IN LONDON ...
Bang's Horror Ball Heaven, Under the Arches, Craven Street, WC2 (0171 930 2020). Heaven goes to Hell with a live performance from Abba impersonators Abbra Kadabra. 29 Oct, 10.30pm-3.30am; pounds 3, free for clubbers in fancy dress.
Hammer Horror at Vincent Van Go Go Blue Angel, Torrens St, London EC1 (0171 701 3417). Easy listening goes Hammer Horror. Live band the Surrounds play psychedelia intercut with film soundtracks and funk. Fancy dress competition with a prize. 31 Oct, 10pm-2am; pounds 2.50 with costume, pounds 3.50 without.
Hallowe'en Ball at the Mean Fiddler 28a High Street, Harlesdon, NW10 (0181 961 5490). Gothic give-aways, dead good club classics and free entry if you're dressed up. 31 Oct, 9.30pm-2am; pounds 3.
Circus Space Cabaret Union Chapel, Upper St, Islington, (0171 613 4141). Demonic stuff in a gothic chapel. Come in fancy dress. 2 Nov, 8.30pm-11.30pm; pounds 9.50 pounds 7.50 concs.
Cabbage Patch at RAW 112a Great Russell St, WC1 (436 1903). Dry ice, cobwebs and fortune tellers at the indie/retro haunt. pounds 100 prize for the best fancy dress. 31 Oct, 10.30pm-3am; pounds 4.
Hallowe'en night at NATO, Boar Lane, Leeds (0113 246 8287). Ultra-trendy club goes OTT with ghoulish music, red blood drinks and dangly spiders. 31 Oct, 9pm-2am; pounds 4.
Fright Night at Chessington World of Adventures Chessington, Surrey (01372 727227). Spine-tingling rides in the dark, with music, lasers and the Big City Circus. Okay, so it's not the Hacienda but it might be a laugh. 27 Oct, 2 & 3 Nov, 5pm-9pm; adults pounds 8.50, children pounds 6.75.
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