Castro Halloween Parade's Off? No Worries. Get Out And See a Show Instead

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Looking for a little culture to go with your fright wig and black nail polish this Halloween? Chloe Veltman scares up a few not-to-be missed local performance events.

1. SHOCKTOBERFEST 2007
Thrillpeddlers' annual Shocktoberfest bloodbath is entitled Maker of Monsters. It's hard to imagine a more suitable venue for a Halloween show than The Hypnodrome in SOMA. Splurge on a cozy "shock box" for two for an unforgettable scare.

2. CREEPSHOW
Impossible Productions' Creepshow Live! at the Dark Room celebrates comic book macabre with nightmarish accounts reminiscient of Tales from the Crypt and DC Horror Comics such as The Haunt of Fear.

3. THE CREATURE
Join cataclysmic actors James Carpenter, Andrew Hurteau and Mark Philips at The Magic Theatre for a free workshop presentation of dramatist Trevor Allen's spine-tingling new play inspired by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

4. YE OLDE FUNERAL MUSIC
San Francisco Renaissance Voices is joined by Harp Trio Trillium for a spooky concert of funeral music from the English Renaissance and Baroque, with Medieval and Renaissance music for harp from the British Isles. San Francisco Renaissance Voices' dirges are to die for. (And I should know -- I sing with the group.)

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