The best Halloween activities for teens

If you’re looking for things to do, here is a list to get you into the “spooky season” mood.


Aliyah Lang

Looking for something to do for Halloween this year? Here are a few things you can consider to get in the holiday spirit!

Murder mystery story

A murder mystery is a story presented as a play or movie which includes a discovery crime. This will allow you to problem solve and enjoy time with friends. You can create your own plot, but if you want one to watch, The Dinner Detective is a great choice. For 60 dollars you can experience an interactive dinner mystery with hidden clues, some even in the crowd. They will be having shows October 26th, November 16th, November 23rd and November 30th. Shows are from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. (The Dinner Detective is 15 years or older.)

Movie marathon

Spend time watching fall season or horror movies to get your blood pumping and into that Halloween mood. You can go to theaters, check your television provider movie channel or check out Netflix and other streaming services. Either way, you’re bound to find a movie that will keep you on your toes and entertained.

Manual RedEye has created a movie calendar for October if you need movie ideas: 

“RedEye’s horror movie calendar” by Norah Wulkopf, Kate Benton

Visit a haunted house

If you want a live-action, more personal thrill, then a haunted house is the perfect place for you. Louisville and the surrounding area has various haunted houses.

 Here are some nearby ones for the year:

Nightmare Forest- $25; opens October 26th 8 p.m.- 1 a.m.

Haunted Trails of Waverly Hills$20; open every Friday and Saturday until November 2nd from 8 p.m. – 12 p.m.

Field of Screams Starts at $15; open 7 p.m.- 1 a.m. until October 26th.

Haunted Hotel- Admissions begins at $25; open October 26th, November 1st and 2nd from 8 p.m. – 2 a.m., and October 27th and 31st from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Halloween costume party

Grab those Halloween decorations, dress up with your friends and have a great time. A costume party in particular will allow you to express yourself or whatever may interest you currently in pop culture. You can purchase a costume, or you can be creative and do it yourself (DIY). Either way, if you’re up for socializing and getting into the Halloween spirit, dressing up with your friends is a fantastic way to spend the holiday.

Carve pumpkins

Enjoy your time with friends and family going to a pumpkin patch, or your nearest market to pick out the perfect pumpkin. You may be arm deep in pumpkin guts, but it’ll keep you entertained and allow you to add your own creative touch. A carved pumpkin or a jack o’ lantern can also double into great decoration.

Joe Huber’s Family Farm and Resturant in Borden, Indiana right across the bridge is great place to have a good time with your friends and family to pick out the best pumpkins!

Featured Image taken by Aliyah Lang.