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Rocky Horror Show and Horror Film Fest In Sacramento

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The campy cult classic The Rocky Horror Show returns to Garbeau's Dinner Theatre for a four-week showing.

When: Oct. 3 to Nov. 1, Friday and Saturday nights at midnight. Doors open at 11 p.m.
Where: 12401 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova
Cost: $22.50 general admission/$20 cash discount, must be 18 and older to attend. Call the theater at (916) 985-6361 for pre-paid passes for multiple performances.

If you haven't been to a Rocky show, then perhaps renting the musical comedy might help the uninitiated. Audience participation and costumes are encouraged, but there are no props allowed. This is not a dinner show, but light snacks and full bar will be served.

If watching Rocky Horror isn't a complete experience without the props, then head on over to Movies on the Big Screen where props are highly encouraged, as well as costumes and audience participation. The audience will be given instructions on what to do with the props. However, props that carry a lot of water, such as gigantic water guns, are not encouraged.

When: Oct. 31, 9:30 p.m.
Where:600 4th St., West Sacramento
Cost:$6
More info: shiny-object.com/screenings.

Now if doing the Time Warp is a little too tame, then get ready to scream in your seats at the Sacramento Horror Film Festival. Special guests include The Chiodo Brothers, the creators of the horror cult classic Killer Klowns From Outer Space, Adrienne King who played Alice in Friday the 13th, Harry Manfredini who scored the Friday the 13th series, and Tiffany Shepis who has stared in many horror films including Nightmare Man.

When: Oct. 17 to 19
Where: Colonial Theatre, 3522 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento
Cost: A three-day event pass is $35. Per-day passes are $15 (Friday and Sunday) and $20 (Saturday). Buy tickets online.

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