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Friday, September 23, 2016

Halloween 2016: Horror Festivals, Screenings & Entertainment

Evil Dead The Musical
Fri. Sept. 16 to Sat. Oct. 15, 2016
The Garage Theatre
251 E. 7th St.
Long Beach, CA 90813
Yes, this groovy musical explores the wonder and horrors of the thrilling Evil Dead franchise with a splash zone for blood. 

It's in Long Beach, why not any of the hundreds of theaters closer to Hollywood and downtown, we don't know, but if you want a chance to see songs sung by a man with a chainsaw for an arm then you have until Oct 15 to check it out. 

Nosferatu: A Symphony in Terror
Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm through October 30

Beyond Fest 2016
Friday, September 30th – Tuesday, October 11th
Egyptian Theatre 
Free Screenings
Other events $11-$15

Check out the full schedule for this year's Beyond Fest, the quirky cousin of Fantastic Fest. Many of the screenings are free, some feature special guests, many might never be seen in theaters again or at least only have one showing months from now.

Bob Baker’s Halloween Spooktacular!
(Now through November 6)
Bob Baker Marionette Theater1345 W. 1st St. Los Angeles, CA 90026

As the holiday crawls closer still, our kooky cast of over one hundred spirited puppets rally together for quite the Hallowe'en merriment! This classic hour long performance revue is family-friendly and terrifyingly fun.

Beverly Month Long Horror
Oct 1-31
New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Horror films are playing all October at the New Beverly.

Old Town Month Long Horror
Sept 30- Oct 31
Old Town Theater
140 Richmond St

See horror classics all month long at the Old Town theater.

Electric Dusk Drive-In Horror Films
Oct 1-29
Electric Dusk Drive-In 2930 Fletcher Dr.
$10 and up

Another section of horror films during the month

Rooftop Film Club
Oct 1-31
1615 Vine Street, Los Angeles CA 90028

Horror movie showings throughout the month, more at the end of the month.

Young Frankenstein
Oct 5
Multiple Theaters

Seeing the black-and-white masterpiece on the big screen with an audience is a rarity in itself, but to make this screening a truly one-of-a-kind experience, writer and director Mel Brooks will introduce the film live from the 20th Century Fox Lot in Hollywood, CA.

Oct 6-9

Raleigh Studios
5300 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
$Individual  tickets or pass

It doesn't get much more indie than Shriekfest, this three-day horror film festival darkens up Hollywood with a large assortment of blood-curdling films to stick your fangs into. Go over their selection when your thirsty for a strange bit of horror.

Oct 7-29
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue & off-site
The happenings will include a varied range of special events, rare repertory programs, music, and other forms of media that
exemplify the aesthetic spirit of the festival.!
! This year’s chosen films include Arrival, The Bad Batch, A Monster Calls, andWhispering Star, among many others.

Cinefamily at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater
(October 4, October 7, October 8, October 11, October 18, October 25)
Tickets are available on the Cinefamily website

A spine-tingling presentation of frightful films to set a sublimely spooky mood to last you ’til All Hallow’s Eve.
Films include The Legend of Sleepy Hollow w/ Spook-a-Nanny presented by Screen Novelties, Freaks, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Santa Sangre, Vampire Circus + Circus of Horrors Mixtape.

Zombie Joe's Urban Death
Oct 7 -Nov 5
4850 Lankershim Blvd

Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group’s ALL-NEW fun and frightening, semi-immersive Haunted-Halloween theatrical attraction for 2016, steering theater-goers and thrill-seekers through a terrifying “Urban Death” maze of inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities, and the disturbed spirits that walk among us!

New Bev All-Night Horror Show!
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Starting at 7:30pm

Six Film Marathon! Sold out!
Carrie 40th Anniversary Screening and Prom
Fri, Oct 14, 8pm
929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
$25 – General Admission including Prom-Themed After Party
$75 – Preferred Seating + Exclusive Carrie Poster + New Scream Factory Blu Ray + Photo Op including Prom Themed After-Party (Limited availability)
$125 –VIP seating + Exclusive Carrie Poster & Blu-ray + Photo Op with cast/crew including After-Party + Private Pre-Party (Limited availability)

Damn, if this isn't a great Halloween event and it's for charity... Carrie is having its 40th Anniversary Screening and Prom Oct 14 at the oddly named The Theatre at Ace Hotel. A restored version of the film with some of the cast and crew and inconceivable recreation of the prom will be going on this October.

Cinespia Horror Nights
Oct 15-22
Hollywood Forever
6000 Santa Monica Blvd

Special horror nights at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery including a free showing of IFC's Stan Against Evil.

Saturday, October 15, 6:30 PM
Heritage Square Museum
3800 Homer St, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Free for Museum members and $10 for the general public.

Guests are invited to bring a picnic, blankets, chairs, and candy to enjoy a classic scary movie at Heritage Square. Feature TBD.

Oct 18-27

TCL Chinese 6 Theatres
6801 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
$Individual  tickets or pass

Enjoy two weeks of horror films on Hollywood. The festival has some of the top new frightful moves to scar your minds forever. Special parties and special releases usually come with some free movie posters or dreadful guests.

Friday, October 21, 7:30 PM
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036
$10 for LACMA Film Club members. LACMA Film Club members can purchase tickets starting at 12 pm on Monday, July 11.
$12 for LACMA members, students with valid ID, and seniors (65+); $15 for the general public. 
Guillermo del Toro’s 1993 feature film debut as writer and director is a lush and frightening take on the vampire myth, which drew early admirers and established del Toro’s ability to bend genre and create sympathetic, complex monsters.

other films in the series
Shadow of a Doubt
Tue Oct 4, 2016 | Bing Theater | 1:00 PM
Eyes Without a Face (Les yeux sans visage)
Tue Oct 11, 2016 | Bing Theater | 1:00 PM
The Innocents
Tue Oct 18, 2016 | Bing Theater | 1:00 PM
The Night of the Hunter
Tue Oct 25, 2016 | Bing Theater | 1:00 PM

Thursday, October 20 at ­8 PM
Echo Park Film Center
122 N. Alvardo St.

 Vinegar Syndrome is our Gong Show­-style monthly grab bag of short educational and ephemeral films, plumbing the depths of EPFC’s impressive film library. For enthusiasts of found footage and collage films, it’s a great way to learn what kinds of films are available at the Film Center—the weird, the cool, the good, the bad, the ugly. This month we present Hallowe’en Super 8 Spooktacular, ​specially devised to help you get in the Halloween spirit! We’ll be screening a grab bag of classic and B­Grade horror flicks from EPFC’s formidable Super 8 collection. Expect swamp men, vampires, mummies, werewolves and a few unconvincing rubber monster masks. Featuring LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT with our friends Cosmo Segurson on the organ and Gordon Kurowski on theremin! Plus candy. Lots of candy.

Friday Oct 21, 6pm
Hollywood Forever
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

Garbage is playing at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Bill & Ted's Spooky Halloween Spooftacular
Saturday, October 22 ,10:00pm
UCB Franklin
5919 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

It's a parody of Universal Studios' cheesy old Bill & Ted stage show that was canceled in 2013 after a Vice reporter exposed it for being offensive (and also unfunny). We wrote a full-length fake 2016 version of the theme park show and are putting it on featuring UCB's best writers and actors.

Your favorite terrible pop culture spoof show is back, and it's spoofier than ever. For years, Universal Studios Hollywood had an annual Halloween stage show starring Bill and Ted, lampooning the biggest pop culture happenings of the previous year. Recently, the show was canceled forever for being dumb and bad. That's why we decided to keep the tradition alive by presenting what we think Universal Studios' 2016 Bill and Ted show probably would have been. Because Los Angeles deserves an extremely unfunny, genuinely upsetting comedy show featuring empty pop culture references and two characters from a movie that has not held up well. No one is safe. Not even... Grimsby?!

Saturday, October 22, 2016 7:30 PM
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue
Tonight we celebrate the long-gestating battle to end all battles! Hair vs. hair, pale vs. pale and creepy creak vs. creepy creak; do not miss the showdown sure to make Freddy vs. Jason look like child’s play: Sadako Vs. Kayako. Is there room for only one angry Japanese spirit (and her hair) in this world? Join us as we descend together into a triple feature from hell.
Ju-on: The Grudge
Sadako v Kayako

Evil Dead in Concert / Live to Film
Tuesday, October 25, 8pm

The Theatre at Ace Hotel

929 South Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90015


On Tuesday, October 25, dress up and join us for a special screening of Sam Raimi's horror classic The Evil Dead (1981), with composer Joseph LoDuca's newly reimagined score performed live by LA's own wild Up chamber orchestra, and hosted by EVIL DEAD's Bruce Campbell. 

Live Read of Plan 9 From Outer Space
October 27, 2016
Bob Baker Marionette Theater
1345 W 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA
Reception at 7pm, show at 8pm
Admission: $25 - all sales will benefit the theater

Read by Patton Oswalt, Jonah Ray, Dana Gould, Janet Varney, Matt Braunger, Fred Willard, Nate Mooney, Ron Lynch, and Deborah Baker, Jr.
The live read will be accompanied by live music by Eban Schletter, who has composed for many popular TV shows including Spongebob Squarepants, Mr. Show with Bob & David, the Academy Awards, and Garfunkel and Oates.

Danny Elfman: Halloween at The Hollywood Bowl: “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”
Oct 28-30
Hollywood Bowl
2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068
$35-and up

Three nights of the iconic music from The Nightmare Before Christmas from the man who wrote it himself.

Friday, October 28, 2016 10:30 PM
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue

Rob Schrab (Found Crap, LEGO Movie 2) recreates a local TV creature feature show with SHOCK FEATURE THEATER! Each month, Hostess of the Darkness, Mini Coffee, presents a horror movie complete with vintage commercials, crappy clips, and musical guest The Git Back Gang. In October, SHOCK FEATURE THEATER presents not one but two frightening films!

Beethoven Eroica
Saturday, October 29, 8 pm, Alex Theatre, Glendale;
Sunday, October 30, 7 pm, UCLA’s Royce Hall

Tickets start at $27.

 The West Coast premiere of A Freak in Burbank, a romping homage to filmmaker Tim Burton by Swedish composer Albert Schnelzer, on Saturday, October 29, 8 pm, at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, and Sunday, October 30, 2016, 7 pm, at UCLA’s Royce Hall.  Dausgaard also conducts Beethoven’s inventive and heroic Symphony No. 3, “Eroica,” and six of Sibelius’s Humoresques for violin and orchestra, featuring Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud, praised for his “utter brilliance” (The Strad).
Saturday, October 29, 8pm
The Theatre at Ace Hotel
929 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
$29 - $99
You can start off your Halloween weekend in our eerie 1920’s style movie palace at The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA for a screening of F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent classic Nosferatu accompanied by a live performance of the new score by L.A. Opera's chamber orchestra. After the vampire classic rolls credits, the haunting continues with a dance party featuring a lineup of DJs, drinks, tricks and treats. Costumes welcome and encouraged.

All Night Horrorthon
Sat, Oct 29, 7:30pm
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Spend all night at the Aero Theatre’s 11th annual Horrorthon! Complete with between-film free food, giveaways from Scream Factory, trailers, crazy shorts and surprises! Monster Energy Drinks courtesy of Hansen's Beverages.

Captured Aural Phantasy Theater presents
Tales from the Crypt Halloween BOO-haha!
Saturday, October 29, and Sunday, 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

2 Nights Only! October 29 and 30! This Halloween, join Captured Aural Phantasy Theater for the TALES FROM THE CRYPT HALLOWEEN BOO-HAHA!, an evening of vintage Halloween treats and new, live nighttime entertainment at the historically creepy Bob Baker Marionette Theater. In this one-of-a-kind scare show, we present multi-media performances of classic horror stories from legendary "Tales from the Crypt" comic books LIVE on-stage along with spooky music, macabre magic acts and other Halloween thrills including haunting performances by the Bob Baker Marionettes!

Sold out
Quentin's Horror Comedy All-Nighter
Oct 29, 8pm
New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

You'll laugh til you scream with an all-night marathon packed with ghoulish delights, featuring five horror comedy classics personally selected by Quentin Tarantino plus rare trailers, vintage shorts and other fright-filled, gruesomely hilarious surprises!

Secret Sixteen Terrorthon!
Sunday, October 30 at 1 PM - 11:59 PM
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90057
 A super-chill, all-day marathon of horror + Halloween-themed movies, merch and music. Join us for a triple feature of blood-soaked thrillers from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s, all screened from rare film prints (courtesy of L.A. film warriors Secret Sixteen!)

1pm - doors (vendors open and selling)
2-4pm - cartoons
4-10pm - the 16mm movie-thon
10pm-12am - Rendezvous DJs spin horrortunes

Oct 30-31 
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue 

 Cinefamily presents our favorite annual Halloween tradition: the spine-tingling horror of The Tingler, William Castle’s weirdo masterpiece of gimmickry about a lobster-shaped monster that feeds on terror within the human body! Aside from being the first film to use LSD as a plot device, the original theatrical run was presented in “Percepto,” whereby theater patrons were administered buzzer shocks in their seats, to simulate the monster’s attack. The result, of course, was giddy insanity, as star Vincent Price’s voice urges patrons to “scream for your lives!” As if that wasn’t enough, The Tingler features a major subplot based on our very own Silent Movie Theatre and its original owners, the Hamptons. Feel a tingle up your spine as you watch these scenes set in the very location where you are sitting—and maybe a tingle on your tuchas when we shock you Castle-style with real wired seats!

The Bride of Frankenstein
Monday, October 31, 8 pm
For this night only, Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters will remain open after the museum closes. Admission to Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters from 5 pm to 8 pm is included with movie ticket purchase. Please note that all other museum galleries will close at 5 pm.
 In James Whale’s follow-up to his 1931 Frankenstein, Mary Shelley reveals that the main characters of her novel have survived. Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) is urged by the mad Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger) to build Frankenstein’s monster a female companion. The monster (Boris Karloff), meanwhile, discovers joy, tragedy, and, most frequently, fear-driven hatred in his interactions with humans. The monster only wants companionship, but he remains misunderstood and loathed because of his appearance.