The Delancey’s Zombie Prom
Douse a fluffy prom dress and your best up-do in fake blood, because the living dead want to dance. Make sure to look your damnedest, because they’ll be crowning the King and Queen of the Zombie Prom.
Friday, 168 Delancey St.
If sipping on a pumpkin- spiced beverage won’t be enough to get you in the Halloween spirit, visit the DR2 theatre, where five playwrights weave spooky tales — and pair each story with a cocktail.
Friday, 101 E. 15th St.
The Empire Room
The magnificent Art Deco space on top of the Empire State Building will be transformed into purgatory on Saturday from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Devilishly enjoy: complimentary vodka cocktails, DJs and a costume contest.
Saturday, 50 Fifth Ave.
$15, 212- 643-5400
To go more intimate and sophisticated, visit Kastel in the Trump SoHo, where the Pumpkin Punch is made with aged rum, pineapple and lemon juices as well as pumpkin spice puree.
Saturday, 246 Spring St.
Who said sushi couldn’t be scary? Come with your best anime costume for this Cosplay-themed event.
Sunday, 87 Seventh Ave.
The venerable music venue becomes Webster Hell on Halloween night. And it’s definitely the place to be after the parade ends — if not for the flame-filled simulation of a virgin sacrifice ritual, then for the $5,000 costume contest.
Sunday, 125 E. 11th St.
Steampunk Haunted House: Beautiful Dreamer
466 Grand St.
Leave it to Lower East Siders to take getting scared to a whole new level of artistry. Devoid of any blood or gore, the Steampunk Haunted House, now in its second year, focuses on the aesthetic of the Victorian Era to create apparitions and elegantly terrifying frights.
Through Nov. 6
542 W. 27th St.
Blood Manor seems to be the most traditional gore-fest of the bunch, with enough fake blood to supply every “Saw” film there ever was. And they cover all the bases when it comes to freaky monsters — werewolves, vampires, zombies, serial killers, even psychotic clowns will be there — and not in short supply.
Vortex Theater’s NYC Halloween Haunted House
115 W. 27th St.
The ominous rules for this haunted house are enough to make your hair stand on end — firstly, you have no choice but to walk through alone. You will be touched. Each audience member, armed with a flashlight and a protective facemask, will be asked to sit, crawl, wear a blindfold and remove their shoes and socks. A waiver must be signed before entering. There’s even a safety word if you need to be escorted out. Yeah, it’s safe to say that this is going to be terrifying.
Through Nov. 13
NOHO Event Center
Every year, those freaky posters of a white-eyed kid creep up on us. At Nightmare: Superstitions, you enter the defunct Blooming- dale Lunatic Asylum, where those suffering from extreme paranoia have voluntarily locked themselves away, seeking protection after they broke a superstition. It’s up to the visitors of this haunted house to take on the bad luck the patients would’ve received.
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The Delancey’s Zombie Prom