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Dallas' 20 Best Halloween Events And Parties, October 25 to 31, 2012

Don't worry if your Halloween costume hasn't come to fruition -- that'll work out. The important thing is to organize your weekend in advance.

You'll want to hit all of the big parties and maybe a few black sheep events to get the most mileage from that outfit -- whatever it winds up being. There's free scary movies, huge bashes at your favorite haunts and yes, Gwar is in town. So be a doll and share this list with your ghoul gang, and click the event titles for more information. I'll see you out there. (I'll be the one dressed like a tap dancing crab.)

See also: -Our Calendar Section, More Great Things to Do in Dallas

Thursday 10.25 Reality Bites - Big Rich Texas' Bon and Whitney judge this reality television theme party at Quarter Bar on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There's live music by Fingerless Ghost, $2 wells and Honey Boo Boo shot specials (I don't know what's in that, but I'm guessing it's self tanner and Miller High Life). There will be prizes, like line-cutting tickets for Saturday's MasterChef auditions -- so if you want to try out, you should win a pass and do it like a VIP. I call costume dibs on that slap-happy Real World character with Lyme Disease.

Free Screening of Vertigo at the Angelika - This is the closing film for Hitchcocktober, a four-week series of screenings from Alfred's haunting repertoire. The film begins around 8 p.m. and you should cozy up on a blanket or a lawn chair since seating is limited. Also, because cozying up is fun.

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Jamie Laughlin
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