Get into the ghoulish spirit of the season and start scaring yourself into Halloween.
Toronto After Dark Film Festival: Running October 20 – 27th at the Toronto Underground Cinema. The highlights of what I want to see include the buddy zombie flick DeadHeads (Oct 22 @ 7pm), Love (Oct 23 @ 4:15pm) about an astronaut off in space during an apocalyptic event on earth, VS which is described as Kick-Ass meets Saw (Oct 26 @ 9:45), and the closing supernatural horror The Innkeepers (Oct 27 @ 9:45pm).
Rocky Horror Picture Show: Dress up, bring your toast and umbrella, and do the time warp again with the shadow cast screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Toronto Underground Cinema on Oct 28 (11:59pm), 29 (9:30pm), or 31 (9:30pm).
Screamers: Head down to the Scream Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place and prepare to be scared at the Diabolical House of Cards, suck it up and enter the Vampire Lounge, delve into the Darkness, get lost in the Maniac Maze, and meander the Midway of Mayhem, and more.
Halloween Haunt: At Canada’s Wonderland comes unalive with attractions like the Terror of London Maze, Blood on the Bayou, Clowns at Midnight, Club Blood, Cornstalkers, Kingdom of Carnage, Miners Revenge, Mother Noose, and the Asylum Mazes. Plus shows like Beyond the Grave, the Hanging, and Skeleton Crew.
Powerhouse of Terror: Check out the Charity CarnEvil Manor, a Quarantine zone, Insidious areas, or get Burried Alive at the the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Centre! You get a discount on tickets if you order online, and proceeds go to PACT Urban Peace Program.
Toronto Zombie Walk: On Oct 22 don your best undead wardrobe, moan “brains”, and drag your foot to Trinity Bellwoods Park. The pre-crawl festivities begin at noon and include a photo booth, a blood booth, tasty treats, and more. At 2pm there’s a zombie wedding scaremony and at 3pm the walking dead begin dragging their feet.
Pick Your Own Pumpkin to Carve: There are tons of farms you can visit and pick out your perfect pumpkin, Toronto.com has a list of many around the Toronto area and one that stood out was Cooper’s which also has a Heart and Stroke Foundation Themed Maze.