Wednesday, September 12, 2018

LA Halloween Guide 2018: Entertainment, Horror Movies & Parties

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 This is the guide for all things to scare you this Halloween for parties and entertainment. Entertainment includes the horror movies and film fests you"ll be able to see. We"ll add more and more as we get closer to the big 31st on the calendar.


Hallowe’en Spooktacular
Saturday, Sept. 22 - Sunday, Nov. 4
Bob Baker Marionette Theater
1345 W. 1st St. Los Angeles, CA 90026

"This year’s Hallowe’en Spooktacular will be the last show run in the original Bob Baker Marionette Theater. Our Hallowe’en Spooktacular is a family friendly and terrifyingly fun hour-long revue show done in traditional Bob Baker “theater in the round” style. Over one hundred spirited puppets rally together to unearth everything on strings; from the xylo- bone playing ghouls, to the soulful laments of Dracula and Vampira and a bone rattling soiree of glow-in-the-dark skeletons, flitting the night away in their secret moonlit Cabaret. Bob Baker’s Hallowe’en Spooktacular is sure to whisk you away to “the place where imagination dwells” - and sometimes, lurks..."

Spook Show's Biz-aar!
Sat, September 22, 2018
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Halloween Club
14447 Firestone Boulevard
La Mirada, CA 90638
Free, RSVP

"For the past few years, horror and Halloween enthusiasts near and far have traveled to meet where all kindred spirits may lie. This gathering of haunting is known as the “Spook Show”, an annual event conjured up by the Halloween Club. Spook Show started with a simple mission: facilitate an outdoor-gathering where local Southern Californian businesses and fellow enthusiasts may come share their penchant for the macabre and support the local community"

Oct 4-Nov 3 Select Nights
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre
4850 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Ages 16 and up.
Sorry Friends - There is No Late Admittance
 nor Bathroom Access for This Event: 
Please Arrive 15 minutes Prior to Showtime to Check-In.  
“Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group’s ALL-NEW fun and frightening Haunted-Halloween Theatrical Attraction for 2018, 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.”

The Night Terrors Art Show
5 Nights In October
Oct 5,12, 19, 26 & 31 6pm to midnight
1056 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019

Come to Exhibit A Gallery for tricks and treats this October for "Night Terrors" our horror themed art show and Creature Feature. On display will be over 100 pieces of Horror inspired art of pumpkins, goblins, vampires, ghosts, ghouls and more from some of the most renowned artists in the horror art industry. Every Friday Night in October, including Halloween Night, we'll be projecting some of the most iconic and cult classic horror movies of all time.  The reception will begin each night at 6pm to 7:30pm. The lights will dim and three horror classics will begin showing until midnight. Art will be available for purchase throughout the evening.  First 25 people will receive trick or treat bags in which 5 will contain treats and all other tricks.  Complimentary concession stand filled with popcorn, candy, and drinks will be available to guests.

Silence! The Musical
Oct 11 - Nov 3, 12 nights only
Let Live Theatre At The Actors Co
916 N Formosa Ave, Los Angeles, California 90046
"SILENCE! The Musical is a bawdy tribute to the iconic film "The Silence of the Lambs". Rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling matches wits with brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, to catch serial killer Buffalo Bill. This laugh-out-loud naughty satire features a chorus of singing and dancing lambs, Buffalo Bill gleefully dancing a hoedown while kidnapping hapless Catherine Martin and even Dr. Lecter singing about the life he’d like to lead outside the prison walls."

October 11-Nov 16 Select NightsEl Cid
4212 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90029
$34 – $190 
Return to the cruel summer of 1997. In Southport, North Carolina back when Julie, Ray, Helen and Barry were out having fun, drinking, partying, running people over, and getting away with murder. But, when it becomes clear the truth is no longer six feet under, the friends quickly realize that it’s not over until The Fisherman sings. Literally. Set to a playlist of 90s B-sides from Eve 6, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Third Eye Blind, The Verve Pipe, and more, #IKnowMusical is bound to have you singing and screaming your heart out. And, yes, Julie obviously sings Jennifer Love Hewitt’s How Do I Deal as heard on the sequel soundtrack.

Nights of the Jack
Oct 11 - Nov 4 (select nights) 6 PM-11 PM
King Gillette Ranch
26800 Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302

Adult Ticket - $25 (13yrs old and above)
Children Ticket - $20 (4yrs - 12yrs old)
Infant - FREE (0-3 yrs old)
"Nights of the Jack is a Halloween Jack O’ Lantern experience tailored for all ages. Our show will feature thousands of hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins, situated throughout our stunning property at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas, CA. This year, allow your family and friends to experience the Halloween season like never before!"

The 7th Annual UCB Halloween Scream
Monday, October 15, 11:00pm
UCBT 5919 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Come out at the Witching Hour (or, in this case, the hour before) 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!

Monday, October 15, 22, 29 7:00pm
UCBT Sunset
5419 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 
The Terrors presents two Improvised One Act plays.One set in the past, Classic Gothic Horror. One set in the future, Science Fiction Horror.
The Woman In Black 
October 17 - November 11
Pasadena Playhouse
$25 and up

"Witness Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story that has kept London’s West End on the edge of its seat for the past 28 years! A man obsessed, believing his family has been cursed by a ghostly woman in black, tells his terrifying story to exorcise the fear that grips his soul." 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
5700 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Free, Must Register

"Zombies, witches and Sadakos of night! Put your Halloween costume on and join our Halloween themed conversation café, Tea Time! You will enjoy Japanese snacks and tea while you chat with native Japanese speakers. All levels welcome! Japanese language experience is not necessary."

October 24 & 25
Mayan Theatre
1038 S Hill St
Doors 7pm – Show 8:15pm
Tickets available from Ticketweb
& these fine establishments:
Wacko, 4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Feliz – (323) 663-0122
Brat, 1938 14th St, Santa Monica
$40.00 - $75.00

A new crazy show happening two nights in LA. Expect luchadors, laughs and Halloween violence.
October 26 – 28, and 31, 2018
6:00 – 9:30 pm
Festival of Arts
Pageant of the Masters
650 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Adult tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door

“Resurrecting an event from years past, the Pageant’s backstage will transform into a haunted house with an artistic twist. The Festival of Arts grounds will be filled with ghoulish tricks and treats including art activities, live music, wandering zombies and other “spook-tacular” surprises.”

October 26, 27, 28, 7:30PM - 11:30PM
Private residence
Disco Dining Club & The Grim Wreather Present: The Flowering of the Strange Orchid. A 3-night, botanical horror dinner party. Exploring the symbiotic relationship between man and flower, The Flowering Of The Strange Orchid's uniquely decadent interpretation of Halloween dares to elevate the Fall season. This is your favorite holiday...exaggerated with all the opulence, grandeur and hedonism of any Disco Dining Club soiree.

Saturday, Oct. 27 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.*
* Haunted house opens promptly at 7 p.m.: don’t be late — people will be dying to get in.
Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga CA  90290
(midway between Pacific Coast Highway and the Ventura Freeway)
General Admission: $15
Kids 6-15: $10
Ages 5 and under: free
Theatricum BOO-tanicum — Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum transforms into the haunted BOO-tanicum with the company’s 8th annual Halloween extravaganza, highlighted by its unique and infamous haunted house. Enjoy the tricks and treats of the season on the wooded grounds with a host of enticements including ghost stories, game booths, festive food and libations, performances by Creative PlayGround, Peter Alsop, comedy improv group Off the Grid; and more. Beware of zombie thespians! Come on down… if you dare.

The Sanderson Sisters' Halloween Special
Saturday, October 27, 11:59pm

UCBT Franklin
5919 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The witches of Hocus Pocus present Never Before seen/Deleted Scenes from never-aired Halloween Specials. That's right, the Sanderson sisters are back and have enchanted a television to show them original Halloween scenes from their favorite movies and tv shows.
Featuring Binx the Cat: in a cage. 

LA Opera: Vampyr
October 27, 31
The Theatre at Ace Hotel
929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
$29.00 and up

"Menace lurks behind every shadow in a remote village filled with secrets. Our annual Halloween mash-up of opera and cinema returns to the spectacular Theatre at Ace Hotel with filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer’s surreal 1932 masterwork, one of the most unsettling vampire movies ever made. Composer Joby Talbot creates a compelling new score for chamber orchestra and singers, performed live with a rare screening of this cinematic gem, underestimated for decades but now regarded as an important landmark of the horror genre."

John Carpenter Live Performing Halloween & All Of His Greatest Scores
Wed, Oct 31, 7pm
Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood
$45 and up

Organist Clark Wilson provides chills and thrills to accompany the silent classic Nosferatu, the first film adaptation of Dracula.


Beyond Fest
Sept 26-Oct 9th
Egyptian Theater

46 films. 24 West Coast premieres. 1 new ticketing partner: Brown Paper Tickets

Another crazy huge section of films, be careful they may sell out fast.

Bloody Disgusting Presents Retro Nightmares
Starts Sept 27th
Select Theaters

"Just in time to kick off the Halloween season, five HD digitally remastered cult horror classics--as voted online by fans--will be coming to the big screen as part of the “Bloody Disgusting Presents Retro Nightmares” Cinema Series this fall: The House on Sorority Row (in theaters Thursday, September 27th), Amityville: The Evil Escapes & Amityville: It’s About Time – Double Feature Event (Thursday, October 4th), Sweet Sixteen & The Convent – Double Feature Event (Thursday, October 11th)."


CHRISTINE 35th Anniversary midnight horror screening!
Friday, September 28, 2018 at 11:30 PM
Los Feliz 3
1822 N. Vermont, Los Angeles, California 90027
"Join us for the 35th Anniversary of the horror classic CHRISTINE! Share with friends and other horror enthusiasts and check out this Carpenter classic! Only 150 seats available!"

ArcLight Presents... Tales of Terror
Oct 1-31
Multiple ArcLights

"Get ready for Halloween with a unique film series curated by ArcLight Cinemas. Up next, ArcLight Presents… Tales of Terror brings horror, supernatural and classic monster films.

October 4 - 7
Raleigh Studios
5300 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Tickets $
Festival Pass $125.19

"Shriekfest is celebrating 18 years in Los Angeles! We will have parties, screenings, more parties, and more screenings! "

Scary Subtitles
Every Thursday in October
NoHo 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

A foreign horror movie every Thursday this October.

October 4 The Devil's Backbone Details
October 11 Black Sabbath Details
October 18 I Saw the Devil Details
October 25 Dead Snow Details

Boobs and Blood International Film Festival
Oct 5-6
The Mayflower Club
11110 Victory Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91606
Average $10 per event

A small film festival that packs a punch. A lot of the slaes of tickets goes to fight breast cancer. No, we're not making this stuff up. Special events include a SCREAM QUEEN-ATHON, featuring 9 of the best Scream Queens and horror actresses in the business.

Oct 9-18
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres
6801 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028.
 Individual film tickets are $11.00 each.

 Screamfest finally has it's line-up...well up. Check out from the brutal selection. We really want to see
Open 24 Hours a story a bout a girl just started working the night shift at a gas station mini-mart when her murderous psycho killer ex-boyfriend comes back from the dead.  And special 20th Anniversary screening of Bride of Chucky. There's just so many more to choose from! We could just die!

San Fernando Valley Halloween Drive-In Nights
Oct 12 Hocus Pocus & Christine
Oct 13 Beetlejuice and A Nigthmare on Elm Street
Lake Balboa Complex
6335 Woodley Avenue
Lake Balboa, CA 91406

Zombie - Midnight
Friday, October 19 at 11:55 PM – 1:30 AM
Landmark's Nuart Theatre
11272 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90025

Lucio Fulci's ZOMBIE plays at midnight on October 19! Digitally remastered from the original negative and completely uncut!

Sunday, October 14th, 2018, 12:00pm-10pm
The Montalbán, 1615 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028
$13 - $64
“Nostalgic Nebula + The Montalbán present a special 10-hour celebration of horror legend Clive Barker’s immortal Hellraiser series. In addition to having Hellraiser I & II, we will have your favorite merchandise, collectibles and costumes for Halloween and Horror Classic the Montalbán starting at 12 Noon”

Elvira's Movie Macabre: House on Haunted Hill
THURSDAY October 18, 2018 7:00 PM
The Frida Cinema
305 E 4th St, Ste 100
Santa Ana, California 92701

"At 8pm, sit back with your favorite horror movie snack treats as we present the classic ELVIRA'S MOVIE MACABRE, starring the “Mistress of the Dark” on screen, as she takes on William Castle’s 1959 classic chiller THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL! The movie features none other than horror icon Vincent Prince at his ghoulish best, along with the film’s iconic EMERGO wonder effect!"

Friday, October 19th, 2018, 8:00pm
The Montalbán, 1615 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028
The Montalbán & The Hollywood Chamber Orchestra present: RE-ANIMATOR screening with special guest Q&A. That’s right, the film with a live orchestra. 

16mm 80s Horror Sequels Movie Marathon
Saturday, October 20, 2:00 PM
Dynasty Typewriter
2511 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90057

"We know that you want a powerhouse 12-hour session of ‘80s horror franchise sequels projected from nothing but rare film prints -- because we do too. Join splatterpunks Secret Sixteen, Friday Night Frights, The Mall and The Voyager Institute as they unlock a celluloid sarcophagus of terrifying beauty.  These horror sagas are our beloved let’s get down with six high-energy installments where a beloved franchise hit its peak, or got rrrrrrrreal loose in the best way possible. The Secret Sixteen mission: to project horror/cult rarities exclusively from the portable, wonderous 16mm format.  Hints are dropped, but titles are never revealed until they unspool onscreen."

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
October 21, 2018 - 11:00 am
Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
Courtyard Level, Hammer Museum
Free admission
Abbott and Costello face the world’s most notorious monsters in this gleeful spoof of Universal’s own classic horror movie franchises. The comic duo star as hapless delivery men unwittingly transporting the bodies of Dracula, Frankenstein and the Wolf Man, but end up delivering old-fashioned scares with hilarious antics.

The Exorcist
Mon, Oct 22, 7:30pm
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211

"In honor of the film’s 45th anniversary, the Academy will host a celebratory screening of the director’s cut, featuring an onstage discussion with director William Friedkin and actress Ellen Burstyn."
Tickets on sale at 10 a.m. on October 4th.

Ghost Squad
Wed, Oct 24, 7pm
JFLA Auditorium
5700 Wilshire Blvd, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036

We highly recommend it. We'll try and get a review out for it, but it's best going in knowing it's incredibly dumb with no subtlety to the soft-core lesbianism.

Rooftop Cinema Club
Oct 25-27& 30
Level Downtown LA

They're “creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're all together ooky,” they’re the Rooftop Cinema Club October screening schedule! LEVEL will be hosting ‘Horror Week’ beginning on October 25th with What We Do In The Shadows, Silence of the Lambs (October 26), Poltergeist (October 27), Alien, (October 30), and ending the week with The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, which will be sure to help you sleep at night.

 The Fog
October 26 – November 1
Nuarte Theatre

The Fog wafts back into theaters in late October. John Carpenter’s first post-Halloween venture into the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired, apocalyptic vein that he would continue to mine in films like The Thing (1982) and Prince of Darkness  (1987), THE FOG depicts the seaside California town of Antonio Bay in the grips of an ancient curse and a creeping mist. Drenched in malevolent atmosphere and packing an ensemble cast.

Fri, Oct 26, 7:30pm 
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403

All Night Horrorthon 13
Sat, Oct 27, 2018
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403

One of our favorite events for Halloween season. And this year it's the special 13 version of the thon that keeps you up all night.

What's playing"
1. Jason X -Space is the place
2. Body Melt
3. Link
4. Maximum Overdrive-Stephen King on cocaine in the 80's directed this
5. Zombie 3
6. Curtains
7. Antropophagus

"Spend all night at the Aero Theatre’s 13th annual Horrorthon! Complete with between-film free food, giveaways, trailers and crazy shorts, this movie marathon feels like rowdiest and most bizarre sleepover you’ll ever attend. Expect special appearances by the beloved Corn Gorn and his bride, Frost Nixon, Wizard Policeman, George Washingmachine and more from the Horrorthon canon. Be prepared to be showered with candy from Randy and DVDs at random. Pack your pillows and survival kits and don’t be shy…the louder you scream, the better your chances of being crowned Mister Horrorthon 2018. Oh, and did we mention stack upon stacks of free pizza and Monster drinks?"

Suspiria Q&As 
Saturday, Oct. 27, 6pm and 6:30pm
ArcLight Hollywood

With Director Luca Guadagnino & Actors Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson. ArcLight Cinemas is excited to announce two Q&As for the upcoming film - Suspiria. ArcLight Hollywood will host the Q&As on Saturday 10/27 after the 6:00pm & 6:30pm shows. A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Reserve now!
Sun, Oct 28, 7:30pm

Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Halloween back in theaters

Playhouse 7, 10.29.14 - 10.29.14
NoHo 7, 10.29.14 - 10.29.14
Claremont 5, 10.30.13 - 10.30.13 

Simply, a classic that started the genre of slasher films.

"This release features a RESTORED and REMASTERED digital print supervised by cinematographer Dean Cundey. A psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish adolescent girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets."


Saturday, October 13
8PM - 1AM
Private Location
Los Angeles, CA 90014
* from the Drunken Devil
"Halloween, experience the reign of one of the most infamous emperors in Roman history, Caligula, as you enjoy a wild party in his gleefully deranged and degenerate court.As you sip on libations, an immersive theatrical narrative unfolds around you. Choose your own path as you interact with various members of Caligula's court...and keep your wits about you, as not all at this wild party is as it seems."

LBScary @Nick 2018
Saturday, October 27 at 7 PM – 11 PM
Nickelodeon Animation
231 W Olive Ave, Burbank, California 91502
Deejay, dancing, prizes for three best costume categories; scariest, best couple or group, and best overall costume, and a raffle for roundtrip airline tickets for two! Plus more surprises!

Sat, Oct 27, 2018, 9:00 PM
Los Angeles Theatre
615 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

"LA's favorite Halloween extravaganza has found a new home! We're taking the party to DTLA this year to explore the haunted rooms of the historic Los Angeles Theatre."
10th Annual King Tut's Tomb LA Halloween Party
Sat, Oct 27, 2018, 9:00 PM
The Egyptian Theatre Hollywood
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
$tarts at $25

"King Tut's Tomb Comes Alive for its tenth Year Running at the amazing Egyptian Theatre Courtyard! This 10th Annual event made a name for itself every year as the best selling and #1 rated party by in Hollywood, California each and every year. This year it grows even larger when Top International House DJs headline the main stage. Also performing, LA’s Top DJ openers will rock the dance floor to get your groove on-- in full costume with all your friends!"

Minimal Effort: All Hallow's Eve
Sat, Oct 27, 2018, 8:00 PM
The Belasco Theater
1050 South Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
$tarts at $49
Minimal Effort returns to the Belasco Theater in DTLA on Saturday, October 27th, inviting out some of the world’s most in-demand selectors to Los Angeles.

Haunted Night in Little Tokyo: The Block Party 2018
Saturday, Oct. 27 6pm-12am
2nd Street in between Central & San Pedro Street
Little Tokyo

 Haunted Night in Little Tokyo: The Block Party is a one night Halloween festival with music and entertainment, local food and retail vendors, beer garden and a costume contest.

Sun, Oct 28, 7:00 pm
5 Star Bar, 267 S Main St, Los Angeles, California 90012

Trick-or-Treat in Little Tokyo
Wed, October 31, 2018
4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Japanese Village Plaza
335 East 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Japanese Village Plaza is the perfect destination for all the little goblins and ghouls looking for some sweet treats on October 31st. Small business owners in the Plaza will be handing out candies and treats for costumed kiddies.

Wed, Oct 31, 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Santa Monica Boulevard between North Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard
* Parking is a nightmare, use public transport or an app
"Each year, the City of West Hollywood hosts its incomparable Halloween Carnaval — one of the most unique Halloween gatherings in the world. With an estimated attendance of several hundred thousand people, the Halloween Carnaval is the world’s largest Halloween festivity. Akin to Times Square in New York City on New Year’s Eve, it is one of Southern California’s largest events of any kind."

Golden Road Brewing's Halloween Bash: A Night to Dismember
Wed, Oct 31, 2018, 8:00 PM
Golden Road Brewing
5410 San Fernando Road
Glendale, CA
$15 or 
Free admission with Eventbrite RSVP + bring in one of the below items:
Nonperishable food items
Feminine Hygiene Products21+

Featuring live music by Teenage Werewolves, pyschic readings (tarot + palm), a haunted house designed by Albert Reyes, and specialty brews.