Spider season is among us, summer is well and truly over, and plastic fangs and copious amounts of blood are about to hit the shelves. Yes that's right people, Halloween is almost here so dust off (or not) your witch's broom, dig out your face paint and get ready to haunt it hunny. 

Here's the best places to creep it real in Brighton.

This Halloween, Pop-Up Brighton and Stanmer House are bringing back the noble traditional of Phantasmorgia into the 21st Century using modern day projections, theatre, art and interactive works for an immersive late night Halloween event.

Showcasing artists and performers from all over the UK, you'll be taken on a tour of the labyrinth of rooms at Proud Country House – expect weird and wonderful surprises around every corner.

Enter the manor house in the woods to experience something truly mesmerising. A guided tour, short film horror cinema, otherworldly dance floors and outdoor exorcisms.

The Halloween CarnEvil 2018 is set to be the hottest party in the city, with a line up including Sub Focus, Congo Natty, DJ Zinc and many more. You can expect 2 stages of music, 20+ acts, live scare actors, indoor funfair, interactive stalls & games, standout Halloween decor, local and national food stalls and official afterparties. 

It’s time to not just face your fears but literally become them as Patterns and Horse Meat Disco invite you to come dressed as your worst nightmare… whether that’s Pennywise the clown from Stephen King’s IT or your irrational fear of cotton wool, your chronic Oikophobia (a fear of household content in case you were wondering!) a ‘crawler’ from British cult horror The Descent or simply ‘bubble-wrap’, exercising an approach to treating phobias known as ‘flooding’ in the psychology scene, it’s time to not just face your fears but literally become them. Expect two rooms of music, decor, and what’s set to be the best Disco-tastic Halloween throw down Brighton has ever born witness to. Mwahahahah!

Musical Bingo invite Brighton’s freakiest goons n gals to their spook-tacular Halloween special which promises to be a monster of a party with some extra tricks and treats thrown in! Nobody does halloween quite like us and we expect to see you all dressed to thrill. Trophy awards will be dished out for the best dressed. 

The Lion & Lobster are having their 2nd Annual Street Party and it looks set to be ghoul-tastic! They'll have some top bands playing including The Move Ons, The Cracklin Griffins & The Rapports. Food from L&L Beasty Burgers, catering for all the ghouls & goblins. Some of Dark Star's & Gunns spookiest best brews and of course lots of fun & games with giveaways from Pernod Ricard. Street party closes at 9pm and then shenanigans continue inside. 

Everyone's favourite cult classic horror show is donning the screens of our beloved Duke of York's Picturehouse for one night only. 

When all-American couple Janet and Brad’s car breaks down outside an Old Dark House, they’re in for a night of frights and frolics at the hands of Dr Frank N. Furter and all manner of kinky Transylvanians in this cult musical comedy.

Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico focussing on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. To honour this sacred tradition La Choza are hosting a full week of celebrations including a Mexican fine dining evening with a 5 course meal, an anjojitos (little cravings) night, live music, face painting, and kids activities and a special 'day of the dead' cocktail menu. 

One of Team Wriggle's favourites is the Walrus and this Halloween you can creep it real with either the special edition Halloween Supper Club on the 31st. Starts at 7pm and you can expect three courses of delicious spooky themed dishes and a cocktail for only £22.50. Or if you're looking to haunt it, the legendary Brighton DJ Sean Quinn is taking over The Walrus Club Room on the 27th for Thank Funk it's Halloween. Doors open 10pm and it's free entry alllll night!

Published -18th October 2018