Halloween is right around the corner, and Vegas has plenty of sinsational ways to celebrate from costume parties to haunted attractions and even Halloween-themed shows. If you want to be entertained by sexy, topless vampires or singing zombies, Vegas is the place to be. Here’s a listing of spooktacular shows to see this Halloween in Sin City.
When: 10:30 p.m. Wed. – Mon. through Oct. 31
Before vampires were entertaining audiences on HBO’s “True Blood,” they were tantalizing showgoers in Vegas at “Bite” at the Stratosphere. This adult review tells the story of an evil, dark Lord Vampire who has lost his love and is a seeking a replacement from members in the audience. While he’s on the hunt for a new companion, his Erotic Rock Angels (topless female dancers with fangs) serve as his entertainment. The show is set to classic rock songs from the ’70s and ’80s, including The Rolling Stone’s “Sympathy for the Devil,” Guns N’ Roses’ “Welcome to the Jungle” and other hits. Along with the dancers, the show features aerialists, a singer and special effects that transport audiences to Lord Vampire’s Gothic lair. Will you be his next mate? Only time will tell.
Evil Dead the Musical
Where: V Theater inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
When: 10 p.m. Fri., 11:30 p.m. Sat., plus additional shows on Oct. 25 – 27 and Oct. 29 – Nov. 3
Fans of the 1981 Sam Raimi film “The Evil Dead” probably never thought they’d see a musical attached to the show name, but this is real life. Michaels Productions presents “Evil Dead – The Musical,” a 4D comedy and musical experience with a splatter zone, singing zombies and lots of laughs. The show tells the story of five college students who go to a cabin for a weekend of fun and accidentally unleash evil forces that turn them into demons. The 4D aspect of the show comes in the form of a splatter zone or areas in the theater where guests are going to get splashed with blood. These areas are marked when you purchase tickets, so don’t worry if you plan on wearing all white. In honor of the upcoming holiday, “Evil Dead” is upping the ante with “Double the Blood.” If you’re seeking a festive blood bath this Halloween, “Evil Dead - The Musical” is the show for you.
On Oct. 31 the show is hosting a costume contest. Guests are invited to don their scariest, sexiest or most off-the-wall costume for a chance at winning various prizes. Members from the cast will judge the contest.
Dr. Havock’s Sideshow of Curiosities
When: 5 – 11 p.m. (last show begins at 10:40 p.m.), Oct. 19 – 21, 26 – 31
This eccentric show experience is full of startling visual illusions and dark humor that harks back to the days of carnivals and vintage circus sideshows. Themed with a hint of steampunk mystique, “Dr. Havock’s Sideshow of Curiosities” can be described as a creepy yet cool magic show that appeals to Halloween fans who want to see something mysterious without the gore. The experience starts with the Elixir Lounge, which features specially concocted Jägermeister potions and some of Havock’s exotic mementos. The bizarre surroundings set the mood for what’s ahead once Havock gets on stage. For more information visit here.
Where: Fremont Street Experience
When: First show starts at 6 p.m. nightly
Head to downtown Vegas for free live Halloween-themed entertainment on Fremont Street Experience as part of their fourth annual OktoberFrightFest. Located on three different stages that line Fremont Street Experience, the acts include Frank & The Steins, Zombie Rising and Drac & The Vamps.
Comprised of costumed ghouls and guys, these singers, dancers and musicians in Frank & The Steins perform Halloween classics, including “Psycho Killers,” “Spooky,” “Time Warp,” “Ghostbusters” and other hit songs. They perform on the First Street stage nightly at 8:10, 9:10 and 10:10 p.m. The show is dark Oct. 23.
Zombie Rising features three different sets: Gothic, Pop Horror and Rock from the Dead. Their Gothic set consists of hard rock hits, including Rob Zombie’s “Dragula,” Alice in Chains’ “Man in the Box” and Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid.” The Pop Horror set is hosted by the “Addams Family” and boasts hits like Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and Oingo Boingo’s “Dead Man’s Party.” For Rock from the Dead, the band dresses like dearly departed rock stars to perform Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London,” Guns N’ Roses “Welcome to the Jungle” and Blue Oyster Cult’s “Don’t Fear the Reaper.” They perform on the Main Street stage from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Sun. – Wed. and 6 -10 p.m. Fri. – Sat.
Drac & The Vamps delight audiences with their blood-curdling renditions of more Halloween favorites. They perform on the Third Street stage at 11:10 p.m., 12:10 and 1:10 a.m. nightly. The show is dark Oct. 12, 13, 19 and 20.