Halloween is here, gals and ghouls, and even though it might not be the biggest deal in France, there are still some in the country who know how to kick off the party right.
And Messy Nessy Chic, Frenchly’s favorite anti-tourist, has the scoop on where to go to find a very unusual Halloween celebration. Nessy’s motto is, “Don’t be a tourist in Paris,” and her videos capture the weird, the wild, and the mysterious lurking beneath the City of Lights. In this episode, she takes us to a screening of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, hosted by the master of subterranean Paris known as La Cigale. “The Cicada” carved out his own amphitheater in the catacombs to screen old movies, and the creepy caverns are the perfect place for a spooky Halloween screening of this famous monster musical.
Nessy also heads to Studio Galande, which was featured in our article on what to do in Paris when it rains. For forty years this Latin Quarter cinema has done biweekly Rocky Horror showings with a full shadow cast, and the subcultural dedication rivals even that of the last few Rocky Horror theaters in New York. You won’t find it in a guidebook, but it’s not an event to be missed. Get your own tickets here, for an especially spooky — or at least sparkly — Halloween adventure.