New York City is a wonderful place to experience Halloween. With the rise in popularity of vampires, werewolves, and serial killers (think Twilight, True Blood, and Dexter), this year’s Halloweeners are bound to be particularly enthusiastic.
So, it’s a pretty huge pest that this years holiday falls on a Sunday. Most New Yorkers had class or work the next day and aren’t able to party until dawn like true freakish fans.
But this inconvenience doesn’t have to get in the way of your fun. There are still plenty of ways to celebrate.
Of course, there’s the Halloween parade in the village. No need to worry about staying out too late. It ended before 11.
If you would rather spend the evening at home, here’s a list of really great lesser-known horror movies. I can personally recommend “Let the Right One In.” It’s absolutely terrifying and brilliantly constructed Swedish film about vampires.
If you don’t want the chaos of the parade, but you so want to get out of your apartment, try walking through Nightmare. It’s supposed to be one of the most terrifying haunted houses the country. Here’s a review of last year’s show from The Jaded Viewer. Blood Manor is quite popular as well for those who want to be shocked, but Nightmare is the place for the true adrenalin junkies.
Let me know how you’re planning on celebrating the holiday, or if you’re reading this post-October 31st, tell me how you ‘Halloweened’ it up.