Spooky trips and treats for Halloween

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October 21, 2007|By Richard P. Carpenter | Richard P. Carpenter,The Boston Globe

This is the month to shiver and scream. Throughout the nation, scary or zany Halloween events are being held. Among them:

Universal Orlando says its Halloween Horror Nights, running through Nov. 3, may be too intense for younger children, what with the presence of such film luminaries as Freddy, Jason, and Leatherface. Among the attractions are eight haunted houses, four new shows and a Midway of the Bizarre. You can pay $64.95 for a ticket and pick your date, or for the same price you can get admission on 13 selected nights, including Halloween. Go to halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando or halloweenhorror nights.com/hollywood.

Younger children will feel more at ease at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on several nights through Nov. 2 at the Magic Kingdom. Ages 3-9 $32.95, 10 and older $38.95 for advance tickets. Go to disneyworld.com or call 407-934-7639.

Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary, a former prison, puts on an evening fright fest called Terror Behind the Walls. Through Nov. 3, there will be five haunted houses. Admission is $25 Fridays, $30 Saturdays and $20 Sundays and weekends. Go to easternstate.org/halloween.

If you want a frightful time further north, the Litchfield Hills area of Connecticut is calling itself the Haunted Headquarters, and, well it, might be, with a Haunted Graveyard ($19.95 adults, $13.95 younger than 12; hauntedgrave yard.com), Haunted Hayride (7 and older, $10, elcct.org) and Haunted Trail Walk (children $4, adults $6, birdstone.org) and a half-dozen other Halloween-related happenings. For more information, go to litchfieldhills.com or call 860-567-4506.

Salem's Haunted Happenings will have its usual dozens of events this month. CityView Trolley Tours becomes the CityBOO tour as it visits nine key sites in the Massachusetts town. Adults $12, seniors and students $10, children $5. Go to hauntedhap penings.org. For trolley information, go to cityviewtrolleys.com.

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