Lose your head laughing at these four Halloween themed shows



The leaves are finally falling, there’s a chill in the air, your potion –er we mean PSL is particularly pumpkin-y… Yup, it’s definitely Spooktober.

What’s Spooktober? Spooktober is Vancouver TheatreSports’s (VTS) answer to Halloween this year. Since All Hallows’ Eve falls on a Wednesday and no one wants to show up to work the next day looking like a real-life zombie, VTS is giving you the chance to celebrate from October 9 to 31. Whether you want to get into the spooky spirit every night this month, plan a ghouls night out with your best witches, or drag your boo to a show after work, VTS has something wicked (funny) for you.

Spooktober brings you not one, but four fangtastically funny shows this month. Will you see your favourite monster win in Monster Matches? Will you cackle at Cult Fiction? Scare yourself silly at Scared Witless? Or lose your head at frightfully freaky headlines at WTF? Whether you treat yourself to just one show, or get tricked into seeing them all, we guarantee you’ll be howling with laughter.

Enter to win tickets to this year’s Spooktober events below!

Monster Matches Pits teams of monsters against one another in a series of ‘head-to-headless’ short-form scenarios to see who ‘eeeks’ the most laughs. Will the werewolves defeat the witches, or zombies overcome the vampires? In this fast-paced roller-ghoster, the winner is determined by audience judges. Monster Matches runs every Tuesday/Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and Friday/Saturday at 9:30 p.m.

Cult Fiction – Everyone Laugh Together is framed as a documentary. Hosted by an investigative journalist; the players utilize audience suggestions to spin a ‘spellbinding’ tale behind the cult including the core cult belief and some of its unique traits – the more ridiculous the suggestions the more inventive the action and louder the laughter. Cult Fiction runs every Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Scared Witless – Creepy Campfire Tales sees a group of hikers trapped by a storm in a spooky forest. What to do? Inspired by audience suggestions, our intrepid hikers settle in for an evening of telling / acting out ghost stories. The improvisers turn these into ‘bootifully’ comedic episodes. What could possibly go wrong? Scared Witless runs Wednesday/Thursday at 9:15 p.m.

WTF – What the Fright takes its format from our regular late night show What the Fun! The show takes some of the more bizarre news headlines found in the media and social media and gives them a ‘screamingly’ funny twist. What the Fright runs Fridays/Saturday at 11:15 p.m.

Which wicked funny show will you see? No two shows can ever be the same, as each show is based on audience suggestions. If you want to have some real spooky fun this month, treat (or trick) yourself to a Halloween you won’t forget.

If you really want a treat, VTS has conjured up a contest! If you dare, enter the contest below and you could be cursed with a night of improv. You have a chance to win a pair of tickets to Monster Matches at 7:30 PM, followed by Scared Witless – Creepy Campfire Tales at 9:15 PM on October 17.

To enter to win a pair of tickets to VTSL’s Spooktober events, comment on our Facebook post telling us about your best-ever Halloween costume.

To learn more, visit vtsl.com