If you weren't counting down the days to one of the most celebrated holidays in New Orleans, you should know that last Thursday was the halfway point to Halloween night. And the events going on this week are all about horror and gore it seems. So dust off your costumes and fake blood and get ready to go out.
Thursday starts the creepy fun with an intense metal/hardcore show at Siberia. Classic metal band Bible of the Devil performs with local bands Nemesis Destroyer, Crotchbreaker and Toxic Rott. The show begins at 10 p.m. and the cover is $7.
Friday is the highly-anticipated (for me, anyway) release of comedian Bobcat Goldwaith's film God Bless America. It has an exclusive engagement at the Zeitgeist playing at 9:30 through the weekend. I have been waiting for months to see it. The film is a dark comedy about a terminally ill man who begins to take out the trash of America; people like a spoiled teenage girl who gets mad at her parents for buying her the wrong car for her birthday and rude people in a movie theater. People who don't find reality television entertaining are sure to enjoy this film. You'll have time after the movie to catch most of the show at One Eyed Jacks. Horror-metal band She's Still Dead performs with Lafayette's Red Shield, and our own Ruiniverse for $8 at 10 p.m.
If you were thinking about drinking at some Uptown bars on Saturday, you might as well paint yourself green and white and join the 2nd Annual Spring Time Zombie Pub Crawl hosted by Crescent City Corpses Zombie Club. The crawl begins at Tracey's Bar and meanders slowly and moaningly through Uptown bars until midnight. There will be some seriously good zombie makeup so put some effort into it! You'll fit in perfectly at the Rock N Roll Suicide Show at One Eyed Jacks later that night beginning at 10 p.m. The best part is that this event is free and includes dancers DJs and bands like The Cryptkicker Five, a band you may know from the Halloween staple song "Monster Mash."
The scariness continues to Monday night at 10 p.m. with an international lineup of metal bands at Siberia. Negura Bunget from Romania headlines a show with Eclipse Eternal, Din Brad (also from Romania), and local black metal band Serpentis for $12.