Get Your Fright On

Spooky fun for the Halloween season

  • ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ (1925) Courtesy Photo

  • A grave at North Branch Cemetery in Antrim. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • The PES Halloween parade in 2017. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ (1923) Courtesy Photo

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 7:10PM
AntrimSpooky Spirit Walk

Join the library and Antrim’s own, Karen Tatro, as we explore Antrim’s Main Street Spirit Residents in a walking tour downtown.

Meet at the library - with your flashlight - at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. The tour will focus on the histories of spirit energy at the Women’s Shelter, the Maplehurst Inn, the Town Hall and the Tuttle Library.

Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free to the public. Please call the library for more information at 603-588-6786.

MASONHaunted Mile

Barrett Hill Farm will host a Haunted Mile at the farm on the weekends of Oct. 19 an Oct. 26.

The walk will be held on Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27 at the Barrett Hill Farm, located at 103 Barrett Hill Road in Mason.

Cost for the walk is $40 for a family, or $12 for individuals over the age of 6, $8 for children under 5.

Come early with youngsters. For a scarier experience, come at night.

The walk runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

PeterboroughHaunted Trail: Face Your Fears

The ConVal High School Music Department is holding its annual Haunted Trail fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the high school.

Admission is $5. Parents accompanying children get in free.

There will be a “Kid-Friendly Trick or Treat Hour” from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in which kids will receive candy throughout the trail.

Then from 7:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. the trail will become “Trail of Tricks – No Treats Just Tears.”

Hot cider and baked goods will be on sale at the end of the trail.

TEMPLEHaunted Grounds Walk

A Haunted Grounds Walk at the Temple Emporium is planned for the next two Saturdays, Oct. 20 and Oct. 27, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Emporium is located at 128 West Road in Temple, half a mile from Route 45 in the center of town.

Admission is a donation to the food bank which can be a non perishable food item. Event to be canceled if it rains.

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WiltonGhosts Of Wilton

As part of the annual Haunting of Wilton on Oct. 27, the Wilton Community Center presents period costumed “ghosts” in the South Yard cemetery in West Wilton. These former residents will describe hard times, odd occurrences and the Great Disappointment they experienced, along with their personal quirks and talents. Meet Wilton’s infamous mass murderer, learn the role of spiritualism, meet the blind boy who played the fiddle in the Poor House, listen to women writers, Abolitionists and the odd inventor.

Starting at 4 p.m., visitors can travel to and from the cemetery in a farm wagon leaving from the Wilton Police Department parking lot and munch local apples on the way. A docent will provide a broad overview of the town and the times.

Rain will cancel the event. Please park cars at the Police Station lot. Admission $10 at the South Yard Gate. This event is not handicapped accessible.

The Spooky ScreenKeeneSpooky silent horror film!

‘The Phantom of the Opera,’ the 1925 silent big screen adaptation of the classic thriller, will be shown with live music on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. at the Colonial Theatre, 95 Main St., Keene. Live music will be performed by silent film accompanist Jeff Rapsis. Admission is $6.50 per person.

‘The Phantom of the Opera,’ starring legendary actor Lon Chaney in the title role, remains a landmark work of the cinematic horror genre. To modern viewers, the passage of time has made this unusual film seem even more strange and otherworldly.

It’s an atmosphere that silent film accompanist Jeff Rapsis will try to enhance in improvising live music on the spot for the screening.

MILFORDHalloween at the Drive-In

The Milford Drive is devoting both screens to Halloween-themed double features this Friday and Saturday. With the 1978 version of Halloween and followed by the 2018 Halloween (both PG-13) on Screen 1 and Goosbumps 2: Haunted Halloween (PG) and Venom (PG-13) on Screen 2.

PeterboroughFright Night Fridays and Sci-Fi Saturdays

In honor of Halloween the Peterborough Community Theatre is holding two weekends of cult classic late shows.

The 1968 cult classic Night of the Living Dead will be the first Fright Night Friday late show with two screenings on Friday Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 at 9:30 p.m.

The 1962 sci-fi classic King Kong vs. Godzilla is the first Sci-Fi Saturday flick and is screening Saturday Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 at 9:30 p.m.

Admission to these late show cult classics are free, but donations will be accepted to help defray costs. Fright Night Fridays and Sci-Fi Saturdays will continue based on interest in these events.

WILTONJust in time for Halloween

The 1923 classic silent version of ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ is playing at the Wilton Town Hall Theatre, 40 Main Street, on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 4:30 p.m. Starring Lon Chaney, the actor known as the “Man of 1,000 Faces,” in Universal’s big screen adaptation of Victor Hugo’s sprawling tale of the tortured Quasimodo.

The special Halloween program will be presented with live music by silent film accompanist Jeff Rapsis. Admission is free, with a donation of $5 per person requested to help cover expenses.

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ (1925) Courtesy Photo ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ (1925) - Courtesy Photo
A grave at North Branch Cemetery in Antrim. Staff photo by Ben Conant A grave at North Branch Cemetery in Antrim. - Staff photo by Ben Conant
The PES Halloween parade in 2017. Staff photo by Ben Conant The PES Halloween parade in 2017. - Staff photo by Ben Conant
‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ (1923) Courtesy Photo ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ (1923) - Courtesy Photo