Photo from Kaylee Smith / Bryson Burnette stars as a ghoul, one of the undead who have returned to life and go on a mass murder spree, in Back Alley Productions' Halloween offering, "Night of the Living Dead."

Ghouls just want to have fun on Halloween, but the pandemic is making it wicked hard to plan a come as you aren't party. Still, we were able to scare up a few frights for the coming week. Here are a few places still creepin' it real.

* Classic movies: The Bobby Stone Film Series at the Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St., is showing spooky films all month long, culminating in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, along with "Hotel Transylvania" at 3 p.m. and "Halloween" at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. Tickets are $10-$12. Purchase at

* Ghost tours: Chattanooga Ghost Tours offers a selection of ghostly encounters and otherworldly adventures in the city's most haunted spots in a Murder & Mayhem Tour, or go on ghost hunts using advanced equipment. They say orbs, mists and the occasional fully-formed figure have appeared in photos at some sites on the tour. Kids are welcome at parents' discretion. Reservations are strongly recommended. Tours take place rain or shine. Tickets range from $21 to $23 and are cheaper if booked online. Find out more at

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* Roller disco: The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St., will resurrect disco for the All Hallow's Eve Roller Disco at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. The night includes an appearance by professional skater Danielle Hawkins, an LED light show (on wheels), a live performance by Chattanooga rapper Bbymutha, costume contests, food and drink. Tickets are $35 for a 7-9 p.m. session for ages 18 and older (DJ only), $45 for the 10 p.m.-1 a.m. session for ages 21 and older (DJ and Bbymutha performance). VIP options are $65 and $80. Skate rental is an additional $10. Masks are required for entry. Purchase tickets at

* Silent disco: The Masked Monster Mash costume party at The Moxy hotel, 1220 King St., requires face covers but no cover charge. Dance to the music of a silent disco from 8 p.m. until last call using a rented (and super-sanitized) headset ($15). You can rock out to one of three music channels featuring two live DJs and a spooktacular playlist. Learn more at

* Zombie apocalypse: Back Alley Productions will re-create the original zombie horror classic, "Night of the Living Dead," based on the George Romero film, on Halloween weekend. Set in 1968, the story follows seven people trapped in a rural farmhouse when the dead reanimate and begin murdering the living. As they try to outlast the monsters outside, they find themselves battling their own inner demons as well. Stream it live at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, and at 8:30 p.m. and midnight Saturday, Oct. 31. Tickets are $10 per device. Sign up at


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Decorating contest

This is the final week for Chattanooga Ghost Tours’ Halloween decorating contest for homes and neighborhoods.

Registration is free. Addresses are listed at and the company’s Facebook page so that area residents can ride around and find the best scares.

During the coming week, the public can vote for their favorites by posting an original photo of the site on that location’s entry on the Facebook page. Prizes will be awarded to both the winning house and the winning neighborhood. Prizes have been donated from local businesses and attractions, including Ruby Falls’ Dread Hollow.

Participants can register a house by sending an email to with a street address and photo of their location for public posting. Winners will be announced on Halloween.