Alton Halloween Parade: Annual Halloween Parade in "the most haunted small town in America; parade steps off from Washington Ave and Broadway in downtown Alton. Tue., Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m., free, call 618-462-7527 for info. Alton, Illinois, www.visitalton.com.
Bare As You Dare Fantasy & Fetish Costume Ball: Everyone in almost-there costume (think loin cloth, cling film, body paint) gets in free until 2 a.m.; special late-night show starts at 2 a.m.; must be 21 to enter. Sun., Oct. 29, midnight, $5 cover after 2 a.m. Faces on Fourth Street, 132 Collinsville Ave, East St. Louis, Illinois, 618-271-7410, www.facesnolimits.com.
The Boogie Nights Halloween Party: Dress up as a character from Boogie Nights or come as your favorite porn star. Sat., Oct. 28, 9 p.m.-3 a.m., call for prices. Lafayette Pub and Grill, 1551 South 7th St, St. Louis.
Broadway Halloween Party: Live music by Funkabilly and Big Bamou. Tue., Oct. 31, 9 p.m., $5. Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 S Broadway, St. Louis, 314-621-8811, www.broadwayoysterbar.com.
A Creepy Crawl Halloween: Aberzombie & Bitch, Red Handed Bandits, Retardo-Bot and Postcard play; $100 prize for best costume. Tue., Oct. 31, 7 p.m., $8-$11. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, 314-531-3888, www.creepycrawl.com.
Creole House Tours: Tour this 18th-century house and learn of its morbid past. Fridays, Saturdays, 7-11 p.m. Continues through Oct. 28, $5-$8, call 618-284-3319 for info. Creole House, Market St (off of Rte 155, Prairie Du Rocher, Illinois).
CWE Halloween Party: Children's costume parade at 11 a.m., dog parade at 1 p.m., adult costume contest at 8 p.m. at the corner of Maryland and Euclid aves. Sat., Oct. 28, free, www.thecwe.com. Central West End, St. Louis.
The Darkness: You will believe in a thing called fear/just step into the rhythm of the tomb/there's a chance you can make it now/you'll be screaming till the sun comes up. Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 7-10:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Continues through Nov. 4, $10-$15, call 314-631-8000 for info. The Darkness, 1525 S Eighth St, St. Louis.
Day of the Dead: Bilingual family event explores the Mexican Day of the Dead history through stories, snacks and crafts. Wed., Nov. 1, 7 p.m., free. St. Louis County Library, Rock Road Branch, 10267 St. Charles Rock Rd, St. Charles, 314-429-5116, www.slcl.org.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Sleep in Chains Jekyll's Nightmare: Flood Stage Productions present this new version of classic horror story. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through Oct. 29, $10-$12, call 636-578-8301 for info, www.floodstageproductions.com. St. John Hall, 5th and Tompkins St, St. Charles.
Edward Jones Pumpkin Prowl: Non-scary, kid-friendly Halloween adventure with giant spider web and Pirate's Cove; costumes encouraged. Thursdays-Saturdays, 5:30 p.m. Continues through Oct. 30, $4-$5. Saint Louis Zoo, Forest Park, St. Louis, 314-781-0900, www.stlzoo.org.
Fearfest 2006: Horror attractions The Creature, The Haunted Funeral Home, Tombstone Haunted Hayride and Silo X are your centrally located freak-outs for the season. Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 7-10:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Continues through Nov. 4, $10-$20, call 314-631-8000 for info. Silo-X, 1600 Old Hwy 141 (Old Riveria Pool), Springdale.
Fright Fest: Daytime fun includes shows, activities and trick-or-treating for kids; at night you can skip to the head of the line if you eat a live cockroach for real. Fridays, 6-midnight; Saturdays, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 29, $29.99-$44.99. Six Flags, I-44 & Allenton Six Flags Rd, Eureka, 636-938-4800, www.sixflags.com.
A Frightfully Fun Halloween: Family-friendly Halloween fun with stories, face painting, a candy table and a 7 p.m. screening of The Corpse Bride. Tue., Oct. 31, 5:30-8:30 p.m., free. Missouri History Museum, Lindell Blvd & DeBaliviere Ave (Forest Park), St. Louis, 314-454-3150, www.mohistory.org.
The Ghost in the Kitchen: Interactive mystery dinner; come in costume for more fun. Sat., Oct. 28, 7 p.m., $34.95, call for reservations (required). Washington Street Grille, 318 E Washington St, Belleville, Illinois, 618-239-9529.
Ghost-Hunting Tours: An experienced psychic attempts to communicate with the restless Lemp clan (many of whom committed suicide), and amateur ghost-hunters are encouraged to bring along their own flashlights and cameras. Through Oct. 26; Mon., Oct. 30; Tue., Oct. 31, $15, Call 314-776-4667 for your required reservations. Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn, 3322 DeMenil Place, St. Louis, 314-664-8024, www.lempmansion.com.
Ghouls Night Out: Cash prizes for best costumes and drink specials all night long. Sat., Oct. 28, $10 cover. Al Hrabosky's Ballpark Saloon, 800 Cerre St, St. Louis, 314-241-6969, www.alsballparksaloon.com.
Grant's Farm Halloween: Fun house, magic shows and moonlight tram rides through the park. Thursdays-Saturdays, 6-9 p.m. Continues through Oct. 28, $15 parking fee per vehicle. Grant's Farm, 10501 Gravois Rd, Affton, 314-843-1700, www.grantsfarm.com.
Grave Undertakings: An Evening of Comedy-Horror: Four short plays with a macabre and twisted edge; recommended for mature and immature audiences alike. Starting Oct. 27, Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. Continues through Nov. 5, $12-$15. Theatre at St. John's, 5000 Washington Place, St. Louis.
Great Godfrey Maze: Play in 2.4 miles of trails cut through the Godfrey corn fields. Daily, $4-$6. Great Godfrey Corn Maze, 1401 Stamper Ln, Godfrey, Illinois 618-466-1483, www.greatgodfreymaze.com.
Halloween Cajun Dance: Costumes are encouraged, music by Creole Stomp. Sun., Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m., $12, call 314-781-4200 for info. Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust St, St. Louis, 314-241-2337, www.schlafly.com.