best overall costume wearers. DJ. Mouse.Wayne will be spinning the hits all night long and other suprises are planned as well. Check this out if you need some inspiration on what to wear.

Thrill the World 2021

October 30
Normandy Park Towne Center /19803 1st Ave. S., Normandy Park

A classic among veteran zombies, Thrill the World 2021 is a fun-filled day of activities featuring a group dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” with the the rest of the world, a costume contest, scavenger hunt, live music, a beer garden, various vendors and even a vaccination clinic (unfortunately, it doesn’t work on zombies). Sponsors of the event promise that you CAN dance. To speed up the check-in process, it is recommended that you sign up online and sign the waiver ahead of time. All proceeds from the event will go to Friends of Normandy Park.

Creeptacular

October 30
Haven Show Bar & Lounge / 16300 Mill Creek Blvd. #P1, Mill Creek

Celebrating its third annual event, Creeptacular boasts of being the “coolest Halloween costume party in the North end.” Unlike other parties, costumes here are required for the night, but it will be worth getting dolled up since $1,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the scariest, sexiest and best overall costume wearers. DJ. Mouse.Wayne will be spinning the hits all night long and other surprises are planned as well. Check this out if you need some inspiration on what to wear.

Zombie Walk

October 30
Downtown Snohomish

The historic town invites boys and ghouls to its “Undead to End Hunger” event. Proceeds from the eighth annual event will benefit the Snohomish Community Food Bank. Though the event is free, zombies are encouraged to bring non-perishable food (not brains) as well as cash donations. Beginning at 1 p.m., special zombie painters will help you get in the spirit of things with undead face painting before you lurch on your way. Spooky activities will be on hand as well as Zombie Walk swag.

Trolloween

October 31
Troll Lair / 3940 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle

Even Seattle’s famed “troll”, who lives under George Washing Memorial Bridge in Fremont, has a birthday and it just so happens that his birthday is Halloween. Festivities for this unique event includes musicals and dramatic performances about trolls, comedy and variety show, performances telling the tales of folk stories and Greek myths, live music, dancers and more. Then, when its over, its not really over as those who are costumed will revel down the streets with a local band for the annual “Haunt of Fremont.”

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