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10 Halloween movie events and screenings in Toronto

Halloween movie events and screenings in Toronto will help you get in the mood for the best and spookiest time of the year. From classic horror films to festive quote alongs, there's no need to sit on your couch watching Scream Queens alone.

Here's a round-up of Halloween movie events and screenings to check out in Toronto this year.

Toronto After Dark Film Festival (until Oct. 21, Scotiabank Theatre)
The Toronto After Dark Film Festival continues until October 21. There are still some horror movies for you to catch, including ones from South Africa, Poland and the United States as well as the closing night film from Canada.

Hxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (Oct. 23, Revue Cinema)
Watch this silent Scandinavian horror film, which apparently had a big influence on movies we all know and love, like the Exorcist.

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Marathon (Oct. 25 D-Beatstro)
Who didn't want to be a member of the midnight society? Join the gang around a campfire and watch as much AYAotD as you can. I call this story... awesome.

Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Marathon (Oct. 26, D-Beatstro)
Watch all of your favourite Treehouse of Horror episodes and munch on vegan treats all at the same time. D-Beatstro has all your Simpsons-related needs covered.

Scream Quote-a-long (Oct. 28, Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema)
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Wes Craven masterpiece by quoting along with it at the cinema formerly known as the Bloor Hot Docs.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Oct. 28, 29 and 31, Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema)
You can expect to see midnight screenings of Rocky Horror on the last Friday of every month, but in honour of Halloween, the Bloor Hot Docs is adding an additional two showings. Get your fishnets ready.

Neon Dreams Cinema Club: Phantom of the Paradise (Oct. 29, The Royal)
This glam-rock musical horror movie returns to The Royal just in time for Halloween. Promo material for this cinematic event ask, "are you ready to sell your souls for rock n' rolls"

Little Shop of Horrors (Oct. 30, The Royal)
For this edition of Musicale, The Royal's showing Little Shop of Horrors, everyone's favourite musical movie about a flesh-eating plant starring Rick Moranis as the love-struck Seymour.

Beetlejuice (Oct. 30, The Royal)
Stick around Little Italy after Little Shop (little shop) of Horrors for the Screen Queens' presentation of Beetlejuice. There will trivia, a costume contest and beer from Muskoka Brewery.

The Toronto Indie Horror Fest (Nov. 9-12, D-Beatstro)
This free film festival starts after Halloween, but it'll let you keep the spooky vibes going into the beginning of holiday season (this is especially useful if you're more of a Jack Skellington, than a Santa Claus-enthusiast).

Did I miss a spooky Halloween film screening or movie event? Let us know in the comments.


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