Weekly Feature



2018-10-11 / Entertainment

Halloween Happenings

thurs. 11

. Thursday Night Terrors
Peter Vullo’s gory screening series
continues with Wes Craven’s 1996
classic “Scream,” starring Neve
Campbell, Courteney Cox, Drew
Barrymore and David Arquette, 7:30
p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Dipson
Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main St.,
Buffalo; $. www.facebook.com/
thursdaynightterrors. Halloween — The 40th
anniversary of John Carpenter’s 1978
horror classic starring Jamie Lee Curtis
and Donald Pleasence, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Screening
Room, 880 Alberta Drive, Amherst.
Separate entrance outside the Boulevard
Mall between Macy’s and JC Penney’s;
$. 837-0376, www.screeningroom.net
fri. 12
. Halloween Spooktacular
Put on your costume and enjoy games,
crafts, snacks and carrousel rides
at this non-scary special
Halloween party, 5:30-8
p.m. Friday, Oct. 12,
at the Herschell
Carrousel Factory
Museum, 180
Thompson St.,
North Tonawanda;
$. 693-1885,
www.carrouselmuseum.org. Slime City
30th anniversary of
the 1988 film directed
by Greg Lamberson and
featuring Robert C. Sabin,
Mary Huner, Dick Biel and Bunny
Levine, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at
the Screening Room, 880 Alberta
Drive, Amherst. Separate entrance
outside the Boulevard Mall between
Macy’s and JC Penney’s; $. 837-0376,
www.screeningroom.net
fri. 12, sat. 13 & tues. 16
. Phantom of the Paradise
The 1974 musical rock opera horror
film was written and directed by Brian
De Palma and features Paul Williams,
William Finley and Jessica Harper, 7:30
p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, Saturday, Oct. 13,
and Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Screening
Room, 880 Alberta Drive, Amherst.
Separate entrance outside the Boulevard
Mall between Macy’s and JC Penney’s;
$. 837-0376, www.screeningroom.net
fri. 12 & sat. 13
. Haunted Woods Walk — Fun
for the entire family on this guided tour
and bonfire (weather-permitting), 7 and
9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, and Saturday,
Oct. 13, at 1660 Orchard Park Road,
West Seneca; presale tickets only for $5
(826-4133), with proceeds benefiting
SPCA, serving Erie County. No
costumes/masks, alcoholic beverages
allowed.. Beyond Ghosts’ Para-History
Tours — Learn a little bit of both the
fascinating history of the Central
Terminal as well as the ghostly stories
and claims of paranormal activity that

will make the hair on the back of your
neck stand up, and stand in the exact
location in the Central Terminal where
this haunting evidence was captured, 6
p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, and Saturday,
Oct. 13, at the Buffalo Central
Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive,
Buffalo; $. 810-3210,
www.buffalocentralterminal.org
sat. 13
. Boo-tanical Celebration
Celebrate all things creepy and crawly
as you learn about spooky plants while
making some creepy crafts to take
home, and wear a costume to show off
during the Halloween parade, for ages
5-12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13,
at the Buffalo and Erie County
Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park
Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584,
www.buffalogardens.com. Beyond Ghosts’ Public Ghost
Hunt — You’ve heard all the ghost
stories over the years, watched the
Central Terminal featured on
dozens of TV shows
about the subject, and
always wondered if it’s
even possible let
alone a reality. Well,
here is your chance
to find out for
yourself, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 13, at
the Buffalo Central
Terminal, 495
Paderewski Drive,
Buffalo; $. 810-3210,
www.buffalocentralterminal.org

sat. 13 & sun. 14

. Celebrate Halloween at the
Zoo — WNY Immediate Care is
sponsoring Celebrate Halloween at the
Buffalo Zoo - a safe and spooktacular
fun event featuring trick or treat candy
stations, activities, free carousel rides,
hayrides and inflatables, 5-8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14,
at the Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside,
Buffalo; $. 837-3900,
www.buffalozoo.org
thurs. 18
. Beyond Ghosts’ Para-History
Tours — Learn a little bit of both the
fascinating history of the Central
Terminal as well as the ghostly stories
and claims of paranormal activity that
will make the hair on the back of your
neck stand up, and stand in the exact
location in the Central Terminal where
this haunting evidence was captured, 6
p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Buffalo
Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski
Drive, Buffalo; $. 810-3210,
www.buffalocentralterminal.org. Young Frankenstein — The
1974 Mel Brooks’ comedy features
Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman,
Madeline Kahn, Teri Garr, Cloris
Leachman, Kenneth Mars and Peter
Boyle, and is part of the Throwback
Thursdays Halloween Edition Film
Series, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the
Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts
Center, 67 Webster St., North

Tonawanda; $. 692-2413,
www.rivieratheatre.org. Halloween — The 40th
anniversary of John Carpenter’s 1978
horror classic starring Jamie Lee Curtis
and Donald Pleasence, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Screening
Room, 880 Alberta Drive, Amherst.
Separate entrance outside the Boulevard
Mall between Macy’s and JC Penney’s;
$. 837-0376, www.screeningroom.net
ongoing: now-sun. 28
. Nightmare Hayrides
Featuring a 25-minute tractor-drawn
hayride, gothic chamber, haunted
wooden maze and a haunted barn.
Open: 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Friday,
Saturday and Sunday, now through
Sunday, Oct. 28, at 6319 Sommerville
Valley Road, Ellicottville; $. 699-4839,
www.nightmarehayride.com. Fright Fest — By day, families
with young children can enjoy a trick or
treat trail, along with other kid-friendly
activities. But at night, the park
transforms from a theme park to a
scream park, featuring zombies roaming
around every corner, new scare zones
and haunted mazes, two new haunted
houses (additional fee required), and a
new laser light show, Laser
Spooktacular, performed at 10:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday nights. Fright Fest
hours: 6-11 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-11
p.m. Saturdays, and 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sundays, through Sunday, Oct. 28, at
Darien Lake, 9993 Allegheny Road,
Darien Center; $. (585) 599-4641
now-wed. 31
. The Great Pumpkin Farm
Wholesome fun, great food and special
activities. Open: 10 a.m.-dusk daily,
now through Wednesday, Oct. 31, at
11199 Main St., Clarence; $. 759-1929,
www.greatpumpkinfarm.com
now-sat. 3
. House of Horrors and
Haunted Catacombs — The 11
attractions under one roof include Hell
House, Killer Theater and Mark of the
Beast, plus escape rooms. Open 7
p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays;
and Wednesday, Oct. 31; 6:30-10 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 18 and 25; and 6:30-10
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 and 28; plus
special blackout 7-11 p.m. Friday, Nov.
2, and Saturday, Nov. 3, at House of
Horrors and Haunted Catacombs, 3637
Union Road, Cheektowaga; $.
www.houseofhorrorsbuffalo.. comFrightworld — Featuring new
for 2018, Eeriepalooza Fear Festival,
Eerie State Asylum and Nightstalkers
Reloaded, plus Grindhouse and
Insanity. Open: 6:30 p.m.-midnight for
Lights Out on Friday, Nov. 2, and
Saturday, Nov. 3; 6:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 12, 19 and 26; 6:30
p.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 20
and 27; 6:30-10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14,
21 and 28; 6:30-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct.
18 and 25; 6:30-10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.
30; and 6:30-11 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.
31, at Frightworld, 800 Young St.,
Tonawanda; $. For more information,
visit frightworld.com.

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