Calling all ghosts and ghoulies in the Detroit area; you’ve got some Halloween parties to go to! You've got a lot of them, in fact, including a concert from Detroit’s own rap metal madmen, Twiztid. Here’s our list of some Halloween-themed events not to miss, some of which will scare your socks off! Read on, if you dare.
The theme of this party is that all attendees should come dressed as a TV star, character from a film, or celebrity of some sort. As the name of the event implies, the character can be dead or alive (or undead!) Music, special effects and various performers will add to the fun, but concentrate on making your costume something very special since there'll be $6,000 in prize money up for grabs. (Tickets)
Like many a good idea, this event started out in somebody’s backyard. Now thousands attend the critically-acclaimed production that’s spread out over eight floors in the Masonic Temple where attendees will find six main stages and 19 performance spaces featuring fire eaters, burlesque performers, dozens of international and local music acts, and creepy good fun of all sorts. There’ll be risqué fun at Dirty Devil’s Peepshow, dancing in the Grand Ballroom and plenty of adult beverages at Beelzepub. Attendees must wear a costume.
Billed as “Detroit’s biggest annual Halloween party,” Monster’s Ball will feature music until 2 a.m. provided by DJ Cue, DJ Nass and SKYrise. There’ll be a fire & freak show, fortune tellers, illusionists, stilt walkers, aerialists and acrobats and dancers from the GoVana troupe. And since attending a haunted circus tends to make you hungry, there’ll be a pizza buffet at midnight that’s included in the cost of admission.
Erebus Haunted Attraction
Oct. 17-31 – Mon. through Thurs. 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 pm, Fri. & Sat. 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., Sun. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
18 S. Perry St. – Pontiac
Be ready to have the daylights scared out of you at this four-story “tower of terror” where blood-curdling screams are the order of the evening. Special effects will have things grabbing you, biting you and maybe even burying you alive! The indoor course is over half a mile long, making it one of the world’s largest haunted attractions.
The make-up wearing Jamie Madrox and Monoxide, aka Twiztid, headline this Halloween-eve (Devil's night) all-ages event that also features Motionless in White, Chelsea Grin and Alla Xul Elu. Appropriately enough, Twiztid will be playing music from their latest album, A New Nightmare. The latest Motionless in White album has an eerie title too, Graveyard Shift.
If you’d rather spend Halloween dancing than being scared witless, then this event is for you. The evening is perfectly headlined by L.A.-based dance music producer NGHTMRE, who is known off stage as Tyler Marenyi. Opening acts include dubstep specialists Midnight Tyrannosaurus, DUCKY and SWAGE, who is in the midst of his Hype or Die tour. The show is an all-ages event. (Tickets)