Halloween for grown-ups in Myrtle Beach

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Myrtle Beach has a ton to offer for adults who want to have a little fun on Halloween. From parties to zombies to costume contests, there's a lot to do! Many local bars and restaurants are offering music, specials and costumes contests. Haunted houses abound.  Read on for details:

Boardwalk Friday Nights

Every Friday and Saturday from October 3 through November 1, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade will come alive, or, dead that is, with ZOMBIES. Zombies will be roaming all along the Boardwalk, and discounts will be available for many of the haunted attractions along the Boardwalk, a 1.2-mile long promenade along Myrtle Beach's beautiful beach. The Boardwalk is lined with shops, restaurants, attractions and bars. Add in zombies and other haunted tricks and treats, and it makes a fun way to get in the spirit of Halloween. Just make sure you're on the look-out for zombies.

Nightmare at the Square

Broadway at the Beach shopping center will host the biggest Halloween party and costume contest in South Carolina on Oct. 31. Nightmare in the Square will include awesome prizes for the best costumes. (Last year, they gave away $2,500 in cash prizes for costumes!) Adults in costume will also receive free admission to many of the hot locales in the Celebrity Square nightclub district, including Revolutions, Crocodile Rocks, Malibu's Surf Bar, Rodeo Bar, Club Boca, Froggy Bottomz and Broadway Louie's. A live DJ will start spinning in the square at 8 p.m. Come prepared to dance and show off your spectacular Halloween costume. There will also be a fireworks show at 10 p.m. on Halloween.

Celebrity Square is a nightclub district with 10 of Myrtle Beach’s best night spots, extending from the foot of Hard Rock Cafe’s great pyramid down a New Orleans-style boulevard. It's a great place to party, with tons of options and plenty of hot music, all within walking distance so your car stays parked!

Terror Under the Bridge

New location, same terrifying experience. Terror Under the Bridge is the area's largest haunted house — and we mean haunted. The frightening tour includes actors, sound effects and more. Terror Under the Bridge supports Fostering Hope, Inc. a non-profit organization that provides help for children in the foster care system in several counties in South Carolina. Tickets are $10 per person and the event takes place from 7 to 11 p.m. October 24 through November 1.

Formerly located in an abandoned warehouse in Conway, Terror Under the Bridge has moved this year to 568 George Bishop Parkway at the X Sports Plaza. It may be a new location, but count on the same spine-tingling scares. Only the brave should attend.

More haunted houses

Ripley's Haunted Adventure, located at 9th Avenue North on Ocean Boulevard, includes live actors and a truly scary experience. Sounds effects and scary sights will haunt you around every corner.  This year-round adventure is especially popular at Halloween, and offers tours until 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The Nightmare Haunted House is located at 10th Avenue North on Ocean Boulevard. This popular attraction has been around since the 80s but its demented scary clown is still scaring every visitor. Live actors, scary props and crazy clown laughter will haunt your nightmares.

Halloween improv

Carolina Improv Company's “Whose Haunting Is It Anyway?” includes an 18-and-older-only show on Halloween night. The 7:30 p.m. show will feature Halloween-themed comedy performed by a talented crew of improv comedians acting out audience suggestions and more. Costumes are encouraged and could get you a free ticket to a future show.

(Posted 9/22/14)

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