Hollywood Gothique abandons L.A. for the S.F. Dungeon!

Hollywood Gothique abandons L.A. for the S.F. Dungeon!

We apologize for the lack of updates the past couple days, but Hollywood Gothique has flown its crypt in sunny Southern California for a brief sojourn in the mist-shrouded Bay area. Why? you ask. Because we will be delving into the San Francisco Dungeon – a year-round haunted house attraction that sounds so good that [...]

Ghost Train 2014

Ghost Train 2014

Location: Griffith Park, 5202 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Description: Los Angeles Live Steamers Ghost Train returns for Halloween 2014. This twenty-minute ride on a 7 1/2-inch gauge model train takes guests past dozens of spooky scenes, including elaborate decorations and special effects. The effect is eerie and perhaps just a touch scary, but not disturbing at all – there are no costumed characters or jump scares, and even young children should enjoy the ride.

Reign of Terror 2014

Reign of Terror 2014

Location: Janss Marketplace, above Gold’s Gym, 197 North Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, California

Link out: Click here

Description: Our pick for the Best Professional Haunted House Walk-Through of Halloween 2013 returns for another season of fear. A single, extensive maze, The Reign of Terror Haunted House incorporates a spooky Victorian mansion, The Asylum, Blood Manor, Miner’s Revenge, [...]

Haunted Hollywood Sports 2014

Haunted Hollywood Sports 2014

Location: Hollywood Sports Park, 9030 Somerset Boulevard, Bellflower, CA 90706

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Description: The Haunted Hollywood Sports Halloween Attraction returns for its third season of haunting – including Zombie Killhouses, which allow you to target the walking dead with paintball and airsoft weapons. And after a hard night of zombie-shooting, those 18 and over can [...]

Wicked Lit 2014

Wicked Lit 2014

Location: Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery 2300 Marengo Ave, Altadena, CA 91001 Phone: 818 242 7910
Website: Click here

Description: Unbound Productions resurrects its annual Halloween theatrical experience, featuring three classic tales of terror, staged on the grounds of an actual mausoleum: “La Llorona,” “Dracula’s Guest,” and “The Monk.”
This year, The Wicked Lit Halloween Theatre Festival introduced [...]

Urban Death: Tour of Terror 2014

Urban Death: Tour of Terror 2014

Location: Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre, 4850 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, California 91601 (818) 202 – 4120
Link out: Click here

Description: This darkly bizarre and fascinating Halloween theatre event – which made its debut in 2013 – returns with its nightmarish vignettes and black outs. Part walk-through maze and part performance art, Urban Death: Tour of Terror [...]

Delusion pre-sale tix available Monday

Delusion pre-sale tix available Monday

Delusion – the interactive Halloween experience in Los Angeles – has announced on its Facebook page that pre-sale tickets will be available to its newsletter subscribers on Monday, August 25. The popular show typically sells out on peak days, so if you do not grab your tickets ASAP, you could find yourself empty-handed.
The title of [...]

Queen Mary Dark Harbor 2014

Queen Mary Dark Harbor 2014

Location: The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway Long Beach, CA 90802 Queen Mary.
Phone: 562-435-3511

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Description: The Queen Mary Dark Harbor offers twenty nights of Halloween horror from October 2 through November 2. Expect two new mazes and an Exclusive Encounter on board the ship, plus a new scare zone on land, not to mention [...]

Fright Fest 2014

Fright Fest 2014

Location: Six Flags Magic Mountain 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway Valencia, CA 91355 818-367-5965

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Description: The Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest returns with a longer-than-usual schedule, running on weekends (Friday-through-Sunday) from September 27 to November 1. The event includes walk-through mazes, roaming monsters, spooky shows, and revamped versions of the year-round coasters (such [...]

Saw: Halloween re-release

Saw: Halloween re-release

With no new sequels in the SAW works, Lionsgate is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the franchise by re-releasing the original SAW on October 31. Since the initial release in October 2004, the SAW films have become associated with the Halloween season. SAW will run for one week only.

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Review: Life After Beth

Review: Life After Beth

If your girlfriend died after you had been having problems, leaving you morose and regretful because you never got to say you were sorry, you might think the greatest good fortune would be her returning to life to give you a shot at reconciliation. Well, you might think that, but you would be wrong. Oh [...]

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Legoland Brick-or-Treat 2014

Legoland Brick-or-Treat 2014

Location: Legoland California One Legoland Drive Carlsbad, CA

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Description: Legoland’s annual Brick-or-Treat Party Nights run every Saturday in October, plus two Fridays, October 17 and 24. The event runs from 5pm to 9pm and requires a separate ticket. Legoland also offers the Brick-or-Treat trail at no extra charge during regular park hours on [...]

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Saw: Halloween re-release

Saw: Halloween re-release

With no new sequels in the SAW works, Lionsgate is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the franchise by re-releasing the original SAW on October 31. Since the initial release in October 2004, the SAW films have become associated with the Halloween season. SAW will run for one week only.

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Hollywood Gothique abandons L.A. for the S.F. Dungeon!

Hollywood Gothique abandons L.A. for the S.F. Dungeon!

We apologize for the lack of updates the past couple days, but Hollywood Gothique has flown its crypt in sunny Southern California for a brief sojourn in the mist-shrouded Bay area. Why? you ask. Because we will be delving into the San Francisco Dungeon – a year-round haunted house attraction that sounds so good that [...]

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The Day The Earth Stood Still and The Andromeda Strain at Aero

The American Cinematheque screens a pair of science fiction films directed by Robert Wise, as part of the “The Many Sides of Robert Wise: A Centennial Tribute.” THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL is a thoughtful message movie, with Michael Rennie as an alien warning Earth about tampering with nuclear weapons. THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN is a speculative thriller, based on the novel by Michael Cricthon.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy extended editions at Cinematheque

Location: The Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90403 (323) 634-4878
Date: August 30 at 1pm
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Description: The American Cinematheque screens Peter Jackson’s epic fantasy trilogy, featuring the extended cuts available on home video formats. Consequently, the films will be screened in the DCP format.
Special Triple Feature Ticket Prices: $10 Member, $12 [...]

Princess Mononke at Arclight

ArcLight Cinemas presents two screenings of Hayao Miyazaki’s anime masterpiece: 5:30pm at ArcLight Pasadena and 7:45pm at Arclight Beach Cities.

King Kong at Arclight Beach Cities

Location: Arclight Beach Cities, 831 S. Nash St., El Segundo, CA 90245 (310) 607-9630
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Description: Arclight Cinemas screens the 1933 classic about a giant ape capable of conquering anything, until he loses his heart to a beautiful blonde. Featuring excellent stop-motion work from special effects pioneer Willis O’Brien.
Start Time: 19:15
Date: 2014-08-27

Unique Halloween Locations at ScareLA 2014

In the fourth and final segment of “Graveyards, Mansions & Ships: LA’s Unique Halloween Event Locations,” representatives from Heritage Square Museum, Pioneer Cemetery, and the Queen Mary discuss the advantages and disadvantages of staging a live haunt inside an actual location. Sara Reeve represents Heritage Square’s Halloween and Mourning Tours; Guillermo Alvires-Rodriquez representes Voices of [...]

Video: Queen Mary Dark Harbor at ScareLA 2014

Part 3 of Hollywood Gothique’s ScareLA panel on unusual Halloween locations explores the dank corridors of the Queen Mary’s annual Dark Harbor haunted attraction. Not only does the venerable ocean-liner-turned-floating-motel feature the most overwhelming setting for a haunt; it also provides a rich tapestry of history and legend, including several supposedly authentic hauntings, which have [...]

Video: Voices of Pioneer Cemetery at Scare LA 2014

Part 2 of Hollywood Gothique’s panel on unique Halloween locations features Guillermo Avilez-Rodriquez, discussing Voices of Pioneer Cemetery – a theatrical-historical performance piece staged in a real graveyard in Sylmar. Actors portray the ghosts of the cemetery’s permanent residents, who rise from the dead to relate their histories (based on the trues stories of those [...]

Video: Heritage Square Museum at ScareLA 2014

In Part 1 of Hollywood Gothique’s panel on “Graveyards, Mansions & Ships: LA’S Unique Halloween Event Locations,” Steve Biodrowski interviews Sara Reeve about Heritage Square Museum’s annual Halloween & Mourning Tours. The discussions covers the museum’s presentations on spirit photography, memento mori, mourning attire, seances, and funeral processions.
If you are more interested in history than [...]

Halloween Horror Nights at ScareLA 2014

Unfortunately, Hollywood Gothique missed the panel for Halloween Horror Nights at ScareLA this past weekend. Fortunately, thanks to the modern miracle of YouTube, you can see the event, including the announcement of a maze based on An American Werewolf in London – with writer-director John Landis in attendance.

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Saw: Halloween re-release

Saw: Halloween re-release

With no new sequels in the SAW works, Lionsgate is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the franchise by re-releasing the original SAW on October 31. Since the initial release in October 2004, the SAW films have become associated with the Halloween season. SAW will run for one week only.

Drama After Dark confirmed for Night of the Living Zoo

Drama After Dark confirmed for Night of the Living Zoo

Drama After Dark confirms that the group will be performing at the Night of the Living Zoo this Halloween. The event – which puts a spooky overlay onto the Los Angeles Zoo – takes place on Friday, October 24, from 7pm to 11pm. Expect roaming ghouls, scary sounds, eerie effects, live music, and a costume [...]

Unleash the Kraken! Tentacles at Monterey Bay Aquarium

Unleash the Kraken! Tentacles at Monterey Bay Aquarium

Mythical Monsters mix with mollusks at Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Tentacles exhibit.
This one is a little bit outside of our jurisdiction, but the Tentacles exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium impinges upon the world of horror and fantasy in its early sections. Though mostly an educational tour – including images, information, and live specimens devoted to [...]

Hollywood Gothique abandons L.A. for the S.F. Dungeon!

Hollywood Gothique abandons L.A. for the S.F. Dungeon!

We apologize for the lack of updates the past couple days, but Hollywood Gothique has flown its crypt in sunny Southern California for a brief sojourn in the mist-shrouded Bay area. Why? you ask. Because we will be delving into the San Francisco Dungeon – a year-round haunted house attraction that sounds so good that [...]

Strathearn Park Ghost Tour 2014

Strathearn Park Ghost Tour 2014

Location: Strathearn Historical Park & Museum, 137 Strathearn Place, Simi Valley, CA 93065
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Description: The Ghost Tour at Strathearn Park returns for another season of Halloween history. Once again, the ghosts of Simi Valley will rise from their graves to relate their stories to the living, as you walk the grounds of Strathearn [...]

Outta This World: Sci Fi and Other World Shorts

Outta This World: Sci Fi and Other World Shorts

The American Cinematheque presents a series of science fiction short subjects, with some filmmakers in attendance. Titles include: PROPSECT, LISA, KEKASIH, KEPLER X-47, THEME SONG REBEL, and YEARBOOK.

The Haunting and The Body Snatcher at Aero Theatre

The Haunting and The Body Snatcher at Aero Theatre

Location: The Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403

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Description: The American Cinematheque presents a double bill of atmospheric black-and-white horror films directed by Robert Wise. 1963’s THE HAUNTING, based on the Shirley Jackson novel, stars Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Russ Tamblyn, and Richard Johnson as a team investigating a [...]

The Day The Earth Stood Still and The Andromeda Strain at Aero

The Day The Earth Stood Still and The Andromeda Strain at Aero

The American Cinematheque screens a pair of science fiction films directed by Robert Wise, as part of the “The Many Sides of Robert Wise: A Centennial Tribute.” THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL is a thoughtful message movie, with Michael Rennie as an alien warning Earth about tampering with nuclear weapons. THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN is a speculative thriller, based on the novel by Michael Cricthon.

Raymond Hill Mortuary 2014

Raymond Hill Mortuary 2014

Location: Fremont Centre Theatre, 1000 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Description: Evil Twin Studios – the crew that brought you the the Theatre of Terror in 2013 – returns with a new haunted attraction that transforms the Fremont Center Theatre into a mortuary “where the operators … have a very…unique way of [...]

Field of Screams 2014

Field of Screams 2014

Location: The Diamond, 500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

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Description: This haunted attraction, located inside storm stadium in the Inland Empire, returns for its fifth year of haunting, with five mazes, a coffin ride, and 3D effects.
The grand opening is on Sunday, September 28, followed by dates on October 3-5, [...]

Ghost Train 2014

Ghost Train 2014

Location: Griffith Park, 5202 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Description: Los Angeles Live Steamers Ghost Train returns for Halloween 2014. This twenty-minute ride on a 7 1/2-inch gauge model train takes guests past dozens of spooky scenes, including elaborate decorations and special effects. The effect is eerie and perhaps just a touch scary, but not disturbing at all – there are no costumed characters or jump scares, and even young children should enjoy the ride.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy extended editions at Cinematheque

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy extended editions at Cinematheque

Location: The Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90403 (323) 634-4878
Date: August 30 at 1pm
Link out: Click here
Description: The American Cinematheque screens Peter Jackson’s epic fantasy trilogy, featuring the extended cuts available on home video formats. Consequently, the films will be screened in the DCP format.
Special Triple Feature Ticket Prices: $10 Member, $12 [...]

Tangled at El Capitan

Tangled at El Capitan

Location: El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood

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Description: The brilliant computer-animated musical comedy gets a four-week run at the Disney-owned El Capitan Theater. Rapunzel will appear live on stage after the screenings, and audiences will get a special glimpse of SOFIA THE FIRST: THE CURSE OF PRINCESS IVY, a feature-length version of [...]

Bluebeard (1944) at Billy Wilder Theater

Bluebeard (1944) at Billy Wilder Theater

Location: Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (310) 206-8013

Description: Director Edgar G. Ulmer’s atmospheric variation on the infamous lady-killer (here re-imagined as an artist played by John Carradine) is an excellent example of fine film-making on a limited budget.

Sunset Boulevard at UCLA Film Archives

Sunset Boulevard at UCLA Film Archives

Location: Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (310) 206-8013

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Description: Billy Wilder’s scathing 1950 black-and-white classic, about a down-on-his-luck screenwriter who becomes the boy-toy of a has-been silent film star, is not commonly considered a horror film, but fans of classic horror will note the similarities: the [...]

Sinister Pointe 2014: Beyond the Mirror

Sinister Pointe 2014: Beyond the Mirror

Location: 31 Imperial Highway, Fullerton, California 92835
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Description: For Halloween 2014, the Sinister Pointe Haunted Attraction moves to a new location and offers a new version of its haunted labyrinth, titled Beyond the Mirror: A Bloody Mary Tale. As always, visitors will need to surmount obstacles and choose a path through the twisted [...]

No Great American Nightmare in L.A. for Halloween 2014

No Great American Nightmare in L.A. for Halloween 2014

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will not be returning to Los Angeles for Halloween 2014. Instead, the shock-rocker and horror filmmaker will take his nightmare extravaganza on the road, opening versions in two cities: Scottsdale, Arizona and Villa Park, Illinois. The shows will run from the end of September through the beginning of November.
The Great [...]

Reign of Terror 2014

Reign of Terror 2014

Location: Janss Marketplace, above Gold’s Gym, 197 North Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, California

Link out: Click here

Description: Our pick for the Best Professional Haunted House Walk-Through of Halloween 2013 returns for another season of fear. A single, extensive maze, The Reign of Terror Haunted House incorporates a spooky Victorian mansion, The Asylum, Blood Manor, Miner’s Revenge, [...]

Haunted Hollywood Sports 2014

Haunted Hollywood Sports 2014

Location: Hollywood Sports Park, 9030 Somerset Boulevard, Bellflower, CA 90706

Link out: Click here

Description: The Haunted Hollywood Sports Halloween Attraction returns for its third season of haunting – including Zombie Killhouses, which allow you to target the walking dead with paintball and airsoft weapons. And after a hard night of zombie-shooting, those 18 and over can [...]

Zombie Blood Run at Hollywood Sports Park

Zombie Blood Run at Hollywood Sports Park

Location: Hollywood Sports Park, 9030 Somerset Blvd Bellflower, CA 90706

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Description: Think you have what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse? Well, here’s your chance – not for the real thing but an incredible simulation. The Zombie Blood Run is essentially an obstacle course in which you not only climb, slide, splash, [...]

Halloween Harvest Festival & Fright Fair 2014

Location: Pierce College, parking lot 20800 Victory Boulevard Woodland Hills, CA

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Description: The annual Halloween Harvest Festival at Pierce College begins a six-week run. The daytime activities are kid-friendly (including rides, animals, and a corn maze), but true-blood Halloween fans will be more interested in the scary night-time FrightFair Screampark, featuring a trio [...]

The Empty Grave 2014

The Empty Grave 2014

Location: 23400 Laguna Hills Mall, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Description: The Empty Grave Halloween Attraction reopens, this time disgorging its ghouls and demons in an entirely new location, creating “a world of terror, where the dead walk amongst you and your wildest nightmares are brought to life.”
For Halloween 2014, the Empty [...]

Crossroads Haunted Village 2014

Crossroads Haunted Village 2014

Location: Crossroads Riverview Park 14600 Baron Drive, Corona, CA 92880

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Description: This Halloween haunt in Corona is quite a distance from Los Angeles, but it is worth the drive for hardcore Halloween fans. There are five haunted attractions, including one hayride, two guided tours, and two unaccompanied walk-throughs:Coffin Creek Manor; Nightmare Harvest Trail; [...]

Blackout at Queens of the Stone Age

Blackout at Queens of the Stone Age

Location: Los Angeles Forum, 3900 W Manchester Boulevard, Inglewood, CA 90305 (310) 330-7300

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Description: Blackout Haunted House will present a version of its in-your-face horror experience at the Queens of the Stone Age concert on Halloween night. Unfortunately, tix for the haunt have already sold out, though tickets for the concert are still [...]

Wicked Lit 2014

Wicked Lit 2014

Location: Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery 2300 Marengo Ave, Altadena, CA 91001 Phone: 818 242 7910
Website: Click here

Description: Unbound Productions resurrects its annual Halloween theatrical experience, featuring three classic tales of terror, staged on the grounds of an actual mausoleum: “La Llorona,” “Dracula’s Guest,” and “The Monk.”
This year, The Wicked Lit Halloween Theatre Festival introduced [...]

Urban Death: Tour of Terror 2014

Urban Death: Tour of Terror 2014

Location: Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre, 4850 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, California 91601 (818) 202 – 4120
Link out: Click here

Description: This darkly bizarre and fascinating Halloween theatre event – which made its debut in 2013 – returns with its nightmarish vignettes and black outs. Part walk-through maze and part performance art, Urban Death: Tour of Terror [...]

Night of the Living Zoo 2014

Night of the Living Zoo 2014

Location: Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027 Phone: (323) 644-4200
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Description: The LA Zoo resurrects its night-time Halloween event, which made its debut for Halloween 2013. This is basically a giant costume party on the zoo grounds, with a full bar, live entertainment, a costume contest, [...]

Art Deco Living History Cemetery Tour 2014

Art Deco Living History Cemetery Tour 2014

Location: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90038 Phone: (323) 469-1181
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Description: The Art Deco Society’s annual tour of Hollywood Forever Cemetery returns, bringing the ghost of the silver screen back to life. An interesting alternative to other Halloween events in Los Angeles, this tour is more historical than horrific; [...]

Haunted Hollywood Scavenger Hunt 2014

Haunted Hollywood Scavenger Hunt 2014

Location: Hawthorne and Highland, Hollywood, CA 90028

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Description: Watson Adventures offers you an opportunity to explore allegedly haunted locations in Hollywood. Billed as the event “where it’s not the audiences that go, ‘BOO!’,” the Haunted Hollywood Scavenger Hunt is described thus on the official website:
“Visit ghost-plagued buildings and haunted spots in the heart [...]

Nosferatu with Live Organ Accompaniment on Halloween Night

Nosferatu with Live Organ Accompaniment on Halloween Night

Location: Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Avenue,  Los Angeles, CA 90012. Phone: (323) 850-2000

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Description: Clark Wilson performs a live accompaniment for the 1922 silent film NOSFERATU, directed by F.W. Murnau and based on Bram Stoker’s DRACULA. The film screens at 8pm on Halloween night.
Note: As of August 24, the website’s [...]

Ghost Walk Riverside 2014

Ghost Walk Riverside 2014

Location: Main Street Pedestrian Mall, Main Street and 10th Street, Riverside, CA

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Description: Riverside’s annual Halloween Ghost Walk returns for its 23rd year. Local drama groups and speakers present five different sets of spooky stories – two kid-safe, and three that are scarier. Spellbound Night and Skull Walk are G-rated; Dark Dreams, Blood [...]

Drama After Dark 2014

Drama After Dark 2014

Location: Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
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Description: Due to a scheduling conflict, Drama After Dark: A Night of the Macabre with Poe and Gorey will not be staged in the Huntington Library for Halloween 2014. Instead, the group will be at a new location, the [...]

Delusion pre-sale tix available Monday

Delusion pre-sale tix available Monday

Delusion – the interactive Halloween experience in Los Angeles – has announced on its Facebook page that pre-sale tickets will be available to its newsletter subscribers on Monday, August 25. The popular show typically sells out on peak days, so if you do not grab your tickets ASAP, you could find yourself empty-handed.
The title of [...]