Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween Update: Until Dawn Pumpkins, More Parties and Valley To Do

-Yeah, if you have the game Until Dawn, the horror game we played on the show, there's something special for Halloween. 11 secret pumpkins for Halloween. I guess boot up the game and play.

Here's another guide of Halloween parties happening tonight.

Here's a guide of what to do in the the valley.

Happy Halloween Things To Do 2015

Happy Halloween! It's the big day for parties, trick-or-treating and watching horror movies! Please go through our Master List for everything and anything to do today and tonight! Here's a quick guide of new Halloween films to rent tonight. The list has scares and laughs to keep any Halloween crowd in a good scary mood. We also suggest, Ghost Stories for those into anime. The list has scares and laughs to keep any Halloween crowd in a good scary mood. If somehow you managed to forget costumes and decorations   until now check out For Your Halloween Needs Dark Delicacies, Dapper Cadaver and Halloween Town.

Remember to play it safe tonight, LA...hasn't had the best statistics as of late. So if you need a little extra time after the party before driving or need to charge your phone, just wait and give yourself some time. Better to pretend to be the undead then to become one.

From all of us at TTDILA have an eventful night! Just come back alive.

Murder Balloon

As we do every Halloween on TTDILA, here is the so bad it's good Murder Balloon. A yellow, Happy Face balloon murders people on a So Cal community campus. It's dumb, and we suggest skipping through it once the music interlude kicks in.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween Update: Last Shift & Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Reviews

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

We were wrong, so very wrong.

For all the great special effects and boobs this movie is nothing special or even that memorable. The director, Christopher B. Landon, can't seem to make anything stylistic or memorable. There were so many ways it could have gone to be fun or be different. Zombieland had the rules from it's main protagonist, with this film the scouts could have referred to their scout book or brought up more useful scout tricks beyond the making weapons montage at the end. We're just sad studio money was wasted on a film that so clearly didn't have enough in it to make it that funny or entertaining. There's a lack of scout jokes and scout kills, frankly it's undeserving of its marketing campaign. How do you under utilize undead animals, be the director of this film.

Last Shift

The best thing going for Last Shift, where an officer has to spend one night alone at the old police station, is the title screen on the DVD. I enjoyed a disembodied head with a pentagram on it biting at me and was freaked out by it more than the movie.

Okay, the visuals were great with bag covered worshipers spewing blood. The rest of the story was predictable, boring and maybe written by someone who had seen better horror movies and thought they wrote them. Our main protagonist is a rookie cop that should have left the abandoned station the second things got weird, even with what small reasoning the film has her staying about losing her job. The film shifts through dream like nightmare so much it made me sick of what was going on next. It's such a waste of good special effects and an idea that could have worked if not executed poorly.

There's A Meal Based on a Anime Egg in LA, Japan's Business Sense in LA Dumb

Plan Check will have a three course meal based on Sanrio's Gudetama starting today through Nov 29 as Japanese executives don't understand what Halloween is. I mean why is the downtown independent showing Naruto and Gundam? They should be showing, uh, I don't know horror movies. They are so gone when the Drafthouse opens. Okay, okay they are showing a horror film, but the anime today and tomorrow?

Sanrio doesn't understand to just have something Halloween related...Anyway, the delightful and out of place event...

Y'Know who was smart, the people behind Hatsune Miku Halloween last year. That made sense.

Sorry... this is a fine event and I like the idea of a meal based on an egg character, but why do it starting around Halloween? It's so f*ing dumb.

Anyway, after Halloween, because you have better Halloween related things to do, head to Plan Check's multiple locations for the meal for $39 and you can get a limited edition T-shirt that I will question about if you got before Nov 1.

Oh, so you got the shirt, did you eat there for Halloween? Did you not have a Halloween party to go to or just suck?

via LAist

Halloween Update: Day of the Dead Celebration

Day of the Dead Celebration
Friday, October 30 | 11am-7pm
735 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
TASTE Food Hall & Courtyard
FREE & Open to the Public

11am-7pm | Sugar Skull Face Painting
11am-4pm | Halloween Glamour Eyes
3pm-7pm | Herradura Tequila Tasting
5pm-7pm | KCRW DJ Raul Campos

Things at Comikaze Expo 2015

Kind of surprised, oh, what are we writing, Comikaze has at least one things you'll want to check out over it's three days of being a smaller end Anime Expo.  Oh, and check our friends over at World 8 at booth#1339, selling video game goods at better prices than your average Game Stop. Tell them TTDILA sent you and make it awkward.

Library Bards
Saturday, October 31, 20152:30pm

Adventure Time Cast
Join Jeremy Shada (Finn) and other cast members to talk about everyone’s favorite adventure animation…Adventure Time!
Date and time: 
Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 10:30am
A Hunger Games parody for gamers! The Video Games is a live-action battle to the death... between beloved characters from some of the most popular video games ever made. 
Date and time: 
Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 12:00pm

TTDILA COMICS #60.1 - I'll Be Back

by ARG 

click comic to expand.

I apologize for all the lack of comics.
I've been busy recruiting members for a top secret cult that I shouldn't mention.
This cult is so classified that if i where to write about I could be execu

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Halloween Update: All Hallow's Eve at Clifton's & LIT

One of the best places to party downtown for the atmosphere alone will be

All Hallow's Eve at Clifton's Cafeteria
Saturday, October 31st
648 S. Broadway
Los Angeles CA 90014
213 627 1673
$40 in costume $60 without

You need to step inside for what will be the best place for photos with 1920's feel on the third floor and nature reclaimed inside below.

WayForward's LIT comes back shiny and new today from way back when it was out on the Wii in 2010.

Halloween Update: No Ghost Logos and Halloween @ Little Tokyo

No Ghost Logos
Oct 30, 7pm-9pm
Creature Features
2904 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, California
This art show event features 30 artists interpreting the world-renowned Ghostbusters logo in their own unique and stylish way.

And to top it off, Sean Bishop's ECTO-1 movie-accurate replica will make an appearance for fans to enjoy and take pictures!
Oct 31, 
4:00 - 7:00 pm
Little Tokyo Village Plaza 
Enjoy Halloween-themed performances on the Japanese Village Plaza Main Stage and go trick-or-treating at participating restaurants and stores.

Be sure to stop by Monkey Pants for some Witches Brew and Halloween Cupcakes for the kiddos (while supplies last)!

Halloween Master List Revised

Be sure to check out everything you can do this weekend with our revised Halloween Master list from haunts to plays on girls who don't like getting covered in buckets of pig's blood there's so much to do to get you in the Halloween spirit.

If still looking for a costume, check out our article
For Your Halloween Needs Dark Delicacies, Dapper Cadaver and Halloween Town

Two Horror Films To Check Out: Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse and Freaks of Nature

There's some decent looking Halloween horror comedy in theaters for you to see before the Halloween party you have to get to this Saturday.

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Three scouts and lifelong friends join forces with one badass cocktail waitress to become the world’s most unlikely team of heroes.  When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, they’ll fight for the badge of a lifetime and put their scouting skills to the test to save mankind from the undead.

-They had us when we saw zombie cats and zombie strippers. It has big movie studio money for a dumb horror comedy that might give us some laughs with great special effects.

Freaks of Nature

In the town of Dillford, Vampires, Humans and Zombies used to get along, but with the arrival of extraterrestrial beings, it's humans vs. vampires vs. zombies in all-out mortal combat. Now three teenagers must try to get things back to "normal."

We're a little afraid about this one, not because of the horror, but the fact it was shot back in 2013, changed names and directors and hasn't had very good marketing. Factor in a limited release and you can smell something being a miss. It's suppose to have and Amblin Entertainment feel, so we'll have to wait and see. If it is a flop, straight to the stream with it.

Both films open Oct 30th

Tales from the Crypt Halloween Special Starts Tonight

Tales from the Crypt Halloween Special
Thursday, October 29, and Friday, October 30
Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm.
The Bob Baker Marionette Theater
1345 W. 1st Street
 Los Angeles, CA 90026
 $20 at or $25 at the door

The Captured Aural Phantasy Theater is back for two nights of horror just before Halloween. They're bringing back to life the "Tales from the Crypt" comic book. Just think of the scares as they rekindle the old stories that inspired generations of horror-tellers performed live right in front of you!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween Update: The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary
Friday, October 30th 
Los Angeles City Hall                               
200 N Spring Street                                 
John Ferraro Chambers – Room 340           
Los Angeles, CA 90012

MANN Festival Theater
10887 Lindbrook Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Los Angeles City Hall:

  • 10:00am – City Council Meeting Begins; Proclamation and Certificate Presentation Begins during LA City Council Meeting Shortly After Start
  • 2:00pm – Plaque dedication ceremony

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the Los Angeles City Council will honor the beloved cult classic. Legendary actor Tim Curry, producer Lou Adler, fan club president Sal Piro and the Sins O’ The Flesh shadowcast will all be on hand at City Hall as they are each given special certificates and it is declared “The Rocky Horror Picture Show Day in the City of Los Angeles.”  The presentation will be led by Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz and feature a special performance of “The Time Warp” by Sins O’ The Flesh. After City Hall fans can come to Westwood and the historic Mann Festival Theatre where the film premiered to the delight of audiences 40 years ago.  To further celebrate this milestone anniversary, a special plaque will be unveiled that will be permanently placed at the site along with a few words from Curry, Adler and Councilmember Koretz.

I just want Tim Curry to sing, "Anything Can Happen on Halloween"

We Didn't Forget About The Rain Room, LACMA Forgot About The Muse Ball Though

Either in preparation for the Rain Room taking up too much time or in a complete disregard for people enjoying Halloween, LACMA's Annual Muse Halloween Costume Ball was never mentioned this October. What was? The Rain Room.

You can get your tickets now for the event starting the day after Halloween, Nov 1 and ends in March.

What's the Rain Room? It's a room with sensors that allows you to walk through as it rains and not get a drop on you. With certain sensors in place you can think of it as having an invisible force field around you as you walk inside.

Only seven people are allowed in at a time, for fifteen minutes.

It'll cost $10-$15 more on top of general attendance fees and more than likely will be selling out, so act fast.

Get tickets here.

Fake Costumes from Plant

I just like that somewhere this prankster put these up. Check out more fake cosumes here. He should have just added "sexy" to anything and people would have believed it.

Things To Do In Games Until Dawn

Made way earlier, the latest Things To Do In Games Episode skews and reviews the horror game Until Dawn, starring Mr. Robot. Check it out and laugh as we parody  the game with a special guest from Dude Bro Party Massacre III.

AFI Fest 2015 Line-Up Revealed, Get Tickets For Free

A squad of Turkish policemen become entrapped in the basement of a cult of Devil-worshipping amputees.

The full list of AFI Fest,Nov 5-12, films is now up. Register for a ticket account to see free movies in Hollywood this November. AFI Fest has had a huge range of films come through it's festival each year with some of the best horror and indies out there. Don't miss a chance on seeing a film that might take years to come out here.

Our top picks already are the three films of the Midnight Selection. Check there trailers out on this page.

Der Nachmahr
A teenage girl who experiences severe nightmares makes a meaningful connection with a strange creature that has been haunting her.

-Dat soundtrack

In this refreshing take on the horror anthology, a series of characters encounter sinister forces on an isolated desert road.

Stupid, it'll just miss Halloween.

Weekly What To Do: Halloween Week Final Edition

Holy Halloween time, Batman! Yes, it's finally Halloween week with the big day this Saturday. Here's the list, but for any last minute updates check the Master List. We'll update as much as we can on the site, but we have our own Halloween parties to consider.

Don't worry your pretty little Halloween masks, we have more than enough going on in this city as Halloween takes over the town to share with you. Just share your candy with us... no, in fact we're taking it a-hahahaha.

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Thursday, October 29, and Friday, October 30
Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm.
The Bob Baker Marionette Theater
1345 W. 1st Street

 Los Angeles, CA 90026
 $20 at or $25 at the door

The Captured Aural Phantasy Theater is back for two nights of horror just before Halloween. They're bringing back to life the "Tales from the Crypt" comic book. Just think of the scares as they rekindle the old stories that inspired generations of horror-tellers performed live right in front of you!

Look out for that horror drink special with Taix nearby.


John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN
Thursday, October 29, 7:30 p.m.
Multiple Theaters
 John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN back to select cinemas nationwide for a special one-night event

Fri, Oct 30, 2015, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

All-Night Horror Show!
October 30, 7:30pm
New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Sold out!
Six rare feature films along with an incredible assortment of trailers, cartoons and shorts for a 12-hour marathon of the most mind blowing horror ever released on film!

The Wiltern Night Of Horror
October 30, 7pm
The Wiltern 3790 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010
$15.00 - $30.00

Get ready for an intense night of scares: on October 30th, 2015 The Wiltern will host the pre-halloween mega bash, featuring a quadruple-feature horror movie screening, dance party hosted by Henry Pope, costume contest, virtual reality horror film showcase and live hollywood FX makeup presentation by Cinema Makeup School. Hosted by comedy legend Christopher Meehan.
Feature presentation of:
An American Werewolf in London (R)1981 Fantasy/Horror 1h 37m
The Cabin in the Woods (R) 2011 Thriller/Mystery 1h 45m
The Descent (R) 2005 Thriller/Drama 1h 39m
Demons 1985 Horror 1h 28m
 Saturday, Oct 31, 8pm
New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
United States

Forget hanging with friends, stay inside and watch three black and white films on Halloween.

Street Food Cinema: Shaun of the Dead
Saturday, Oct 31, 5:30pm-11pm
Exposition Park
700 Exposition Park Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Shaun of the Dead with food trucks, bands and outside.
SUPER TIGHT Halloween Extravaganza!
Saturday, Oct 31,10pm
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue

Hosted by Casey Rup (of Starburns Industries) and Kevin Riggin (of Days of Our Lives).
This month’s special holiday show will feature Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab presenting a Halloween themed “Found Crap,” musical musings from Tim Heidecker, a spooky Halloween presentation from 2Wet Crew (Dj Douggpound, Mikey Kampmann, and Jay Weingarten), psychic readings from Kate Berlant, live musical scores from Guy Blakeslee & Strangers Family Band, a DJ set by Sun Araw, and a special performance by Yung Jake.
Afterwards, join us on the Cinefamily patio for art installations, magic acts, specialty cocktails, and delicious food by Cinefamily Chef Gary Campbell, aka Stiff Peaks.
*COSTUMES REQUIRED* Impress us with your weirdest and wildest Halloween finery!

Halloween on Halloween at Sunnyside Cemetery in Long Beach!
Saturday, October 31, 2015 Gates 6:30pm / Costume Contest 8:15pm / Film 8:30pm

Sunnyside Cemetery Movie Screenings
1095 E Willow St
Long Beach, CA 90806
$12 -$15.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Here's Johnny! I mean the The Shining! Come play with us forever and ever. I mean see the movie on Halloween night.

West Hollywood Carnival
Saturday, Oct 31
6 p.m. -11 p.m
Along Santa Monica Boulevard from Doheny Drive to La Cienega Boulevard
Parking: To help visitors, permit parking restrictions will be suspended by the City of West Hollywood from 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 31st to 6am, Thursday, November 1st. Parking meters are enforced.

The biggest Halloween event on Halloween in LA, taking up almost all of West Hollywood, a huge street carnival. Multiple stages for music to hear as you stroll down the street in costume. The turn out in numbers is around 500,000. For new comers, it is a heavy cross dressing event and very connected to the LBGT community. Everyone is however welcome and has some of the most amazing costumes you'll see.

Halloween Warehouse Party: Solidisco

Halloween and creepy warehouse parties just seem to go too hand in hand to not host one of our own! So we ask you to join us on October 31st for our first ever Take Two Halloween Party at a secret location in the Downtown Los Angeles warehouse district. We have Solidisco coming out to headline the night with MANY more supporting acts being announced soon!
Timeout has a decent list for those wanting DJ's and spirits to celebrate Halloween all night long.

October 2-November 14, 2015: 7:30 p.m.
Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery
2300 N. Marengo Ave. Altadena CA 91001
This year’s plays:
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Grove of Rashomon
The Ebony Frame
*THIS IS A MOVING SHOW WITH MANY STAIRS TO CLIMB! Patrons should wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk at least 2,000 steps throughout the evening. The show will end at approximately 10:35PM each evening.
We’ve heard nothing of good reviews of the sold out shows of Wicked Lit at the Cemetery, That’s right, you’ll be see classic lit come back to life in a graveyard. This year’s adaption of the Japanese The Grove of Rashomon with different stories of what happened to a mother’s daughter might make for a scary evening. Don’t forget you’ll be following the performances, not just watching them.

Carrie: The Killer Musical Experience
Oct 8-Nov 15
Los Angeles Theatre
615 S. Broadway. Los Angeles

Carrie makes it back after that awful remake. You'll be given a 360 degree view of the event and supposedly be immersed in the show. I wonder if you need a poncho for buckets of blood?

War of the Worlds
Every Saturday in October, 8pm
The Steve Allen Theater
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Originally performed by Orson Welles and his Mercury Radio Theatre the night before Halloween in 1938, the broadcast created such a stir that people actually thought there was a Martian invasion underway in Grover's Mill, New Jersey. Each performance will have a special guest star.

Thursday, October 29, 9:30pm
UCB Franklin
5919 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028 
Come out at the Witching Hour to scream yourself dead with laughter along with all of your favorite performers and talents.Spooky sketches, ghost stories, and very scary special surprises...This is the ultimate Halloween show, for and by fans of horror.You'll die if you miss it!

Wednesday, October 29, 7pm
Mayan Theatre
EVIL DOCTORS vs MASKED MANIACS Dr. Cerebro & Dr Maldad vs Mr Cacao & Relampago ALL MINI MONSTERS MATCH! More Mexican Masked Madness HANDPICKED ACTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD! MARAWA THE AMAZING!  Aerial Pole Superstar LEIGH ACOSTA Y Mas Mas Mas!!!

October 29-31 
Theatre at Ace Hotel
929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, 90015).
*Many performances already sold out!
Universal Studios' 1931 original with a live score by Philip Glass and the Kronos Quartet.

The Exorcism of UCB Sunset
Friday, October 30, 10:30pm
UCB Sunset
5419 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
UCB moved into the Sunset location a year ago and since then weird,
inexplicable things have been happening. Is Sunset haunted? Come hear
true stories from members of the community, watch the found footage of
a group that dared to stay over night and be joined by a real life
ghost whisperer who will cleanse the place before your very eyes! 
Saturday, Oct 31. 2pm-5pm
Show runs October 31, 2015 - November 8, 2015
$5 or buy CN product? 

Sounds great for fans of AT shows, what Halloween related Cartoon Network art could come up. Or will it be art just related to the cartoons, thus making less sense of why it's happening on Halloween. They should have just done a Marceline event, oh CN licensing  you often don't meet any of my expectations as a consumer, the idiotic brands you connect with some times. Not this time, but that first AT watch and that clothing line at Gallery 1988, yessh.
Come by Gallery Nucleus October 31st from 2:00 - 8:00PM as we team up with Cartoon Network and Penguin Books to host one of our biggest all-ages events celebrating the studio's amazing line of hit cartoons!

We will be exhibiting new original CN inspired artwork, with some of CN's lead studio artists from Steven Universe, Adventure Time, and Clarence in attendance for signings as well as a CN themed costume contest. This will be an unforgettable event to kick-off your Halloween night!

Gallery Nucleus
210 E Main St, Alhambra, California 91801

Saturday, Oct 31, 8pm
The Theatre at Ace Hotel
929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
$34 to $160
21+ Black and white attire required
A screening of Dracula 1931 edition followed by a performance by Philip Glass and frequent collaborators the Kronos Quartet. Afterward, a dance party starting at 10pm. Special DJ’s and themed rooms.

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Live with Danny Elfman
Saturday, Oct 31, 8pm
Hollywood Bowl

The child-hood classic from Disney and Tim Burton you loved as a kid, live on stage. On Halloween no less, so goth girls in LA just (joke deleted)

Escape From the Cursed Forest - Los Angeles
October 29 - November 1

2147 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90026
$27 Advanced + Fees
$35 At The Door

From Japan, a team escape game of you being lost in cursed forest with witches. Puzzle-solving with five others in a group to get out. Your only way out, save a princess!

Saturday, Oct. 31, 6:30 p.m.

Rusty's Surf Ranch 256 Santa Monica Pier 

Santa Monica, CA 90401

$12 in advance/ $15 at the door

Zombies take over the pier and Third Street Promenade in search of booze instead of brains. Join them!

Halloween Organ With Film: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Saturday, Oct 31, 8pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Starts at $38

It's "Horror in the Hall" as the silent classic is accompanied live by Clark Wilson on the Hall's monster organ.

Sleepover at the Museum
October 31 - November 1, 2015, 8pm
Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90007


Unlike Robin Williams...let's steer clear of that joke. On Halloween night you can spend the night in the Natural History Museum. You'll learn about taxidermy, go on a scavenger hunt and eat well with a buffet. Craft beer and wine included. There's a promise of a natural history-themed movie?

In the morning enjoy the new Mummy exhibit and hope they don't get you at night! Breakfast buffet if you survive.
For the Kids ..and Family

Friday, Oct 30, 4:00pm - 10:00pm
The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, California 90290
$15 for Adults, $10 for Students, Children under 5 are free!
Our Spooktacular Halloween Event Returns! Don your most ghoulish costume and bring your spouse, your date, the kids, the grandparents, your aunts and uncles -even the family skeleton from your closet! It’s frighful fun for all ages! 
 8th Annual Halloween Party for Downtown LA Kids
Saturday, Oct 31, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Grand Hope Park @ FIDM
919 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
$5 online $8 at the door

Children and their families living in Downtown Los Angeles are invited to celebrate Halloween at our 8th Annual Halloween Party in Grand Hope Park at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM.)

Halloween Trick-or-Treat at Westfield Topanga & The Village
Saturday, October 31st
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Westfield Topanga & The Village
6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard
Canoga Park, CA 91303

Westfield Topanga & The Village retailers will be hosting a special trick-or-treat Halloween event for children aged 12 and under. Children and families can stop by both centers to hunt for treats at participating retailers for fun, safe trick-or-treating.

Saturday, October 31, 11:00am - 11:59pm
Neon Retro Arcade
28 S Raymond Ave
$10/person for 2 hours
Special Halloween events and costume contest.

Weekly What To Do: The other list has Halloween things to do

I would check our Halloween guide, the normal stuff is kind of me this week.

DABSMYLA & Modernica: Before and Further 
Now until November 15
Modernica Factory 
2901 Saco St.
Los Angeles, CA 90058

We missed the opening, but hope you'll check out the artist duo DABSMYLA presenting Before and Further, a 4,000 square foot installation takeover of a stand-alone 1930 built Spanish Revival workplace building, located on the Modernica factory property. DABSMYLA have fully transformed its interior and exterior with their newest paintings, sculptures, installations and exclusive furnishings from limited-edition fiberglass shell chairs and hand painted ceramics to custom-built lighting installations, all designed and created exclusively for their collaboration with Modernica utilizing the factory's extensive technical capabilities.

Check out photos from Arrested Motion

Asian World Film Festival
October 26-November 4
Arclight Cinemas, Culver City and IPIC Theatres, Westwood
$7.00 - $495.00

This film festival has a very low end of interesting titles other than it's closing night film, The Assassin. If you want to see some hard to find foreign films, not all from Japan, head here.

Free Screening: The Man in the High Castle
Thursday, October 29, 2015 | 7:30 pm
LACMA, Bing Theater
A limited number of tickets will be available at the door two hours before the published start time of the event.

Writer Producer Frank Spotnitz (best known for his mythology-sustaining work on seminal sci-fi series The X-Files) turns author Phillip K. Dick’s philosophical take on the durability of evil—Original Sin as an institution—into an original series for Amazon Studios. Spotnitz is perfectly suited for the totalitarian paranoia of Dick’s novel, an alternative history which imagines that the Axis powers won World War II and took over America, where an uneasy truce exists between Germany and Japan.

League LA 2015
October 30 - October 31

Dave & Buster's Arcadia
400 S Baldwin Ave, # 930U, Arcadia, California 91007

League LA is your ultimate League of Legends festival celebrating the 2015 World Championship Finals!
Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo
Fri. October 30th, 2015, 1pm - 7pm
Sat. October 31st, 2015, 9am - 6pm Sun. November 1st, 2015, 10am - 4pm
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015 
$30 per day or $75 for three-day pass

Comikaze Expo has always been a mixed bag for TTDILA, we've gone over it ad infinitum about how other sites saying the event was going through growing pains, but its been years since it started and has been bought an been renamed by Stan Lee to be Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo. Horribly long  names aside-I mean really, what a stupid named event, it should roll of the tongue; ex: StanCon, Comic Expo- other than Stan "The Man" Lee attending there's quite a few names having signings at the LA Convention Center around Halloween. Grant Morrison, Mike Mignola, Marc Silvestri, and Rob Liefeld, all of comic book fame will be there.

October 31 - November 11, 2015
Opening Reception with the Artists: Saturday, October 31, 2015, 6:30-10:00 PM
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90025

Gaspar Noe
Love in 3-D
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 - 8:30PM 
The Theatre at Ace Hotel
929 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
A sexual melodrama about a boy and a girl and another girl. It's a love story, which celebrates sex in a joyous way.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween Horror Movie Watch A-Thon Reviews: From Deathgasm to Tales of Halloween

It's almost Halloween and we know you want to stream or download something to see for your Halloween party. So create those Jack-o'-lanterns and munch on candy while watching these recently released films.

This list has been updated


Rock on my Halloween metal heads. A fun horror indie for the whole...don't share it with the family. An idiotic death metal band summons a demonic lord to their small town. They'll have to stop him or he'll bring Hell on Earth. Most of the town is already possessed and those alive are being killed.

Deathgasm, also the name of the band, is that old trope movie of a kid whose life sucks asking for more through supernatural means. The dirty jokes and blood shed-anal beads as as nun-chucks and dildos for weapons anyone?- make this movie funny while disgusting. We start of with our protagonist having to live with his very Christian family because his Mom was trying to blow a department store Santa, that's only the start of the jokes.

Highly stylized to have a punk feel we were surprised at how professional the film looked coming out from an indie team. Special effects aren't cheap, they're high on making the head rolling real. It's two stupid hours of hi-jinks of demonic damning fun.

Dude Bro Party Massacre III

Hands down, our top choice for your Halloween pleasure. At our early Halloween party our friends came for an evening to enjoy this 80's inspired treatment on the slasher genre where the frat guys are being hunted instead of the frat girls. Don't worry, it's got boobs in it. Sadly, we had to cut the movie short for more Halloween activities and we've been e-mailed on an night to finish it.

This horror comedy comes to us thanks to 5 Second Films, check out our interview with the them here. Makers of comedy on the Internet for years they set out to make a dumb horror movie that would make them pee themselves every time they watched it. They succeeded, piss is everywhere.

There are no previous Dude Bro films, it's just paying homage to the slasher genre  The plot revolves around one of the new pledges to frat trying to find out how he's twin brother was murdered. Mother Face is out to kill him and the rest of his crew in over the top deaths. Though if you look at death tolls the frat has killed more innocent people than the murdered with their pranks.

Fall in love with jokes a minute and some of the great frat friends you'll make with crazy cameos and editing with the style of coming from an old VHS copy that someone copied years ago. Seriously, be a dude bro this Halloween for more laughs with deaths than any other film out.

From the Dark

This vampire movie doesn't suck. A couple gets lost on their way through the woods of Ireland, the car breaks down and then the find someone worse off then them. Sadly, the person worse off is afflicted with a certain disease that has you thirst for blood. With a very small cast this film pulls off the frights with the struggle that the couple faces of keeping themselves well lit. This take on vampirism establishes the rule that all light hurts the undead creeps. Where another film on the list, Hellions, drops this for a uneven nightmare tone, FtD keeps rules in place that helps the audience connect with the struggle of the poor protagonists who just wanted a nice vacation together.

From the Dark captures all the elements that a horror film should and will terrify you until the very end. Perfect for viewing with all the lights off, late at night.


The plot revolves around being locked in a Mexican restaurant at a Halloween party...with cannibals. This horror comedy takes a bite out of too much. There's gore when people get eaten. There's games to be played by the unwilling host forced on those stuck in the restaurant. Bad jokes from the cast of party goers who all have played bit parts in TV shows and other films. Then a weird soundtrack, it's like how well the soundtrack for Guardians of the Galaxy was used...was not used in this film. So many songs for every moment.

The oddest part is the tacked on moments with Sarah Silverman-who does almost nothing in the film- and a surprise cameo from the team from USA's Psych. Oh, wait looking up on IMDb, it's from a director and co-writer on Psych. I guess that's why we felt nostalgic for the show while watching it. Too bad the lead actors in it just aren't as good Shawn & Gus.

You can do better for horror comedies.


Damn you Hellions' director Bruce McDonald! You had such a great concept with creepy Trick-or-treater children monsters wanting the unborn baby of a teen. Why'd you have to phone in that ending with artsy nightmare garbage? For what could have easily launched a new horror series with horrifying children sized antagonists comes a good horror movie at the start and then becomes you going "What?"

At the start we learn a 17-year-old is pregnant by accident and on a Halloween night supernatural monster children come for her child, they also want her blood to feed it. We follow our female antagonist trying to fend them off in her rural country farm house.

By act two the director either forgot what he was doing or was starting to get into his pile of cocaine as the film breaks down into a nightmare within a nightmare scenario with a cheezy last word from the bad guy ending.

Oh, from all the build up and the lead learning to defend herself  from the the monster children we felt it was ready for a sequel series. Then you start seeing the cracks, already killed monsters come back to life. The film goes all nightmare and hallucinations too much.

You should watch if you want to see one of the best looking horror films-exploding pumpkin fields- that's plot dies somewhere in the middle of the film.

Tales of Halloween

It's hard to hate an anthology film. You're only in a story for a few minutes before the next one. So don't worry, it's watchable. Not my favorite Halloween anthology series, but you have to give credit for all these directors coming together and naming themselves the October Society, so cool.

Ten films all set on Halloween in the same city. Boogeymen to a killer pumpkin horrify you in one go. Some shorts are better than others, to be frank some don't make any sense... cough,  "Ding Dong." Others are just dumb fun, "Friday the 31st" has a supernatural psycho killer running away from a supernatural psycho killer thanks to alien intervention. It's going to be a hard kill for each psycho. Then you have more classic horror story telling like, "Sweet Tooth", about a killer who'll get candy from your belly if you don't leave out some for him.

The best part of the anthology is they all  tie together. Though not in order exactly, you'll see trick-or-treaters and their parents pop-up in each others stories. Though we wish maybe next time-we're sure they'll be a next time-the other stories could influence each other.

The Editor

This film perfectly mimics and makes fun of the classic 70's Italian horror movies that play at any classic horror film festival. Complicated and convoluted plot, check. Badly dubbed, check. Boobs, check. Funky synth tracks, check. I'm amazed Shout! Factory picked it up and not Drafthouse, it's just so damn good as a parody.

The off-kilter crazy plot involves as an editor, Rey Ciso played by Adam Brooks, who lost four of his fingers on his right hand in a horrible accident. Now a psycho killer is killing the cast and crew where Ciso works and everyone is blaming him because the killer is leaving all his victims missing four fingers on their right hand as well. Ciso continues to work an edit a film that keeps losing cast while a lead detective thinks he's doing it and even Ciso starts to question if he's losing his mind.

Couldn't Even Finish

Nightmare on Elm Street 7 aka Wes Craven's New Nightmare-This movie is so meta it has the actors and the director from the first film starring in it and somehow willing Freddy into reality.

Father's Day-Not a fan of Father rape.

Student.Bodies 1981-Like Airplane!, just not funny at all.