Zombies, skeletons, a caged mummy and a giant robot are all about to be unleashed on Sheffield city centre.
The Out of This World festival, themed around magic, sci-fiction and horror, will take place this weekend.
Horror-themed activities will be centred around The Moor and the Moor Market between 12.30pm and 4.30pm.
The Moor Market will be transformed into Satan’s grotto, on Saturday, November 1, with activities including gingerbread decorating, spooky story sessions, Halloween-themed crafts, a wrap the mummy competition, face painting, apple bobbing, a fancy dress parade and a workshop by children’s entertainer Madame Zucchini.
On the Moor, there will be zombie workshops run by the Open Minds Theatre Company, dance routines, The Alchemist spooky puppet show, children’s rides and a huge inflatable maze.
Attractions on The Moor on Sunday, November 2, include the chance to visit a caged mummy, appearances by Titan the Robot, and performances from Hype Dance Company.
Magician workshops, street magic performances and two live evening shows take place in and around Fargate, the Town Hall and Barker’s Pool.
The sci-fi zone, centred around the Winter Garden, Tudor Square and Millennium Square, will include a convention, displays of famous movie and television cars, comic books, meet-and-greets, stargazing, a space simulator and a sci-fi stage in the Peace Gardens.
Other events include a special programme of sci-fi films at The Showroom cinema in Paternoster Row.
Coun Isobel Bowler, cabinet member for culture, sport and leisure at Sheffield Council, said: “This new-look festival for Halloween has all the traditional ingredients of a spooky event – as well as so much more.”