Your guide to spooky and scary film screenings in London around Halloween 2017. Looking for other Halloween events? Check out our Halloween guide.
HORROCTOBER: It's a terrible pun, but a fantastic line-up at the Prince Charles Cinema's month-long celebration of all things dark, twisted and creepy. Films include Friday the 13th, Dracula, Scream, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Hocus Pocus, The Blair Witch Project plus some foreign language horror films. 1-31 October
HOCUS POCUS: Revert to the Halloweens of your childhood with a Hocus Pocus film screening and themed club night at The Book Club. Expect face painting, themed drinks, spooky surprises, and plenty of witchy decor. Tickets for optional life drawing with Art Macabre are £15, and need to be bought separately. £5, book ahead, 28 October, 4.30pm-3am
ADDAMS FAMILY: Electric Cinema Portobello's Kids' Club takes a frightening turn, with a screening of The Addams Family (PG), and a Halloween party complete with games and costume competition. Book ahead, 28 October, 9.30am
SILENCE OF THE LAMBS: Nomad Cinema's whole October line-up looks a bit dark, with the likes of Psyhco and Nosferatu on the bill, but the Halloween special is a screening of Silence of the Lambs at the Hoxton Hotel. £12.50, book ahead, 29 October, 6.30pm
OUTDOOR CINEMA: Luna Cinema takes up residence in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace for three consecutive nights, screening Beetlejuice, The Silence of the Lambs and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (AKA the best Potter movie). £17.50 per screening, book ahead, 30 October-1 November, 7.30pm
THE THING: Watch a screening of John Carpenter's 1982 cult classic The Thing on board the Cutty Sark tea clipper ship. The film is about a shape-shifting alien infiltrating a research camp in the Arctic. Cutty Sark (Greenwich), £15, book ahead, 31 October, 6pm
TEETH: The Book Club in Shoreditch screens 2007 horror film teeth, about a high school student who discovers she has teeth guarding her vagina, and uses this to get revenge on the men who have wronged her. Screening followed by a Q&A with Amanda DiGioia, who researches the crossover between horror and feminism. £6, book ahead, 31 October, 7pm-10pm
T.A.P.E: Ritzy in Brixton serves up something a little different, in the form of a female-led horror anthology. Expect traditional old school scares (a mysterious box, a group of friends being stalked...) with a modern twist. £5, book ahead, 31 October, 7.30pm
PSYCHO ON HIGH: The View From The Shard claims it's hosting the UK's highest pop-up cinema, and we're not going to argue. Watch Hitchcock classic Psycho 800ft above London, with a complimentary cocktail thrown in. We can't help but feel that Vertigo might've been a more fitting Hitchcock film, considering the location. £40, book ahead, 31 October, 8pm
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