By Angelie Benn
Looking for something spooky to do this weekend for Halloween? No worries, we got you; here's a few events we're excited for.
The Exorcist Steps Commemoration - October 30: Starting at 4:00PM, visit the famous Exorcist Steps during a special Dupont Festival collaboration with Academy Award winning director William Friedkin, Academy Award winning screenwriter William Peter Blatty, Andrew Huff, the D.C. Office of Motion Picture & Television Development, the Executive Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser, and Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans. The festival is free but the screening of The Exorcist with director William Friedkin is invite only.
Haunted Mansion Overnight Lock-In - October 31: At 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 and 8:30 p.m, visit Weems-Bott's haunted mansion in Dumfries, VA. You will be locked in the second most haunted site in Virginia overnight. $75 per person, reservations are required. Enter and your own risk.
Carroll Mansion - October 30 and October 31: Join Mr. Maxwell Fink, noted parapsychologist and researcher of the Ouija® Talking Board, as he leads guests through a a special Halloween performance of Planchette, an interactive theater collaboration between playwright Annelise Montone and magician Brian M. Kehoe. $35 to $75.
Walking Tour: Ghosts of the Octagon - October 30 and October 31: Visit the most haunted house in Washington, DC: the Octagon. No one has been safe after living or working in the Octagon; many tell tales of suicide, death, and tragic accidents that have ensued in the four-story home. $25 per person with $5 discounts with U.S. military or federal government ID. Online reservations are REQUIRED for this walk.