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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Halloween 2014: LA Horror Film Guide

Hey Hellraisers! Here's your Halloween 2014 LA Horror Film Guide. With a city that creates most horror films, you're going to get taken in by so many of them over this September and October. Spooky nights will dominate your calendar with special screenings, premieres and events you only get in LA.

Save this page, it will be updated as the calendar of frights grows in size. There will be a link on the right side of the site until the end of October.

Check out what's playing, before it plays you!

Sept 4-Oct 31
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue
Tickets start at $12; varies by event

SpectreFest returns to the Cinefamily with a wide range of special premieres, special guests and live music for LA's ever earlier starting Halloween season. Screenings and events start as early as next week, Sept 4 and cultivate again into a "Happy Halloween" celebration, the LA premiere of "The Badadook". Halloween night will continue with a sleepover marathon filled childhood terrors and surprise guests.

Let There Be Fright: William Castle Scare Classics
Every Friday, September 5 - 26
Bing Theater
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
$5 general admission
$3 Academy members and students with a valid ID.

William Castle will be remembered over September by The Academy with double features and special prizes to win. Think of him as the Father or spooky-vision, little incentives to get into your seats. It starts with the always attempted by Cinefamily, "The Tingler" with Bill Hader hosting. These classics will only cost you $5.

Young Frankenstein 40th Anniversary
Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30 pm
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

A classic of comedy is having a special screening thanks to the Academy, Mel Brook's Young Frankenstein. It may be one of your only chances to see Mel Brooks alive and making the funny. Mel Brook's will be there, yes sir or ma'am or whatever we have now. It's five bucks.

Beyond Fest
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 - Sat, Oct 4
Egyptian and Aero Theatre
Hollywood & Santa Monica 
We get the LA premiere of V/H/S VIRAL + V/H/S Shorts presented by Bloody Disgusting and the ABC’S OF DEATH 2 – LA Premiere – Free screening. Those are the two most wanted horror anthologies coming out this year. Who isn't excited about all the delicious vicious horror?

Beyond that the festival is full of special guests like Nicolas Winding Refn, John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani. Just some of the talent.

Special screenings from Asian directors like Sion Sono'S Tokyo Tribe and if you missed it Hitoshi Matsumoto’s creepy-sex-comedy, R100.

Let us not forget a 4K screening of Halloween.

Be afraid of getting a seat at the free screenings!

H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon
Sept 26-28
Warner Grand Theater
478 West 6th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

If you have Cthulhu on the mind, we're sorry you've already been taken. If taken or not you'll want to explore H.P. Lovecraft at his film festival. His works have inspired in countless others in horror to present day. Special screenings include a secret, unnameable film at a close-by speakeasy and classic 3D, Creature from the Black Lagoon. Not all is film, you'll have some board games based on Cthulhu and plays to remember the master of horror.

ArcLight Presents 31 Nights of Fright
Oct 1-31
Multiple ArcLights
Cost varies

See classic horror films to more modern takes on monsters with thirty-one nights of scares. The Hollywood ArcLight will have midnight screenings and have a scary movie every night of October. The obvious and greatest take is getting to see horror films back in theaters again. The list varies from kiddy stuff to 80's gruesome fests.
Oct 2-5
Raleigh Studios Chaplin theatres
10.00 per block, an All-Fest Pass $140.00

Fourteen years now of indie horror hitting the screen in Hollywood. One weekend is all you have to enjoy Shriekfest. Forty-two films, with shorts from around the world to salivate over.

The LA Premiere of "Time Lapse" has us giddy. In the film some friends find a machine that takes a picture one day into the future and things go wrong after getting involved with gambling.

Zugzwang(US Premiere) has an anesthesiologist make deadly decisions or his family goes bye-bye.

If you want some of the strangest shorts this side of the Dixie then you'll be getting you fill of wierd what-the entertainment.

Oct 14-24
TCL Chinese 6
Hollywood and Highland
Prices vary

The variety of blood shed, flesh being devoured and murderers makes you let out a SCREAM for Screamfest this year. Moving  this year to the Chinese theater on Hollywood you have multiple nights of horror to get behind and run away from. The shorts are just to die for as you'll be getting big chunks to watch at the fest.

Suburban Gothic, Intruders and Naked Zombie Girl are some of the highlighted movies we look forward to.

The All-Night Horror Show Oct 17 (Sold Out)
The Cinefamily 

Beetlejuice Midnight Screening
Friday, October 17
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive

Beetlejuice screens for the Nerd Like Us film for October. Costume contest before the showing.

Halloween & Mourning Movie Night
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 7:00 PM
Heritage Square Museum
3800 Homer Street
$10 for the general audience and free for museum members

House of Wax to be screened underneath the stars at the rustic old time village. Bring a coat, blanket and picnic basket.

October 24 -November 2
El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA
 Adults: $12*/ $14Child (3-11): $11Senior (60+): $11VIP: $23Group (20+): $10 

Some nightS have the Trick-Tastic Dessert Party featuring activities, desserts, and a souvenir photo. The film itself will be have “Interactive 4D Sensory Effects like lights, wind, snow, fog, and even scents.

Don't Sleep: An All-Nighter On Elm Street
Friday, October 24, 7:30pm
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue

Nightmare on Elm Street 1-7, you're going to have nightmares, the next day, it's going to keep you up all night. Special guest to be announced.

Saturday, October 25 7:00 PM
Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles California 90012

"To celebrate Halloween, JANM will screen Ch*nk, a horror feature about an Asian American serial killer.The film was written and produced by JANM Vice President of Programs Koji Steven Sakai. A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the screening."

Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403
General $20, Student/Senior $18, Members $15 - includes all-night snacks and coffee. No vouchers.

The ninth annual Horrorthon comes with between-film free food, giveaways, trailers, crazy shorts and all manner of surprises. It sells out. so get tickets soon.

1982, Warner Bros., 120 min. Dir. George Romero
1972, 74 min. Dir. Bill L. Norton.
gargoyles in the process.
1982, Universal, 109 min.

(LA NOCHE DE LOS MIL GATOS), 1972, 63 min. Dir. René Cardona Jr.

1983, 81 min. Dir. Douglas McKeown.

1982, 91 min. Dir. Frank Henenlotter.

(aka DOCTOR BUTCHER, M.D.), 1980, 84 min. Dir. Marino Girolami.

Halloween Film with Live Organ: Nosferatu
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 7:00pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Starts at $37.00  

This 1922 classic is accompanied by Clark Wilson on Walt Disney Concert Hall's incredible organ. 

Eli Roth’s Halloween All Night Marathon
Fri, Oct 31
New Bev
No info on how to get tickets.

Featuring Cabin Fever (2002), Hostel (2005), Hostel: Part II (2007) plus Eli’s film choices and special surprises, hosted by Eli Roth and running all night!