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Get Spooked!
Written By: 
Lauren Brooks Johnson

From a kid-friendly myrtle maze to a fright-tastic haunted house, here are our picks for Halloween happenings around town


RUN FOR YOUR LIFE
Find a chilling challenge in the rUNdead 5K, which pits participants against rugged terrain, man-made obstacles, and—you guessed it—zombies, who are scattered throughout Old Towne Creek Future County Park Site trying to snag your race flags. Live entertainment, costume contests, a kids’ area, and more guarantee a terrifying time. October 27, Saturday, 3 p.m. gates, 5 p.m. race. $55; $40 advance. Old Towne Creek, 1400 Old Towne Rd. (843) 795-4386, www.rundead5k.com

LIKE GHOST STORIES? 
Charleston Stage Company brings to life the story of Edgar Allan Poe’s mysterious demise in this haunting production of Nevermore—local writer/director Julian Wiles’ homage to the master of macabre. Follow Poe to 1827 Sullivan’s Island, where he served in the Army, and experience scenes from tales like The Pit and the Pendulum. October 19-November 4, Sunday, 3 p.m.; Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. $48.50-$34.50; discount for student/senior. Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St. (843) 577-7183, www.charlestonstage.com

HARVEST FEST
Don’t be tricked by the endless dead ends of Legare Farms’ legendary 10-acre wax myrtle maze. The spot also treats boys and ghouls to a pumpkin patch, hay and horse rides, a farm barnyard, and a gem mine. October 1-31, Friday, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 1-6 p.m. Admission: $1; Maze: $6, $3 under 12; Activities/concessions: $12-$2. Legare Farms, 2620 Hanscombe Point Rd., John’s Island. (843) 559-0788, www.legarefarms.com

GRAVEYARD ADVENTURE
Historic Charleston Foundation guides brave souls through the gates of the underworld during Tour de Graves at the riverside Magnolia Cemetery, where experts will bury visitors in curious funerary facts and terrific tales. You can also dig into details on gravestone iconography and restoration before joining other tour guests for drink specials at a nearby bar. October 26, Friday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $20; $10 Friend & Young Advocate. Magnolia Cemetery, 70 Cunnington Ave. (843) 723-1623, www.historic-charleston.org/tourdegraves

TERROR TOWN
Dare to be scared at Boone Hall’s annual Fright Nights, a five-attraction scream-fest filled with threats and thrills including a terror trail hayride, “The Asylum,” “Chaos Quarantine,” and a nightmarish new 3-D experience that’ll have you hollering so loud you’re sure to wake the dead. Through October 31, days & times vary. All-access pass: $25; individual attractions: $12-$6. Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant. (843) 884-4371, www.boonehallfrightnights.com




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