Amsterdam Spook is taking a break in 2019 but that doesn’t mean Halloween’s taking a break from Amsterdam! Here are our top 7 tips to get your spook on this October! And, save the date: 31 October 2020 for an epic return.
Horror (25 Oct)
Jakop Ahlbom’s theatre production ‘Horror’ is an ode to the genre. He takes all the right elements from horror storytelling and does it justice. I’ve personally seen it 3 times now and I’d go 10 times more. There’s no spoken words in the play, but solid acting and lots of frightening good special effects and music. I promise it won’t disappoint.
Het Bajes Experiment (13 Sept – 2 Nov)
Besides an abandoned mental hospital, I dare you to come up with a better spot for a haunted house than a former prison. They’ve run this scare attraction for a few years now and the crew has put quality effort into the styling and effects. You follow a maze through the cellars encountering trapped prisoners and infected victims of some sort of nefarious infection along the way. Good times.
Helloween Bal Masqué (26 Oct)
Hosted by Amsterdam BeatClub, this is Halloween gone rockabilly style vintage. Catch live bands including horror-garage act the Helloweeners, go-go ghuols and DJ Venderghoul. Costumes strongly encouraged but not a must.
Halloween Horror Show 2019 (26 Oct)
Horror fans will die for this all-night horror movie marathon at the stunning Tuschinski cinema. Kicking off at midnight, 4 films selected by Mr Horror himself are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat till dawn. Lots of guests get dressed up and the vibe is really fun!
HalloQueen (26 Oct)
With killer queens and a dress code that’s ‘dress to slay’, get ready to dance for your life this Halloween. Open to everyone, gay, straight and in between, a party at NYX always makes for a fabulous night.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (31 Oct)
Halloween isn’t complete without a Rocky Horror Show night and this one is set to take the 70s cult musical to the next level – while keeping it as camp as it should be. Shown on a big screen at the Q-Factory, there will be plenty of audience participation, live actors, and even a Horror Bingo. This is where the Spook crew’s heading this year!
Happy Halloween and see you in 2020!