If you've got plans to hit up Nuit Blanche Toronto on October 5, then you'll want to check this out. The Royal Ontario Museum will be getting into the spirit of Halloween with a free horror movie "Horrorthon" which will run all night long on the evening of Saturday, October 5. So, if you get tired of walking the city or just want to have a pretty sweet and scary movie night, you can get yourself a spot at this terrifying movie marathon. This might even be a great date night idea, but only for the strong of stomach!

In a media release offered to Narcity, the ROM explains it will show a total of 12 horror movies from the 20th century between 7 p.m. on Saturday night and 7 a.m. on Sunday morning.

The movies will include classics such as the original Frankenstein and Bram Stoker's Dracula. In fact, everything about this event will be scary — except, that is, the price, as the exhibition will be absolutely free for visitors to enjoy.

If you're one of those people who nervously eat through scary films, don't fear. There will be popcorn available for purchase as well as beer from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. You can get these for only $6 while you catch your flick.

Per the press release, the full line-up of scary movies will include:

  • 7 p.m. — Frankenstein (1931)
  • 8:15 p.m. — Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
  • 10:15 p.m. — Jaws (1975)
  • 12:30 a.m. — Psycho (1960)
  • 2:30 a.m. — Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
  • 5 a.m. — The Mummy (1932)

The release notes that these times are subject to change depending on operational requirements.


The ROM puts on events for Nuit Blanche annually. Last year, the museum hosted "Modernism on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs" as well as #MeToo & the Arts. There were also live-performances of "The House that Whiteness Built".

"There are about 100 assorted seats," says Vranic about this year's film showings. That includes some tables and some soft seating. The event will be held in Currelly Gallery so make sure to arrive on time to get yourself a good spot.

Nuit Blanche will be on Saturday, October 5, 2019. If horror movies aren't your field, we rounded up some of the can't-miss installations and exhibitions at this year's night festival, including a Raptors celebration and the Life of the Earth.

After a long night out, though, it doesn't hurt to take a break and scare yourself with a classic movie, with Halloween just around the corner.

Horrorthon at the ROM

Price: Free

When: Saturday, October 5 until Sunday, October 6 - Nuit Blanche Toronto

Address: Currelly Gallery, ROM, 100 Queens Park, Toronto

Why You Need To Go: This is a great opportunity to catch some classic horror films for absolutely free.

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