Halloween for adults

Two chainsaw photos in our arts section? Must be Halloween.

Two chainsaw photos in our arts section? Must be Halloween.

Last week, this space was devoted to highlighting children’s Halloween activities. In the interest of equality, we now turn to Halloween fun for adults. Halloween partiers generally fall into two camps: those who revel in scares and gore, and those who like to mingle at parties while wearing the least amount of clothing possible.

If you’re in the first group, you’re currently debating whether to dress as a serial killer or as some variety of the undead. For visceral Halloween thrills, try Gyro’s 3-D Fear Factory or the Trash Film Orgy. The Fear Factory offers 70,000 square feet of dark turns and flesh-eating zombies. The press release promises you’ll “literally smell the fear”—which may or may not be a good thing. The factory is open at Downtown Plaza from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, and from 7 p.m. until midnight Friday and Saturday. Admission is $17.95. Visit www.3dfearfactory.com for information.

This year’s Trash Film Orgy serves up a two-night cannibal-themed movie party. The Trash Diner opens at 11 p.m. both nights, promising “exotic and questionable meats.” Friday’s midnight movie is Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. Saturday’s feature is Motel Hell, pictured above. Admission to the haunted Crest Theatre, located at 1013 K Street, is $9.50, with $1 off for people in costume. Visit www.trashfilmorgy.com for information.

For folks in the second camp who’re putting the finishing touches on their naughty-nun, naughty-nurse and naughty-Pikachu costumes, may we suggest the Professionals Guild singles Halloween party? DJ dancing, appetizers and a costume contest are included in the $25 admission. The event begins Friday at 8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, located at 5321 Date Avenue. Call (916) 786-5858 for more info. Or, kick it up a notch at the Exotic Zone Ball—which offers a human petting zoo and a spanking room—held on Saturday at 9 p.m. at Cal Expo. Admission is $27. Visit www.kzzo.com for info.