Ghoulish Delight: Things To Do on Friday the 13th

— by Caroline on Crack

Friday the 13th

Zoinks! Two creepy days in one creepy month. Don’t be scared. Instead of hiding under your covers this Friday the 13th, get out there and brave the bad luck. Especially with so many appropriately horrific things to do, look how much trouble you can get into!

Golden Silk SpiderSpider Pavilion: I know spiders are supposed to be our friends and everything but they scare the bejeezus out of me. Eight legs of terror that crawl all over you and…and bite you when you’re sleeping. So the thought of purposely visiting somewhere where they all hang out is my own personal nightmare. But if YOU want to do it, you can check out the creepy arachnids at the Spider Pavilion and visit the largest spider in the exhibit, the Golden Silk which spins its web 3 feet across. Mommy!

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90007
Tickets: $3 adults; $2 students

Dapper Cadaver presents Friday the 13th of October: Hollywood horror “boo-tique” Dapper Cadaver is celebrating the 13th with “a relentless onslaught of evil electro, B-movie burlesque and graphic gore.” That’s right, electro rock music to dance to, burlesque performances by the southern belle from hell Renea Le Roux and gothic Victorian vampire Victoria Vengeance and, for the morbid who wanna be obese, cake from a “cadaver.” From 9pm-2am.

Dapper Cadaver
5519 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90028
Information: (323) 962-1924
Tickets: $5 in costume, $7 in streetwear

Screamfest: In an eerie coincidence (heh), the world’s largest horror film festival kicks off this Friday the 13th with the world premiere of David Arquette’s directorial debut, The Tripper.


Billed as a “bloody political satire,” the movie, which stars Jamie King and Lukas Haas, follows a group of friends who get stalked by a killer at a weekend music festival.

Show starts at 7:30pm. Regular tickets are $10; tickets including after-party are $75. (Doesn’t include processing fees.)

Grauman Mann’s Chinese 6
6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, California 90028

Halloween Horror Nights: Get a headstart on the Halloween horrorshow before it’s overrun by gaggles of screaming teens. In the Universal Studios backlot, run for your life in this living horror film as a sociopathic “Director” hunts you down to cast you in his next demented production. Be afraid, be very afraid as there are haunted walk-through attractions, roaming scare-actors, and nightmare-inducing rides, shows and attractions. From 7pm-12am.

100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, California 91608
(818) 622-3801
Tickets: $49 the day of the event; $34 online