Sunday, October 31, 2021

Murder Balloon

As we present every Halloween, the amazingly awful Community College made Murder Balloon

Thursday, October 28, 2021

You Have A Happy Halloween LA, Final Halloween Guide

LA Halloween Guide 2021

Here's the final reminder for our Halloween guide with some choice Halloween games and more to prepare you for the big weekend celebration. Enjoy a well-earned Halloween full of frights and fun...and candy, sweet, sweet candy!

Here's two connected guides:
Here's all our posts for Halloween so far. 

Halloween Update:10/29

Just in time for Halloween on Sunday, this year’s most anticipated new candy on the market, STARBURST® Lollipops will be available exclusively at the ‘Nights of the Jack’ Halloween experience in Calabasas before it hits shelves. Spangler Candy Company, one of the world’s foremost experts in lollipop making, has teamed-up with Mars Wrigley to bring these delicious pops to candy fans this Halloween.  

Now through Halloween 

A reminder that Inscryption is out now and on sale. It's a perfect horror game to get lost in over the weekend. Expect a full review when we get through how deep this game of being trapped in a cabin with a mad man who forces you to play a card game is only one part of the story. Wait, why can the cards talk to me?

It is getting great reviews all over the net, so pick it up now.

Sun, October 31, 2021
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
Lawless Brewing Co.
5275 Craner Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 91601 

Staring into the void of spooky-themed events in the central Los Angeles area, Nick Dee and Doni Petersen joined forces as the Halloween Huns, bringing you everything from horror to spoop through events, entertainment, and merchandise.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. and Supermassive Games announce the fourth feature of The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me.

In The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me, a group of documentary filmmakers receive a mysterious invite to a replica of the ‘Murder Castle’ of H.H. Holmes, America’s first serial killer. They soon discover that they’re being watched, and there is much more at stake.

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes is out now on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.


Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is out on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on October 28.


Delusion, possibly our favorite haunt has tickets for after Halloween.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Happy Birthday, Godzilla in November

This November we celebrate a giant radioactive lizard whose been in our hearts for 67 years, Godzilla. And what better way then special screenings, some where the upped them to 4k?

Alamo Drafthouse is celebrating with special screenings throughout the month of November, starting with the Gojira 4k restoration...which I though happened a while ago, but apparently is somehow happening again. 

And there's more. From the press release:

From November 5-11, the Godzilla birthday festivities continue at select Alamo Drafthouse locations with a 50th anniversary screening of one of Godzilla’s strangest adventures ever, “Godzilla vs. Hedorah,” as well as 2016’s critically-acclaimed “Shin Godzilla.” Then, beginning the week of November 12th, select Alamo Drafthouse locations will present a must-see double feature spectacular – two classics of the Heisei era never before seen in American cinemas:

1984’s “The Return of Godzilla,” the kickoff to the Heisei era and a direct sequel to “Gojira,” which was heavily re-edited and released in the United States as “Godzilla 1985.” The release of the original Japanese version has never been officially screened on U.S. grounds.
1989’s “Godzilla vs. Biollante,” which only received a direct-to-video release in the U.S. has never received an official release in American theaters.

Kinokuniya Bookstores of America
 Continuing their successful “Godzilla Invasion” campaign nationwide, Kinokuniya Bookstores of America will once again offer fans access to a myriad of Godzilla merchandise, including items available exclusively from the official Godzilla Store in Japan.

Weekly What To Do: Celebrate Halloween Then Watch Some Messed Up Movies

Halloween is this weekend. Sunday to be exact. We've told you about the Halloween Guide so many times before, but here's just some of the events happening this week.
Oct 28-31 
6356 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
$41.95 and up

Experience the first-ever showing of Diamond Dog Entertainment’s original live musical comedy massacre, HORROR CAMP! A musical murderous comedic romp celebrating your favorite film horror characters fully equipped with chainsaws, machetes and of course, masks, as they come to life in the most frightening setting of all time…a summer camp!!

October 29 – 31
At The Theatre at Ace Hotel
On a trip to meet his (white) girlfriend's parents in their affluent suburb, Chris Washington reads the familyʼs over-accommodating behavior as an awkward attempt to deal with their daughterʼs interracial relationship. But as the weekend progresses, and after a series of disturbing discoveries, Chris realizes that just because youʼre invited doesn't mean you're welcome. Composer Michael Abels conducts his disconcerting “gospel horror” original score, performed live by the LA Opera Orchestra and the amazing DC6 Singers (the performers heard on the soundtrack). 
Sat, October 30, 2021 5:15 PM
Million Dollar Theater
307 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013 
$14 – $60

"If you've never seen HOUSE, you've never seen the full capacity of what cinema can do. Director Obayashi coming out of TV and commercials decided to use every trick in the book (and invent a whole host of new tricks) to tell his story of a group of teenage Japanese school girls who go to visit an eccentric Aunt in the country only to discover she's a bloodthirsty demon wanting to feast on their youth so she can get young herself.

And yet, the movie is a musical, happy go lucky, avante garde hilarious go for broke horror comedy coming of age story with scenes and effects and images you'll never forget."

Part of the Halloween-o-thon Extravaganza October 30-31st
Oct 30th, Midnight
The longest-running midnight movie of all time stars Tim Curry as the kinky yet endearing “transsexual from Transylvania” Dr. Frank N. Furter, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as his hapless guests Brad and Janet, Meat Loaf as motorcycle-riding rough trade and author Richard O’Brien as the hunchbacked butler Riff Raff. It’s harmless musical fun—a delightful spoof of Hollywood horror movies and Old Dark House melodramas. The Rocky Horror Picture Show was the first—and is still the best—interactive movie experience!
Walt Disney Concert Hall

A Halloween tradition! Don’t miss classic silent cinema with a live organ soundtrack. Film critic Leonard Maltin described Clark Wilson as a “master of silent film and showman of the first order” for his organ accompaniments of silent films. This Halloween, Wilson performs a haunting score for John S. Robertson’s 1920 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, starring John Barrymore.
 Cemetery Lane
Heritage Square Museum

3800 Homer St, Los Angeles, CA 90031 

October 27-Oct 31st

Entry 1pm-5pm: $25

Entry 6pm-10pm: $30


Located within the gated, safe and secure "neighborhood" of Heritage Square Museum, Cemetery Lane features 13 themed trick-r-treat stops and other surprises for kids of all ages.
Oct 30-31
Union Station
800 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 
Free, RSVP
Free, Two-Day Event to Feature a Treats-on-Track Trail, Slime Sessions, a Spooktacular Spider Forest and Monster Mash Dance Parties
Oct 30, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Westfield Fashion Square
The San Fernando Valley Trunk or Treat is a safe & special way to celebrate Halloween! Bringing together local businesses, families and community members to enjoy the magic of costumes, creativity & candy. The most FUN Family event for the Spooky Season.
Saturday, October 30th + Sunday, October 31st 
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM daily
Santa Monica Pier 
200 Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica, CA 90401
Free,  first-come, first-served
 Huluween is back! This year, Uluh, the malevolent evil spirit haunting the platform, will be watching visitors at the Santa Monica Pier over Halloween weekend as they are dared to step into her crypt of Old Hollywood glamour.  Hulu is putting attendees at the center of a spooky and immersive experience that brings them into Uluh’s mysterious world.   Enveloped in the tragic fate of Uluh, guests will have the opportunity to participate in an exclusive, interactive photo booth that’s guaranteed to get them in the Huluween spirit. 


Oct 29-31 Friday at 10:00pm (featuring Flashback Heart Attack), Saturday at 10:00pm, Sunday at 9:00pm.

 *The Ultimate Halloween Party will be restricted to ages 21+ after 10:30 PM
The Bourbon Room 6356 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Mama G is known up and down the East coast for her fabulous, eccentric, and elegant Halloween parties, so you won’t want to miss Joan Grande bringing the party out West! Join us for a night of live music, nightly themed costume parties with $1,500 in cash prizes each night, Halloween spook-tails, boo-tastic games, and more - followed by an interactive midnight screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show

End of October
Non-Halloween related 
*Special shout-out  
From the man who gave us the utterly insane horror film House, playing this week and higher up in this weekly guide, we have his final film...
October 29 - November 4, 2021
 4:15pm and 8:00pm daily 
Lumiere Music Hall 
 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

The final film by Nobuhiko Obayashi finds the late director returning to the subject of Japan’s history of warfare following the completion of his “War Trilogy,” which ended with Hanagatami. On the last night of its existence, a small movie theater in Onomichi—the seaside town of Obayashi’s youth where he shot nearly a dozen films—screens an all-night marathon of Japanese war films. When lightning strikes the theater, three young men are transported into the world onscreen where they experience the violent battles of several wars leading up to the bombing of Hiroshima.

3:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 28th, 2021
The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre @ The Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC), 3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007 
Free, Must RSVP
A Special In-Person IMAX Screening of Episodes 1 & 2 of
A New Amazon Original Adult Animated Comedy Series
Will this last past a season? Who knows?

Select Theaters Friday, Oct 29

Not only will fans get to see the anime blockbuster first on opening weekend, Funimation is also giving away a My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission Vol. W Specialty Manga Booklet to ticket holders in the U.S. and Canada on opening weekend.* The 76-page collectible book gives an unprecedented look inside the making of My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission including original drawings of characters by manga creator Kohei Horikoshi along with a Q&A. It also includes a specialty manga. Limit one book per ticket holder, while supplies last.


Planet Dune
Starts Friday
Glendale on Oct 29th
Yes, this is an Asylum movie trying to trick people when they get drunk and order things online.
Oct 30, 5:00PM - 8:00PM
210 East Main St Alhambra CA 91801

Gallery Nucleus is proud to debut artist and mangaka Shintaro Kago in his first gallery exhibition in the US! The show will be comprised of his work for album covers, illustrations for manga and magazines, as well as brand new never before seen work.

OPENING RECEPTION DETAILS (October 30th, 2021, 5pm - 8pm PT)
*Content Warning: Depictions of body horror may not be suitable for children
Opening reception will be limited to only 40 people in the gallery at a time.
New artwork will be available for display and sale
FREE admission, no RSVP needed.
Go HERE to review our COVID protocols for gallery guests.

J-HORROR HALLOWEEN RAFFLE (October 30th, 2021, 5pm - 7:30pm PT)
Nucleus encourages attendees to dress up in their best J-Horror Halloween costumes!
Anyone who attends opening night dressed in a J-Horror themed costume will receive a special treat and be entered into a raffle!

One winner will be selected at 7:30pm to receive a J-Horror themed prize bundle. Raffle limited to in-person attendees only, winner must be present at 7:30pm to claim prize.
November 2, 2021, 3:00 P.M.
The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre @ The Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts
(RZC), 3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007 
Free, Must RSVP
 Ascension is an impressionistic portrait of China’s industrial supply chain that reveals the country’s growing class divide through staggering observations of labor, consumerism and wealth. The documentary portrays capitalism in China across the levels of its operation, from the crudest mine to the most rarefied forms of leisure.
Tue, November 2, 2021
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
Two Bit Circus
634 Mateo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021 
$25 – $250 
Two Bit Circus Foundation requests your presence at our Sixth Annual 2021 Anti-Gala!

On your way in, you'll be greeted by Le PeTiT CiRqUe. They're a professional children's troupe of "pint sized prodigies" performing amazing, eye-popping feats of Cirque du Soleil.

A taco buffet (including vegan options) and drinks await before we jump into a live game show presented by Two Bit Circus REMOTE. All this is followed by (of course) an hour of open game play in the midway and arcade!


Can't make it downtown? Join us 100% virtually from wherever you are on Earth! You'll play in the same REMOTE game show as the in-person guests and then get access to the unique brand of 2BCF fun. Clown Calisthenics? Check.

7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007 
Free, Must RSVP
Followed by a Q&A with Jim Cummings and PJ McCabe
*We really enjoyed this one.
A married Hollywood agent receives a mysterious letter for an anonymous sexual encounter and becomes ensnared in a sinister world of lying, murder and infidelity in this scintillating satire.

Almost every special screenings or theaters below has horror movies to check out this week




Electric Dusk Drive-In

Hollywood Legion Theater Drive-in 

Friday, October 22, 2021

Halloween Guide Updated For Not The Last Time

 It's the weekend and time to enjoy Halloween, there's still so much to do and only one more week to enjoy it. Two weekends of scares laughs and we've added even more haunts and even a pricey Horror Camp Musical. Don't miss anything!

LA Halloween Guide 2021

It's out annual list of all things spooky, scary and all together ookey. We'll be updating it with the latest horrors we find. Please, use the list, don't let it use you. It's, it's alive... or keeping us here. (Please, send help, I don't think it can read small text)

Here's two connected guides:
Here's all our posts for Halloween so far. 

Some other Halloween tricks and treats

 Can't believe there's still tickets for the Aero Horrorthon, one of the best Halloween activities in LA. Enjoy Corn Gorn and Telly Savalas.

Sat October 23, 2021 7:00 PM
Aero Theatre
Our favorite of favorite Halloween events has tickets available now. It's all-night Horrothon with it's own weird and wacky hi-jinks. You'll learn the movies as they're revealed that night. Free food and drink with your thon. But bring whatver eats and PJ's, blankets and pillows you wants too. 

Oct 28-31 
6356 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
$41.95 and up

Experience the first-ever showing of Diamond Dog Entertainment’s original live musical comedy massacre, HORROR CAMP! A musical murderous comedic romp celebrating your favorite film horror characters fully equipped with chainsaws, machetes and of course, masks, as they come to life in the most frightening setting of all time…a summer camp!!


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

WAVE: New Currents in Japanese Graphic Arts


We had a chance to wander through WAVE: New Currents in Japanese Graphic Arts at Japan House in the currently being redone Hollywood and Highland. This is a free exhibit showing off some Japanese artists and they definitely have some different pieces to gawk and gander at.

Just a heads up, a special online event for the show is taking place next month.

Nov 4 

Possibly, our favorite piece. The Walrus from the Bookshelf by Suzy Amakane