Hey sexy/sinister cats and Cthulhus, if you're looking for the lowdown on where to get down this Halloween, here are a few terror-ific roof and hair-raising events to consider. Ghoulio, get the stretch!
On Saturday, Oct. 27, go bump in the night at the Mateel Community Center's annual Halloween Boogie from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. ($30, $25 advance). Groove to the reggae stylings of Anthony B, Warrior King and Lacy Redhead. Come dressed to kill for the costume contest.
When is a haunted house more than a haunted house? When it's a multi-level haunted house, boo. The Ultimate Fright Fest! is on Oct. 26-28 and Oct. 31 from 4 p.m. to midnight at Forever Found, when the historic Loheide building is transformed into a spine-tingling scare house ($6 for all ages until 7 p.m., $10 for 13 and up from 7 p.m. until midnight).
Climb up and hunker down for a trip through dark wooded areas with creepy crawlies and find out if Blue Lake Casino's Haunted Hayride is a ride or die situation. Wheels and heads roll Oct. 26-28 and Oct. 31 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Blue Lake Casino ($10). Ages 13 and up.
And the granddaddy of all local scare fests, the Haunted Kinetic Lab of Horrors begins its reign of terror Oct. 26 and runs nightly through Oct. 28 and again on Oct. 31 from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Kinetic Sculpture Lab ($12). Live music by The Dead Drops drowns out the screams. That delicious sopes from La Bonita food truck might serve you best after you come out. Ages 13 and up.