Half-term Halloween fun in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 20:06 21 October 2011

Halloween Pumpkin

Halloween Pumpkin


THERE will be all sorts of spooky goings-on at Campus West next week during half-term for Halloween.

Vampires, trolls and aliens – the Welwyn Garden City venue’s got the lot.

As everyone knows, as October draws to a close, so a curious form of euphoria starts to creep across the land.

Root vegetables, normally ignored or shunned, are bought and eagerly carved into leering faces; costumes are planned and sweets bought in to hand out to trick or treaters.

And, if you pop along to the Hawthorne Theatre in WGC, there’s a series of suitably spooky events taking place in the week before All Hallow’s Eve.

For those who like creatures of the night, there’s a new take on the sons and daughters of Dracula, with Vampirates next Tuesday and Wednesday.

If creature features are more your thing, you’re in for a treat on Wednesday when Norwegian horror film Troll Hunter (15) is shown.

Expertly walking the line between silly and scary, it’s a look at the secret history of Norway and features some very big and very angry monsters.

Just before this, on Monday and Tuesday, you could find yourself battling aliens alongside Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford as they find that Cowboys And Aliens (12A) don’t mix.

As if that wasn’t enough, you can also go a bit Gothic and catch a visit from the original Madwoman in the Attic, when Jane Eyre (PG) is shown on Saturday, October 29.

Plus, a horror to adults but a hero to children, Horrid Henry (U) is showing throughout the week.

So, all in all, the Hawthorne Theatre is planning a fitting run-up to that night of terror and fun at the end of the month.

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