Friday, September 29, 2017

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Halloween Episodes

I'm really going to miss this show. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the one starting in 2012 from Nick has been one of the best adaptions of the Turtles yet. It pays a tremendous amount of homage to the comics and early shows, but the references from everything else are just too good. This includes the recent reference to the movie, The Mack in the Halloween episodes that have just started coming out. Join our turtles in time battling Dracula, The Wolfman, The Mummy and Frankenstein in the current and upcoming episodes. Also get a glimpse of April O'Neil's Halloween costume, Robert DeNiro in Taxi Driver?

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Halloween Update: The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special? Screamfest Schedule and more

The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special?
Well, did not see that coming, but somehow there's going to be a half an hour David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special based on Tom Hanks' character from SNL this Halloween. It'll be airing on Saturday, October 28 at 11:30 PM ET/PT, on NBC with Hanks voicing Mr. S. Pumpkins.

The plot?
"Set in a small suburban town on All Hallows’ Eve, the special centers on David Pumpkins and his skeleton sidekicks who show a young boy and his sister the true meaning of Halloween, answering none of their questions along the way."

via Deadline

Screamfest has its full schedule and guide up for it's numerous Halloween showing Oct 10-18 at the Chinese Theares in Hollywood. There's such a wide selection of new horror, it's hard to choose what to see. You have so many films with great buzz behind them like Dead Ant, Ruin Me, Tragedy Girls and more.

The Return of the Living Dead - Midnight
Friday, October 13 at 11:55 PM - 1:30 AM
Landmark's Nuart Theatre
11272 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90025

Halloween Update: Starting This Weekend

Halloween goes to full swing as we crossover to October this Sunday. All of our main haunts will be open and in the coming weeks we have an unending amount of horror movies to see a scares to explore. Be sure to check out this very loaded weekend which will bloat even further next month. If you need scares you have them.

As always check the Halloween Master List for the latest on all things to do in LA with Halloween in mind.

Beyond Fest 2017
Sept 29-Oct 10
Egyptian Theatre

Where to even start with the selection, it's not Fantastic Fest, but damn, it might be my favorite film festival LA has. You're a close second SpectreFest, but you in trouble with The Cinefamily being out right now.

They're showing some amazing horror cult classics like Slumber Party Massacre 1 & 2 with guests in person. Hellraiser has an anniversary screening and Suspiria, a horror gem I keep hearing about on the Shock Waves podcast that's 40 years old and is being remade for this year, weird.

There's so many free screenings too. I'm not sure why, but lucky if you can make it, you got to go in person to grab a seat for those.

Wicked Lit 2017
September 29 – November 11, 2017
(preview performance on September 28)
Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery
2300 N. Marengo Ave. Altadena

"Back for the 8th year at Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery, Wicked Lit 2017 features dynamic adaptations of classic horror literature presented as an immersive theatre experience!"

A 4 live play experience unfolds in front of you in a mausoleum and cemetery. And you're not sitting, you're following the shows.

The plays:
Thoth's Labyrinth
The Damned Thing
The Open Door+ Liliom

Dark Harbor
September 28 - Nov 1 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802
$20 online, that will go up as it's get sooner to Halloween
*Don't forget you have to pay for parking too

This year we get the new Feast Maze and it's on the ship, a story about a militiary Chef who was cooking up troops? How patriotic? And, for those old enough an ice bar experience called "The Meat Locker". More mazes on and off the ship with live (for how long) entertainment and a carnival of greasy food packed in.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride Clown
Sept 29-Oct 31st Select Nights
Griffith Park

4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Price varies by night $30 and up

We're not Crystal Lake clear, but it involves clowns, creepy clowns.

 Reign Of Terror Haunted House
*sound when you got to the site
Open for 13 nights in 2017, starting September 30

Janss Marketplace (enter behind Gold's Gym)
197 N. Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 
$15 , $20 or $25 each
The award-winning Reign of Terror Haunted House features 8 interconnected fear-inducing attractions, 100 separate rooms to walk through and dozens of frightful characters (alive and dead!) waiting to give you a thrill...all indoors under one

Boo at the L.A. Zoo
October 1 through 31, 2017
10 am – 4 pm
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Zoo Admission

Treat the imagination at Boo at the L.A. Zoo, where you’ll find Halloween adventure every day in October and special entertainment—including live performances, special animal feedings, pumpkin carving, and more—on weekends. With trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo on October 28 and 29 only. Costumes encouraged!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Jackie Chan Added To BeyondFest Triple Threat: A Night with Jackie Chan

Now having not only Van Damme and Schwarzenegger we're getting Jackie Chan in Q&A and triple feature showing of Chan movies.

Friday the 13th has the release of Chan's newest film The Foreigner in theaters, because of a deal with the studios releasing the film we all get a Jackie Chan triple feature. We get

MIRACLES – MR. CANTON AND THE LADY ROSE. Immediately following MIRACLES, Jackie will join us for a moderated Q&A that will then be followed by 35mm screenings of POLICE STORY 3: SUPER COP and POLICE STORY.

Now, Jackie Chan is one of the best guests for live talk. He's not just going to sit there. I've been lucky enough to see Jackie in a live Q&A and he's phenomenal. Just don't ask him to sing, because he will. And strangely enough, in China, they like it.  

Triple Threat: A Night with Jackie Chan
 Friday, Oct 6, 7:00 PM
Egyptian Theatre - Hollywood
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Tickets are on sale now for $20

The Jackbox Party Pack 4 Out Oct 17 In Time For Halloween Parties

Just announced is the fourth in a series of game packs that always make the time with friends a little bit better. The Jackbox Party Pack 4 is going to be out Oct 17.

The new games included are 
  • Fibbage 3 – The threequel to the outrageous bluffing game boasts totally new question types. (2-8 players)
    • Fibbage: Enough About You – A new game mode where players guess weird facts about each other! (3-8 players)
  • Survive the Internet – Twist your friends’ “online” comments in comical ways in this web-based frame game. (3-8 players)
  • Monster Seeking Monster – A spooky date-a-thon where you message and date fellow monsters with special powers! (3-7 players)
  • Bracketeering – Place smart bets on stupid arguments in this deranged debate match. (3-16 players)
  • Civic Doodle – Improve the town’s murals and one-up your friends in this irreverent art game. (3-8 players)

Exact dates per system are  below
Jackbox Party Pack 4, will launch on Oct. 17 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system; Oct. 18 on Apple TV (4th Generation only); Oct. 19 on Nintendo Switch™, Windows PC and Mac via Steam, the Humble Store and Bundle Stars, as well as the Mac App Store, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Nvidia Shield; and Oct. 20 on Xbox One.

Halloween Update: The Biggest Party Is On Halloween

 We're adding a few more events including the annual West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval, though details on the host and bands are still up.

Foreign Horror Throwback Thursdays October
Thursdays, 7:30pm
Oct 5 Timecrimes
Oct 12 The Host
Oct 19 Trollhunter
Oct 26 Let The Right One In
NoHo 7

Every Thursday night a horror film from another country, all of which are quite entertaining.

Hauntings A Halloween Show
Opens Oct. 6, 7pm-9pm at G1988
7308 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

It's a Halloween show from Shannon Bonatakis that you won't want to miss.

Jigsaw Blood Drives

Jigsaw is bringing back the iconic Blood Drive to save more lives than ever. Donate blood at any mobile Jigsaw Blood Drive around the country and receive a free ticket to see Jigsaw In Theaters October 27, courtesy of Lionsgate and Atom Tickets.

Spoopy HalloWEEB Party 2017
Saturday, October 28 at 8:30 PM - 12:30 AM
1144 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

 "Party at the biggest Anime Cosplay Halloween Event this October! Happening at the heart of downtown LA, the party is 2 mins from LA Convention Center, Staple Center, LA Live, and right beside the Pico Train Station. It is the PERFECT afterparty for those attending LA Comic Con or those who just wants to party with the sexy and “spoopy” maids from Cloud 9 Cute Maid Cafe! This year’s theme is HalloWEEB! (Halloween x WEEB = Your favorite anime/gaming characters as scary monsters, witches, vampires, zombies, and globlins!)"

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval
October 31 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Located on Santa Monica Blvd between Doheny Dr and La Cienega Blvd, WeHo Halloween Carnaval

The biggest Halloween party in LA. The annual West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval returns for another year of streets filled with the best costumes LA has to offer with live music and a huge crowd of party people.

*Not for kids when it hits sundown
*Before you go, remember to pack lightly—no backpacks, camera bags or totes allowed. Attendees are asked to carry items in clear plastic bags this year.

Weekly What To Do: What's Beyond The Wasteland?

Be sure to check out Halloween Master list too for any Halloween activities this weekend, including the start of The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor.

Wasteland Weekend 2017
Wed, Sep 27, 2017, 7:00 AM –
Sun, Oct 1, 2017, 12:00 PM PDT
35.087439, -117.825400

Wasteland Weekend is a 5-day post-apocalyptic party in the heart of the California desert wastelands.
Costumes are required and you must be at least 18 years old at the time of the event to attend.
Wasteland Weekend provides camping space, a 360-degree post-apocalyptic environment, entertainment and activities, vendors, and basic facilities.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle ScreenX Screenings
Starts Sept 28
CGV Cinemas

Kingsman 2 in a special new format where the screen spreads out along the walls of the theater beyond the screen.

Beyond Fest 2017
Sept 29-Oct 10
Egyptian Theatre

Where to even start with the selection, it's not Fantastic Fest, but damn, it might be my favorite film festival LA has. You're a close second SpectreFest, but you in trouble with The Cinefamily being out right now.

They're showing some amazing horror cult classics like Slumber Party Massacre 1 & 2 with guests in person. Hellraiser has an anniversary screening and Suspiria, a horror gem I keep hearing about on the Shock Waves podcast that's 40 years old and is being remade for this year, weird.

There's so many free screenings too. I'm not sure why, but lucky if you can make it, you got to go in person to grab a seat for those.

Van Nuys Arts Festival
Fri, September 29, 2017
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
Van Nuys Civic Center
14410 Sylvan Street
Los Angeles, CA 91401

The event highlights the SFV community through its arts and culture. The first of it's kind celebrating the Valley. Music, art, booths from around the valley and food trucks.

Front Porch Cinema Fall Schedule:
September 29 - "La La Land" (PG-13)
October 6 - "The Princess Bride" (PG)
October 13 - "Hidden Figures" (PG)
October 20 - "Beauty and the Beast" (PG)
October 27 -  Bonus Screening: "Rogue Elements" presented by REI (PG)

6 p.m. - Cinema Lounge opens (21+)

7:30 p.m. - Movie begins 
Santa Monica Pier

Missing the Twilight Concert Series? Well, the Santa Monica Pier today announced the return of Front Porch Cinema, the consummate Southern California free movie series under the stars and over the Ocean every Friday night this fall from Sept. 29-Oct. 27. The Pier will be transformed into a cozy and perfect setting for a night of movies, scrumptious food, themed drinks in the cinema lounge, and activities for the kiddos, Mom, Dad, first dates, the cool kids, and all. The audience can unwind on old-timey lawn chairs, comfy blankets, and watch on a giant screen with the highest quality HD-projection and line-array sound provided by LA's premier outdoor movie producers, EatISeeIHear.

September 29, 2017, 4:00 - 5:30 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The USC School of Cinematic Arts invites you and a guest to a panel discussion featuring:
  • Dr. Milind Tambe – Helen N. and Emmett H. Jones Professor in Engineering; Founding Co-Director, USC Center for AI in Society
  • Dr. Paul Rosenbloom – Professor, Computer Science Department, Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Dr. Eric Rice – Associate Professor, USC Suzanne Dwoark-Peck School of Social Work and the Viterbi School of Engineering;  Founding Co-Director, USC Center for AI in Society
  • Dr. Sheila Tejada – Senior Lecturer, Computer Science Department, Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Moderated by Norman Hollyn – Professor, Production Division and Media Arts + Practice

Zelda Symphony in Los Angeles
Saturday, Sept 30, 8pm
Dolby Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd #180, Los Angeles, California 90028
$130 | $115 | $100 | $80 | $65 | $55
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is returning in 2017 and coming to Hollywood with an updated orchestral adventure! The show will feature an all new movement from Skyward Sword, a much-anticipated Breath of the Wild arrangement, and the return of a classic that might just make some wishes come true!
Interlude (2 person exhibition)
Ryan Bubnis + Deth P Sun
Opening Reception with the Artists:
Saturday, September 30th, 6:30 - 10:00 PM
September 30 - October 18, 2017
Giant Robot 2 - GR2 Gallery
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard

*warning, sound as soon as you click link
​BBQ Competition
Saturday, September 30th, 2017:  12pm to 4pm
Firefighters First Credit Union - 815 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
5 sample tastings for $15 (in advance) or $20 at event
VIP Tickets $60 include hearty BBQ meal served to you in indoor VIP dining area,
beverage, dessert and BBQ SWAG bag.
The Fire It Up!BBQ Competition is a fundraising partnership between two nonprofits that serve and honor the firefighting community.  Proceeds will benefit Fire Family Foundation and the African American Firefighter Museum. 
PocketWatchand The Equanimous Jones Quartet
Saturday, September 30, 2017; 7:30 p.m.
Au Lac Restaurant-Bar Fedora, Downtown Los Angeles
Per set (Only $5 more to stay for both sets)
Reserve ahead - $20 general, $25 VIP seating; $25 at the door; Students with ID: $10
An evening of Contemporary Jazz and Classical music from PocketWatch led by pianist Gerry Bryant followed by The Equanimous Jones Quartet led by saxophonist Tommy Myers at Downtown Los Angeles’ Au Lac Restaurant-Bar Fedora.
Sat, September 30, 2017
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
Los Angeles Center Studios
450 South Bixel Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017