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Weekend: Metro rounds up some terrifying treats

Samhuinn Fire Festival (Edinburgh)

Edinburgh’s spectacular fire festival celebrating Samhuinn, the Celtic festival and legend marking New Year, is happening digitally this year. Expect a heart and hearth-warming evening of performance, music, rituals and flaming, evocatively telling the tale of the Summer King going to battle with the Winter King, and the onset of winter. Tomorrow from 7pm, beltane.org/hearth-fire-digital-samhuinn-fire-festival

Into the Dark (Manchester)

It’s horror film heaven at the scare attraction inspired by classic scary movies. There’ll be frights galore with four immersive scare arenas (14+) featuring live actors — including Funhouse Massacre, Icons and End Of Days and the extreme zone (18+), The Sickening — to er, enjoy. Tomorrow and Sunday, BEC Arena, facebook.com/FTLOHorror

Adventure Drive-In (Bristol)

The week of Halloween films at Filton Airfield’s Adventure Drive-In draws to a close with a mixture of family favourites and classic scary movies. Take your pick from matinee screenings of Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Ghostbusters, or hold fire for the evening screenings of Hocus Pocus, Beetlejuice, The Lost Boys, The Exorcist (above) and the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Until Sunday, Filton Airfield, adventuredrivein.co.uk/locations/bristol-filton-airfield

Halloween in the City (Manchester)

Manchester city centre’s annual, free programme of al fresco Halloween family fun is back. Check out the popular Monster Invasion trail with seven colourful giant monsters installed on rooftops (download a map and track them down), walking tours telling tales of haunted Manchester, pumpkin hunts and spooky walkabout performers. Until Sunday, Manchester, visitmanchester.com/ideas-and-inspiration/halloween-in-the-city

Tomorrow’s Ghost Virtually Halloween (Virtual)

Glorious goth fest Tomorrow’s Ghost celebrates Halloween with a virtual one-dayer of uplifting gloom and doom, featuring music, film, talks, market, film quiz and more. Curated by actor Juliet Landau (aka Drusilla in Buffy), there’s a preview of the forthcoming film she’s directed, A Place Among The Dead, followed by a Q&A. Elsewhere, historian Violet Fenn discusses vampires and Victorian Britain, there’s a performance from band Saigon Blue Rain (above), Bauhaus bassist David J plays live and is in conversation before DJ Pyromancer brings the curtain down on proceedings. Tonight, tomorrowsghostsfestival.co.uk

Museum After Dark (London)

Enjoy a spine-tingling night at the museum as the Natural History Museum throws open its doors for Halloween. Take in the creepier and more macabre parts of the huge collection, follow a terror trail and see the Wildlife Photographer Of The Year exhibition, too. Fancy dress is encouraged, with prizes for best mask. Tonight and tomorrow, Natural History Museum, nhm.ac.uk

Blue Moon Halloween Season (Brighton)

Brighton’s Open Air Theatre hosts two Halloween shows under the full moon this weekend. Tonight it’s award-winning Molly Beth Morossa performing her atmospheric story about the residents of Greywing House, with unsettling immersive show Séance (above) on Sunday. Tomorrow and Sun, Brighton Open Air Theatre, brightonopenairtheatre.co.uk