All Hallows Art

Embrace the spirit of the season with fearful arts outings
Brangien Davis  |   October 2013   |  FROM THE PRINT EDITION
Mark Mitchell's burial line at the Frye

Seattle Women’s Chorus: Hallows in the Cathedral A family-friendly mixed bill of classics (“Monster Mash”) and semantic stretches (“Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered”) performed in an atmospheric church. Fear factor: Much of the lineup is frivolous fun, but Bach’s beckoning “Come, Soothing Death” is genuinely eerie. 10/18–10/26. Times and prices vary. St. Mark’s Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E, 206.388.1400;

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein An encore screening of Danny Boyle’s acclaimed London production, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. Fear factor: “It’s alive!” has never been a more horrifying statement. 10/31 & 11/3. Times and prices vary. SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave. N; 206.324.9996;

Carrie: The Musical The Broadway take on Stephen King’s unsettling tale, as interpreted by Seattle’s Balagan Theatre. Fear factor: Pig’s blood on prom night! 10/11–10/26. Times and prices vary. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave.; 206.682.1414;

Psycho, with live score by the Seattle Symphony Hitchcock’s classic is projected on a big screen above the stage as the symphony plays Bernard Herrmann’s magnificent score. Fear factor: Those infamous screeching violins are 10 times more terrifying when heard live. 10/30–10/31. 7:30. Prices vary. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., 206.215.4747;

Mark Mitchell: Burial Seattle costume designer Mark Mitchell brings his exquisite eye to burial garments and cremation objects. Fear factor: In Mitchell’s hands, death definitely becomes her, but she’s still dead. Through 10/20. Times vary. Free. Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., 206.622.9250;

Lundgren Monuments: The Metalsmith and the Urn
Seattle art provocateur Greg Lundgren regularly presents artistic approaches to death accoutrements, including these urns by prominent blacksmiths. Fear factor: Considering options for your own urn—artful or not—will chill you to the core. 10/3–11/17. Times vary. Free. Lundgren Monuments, 1011 Boren Ave., 206.910.2432;

Film noir at SAM
This annual series includes The Lady from Shanghai (1947), directed by and starring Orson Welles. Fear factor: The black-and-white thriller features a faked death, a murder plot and malaise galore. 10/24. 7:30. Prices vary. Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheeff Auditorium, 1300 First Ave.; 206.654.3100;