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Halloween Events Guide

The Chambers of Edgar Allan Poe haunted house has assumed its spot among the well-populated West Bottoms haunted houses.

Haunted houses and tours

The Beast

When: Open daily through Nov. 3 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Where: 1401 W. 13th St. in the West Bottoms

What: Founded in 1991, the Beast bills itself as the largest haunted house operating in the U.S. Explore the Werewolf Forest, a quarter-acre space in which you’re forced to find your way out without the luxury of lights. You can also tour Jack the Ripper’s London and check out the live alligator on-site. Tickets are $27.

Info: kcbeast.com

The Chambers of Edgar Allan Poe

When: Wednesday beginning at 8 p.m.

Where: 1100 Santa Fe St. in the West Bottoms

What: The house inspired by the dark writings of Edgar Allan Poe attempts to create the feeling of being buried alive. Tickets are $20.

Info: chambersofpoe.com

The Edge of Hell

When: Open daily through Nov. 3 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Where: 1300 W. 12th St. in the West Bottoms

What: Kansas City’s oldest haunted house was founded in 1975 and is still considered a groundbreaking work of Halloween-themed fun. If the 45 live actors wandering the quarter-mile path don’t scare you, the creatures such as Medusa, a 25-foot python, probably will. Tickets are $27.

Info: edgeofhell.com

Macabre Cinema Haunted House

When: Wednesday beginning at 8 p.m.

Where: 1222 W. 12th St. in the West Bottoms

What: Relive scenes from horror movies in this house built to resemble a 1930s-era movie theater. Featuring movie sets from “The Mummy” and “Hellraiser” and four floors of entertainment. Tickets are $20.

Info: macabrecinema.com

3rd Street Asylum

When: 7 p.m. to midnight, Wednesday and Friday

Where: Intersection of 3rd Street and Cedar in Bonner Springs

What: Haunted house located in Bonner Springs. Tickets are $17-$18.

Info: 3rdstreetasylum.com

John Wornall House Museum Ghost Tours

When: 6, 7, 8, 9 p.m. Wednesday

Where: The John Wornall House Museum, 6115 Wornall Road

What: This tour is lit by lantern and takes you through the John Wornall House, which was built in 1858. Tickets are $15, and advance reservations are highly encouraged.

Info: wornallhouse.org

John Wornall House Museum Paranormal Investigations

When: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday

Where: The John Wornall House Museum, 6115 Wornall Road

What: Learn how to use ghost-hunting equipment and track down the paranormal in this four-hour, late-night tour. Investigators from Paranormal Distraction and Elite Paranormal of Kansas City lead the way and answer questions.

Info: wornallhouse.org



** “Paranormal”

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday

Where: AMC Barrywoods, Independence and Studio 30

What: Select local theaters will be showing a marathon of the first three “Paranormal Activity” horror films.

Info: amctheatres.com

** Ghosts, Goblins & Booze … Oh My!

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Rhythm & Booze, 432 Southwest Blvd.

What: The finale of the bar’s costume party. On Halloween night, there’s another midnight costume contest. No cover.

Info: rhythmandbooze09.com

Boo Bash

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Ra Sushi, 11638 Ash St., Leawood

What: $10 Halloween-themed food and $8 drink specials, a DJ and a $100 Ra Sushi gift certificate to the winner of the evening’s costume contest.

Info: rasushi.com/leawood, 913.850.6260

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main Street

What: A risque take on America’s seventh president, the rock musical is in Kansas City after premiering on Broadway in 2010. Tickets are $32.50.

Info: unicorntheatre.org

“The Mystery of Irma Vep”

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Copaken Stage, 1 H&R Block Way (intersection of 13th and Walnut)

What: Faux-horror play starring Kansas City actors Mark Robbins and Ron McGee. The play enjoyed success in the 1980s, serving as a comical ode to literature and popular culture. Tickets are $20-$54.

Info: kcrep.org

“What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?”

When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Tivoli Cinemas, 4050 Pennsylvania

What: The Bette Davis film debuted 50 years ago on Halloween night and returns in a digitally remastered version for the holiday.

Info: tivolikc.com

Burlesque Downtown Underground’s ‘Spooktacular! Spooktacular!’

When: 8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: The Red Room in Nica’s 320, 320 Southwest Blvd.

What: Burlesque Downtown Underground puts on a Halloween-inspired performance. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Info: kcburlesque.com

Halloween Humpday Party

When: Wednesday

Where: Ernie Biggs, 4115 Mill St.

What: Parking lot party with a tent. Music by High Noon and DJ Ashton Martin and a $1,000 costume contest judged by Sporting KC players. Wells and draws are $1. Inside, you’ll find dueling pianos. Cover is $10.

Info: erniebiggs.com, 816.561.2444


When: 8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: 12056 W. 135th St., Overland Park

What: Music by the Justin Andrew Murray Band. Halloween-themed drinks and prizes for best costume.

Info: quasimodokc.com, 913.239.9666

Shark Bar and McFadden’s Halloween II

When: 8-11 p.m. Wednesday

Where: 1340 and 1330 Grand Blvd.

What: The two Power & Light venues combine forces for a Halloween-night party featuring a bottomless cup special.

Info: sharkbarkc.com, mcfaddenskc.com

Blood Bath Halloween Blow Out

When: 9 p.m. WednesdayWhere: Gusto Lounge, 504 Westport Road

What: Drink specials and prizes for the best costumes. Music by DJ Sheppa.

Info: thegustolounge.com

Gigantic Halloween Party

When: 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Wednesday

Where: The Quaff Bar and Grill, 1010 Broadway

What: The bar hosts a Halloween-night party featuring DJE Live, drink specials and best and sexiest costume contests with cash prizes.

Info: thequaffkc.com


When: 9 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Tanner’s Bar and Grill in Waldo, 7425 Broadway Street

What: There’s karaoke with Rockstar Karaoke, $500 in cash and prizes and contests for the best and sexiest costumes.

Info: tannersbarandgrill.com


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