Old Haunts

Back when you were a kid, your friend’s mom skinned a few grapes, turned out the lights and called it a Halloween party. And it was awesome. The next year, she dropped some dry ice in the pool and told you to go at it. It’s no wonder you need a little extra effort to be impressed these days.

Each year, Valley partygoers and party-throwers up the ante, competing to create the sexiest, spookiest Halloween blowout. This year, Hotel Valley Ho has a Halloween party that's definitely a contender. The Haunted Hotel Ball, self-dubbed the “hottest Halloween party in the Valley,” has already sold out early admission tickets -- and for good reason. The bash will feature theatrical performances, over-the-top décor, and DJs spinning only the darkest, spookiest songs for a sexy night of seduction.

Break out your grossest goblin for the costume contest with a $5,000 grand prize, because honestly, it won’t be that hard to beat out that idiot who wears the stupid, prepackaged Party City boner costume.

Sat., Oct. 27, 9 p.m., 2012
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Christina Caldwell