Montreal Halloween Photos: Samhain in the City

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    What Halloween Looks Like in Montreal

    Montreal Halloween photos: Samhain in the city.
    ••• Photo © Clint Lewis

    November 1, 2014 | by Evelyn Reid - Ever wonder what Halloween looks like in Montreal? I sent out my photographer Clint Lewis to give you an insider glimpse into the unique spook appeal of North America's leading French city. (Okay, fine, we're the only North American French city... minor detail).

    And he snapped everything from select Rocky Horror Picture Show fans to a dapper crowd catching an organ rendition of the Phantom of the Opera to a fluke encounter with a disco squad of the silent variety. Note that what Lewis captured is editorial. No one paid their way into getting coverage. If they did, then we'd call it an ad or a sponsored post instead of pretending it's an organic news item captured on merit.

    Were you out and about All Hallow's Eve? Find out if my photographer caught you in costume.

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    Montreal Bajoran Officer

    Montreal Halloween photos: Samhain in the city.
    ••• Montreal can never have too much Star Trek. Photo © Clint Lewis
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    Samhain in the City: In the Thick of It

    Montreal Halloween photos: Samhain in the city.
    ••• Montreal commuters getting into the spirit of Samhain. Photo © Clint Lewis
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    Silent Disco Squad

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    ••• Above: the Montreal Halloween chapter of Silent Disco Squad caught in action. Participants from around the world gather in their respective cities in the same place at the same time, put on their headphones, plug into the same tune and... dance. Photo © Clint Lewis
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    Disco Chicken

    Montreal's Silent Disco Squad Halloween dance party.
    ••• Disco chicken spotted with the Silent Disco Squad crew dancing away in the Montreal Metro system on Halloween night, October 31, 2014. Photo © Clint Lewis
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    Don't Ask

    Montreal Halloween photos: Samhain in the city.
    ••• Above: fetish prom night gone gory. À la Montreal. Photo © Clint Lewis
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    Disco Bunny

    Montreal Halloween photos: Samhain in the City
    ••• The tail end of the Silent Disco Squad dancing through Montreal Hallow's Eve on October 31, 2014. Photo © Clint Lewis
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    Rocky

    Montreal Halloween photos: Samhain in the city.
    ••• The Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween ball is an annual tradition in Montreal, featuring the eponymous cult classic on the big screen to your typical rowdy Rocky Horror kind of crowd. Photo © Clint Lewis
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    Halloween Ball Lineup

    Montreal Halloween photos: Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Ball.
    ••• Above: The Rocky Horror Picture Show fans awaiting a chance to live out the dream, on screen, at the annual Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Ball held annually in Montreal. Photo © Clint Lewis
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    More Rocky Horror Fans

    Montreal Halloween photos: Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Ball fans.
    ••• Photo © Clint Lewis
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    Everything Looks Scarier Halloween Night

    Montreal Halloween photos: Samhain in the city.
    ••• Everything seems a little spookier Halloween night, like this church. Photo © Clint Lewis
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    More Disco

    Montreal Halloween photos: Silent Disco Squad.
    ••• Couldn't help posting another Silent Disco Squad shot. I love these guys. Photo © Clint Lewis
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    Beauty and the Skeleton

    Montreal Halloween photos: Samhain in the city.
    ••• Photo © Clint Lewis
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    Phantom of the Opera

    Montreal Halloween photos: Phantom of the Opera.
    ••• Above: the Club des jeunes ambassadeurs de l’Orchestra symphonique de Montréal having a cocktail before catching a live organ rendition of the Phantom of the Opera synched to the classic 1925 silent movie by the same name directed by Rupert Julian, on October 31, 2014. Photo © Clint Lewis
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    Phantom of the Parisian Chic

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    ••• Above: the Club des jeunes ambassadeurs de l’Orchestra symphonique de Montréal having a cocktail before catching a live organ rendition of the Phantom of the Opera synched to the classic 1925 silent movie by the same name directed by Rupert Julian, on October 31, 2014. Theme of the night? Parisian chic from the '20s. Photo © Clint Lewis
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    Organ Pipes

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    ••• Above: a closeup of organ pipes at the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Halloween presentation of the 1925 silent film Phantom of the Opera synched to a live organ concert featuring the film's score on October 31, 2014. Photo © Clint Lewis
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    Phantom on the Big Screen

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    ••• Above: screen shot of Rupert Julian's 1925 silent film Phantom of the Opera as seen at the Maison symphonique de Montréal on October 31, 2014. The evening featured a live organ musical accompaniment synched with the projection. Photo © Clint Lewis
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    Get a Grim

    Montreal Halloween photos: Samhain in the city.
    ••• Photo © Clint Lewis
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    Teddy!

    Montreal Halloween photos: Samhain in the city.
    ••• Above: a teddy spotted just outside iconic punk rock bar Foufounes Électriques in Montreal. Photo © Clint Lewis
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    The End

    Montreal Halloween photos: Samhain in the city.
    ••• Photo © Clint Lewis