Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters - MINNEAPOLIS!
May 21

Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters - MINNEAPOLIS!

Creepers! We have dates for the Minnesota leg of the exhibit.

You can not really call yourself a creeper or fan of the macabre if you don't make every effort to go to this show!

Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters - MINNEAPOLIS!

As you may know, Creepy Girl Travels HQ is in Minneapolis, so we will definitely be at this event (probably multiple times) (actually, we'll probably try to move in) (really though, can we set up some tents already?!) 

Maybe we'll arrange a CGT meet up, if you're interested, let us know!

Zombie Run 5K
3:00 pm15:00

Zombie Run 5K

  • Zywiec's Haunting Experience

Do you find that your creepy sensibilities don't jive with your exercise plan? How about a 5K run, with ZOMBIES!

From the event page:

Runners will endure the most frightening run of their lives, through a Zombie infested 5K course. Test your speed, strength and endurance while trying to avoid ravenous zombies!

Runners will have flags that represent their life lines. Zombies will try to steal those lifelines. Runners must make it to the finish line with at least one lifeline, or become on of the walking dead!

Find out more here: Zombie Run 5K

Sep 24


  • Seward Community Cafe

OH MY GAWTH is back to kick off a new bimonthly residency! Don your best cape and get real atmospheric with DJs Mary Tyler Morbid, Sweet Paulie, and Her High Priestess! 9PM NO COVER

RSVP and find out more on the OH MY GAWTH 2 Facebook invite


Cinema in the Cemetery: Horror of Dracula (1958)
Sep 18

Cinema in the Cemetery: Horror of Dracula (1958)

  • Minneapolis Pioneers & Soldiers Memorial Cemetery

Friends of the Cemetery, Minneapolis Pioneers & Soldiers Memorial Cemetery presents...

Film #3 in the Fall "Hammer Horror Essentials" series.

HORROR OF DRACULA (1958, 82m.) Directed by Terence Fisher.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
Movie starts at dusk (approx. 7:30 p.m.)

Tickets are $10 at the door

Proceeds go to help preserve, protect and educate the public about the Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery.

Come early to experience the historic cemetery and a smart phone history hunt.

Food truck TBA. Friends of the Cemetery will be selling refreshments during the event. No coolers or alcoholic beverages, pets or video-taping allowed. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Area immediately in front of the stage will be a chair-free zone.

Night at the Bell Museum
5:30 pm17:30

Night at the Bell Museum

  • Bell Musuem

Explore the Bell Museum after hours. 

From their event page:

Ever wonder what it would be like to explore the Bell Museum of Natural History after hours? Curious if the dioramas come to life like they do in the movies?

You will have your chance to find out when the Bell Museum opens its doors for MNCommunity only during the Night at the Bell Museum Instameet on September 16th!

Timeline of Events:
5:30-6pm: Welcome
6pm: Group Photo
6pm-7:30pm: Free time to explore the museum
Stay late for a Free Star Party after the Instameet! 

Find more details and RSVP on the EVENT PAGE 

Guillermo del Toro: At Home With Monsters
Nov 27

Guillermo del Toro: At Home With Monsters


*Insert creepy fan girl scream* Guillermo del Toro is displaying some of his collection of monsters at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) from end of July until November 27th. 

The exhibit is said to have 500 pieces from GdT's home collection. GdT has said this about his home, Bleak House, 

It happens to all of us, our house is who we are. Even if people say not to judge a book by its cover, we are what we own. And I know the difference between collecting or accumulating is very, very, very small. A hoarder accumulates compulsively while the collector lives through their objects, every book, every object has a meaning. And that’s me.

You can find a video of GdT presenting Bleak House HERE.

What's even better, and we are freaking out about this at Creepy Girl Travels headquarters, the exhibit is going to tour after that! One of the stops is Minneapolis, where we are based!


Upper Post Murder Mystery Tour
9:00 am09:00

Upper Post Murder Mystery Tour

Hear about a real 1940's murder mystery during a walking tour led by the Friends of Fort Snelling. Learn not just about the murder, but about army life a hundred years ago. 

The tour is free and will take about two hours. Walking shoes are recommended as some tough terrain will be covered.

Historic Fort Snelling

200 Tower Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55111

“The Dark Tower” Nicholas Tesla
7:00 pm19:00

“The Dark Tower” Nicholas Tesla

  • Queen Mary University of London

“The Dark Tower” £15
(Free Pre-Concert Talk for those purchasing tickets, 6pm – 6:45pm)

As part of Spitalfields Music Festival, June 2016, Langham Research Centre gives the premiere of “The Dark Tower”, a response to the life of one of the most famous electrical engineers of the 20th century, Nicholas Tesla.

The event is being held at Barts Pathology Museum in London, you will be surrounded by over 5,000 medical specimens, watch the creation of scintillating electronic music using tape machines, sine-wave oscillators and phonographic cartridges.


Celebrate Memorial Day at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN
12:00 pm12:00

Celebrate Memorial Day at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN

While we like to focus on on the creepy at CGT, we also have a deep appreciation and respect for the dead. To many of us, Memorial Day is right up there with Halloween, just on the other side of the coin. 

This Memorial Day in Minneapolis, MN - the hometown of CGT, Lakewood Cemetery is holding a number of events to honor and celebrate the dead.  

There will be guided tours, drawing and photography, a memorial services, poetry, storytelling, children's activities and more.

Find more details on their website or the Facebook invite. Links to both are below. If you're going to go, don't forget to RSVP via Facebook and share the love. 

Celebrate Memorial Day at Lakewood Cemetery

Facebook invite

Photographing the After Life: Victorian Spirit Photography
2:00 pm14:00

Photographing the After Life: Victorian Spirit Photography

  • Steampunk World's Fair

Creepy Girl Travel's JR Pepper (@girlduality) will be giving a delightful panel on one of her favorite lecture topics at the Steampunk World's Fair!

Us other Creepy Girls are located all over the world and very jealous we can't be there for this event. If you're in the area please go for us!

If a photographer told you he could take a picture of your deceased loved one, would you believe him? Back in the 1860’s, many people did. Hundreds of people believed that photographers like William Mumler were capable of taking photographs of ghosts, proving that there was a means to communicate with the spirit world. Spirit photography had many critics as well including the infamous P.T. Barnum — who even spoke at a trial to prove that it was a huge fraud — but still people believed in Mumler’s “ghosts.”
The panel will discuss the height of spirit photography as well the influential Spiritualism movement and explore the methods of creating “ghosts” from back in the day.


Online Macabre Market
7:00 pm19:00

Online Macabre Market

  • Internet Everywhere!

Some fantastically talented and creepy English crafters and makers are holding an online Macabre Market. Shop from the comfort of your own pajamas (or jim jams as they say in England).

Get your hands on some fab items, many of them one (or few) of a kind. Just make sure to double check that the maker will ship to your location before purchasing and ENJOY!

For more info check out the Facebook Event or the hosts personal page Charlotte Clark Designer Maker...I have a few pieces from Charlotte and they are my favourites!

Birds: Artfully Dead and Alive!
1:00 pm13:00

Birds: Artfully Dead and Alive!

A menagerie of birds plays a prominent role in ASI’s winter exhibition, The Watercolor Worlds of Lars Lerin.  As an artist, Lerin is not alone in his appreciation and use of these birds as a major motif. Don Luce, Curator of Exhibits at the Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota, surveys the role that birds and bird art have played in inspiring an interest in nature, science and conservation. 1 hr.


Don Luce has worked in the museum world for more than three decades. He earned a degree in Zoology and a masters degree in Medical and Biological Illustration from the University of Michigan. At the Bell Museum of Natural History, he has combined his interests in science, art and nature to produce over thirty original temporary and permanent exhibitions. As curator of exhibits, he also curates the museum’s collection of art, which includes many works by Francis Lee Jaques who painted the museum’s dioramas, a complete set of John James Audubon’s original Birds of America folio, and many other historical and contemporary works of wildlife art. Luce is the author of the book Francis Lee Jaques: Artist-Naturalistand recently curated the exhibition, Audubon and the Art of Birds that set attendance records at the Bell Museum and then traveled nationally.


Included in museum admission. Free for ASI members.


Click here or or call 612-871-4907. Registration is recommended. 

Apr 17


Image from Como Zoo website

Image from Como Zoo website

Experience the freakish world of exotic insects and invertebrates in this old-fashion circus sideshow-inspired exhibit inside the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory’s Exhibit Gallery through April 17, 2016, daily 10am. – 4pm.

Step right up and behold the Devil with Two Heads! Witness Glow-in-the-dark Scorpions! Experience the offending stench of the Giant Vinegaroon! Freakish, bewildering marvels of the insect world will be on display as you explore the truth, myths and mysteries surrounding nature’s most curious creatures.

8:00 pm20:00

Morbid Anatomy Krampus Party!

Image from The Morbid Anatomy Museum Website

Image from The Morbid Anatomy Museum Website

Hosted by Creighton from Ghoul A Go-Go Sponsored by Hendrick’s Gin

Date: Saturday, December 19th
Time: 8pm
Admission: $30 ($20 for Morbid Anatomy Museum Members; become a member at )

Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn NY

Tickets Here:

Join Ghoul A Go-Go’s Creighton and Morbid Anatomy for their 200th annual party devoted to Krampus, St. Nicholas’ cloven-hooved, chain-swinging, lolling-tongued, child-punishing Eastern-European sidekick! We’ve emptied a bag full of children to make room for all the fun!

A mystery episode of Ghoul A Go-Go will be shown in a darkened room, and dust off that old Krampus outfit, because there will be a Krampus costume contest with a prize for the best! Instead of a movie, this year Creighton will be showing clips from his secret stash of bizarre holiday films! PLUS, there will be a Ghoul A Go-Go burlesque performance with special surprise guest! Hubba Hubba!

We’ll also have a Sing-along with Matt Lake, author of Night of the Krampus, a photobooth designed by Kellfire Bray and Rose Callahan, a raffle and many other surprises!

12:00 pm12:00

Morbid Anatomy Flea Market!

Flea Market

CGT Society TIP: Get there EARLY and get a membership!

Flea Market with multiple vendors selling taxidermy galore, artful bones, unusual antiques, obscure books, and assorted curiosities.

Date: Sunday, December 13th
Time: 12pm to 6pm (Morbid Anatomy Members will be able to enter at 11am and cut the line! Become a member at
Admission: $1 (add $7 to go to see our museum exhibition)

Location: The Bell House, 149 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (A block away from the Morbid Anatomy Museum)

Don’t miss the last Flea Market of the season on Sunday December 13th. A one stop shop event for all your Christmas shopping need at the Bell House, with more vendors and more space! Antique hunters and curiosity collectors know than nothing is better than a lazy Sunday spent at a great flea market; at this one, you’ll find all of your favorite artists, makers and antique peddlers, including Ryan Matthew Cohn (of Science Channel’s “Oddities”) with two tables of osteology and antiquities; Daisy Tainton with her insect shadowboxes and mourning rings; Amber Jolliffe Maykut with her taxidermical curiosities; Elizabeth New and her abject housewares and much more!

Jan 23


  • Paul Kasmin Gallery

Showing at Paul Kasmin Gallery, Mark Ryden's Dodecahedron

Link HERE to gallery

link HERE to artist gallery


Blending themes of pop culture with techniques reminiscent of the old masters, Mark Ryden has created a singular style that blurs the traditional boundaries between high and low art. His work first garnered attention in the 1990s when he ushered in a new genre of painting, "Pop Surrealism", dragging a host of followers in his wake. Ryden has trumped the initial surrealist strategies by choosing subject matter loaded with cultural connotation.
Ryden’s vocabulary ranges from cryptic to cute, treading a fine line between nostalgic cliché and disturbing archetype. Seduced by his infinitely detailed and meticulously glazed surfaces, the viewer is confronted with the juxtaposition of the childhood innocence and the mysterious recesses of the soul. A subtle disquiet inhabits his paintings; the work is achingly beautiful as it hints at darker psychic stuff beneath the surface of cultural kitsch. In Ryden's world cherubic girls rub elbows with strange and mysterious figures. Ornately carved frames lend the paintings a baroque exuberance that adds gravity to their enigmatic themes.
7:30 pm19:30

A Very Die Hard Christmas

A Very Die Hard Christmas

CGT SOCIETY TIP: This is my TOP HOLIDAY RECOMMENDATION! If you love Die Hard as much as I do, this is perfect for friends and booze. Not for children.

Yippee Ki-Yay, Father Christmas!  Back by popular demand, it's the return of everyone's favorite Christmas story... 

"High above the city of L.A., a team of terrorists has seized a building, taken hostages, and declared war. One man has managed to escape. An off-duty cop hiding somewhere inside. He's alone, tired ...and he doesn't like Christmas."  

From the creative minds of Mainly Me Productions and Dana's Boys comes the holiday treat with all the trimmings: singing, dancing, and bloodshed.  Don't miss the new yuletide tradition which proves once and for all that Die Hard is a Christmas movie:  A VERY DIE HARD CHRISTMAS!


7:00 pm19:00

Steampunk Murder Mystery Artshow

Steampunk Murder Mystery Artshow

The Set NYC and Lovecraft NYC presents: Steampunk Murder Mystery Art Show! Solve the mystery - who is the murderer? TWO levels and THREE rooms of murder mystery mysteriousness. Who is the killer? Mystery/Clue solver receives CASH PRIZE. Three rooms of Steampunk fashion showcase , an art show by Jessica Pepper, live murder mystery bands, and live murder mystery theater performances. Clues all over the venue and with the clue-givers. An event to raise awareness and help end NYC homelessness with Fruit of the Vine.


Nov 7

!NOTE CHANGES! The Ghost Ride

"This is a midnight ghost ride. Meet at the Lyndale Park Rose Garden fountain at 11:30pm, we'll ride out right at the stroke of midnight.

Wear your spookiest outfit. We'll creep around the streets by bike, visiting derelict areas of town. We'll listen to haunting music and have dance parties in graveyards. We'll tell ghost stories under bridges. We'll drink beer in forbidden places.

Plan for around 10 miles, lots of stops, and mischief. Stay tuned for the route and more info. Suggestions for spooky stops and activities much appreciated!

WHERE: The Rose Garden fountain, west down Roseway Road from Dupont Ave, just south of Lakewood Cemetery.
WHEN: November 6that 9:30. We'll roll as the clock strikes midnight.
DISTANCE: Just over 10 miles
PACE: Zombie
WHAT TO BRING: Bike lights, lock, a spooky costume, a flashlight (if your bike light isn't removable), scary stories to share, your friends."



Oct 31

FEATURED: BareBones Halloween Outdoor Puppet Extravaganza!!

  • Hidden Falls Drive Saint Paul, MN, 55116 United States
BareBones Halloween Outdoor Puppet Extravaganza


An outdoor puppet show with skulls fire and music!

OCTOBER: 24th, 25th, 29th, 30, 31st from 7PM-9PM

Hidden Falls Regional Park, 1313 Hidden Falls Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55116, United States


  1. Bring cash for donation
  2. Dress warm
  3. Bring a blanket and a drink
  4. Pets are not allowed
  5. Come early for parking and a good seat
  6. Wear good shoes, you walk down a steep hill
  7. Do not be a "Dig Me" or my Grandma Shirley will haunt your ass
  8. They have an areas for wheelchairs, hearing impaired etc.
  9. You can volunteer!
Nov 1


TC Horror Festival

A Series of HORRIFIC Plays!

Hosted by the United Festival Group LLC

Haunted houses? CHECK.

Carving pumpkins,? CHECK.

Bitching about Pumpkin Spice Lattes? CHECK!

Attending a play with real live CREEPY PEOPLE!?


Support local artists and get your CREEP on with a fun list of plays to attend!



Given by a secret source...shhhhhh! All but one of their shows are NEW, conceived and produced JUST FOR HORROR's SAKE! 

"The Unrepentant Necrophile" for good, weird and unique.

A mortician falls in love with a man as she prepares his corpse for burial. She has three days until the funeral… but three days just isn't enough. The Coldharts return to the Twin Cities Horror Festival with a gothic romance inspired by the notorious 1978 interview with necrophile Karen Greenlee. 


"Epidemic" for creepy, gross and disturbing.

"Kaidan" for something really different. Green T is a Kabuki-style group, so their methods are always a little different than most theater companies.

"Mortem Capiendum" is a very dark comedy being remounted from the Fringe several years ago.

6:30 pm18:30

Noteworthy Taxidermy of Minneapolis Tour


What: A tour of places in Minneapolis with taxidermy on the wall
Where: Start at the alley behind One on One Bike Shop
When: Friday October 16th at 6:30 until done
Why: Why not?
How: By bicycle, at a leisurely pace

When it comes to kitschy decor bespeaking "authenticity" real or imagined, there's nothing like some taxidermy.

So hunting is a thing. If you're going to do it, at least you can put some thought into displaying the animal.
I'm doing a little research, poking around, talking to taxidermically endowed proprietors, talking to folks at the Bell Museum (the regional epicenter of the taxidermic arts), and am going to share with you some of the range of taxidermy that can be found in the cozy confines of Minneapolis.

The trip should be about 6 miles by bicycle, beginning in the alley and ending at the third stop. All stops are bars or taprooms, and we will be spending about a half hour at each place admiring the variety of stuffed and mounted fauna in our local alcoholic ecosystem. You're welcome to come for all or part.
Creepy Girl Travels
8:00 pm20:00


  • Black Forest Inn


WHAT: 1948 Film Perfect for Halloween

WHO: Hosted by Tom Siler

WHERE: Black Forest Inn, in MINNEAPOLIS

WHEN: TONIGHT, the 15th!


Grindhouse Shorts
1:30 pm13:30

Grindhouse Shorts

  • St. Anthony Main
Grindhouse Shorts

Synopsis: A collection of horror shorts with a 1970’s and early 80’s feel.

• LARRY GONE DEMON - Director/Writer/Producer/Editor: Matt Lawrence2015, USA, 14 min, Midwest PremiereSynopsis: A frenetic, punk rock nightmare centering on one asshole of a roommate.

Night of the Slasher

• NIGHT OF THE SLASHER - Director/Writer: Shant Hamassian, Producer: Adam Lesar 2015, USA, 12 Min, MN PremiereSynopsis: A ‘shot-in-one-take’ slasher film about a teenage girl who must commit horror movie sins by drinking alcohol, doing drugs, and having sex in order to lure a masked killer and defeat him.


• EL GIGANTE - Director Gigi Saul Guerrero, Producer: Raynor Shima2014, Canada, 13 Min, Midwest PremiereSynopsis: After attempting to cross the US/Mexico border in search of a better life, Armando awakens in an unknown room, his body broken down and a Lucha Libre mask sewn into his neck. The only chance for Armando’s survival in this hellish nightmare is to last in a wrestling match against the most terrifying villain of all: GIGANTE!


• NINJA ELIMINATOR 4: THE FRENCH CONNECTION - Director/Writer: Mathieu Berthon, Producers: Mathieu Berthon & Lionel Laget2014, France, 8 Min, Midwest PremiereSynopsis: The fourth episode of the famous ninja film franchise created by Roadkill Superstar at Montreal. In this episode, the duo of French super cops Francois and Jean-Baptiste in search of Mr. Mo., diabolical leader of a ninja drug trafficking gang, who are trying to expand its influence to our beautiful country!


• LIFELINE - Director/Writer/Producer: Jeffery Wang Executive Producer/ Production Manager: Heather Wagner 2015, USA, 18 min, MN Premiere Synopsis: When an enigmatic traveler with an unusual lifeline pays a visit to Madame Golorio’s psychic parlor, the ailing palm reader is compelled to take the future into her own hands.


• SHEILA SCORNED - Director/Writer: Mara Gasbarro Tasker2015, USA, 17 min, MN PremiereSynopsis: When Sheila inadvertently messes up a major drug deal, local kingpin Barry and his goons kidnap her from the club where she dances. Unfortunately, for Barry, Sheila happens to be a trash talkin’ ass kicker - and a bit of a psychopath. And there’s nothing she hates more than men on a power trip are.


• L’ASSASSINS - Director/Writer/Editor: Tyler Jensen2015, MN Made, 12 min, Midwest PremiereSynopsis: When the dancers at the local strip club off the interstate start disappearing, only a gang of fearless heroines has what it takes to settle the score. Sexy rock-n-rollers by day, lethal, blood-thirsty vigilantes by night, L’Assassins are on the prowl.

Gravestone Cleaning and Picnic in the Cemetery!
1:30 pm13:30

Gravestone Cleaning and Picnic in the Cemetery!


Minneapolis's Historic Cemetery Needs your Help!!!


BACK STORY: The CGT Society, Minneapolis, met with Friends of the Cemetery, at Pioneers & Soldiers Memorial Cemetery after Poltergeist last weekend. They need our help!

HELP: They said there are over 17k unmarked graves due to lack of funding and poor families, along with lack of help from the community to help them clean up gravestones! I said we can help.

JOIN: Please join the CGT Society! Help us Saturday at 1:30 pm.

BRING: Spray bottle of water, bucket, soft toothbrush

WHAT YOU GET: Insider cemetery stories while you are cleaning, the feeling of being a good human, hanging out and joining the CGT Society. Later on we can have a picnic in the cemetery. For the volunteers, the CGT Society will give you handmade buttons and stickers.

please email me for more info or FB message me:

Liseli found a covered headstone! Ira Buck, who died of a brain tumor.

Liseli found a covered headstone! Ira Buck, who died of a brain tumor.

America's Monsters, Superheroes, and Villains
Nov 3

America's Monsters, Superheroes, and Villains

  • University Of Minnesota

American culture from 1950 – 1980 was defined by change – from the Cold War to the Vietnam War, from Civil Rights to hippies – and toys reflected these hopes and anxieties. This exhibition includes characters that are reappearing in today’s movies and media or that have never left. Featuring over 300 original toys and artifacts this exhibition is sure to spark memories for the young and young at heart.

Curated by Stephen Rueff

Free Admission- No tickets needed

To RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook click here

We have an amazing Crowdfunding Campaign for this exhibition & you can easily get involved! To sponsor your favorite superhero or the entire exhibition click here

Horror in the Haunted Basement!
8:00 pm20:00

Horror in the Haunted Basement!

Join Trash Film Debauchery at The Soap Factory every Monday this October to snuggle up and watch a scary movie down in The Haunted Basement!

Sleepaway Camp is a serious gem of the slasher era. Super gruesome and bizarre with an ending that gave me years of nightmares as a kid.

Young Angela is sent to camp after her parents are killed in a boating accident. She has trouble fitting in and is teased relentlessly by the other campers. Slowly, mysterious deaths begin piling up. Could it be a series of unfortunate accidents or is someone sinister in their midst!?

Monday 10/5 @ 8pm
The Soap Factory
Invite your friends!

10/5 Sleepaway Camp
10/12 Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter
10/19 Motel Hell
10/21 Coneheads
10/26 The Burning
10/28 From Beyond

Oct 26

October with Lucio Fulci

Lucio Fulci is Rated X: The Godfather of GORE!

Lucio Fulci is Rated X: The Godfather of GORE!