Park Circus are reissuing Ghostbusters in time for Hallowe’en.



FRIGHT NIGHT GHOST WALK This genuinely spooky tour through the crumbling ruins of Linlithgow Palace is led by the United Ghosts of Linlithgow Yore (UGLY). Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, Fri 21 & Sat 22 Oct.

HALLOWE’EN SPINNING YARNS An afternoon of spooky storytelling and activities inspired by Rabbie Burns. ‘Tam O’Shanter’ is guaranteed to crop up at some point. Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Ayr, Sat 29 Oct.

HIRSEL HALLOWE’EN FAIR Craft and gift fair in the autumnal setting of Hirsel Country Park, with a pumpkin trail for the kids, craft workshops and live music from the Norham Village Band. Hirsel Country Park, Coldstream, Sat 29 Oct.

DRACULA THE PANTO Bringing together the festive traditions of Christmas, the Transylvanian count gets an outing in the panto environment. He’s (probably going to be) behind you! Regal Community Theatre, Bathgate, Sun 30 Oct.

TRAQUAIR HOUSE HALLOWE’EN Two weekends of ghoulish fun at Scotland’s oldest inhabited house. The first dates focus on the Ghosts of Traquair, while the weekend leading up to Hallowe’en includes a Family Fun Day and visiting magicians. Traquair House, Innerleithen, Fri 21–Sun 30 Oct.





A classy masquerade ball, with champagne, live music, a late buffet and DJs playing past the witching hour. Masks are mandatory, but spares will be available on the night. Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh, Thu 27 Oct. Now that the Saw series is dead and buried, this poltergeisty fright machine takes up the mantle of annual Hallowe’en horror franchise. General release from Fri 21 Oct.

Vegan/vegetarian restaurant Heavenly continues to push its live music agenda with the cunningly titled Hellishly, featuring devilish performances from Edinburgh School for the Deaf, She’s Hit and The Poison Sisters. Heavenly, Glasgow, Sat 29 Oct.

CLUB NOIR The one night of the year where the debauched excess of Club Noir doesn’t seem quite so out of the ordinary. Which means they’ll be going even more OTT to compensate, of course. Dressing up is highly encouraged and there are a couple of Hallowe’en- themed burlesque shows to get you in the mood. O2 Academy, Glasgow, Sat 29 Oct.

VEGAS! THE HALLOWE’EN BALL The swingin’ flipside to Club Noir’s burlescapades, VEGAS! celebrates the spookiest night of the year with style. Costumery is still encouraged, but with more of a Rat Pack vibe to it. You dig? Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, Sat 29 Oct.

A MASQUERADE DUNGEON OF ILL-REPUTE Live music, DJs, storytelling and a sprinkling of theatre in a grand 1940s music hall venue. The Berkeley Suite, Glasgow, Sat 29 Oct.

GHOSTBUSTERS A welcome reissue of Ivan Reitman’s 1984 creepy comedy classic (pictured), starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver. Who ya gonna call? On general release from Fri 28 Oct.

EVIL DEAD/AUDITION AT GFT The GFT lines up a pair of horrific flicks to please two of their core demographics: the late night cult fans get The Evil Dead on the Friday, while the Japanese art-house crowd get Takashi Miike’s Audition on Hallowe’en night. GFT, Glasgow, Fri 28 (Evil Dead) & Mon 31 Oct (Audition).

HALLOWE’EN CABARET Live musical entertainment with a glam-rock edge from Shock Locker, Scunner, Glasgow Glam Bangers, The Creative Martyrs and recent Optimo signing Organs of Love. Slouch, Glasgow, Sun 30 Oct.

ALICE COOPER Either Glasgow’s theatrical metal fans are in league with the devil, or the fact that the veteran shock rocker is coming to town on the most appropriate night of the year is just lucky coincidence. Our money’s on the first one. SECC, Glasgow, Mon 31 Oct.


Get dressed up in 1920s period gear and pop along to the Usher Hall for a screening of silent classic Faust, accompanied by a live organ score. There’ll be a jazz band playing beforehand and a prize for best costume too. Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Sat 29 Oct.


Conveniently, Optimo’s latest residency at Sub Club falls on the last Sunday of the month, which this year is the night before Hallowe’en. A fitting date, then, for the return of the mighty Espookio. Sub Club, Glasgow, Sun 30 Oct. Romero’s genre-definer gets an outing as part of the Southside Film Festival’s Hallowe’en happenings, preceded by a zombie walk. The Shed, Glasgow, Sun 30 Oct. Zombie walk at 6pm, screening at 8pm.

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Bloodlunch feature band members named Tony Manslaughter and Dr Benny Brusiac. Hardcore punk trio Citizens have a psychedelic skull on their EP cover and a song called ‘Melted’. This should tell you all you need to know. Pivo Pivo, Glasgow, Mon 31 Oct.

MORE METAL IN NOVEMBER The hard-rocking mayhem continues past Hallowe’en into early November with Manowar, Rise Against and Motorhead appearing in quick succession at the O2 Academy. O2 Academy, Glasgow, Tue 1 Nov (Manowar), Fri 4 Nov (Rise Against), Sat 5 Nov (Motorhead).