Scary Movie Screenings and Theater Shows to Watch This Halloween in Honolulu
Listen to a re-enactment of the "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast and get your fill of horror movies during Hitchcocktober.
Consolidated Theatres celebrates Alfred Hitchcock all month with scary screenings. Catch two of the master of suspense’s greatest films at Kāhala Theatres, The 39 Steps (Oct. 24) and Psycho (Oct. 31, also playing at Ward Theatres). Get there early to try some Psycho Popcorn, made specifically for Hitchcocktober with crushed wafers, sliced almonds, marshmallows and topped with caramel and chocolate sauce, while supplies last.
$11, Kāhala Theatres, 4211 Wai‘alae Ave., screenings are at 7 p.m., (808) 733-6243, consolidatedtheatres.com
Rocky Horror Picture Show Hosted by Tita Titsling
Put on your best Frank N. Furter costume (or dress as any of your favorite characters) for an interactive screening of this famously funny and freaky musical at Marks. Grab a drink and some props, then follow Tita Titsling (also known as Miss Tiki Scarlet across the street at Scarlet Honolulu) deeper into the venue, where the 1975 film will play on a large screen. Is there anything creepier than a life-size Tim Curry?
$25 to $30, The ARTS at Marks Garage, Oct. 31, Nov., 1 and 3 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 2 at 9:30 p.m., (808) 521-2903, artsatmarks.com
War of the Worlds: The 1938 Radio Script
When listeners tuned in to the live broadcast of Orson Welles’ Halloween episode of The Mercury Theatre on the Air, an adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds, some allegedly thought Earth really was being invaded by aliens. Eighty years later—especially with this year’s false missile alert—society is just as freaked out when trusted forms of communication swear impending doom. Listen to a staged reading of Welles’ radio broadcast, presented by UH Mānoa’s Theatre and Dance Association, to celebrate its anniversary.
$5, Kennedy Theatre, 1770 East-West Road, Oct. 26, 27 and 30, 7:30 to 9 p.m., manoa.hawaii.edu
More Movies and Shows Around Honolulu
National Live Theatre: Frankenstein
Regal Dole Cannery Stadium: Oct. 22 and 29
Classic and New Halloween Movies at the Regal Dole Cannery
Night of the Living Dead, Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas and more
Spooky films at Kaimukī’s Movie Museum
Free Movies at Hawai‘i Public Libraries