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13 Halloween Events to Get You in the Spirit

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Warning: Proceed with caution. You are about to witness 13 of Rhode Island’s most ooey-gooey, terrorific attractions. With All Hallows’ Eve quickly approaching, the monsters and ghouls are prepared to spook, with tricks and treats and traps up their sleeves. So gather your costume and attend, if you dare, but don’t be sur- prised when you find yourself crying for mummy.

  1. Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular: Jack-o-Lanterns from A-Z
    Prepare for a night of boos and awes as you wander a trail of 5,000 Jack-o-lanterns that will light your foggy path. With themes for each letter of the alphabet, who knows what kind of tricks and treats the family will discover! October 2-November 2, $9-16, 6-11pm/12am; 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence. 941-4998. More info...

  2. Mills & Mysteries: A Ghostly Experience
    Joke’s on them! It’s your turn to haunt the ghosts as you participate in a real-life, paranormal in- vestigation led by television ghost hunters, the Johnson Brothers. This teeth-chattering event will bring you to the Slater Mill under the moonlight, where you will beg to hide under the blankets. Thursdays and Fridays in October, 7:30-9pm, $20; 67 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket. 725-8638. More info...

  3. Slater Park’s Fright Night
    Spend the night in fright as you enter the Haunt- ed Tunnel, where brave participants may not see the light at the end of it. The younger crowd can enjoy a park full of pumpkins and a costume contest for furry friends. October 1-November 1 (Fridays and Saturdays), 6:30-8:30pm, $5; RR 1A, Pawtucket. 728-0500 ext. 251. More info...

  4. From Fangs to Bangs and Beyond:The Evolution of the Vampire in Film
    Protect your neck as you witness the change in Hol- lywood’s vampires over the course of time. With three separate dates, moviegoers and vampires-in- disguise can enjoy titles including the The House of Dark Shadows, Interview with the Vampure and Let Me In. October 16,23,30; 6-8:15pm; 150 Empire Street, Providence. 455-8000. More info...

  5. Zombie Night 2014
    Rise from the grave and drag your foot through Providence with other fellow zombies. First, enjoy the pre-party and groan to “Boolesque” performances by Dot Mitzvah, Bettysioux Tailor, Vivienne LaFlamme and Vanil LaFrappe. Then, cackle with your dead friends at the after party. 21+. October 18, 7pm-2am; Union Street, Downtown Providence.

  6. Flickers: RI International Horror Film Festival
    Halloween becomes serious during this ghastly, seven-day event. Along with watching grossly grue- some films, fear-cravers can attend other events including an exclusive look at the making of local horror flicks. October 20-26, $10; 5 Bell Street, 80 Washington Street, 150 Empire Street, Providence. 861-4445. More info...

  7. Pumpkins in the Park
    Engage in pleasantly sweet activities that will give you a break from the sour. With train rides, yummy refreshments, festive tunes and friendly jack-o-lantern mazes, families are in for a treat. October 24, 6-9pm; 1810 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence. 232-0900. More info...

  8. Haunted Providence at Hilton
    Enter the supernatural realm at the Psychic Fair and Paranormal Expo, where paranormal experts will make you howl and hoot at freakishly true psychic readings. As the moon rises, bring out your inner Elegant Goth at the Midnight Witches Masquerade Ball, where music, appetizers and fortune tellers will keep you tuned in. October 25, $14.32-$103.49, 10am-11:30pm; 21 Atwells Avenue, Providence. 831-3900. More info...

  9. Boo Bash at the Children’s Museum
    Have the children come dressed in their favorite costumes and explore a spooktacular world of witchy crafts and eerie experiments in the scientist’s lab. Festive games will also help the little critters crawl into the Halloween spirit. October 26, 11am-2pm; 100 South Street, Providence. 273-5437. More info...

  10. Creepy, Crawly Family Fun Weekend
    Dress up for free Museum admission and enjoy a weekend packed with goodies. Crack open your ears to some goosebump-raising stories, and dare to embark on a scary vault tour that will make you shriek. October 26, 12-3pm; 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence. 941-4998. More info...
  11. Tight Crew’s Halloween Massive:“Haunted Mansion”
    Get ready for eye-popping performances by Big Nazo, the creators of giant, theatrical creatures and scenery while partying with over 20 DJs and performers flown in from all over the US and UK (not on brooms). Dress your best for the costume contest. October 31, 8am-2pm, $15-40; 79 Washington Street, Providence. More info...

  12. Mysterium: The Eternal Masquerade
    Indulge in signature treats – no tricks – by Russell Morin Fine Catering, and transform into a detective in an unsolved mystery. Gather creepy clues in the unseen corners of the historic Providence Public Library until the final reveal. Later, indulge in devilish desserts and dancing in the hours of the full moon. October 31, 8pm-12am, $125; 150 Empire Street, Providence. 455-8000. More info...

  13. Brown University’s Annual Organ Concert
    Skip the midnight graveyard walk and creep yourself out with a performance by Brown organist, Mark Steinbach. Enter the doors of Sayles Hall, a 19th-century building with an eerie track record, and give yourself the heebie-jeebies with haunting live tunes. October 31, 11:55pm; 79-81 Waterman Street, Providence. 863-2344. More info...