Need some Halloween inspiration? Halloween means Halloween parties, so whether you’re into live morning raves, classic cinema or ghoulish good times, there’s something for you. We’ve put together a list of events around the country so you can transform into something entirely different and celebrate the macabre with your funkiest friends.

Morning People Featuring Brett Bronze

Where: Whammy Bar, Auckland

Kick start your Halloween with an early morning rave. Over the past decade, Brett Bronze has chalked up some impressive gigs. As a co-owner of Collude and one of the bookers for the Cellar Stage at Rhythm and Vines, he has hosted and played shoulder to shoulder with some of the biggest dance acts in the world.

Don’t miss this opportunity to wake up and shake it with Brett Bronze, who will be showcasing his lovingly crafted and flamboyant collection of house and techno for Morning People.

Alcohol and drug free, dress to sweat.

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The Ghosts of Basement Past

Where: Auckland

Basement is turning 10 and the celebrate reaching double digits they’re hosting a week of events to celebrate our past, present and future, and ending the week with a massive party.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast

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Where: Taranaki, Hamilton, Auckland.

Get your costumes ready and round up your wild and untamed things for a fully interactive evening. Immerse yourself in Richard O’Brien’s world of elaborate dances and rock songs. Get in on the action; dress up, sing, dance, call back to the screen. All audience members will receive a props kit upon arrival to use throughout the show. Don’t make any other Halloween plans!

Note: This movie is rated M with nudity and sexual content and themes and bad language.

Things That Go Bump In the Night

Where: Wellington

Curated by Gino Acevedo, the award-winning visual effects Creative Art Director behind movies such as Alien 3, Avatar, Planet of The Apes, King Kong, The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings, ‘Things That Go Bump In The Night’ promises to start your Halloween week with a bang.

‘Things That Go Bump In The Night’ brings together some of the world’s most celebrated fantasy horror artists for a four-date exhibition with a very special free event on Friday 26th October.

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Wicked Halloween Party

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Where:  Mikano Restaurant, 1 Solent St, Auckland

Party with DJ Horror to shake you off your bones with Live DHOL and the Wicked MC Frankestine. Hold your hearts closely locked within your rib cage and put on those dancing shoes to make your way to the horror “Haveli”. Dress yourselves in sinister fashion or suffer the consequences at Auckland’s biggest ever Halloween festivities and enjoy the trick or treat giveaways with our Halloweener MC Frankestine.

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Hall of Doom and Raise the Dead Rave

Where: Ferrymead Heritage Park, Christchurch

For the Ultimate Halloween Experience in Christchurch come to The Village of the Damned. Choose from the “Hall of Doom” Scare, or the “Raise the Dead” Rave with DJ Spinal’s blood pumping beats.  Or do it all and get a discount on the Rave.

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Nightmares Containment Blackout

Where: Wellington

Groups enter “Nightmares Containment BLACKOUT” in total darkness where monsters and mayhem await your every move in the mind-numbing terror of this Haunted Attraction.

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Hell’oween at Spookers

Where: Auckland

Experience Halloween at the only place in New Zealand that has been designed to be a professional, year-round, Halloween themed Haunted Attraction.
This Wednesday the 31st of October will bring death, despair, scares and nightmares to you and yours that will haunt you forever!

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If you’re in need of some fright night fancy dress inspiration for your Halloween parties, take a cue from these celebrity costumes, or recreate some Halloween make up looks.

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