Thursday, July 24, 2014

*Ended* Insidious 3 Set Visit Contest

Want to win a trip for 2 to the set of Insidious Chapter 3 in Los Angeles? Check out the contest details below!

How to enter: 

Head over to the official Insidious Facebook page and leave a comment telling them why you love Insidious on this post here or re-tweet this status. See the official rules here.

Contest ends on July 24, 2014 at 11:59 PM PT!

Insidious Chapter 3 brings new terror into theaters on May, 29th 2015.


Making Monsters Panel to Premiere at ScareLA 2014


For the first time ever, lead make-up designers from four major SoCal theme park Halloween events will come together on stage at this year's ScareLA. Representatives from Knott's Scary Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain's Fright Fest, Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights, and Queen Mary's Dark Harbor will be featured at the "Making Monsters" panel to discuss their upcoming season and the monster making process with fellow haunt enthusiasts.

From the press release:

"This is a huge deal for us, and an incredibly exciting moment for Halloween fans," explains Rick West, Programming Producer of ScareLA. "For the first time ever anywhere, four of Southern California's premier theme parks are coming together as a united front on one stage at the same time to discuss what it takes to bring thousands of monsters to life every night for their high-profile events! I am very excited about this panel in particular, because it embodies the spirit of what ScareLA is at its core - the celebration of Halloween as a singular community here in Southern California."

Making Monsters panelists include:

-Tim Barham from Knott's Scary Farm, the event that began theme park Halloween events in 1973. A member of the Knott's Berry Farm team for 20 years, Tim is the Area Manager of Wardrobe and Makeup Design.

-Scott Ramp from Six Flags Magic Mountain's Fright Fest, where he has served as makeup designer for the past 21 years. An accomplished writer, director and actor, Scott also formed his own business in 1995 - The Scream Team - which supplies high-quality, hand-made foam latex appliances to haunters around the world.

-Larry Bones from Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights. He will discuss the process and talented artists he's overseen since HHN returned to Los Angeles in 2006. Larry is the owner of Bone Yard Effects, a full-service makeup production studio for the film and haunted attraction industry.

-Christina Cofran from Queen Mary's Dark Harbor. She is Dark Harbor's Department Head/Makeup Supervisor. A 16-year veteran of Queen Mary's Halloween events, Christina develops the look of Dark Harbor's monsters, and trains a team of makeup artists each season in bringing the ship's denizens to life.

The Making Monsters panel will take place on Saturday, August 9th at 5:30pm only at ScareLA! For more information about ScareLA, visit their official website here.  _______________________________________________________________________________


Friday, July 18, 2014

California's Great America Is Now Hiring Monsters for Halloween Haunt 2014


California's Great America is now seeking monsters, zombies, and other ghoulish creatures for their Halloween Haunt event starting this September! On Saturday July 19th and Sunday July 20th from 10am-2am, California's Great America will be hosting a job fair to hire potential monsters for their annual Halloween event. If you can't make it to the job fair and want to apply, don't fear! You can also send an application online, visit their official website for more details:

Halloween Haunt begins on September 26th and runs weekends through November 1st.

Be sure to follow California's Great America on Twitter and "Like" them on Facebook so you don't miss the latest updates on Halloween Haunt!


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Upcoming Event: Great Horror Campout

Haunt enthusiasts in the San Francisco area! The folks behind Ten Thirty One Productions (creators of the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride) dare you to experience the Great Horror Campout at the Alameda Fairgrounds this weekend! This overnight horror camping adventure will be packed with plenty of activities to get your scare on before the Halloween season. Check out more details about the event down below!

From the press release:

People want engagement and complete immersion in their experiences...and Great Horror Campout is the definition of that. The night is packed with layer upon layer of active content. The days of spectator sport haunted attractions and events are over and we couldn't be more excited about that,” states Ten Thirty One Productions Founder, Melissa Carbone.

Campers can decide how extreme of an experience they get by their choice of activities lasting 12 hours (8pm to 8am). In the “Chicken Zone,” campers may watch horror movies and roast marshmallows, while those seeking “High Startle” zones will want to warm up around the Bonfire or wander off to the Mess Hall.

During Great Horror Campout, campers may be forcibly handled, moved, bound, hooded, chained and subjected to simulated torture by a cast of actors. If a camper can no longer take the horror, shouting the safe phrase “I WANT MY MOMMY” will immediately put an end to the nightmare.

The interactive “Hell Hunt” experience will give campers, whom wish for a more extreme experience a run for their money, as they come face to face with their worst nightmares, in order to retrieve the items for which they are hunting. The Hell Hunt will be an extremely high-octane hunt for items that will send campers bathing in the blood of a “Pope Lick,” partaking in a sacrificial voodoo ritual, digging through road kill amongst “Beasts of Bray” and more. Campers will have to use creative thinking and problem solving to find the most coveted items, especially when facing “Speed Bumps” that may leave the camper kidnapped, caged or trunked. Those “Hell Hunters” who complete the task will be crowned Great Horror Campout “Hellmasters.” Upon being crowned a Hellmaster, campers will receive a sash and an official patch with the city and year they won. The more patches earned at each Campout, the more prestigious each camper will become in the network of Hellmasters."

If your one of the lucky souls who survive the interactive Hell Hunt experience and earn the status of Hellmaster, you'll receive a sash that will provide benefits at future Great Horror Campout events. These benefits include first access to purchasing tents, access to VIP tents that include more amenities, VIP lounge areas, and much more!

If you can't make it to their event in San Francisco, there is still plenty of fear to go around! Check out their remaining locations for their 2014 Summer Tour below!

Dates and Locations:

-7/11 & 7/12: San Francisco, CA

-7/18 & 7/19: Sacramento, CA

-7/25 & 7/26: Seattle, WA

-8/1 & 8/2: Portland, OR

-8/15 & 8/16: San Diego, CA

-8/22 & 8/23: San Bernardino, CA

Tickets run $139 each for a two person tent and $99 each for a 4 person tent. There are four tent sections to choose from but all have the same level of scare except for the yellow section which is a safe zone for campers who want a less intense experience. You can purchase tickets to the event here. Parking, overnight tent accommodations, continental breakfast, Hell Hunt experience, a Hell Hunt canvas bag, horror movies, and marshmallows are all included in your ticket purchase.

To learn more about the Great Horror Campout check out their official website! Future campers be sure to follow Great Horror Campout on Twitter and "Like" them on Facebook for all the latest updates on this event!


Friday, July 4, 2014

Upcoming Event: Freak Show Double Feature and Carnival Masquerade

Hey ghouls and boils in the Los Angeles area! A spectacular event will be taking place at the historic Egyptian Theatre that you don't want to miss. The folks from 4 Hour Film Festival is hosting a double feature of classic horror films followed by carnival themed masquerade on Saturday, July 19th. Check out a promo video to see what's in store!

From the press release:

This event, which sells out quickly, will feature special screenings of two of the most legendary movies in the horror film genre, Nosferatu and Freaks. Following the movie screenings will be the stupendous Carnival Masquerade, held in the beautiful outdoor courtyard of the Egyptian Theater. Attendees are urged to dress in their most spook-tacular, eclectically-freaky costumes ever as they enjoy the infamous and astonishing performers of Cirque Berzerk and unique horror-themed refreshments from Pig ‘N Whistle Bar and Restaurant. Live DJ entertainment and dancing, strolling entertainers and carnival exhibits will delight and amaze all of the senses. 

"This event promises to be the most fun and freaky experience you’ll have all summer,” says Adrian Rule, horror story genre author and founder/host of 4 Hour Film Festival. “We’re thrilled to have Crimebo the Clown, extraordinary entertainer and legendary tour guide of LA’s most criminal and bizarre, as our Master of Ceremonies. There are contests, cash prizes, a Vendor Bazaar & Odditorium of the Peculiar – it will be a spectacle never before seen in the City of Angels!

This unique event is for one night only and for ages 21 and older. There are two ticket options to choose from. The first option is General Admission which is $35.00 and provides entry into the theater, the Carnival Masquerade, Odditorium of the Peculiar, and Vender Bazaar. The second option available is VIP Admission for $75.00. VIP Admission includes all the benefits of the General Admission plus first in line priority, reserved theater seating, two complimentary drinks at the VIP Saloon, a photo souvenir, and a special commemorative ticket. Advanced purchase of VIP tickets is strongly recommended due to their limited quality. You can purchase tickets here.

For more information about the Freak Show Double Feature and Carnival Masquerade visit here.