Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Halloween Update: Reminders

Night of the Living Dead
A Special 50th Anniversary Event
Playhouse 7 on Oct 24th
Claremont 5 on Oct 24th
Ahrya Fine Arts on Oct 24th
Celebrate 50 years of Living Dead by seeing the completely restored and remastered version of Night of the Living Dead in theaters. The iconic film that started the zombie genre and shaped modern horror movies as we know and love them today. Directed by horror legend, George A. Romero, the film is a great story of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time.
Tues, Oct 24th7 PM – 10 PM
University of Philosophical Research
3910 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90027
$12 advance / $15 door

The summer of 1975 completely changed movie history. Not only did the release of JAWS set the standard for the “summer blockbuster,” it also ignited society’s communal anxiety, fear, and fascination with what could be lurking just below the surface of the water.

Here's reminders for all that's happening this weekend into Halloween itself. Will have even more added to the lists.


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.


A Night at the Haunted Mansion
Friday, October 26, 9PM - 2AM
5574 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood
Free, Must Register

"Calling all BOYS & GHOULS...for one night only, step beyond the velvet curtains on All Hallows Eve and into an evening of nouveau Franco frights and hellish delights that can only be known as A Night at The Haunted Mansion. NO ONE HERE MAKES IT OUT ALIVE."

6th Annual Santa Monica Zombie Crawl
Saturday, Oct. 27, 6 p.m.-Close
Rusty's Surf Ranch 256 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401
$15 and up

*Dress like a zombie.
Enjoy Spooky Food & Drink Specials All Night at over 8 of the city's most popular bars & restaurants starting at Rusty's on the Pier and ending at the Official After Party at 1212 on the Promenade with DJ, Dancing, Late Night Happy Hour Menu, Contests & more.

Saturday, October 27 and
Sunday, October 28, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
South Patio
Union Station
800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

"Two-Day, Family Friendly Event to Feature a Zombie Zone Hay Maze, Treats-on-Track Trail, Hourly Monster Mash Dance Party and Pet Parade & Costume Contest."

Mourning and Halloween Tours at Heritage Square Museum
Oct. 27-28, noon – 4pm
Heritage Square
3800 Homer Street
$20 adults, $15 members/seniors $8 children, free for kids 5 and younger.
Adults can join in reenactment of an Edwardian funeral to learn customs and attitudes about turn-of-the-century death as well as join in a séance. The kid’s program (only on Sunday Oct. 28) features period games, harvest crafts, trick or treating and a pumpkin patch. Free with admission

Wednesday, October 31 7:00pm
UCBT Sunset
5419 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 
$7 Entry will be on a first come/first serve rolling basis. On arrival, please check-in with the box office to receive your ticket and time.

"An Immersive Comedy Haunted House! In this Immersive Comedy Experience, audience members will make their way through multiple rooms in the UCB Sunset building attempting to help the Snapchat Ghost right the Internet's wrongs.

Legend has it that the UCB Sunset building was once the site of a mental asylum that shut down after everybody in it died at the same time.
And now, every year on October 31st, all the Internet demons buried under UCB Sunset rise up for vengeance. It's up to you to stop UCB Sunset from becoming a portal for all of the internet's trolls, haters, Yodel Bois, Damned Daniels, and Yelp reviewers to cross over from the internet and bug us IRL."


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."


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.