Halloween Hijinks

Yep, the Halloween weekend is upon us once again and this year I thought I’d do an adult’s only round up of all the finest parties, nicest knees-ups and spookiest shindigs taking place in our fair city this weekend. Get yourself costumed up and get out there!

The Titty Twister
My absolute favourite event of this Halloween is the 1901 (Turkey Cafe) turning into a Dusk Til Dawn inspired Titty Twister for the night! I absolutely adore that film and so this is perfect for me. As I remember, the Titty Twister is a pretty lively joint at the beginning of the film, and then gets a helluva lot more rowdy as the night goes on, and I would very much go in expecting the same on Granby Street this Saturday 29th October.

So far, they’ve revealed details about fire performers on the night, as well as a snake ice luge to drink your venom of choice from. Keep an eye on their Instagram for more details.

Monster Mass VII
Get your costume on, get on your bike, and head down for the seventh spooky-themed Critical Mass. I cannot believe it’s been going so long, but it’s still fabulous. We all love a good bike ride in this city so you might as well dress up like an idiot and do it with a big group of other like-minded people.
Friday 28th October, 6pm – starts at Curve.

Halloween Alternative Rock Night
For those of you who prefer your Halloween with a bit more metal, head over to the King’s Head. There’s a prize for the best costume – and knowing the team down there, the more clever and creative you can be the better. Couple that with a fantastic beer selection, a heady mix of rock, metal, ska, punk and alternative and a really fun bunch of locals it’s bound to be a fantastic evening.

All-night spooky filmage at the Phoenix? Well, why not?
From 10pm until dawn on Friday 28th October, head to Phoenix to watch 5 horror films and get a breakfast bap thrown into the deal too. Not bad for Β£25! The films on offer are a great mixture of classics like The Pit and the Pendulum to modern gore fests like The Descent.

If an all-night horror spectacular sounds all a bit involved for you, then go along to Leicester’s most beautiful medieval building and watch a screening of the original Ghostbusters in style. Epic film classic on at the Guildhall. It’s only a fiver and family tickets are available. A great way to finish your weekend on Sunday 30th October.

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