Better than: Watching stumbling variations on the theme of the skank crawl around Downtown
Ft. Lauderdale's monthly Splatter-Rama event has been a pretty successful taste of blood, guts, and booze since its inception, but, as one might expect, the Halloween edition was another beast altogether! A costumed, dancing, drunken beast, it consumed the entirety of C&I Studios' warehouse space and spilled into the alleys of the FAT Village Arts District.
Things got rolling with Night of the Creeps
projected upon a screen that occupied an entire wall of C&I's cavernous space. While the films themselves are usually the focus of Splatter-Rama, the crowd that filed in over the course of the movie seemed a bit restless and more apt to sauce up and show off their costumes, some of which had been obviously planned months in advance.
Out front, Mushaboom and Frankie Dogs served delicious vegan fare to provide an anchor for all of the free dranks awaiting patrons inside. Mushaboom's falafel burger was our particular favorite, best finished with a cupcake from My Cantina's table indoors.
ended, the great costumes kept arriving. There were zombies of every shape, size, and occupation, plenty of Droogs, a few members of Russian punk heroines Pussy Riot at the Saltyeggs.com
table, and two
sets of Beetlejuice
characters -- one being a maroon tuxedo'd Ghost with the Most himself with bride Lydia, and the other being the Maitland couple, complete with ghostly sheets.
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