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HALLOWEEN TREATS LURE ARTSY SPIRITS : This Halloween, why stay home and answer doorbells? For thrills and chills, grab your Elvira wig and Dracula fangs and head for the nearest theater, movie house or music hangout. : FILM

October 29, 1987|John Voland \f7

In West Los Angeles, the Nuart plans to have its regular Saturday-night midnight screening of the "Rocky Horror Picture Show," followed by a special Halloween party with cake and prizes. Costumes are encouraged. Information: (213) 478-6379.

At Hollywood's Paramount Theater the original 1932 "Frankenstein"--starring Boris Karloff as the monster--will screen at midnight. Preceding the show, prizes will be awarded in a costume contest open to those dressed up like Frankenstein or his bride. Information: (213) 463-3264. The same program is planned for Pacific Theatres' Lakewood Center. Information: (213) 531-8780. Meanwhile, at Pacific's Gateway Theater in La Mirada the Bela Lugosi "Dracula" will be shown at midnight. The costume contest will be open to everyone, regardless which monster is depicted. Information: (714) 523-1615.

At Mann's Chinese in Hollywood, there will be a midnight screening of the original "Nightmare on Elm Street." Festivities preceding the show will take place in the theater courtyard. Robert Englund, who plays Freddy Krueger in the film, will be there (without his costume), as will KIIS-FM deejay Hollywood Hamilton, who will broadcast live from the station's new 30-foot-long mobile studio. He'll host a 10 p.m. costume contest. Frankenstein, the Phantom of the Opera, a green witch and a ghoul--on loan from the Hollywood Wax Museum--will be on display. A special effects and light show will also be part of the festivities. Information: (213) 466-8381.

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