Due to our strong personal convictions, we wish to stress that the Shanghaiist Halloween Party in no way endorses a belief in the occult (or Bollywood for that matter).
— Shanghaiist staff
That quote makes a lot more sense if you have just watched the long version of Michael Jackson’s Thriller video (or at least the very beginning of it) like we just did — hard to believe it really scared us back in 1983. But please, please, please watch the spectacular Indian take on Thriller (second video above) — and a special prize goes to the first person who arrives at the Shanghaiist Halloween Party on Saturday sporting jheri curls, a red pleather suit and Dracula teeth.
Lots of people have asked just where exactly Shanghai Studio is. A valid question. It’s not too far from Arch. The map to the right shows exactly where it is — the reddish dot marks the spot.
And now, the spooky party details once again:
What: Shanghaiist Underground Halloween Party
When: Saturday, October 28, 9 pm – late
Where: Shanghai Studio — A Bar in a Bomb Shelter. 1950 Huaihai Middle Road, No. 4 (上海市淮海中路1950弄4号). Tel: 62831043.
Entry fee: None!
Drinks: All standard drinks and beer RMB 25
Music: A horrifying (yet upbeat) mix of anything that can vaguely be classified “Halloween music”
Movies: A room totally dedicated to to playing horror flicks on a projection screen!
Decorations: Yep, we got ’em. Skeletons? Check. Bats? Check. Spiders? Check. Spooky sound effects? Of course.