A five-day festival of horror with escape rooms, haunted houses and plenty of liquid courage at St Kilda Town Hall.
Spooktober claims to be Melbourne's spookiest Halloween festival, so you know it has big things up its sleeves when it comes to giving you a fright.
The St Kilda Town Hall set up will feature, over five days, an Escape The Swamp escape room, and two custom haunted house experiences called Coven and Phobia…. sounds like some real American Horror Story-type vibes over here, so be warned.
Some of the festival is recommended for ages 12-plus as the scare level is rated 'extreme', but if you're an adult and you're still scared that's okay. There's a food truck park and a Haunted Spirits Bar so you can get some liquid courage into you, stat.
Also on the lineup — keeping things a little more light-hearted — are nightly performance by drag queens HalloQueens. On top of all that, look out for games and costume competitions, Dr. Evil's Slime Lab, face-painting and free Wizz Fizz.