U.S. Halloween Parties, Parades & Horror Films 2009
Too old for Trick or Treat? Want to be bobbing for more than just apples this Halloween? Well then… read on, ’cause journeyPod has scowered the scary streets, dug through one candy corn at a time and has found something just as sweet to keep you busy this Halloween.
“All Hallows Eve” (originated from the Pagan festival “Samhain”) was first celebrated among the Celts of Ireland and Great Britain. Being the time of year when spirits can make contact with the physical world, Halloween is also a time when goblins, gargoyles, witches, vampires and zombies roam the street to celebrate the unliving.
Today, October 31st symbolizes crazy costume parties, pumpkin picking, haunted houses, hay rides, horror films and a jump in candy and pumpkin sales!
Grab your gruesome mask or sexy devil costume and get ready to turn into a real party monster! journeyPod lists the best festivals, parties, haunted houses and horror flicks to scare the living ahem out of you!
1. New York’s Greenwich Village Halloween Parade
2. New Orleans Halloween Street Parade
3. Key West’s Fantasy Fest
4. West Hollywood’s Hall Street Festival
5. Chicago’s North Halsted Street Halloween Parade
6. Baltimore’s Fell’s Point
1. Halloween Party at the Playboy Mansion
2. New York’s Masquerade Ball at Capital
3. Las Vegas’ “Vegoose” Party at Sam Boyd Stadium
4. DASK Procutions Masquerade and Costume Ball at Cinespace on Hollywood Blvd.
5. DC’s Halloween Monster Bash at Clarendon Ballroom
1. Witch Museum at the House of 7 Gables – Salem, Massachusetts
2. Myrtles Plantation – Francisville, Louisiana
3. Haunted Bonaventure Cemetary – Savannah, Georgia
4. Charleston, South Carolina – The whole downtown is haunted!
5. Bachelor’s Grove Cemetary – Chicago, Illinois
6. Viscilla Ax Murder House – Viscilla, Iowa
1. Eastern State Penitentiary – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2. Queen Mary Shipwreck – Long Beach, California
3. 7 Floors of Hell – Cleveland, Ohio
4. Netherworld – Atlanta, Georgia
5. The Haunted Hotel – San Diego, California
Cult Horror Classics:
1. The Shining
2. The Exorcist
4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
5. Rosemary’s Baby
Frightful enough? Whether you’re out partying in your most gruesome attire or at home distributing candy to the best dressed toddlers and enjoying a scary movie in the background – journeyPod has given you plenty of ideas to make the 2009 Halloween the best one yet!