Channel your inner scream queen at these 4 Halloween weekend events | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

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Halloween is right around the corner. Naturally, so is the thrill of dressing up in creative costumes for the spooky season—take it from Halloween icon herself, Heidi Klum.

When was the last time you got out of the house as a completely different person and showed up somewhere exciting to combat the survival mode rot? Have those hangouts and gimmicks with friends left the group chat yet? There are only two months left until the new year. It’s time to make the last quarter of 2023 count before you reset your routines and goals. 

From drag shows to horror movie marathons and local music gigs, there’s a Halloween-themed event for everyone to look forward to this October. No matter the location or time of day, these four certified fright fests across the metro are guaranteed common grounds for your hobbies and interests. 

HalloQueen Ball Manila

Bring back my ghouls! This year, Beyond Limits brings local and international drag artists together for a night of scares and thrills at the HalloQueen Ball Manila. “Drag Race Philippines” contestant ØV CÜNT will host the show, while “RuPaul’s Drag Race” winners Sasha Colby and Krystal Versace will work the stage. “Drag Den’s” Aries Night and RuGirls M1ss Jade So and Tiny Deluxe will also be in attendance. A P5,000 cash prize is up for grabs for the best Halloween costume in the audience. 

Where and when: Baked Studios, Makati on Oct. 28 

Tickets: General admission at P3,500, VIP at P4,800

CHURCH VI: Bloodbath Inferno

Heads will roll in this bloody ball. Queer space Church is back at Apotheka Manila for CHURCH VI: Bloodbath Inferno. After the success of CHURCH V: Immaculada last September, Paulo Castro and Xtina Superstar are throwing a Halloween party complete with costumes, DJ sets, and drag performances. The party’s teaser is a nod to the bloodiest scenes in old- and new-school horror movies, making Bloodbath Inferno Church’s most ambitious and daring project yet.

When: Oct. 31 at 9:30 p.m.

Thriller Night: A Soupstar Halloween Party

It’s not a Halloween party in Metro Manila without live music. This rings true for Thriller Night, an OPM gig with a star-studded lineup of local rock bands. Among the performers are 6cyclemind, Gracenote, Moonstar88, Imago, and Pedicab, to name a few. Prepare to rock out in your scariest costumes for a chance to win special prizes. 

Where and when: 19 East on Oct. 31, gates open at 5:00 p.m.

Door charge: P1,200

Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Thrill Fest

If you’re a sucker for horror films, Ayala Malls Cinemas is holding reruns of them all month long. From old-school features to international cliff-hangers, Thrill Fest is your go-to spot for hair-raising flicks on the big screen. You can even win a free movie pass upon watching five of the movies in the line-up, including the much awaited “Five Nights at Freddy’s” live-action movie. Visit the Ayala Malls Cinemas website for tickets.

When: Sept. 27 to Nov. 7

Art by Ella Lambio

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