ALL WEEKEND LONG
Halloween Highway 2 – Forget the haunted house, go for the haunted parking lot. The Art of Bleeding performance troupe will create a gruesome, multi-vehicle car crash tableau out in the street. Featured performers willing to wade through the gore include Margaret Cho, Andy Dick, Neil Hamburger, Eddie Pepitone and many others. And I’ve heard rumors of naked ladies blood wrestling, but who knows. 8 p.m., Steve Allen Theatre, 4773 Hollywood Blvd, 323-666-4268. $10.
FIVE BY FIVE: Los Angeles Writers Read Classic Noir – PEN Center USA hosts an evening of spooky story telling by creepy local authors, including Carolyn Kellogg, David Kipen, and Joseph Mattson. The Last Bookstore in downtown L.A. Bar crawl to follow, maps provided. 6 p.m., The Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring Street. Free.
Vincent Price Movie Festival – The Bing Theater at LACMA will screen six films featuring the King Of Horror, including The Pit and the Pendulum, The Masque of Red Death, and The Fly each featuring the King Of Horror himself. Showtimes run from 1:00 to 9:15 p.m. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Bing Theater, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard. 323-857-6000. Free.
The Fifty Year Sword – Author Mark Z. Danielewski presents a theatrical rendition of his illustrated ghost story novella, “The Fifty Year Sword” with help from shadow masters Christine Marie & Ensemble. 8:30 p.m., REDCAT Theater, 631 W. 2nd St., 213-237-2800. $20.