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The Best of Halloween Thrills & Spills
October is an auspicious month for avid fans of the weird, scary ghouls and the supernatural. Halloween, or All Hallows' Eve, is a yearly holiday observed all around the world on October 31st. Other than little kids dressing up as their favourite monster or spooky character, going door to door for their treats (and occasional tricks), adults sometimes use it as a great excuse to party. Brisbane is no exception. If you are keen for a frightening, fantastic time there are many options available to scare yourself silly.
The Hi-fi in West End boasts world-class sound and lighting facilities, often hosting some of the biggest touring artists in Australia and internationally. On Friday, 2nd of November, they will be hosting spooky creatures of the night and you are invited! Be enchanted by stunning burlesque dancers with acts like BB Le Buff, Lila Luxx, The Bombshells and Magnolia Knife. The venue will be transformed into a frightening haunted mansion. If you dare to enter, be ready to get a chill up your spine with entertainment from spine-tingling bands like The Kidney Thieves (Farewell Show & Album Launch), LeSuits, Engine Three Seven (VIC), Epidemic...Over, The Bertie Page Clinic, Arctic, The Incredible Kicks, The Pacconellies, Guards Of May, Cute Machines, and 8 Mile High DJ's. With such a great line-up, rubbing shoulders with ghosts and monsters has never been so much fun! Get your ticket for $20.
Movie World is hosting their inaugural season of Fright Nights on the 6th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th of October 2012 from 6pm. Catering for a younger crowd, Movie World promises a frightening good time. Recommended for children older than 14 years, entry is included for VIP Gold Pass holders or $29.99 for a single entry. Be prepared for a full viral outbreak and watch out for flesh-eating zombies! If you are planning to go, make sure you read the survival guide to ensure you survive the night as you stumble for your life in the Walking Dead maze. If you are a fan of horror movies, the Film Vault promises a visit from your favourite dark movie characters. You can also try your hand running away from a psychopath called the Hillbilly Slasher. Be truly entertained by a Thriller dance from 60 infected zombies to bring shivers down your spine.
On Saturday, 27th of October 2012, X & Y bar at the Valley is organising their second annual Thriller Halloween Fest with five bands playing on the spooky night. After you have tried your hand at trick or treating and had your fill of candy, use the extra energy to dance the night away. Make sure you dress up and join in the fun as the bar serves up cocktails so delicious it is almost frightening. Scary movies will be playing on the projector all night and you may win prizes for best dressed.
The line-up for that night includes Hand of Mercy, lads from Sydney who will be headlining this year's spookfest. Fresh from their new album "Last Lights", they are ready to wow the crowd. Nuclear Summer from Brisbane will also be playing and dressing up. Having just toured with Rosetta from the USA, they are ready to rock. If you are into punk, the Headaches will be creeping up, followed by Party Vibez from Melbourne and Midnight in Alaska who will be the opening band. Entry costs $20.