Will Braden’s films about Henry, the existential cat suffering from ennui, are just about the best things on YouTube, but none of the previous three have been relevant to our field of study at Hollywood Gothique. Fortunately, Henri 4, L’Haunting features a Halloween theme, with the titular cat expressing his usual angst, this time at [...]
It is not for nothing that the Theatre 68 Haunted House made it onto our list of 2012 Halloween Recommendations: The Best Haunted House Events in Los Angeles. Although Theatre 68’s interactive, theatrical approach to Halloween has been to some extent usurped by Delusion: Presented by Haunted Play, the 68 Cent Crew continue to delivery [...]
SoulPancake.com (Rainn Wilson’s website) runs a series of short videos looking at different subcultures. Since it is now October, it only makes sense that SoulPancake would turns its camera lens upon home haunters. The six-minute vid features Jeff Schiefelbein, who made the transition from amateur haunting to professional with his Sinister Pointe Haunted Attraction. Also [...]
Hollywood Gothique is usually a bit reluctant to post Halloween videos that we did not create ourselves, but Fallen Angel Cemetery always does such a good job that we cannot resist. This amateur yard haunt takes a classic approach to Halloween – spooky, not gory. The decorated front yard is full of props, enhanced by [...]
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood is really pushing AMC’s The Walking Dead. No big secret there,* and who cares, as long as the results are good? This year’s back lot Terror Tram tour occasionally feels like a long commercial for Season 3 of The Walking Dead, but the Dead Inside maze is quite good.
Date: Saturday, October 20, 5-9pm
Location: New View Elementary School, 29680 Lakeview Avenue, Nuevo, CA 92567
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Description: This family-friendly Halloween event offers a five-minute guided tour through a haunted house, featuring a maze of sets, characters, special effects, smoke machines, and strobe lights – but nothing too scary for elementary school kids, accompanied by [...]
Following up on our Blumhouse of Horrors 2012 Preview, we offer this video interview with producer Jason Blum, which also includes glimpses of the insidious “Paranormal Activity” taking place within the Variety Arts Theatre this Halloween. Blum’s company, Blumhouse Productions, is responsible for the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY films, INSIDIOUS, and the upcoming SINISTER, which opens next [...]
Hollywood Sports Park gets a Halloween overlay, creating a proudly proclaimed “23 acres of terror.” There are four mazes, two scare zones, and two “kill zones” (interactive paintball arenas). If you need to knock back a beer after knocking off zombies, then you will want to head to the 21-and-over Club Crimson bar.
The four mazes [...]
Dates: October 20-21, 23-31; November 1-4, 6-10
Location: 207 South Broadway, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Description: A new Halloween event comes to Los Angeles! The Blackout Haunted House has been a big hit in New York City for the past few years. Its gimmick is that visitors pass through the completely dark maze alone, with [...]
Location: Variety Arts Theatre, 940 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90017
Description: Hollywood producer Jason Blum debuts a new Hallween event in Los Angeles this October, named after his company, which produced PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, INSIDIOUS, and SINISTER (the latter of which opens nationwide on October 12). Set in the old Variety Arts Theatre in downtown [...]
Last week, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood offered a preview of the ghouls and ghosts that will be plaguing fright fans in Los Angeles when the theme park launches its annual haunted attraction on September 21. Halloween Horror Nights 2012 features new mazes based on THE WALKING DEAD, SILENT HILL, LA LLARONA, THE [...]
Location: 19351 Hatteras Street Tarzana, CA
Description: Tarzana’s as-yet unnamed yard haunt returns for its 21st year. The Haunt with No Name Yet is spooky in a wonderfully understated way, with a pumpkin-patch-full of hand-carved Jack-O’Lanterns, wonderful ornaments and lighting, and a handful of creepy effects. Kids will not be too terrified, but they will enjoy [...]
This Halloween, Horror on Frankel Street presents “Rejects of the Dark Carnival.” These are the clowns who were too demented to be in Horror on Frankel Street’s 2009 Dark Carnival. Now, these unstable rejects have opened their home to you.