Thursday, September 15, 2016

Halloween 2016: Horror Nights, Dark Visions, Fright Fest & More

We have quite the selection of Halloween activities and we aren't nowhere near October still.

Knott's Scary Farm is starting up in a few more weeks and is going virtual. Read more about their new virtual reality experience over at the LA Times. You'll get strapped into a wheelchair in Fear VR: 5150.

Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights starts this week. We're kind of already blown away by all the big name horror icons involved in the mazes this year. We get Micheal Meyers, Freddy Krueger, Leatherface and Jason, some of horrors greatest legends stalking us. This year we get some crazy themes from horror films and TV that just look darn fun. We get The Exorcist, Halloween: Hell Comes to Haddonfield, Freddy vs. Jason, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Blood Brothers, American Horror Story and The Walking Dead. We even get which I hope can stay til' Christmas, Krampus. Yes, a horror Christmas maze.

September 16, 17, 23, 24, 29, 30, October 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and November 4 and 5, 2016.

CreepLA returns to us this week, read our review of it from last year. Creep LA has expanded this year with the new theme of the dark and tortured mind of 1970’s artist, Erebus Burwyck. Groups of 8 will explore this twisted individual's mindscape on 45-minute trip into his nightmares.

Creep Los Angeles
September 15-Oct 31
2316 N. San Fernando Rd in Los Angeles.
Weekends with some weeknights available
Tickets range from $40 - $50 dollars.

Six Flags Fright Fest
Select days Sept 17-30
Six Flags Magic Mountain
26101 Magic Mountain Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355
Admission $54.99, save up to $25 when you purchase at least a day in advance.

An exciting line-up of new haunted attractions includes a new scare zone, Suicide Squad: The Six Flags Fright Fest Experience, and the largest outdoor maze in the Park’s history, Aftermath 2: Chaos Rising.

Dark Visions: Mid-Century Macabre
Now until January 16, 2017
Norton Simon Museum
411 W. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
Adults $12

Lurking on the fringes of the 20th-century art world was something sinister, something not necessarily identifiable or easy to fit into a specific movement such as Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art or Minimalism. The exhibition Dark Visions: Mid-Century Macabre looks to mine the dark recesses of the mid-20th century and explore the creations made to exorcise the demons that plagued artists.
Vertigo screens as part of the exhibit Friday, October 28, 5:30 pm - 7:40 pm, free with admission

Thu, Sep 15, 2016
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Synopsis: "Theater student Jenna Whooly (Katheryn Winnick) returns to her Bell Island hometown for Halloween. Her younger brother Dougie (Alexander Brickel), obsessed by a video game entitled “Satan’s Little Helper,” is none too happy about the presence of Jenna’s boyfriend. Taking to the streets, Dougie comes across a serial killer dressed as Satan and gets to live out the video game in terrifying reality as he assists the killer with his deadly deeds."

Son of Monsterpalooza
Sept 16-18
The Marriott Burbank Convention Center Hotel
2500 North Hollywood Way Burbank, California 91505
$25 daily $60 for all three days

One of the largest horror conventions that we have. Enjoy a huge selection of vendors and artists, special guests, panels and a costume contest. There's even a Re- Animator reunion!

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice tour
September 17, 12:00 am-4:00 pm 
The Daily Dose Cafe
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles 90021

The Hotel Horrors section is a true crime and oddities tour featuring some of the wildest, weirdest, goriest and most memorable happenings in historic hotels like the Alexandria, St. George, Barclay and Cecil. Get on the bus to see inside some of these legendary locales and find out where Night Stalker Richard Ramirez dumped his blood-soaked clothing and where Canadian tourist Elisa Lam fell off the map, see the hotel that saw a visit from the Skid Row Slasher and the one where two traveling chocolate salesmen laughed so hard they fell backwards out a window to their deaths. You’ll also explore the fiery curse that repeatedly leveled one building. Included are some light hearted stories to help the blood and gore go down.