Alternative Halloween days and nights in Glasgow by Stephen Couse
“Do you have the courage to enter a haunted house? When all is pitch black and you cannot know what you would face? Do you have what it takes to handle the paranormal?”
The Room on Bath Street are hosting a series of Halloween Frenzy nights, a multi-room escape event with a haunted house twist. You’ll be forced to think out of the box, work as a team, brainstorm, examine and investigate to escape.
The game is about 40 minutes long, available for groups of 2 to 5, and is available for four nights the weekend of Halloween.
The website recommends that children, pregnant women, people with heart conditions or psychological disorders attend, so it is not for the faint-hearted, but is sure to be a thrilling experience for anyone looking for an alternative Halloween night out.
It’s £50 for a slot and there is still availability for the weekend.
Halloween Fright Night roller disco
Dance and skate to Thriller and The Monster Mash!
This is Scotland’s only roller rink and well worth a visit for something different on Halloween night.
There’s atmospheric lights, a disco ball and if you go to the 8pm adult disco then there will also be a DJ. The event is age 16+. There’s a family-friendly version earlier in the day at 12pm, with games and fancy dress prizes.
With skate hire, the price for the adult disco for students is £9 per person, but £6 if you bring your own skates. For adults it’s £11 with skate hire and £9 without.
The Roller Disco is located in the Southside of Glasgow. You can get there by taking the subway to Kinning Park, which is around the corner from the Roller Rink.
Tickets are available here: http://www.skateglasgow.com/events/roller-disco
Murder Mystery Night
Spirit of Glasgow run a range of murder mystery dinners, but around Halloween there are two options – Death by Chocolate or Witch One Dunnit.
On Friday the 30th of October, Death by Chocolate will transport you to Victorian England with a cast including Charles Dickens, his wife Catherine Hogarth and Ellen Ternan. But not all is as it seems, and you must have your wits about you to solve the murder. This event is £35 per person and is held at The Eagle Lodge in Bishopbriggs.
Also on offer is Witch One Dunnit at 29 Private Members Club in Royal Exchange Square on the night of the 31st. This one takes you back to the year 1696 where tales of witchcraft are about and not everyone in the household is as they appear. When murder strikes, you’ll need to delve into the clues and interrogate the characters to solve the case. This event is £39.95 per person and there is a prize.
Death by Chocolate: http://spiritof.co.uk/glasgow/index.php?cPath=p445
Witch One Dunnit?: http://spiritof.co.uk/glasgow/index.php?cPath=p428
See a horror movie at the pictures
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall in Trongate is the oldest music hall in the UK and the perfect setting for a horror movie. They’re running Blood Thursdays, a movie being shown every week in October.
On the 22nd The Blob is being shown, a cult favourite about an alien-life form that engulfs everything it touches. It stars Steve McQueen in his debut role.
On the 29th the 1958 classic Dracula is being shown. This is the first Hammer Horror film inspired by the Bram Stoker novel and the first to feature Christopher Lee as the Transylvanian vampire.
There’s also a Silent Horror Movie night on the 31st, with the Danish film Häxan being shown with live music and sound effects. The 1922 film explores witchcraft, demonology and Satanism, and there’s a fancy dress night for this screening.
For all the Britannia Panopticon screenings the suggested donation is £5.
The GFT has a late-night screening of the slasher film classic Halloween on the 30th of October at 11pm.
Tim Burton’s stop-motion Halloween (and Christmas) classic The Nightmare Before Christmas is also being shown at the GFT on the 31st of October at 11am.
GFT tickets: http://www.glasgowfilm.org/theatre