Halloween is one of the most loved and celebrated holidays across the world and is one of the most popular holidays in Canada. The most common form of celebration takes place when children go door to door asking for candy, people showcase their artistic side by decorating their houses, and people dressed up in various costumes. Halloween isn’t just a time spent trick-or-treating and eating candy. It’s also a time when people attend haunted houses, pub crawls, and pubs to celebrate. With that being said, we’ve listed the fun parties and events in New Brunswick lined up this Halloween season which you can include in your holiday calendar.
FREDERICTON HALLOWEEN PARTY
Get Ready for the BEST HALLOWEEN Party to hit FREDERICTON!
📆 Date and time: Sat, Oct 29, 2022, 10:00 PM – Sun, Oct 30, 2022, 3:00 AM ADT
📍 Location: The Twenty/20 Club 403 Regent Street Fredericton, NB
Freddy Fright Fest Presents Halloween Rave Party
BUST OUT YOUR THRILLER MOVES ON THE DANCEFLOOR DURING THE HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY!
📆 Date and time: Sat, 29 Oct 2022, 7:00 PM
📍 Location: The New Brunswick Provincial Exhibition 361 Smythe Street Fredericton, NB
Saturday Halloween costume Party. Concours de costume d’Halloween du samedI
📆 Date and time: Sat, 29 Oct 2022, 7:00 PM, Sun, 30 Oct 2022, 2:00 AM ADT
📍Location: 1555 Queen Elizabeth Dr 1555 Queen Elizabeth Drive Bathurst, NB
10th Annual Monster Trot & Bar-Boo!-Que
📆 Date and time: Sat, 29 October 2022, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM ADT
📍Location: Moncton Coliseum 377 Killam Drive Moncton, NB
📆 Date and time: Sat, 29 Oct 2022, 7:00 PM – Sun, 30 Oct 2022, 2:00 AM ADT
📍 Location: Lefty’s Cannabis Dispensary 6A Micmac Road Miramichi, NB
Halloween Dance Party at Hampton Brewing Co.!
Join us for our FIRST outdoor dance party ever! Brews, Boos and Beats!
📆 Date and time: Sat, 29 Oct 2022, 8:00 PM ADT
📍 Location: Hampton Brewing Co. Ltd. 64 Robertson Road Hampton, NB
Come celebrate the Drag-O-Ween Eleganza this October 29th for the spookiest night in Restigouche. 5 New Brunswick drag artists will perform
📆 Date and time: Sat, 29 Oct 2022, 9:00 PM – Sun, 30 Oct 2022, 2:00 AM UTC
📍 Location: Centre civique Mémorial Regional Civic Centre 44 Salmon Boulevard Campbellton, NB
Ballroom Boo Bash
Get ready for a scary good time! UNB and the UNBSU are excited to present the Ballroom Boo Bash!
📆 Date and time: Sat, 29 Oct 2022, 9:30 PM – Sun, 30 Oct 2022, 1:00 AM ADT
📍 Location: UNB Student Union Building Pacey Drive Fredericton, NBhttps://goo.gl/maps/T1Go9iS61Dj9xepUA
Urban Myth a Halloween Spectacular! At The Fox N Hound Pub
Urban Myth will be LIVE at The Fox! If not sold out, tickets will be available at the door.
📆 Date and time: Sat, 29 Oct 2022, 9:00 PM – Sun, 30 Oct 2022, 12:00 AM ADT
📍 Location: Fox & Hound Neighborhood Pub 720 Coverdale Road Riverview, NB
2022 Cox & Palmer Atlantic Canadian Craft Brew Fest Afternoon
The Moncton Beer League are proud to bring you the 7th Cox & Palmer Atlantic Canadian Craft Brew Fest on Saturday, October 29, 2022.
📆 Date and time: Sat, October 29, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM ADT
📍 Location: Moncton Coliseum Hall ‘A’ 377 Killam Drive Moncton, NB
Pumpkin Party @ Hampton Brewing Company
📆 Date and time: Sun, 30 October 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ADT
📍 Location: Hampton Brewing Co. Ltd. 64 Robertson Road Hampton, NB
The 25th New Brunswick Spirits Festival
📆 Date and time: Tue, Nov 15, 2022, 6:00 PM – Sat, Nov 19, 2022, 10:00 PM AST
📍 Location: Delta Hotels by Marriott Fredericton 225 Woodstock Road Fredericton, NB
📆 Date and time: Sat, 29 Oct 2022, 8:00 PM – Sun, 30 Oct 2022, 2:00 AM ADT
📍 Location: La Vida Café & Resto-Bar 1127 Main Street Moncton, NB
📆 Date and time: Thu, 3 November 2022, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM ADT
📍 Location: La Station 232 Botsford Street Moncton, NB
📆 Date and time: Sat, 5 Nov 2022, 8:00 PM ADT
📍 Location: 14 Church St 14 Church Street Moncton, NB
Although many people celebrate with costume parties, there are some who choose to stay at home. As one of the most prolific and profitable subgenres in cinema, audiences are always in the mood for some spooky scares. Whether you’re a horror movie lover, or are just trying to throw a scary movie marathon with your family and friends this Halloween, you’ll be beyond pleased because the fright factor of these horror movies have not disappointed.
We’ve tracked down some of the must-see horror titles currently available to stream on Netflix.
Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark
The shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large in the small town of Mill Valley for generations. It’s in a mansion that young Sarah Bellows turns her tortured life and horrible secrets into a series of scary stories. These terrifying tales soon have a way of becoming all too real for a group of unsuspecting teens who stumble upon Sarah’s spooky home.
A hardworking dad out to provide for his daughter uses a boring pool-cleaning job as a front for his real gig: hunting and killing vampires.
After a powerful storm damages their Maine home, David Drayton (Thomas Jane) and his young son head into town to gather food and supplies. Soon afterward, a thick fog rolls in and engulfs the town, trapping the Draytons and others in the grocery store. Terror mounts as deadly creatures reveal themselves outside, but that may be nothing compared to the threat within, where a zealot (Marcia Gay Harden) calls for a sacrifice.
One night, while teenagers Blaire, Mitch, Jess, Adam Ken and Val take part in an online group chat session, they are suddenly joined by a user known only as “Billie227.” Thinking it’s just a technical glitch, the friends carry on their conversation… until Blaire begins receiving messages from someone claiming to be Laura Barns, a classmate who killed herself exactly one year prior. As Blaire tries to expose Billie’s identity, her friends are forced to confront their darkest secrets and lies.
Six years ago, Li Ronan is cursed after breaking a religious taboo; now, she must protect her daughter from the consequences of her actions.
One of Netflix’s first original horror films is still one of my favorites. Stranded in rural Australia in the aftermath of a violent pandemic, an infected father desperately searches for a new home for his infant child and a means to protect her from his own changing nature.
“A woman finds herself shackled to a corpse as part of a revenge plot.” Megan Fox plays the previously mentioned woman handcuffed to her stone-cold dead ex in one of her recent indie horror ventures. It’s not that Till Death is revolutionary; more how Fox carries a gimmick film through engaging thrills as she drags her co-star’s lifeless body around a house and away from killers. Till Death knows it’s only ever trying to be a chilly Friday night stream at barely ninety minutes, and that’s the proper mindset. Fox’s “comeback tour” raises eyebrows with Till Death, a movie worth a gamble based on the premise’s better-than-expected execution.
A 12-year-old Cole finds out his beloved baby sitter belongs to a murderous satanic cult of teenagers. Cole must put his crush for his baby sitter aside and escape their grasp before they sacrifice him for personal gain.
Netflix’s original horror game rose to another level with The Ritual, David Bruckner’s directorial debut outside segments in The Signal, V/H/S, and Southbound. Four friends take a northern Swedish hiking trip in memory of their deceased fifth, only to become victims of a woodland nightmare. Visions begin by layering psychological horror as the characters confront fears or guilt, then cultism adds communal dread, and lastly, Bruckner delivers on creature-feature goods. One source of terror feeds into the next and provokes future traumas, all interconnected as Bruckner weaves in and out of multiple horror subgenres with ease. There’s so much to enjoy as Swedish forestation becomes an isolated outdoor prison, and then all hell breaks loose. Bruckner flaunts his filmmaking chops in a significant way.
Blood Red Sky
Peter Thorwarth’s Blood Red Sky boils down to vampires on a plane — but not like the SYFY channel throwaway such a title suggests. Nadja (Peri Baumeister) is a bloodsucking mother whose only motivation is to keep her son alive from hijackers who want to crash a commercial flight. It’s far tenser and emotionally comprehensive than expected, staying far away from being another Snakes on a Plane knockoff. Performances are substantial, whether gruff terrorists or ferocious mothers, while intensity drives home an action-horror experience like airliner blockbuster Non-Stop but with more sucked blood.
After marrying the charming and seductive Sir Thomas Sharpe, young Edith (Mia Wasikowska) finds herself swept away to his remote gothic mansion in the English hills. Also living there is Lady Lucille, Thomas’ alluring sister and protector of her family’s dark secrets. Able to communicate with the dead, Edith tries to decipher the mystery behind the ghostly visions that haunt her new home. As she comes closer to the truth, Edith may learn that true monsters are made of flesh and blood.
No one does a zombie movie quite like South Korea, and #Alive is one of the absolute best. A video game streamer decides to lock himself in his apartment while a zombie outbreak destroys the surrounding city of Seoul, but just as he’s losing all hope, he discovers that his neighbor in the apartment across from him is also still alive. The two create a zipline to share food, and share walkie-talkies to communicate with one another, while zombies terrorize the world outside of their walls. It’s a film as much about the human need for interaction as it is about survival, and the constant threat of zombies keeps keeps every moment filled with exhilarating tension.
Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game was considered to be his “unfilmable” work, but if anyone is capable of proving King wrong, it’s Mike Flanagan. The man behind The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Midnight Mass, Hush, Doctor Sleep, and others successfully tackled Gerald’s Game and provided one of Netflix’s best original horror releases. Gerald’s Game is a terrifying descent into madness and home to a dynamite leading performance by Carla Gugino.
A refugee couple makes a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface.
Stringent vegetarian Justine (Garance Marillier) encounters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world during her first week at veterinary school. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her principles and eats raw meat for the first time. The young woman soon experiences terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge.
May The Devil Take You
A young woman visits her father’s old villa in search of answers about his mysterious illness, where she uncovers a horrifying truth from the past.
Troubled musical prodigy Charlotte returns to a prestigious music school to find star pupil Lizzie has taken her place and the pair embark down a sinister path.
Whether you’re planning an epic Halloween bash for friends and family or simply staying in and watching horror movies, there’s nothing like Halloween celebration in Canada. Once the lights go out and the candles are lit, the real excitement begins.