Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Skinny on ScareLA Aug 10-11

So the first ever ScareLA will be descending down upon Los Angeles this weekend. What is it? It's the horror community of LA at it's strongest. Not the independent haunted housed though some will be there. Big names in haunts from the major theme parks to the event that chill only in October will be having presentations, panels, workshops and booths. There will be exhibitors so you can stock up early on the best supplies for Halloween, perhaps with no sales tax or some other? Tera Patrick will be there for Girls and Corpses Magazine. Remember to register early for workshops, so the teachers can get a good number of whose attending, many of the classes require extra cash for supplies so go through what you might want to learn.

August 10-11
LA Mart
1933 Broadway, Los Angeles,, 90007

Here are some highlights that scared me for how fun they look.

 Looks like regularly written about on this site Captured Aural Phantasy Theatre is having special performances at the convention with a horror theme, best check them out for some ghoulish entertainment.

1:30pm, 3pm, & 4:30pm Sunday

Captured Aural Phantasy Theater (CAPS) combines the art, drama and comedy of a vintage radio program with the live entertainment of a variety show. For ScareLA, CAPS will bring to life nuggets straight from the heyday of comic book horror (the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s) through live performances of vintage comic ghost stories, ads, comedic bits, music and special surprises!

11am-12pm: Jason Blum Presentation

A presentation by horror film producer Jason Blum ("The Purge," the "Paranormal Activity" series, "Sinister" and "Insidious"), who recently made a splash on the L.A. Halloween scene with his interactive haunt production named "The Blumhouse of Horrors." 
1:30pm-2:30pm: John Murdy and Chris Williams Halloween Horror Nights Presentation
John Murdy and Chris Williams, the masterminds of Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights, give ScareLA audiences an exclusive peek behind the scenes of one of the nation's top haunted attractions.
3pm-4pm: Classic Home Haunts

Be inspired by an intimate look at three of SoCal's most popular home haunts. Haunt creators Rick Polizzi of Boney Island, Diane Meyer  of Rotten Apple 907, and Jeff Gustafson of Backwoods share the tips behind their tricks.  
Kind of amazed at the money thrown around promoting this. It's just a Halloween special, but they had a booth at Comic-Con too.
 12pm-12:30pm: Halloween Kid preview
A sneak preview and behind the scenes look at the upcoming animated TV special, "Halloween Kid," written and directed by Rhode Montijo, based on his book. 
 12:30pm-1:30pm: Secrets of the Scary Farm
Meet the designers and other veterans of the granddaddy of all theme park haunted attractions, Knott's Halloween Haunt. With Brooke Walters, Daniel Miller, Adam Hankinson, Jeff Tucker, and Lara Hanneman, and moderated by Knott's historian Eric Lynxwiler
 3:30pm-4:30pm: Los Strangeles
True stories of L.A.'s weird, morbid, and eccentric history. With Kim Cooper from Esotouric, and author Joe Oesterle (Weird Hollywood and Weird California). Moderated by Hidden LA's Lynn Garrett. 
5:30pm-7pm: Dead Right Horror Trivia
Come on down! You're the next contestant on the trivia game that will test your skills of horror, Halloween, and haunt knowledge. Hosted by Ryan Turek of Shock Till You Drop and Rebekah McKendry of Fangoria. There will be prizes!
 FearNet has drink coasters to give out!