The Footage, on Grosvenor Street in Manchester, is conjuring up a ‘Perfect Storm’ ahead of this year’s Halloween Screamfest 2.0 – as the pub prepares to transform itself into a house of horrors for what they’re dubbing ‘Hallo-week’.
The tempestuous times come in the form of a scrumptious Kraken Black Spiced Rum cocktail – the Caribbean rum’s take on the traditional Dark and Stormy – served in a ‘Perfect Storm’ limited-edition tankard, especially for customers to enjoy on the annual spook-fest.
With Halloween falling on a Wednesday this year, Phil and his team will ensure that there is plenty of chance to get in the spirit, with the spooky celebrations extended througoughout the week. There will be decorations galore, fancy dress and a party atmosphere on Friday and Saturday night, either side of the Hallowed Eve.
You won’t be missing out if you visit the Footage on the night however, as on the 31st October things will be spicing up on the food front, with hellishly-hot wings at just 25p a go, courtesy of the aptly named, Hallo-wing Wednesday.
“We’re planning on building up our spooky décor over the course of the month,” said Phil, “a cobweb here, some ghostly apparitions there – just as teasers, until we’re all set for Hallo-week from the 26th October. The team are pretty excited, particularly about dressing up and, of course, even more so, because they get to do it twice! It’s going to be SPOOK-tacular!”