Halloween is upon us and even though our gardens are laden with spring blooms, pumpkins abound in stores - meant for carving, sadly, not roasting. It is a time of year steeped in legend, fantastical tales of witches and goblins, the mythical night when spirits drift between worlds. I've always been partial to a marking the night with a horror film myself, cheesy or terrifying. It is a night ripe for either Hocus Pocus or Warlock!
There are plenty of very spooky goings on over the next week or so to satisfy your need for Halloween mischievousness: St Kilda Town Hall is being transformed into a Haunted House, The Big HOO-HAA! are raising the undead with the power of improv, the Melbourne Horror Movie Society is coordinating Halloween dedicated screenings and the Melbourne Planetarium is opening nights. Below are our picks for embracing your dark side this Halloween.