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

Website: Click here

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

Website: Click here

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 [...]

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 [...]

Knotts Scary Farm 2014

Knotts Scary Farm 2014

Location: Knotts Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620
Website: Click here
Dates: September 25-27; October 2-5, 9-12, 16-19, 22-26, 29-31; and November 1.
Hours: 7pm to 1am on weekdays and Sundays; 7pm to 2am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Description: The Knotts Berry Farm Halloween Haunt disgorges the denizens of Hell for another season of horror. New [...]

Halloween Horror Nights tix on sale

Halloween Horror Nights tix on sale

Tickets for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood are now on sale at www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/hollywood. The event is expanding its schedule for Halloween 2014, with twenty-two nights running from September 19 through November 2. Expect sell-out crowds, which make the more expensive front-of-the-line tickets almost a necessity.
Universal Studios Hollywood promises several all-new scare [...]

What We Learned at ScareLA: Yard Haunts 2014

What We Learned at ScareLA: Yard Haunts 2014

In the previous installment of this series, Hollywood Gothique sampled some professional haunted houses at this past weekend’s ScareLA convention; in this follow-up, we turn our attention to amateur Halloween events. Thanks to ScareLA, Hollywood Gothique is now aware of several yard haunts in Los  Angeles and the surrounding area that had never before blipped [...]

What We Learned at ScareLA: 2014 Halloween Mini-Mazes & Urban Death

What We Learned at ScareLA: 2014 Halloween Mini-Mazes & Urban Death

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One nice innovation of this year’s ScareLA was the introduction of mini-mazes located in the main floor dealers room, which allowed guests to sample the scares that will be available in Los Angeles during the 2014 Halloween season. There was a mix of amateur and professional haunted houses, and interestingly enough, it was often hard [...]

What We Learned at ScareLA: Knotts Scary Farm 2014

What We Learned at ScareLA: Knotts Scary Farm 2014

ScareLA 2014 went off admirably well this weekend. Outside of a few timing issues (panels listed for 3pm that were actually scheduled for 3:30; signs indicating a 7pm start for a party that did not begin until 8pm), the organization and scale of the event were impressive. The big innovation this year was installing mini-mazes [...]

Hollywood Gothique's Unique Halloween Event Locations Panel at Scare LA on Saturday

Hollywood Gothique’s Unique Halloween Event Locations Panel at Scare LA on Saturday

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At 11:30am on Saturday, August 9, Hollywood Gothique will be posting a panel at ScareLA, titled “Graveyards, Mansions, and Ships: LA’s Unique Halloween Event Locations.” Representatives from the Queen Mary Dark Harbor, the Voices of Pioneer Cemetery, and Heritage Square Museum;s Halloween and Mourning Tours will discuss the difficulties and advantages of staging a Halloween [...]

Doctor Who: Deep Breath theatrical screenings

Doctor Who: Deep Breath theatrical screenings

Location: AMC Burbank 16, 125 E. Palm Avenue, Burbank, CA 91502 – and elsewhere

Link out: Click here

Description: The first episode of DOCTOR WHO Season 8 – in which Peter Capaldi takes over the TARDIS – will make its debut in cinemas worldwide. The official release date is August 25, but despite the poster’s proclamation [...]

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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

Link out: Click here

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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Doctor Who: Deep Breath theatrical screenings

Doctor Who: Deep Breath theatrical screenings

Location: AMC Burbank 16, 125 E. Palm Avenue, Burbank, CA 91502 – and elsewhere

Link out: Click here

Description: The first episode of DOCTOR WHO Season 8 – in which Peter Capaldi takes over the TARDIS – will make its debut in cinemas worldwide. The official release date is August 25, but despite the poster’s proclamation [...]

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Thoughts on the 2013 Halloween Haunt Awards

Thoughts on the 2013 Halloween Haunt Awards

Hollywood Gothique is pleasantly surprised by the number of Halloween fans who have read our 2013 Halloween Haunt Awards. Usually, interest in Halloween Haunts plummets immediately after October 31, so we were expecting dozens of readers, not hundreds. In fact, the turn-out has been so good that we find ourselves wishing that the article had [...]

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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
Link out: Click here
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.

Video Flashback: Scare LA 2013 Interviews

If you want an idea of what to expect at ScareLA 2014, then peruse Hollywood Gothique’s video of the 2013 Halloween convention, including interviews with the proprietors of House of Restless Spirits, the House at Haunted Hill, Sinister Pointe, The Empty Grave, and more.
Expect to have at least as much fun this year – and [...]

Godzilla Release Date: May 16, 2014

Location: nationwide
Description: Legendary Pictures, the company that gave us PACIFIC RIM, has scheduled for their GODZILLA reboot for U.S. release on May 16, 2014. GODZILLA stars Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Juliette Binoche, Victor Rasuk, David Strathairn, CJ Adams, Richard T. Jones, Brian Markinson, Al Sapienza, Ken Jamamura, Patrick Sabongui, [...]

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Doctor Who: Deep Breath theatrical screenings

Doctor Who: Deep Breath theatrical screenings

Location: AMC Burbank 16, 125 E. Palm Avenue, Burbank, CA 91502 – and elsewhere

Link out: Click here

Description: The first episode of DOCTOR WHO Season 8 – in which Peter Capaldi takes over the TARDIS – will make its debut in cinemas worldwide. The official release date is August 25, but despite the poster’s proclamation [...]

Princess Mononke at Arclight

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.

The Never-Ending Story at ArcLight Sherman Oaks

The Never-Ending Story at ArcLight Sherman Oaks

ArcLight Cinemas screens the 1984 fantasy film, directed by Wolfgang Petersen.

Legoland Brick-or-Treat 2014

Legoland Brick-or-Treat 2014

Location: Legoland California One Legoland Drive Carlsbad, CA

Link out: Click here

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 [...]

Disneyland Halloween Time 2014

Disneyland Halloween Time 2014

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Location: Disneyland Resort, 1313 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92802

Webpage: Click here

Description: Disneyland’s annual Halloween Time celebration begins today and runs through October 31. The “Happiest place on Earth” offers a variety of seasonal variations on their usual attractions, including: Haunt Mansion Holiday, with the cast of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas taking up [...]

The Little Monsters Ball 2014

The Little Monsters Ball 2014

Location: The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway Long Beach, CA 90802 Queen Mary

Website: Click here

Description: For Halloween 2014, the Queen Mary offers the 3rd annual Little Monsters Ball, including a costume contest, on October 31, from 4pm to 6pm. Activities include:
Trick-or-Treating: Let your kids roam through Dark Harbor Village for fun and safe trick-or-treating!
Face Painting: [...]

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

Website: Click here

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 [...]

King Kong 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
Link out: Click here
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

The Wizard of Oz at Arclight Hollywood

The Wizard of Oz at Arclight Hollywood

Location: Arclight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Boulevard Hollywood CA
Link out: Click here
Description: Arclight Cinemas offers a 75th anniversary of the classic fantasy film about a young farm girl whisked away from Kansas by a tornado and deposited in the magical land of Oz.
Start Time: 19:30
Date: 2014-08-25

Close Encounters of the Third Kind at Arclight Hollywood

Close Encounters of the Third Kind at Arclight Hollywood

Location: Arclight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Boulevard Hollywood CA
Link out: Click here
Description: Arclight Cinemas screens Steven Spielberg’s magically beautiful but somewhat overrated tale of an ordinary guy whose life is turned upside down when he sees a UFO.
Start Time: 15:30
Date: 2014-08-24

Superman: The Movie at Arclight Hollywood

Superman: The Movie at Arclight Hollywood

Location: Arclight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Boulevard Hollywood CA
Link out: Click here
Description: Arclight Cinemas presents a screening of the 1978 film starring Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel, falling in love with Margot Kidder’s Lois Lane and battling the nefarious plans of Gene Hackman’s Lex Luthor
Start Time: 19:30
Date: 2014-08-21

Fright Fest 2014

Fright Fest 2014

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

Website: Click here

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 [...]

Halloween Horror Nights 2014

Halloween Horror Nights 2014

Location: Universal Studios, Hollywood 100 Universal City Plaza Univeral City, CA 91608

Description: Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood launches its biggest season ever: seven weekends of terror from September 19 through November 2.

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 [...]

Halloween & Mourning Tours 2014

Halloween & Mourning Tours 2014

Location: Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles, CA

Website: Click here

Description: Heritage Square Museum presents its annual Halloween and Mourning Tours, which emphasize history rather than horror. See live actors in period attire explaining how our ancestors regarded Halloween and the after-life. Learn about Victorian customs related to death and dying; attend the [...]

Halloween & Mourning Movie Night 2014

Halloween & Mourning Movie Night 2014

Location: Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles, CA

Website: Click here

Description: Heritage Square’s annual Halloween & Mourning Movie Night takes place this Saturday October 18 this year. The title has yet to be announced, but typically Heritage Square screens black-and-white vintage horror films that emphasize atmosphere and old-fashioned chills rather than gore.
This is an [...]

Soirées Mystique, An Evening of Victorian Enchantment 2014

Soirées Mystique, An Evening of Victorian Enchantment 2014

Location: Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles, CA

Website: Click here
Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Description: Victor Ian Élan returns to Heritage Square Museum for another mystical evening of Victorian magic. According to the official website the show “combines magic, mind-reading and mysticism to deliver the most unique experience around for an intimate setting of [...]

Knotts Scary Farm 2014

Knotts Scary Farm 2014

Location: Knotts Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620
Website: Click here
Dates: September 25-27; October 2-5, 9-12, 16-19, 22-26, 29-31; and November 1.
Hours: 7pm to 1am on weekdays and Sundays; 7pm to 2am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Description: The Knotts Berry Farm Halloween Haunt disgorges the denizens of Hell for another season of horror. New [...]

The Backwoods Maze 2014

The Backwoods Maze 2014

Location: 1912 North Pepper Street, Burbank, CA 91505

Website: Click here

Description: The Backwoods Maze Yard Haunt is back for Halloween 2014, featuring a post-apocalyptic theme guaranteed to melt your flesh to the bone. According to the amateur attraction’s Facebook page, you will:
“Enter a post-apocalyptic wasteland and bid farewell to flesh as you find yourself launched into [...]

Knotts Scary Farm 2014 Photos

Knotts Scary Farm 2014 Photos

Eager for a glimpse of what the Knotts Berry Farm Halloween Haunt has to offer for 2014? Then feast your eyes and glut your soul on these horrors!

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride 2014

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride 2014

Location: Griffith Park Old Zoo, 4730 Crystal Springs Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Dates:  weekends and some week days from October 3 through 31.
Hours: 7pm to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays; 7pm to 10:30pm on other days.
Website: Click here

Description: The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride returns for its sixth season of Halloween Haunting! This year’s theme is [...]

Halloween Horror Nights tix on sale

Halloween Horror Nights tix on sale

Tickets for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood are now on sale at www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/hollywood. The event is expanding its schedule for Halloween 2014, with twenty-two nights running from September 19 through November 2. Expect sell-out crowds, which make the more expensive front-of-the-line tickets almost a necessity.
Universal Studios Hollywood promises several all-new scare [...]

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.

House of Horrors at Universal Studios Hollywood to close September 1

House of Horrors at Universal Studios Hollywood to close September 1

You have probably already heard the news, which was first posted at Inside Universal, but here it is again: the year-round House of Horrors attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood will close its crypt on September 1. This in itself is typical, because Universal Studios revamps the walk-through for its annual Halloween Horror Nights in October; [...]

What We Learned at ScareLA: Yard Haunts 2014

What We Learned at ScareLA: Yard Haunts 2014

In the previous installment of this series, Hollywood Gothique sampled some professional haunted houses at this past weekend’s ScareLA convention; in this follow-up, we turn our attention to amateur Halloween events. Thanks to ScareLA, Hollywood Gothique is now aware of several yard haunts in Los  Angeles and the surrounding area that had never before blipped [...]

What We Learned at ScareLA: 2014 Halloween Mini-Mazes & Urban Death

What We Learned at ScareLA: 2014 Halloween Mini-Mazes & Urban Death

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One nice innovation of this year’s ScareLA was the introduction of mini-mazes located in the main floor dealers room, which allowed guests to sample the scares that will be available in Los Angeles during the 2014 Halloween season. There was a mix of amateur and professional haunted houses, and interestingly enough, it was often hard [...]

ScareLA 2014 photos

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What We Learned at ScareLA: Knotts Scary Farm 2014

What We Learned at ScareLA: Knotts Scary Farm 2014

ScareLA 2014 went off admirably well this weekend. Outside of a few timing issues (panels listed for 3pm that were actually scheduled for 3:30; signs indicating a 7pm start for a party that did not begin until 8pm), the organization and scale of the event were impressive. The big innovation this year was installing mini-mazes [...]

Hollywood Gothique's Unique Halloween Event Locations Panel at Scare LA on Saturday

Hollywood Gothique’s Unique Halloween Event Locations Panel at Scare LA on Saturday

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At 11:30am on Saturday, August 9, Hollywood Gothique will be posting a panel at ScareLA, titled “Graveyards, Mansions, and Ships: LA’s Unique Halloween Event Locations.” Representatives from the Queen Mary Dark Harbor, the Voices of Pioneer Cemetery, and Heritage Square Museum;s Halloween and Mourning Tours will discuss the difficulties and advantages of staging a Halloween [...]