Halloween movie screenings around Toronto

If you’re not the type to dress up and go party on Halloween and would prefer to celebrate the occasion another way, here’s a list of scary movies for you and your BOO thang (Get it? No? Let’s move on) to watch this week in Toronto.

Some of these movies have more than one screening.

The Shining

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Writer Jack Torrance moves his family to Colorado to become a hotel caretaker. You’ll never think of axes the same way again — ditto for little girls in blue dresses.

Where: Revue Cinema – 400 Roncesvalles Ave.

When: Oct. 28 at 10 p.m.

Price: FREE (first come first serve)

Costumes: Yes

Hosted by Livestock

They’ll be serving cheap beer, popcorn and snacks. Tickets can be picked up at 116 Spadina Ave. The after party will be at 1034 Queen St. W. Apt. 200. (More info)

Second screening of The Shining

Where: Fox Theatre on 2236 Queen St. E.

When: Oct. 30 at 9:15 p.m.

Price: $11-13

Costumes: Yes

Take a seat in one of Toronto’s historical theatres while sipping some spooky cocktails.

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Marathon

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Based on the hit 90s television show, this screening will allow you to reminisce about your childhood and leave you wondering why you ever thought the show was kid-friendly.

Where: D-Beatstro on 1292 Bloor St. W.

When: Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.

Price: FREE

Costumes: Why not?

Vegan and vegetarian cuisine as well as gender neutral washroom on the main floor. Venue is accessible.

More info

Halloween (1978)

Michael Myers escapes from a psychiatric hospital where he was sent after he murdered his older sister when he was only six years old. He returns to his home town and begins stalking a young girl while continuing his killing spree. Halloween will be playing at two downtown locations, so you can decide where you want to crap your pants.

Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox – 350 King St. W

When: Oct. 30 10:45 p.m.

Price: $10.50 for students

Costumes: Why not?

More info

Second screening of Halloween

Where: Fox Theatre – 2236 Queen St. E

When: Oct. 31 at 9:30 p.m.

Price: $11-13

Costumes: Yes

More info

Night of the Living Dead

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The movie that started the zombie frenzy, come watch the living dead look for human flesh to feast on in rural Pennsylvania.

Where: Rainbow Cinemas Market Square – 80 Front St. E

When: Oct. 30 at 11:15 p.m.

Price: FREE

Costume: YES for the costume contest

More info

The Rocky Horror Picture Show with Toronto’s Shadow Cast

“Let’s Do the Time Warp Again!” Need we say more?

Where: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema – 506 Bloor St. W.

When: Oct. 30 – 31 at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Price: $16

Costumes: Why not?

More info

The Exorcist (1973)

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Two priests work to remove the demon that has taken over the body of 12-year-old Regan. Can they save her? The Exorcist will be playing at two downtown locations, so you can decide where you want to crap your pants.

Where: Rainbow Cinemas Market Square – 80 Front St. E

When: Oct. 31 at 11:15 p.m.

Price: FREE

Costume: YES for the costume contest

More info

Second screening of The Exorcist

Where: Fox Theatre – 2236 Queen St E

When: Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.

Price: $11-13

Costumes: Yes

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