Halloween isn’t all about the kids, you know.
If you are out and about on Teesside, there’s plenty of frights to enjoy for the teens and grown ups of the family too.
Here’s a look at some of the events and happenings if you are up for a scare fest this October 31.
1. Halloween at Spensleys
The Middlesbrough club is teaming up with Halloween experience Scream Factory to unleash a whole host of spooky spectres, bloodied beasts, ghastly ghouls and the strangest, scariest creatures imagined on Wednesday, October 31. Clubbers can lose themselves in the Halloween house which promises 50 interactive performers, stilt-walkers and street theatre to keep party-goers on their toes for a fright-night like no other. Open 10pm-5am.
2. The Empire, Middlesbrough
The spirit of legendary escapologist Harry Houdini will come alive at a Teesside nightclub this Halloween with the recreation of one of his most famous stunts.
North-east magician Chris Cross will mark 92 years since his hero died on Halloween 1926 by attempting a daring escape from a straight jacket whilst hanging from his ankles, suspended from the ceiling at The Empire, Middlesbrough as part of the club’s Halloween Ball.
The stunt forms part of the October 31 entertainment at the Boro club which also features Mint circus showcasing acts throughout the night and five rooms of music plus prizes for the best Halloween outfit.
3. Scream Factory 2018
The ever popular fright fest that is Scream Factory returns to the grounds behind Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar to scare the living daylights out of Halloweeners once again.
The Extreme Tour is billed as ‘not for the faint-hearted’ and features nine thrilling zones packed with the sights, sounds and smells you’d expect to find on a movie set.
The Extreme Tour is a 14 plus event, under 18s need to be accompanied by an adult.
Scream Factory will this year take place on October 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31. For more information and tickets visit www.screamfactory.co.uk
3. Gisborough Hall
Gisborough Hall has a number of Halloween inspired events including a Murder Mystery on November 2.
The event includes a three course halloween themed dinner, drinks and disco. £39 per person. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01287 611510.
4. Ghost tours
Torchlight ghost tours are the order of the evening at Kiplin Hall near Scorton, Richmond, North Yorkshire.
Ghostly guides from the 18th and 19th century will be taking the brave on torchlight tours of the Jacobean manor house to discover what secrets it hides.
The 90-minute tours take place at 6pm and 8pm on Tuesday, October 30 and Wednesday October 31, £12 for adults and £8 for children – who must be aged eight or over and not of a nervous disposition! email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
5. Up for a scare fest at the cinema?
Halloween sees Jamie Lee Curtis return to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. Released in cinemas on October 19, you can see it at Showcase and Cineworld on Teesside.
If you feel like something a little more retro, Cineworld Middlesbrough is showing a re-release of 1981 horror The Evil Dead on October 31 – five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.