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Whistler's top Halloween haunts

Where you can do the Monster Mash this year

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Saturday, Oct. 30

So, it kind of goes without saying that the B-Grade Horror Fest at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler is the hottest ticket in town tonight. If you aren't one of the 1,000 people who bought a ticket to the popular annual short film festival already, well, you may have to sell your soul to get in the door (and even then you'll have a pretty hard time).

But there are a few other creepy soirees going down on All Hallow's Eve-eve that will help you get into the spirit.

A few local hotspots (Garfinkel's, Maxx Fish and Buffalo Bill's) seem to be hosting parties on both Saturday and Sunday night, and they'll all be dressed to the nines as haunted houses, so prepare to get spooked!

The Maxx Fish Massacre is going down on both nights - Saturday and Sunday - with the Freshest Crew and Jelo laying down the soundtrack to two seriously spooky evenings. Plus, they'll have a $500 prize for best costume, both nights. Throw in some candy for the early birds and a fully decorated room, and you have quite the little party.

Outside of Whistler, the Pemberton Hotel is playing host to DJ Rich-A's Child's Play Halloween party, which features everyone's favourite possessed doll, Chucky! Possessed by means of voodoo magic by serial killer Charles Lee Ray, the notorious Lakeshore Strangler, Chucky chases after a boy named Andy Barclay because Andy was the first person he told his real name to as a doll. Who knows? Tonight, maybe you'll be the new Andy. The party starts at 10 p.m.

 

Sunday, Oct. 31

Moe Joe's will be decked out and filled with glowing ghosts, goblins and ghouls tonight as they host Glow Ghosts 'n Stuff, a spin-off of their wildly popular weekly Sunday Night Glow party. Resident DJ Ckrs Brwn will be joined by DJ Metal for a special 2 x 4 set, so expect some killer electro mash-ups and some dirty dubstep added into Brwn's usual seamless mix of all things heavy and electronic. Cover is free before 10 p.m., and $5 and up after that. Of course, there's a prize in store for the best costume, so come dressed to impress.

The Solartribe crew is back, and things are looking bigger and better than ever with their sixth annual Halloween party, Monster Massive VI. This year, Bacardi has come on board as a sponsor and organizers have moved the event into a new venue: Garfinkel's. This party is a sold-out affair every year, and it's pretty easy to see why: it features an incredible roster of DJs spinning electro, dubstep, and drum 'n' bass (the lineup features Ffattman, Deadly, Miss KosmiK, Surgeon, Tone, Phroh, GenreWhore, Def'Nit, Stevie James and many more), great prizes from Hempire, games and some crazy costumed fun. Costumes, by the way, are mandatory; show up without one, and you aren't getting in the door. Plus, there's an epic after party. Tickets were $15 before Oct. 25, but late bookers will be paying $25. Get yours at Hempire.

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