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Find Your Perfect Haunt

When Halloween falls on a weekend night, the only logical option is to party hop. We’ve got the scoop on where to go to flaunt your rockin’ ensemble and/or shake your booty.

Pasty Dorks Unite! Why deal with all of the drunken crowds? Real horror fans enjoy Halloween at Cinema Paradiso (503 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale). From short flicks like Science Gone Wild, to a special 50th anniversary screening of everyone’s favorite gelatinous villain The Blob (with Mr. Steve McQueen, mind you), and a midnight interactive showing of Rocky Horror Picture, Paradiso is reppin’ for fans of reel-to-reel terror! Screenings run from 7:15 p.m. into the early morning. Visit

Old Reliable When you’ve spent the last year molding your outfit from shaved foam core, you kinda want recognition. And margaritas. And scantily clad ladies. That’s why the annual Shooter’s Halloween Party exists (3033 NE 32 Ave., Fort Lauderdale). From its famous costume contest to fun extras like trivia games, music, and dancing, this party is a Fort Lauderdale staple. Join in from 6 p.m. to the witching hour.

Chips. Dips. Chains. Whips. It’s a Party

You lust for latex, spandex, and thigh-high boots. And nothing rocks your world like a little cat o’ nine action. You need a fetish party, and not just any fetish party, you need the biggest, most punishingly good time in town. Join the liberated masses (more than 2,000 are predicted to attend) and latex enthusiasts at the Fetish Factory’s Halloween Fetish Ball at Club Cinema (3251 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach). Salivate over torturously tasty models and performers as they channel the universe’s dark sexuality, then express it in sensual, live stage shows. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Buy them at Note: This party is B.Y.O.S. (Bring your own slave.)

‘Cause Nothing’s Scarier Than A Bitter Ex Girlfriend Sorry boys, but some parties are just for the ladies — like tonight’s action at New Moon Bar (2440 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors). Sure, you can drink all along Wilton Drive during the Wicked Manors Block Party, with all of the female impersonators, vendors, costumes, and themed booths you’re bound and gagged to have a great time. However, if you’re an Eve seeking Eve and want to find the right gal to split your apple, you’re going to want to hang at New Moon. Its loyal gang of sheroes is offering up ghoulishly good drink specials and loads of tunes — all to get your wig shakin’. It’s free! Visit

The Devil’s Music Traditionally the words “sin” and “rock” have gone hand-in-hand, so why not celebrate both? At Night of the Living Freaks you’ll do just that while dancing to a special Blackfinger “Day of the Dead” set. There’ll also be a screening of the horror flick Killer Deal, a costume contest with more than 1,000 bucks worth of cash and prizes, and a belly dance-supported live set by the Beat Bombers. It’s all going down at City Limits (19 NE Third Ave., Delray Beach). Get tickets and more information at
Fri., Oct. 31, 2008

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