The Exorcist, Dana Prison Lockdown, Vampires Rock and more: What's on this Weekend in the Midlands and Shropshire, Halloween special

Halloween is almost upon us - where ghostly goings on and haunting happenings will enthral and scare us to our cores. Here is the Midlands and Shropshire, we are no different with plenty of eerie entertainment for all of the family. Continue...If you dare!

The Exorcist, Dana Prison Lockdown, Vampires Rock and more: What's on this Weekend in the Midlands and Shropshire, Halloween special

FRIDAY

Ghost Tour: Blackout - New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
Are you brave enough to be the first to experience the New Alexandra Theatre after dark?
Explore Birmingham's most haunted theatre with an after-dark tour and late night lock.
Published author and paranormal expert Marq English will be on site to answer all your questions about what you may find
This event is also available on Saturday October 29
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The Exorcist - Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Experience the classic horror film on stage as William Peter Blatty's novel and William Friendkin's film The Exorcist is adapted for stage.
The gory, blasphemous horror will appear at Birmingham's Repertory Theatre this Halloween season, complete with gratuitous gore.
This event is also available on Saturday October 29 and Sunday October 30
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Twisted Attractions: Terror Farm - Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge
Solve the mystery of the Priory Fields, discover the gory secret hidden in Mrs Piggot's Pie Shop, feel exhilarated of the Destruction ride and visit the House of Insomnia at Twisted Attractions' Halloween Scream Nights at Lower Drayton Farm.
The festival will be home to multiple live horror attractions, live music, fair ground rides and refreshments for lovers of horror to enjoy.
This event is also available on Saturday October 29 and Sunday October 30
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Scarefest - Alton Towers
Come down to Alton Towers legendary Halloween Scarefest this year for brand new immersive horror attractions alongside their usual spooky offerings.
Traverse the brand new Altonville Mine Tour and Subspecies horror mazes, explore the new immersive scare zones Dark Apocalypse and Freak Show, then enjoy various fair rides and family-friendly events when you're all spooked-out.
This event is also available on Saturday October 29 and Sunday October 30
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Lockdown: Sanitorium - Dana Prison, Shrewsbury
The Dana Prison opens it's doors to the general public for an array of truly terrifying horror events not just for Halloween, but all year round.
Join the asylum in Lockdown II - Sanitorium and battle your way through a zombie-infested prison setting, with only your wits to save you.
This event is also available on Saturday October 29.
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Screamfest - National Forest Adventure Farm, Burton-Upon-Trent

With an array of live horror attractions and courtyard fun, Screamfest at National Forest Adventure Farm will be bigger than ever.
Take part in any of five scares on the night: find out if there really is life after death in Night Bringer, meet the clowns in Freak Out, learn of a terrifying childhood in Children of the Corn, join the camera crew to investigate an abandoned hotel in Soul Seekers or are you feeling lonely? Find out what brand new attraction Love Hurts is all about.
After the scares, have some fun on Hill Billy Joe’s Zombie Paintball Smash, Fakir Performers and Contortionist, street theatre, live music and refreshments.
This event is also available on Saturday October 29 and Sunday October 30
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Haunted Castle - Warwick Castle
Whether you want spooktacular fun or terrifying scares look no further than Warwick Castle, with a handy scare guide to navigate you through the night.
Take part in interactive horror shows Tormented and Outbreak 1349. Solve the murder mystery of Warwick Castle in Tormented and escape the plague-ridden characters of histories past in Outbreak 1349.
You can also enter the Warwick Castle Dungeon and witness some of the darkest, bloodiest and most frightening times in the Castle’s history, experience the fire joust and the Trebuchet Fireball Spectacular.
This event is also available on Saturday October 29 and Sunday October 30
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Xtreme Scream Park - Twinlakes Park, Melton Mowbray
Join the winners of the official Best Scream Park award for a plethora of horror mazes that you will never forget.
You can choose to navigate any of six horrors: Ash Hell Penitentiary, The Hunted, Stilton Hall Hotel and Hell Spa, The Pie Factory, Belvoir Dungeon and Twisted.
If this isn't enough there is also live music, refreshments, street theatre and more.
This event is also available on Saturday October 29 and Sunday October 30
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Halloween Nights - Black Country Museum, Dudley
Prepare for a spooktacular evening of street performers, fire-jugglers, magicians and treats for all the family at the Black Country Museum's Halloween Nights.
Gear up for the creepy crawlie display, birds of prey hunting the skies, descend into the depths of the spooky mine, live street performers and more.
This event is also available on Saturday October 29
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Paranormal Evening - Dudley Zoological Garden
Join the people at Dudley Zoological Gardens for a paranormal evening at Dudley Castle.
Events on the night will include a historical and ghostly tour from the castle historian, taking part in vigils led by JP Paranormal, using paranormal equipment, divination, white noise experiments and lone vigils only for the brave.
This event is also available on Saturday October 29.
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Chaos at Crocular Castle and Dino Quest - West Midlands Safari Park, Worcester
Staff at a safari park are getting ready to host an annual spooky spectacular event and this year there are two new attractions to experience.
The annual, month-long festival at West Midland Safari Park started on October 1 and includes a new adventure named Dino Quest.
Explorers will have to make their way around Land of the Living Dinosaurs, searching for the missing dinosaur. They must find it before the Mad Scientist, who is also on the hunt to capture the dinosaur. The only help the explorers will receive is clues from the characters they meet on their way and they will only have torchlight to guide them.
Also new for 2016 is Chaos at Crocular Castle, a puppet show where families can meet an array of memorable creepy critters and help to save the princess.
This event is also available on Saturday October 29 and Sunday October 30
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Halloween Spooktacular - Cadbury World, Bourneville
From October 22 to October 30 visitors can enjoy The Spook Factor where Franky Frankenstein, The Vamp and Witchy Woo Woo battle it out to impress judges Larry Walsh and Simon Howl and win a ‘mystery prize’.
Children are also invited to dress up to and hopefully win the competition.
This event is also available on Saturday October 29
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SATURDAY

Owl meet and greet - Shenstone Pets Corner Stone, Cannock
Shenstone Pets Corner are set for a Halloween event with a twist this weekend.
The family run business and ethical pet retailer will be giving visitors to the Birmingham Road store the chance to get up close to barn owls and learn more about their habitats and feeding habits.
The event will run from 11.00am until 3.00pm and is free to attend

Miles Jupp - Town Hall, Birmingham
Stand up comedian and host of The News Quiz will bring his brand new show to Birmingham's Town Hall this weekend.
The comedian first came into the public eye as Inventor Archie on children's show Balamory and has since moved into roles in The Thick of It and Rev
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Vampires Rock - Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
Vampires are set to arrive in Wolverhampton as brand new production Vampires Rock with bite is to take to the stage.
The production marks the return of Steve Steinman, as Baron Von Rockula, after 12 years. The performance has sold more than a million tickets over the years and the show itself has been performed more than 3,000 times.
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Mockingbird Special: Halloween - Mockingbird Theatre, The Custard Factory
The Mockingbird Theatre and Kitchen is putting on a Halloween spectacular of classic horror films this weekend in time for Halloween.
Ghostbusters will be shown on Friday October 28, Scream, the Rocky Horror Show and Shaun of the Dead on Saturday October 29 and Interview with a Vampire, Poltergeist and the Exorcist on Sunday October 30.
Halloween will be shown on Monday October 31.
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Halloween Psychic Fair - The Zen Shop, Digbeth
Digbeth's the Zen Shop's annual Halloween Psychic Fair is set for this Saturday.
Enjoy an array of tarot readings, oracle readings, runes, crystal ball readings, palm readings, psychic medium readings and aura photography with all proceeds going to charity.
For more information, click here

1645 Witch Hunt - Blakesley Hall, Birmingham
The year is 1645 and there are rumours of a witch at Blakesley Hall, and that's where you come in.
Find out about this scary part of British history with trails, quizzes and a visit from the Witch-Finder himself.
This event is also available on October 30.
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Halloween Birmingham Pokewalk - Victoria Square, Birmingham
A spooky walk is set for fans of the gaming craze Pokemon Go.
Following on from a successful walk in July, organisers are joining up with the people from Birmingham Zombie Walk to invite players to join them on a Halloween-themed walk for ghost-type Pokemon.
The walk will be raising money for Birmingham Children Hospital.
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Knightmare Live - mac, Birmingham
A live stage adaption of the cult kids TV show Knightmare will appear at Birmingham's mac this weekend.
the show will feature teams guiding an audience member through the epic dungeon to get through each level.
This event is also available on October 30.
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Ghostly Gaslight - Blists Hill Victorian Museum, Telford
The annual fright night at Blists Hill is introducing characters from the 1984 Ghostbusters feature film. THis year on October 29 from 6pm as the lights goes down the Victorian streets turn in an eerie place.
You are encouraged to dress up in your scariest costume and watch out for the Marshmallow Man, as the massive 31ft high inflatable paranormal monster will be looming over the darkened streets.
Elsewhere around Blists Hill they will keep you guessing about what spooky characters you might meet next.
This event is also available on October 30.
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SUNDAY

Alien Ant Farm - The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
Alt-rock band Alien Ant Farm will appear at Wolverhampton's Slade Rooms this Sunday with support from Hed P.E.
The band are famed for such songs as Courage, Movies and a cover of Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal.
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The Lumineers - O2 Academy, Birmingham
Platinum-selling Denver outfit The Lumineers will appear at Birmingham's O2 Academy this weekend as part of their highly-anticipated UK tour.
The band are famed for songs such as Ho Hey and Ophelia.
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Al Murray - Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Critically acclaimed comedian Al Murray brings his brand new show Lets Go Backwards Together to Birmingham's Repertory Theatre this Sunday.
Murray will embark on a common sense crusade to re-Great Britain following Brexit in order to restore our great nation.
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Halloween Train - Llangollen Railway
If you're brave, board the Halloween Train on Llangollen Railway.
Enjoy spooky storytelling on the train as the train travels through the dark and creepy Dee Valley.
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Hip Hop Halloween - Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton
MOBO award-winning hip hop artist, writer, poet and educator Akala is set to host the long-awaited Hip Hop Halloween event at Newhampton Arts Centre.
The performer is renowned for his work in fusing rap, rock, electro-punk sounds with lyrical storytelling, and in May performed in Wolverhampton explaining the link between rap and Shakespeare.
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