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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Halloween Update Part 13 Section B-00

Booburgh by Andrew Kolb are cute little pieces of one scary, cute town. Kolb, whose work we've featured on the site multiple times, shows off a new part of town each day of October. You can get any spooky place for yourself from his online store. We're hopping for a full town piece on Halloween.

The spookiest little town this side of Lake Eerie!
• 10" x 8" print
• Archival inks
• Museum quality matte paper
• open edition

10 Years of Blumhouse Presents: GET OUT
Friday, October 25
The Albert & Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP

Saturday, October 26, and Sunday, October 27, 2019
from noon-6 p.m.
Union Station
South Patio

Union Station will become a ghoulishly gleeful garden of goblins at the 2nd annual Boo-nion Station, a free two-day, family-friendly Halloween hoopla in downtown L.A.
The free, fiendishly fun event, will transform the station’s South Patio into a mystical Halloween Village and feature delightfully devilish activities for kids. The Hallowhuts will host performances, Halloween crafts, face painting, tarantula tattoos and puppet shows to keep even little monsters entertained.

Crazy Cat Lady Costume + Bingo Party
Oct 31, 7pm
CatCafe Lounge
2 hours @ $40.00
Are you Crazy Cat Lady AF?! This Halloween, join us to show off your crazy cat side and play Bingo!


3 rounds of Bingo wins cat crazy prizes for your furever feline + costume contest for Best Crazy Cat Lady wins a FREE CatCafe Lounge visit!

Doors open at 7pm and Bingo kicks off at 7:30p!

Dia de los Muertos Family Festival
Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building  
Friday, November 1, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Members $12
Non-Members $17 Children (3-15) $5
All children must be accompanied by an adult.

You are invited to our 2nd Annual Día de los Muertos Family Festival. This colorful Mexican celebration of life and death honors family members and friends that are no longer with us. As a new Avalon tradition, this family festival offers something for everyone: live music by Sin Frontera, dancing, face painting, tequila tasting, a performance by Danza Azteca and more! All are invited to submit an ofrenda/altar and/or work of art for a chance to win a cash prize. (All participants of the contest will receive free admission to the event.)

The Jackbox Party Pack 6 Out Now

Just in time for Halloween parties is the newest iteration of the game meant to be played with others, Jackbox Party Pack 6 is out now, on like every platform imaginable. 

It's $29.99 and once again has five new party games for your pleasure. Will have the full review after our Halloween office party this weekend. 

And remember you just need a smart phone or table to use as a controller.

The Jackbox Party Pack 6 features five of the most sidesplitting and uproarious party games that have ever existed, including:

  • Trivia Murder Party 2, the deviously funny trivia game where getting questions wrong leads to fighting for your life in a variety of absurd and challenging mini-games (1-8 players).
  • Dictionarium, the wacky word game in which you compete to create definitions for totally made-up, never-before-seen words (3-8 players).
  • Push The Button, the space-age secret identity game in which you try to hunt down alien interlopers while taking part in bizarre writing and drawing tasks (4-10 players).
  • Joke Boat, the seafaring stand-up game where you and your boatmates compete as aspiring comedians in a talent show on a fourth-rate cruise ship (3-8 players).
  • Role Models, the offbeat personality game in which you and your friends become guinea pigs for a mad scientist and label each other to find out who you really are (3-6 players). It’s also Jackbox Games’ first title to support player selfies as avatars!

Halloween Update 2019: Just Added Part 9

-Secret Movie Club has tons of horror movies for the Halloween season. Check out their full schedule for the right horror for the right person to scare.

DynastyLand Halloween - An Immersive Multiroom Party Experience
Sat, Oct 26, 9:30pm

Secret Seance, Comedy, & Magic Shows! Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt! Costume Contest! Dyngo! (Bingo) Glow-In-The-Dark Dance Party! Intoxicating Snacks & Boo-verages! And Much Much More!!

Thu, Oct 31, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Genndy Tartakovsky Needs To Direct Immortal Hulk Cartoon After Primal Season Finale

Primal S1E5
One of the greatest and brutal comics right now is Immortal Hulk. A new take on the Hulk from writer Al Ewing and artist Joe Bennett turns the Hulk into a monster who becomes an un-killable creature when the night falls and goes back to being a human in the sunlight. Add a horrible new split-personality disorder, body horror and a Hell for the gamma-powered when they "die" and you've got a new gritty Hulk that fans are going crazy for.

At the same time we have the release of Genndy Tartakovsky's (Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack) miniseries, Primal. It just aired on Adult Swim. A viscous and scathing with violence splatter of BC beat downs via a nameless cave man and his trusty T-Rex companion. Each episode sees a new ordeal in unparalleled violence on just trying to survive.

Immortal Hulk
The season finale of Primal just showed a Hulked out version of our leading caveman taking on a plethora of ape-men. The guts and blood practically oozed out of the TV. Eyeballs and bones spilled over the screen. The carnage was so sweet; it pumps you up better than the last fight in Dragon Ball Super. And all this was done with a Hulk on screen.

With Genndy Tartakovsky's track record in animation he should be brought on to an animated adaption of Immortal Hulk in a heartbeat. After the finale with the monstrous look it took with the amazing fight, he would make the top pick animator for such a series. It was like seeing the Hulk finally animated going fully out.

Though no plans have been made for such a show, with a significant run of source material it would be great to see a series pop-up directed by Genndy. Here's hoping that Marvel sees Genndy's work or it's talked about it in the media, so those at Marvel start hearing about it and planning.

And it's too much of a dream of an Immortal Hulk movie within the cinematic universe right now, it would need a horror director, but years down the line, we can only hope.

Weekly What To Do: Sherman Oaks Street Fair, Anyone?

Popkiller 16th Anniversary
Thursday, Oct 17, 6 PM – 10 PM
Popkiller (349 E 2nd St, Los Angeles)
349 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, California 90012
We'll be celebrating Popkiller's Sweet 16 and magical girl glowup of Popkiller 2nd!

Come groove to the tunes of 70s-80s Japanese Citypop with our DJ's while enjoying treats from PockyLosAngeles, Prime Pizza, Dōnatsu -ドーナツ, Asahi Beer USA, Takara Sake USA Inc., Sho Chiku Bai and more! We'll have the otaku energy right with hosts Blasia Discoteca and a cast of colorful fashionista's from the local Harajuku Day meetup! Dress to impress in your best citypop / vaporwave co-ord and top off with accessories from our stores! We will be holding a BEST DRESSED contest where the winner will receive a $100 Popkiller giftcard and Mizucat Party T-shirt! A hand painted Photo Booth will await to capture your lewk in all its glory!
Fri, October 18, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Exposition Park
899 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Free, RSVP

 Join the Lucas Museum for an engaging evening to explore the art of tarot and Lotería—historic cards featuring beautiful, mass-produced artworks that communicate visual narratives about the human experience. Figurative illustrations based on artwork by Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha, who is represented by more than 60 works in the Lucas Museum collections, are regularly featured on tarot decks.

Animation is Film Festival
Oct 18-20
TCL Chinese Theater
6925 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028
* Warning, many of the films are sold out.

A major animation festival produced by GKIDS in collaboration with Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Variety, and ASIFA Hollywood. A  showcase of  animated films from around the world, plus red carpet, filmmaker Q&As, special events, receptions, short film programs, and both juried and audience awards.

Fri, Oct 18, 2019 - Sat, Oct 19, 2019
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403

John Woo is in town for three special screenings. Yes, he'll be around for Face/Off. So let the white doves fly and check out the director and his films in person.

Oct 18-20
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 9002

 For 25 years, the Recent Spanish Cinema series has brought the biggest and best Spanish films to eager Southern California audiences, with the goal to expose Angelenos to Spanish culture, from art and music to food, fashion and more.

Ace 20 Year Celebration with Ryuichi Sakamoto, serpentwithfeet and Zola Jesus
Friday, October 18, 7pm
The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

 Ace Hotel throws open The Theatre doors for a 20 year celebration with proceeds benefiting Urban Artworks, Sanctuary Art Center and Art Corps, three non-profit organizations empowering young artists and creative entrepreneurs. Toast a double decade of music, art and collaboration with performances from Ryuichi Sakamoto, serpentwithfeet, Zola Jesus and special guests, followed by an afterparty in the lobby featuring DJ Four Color Zack, Eug and more.

Vroman's Presents An Afternoon with Mike Mignola
An Afternoon with Mike Mignola
Sat, Oct 19, 2019 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
$34.99+$2.74 Fee
 Vroman’s Bookstore is proud to host Hellboy creator Mike Mignola to discuss and sign his new book Baltimore Omnibus Volume 1 and Hellboy Omnibus Volume 1: Seed of Destruction, featuring the origins of Hellboy, the comic & character.
Dynasty Typewriter
Felicia Day will be in conversation with Wil Wheaton talking about her new book to get you excited about creating.

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Opening Reception
Saturday, October 19th, 2019
7PM - 9PM
1313 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90026

Materials & Applications is pleased to present [ a kit of these some parts ] x budget gym ], a temporary work-out space constructed from a deployable kit-of-parts assembled to form a functional gym. The project is a new work by stock-a-studio installed in the M&A Storefront, an experimental exhibition space and architecture activity center.

OC Japan Fair 2019
Oct 18-20 
88 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Regular Admission Fee $ 8 (Online or Entrance)  / 
Children 6 and under & over 65 are FREE

Grab your friends, and celebrate one of the largest Japanese cultural festival in Southern California. Enjoy the experience of shopping, tasting, and learning about Japanese culture. There will also be live performance, games, Kimono models and more!! 

Donut Fest Orange County
Sun, October 20, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Golden Road Brewing Anaheim
2210 East Orangewood Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92806

Join us for Orange County's sweetest fest at Golden Road Brewing Anaheim. Samples donuts, enjoy beer, coffee and more with a fun-filled tasty event! We need your help to name OC's Favorite Donut too.

29th Annual Sherman Oaks Street Fair
Sunday, October 20, 10AM - 6PM
Ventura Blvd -Kester to Van Nuys

Enjoy the annual street fair before Halloween. Carnival games, schwag from local vendors (who needs a pen) and food trucks with plenty local flavor.

"Our new pop culture zone, SOPOPCON, will celebrate the social influence of comics and everything pop culture. Get into the spirit of Halloween and dress up as your favorite character or video game avatar! Meet established artists and writers at our Autograph Booth. SOPOPCON is fun for family and cosplayers alike!"

Plastic City 5
Sunday, October 20, 9:30pm-2am
The Lash Downtown LA 
$5 cover

Dance to city pop, 80's anime & idols night.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Halloween Update: This Week

Below, find some special events are just happening this weekend, but be sure to check out the Halloween Guide for even more screenings, haunts and special Halloween events happening around town.

Here's Skittles Halloween commercial. Ahahaaahaaaa.

Fri 10/18, Sat 10/19 & Sun 10/20
ArcLight Hollywood

 with director Robert Eggers & actors Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson

ArcLight Cinemas is excited to announce three Q&As for the film - The Lighthouse. ArcLight Hollywood will host the Q&As on Friday 10/18, Saturday 10/19 and Sunday 10/20. The story of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s

Fri, Oct 18, 11:5pm
Nuart Theatre

Actor Heather Langenkamp
Demented killer Freddy Krueger is back for fresh victims in this hallucinatory shocker co-written by original creator Wes Craven (Scream 1, 2 and 3). The last of the Elm Street kids are now in a psychiatric ward where Freddy haunts their dreams with unspeakable horrors. Their only hope is dream researcher and fellow survivor Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp), who helps them battle the supernatural psycho on his own hellish turf.

Monica Film Center on Oct 18th

On Halloween night in 2015, Patrick “Trick” Weaver massacred his classmates at a costume party. After being arrested, he managed to escape police custody, but not before being shot five times by Detective Mike Denver. Everyone believes Trick must be dead, but when a masked killer reappears the following Halloween, and every Halloween after that, they realize the nightmare is not over. With Trick wreaking havoc and killing people in increasingly terrifying ways, Denver will stop at nothing to finish what he started and bring the carnage to an end.

Drunken Devil presents: Black Magick
Saturday, October 19, 8PM - 1AM
Private Location
Los Angeles, CA 90033
"Drunken Devil’s annual Halloween party transports you back to the Roarin' Twenties, and the height of the Golden Age of Magic. As a wild, decadent party roars around you, you notice that the various characters may not be who they seem, and a sinister, immersive narrative begins to unfold before your very eyes."

Dressed to Kill Cancer...Night of a Thousand Bobbis
Saturday, October 19, 8pm
The Theatre at Ace Hotel
929 S Broadway
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90015
GA Seating with Commemorative Poster, Q&A and After Party with DJ - $50.00
GA Seating with Q&A and After Party with DJ - $30.00

weSPARK Cancer Support Center presents Dressed to Kill Cancer...Night of A Thousand Bobbis: Special screening of Brian De Palma's Dressed to Kill with Q&A moderated by Bryan Fuller with actress Nancy Allen & more. Performaces by Jackie Beat & Love, Connie, Costume Contest and After Party with DJ! VIP packages and tickets available!

The Sixth Sense - 20th Anniversary
 w/ M. Night Shyamalan in person.
Sat, October 19, 2019
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90038

$18 – $20 
20 year Anniversary celebration of the terrifying classic. Director M. Night Shyamalan in person w/ special guests! Free photobooth, DJs spin at sunset. BYOB picnic with beer and wine permitted.

Movie Night at Heritage Square Presents Alfred Hitchcock’s “PSYCHO”
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Heritage Square Museum
3800 Homer St, Los Angeles, CA 90031

"We are teaming up with Street Food Cinema to bring you Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film “Psycho” starring Janet Leigh & Anthony Perkins. A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars from her employer’s client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother."

Special Q&A's Parasite & Terminator: Dark Fate

There's two upcoming screenings you need to get tickets to before the sell out. Parasite Oct 30th, without a Korean dinner and Terminator: Dark Fate on Nov 1st.

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

 Discussion following with director Bong Joon-Ho.
Terminator: Dark Fate
Friday, November 1, 7:30pm
ArcLight Hollywood
show in the Dome

with director Tim Miller

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Garth Marenghi's Darkplace & Dead Heat: For Your Halloween Screening Pleasure

Garth Marenghi's Darkplace is just so much in a six episode series out of England. Making fun of both the horror genre and 80's television we get a the best horror comedy to watch leading up to Halloween.

Dr. Rick Dagless, M.D. is the greatest doctor/human being who has ever lived, who knows kung-fu and to play both the sax and electric guitar. He's joined by Thornton Reed, head of the hospital and essentially his chief. His best pal Dr. Lucien Sanchez, who oozes sex appeal is there to help him, punch their fists together and then shoot a pointy finger back. And let's not forget new lady doctor, Dr. Liz Asher who has psychic powers. They must battle the strange forces of evil that infect the hospital, Darkplace.

As it turns out Garth Marenghi, who plays Dr. Rick Dagless comments on every episode explaining key points as to why the show is so great. He's joined by Dean Learner, who played Reed, though you can tell it was his first time acting...all the time.

We have a show making fun of itself every chance it gets with the premise of being a real drama that aired in the 80's and then reinforced by how stupid it was with commentary from the shows dimwitted creator and producer.

It aired for a little bit on Adult Swim years back, but in case you missed it, it's free to see on YouTube. We couldn't find it legit streaming on any service, because those who made it deserve your money. People like Richard Ayoade (The I.T. Crowd) and Matt Berry (Twelve Forever) who you've seen on numerous British TV shows and pooping up in bit parts all over American media.

Find all episodes here.

Dead Heat, which does have it's own killer 80's theme song at the end, is a gem. An 80's, buddy cop horror movie set in LA. We're mentioning it now as it's streaming on Amazon Prime and worth your time for the insane amount of violence and LA references. Starfleet Academy's favorite spot in LA, The Japanese Garden, becomes an evil pharmaceutical company in this one, that has a dog killing room way too open in a hallway that an innocent person could get stuck in.

We don't want to give too much up, but of the cops is name is Rigor Roger Mortis. It's a dead cop, alive cop team up with buckets of bullets perfect to watch with friends.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Demon Slayer Oct 12

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Halloween Update: 31 Flavors Has Halloween Treats

31 Flavors has some super delicious looking Halloween themed cakes and treats, perfect for any Halloween get-together. Who can pass up a Halloween OREO Cookie Cake and that Piñata Ghost Cake looks tasty too.

Halloween Update: Dude Bro Party Massacre III & Events Happening This Week

Cinema Phantasmagoria
Oct 11-31, Select Nights 
Million Dollar Theatre307 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90013
$22 and up

Classic and cult horror films to watch via Street Food Cinema. Enjoy live music before the music and good eats from various vendors.

"Cinema Phantasmagoria is an immersive haunted theater experience with classic horror films. Guests step into a mysterious 1920’s movie palace where time stands still. Sinister ushers, strolling musicians, a demonic barber and an undead Master of Ceremonies will entertain as you hit the bar before settling in to watch a modern classic horror film. And, if you dare, take the historic VIP Backstage Ghost Tour (running every fifteen minutes throughout the night) and step into the depths of the gothic Million Dollar Theatre."

Halloween 1978
Fri, Oct 11, 11:59pm
Nuarte Theater

The classic.


San Fernando Valley Halloween Drive-In Nights
(Ghostbusters/Friday The 13th)
Friday, Oct 11, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Both nights Lake Balboa Complex, Lake Balboa, CA
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 from 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
The Langham, Huntington, Pasadena, Pasadena, CA

House Of Spirits: A Haunted Cocktail Soiree
October 11- November 2
Located off the 10 Freeway halfway between Downtown LA and
Culver City, location told after purchase.
Pre-Sale $60.00: Includes a flight of 6 miniature cocktail

A free-roam, open world cocktail party in a secret mansion in the center of Los Angeles. Guests will have 2 hours to savor a flight of six miniature cocktails, enjoy live entertainment, and to interact with the dark, magical inhabitants of the house.

The First Horror Movies, a special Halloween presentation at Heritage Square Museum
Saturday, October 12, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Heritage Square Museum
3800 Homer St, Los Angeles, CA 90031

Music and movie historian, Galen Wilkes, will host this special Halloween show featuring some of the earliest horror films ever made, 1896 – 1915. You’ll be treated to witches, conjuring devils, Melies’ trick films, Edgar Allan Poe, classic characters Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and Dorian Gray.

REELS FROM THE CRYPT: A 16mm Horror Movie Marathon
Saturday, Oct 12, 2pm
Dynasty Typewriter
2511 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90057
Most horror marathons contain five or six movies, tops -- which equals a half-dozen bloody finales, three or four twist endings and a rad premise or two. How about one with OVER TWENTY different horror stories, one after another? Our dark secret: the “horror anthology” film, in which several shorts -- often with different casts and directors -- are bundled under one umbrella. At “Reels From The Crypt”, we’ll enjoy a parade of several anthologies to equal one gruesome, mammoth cinematic centipede of terror.

Plus, we start with a community potluck. Stuff like chips and drinks are not.
35mm screening of John Carpenter's THE THING
Fri, Oct 11, 2019, 11:59 PM
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Don't Forget IndieCade Is This Week

Indie games of all sorts are gonna be shown over at Santa Monica College starting Thursday. Our beloved IndieCade is back and Sunday is dead to it. Remember, Night Games is gonna be ending this one. No Sunday, game day.

Oct 10-12
Santa Monica College
1660 Stewart St, Santa Monica, CA 90404
$15 +fees for Night Games
$38.77 for Saturday
$ more for different features and days

*Heads up, parking will straight up suck at Santa Monica college. The closes place to park is $35 and street parking is bad, because of college zoning rules. We highly recommend a Lyft like service or taking the Metro.

So check out all then new games that might one day be on Steam or console.

Here's our top chocies of what to try for the festival.