Halloween Horror Nights 2014 opens tonight! Halloween longer than ever!

Halloween Horror Nights 2014 opens tonight! Halloween longer than ever!

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood begins its biggest season ever: starting tonight with the Eyegore Awards presentation and running through November 2, there will be seven weekends of chills and thrills, making this Los Angeles’s longest running horror-themed Halloween event of 2014, outlasting even the venerable Knotts Berry Farm Halloween Haunt, which begins [...]

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride: Q&A with Creator Melissa Carbone

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride: Q&A with Creator Melissa Carbone

The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride is a remarkable success story. Whereas many Halloween haunts typically take a year or more to get all their gravestones in a row, the Hayride was a hit right out of the gate, when it made its debut in 2009. Since then, the L.A. Haunted Hayride has consistently proven to [...]

Halloween 2014 Preview: L.A. Haunted Hayride takes you to Hell!

Halloween 2014 Preview: L.A. Haunted Hayride takes you to Hell!

Hollywood Gothique ventures into the offices of Ten Thirty One Productions, to ask Melissa Carbone what horrors await unwary riders aboard his year’s Haunted Hayride. Come along with us for a trip to the infernal regions – if you dare!
The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride has problem, but it’s a rather enviable one: Having maintained astronomically [...]

Cinematheque's 2014 Halloween Dusk-To-Dawn Horrorthon

Cinematheque’s 2014 Halloween Dusk-To-Dawn Horrorthon

Location: The Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Date: October 25, starting at 7:30pm
More Info: Click here
Description: The American Cinematheque celebrates Halloween 2014 with its 9th annual Dust-To-Dawn Horrorthon, featuring seven films running one after the other: CREEPSHOW, GARGOYLES, THE THING (1982), THE NIGHT OF A THOUSAND CATS, THE DEADLY SPAWN, BASKET CASE, [...]

Arclight Hollywood 2014 Halloween Horror Screenings

Arclight Hollywood 2014 Halloween Horror Screenings

Location: The Arclight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood CA

Starting on Wednesday, October 1, Arclight Cinemas celebrates Halloween in Los Angeles with a month-long series of horror movies, including such classics as THE EXORCIST, THE SHINING, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, and ALIEN.

San Francisco Dungeon review

San Francisco Dungeon review

San Francisco’s year-round terror tour provides screams of fear and laughter. Care to find out what lurks within its depths? Then come along with us – if you dare!
As if it’s not enough that San Francisco has the Golden Gate Bridge, the city boasts something else that Los Angeles sorely lacks: a frightening, year-round walk-through [...]

Tusk sneak preview with Kevin Smith

Tusk sneak preview with Kevin Smith

Location: Vista Theatre, 4473 Sunset Boulevard, Los Feliz, CA 90027

The Cinefamily and Spectra Vision present a sneak preview of Kevin Smith’s new horror film, with Smith in person, along with Smith, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, and Genesis Rodriguez.

SpectreFest 2014

SpectreFest 2014

Location: The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Cinefamily and SpectraVision presents a two-month festival of horror, science fiction, and cult films, including several west coast premieres and some in-person guests. Titles include Kevin Smith’s TUSK; DEAD SNOW 2; THE GOLEM; METROPOLIS; and GREMLINS.

Beyond Fest 2014

Beyond Fest 2014

Location: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

From September 25 through October 4, the American Cinematheque presents its second annual Beyond Fest, offering the “best in best in horror, sci-fi, fantasy and badass cinema.” Screenings include THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE; SNOWPIERCER; THE ABSCS OF DEATH 2; V/H/S/ VIRAL; HALLOWEEN (1978); and THE MONSTER SQUAD.

Halloween 2014: What We Truly Dread

Halloween 2014: What We Truly Dread

Halloween 2014 looms before us, with its promise of horrors beyond anything we have ever experienced before: haunted houses, theme park attractions, scary rides, classic movie screenings, and more. But what does Hollywood Gothique truly dread? Read on to find out – if you dare!

Halloween Horror Nights 2014 opens tonight! Halloween longer than ever!

Halloween Horror Nights 2014 opens tonight! Halloween longer than ever!

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood begins its biggest season ever: starting tonight with the Eyegore Awards presentation and running through November 2, there will be seven weekends of chills and thrills, making this Los Angeles’s longest running horror-themed Halloween event of 2014, outlasting even the venerable Knotts Berry Farm Halloween Haunt, which begins [...]

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San Francisco Dungeon review

San Francisco Dungeon review

San Francisco’s year-round terror tour provides screams of fear and laughter. Care to find out what lurks within its depths? Then come along with us – if you dare!
As if it’s not enough that San Francisco has the Golden Gate Bridge, the city boasts something else that Los Angeles sorely lacks: a frightening, year-round walk-through [...]

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Los Angeles Haunted Hayride: Q&A with Creator Melissa Carbone

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride: Q&A with Creator Melissa Carbone

The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride is a remarkable success story. Whereas many Halloween haunts typically take a year or more to get all their gravestones in a row, the Hayride was a hit right out of the gate, when it made its debut in 2009. Since then, the L.A. Haunted Hayride has consistently proven to [...]

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Cinematheque's 2014 Halloween Dusk-To-Dawn Horrorthon

Cinematheque’s 2014 Halloween Dusk-To-Dawn Horrorthon

Location: The Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Date: October 25, starting at 7:30pm
More Info: Click here
Description: The American Cinematheque celebrates Halloween 2014 with its 9th annual Dust-To-Dawn Horrorthon, featuring seven films running one after the other: CREEPSHOW, GARGOYLES, THE THING (1982), THE NIGHT OF A THOUSAND CATS, THE DEADLY SPAWN, BASKET CASE, [...]

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San Francisco Dungeon review

San Francisco Dungeon review

San Francisco’s year-round terror tour provides screams of fear and laughter. Care to find out what lurks within its depths? Then come along with us – if you dare!
As if it’s not enough that San Francisco has the Golden Gate Bridge, the city boasts something else that Los Angeles sorely lacks: a frightening, year-round walk-through [...]

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Halloween 2014: What We Truly Dread

Halloween 2014: What We Truly Dread

Halloween 2014 looms before us, with its promise of horrors beyond anything we have ever experienced before: haunted houses, theme park attractions, scary rides, classic movie screenings, and more. But what does Hollywood Gothique truly dread? Read on to find out – if you dare!

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Los Angeles Haunted Hayride: 2009-2013 Highlights

As a sort of companion piece to our recent articles about the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, here are video highlights from the attraction’s first for Halloweens. The “greatest hits” approach does not do full justice to the ride, which relies on the spaces between vignettes to build anticipation, but this compilation may provide context for [...]

2014 Halloween Screening: Hold That Ghost

Location: Billy Wilder Theater, Courtyard Level, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles

Description: The Hammer Museum screens the 1941 black-and-white comedy, starring Abbott and Costello as gas station attendants who inherit an old dark house – possibly haunted.

Recommned 2014 Halloween Horror Screening: Ju-On at Arclight Pasadena

Location: The Arclight Pasadena, 336 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101

Description: As part of the Arclight Cinemas’ month-long series of Halloween screenings, the Arclight Pasadena presents Takashi Shimizu’s 2003 J-Horror classic, about an inescapable curse that envelopes and destroys everyone who comes within its reach.

Jurassic Park at midnight

Location: The Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles, CA 90025

As part of its Cine Insomnia series of midnight screenings, the Nuart Theatre presents Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster adaptation of Michael Crichton’s best seller.

Beyond Fest 2014: Snowpiercer

Location: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

As part of Beyond Fest 2014, the American Cinematheque screens director Bong Joon-ho’s metaphoric science fiction film, set in a future when the remnants of humanity exist on a continuously moving train.

Beyond Fest 2014: Starry Eyes & Possession

Location: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

The American Cinematheque presents this double bill as part of Beyond Fest 2014. STARRY EYES makes its Los Angeles premiere, with cast and crew in person.

L.A. Premiere: Dead Snow 2

Location: The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Link out: Click here

Description: As part of SpectreFest 2014, the Cinefamily and SpectraVision offers up the Los Angeles premiere of DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS DEAD on the second half of a double bill with the original DEAD SNOW – the amusing horror-comedy [...]

Tusk sneak preview with Kevin Smith

Location: Vista Theatre, 4473 Sunset Boulevard, Los Feliz, CA 90027

The Cinefamily and Spectra Vision present a sneak preview of Kevin Smith’s new horror film, with Smith in person, along with Smith, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, and Genesis Rodriguez.

West Coast Premiere: V/H/S Viral w/guests

On September 28, as part of Beyond Fest 2014, the American Cinematheque presents the west coast premiere of V/H/S VIRAL, the third entry in the series of anthology horror films, based around mix tapes of found-footage atrocities.

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Halloween 2014: What We Truly Dread

Halloween 2014: What We Truly Dread

Halloween 2014 looms before us, with its promise of horrors beyond anything we have ever experienced before: haunted houses, theme park attractions, scary rides, classic movie screenings, and more. But what does Hollywood Gothique truly dread? Read on to find out – if you dare!

Halloween Horror Nights 2014 opens tonight! Halloween longer than ever!

Halloween Horror Nights 2014 opens tonight! Halloween longer than ever!

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood begins its biggest season ever: starting tonight with the Eyegore Awards presentation and running through November 2, there will be seven weekends of chills and thrills, making this Los Angeles’s longest running horror-themed Halloween event of 2014, outlasting even the venerable Knotts Berry Farm Halloween Haunt, which begins [...]

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride: 2009-2013 Highlights

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride: 2009-2013 Highlights

As a sort of companion piece to our recent articles about the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, here are video highlights from the attraction’s first for Halloweens. The “greatest hits” approach does not do full justice to the ride, which relies on the spaces between vignettes to build anticipation, but this compilation may provide context for [...]

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride: Q&A with Creator Melissa Carbone

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride: Q&A with Creator Melissa Carbone

The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride is a remarkable success story. Whereas many Halloween haunts typically take a year or more to get all their gravestones in a row, the Hayride was a hit right out of the gate, when it made its debut in 2009. Since then, the L.A. Haunted Hayride has consistently proven to [...]

Halloween 2014 Preview: L.A. Haunted Hayride takes you to Hell!

Halloween 2014 Preview: L.A. Haunted Hayride takes you to Hell!

Hollywood Gothique ventures into the offices of Ten Thirty One Productions, to ask Melissa Carbone what horrors await unwary riders aboard his year’s Haunted Hayride. Come along with us for a trip to the infernal regions – if you dare!
The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride has problem, but it’s a rather enviable one: Having maintained astronomically [...]

2014 Halloween Workshop: If I Were a Pumpkin King or Vampire Queen

2014 Halloween Workshop: If I Were a Pumpkin King or Vampire Queen

Location: The Billy Wilder Theater, Courtyard Level, Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
Link out: Click here
Description: The Hammer Museum presents this festive workshop for kids, who are invited to “Write the laws, draw the maps, and determine the demographics of your very own sovereign Halloween-themed country.”
Free.
Date: October 19 at 11am
Looking for more ways to [...]

Cinematheque's 2014 Halloween Dusk-To-Dawn Horrorthon

Cinematheque’s 2014 Halloween Dusk-To-Dawn Horrorthon

Location: The Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Date: October 25, starting at 7:30pm
More Info: Click here
Description: The American Cinematheque celebrates Halloween 2014 with its 9th annual Dust-To-Dawn Horrorthon, featuring seven films running one after the other: CREEPSHOW, GARGOYLES, THE THING (1982), THE NIGHT OF A THOUSAND CATS, THE DEADLY SPAWN, BASKET CASE, [...]

2014 Halloween Screening: Hold That Ghost

2014 Halloween Screening: Hold That Ghost

Location: Billy Wilder Theater, Courtyard Level, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles

Description: The Hammer Museum screens the 1941 black-and-white comedy, starring Abbott and Costello as gas station attendants who inherit an old dark house – possibly haunted.

Halloween 2014: October Shadows VII

Halloween 2014: October Shadows VII

Location: Creature Features, 2904 W Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank

Description: Creatures Features presents the 7th installment of its annual Halloween art show, featuring sinister sculptures, peculiar paintings, malevolent masks, dreadful dolls, fearful folk art, and other representations of the weird and the strange. Opening night reception takes place on October 11, 6-10pm. Exhibition then runs through November 2.

Recommned 2014 Halloween Horror Screening: Ju-On at Arclight Pasadena

Recommned 2014 Halloween Horror Screening: Ju-On at Arclight Pasadena

Location: The Arclight Pasadena, 336 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101

Description: As part of the Arclight Cinemas’ month-long series of Halloween screenings, the Arclight Pasadena presents Takashi Shimizu’s 2003 J-Horror classic, about an inescapable curse that envelopes and destroys everyone who comes within its reach.

Arclight Beach Cities 2014 Halloween screenings

Arclight Beach Cities 2014 Halloween screenings

Location: The Arclight Beach Cities, 831 S. Nash Street, El Segundo, CA 90245

Description: Starting on October 5, the Arclight Beach Cities offers a month of horror films for Halloween 2014, , including Psycho, Edward Scissorhands, and The Bride of Frankenstein.

Arclight Pasadena 2014 Halloween Screenings

Arclight Pasadena 2014 Halloween Screenings

Location: The Arclight Pasadena, 336 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101

Description: The Arclight Pasadena presents a month-long series of horror films for Halloween 2014, including Ju-On: The Grudge, Dracula, Psycho, Edward Scissorhands, Night of the Creeps, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Fright Night.

Arclight Sherman Oaks 2014 Halloween Screenings

Arclight Sherman Oaks 2014 Halloween Screenings

Location: The Arclight Sherman Oaks, 15301 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Description: Starting on October 5, the Arclight Sherman Oaks offers a month-long series of horror films for Halloween 2014, including Carrie, The Creature From the Black Lagoon, Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, The Fearless Vampire Killers, Rosemary’s Baby, The Bride of Frankenstein, and The Monster Squad.

Hevenly Creatures at Arclight

Hevenly Creatures at Arclight

Location: The Arclight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood CA

Description: Arclight Cinemas screens Peter Jackson’s film on September 17 at 7:30pm. There will be a second screening on September 21 at the Arclight Beach Cities.

Date: September 17 at 7:30pm
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Howl's Moving Castle at Arclight

Howl’s Moving Castle at Arclight

Location: The Arclight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood CA

Link out: Click here

Description: The Arclight Cinemas presents Hayao Miyazaki’s anime fantasy film on Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30pm.

Date: September 16 at 7:30pm

Arclight Hollywood 2014 Halloween Horror Screenings

Arclight Hollywood 2014 Halloween Horror Screenings

Location: The Arclight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood CA

Starting on Wednesday, October 1, Arclight Cinemas celebrates Halloween in Los Angeles with a month-long series of horror movies, including such classics as THE EXORCIST, THE SHINING, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, and ALIEN.

San Francisco Dungeon review

San Francisco Dungeon review

San Francisco’s year-round terror tour provides screams of fear and laughter. Care to find out what lurks within its depths? Then come along with us – if you dare!
As if it’s not enough that San Francisco has the Golden Gate Bridge, the city boasts something else that Los Angeles sorely lacks: a frightening, year-round walk-through [...]

Ghosbusters 30th anniversary re-release

Ghosbusters 30th anniversary re-release

Location: The Arclight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood CA, etc.

Link out: Click here

Description: As part of GHOSTBUSTER’s 30th anniversary re-release, starting on Friday, September 12, the Arclight Cinemas screens the 1984 supernatural-comedy in almost all of its locations. Weekend showtimes are:

The Arclight Hollywood at 2:40pm, 3:50pm, 7:20pm, 11:05pm
The Arclight Beach Cities at 7:20pm, 9:45pm
The [...]

Hollywood Gothique declares Halloween 2014 has begun!

Hollywood Gothique declares Halloween 2014 has begun!

You read it in the headline, but we will say it again anyway:
Halloween 2014 has officially begun!
As the season grows ever longer, with evermore Halloween events materializing in Los Angeles, it becomes increasingly difficult to date the official commencement,* but for the past few years we have used the opening of Disneyland Halloween Time as [...]

Jurassic Park at midnight

Jurassic Park at midnight

Location: The Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles, CA 90025

As part of its Cine Insomnia series of midnight screenings, the Nuart Theatre presents Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster adaptation of Michael Crichton’s best seller.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Halloween Night!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Halloween Night!

Location: The Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles, CA 90025

Link out: Click here

Description: As part of its Cine Insomnia series of midnight movies, the Nuart screens the long-running cult film on Friday, October 31.

Galaxy Quest at Nuart

Galaxy Quest at Nuart

Location: The Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles, CA 90025

Link out: Click here

Description: As part of its Cine Insomnia series of midnight screenings, the Nuart Theatre presents a 15th anniversary showing of the science fiction spoof, about TV show actors suddenly thrust into a real outer space adventure.
Date: November 21 at [...]

Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Location: The Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Description: As part of its Cine Insomnia series, the Nuart Theatre screens the much-derided second sequel to HALLOWEEN (the one without Michael Myers).
Date: October 24 at midnight.

Psycho II at midnight

Psycho II at midnight

Location: The Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Description: The Nuart screens PSYCHO II as part of its Cine Insomnia series.
Date: October 17 at midnight

Scream 2 at Nuart

Scream 2 at Nuart

Location: The Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Description: The Nuart screens SCREAM 2 as part of its Cine Insomnia series.

Date: October 10 at midnight

It's Alive, w/Larry Cohen in person

It’s Alive, w/Larry Cohen in person

Location: The Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Description: As part of its Cine Insomnia series, the Nuart presents a 40th Anniversary screening of IT’S ALIVE, with director Larry Cohen & Actress Sharon Farrell In Person.

Date: October 16 at 10pm (note early start time)

From the Crypt: Hollywood Gothique's first post reviewed Ju-On ten years ago

From the Crypt: Hollywood Gothique’s first post reviewed Ju-On ten years ago

Wow. Your humble servant has just finished searching through Hollywood Gothique’s earliest archives, back before we had a real website and were using a free blog from Bravenet.com. It turns out that the very first blog post we ever wrote a description of a screening of JU-ON: THE GRUDGE at the Nuart Theatre, with writer-director [...]

Beyond Fest 2014: Snowpiercer

Beyond Fest 2014: Snowpiercer

Location: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

As part of Beyond Fest 2014, the American Cinematheque screens director Bong Joon-ho’s metaphoric science fiction film, set in a future when the remnants of humanity exist on a continuously moving train.

The Monster Squad w/Fred Dekker in person

The Monster Squad w/Fred Dekker in person

Location: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

The American Cinematheque screens the kid-friendly horror-comedy THE MONSTER SQUAD (1987) as part of Beyond Fest 2014.

Halloween (1978) w/ Carpenter & Curtis (sold out)

Halloween (1978) w/ Carpenter & Curtis (sold out)

Location: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood

The American Cinematheque screens HALLOWEEN (1978) as part of Beyond Fest 2014. Director John Carpenter and actress Jamie Lee Curtis will discuss the film after the screening.

Beyond Fest 2014: Starry Eyes & Possession

Beyond Fest 2014: Starry Eyes & Possession

Location: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

The American Cinematheque presents this double bill as part of Beyond Fest 2014. STARRY EYES makes its Los Angeles premiere, with cast and crew in person.

Nightbreed Director's Cut w/Clive Barker in person

Nightbreed Director’s Cut w/Clive Barker in person

Location: The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

As part of SpectreFest, the Cinefamily and SpectraVision present “Show & Tell” with Clive Barker in person, plus a screening of the director’s cut of NIGHTBREED.

L.A. Premiere: Dead Snow 2

L.A. Premiere: Dead Snow 2

Location: The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Description: As part of SpectreFest 2014, the Cinefamily and SpectraVision offers up the Los Angeles premiere of DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS DEAD on the second half of a double bill with the original DEAD SNOW – the amusing horror-comedy [...]