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Thursday, October 6, 2022

Halloween Update 2022: Screamfest, SugarMynt & More

Oooh, all the horror movies and shows are starting this weekend...if you don't count Hocus Pocus 2. I mean, we've got so much this year! Don't waste your weekend! Get into some Halloween fun with so much going on. We missed it.

Don't forget our Halloween Guide with even more of what to do.

October 11th - 20th 
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres 

Screamfest comes back, always with the late details, but they have days and days of horror movies to see. Jeez, they have the North American Premiere of Mad Heidi, we didn't even know they finished production on it!

Here's the film guide, check out some fun scares, there's always something to check out from their massive haul.

Saturday, October 8, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Olvera Street
Celebrating its 7th year, the Olvera Street Muertos Artwalk brings together over 35 artists from the greater Los Angeles community selling original artwork, jewelry, accessories, clothing, face painting & more. The Muertos Artwalk is a hand-curated show designed to highlight the work of local artists. 

SugarMynt Gallery, 810 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030, USA

Different events from screenings to live music all with a look through the gallery honoring Michael Myers.

For SugarMynt’s 8th annual Halloween exhibit, we’re celebrating the Halloween films, and Halloween feels. With “Halloween Ends” coming out this October, our focus is paying tribute to this franchise that never dies. We’ll have original artwork dedicated to Michael Myers and the rest of the Haddonfield crew, as well as our behind the scenes photos by Kim Gottlieb-Walker featuring “Halloween” (1978) and “Halloween II.”


Oct 8-9
Globe Theatre Los Angeles 740 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90014
$20 – $50

Oddities Flea Market is thrilled to be returning to the historic Globe Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles this Fall! Prepare to be dazzled by wonders unimagined! Shop three curated floors of medical history ephemera, anatomical curiosities, natural history items, osteological specimens, taxidermy, home decor, jewelry, one-of-a-kind art, and much more.

Oct 8-9 
Lanterman Auditorium 4491 Cornishon Avenue La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
$15 – $35
* Wasn't the scariest, more if in general you like ballet.

Presented by the Leigh Purtill Ballet Company since 2017, Sweet Sorrow ®, A Zombie Ballet will grace the stage one more time before returning to the crypt. Don’t miss your chance to see this Halloween classic!

This original sequel to Shakespeare's classic "Romeo & Juliet" was created by Artistic Director, Leigh Purtill, for those who have a dark romantic soul and an intense desire to experience the underworld.

The story resumes with the funeral of star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. A mysterious and powerful apothecary awakens and lures them into her underworld as they shed their living bodies. You’ll follow Juliet’s cousin, Rosaline, who encounters zombies, lost souls, spiders, werewolves, a mighty Raven Queen and more in her lonely search for Juliet in the underworld. Will Rosaline return to the living or will the underworld be her final resting place?

Academy Museum  
*Some fun ones with some luchadores
Features 20 Mexican films from 1957 to 1993 highlighting the psychotronic spirit that blossomed within Mexican horror cinema during its evolution in the latter part of the 20th century.
Oct 6
In Regal Theaters only
It never had a theater release, until now.
 Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Halloween Update 2022: Scorn Soon, Are You Afraid Of The Dark Live Read & Spooky Time?

 We keep adding to the Halloween Guide, like this gem.


OCTOBER 15, 2022, 8PM
Tickets are $30.

Grab a handful of midnight dust and join us around the campfire for a live reading of the pilot episode, “The Tale of the Phantom Cab,” of the classic TV show Are You Afraid of the Dark?

The reading will feature performances by our very own Midnight Society including:
Jonah Ray (Mystery Science Theater 3000, Better Things)
Francesca Reale (Stranger Things, Haters Back Off)
Wil Wheaton (Big Bang Theory, Stand By Me)
Alyssa Limperis (Too Late, A Little Late With Lilly Singh)
Malcolm Barrett (Key & Peele, Preacher)
Sarah Burns (Barry, Enlightened)
Johnny Pemberton (21 Jump Street, Ant-Man)
Olivia DeLaurentis (Prank Encounters, The Cool Kids)
Eric Edelstein (Twin Peaks, Jurassic World)
David Payton (WandaVision, Waves)

This live reading is not only a ton of spooky fun, but is also an annual fundraiser in support of the Bob Baker Marionette Theater. Your tickets go to support our continued mission to inspire imagination through puppetry and the allied arts. So get your tickets now and have yourself a spooky Halloween!!!

Here's Discover Los Angeles Scary Movie List of what's in town

Glorp Gum has new Halloween Tees, we like their X-Mas Cards, hope they have some new ones this year. 

Scorn is out a week early Oct 14th and if you like H.R. Giger and puzzle solvers, it's totally for you. I'ts gonna be on Steam, Epic and Xbox.

Check out the new Halloween Volume from Scarlet Moon. 

"This inaugural Volume includes tracks from Castlevania, Silent Hill, Resident Evil, DOOM, and the Metroid series."


Celebrating 35 Years Of McDonald’s Halloween Buckets


 No new Spooky Month cartoon from Sr Pelo, but here's hoping. Here's the latest one from 2021. Remember it's Spooky Time from now on.

Maybe, Don't Invite The Prank Master Over


A great short making fun of the slasher films of the 90's and early 2000's. And, it's under 6 minutes long. From the great minds over at SkyCorp Home Video.

Weekly What To Do: Grand Art Time

California Clean Air Day is Wednesday, Oct. 5, and Metro is offering free rides on our bus, rail and bike share systems! Use the Transit app or the trip planner on to plan your trip.

Please spread the word. Smog has been a wicked public health issue in our region for a century — and a big driver of that (pun intended) has been the high volume of people driving alone in gas-powered cars.
still going on
Sep 27-Oct 11
31 free Beyond Fest screenings at the Shudder Theatre at the Los Feliz 3, including World Premieres, U.S. Premieres, West Coast Premieres and live conversations with filmmakers.

RSVPs for all free events will be available on their website starting at 9am the day of the show. First come, first served. There will be standby lines for all shows. 
Oct 08 - 09 2022
200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Grand Park, powered by The Music Center, celebrates its yearlong 10th anniversary with a spectacular two-day festival for the entire family filled with live music performances, innovative art installations, wellness workshops and activities and more. The weekend celebration, October 8 – 9, 2022, highlights the signature free events that laid the foundation over the past decade for Grand Park to become L.A.’s central gathering place and honors the legacy of performers, artists, community partners, audiences and parkgoers who helped to shape Grand Park as the park for everyone.
Opens to the Public on October 8, 5pm
3333 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
The Orange County Museum will open in its new home on the campus of Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California on October 8 with a 24-hour celebration.The museum’s 24-hour party, which officially opens the new space, will begin at 5 PM on October 8, 2022, with a celebratory drumline procession down Avenue of the Arts. This non-stop open house will feature activities including exhibition tours, a rooftop dance party with KCRW’s Jason Bentley, fireworks, a late-night silent disco, art making, “Movies for Insomniacs” programed with Frida Cinema, and sunrise yoga. Special art-themed performances will be offered by Pacific Chorale, Philharmonic Society of Orange County, Pacific Symphony, OC Gospel Choir, and students from the Orange County School of the Arts.
Oct 8-9,  Event hours are 1pm-10pm for both Saturday and Sunday and we will have
Lot 27 (1324 5th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401), near Santa Monica’s iconic Third Street Promenade
This event series is free to attend but capacity is limited so grab your tickets here 
 Eat some more yummy food at these mini markets.
Cartoon Club
Saturday, October 8, 10:00 AM
New Bev
Calling all animation aficionados! Join us to celebrate the art and history of one of our favorite mediums with our Cartoon Club! Enjoy a feature-length assemblage of classic shorts, including rare gems unearthed from the vaults and other animated antics lovingly assembled from our large archive of film treasures. Our October cartoon spooktacular is a pre-Halloween treat for all the good ghouls & goblins who love everything that goes bump in the night.
Saturday, October 8th, 2022, at 3 PM to 7 PM 
Game Realms in Burbank CA
137 N Victory Blvd Burbank, California , 91502
Free entry

Game Realms will be hosting our regular Valley Retro Game Swap! Fans of NES, Sega Genesis, PlayStation (and more!) can come to buy, sell and trade games with vendors, in the Game Realms courtyard!

CicLAvia - Heart of LA
Sunday, October 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m
Select Streets Downtown
Metro presents CicLAvia - Heart of LA, 7 miles of car-free open streets for all to enjoy as a temporary park space – free of charge. Participants of all ages and abilities can play, explore local gems, and sightsee, while experiencing the joy of safe, people-powered transportation on car-free open streets.

Oct 9, 2022–Feb 5, 2023 
$ Admission

Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890–1980 is the first exhibition to examine the extensive design exchanges between the United States and the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden) during the 20th century. Serving as a corrective to the dominant narrative of central European émigrés shaping modern American design culture, the exhibition will present a new international story.


Koreatown CGV Cinema Screenings

Friday, September 30, 2022

The Hot Tub You Can Reserve At The Hammer


Looks like it's too late, but the The Hammer did have a Hot Tub you could reserve until Oct 9, which seems to be booked until then. The feature of Hammer Projects: Tita Cicognani was a very lovely hot tub you could spend time in at the museum. We're assuming people could just walk by on their way to other installations and you'd probably be on camera, but still, free hot tub use.

Here's the info on it:
"The functioning hot tub at the center of Los Angeles–based artist Tita Cicognani’s (b. 1993, New York City) installation offers an environment of potential physical contact and intimacy in an institutional context typically designed to promote sterility and cleanliness. Customized as part of a larger installation that includes video, sound, and other media works, Cicognani’s hot tub is a device through which museum visitors might temporarily reconcile their relationship to germs and the perilousness of the body. The environment most

readily resembles an alien love hotel, decomposing traditional markers of love and romance in order to further underscore their foreignness and unfamiliarity in an art museum. Cicognani’s installation is populated by digital avatars that displace the body of the artist and further aid in the uncanny misrecognition of one’s self as a stable and resolute entity. The presentation at the Hammer marks the artist’s first solo exhibition in an institution."

This isn't the first time patrons of art museums in LA could get in a body of water as MOCA had a small pool in their Little Tokyo location, but rumors are people got sick from it and it had to be shut down.

Halloween 2022: Shop & Bite

Dark Delicacies
Tuesday - Friday 10 to 5
Saturday & Sunday 11 to 5
822 N. Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505
One of LA's oldest institutions of horror. Having signings for both horror books and films throughout the year and a wide selection of horror themed goods make it a must to gawk at and grab something special to scare you.

Halloween Town
2921 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505
This year-round Halloween store has an insane collection of horror goods. But, what makes it stand out more than an annual thrift mall shop is the look inside. Walk through a haunted house and the porches of...well,  a Halloween Town. Watch out though, they hate you taking pictures. They aren't allowed in store. Remember, there's one store devoted to costumes and one to everything else.

3200 W Magnolia Blvd.

This horror shop has a wonderful collection of goodies to spruce up any haunted house you call your own. Usually they'll have some pop-up in-store or nearby showcasing a genre of horror or just a film series. They don't have as wide a selection of Halloween town, but have hard to find mech you might not find at the other.

Oct 15 to October 31st, 2021 
Duration: 2 hours 
Casa Vertigo
1828 Oak St. CA. 90015
Age requirement: 21+ with valid ID 
Dress code: Guests are highly encouraged to dress in time period fashion, costume or elegant dress. 
Drinks: 4 miniature cocktails (5 for VIP)
Located in the heart of downtown LA, near LA Live and the LA Convention Center, this historic landmark was originally completed in 1926. Boasting over 88,000 square feet with four floors and three Mezzanines of versatile space, guests will be transported into Lady Medb’s haunting tale through the legend of Vaughan Hall.
1466 Glendale Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
Open 7 days a week
Have a slice of a horror-themed pizza. This fun idea of a pizza parlor serves some intriguingly named dishes. Maybe try the Hellraiser or The Gremlin?  

Thursday – Saturday 5:00pm to 2:00am & Sunday 5:00pm to 12:00am
 1714 N Las Palmas Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028
Come one, come all, to the Tim Burton unofficial theme bar/restaurant. The look of the place will remind you of Burton's best work and the food/dinks also looks like a fun nod to the director. 

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Halloween 2022 Update: The 1st Of October, So Much Starts Up

 It's the first weekend in October, are you ready!
Check out are full guide here for Halloween, but here's the highlights of what's starting this weekend.

Select Nights 9/29 - 10/31
Right next to the Queen Mary 
1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802 

Not Shaq Attack, Haunted Shaq, Scare Shaq or any other title could not give way to this oddly named haunted an experience.

Located alongside one of Los Angeles’ most haunted landmarks, SHAQTOBERFEST will include six thrilling Halloween-themed areas for guests to explore, each featuring Halloween trails, games, live entertainment, food and beverage vendors and more. The experience will be narrated by O’Neal’s instantly recognizable voice.

Each afternoon will provide family fun trick-or-treat offerings and entertainment for children of all ages who are encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes. Come nighttime, the energetic lights and music turn on as the witching hour begins, unleashing O’Neal’s ghoulish minions into the haunted trails and midways as the spirits of SHAQTOBERFEST are brought to life."
 The attraction has officially announced that tickets will be available for presale on Thursday, September 1st and available to the public on Thursday, September 8th! For reference, General Admission tickets will start at $29.99 for kids 12 & under and $34.99 for 12 & up. All presale tickets will be discounted and are available at!

October 1st – October 31st. We open at
6:00pm and close at 10:00 pm. We have designated time slots starting at 6:30pm
and ending at 8:30 pm
King Gillette Ranch 26800 Mulholland Hwy
Calabasas, CA 91302
$ Starts at $24.99 select nights and goes up
Parking is $9.99
Nights Of The Jack is an immersive Halloween experience for all ages. Vast
grounds of intricately hand-carved and illuminated jack o’lanterns will welcome
visitors as they make their way through the walking trail around King Gillette
Ranch in Calabasas, CA. Angelenos will have the opportunity to immerse
themselves in a Halloween wonderland featuring a live pumpkin carver, gift shop,
top LA food trucks, our "The Spookeasy Bar" and tons of other
“Instagrammable” moments for all to enjoy! Come experience what everyone is
talking about!
Opens Oct 1st
Multiple Locations
A family-owned business, established in 2010. We have several locations throughout Los Angeles, San Diego and West Palm Beach (Santa Monica, Torrance, Belmont Park, La Jolla, West Palm Beach). Our mission is to provide quality products and services that will exceed your expectations of what a pumpkin patch should be.
Mr. Jack O' Lanterns Pumpkin Patch offers a unique experience for all ages to enjoy the fall season. With a large variety of pumpkins ranging from cute jack-be-little pumpkins to the biggest pumpkins weighing over 50 pounds, there's a perfect pumpkin for everybody! In addition to pumpkins of all shapes, colors and sizes, we have plenty of games and activities at each location such as pumpkin bowling, pumpkin decorating, farm animals viewing and more! Join us for a family fun filled day and pick your perfect pre-picked pumpkins.

September 30th – October 31st, 2022 
4 p.m. – 10 p.m (last entry at 9:00 p.m.)
Monday 31: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m (last entry at 9 p.m.)
6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd 
Stay as long as you'd like in this expansive, family-friendly 200,000 sq ft space covered in 35,000 pumpkins makes the perfect playground in which to enjoy all the adventures and fun associated with the season. 
Go trick-or-treating in the Town of Haunt O' Ween, walk through thousands of pumpkins, play a multitude of games and rides, get your face painted, enjoy food and drinks... the list is endless. Make sure to take plenty of photos and videos—you'll remember the month of Haunt O' Ween for years to come! 
Thursdays through Sundays Starting September 29 
Select Dates September 29 – October 31 
8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620
Enjoy the spooktacular Halloween season at Knott's Spooky Farm, a newly expanded family-friendly Halloween celebration. Families can join in on the ghoulish fun as the park transforms with themed décor and wicked fun around every corner. The fall Season of Fun offers Halloween-themed activities that celebrate the season, including trick-or-treating, a line-up of original shows and pumpkin decorating.

Fathom Fright Fest
    October 1: “The Mummy” (1932) and “The Bride of Frankenstein” (1935) double feature
    October 9 and 10: “Scream 2” (1997) 25th Anniversary
    October 23 and 27: “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” (1992)
    October 25: “National Theater Live:  Frankenstein” (2011)
    October 29: “Creature from the Black Lagoon “(1954) and “Phantom of the Opera” (1943) double feature 

Select Theaters

As the summer winds to a close & we start planning for fall & everyone’s favorite spooky season, Fathom Events has scheduled six weeks of creepy, electrifying, and monstrously fun features in movie theaters nationwide. So, gather up your spooky squad and head on down to your local cinema for some tricks and treats.


SugarMynt Gallery, 810 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030, USA

Different events from screenings to live music all with a look through the gallery honoring Michael Myers.

For SugarMynt’s 8th annual Halloween exhibit, we’re celebrating the Halloween films, and Halloween feels. With “Halloween Ends” coming out this October, our focus is paying tribute to this franchise that never dies. We’ll have original artwork dedicated to Michael Myers and the rest of the Haddonfield crew, as well as our behind the scenes photos by Kim Gottlieb-Walker featuring “Halloween” (1978) and “Halloween II.”


Starts Sep 29, Select Nights
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group
4850 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group’s ALL-NEW fun and frightening Haunted-Halloween Theatrical Attraction for 2022, steering theater-goers and thrill-seekers through a terrifying “Urban Death” Maze & Show of inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities, and the disturbed spirits that walk among us! Directed by Zombie Joe and Jana Wimer. For Ages 18+






Opens Oct 1st, Open 7 days a week
2815 W Magnolia Blvd

"Featuring retro horror toys from the 80s/90s and beyond! We have such an amazing collection, even toys I never knew existed! So cool! And of course our exhibit is full of photo ops, can’t wait for you to see. Lots of great new merch for sale too! "
The Lost Toys is proudly Sponsored by @trick_or_treat_studios @frightrags and




OCTOBER 1-2, 2022 
$tarts at $29
A new horror convention trying to make a name for itself is headed to the LA Convention center the first weekend in October.

"All under one roof in 100,000 square feet for one epic weekend once a year. HorrorCon™ LA presents a curated a selection exhibitors, artisans, artists and exhibits inspired by the world of horror, terror, evil, fright, fear and goth along with the worshipped holiday that's an ode to it all; Halloween."



Sun, October 2, 2022, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Los Angeles State Historic Park 1245 North Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS $30 Dogs, children 12 and under are FREE
Halloween dog show.