So you've carved the pumpkin, watched more than a couple scary movies and taken advantage of the bulk candy sales at Kroger (for the trick-or-treaters of course!) But let's face it, Halloween just isn't complete without a big show. And with the 31st falling on a Friday, you'd be crazy not to make 2014 a scare to remember.
Whether you're looking for true fright or family friendly, here are five very different events happening Halloween night in Houston.
Scream on the Green
Discovery Green hosts Scream on the Green from 6-10 p.m. Enjoy live music, face painting, fortune tellers and dancing, and of course this year's feature film, Frankenweenie.
Nightmare on the Bayou
Located directly beside Houston's oldest graveyard, Nightmare on the Bayou is the only attraction that is actually haunted by real ghosts! Aside from possible ghost sightings, the merciless actors torment visitors from beginning to end while the rooms, monsters, and mayhem will have you running for the exit.
Spirits & Skeletons
One of the most-anticipated events of the year is the Houston Museum of Natural Science's Halloween at Spirits & Skeletons. Be boss on the dance floor, indulge in some serious sweets and dare to try some creepy crawly concoctions, courtesy of the museum's Bug Chef. After that, abracadabra your way over to the master magician, as he astonishes even the most skeptical with his mysterious magic.
Catch the actors of Alley Theatre performing Edward Gorey's 1927 version of the classic story. This adaptation of the thriller marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale with sophisticated satire. You won't want to miss this "triumphant tumult of escapist entertainment (Associated Press)".
Enjoy 90-minute guided walking tours through Downtown Houston's historic district. Although this is not a paranormal tour, participants will start at the notably haunted Spaghetti Warehouse. Throughout the tour you will hear urban legends and tales of deceased Houstonians.