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Aside from putting razor blades in apples, my favorite Halloween activity has always been seeing a vintage horror feature with a live audience. This year's pickings are rather slim, but the silent relics The Bat Whispers and The Cat and the Canary will both feature live organ accompaniment, and LaSalle Bank Cinema offers a choice Bela Lugosi double feature with a Darwinian theme: Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) and Island of Lost Souls (1933). See listings for full reviews.

The Bat Whispers

University of Chicago Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, Friday, October 29, 8:00

Brainiac

Delilah's, Saturday, October 30, 6:00

The Cat and the Canary

Music Box, Sunday, October 31, 2:00

Destroy All Monsters!

Delilah's, Sunday, October 31, 6:00

Island of Lost Souls

LaSalle Bank Cinema, Saturday, October 30, 8:00

The Mummy

Oriental Institute Museum, Sunday, October 31, 2:00

Murders in the Rue Morgue

LaSalle Bank Cinema, Saturday, October 30, 8:00

Twisted Tales From the Winnipeg Film Group

Frankie J's, Sunday, October 31, 8:00

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