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Cue the scary organ music, for it is time to announce Hollywood Gothique’s annual Halloween Haunt Awards, recognizing the finest achievements for 2012. Which haunts had the spookiest ghosts, the scariest monsters, the most disgusting gore, the most atmospheric architecture, or the most amazing special effects? Read on to find out – if [...]
The Queen Mary’s annual Halloween event sails into Long Beach. Can it capsize the competition?
When the Queen Mary rechristened its October attraction two years ago, the new Dark Harbor was intended to generate a titanic tidal wave of terror that would eventually rock the boats of rival theme park events, the Knotts Berry Farm Halloween [...]
The Queen Mary, Haunted Hayride, Reign of Terror, and other must-see Halloween haunts open this weekend.
This is it! The Gates of Hell have opened! The tombs have been torn asunder! The graveyards have disgorged their ghosts, and the bats have flown the belfry! In short, all of the major Halloween events in Los Angeles have [...]
What will be this year’s Best Los Angeles Halloween Events? For those who like to plan ahead, Hollywood Gothique offers a series of 2012 Halloween Recommendations, beginning with a perusal of Halloween Theme Park Attractions, such as Halloween Horror Nights and Knotts Scary Farm. Which should you seek like Professor Challenger finding the Lost World? Which should you avoid like Dracula shunning sacred ground? To find out, come along with us…if you dare!
The Queen Mary Dark Harbor returns for 2012. This year, the annual Halloween attraction exploits the venerable Queen Mary’s own haunted history, offering a frightful new maze and five new characters based on allegedly documented events. The new maze is Deadrise, in which the captain and the crew of a sunken WWII escort ship emerge from a watery grave to menace the living.
Location: THE QUEEN MARY 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802
Dates: Oct. 5-7, 12-14, 18-21, 25-28, 31
If the late summer doldrums (not to mention the oppressive heat) have you wilting like a vampire exposed to sunlight, you can always cheer yourself with anticipation of all the upcoming Halloween events that will arrive in Los Angeles this fall. In fact, instead of simply waiting in line to be scared, you could turn [...]
Drum roll, please – or should that be a funeral dirge? Whatever soundtrack you choose to play in your mind or on your computer while reading this, it is time to bestow our annual accolades for the Best Los Angeles Halloween Events. As with last year, I will dispense with rigid categories in favor of [...]
Dates: October 7-9, 14-16, 20-23, 27-31
Does Dark Harbor 2011 boldly voyage into darkly haunted seas never charted before? Not quite: much is the same as last year, the old barnacles scraped away and replaced with fresh paint, the cabins aired out and redecorated, the crew primed and ready for another cruise into terror. In fact, the best way to describe this year’s Queen Mary Dark Harbor is to switch metaphors from the bounding main to music: Dark Harbor 2011 is like a remastered CD – basically the same music, with perhaps one or two bonus tracks, but with improved clarity of sound that brings out details you might have missed before, making the result seem new.
The venerable Queen Mary has been in the spooky seasonal business for long enough to make it one of the most popular Halloween events in Los Angeles, and yet is reputation among fans has often placed it in the “also ran” category behind the big theme park attractions Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood and the Knotts Berry Farm Halloween Haunt. In this interview, the crustaceous crew of the Queen Mary Dark Harbor muse over their long-term plans for sailing full-steam ahead and into the future, hopefully overtaking the competition in the process.
Dates: October 7-9, 14-16, 20-23, 27-31.
Hours: 7pm to midnight.
Location: The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA
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Description: The Queen Mary launches its annual Halloween event. The venerable ocean-liner-turned floating hotel has offered various versions of its October festivities; 2010 saw the debut of a new incarnation, Dark Harbor, which returns for [...]
Want a glimpse of the terrors that lie within the Queen Mary this Halloween? Then check out this video tour of the theme park Halloween event. Part 1 of our tour takes us through the land-locked attractions: the main entrance, the flaming tower, the Village of the Damned maze, the Barricades scare zone, and the [...]
Location: The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach
Dates: Oct. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 21-24 and 27-31
Description: The Queen Mary launches a brand-new Halloween event for 2010: Dark Harbor.
In an effort to draw new and bigger crowds to its revamped Halloween attraction, which was unveiled on Friday, Queen Mary Dark Harbor is offering discount rates for the next two weekends: October 8-10 and 15-17. During this time, the General Admission ticket price will be $29 (a $6-discount), and Southern California students with a valid [...]