Spooky, interactive theatre, cult horror classics and thrilling live music to tickle your fancy this Halloween.
Ease yourself into the Halloween furore with this light-hearted comedy, written by Pam Valentine and performed by Brough’s much-loved theatre group, The Petuaria Players.
Flic and Simon are eager to rent Cobbler’s Cottage, despite their estate agent’s nervous and erratic behaviour. As an aspiring crime writer, Simon is especially drawn to the cottage’s recently-deceased ex-tenants – Jack Cameron, a famous crime novelist, and his wife Susie. But does Cobbler’s Cottage have a stronger connection to Jack and Susie than they imagined? And can they help Flic and Simon through some of life’s problems?
Elloughton cum Brough Village Hall, 28th-29th October, 7.30pm, £6.
Fans of cult cinema will go wild for Dead Of Night, a brand new horror film festival packed with chills and thrills, presented by Hull Independent Cinema. Running for four days, screenings include Japanese serial-killer flick, Creepy; Stanley Kubrick’s uber-creepy classic, The Shining; the downright terrifying Scream and plenty more.
Away from film, theatre mavericks Middle Child will be taking The Welly Club by storm with a séance-meets-rave that’s not to be missed.
Citywide, 28th-31st October, from £4.
Expect fancy dress and ghoulish sounds as Hulloween returns for 2016. Topping the bill are The Cesarians, an epic six-piece band whose abrupt soundtracks speak of love, loss, redemption, terror and absurdity. The Evil Litter return to Hulloween for another year with their trademark, eerie vocals and thrusting guitar and the night would not be the same without a stellar performance of Haunted House by local skiffle heroes, Black Kes.
The New Adelphi Club, 29th October, 8.30pm, £6.50.
A horde of half-dead actors descend on Früit to present a general knowledge quiz like no other. Led by Middle Child, this immersive quiz night will take you through music, film and everything in between, with plenty of fun and a few frights thrown in. Get yourself a team together and prepare to have a blast.
Fruit, 31st October, 7.30pm, £3.
Ghostbusters is back, but this time with a hilarious, all-female squad of comedy heroines including Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig. Brought to you by the creators of Bridesmaids, this remake follows the ghost-hunting foursome as they embark on a mission to stop a supernatural threat. Grab your friends and head down to this one-off screening for a PG Halloween treat.
University of Hull, 31st October, 7.30pm, from £5.