“Dracula”


7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday with additional 7:30 p.m. shows Oct. 1 and 8, through Nov. 3. $30-$98. 202 S. Lamar Blvd. zachtheatre.org


Zach Theatre stages Stephen Dietz’s exquisite new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s famous story. Don't let the name of this update fool you. In Dietz's "Dracula," which is now a sensual fantasy, there is a surprising twist: a bold heroine as the main character who dares to defy the ruler of the night. Mina, the object of Dracula’s desire, is in charge and, with steadfast courage, works to uncover the mystery. It's the perfect show to celebrate the season with.


Scare-Tacular at Gingerland


5 to 11 p.m. Oct. 30. $20. 15709 Richards Drive, Del Valle. eventbrite.com/e/scare-tacular-at-gingerland-tickets-75934994613


The day before all the trick-or-treating, 365 Things Austin is throwing a haunted bash at Gingerland Austin with enough thrills and chills for the whole family. The evening will have a haunted hayride, petting zoo, hay maze, a pumpkin patch and a bar with kid-friendly and adult beverages. For the hayride, you’ll hop on the back of a tractor-pulled trailer and enjoy a relaxing ride under the Texas sky. Just make sure you're paying attention to what's around the next turn.


“A Nightmare on Elm Street” Movie Party


7 p.m. Oct. 30. $12.99. 5701 W. Slaughter Lane, Building F. drafthouse.com


When this movie came out 35 years ago, it cemented Wes Craven’s status as a horror icon, telling a chilling urban legend about a wise-cracking, knife-fingered villain named Freddy who haunts the dreams of unsuspecting teenagers. At the Alamo Drafthouse’s movie party, you’ll be provided with your very own Freddy glove, so you and your neighbors can slash each other as Freddy terrorizes the teenagers onscreen.


Sky Presents the Wizarding World


7 p.m. Oct. 30, Nov. 6-13. $7.50. Sky Cinemas, 166 Hargraves St., Unit A100, Dripping Springs. facebook.com/events/520712428688715


Ready your wands and don your dress robes because you're invited to one of the last of Sky Cinemas’ “Harry Potter” Wizarding World screenings. (You’re already going to be a Potter character for Halloween anyway, aren’t you?) This Wednesday’s film is “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two,” featuring the ultimate epic showdown between the boy wizard and his nemesis, Lord Voldemort. The final two movies to show in the Sky Cinemas series, “Fantastic Beasts,” run the next two Wednesdays.