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Every Freaky Date To Go On This Halloween

By Natasha Gamra - 22 Oct 2018

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This fright night, take your S.O. on a date they’ll forever remember. And whether or not you stick together after these next level date ideas well, that’s on you. 

This Halloween, Sydney’s stepped up the dating game which means more screamfests, haunted tours, horror-themed movie drive-ins and drinks at one of the scariest pubs in Sydney. Yeah, you’re going to have a blast.

Here’s a bunch of date ideas to hit up this Halloween if you’re honestly that couple.

Kraken Screamfest

All month long, the Ritz Cinema has held Shocktober, playing the classic scary flicks. And now that we’re at the end of this spooky season, the cinema is bringing us the fright night we all deserve this Halloween. They’re showing the Kraken and beware, this is not for the faint-hearted. Serving custom Kraken Black Spiced Rum Cocktails all night along with free popcorn and free take home themed gifts, this sounds like a score to us. Run down to Randwick for a screamfest this day of the dead.

Where: Ritz Cinema, Randwick
When: Wednesday October 31, 6pm
Cost: $20 per person

Fright Night At Palmer & Co.

For those of you that edge more towards the vintage feels in life, Palmer & Co is where it's at this Halloween. Ghosts and ghouls will all make a staple appearance but this party steps it up a notch as it channels the spirit of a 1920s Halloween ball so yes, dressing up and donning your best swinger attire for the live music and all-night carnival vibes is a must.

Where: Palmer & Co., CBD
When: Wednesday 31 October

Cockatoo Island Ghost Yard Glamping Tour

Our ghost radars are popping out this Halloween night. Catch a ferry to Sydney’s spooky Cockatoo Island for the most frightening night of your lives. This adults-only ghost tour will cover the creepy Island history and try to expose the spirits that live upon the rock. Walk through buildings and areas where the public doesn’t have access to and prepare to hear some horrific murder stories that’ll keep you awake. After the tour, you’ll get to glamp outdoors so you can be on the look out all night for the unseen beings surrounding your tent. Head here for your tickets.

Where: Cockatoo Island, Sydney
When: Wednesday 31 October, 9:30pm-11pm
Cost: $250 for 2 people

The Drive-In

This Halloween night, head to Blacktown for the ultimate date night. The drive-in is showing the newest slasher film release, Halloween and to top it off, our fave horror veteran Jaime Lee Curtis stars in the eleventh instalment of the film series. 

Where: The Drive-In, Blacktown
When: Wednesday 31 October, 7:45pm
Cost: $12.50 per person

Drinks At The Hero Of Waterloo

If you’re just keen for a good pub dinner and drinks this day of the dead, then this spot is the best place to be. The Hero of Waterloo is one of the most haunted pubs in Sydney and is located in The Rocks, which is known for being frequented by prostitutes and sailors until the late 1800s. It’s been told that owner in 1849 pushed his wife down the stairs to her death and rumour has it that her ghost likes to rearrange furniture and play on the piano in the middle of the night. Literal chills.

Where: The Hero of Waterloo, The Rocks

Jurassic Lounge

If you’re feeling the need for a Halloween night full of activities, then you might wanna check this one out. The Australian Museum is being transformed into a fright night playground for us full of live music, performances games and bars. Just to give you a little hint, there’s a dead petting zoo, a silent disco and ghost tours of Australia’s oldest museum. Honestly, that’s enough to make us sign up. But there is so much more. Make sure you're dressed in your best ghoulish outfit for a chance to win the best costume prize. Jump here for tickets.

Where: Australian Museum, Sydney
Cost: $25 per person

And If you feel like staying in, here are 13 of the scariest movies to watch this Halloween.

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