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Halloween brings an array of fun and frights across Oklahoma

State merrymakers can celebrate the spooky season with Frankenstein, Harry Potter, Irma Vep or even our own fearless freaks, The Flaming Lips.
by Brandy McDonnell Modified: October 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm •  Published: October 26, 2012
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Celebrate the season with trick-or-treating, mermaid and pirate dive shows and a carnival-style games from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday-Wednesday at the Oklahoma Aquarium, 300 Aquarium Drive. Information: (918) 296-3474 or www.okaquarium.org.

Museum of Osteology's Halloween Bash

Look at the bones, do a little trick-or-treating and get discounted admission from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the skeleton museum, 10301 S Sunnylane. Information: 814-0006 or www.museumofosteology.org.

Arcadia Lake's Storybook Forest, Edmond

Take the family on a hayride, roast marshmallows and collect goodies from storybook characters from 5:30 to 8:30 nightly through Wednesday at Spring Creek Park. Information: 216-7471 or www.edmondok.com.

Trick-Orr-Treating and Costume Contest

Take in a giant corn maze, pumpkin patch and hayrides, along with trick-or-treating, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Orr Family Farm, 14400 S Western. Information: 799-3276 or www.orrfamilyfarm.com.

Martin Park Nature Center's Haunted Hike

Take a guided 30-minute walk in the woods among spiders, bats, and snakes and other creepy creatures starting at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the park, 5000 W Memorial. Preregistration is required. Information: www.okc.gov/parks/martin_park.

Haunt the River Cruises

Leave the safe harbor of Regatta Park at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday for a fun and frightening voyage on the Oklahoma River. The Halloween-theme cruises are intended for adults. Reservations are required. Information: 702-7755 or www.okrivercruises.com.

‘The Cat and the Canary,' Norman

Hear organist Clark Wilson add the soundtrack to the seasonal silent film “The Cat and the Canary' at 8 p.m. Friday at the University of Oklahoma's Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center, 500 W Boyd. Information: 325-4101 or www.ou.edu/finearts/events.

Bricktown Haunted Warehouse

Brave this longtime local favorite, which opens at 7 nightly through Halloween in the Coca-Cola Bricktown Events Center, 425 E California, which fittingly is the former home of the Oklahoma Casket Co. Information: www.bricktownokc.com.

Ultimate Terrors Haunted House

Experience the terror beginning at 7 nightly through Halloween at 7000 Crossroads Blvd., Suite 3000, at Crossroads Mall. Total lights off candlelight tours are planned for 7 to 11 p.m. Nov. 2-3. Information: www.ultimateterrors.com.

‘Evil Dead: The Musical,' Drumright

See the horrifically humorous stage show based on Sam Raimi's cult classic film franchise at 7:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Scream Country Haunted Forest, 15853 W 101 St. S. Information: (918) 409-0274 or www.evildeadok.com.

Scream Country Haunted Forest, Drumright

Get the creeps at the long-running attraction's new theme, “Halloween Haunt,” from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday. Information: (918) 607-3327 or online at www.screamcountry.com.

Frontier City's FrightFest

Check out the Freakshow Deluxe and other eerie attractions during the theme park's seasonal celebration from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday at Frontier City, 11501 N Interstate 35 Service Road. As part of the Fright Fest Food Drive, bring two nonperishable food items and get discounted entry into the park. Information: 478-2140 or www.frontiercity.com.

Trail of Terror, El Reno

Get spooked along the trail or in the Haunted Barn from dusk to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Wednesday at 2701 W 10. Information: www.trailofterror.org.

Haunted Castle Halloween Festival, Muskogee

Find thrills for the entire family from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Castle of Muskogee, 3400 Fern Mountain Road. Information: (800) 439-0658 or go to www.okcastle.com.

The Hex House, Tulsa

Explore an extreme haunted attraction based on a real event in Tulsa's past from 7:30 to 11 nightly through Wednesday at the southeast corner of 71st and Memorial. Information: www.thehexhouse.com.

Terror on 10th Street Haunted House

Be terrorized from 7 to 11 nightly through Wednesday during a tour telling the ghostly history of the house at 2005 NW 10. Information: 232-1816.

‘Halloween IV: Voice Faculty,' Edmond

Listen to University of Central Oklahoma School of Music faculty perform songs and opera arias both solo and in ensembles — and in costume — at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E Fifth. Information: 974-5004 or www.ucojazzlab.com.

Gazette's Halloween Parade

March with zombies, monsters and other creepy creatures in the sixth annual parade, formerly known as Ghouls Gone Wild, starting at 7 p.m. Saturday in Downtown and Midtown. Information: http://okgazetteparade.com.

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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