Although rarely held in high regard by critics, the made for television horror film remains an intriguing artifact of network programming. Any subgenre was up for grabs, and the output was disparate, vast, and surprisingly subversive, often producing a collective memory (or trauma, depending) shared by millions of viewers.
TNT announced today that its thrilling new true crime series I Am the Night is teaming up with the hit podcast My Favorite Murder to bring an exclusive live episode hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark on January 15th at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles. This unique partnership marks a first for the My Favorite Murder team, as the podcast has never partnered with a television network in support of an upcoming drama series.
Alamo Drafthouse and Universal Pictures today announced The M. Night Shyamalanathon, the first-ever marathon screening of all three films in the filmmaker’s trilogy: 2000’s Unbreakable, 2016’s Split, and the first American public screening of the third chapter, the explosive comic-book thriller, Glass.
In September of 2018, Master Illusionist Aiden Sinclair opened a new theatre aboard the RMS Queen Mary in one of the most historically haunted areas of the ship. Since the opening of his theatrical séance, Illusions of the Passed, reports of paranormal activity in that area have increased dramatically. The Queen Mary is pleased to announce, Illusions of the Passed, will continue to lead guests through a journey back in time to meet the ghosts and legends of the ship throughout 2019.
Unbound Productions is pleased to announce their first event for 2019: a book signing and author reading event at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA (3512 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, California 91505)! The free event will be an opportunity for fans of the popular immersive theatre events to hear five veteran Wicked Lit playwrights talk about their adaptation process, have their books signed, and also hear favorite sections of select plays performed LIVE by the playwrights themselves.
Ring in the New Year aboard the majestic Queen Mary on December 31, 2018. Travel back in time and voyage throughout the ship’s uniquely themed decks and ballrooms for spectacular live music, DJ’s, dancers, dueling pianos and more. One of SoCal’s best fireworks displays will light up the night sky off the stern of the ship at midnight.
The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, the world’s longest-running educational organization devoted to the study of horror history, theory and production, is pleased to announce the Spring 2019 lineup of classes for our LA branch, led by some of the genre world’s most renowned critical, literary and filmmaking luminaries and taking place at the storied occult school The University of Philosophical Research in Los Feliz.
The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies - LA shines a light on the intricacies in visual storytelling of the murder set piece with director Robert Flender. Focusing on the shower scene in PSYCHO, various forms of antagonists in horror, a master class on FRENZY, and much more, Flender will make sure you never look at thriller films quite the same again after this class.
Beginning on Black Friday and throughout the three-day weekend, Warner Bros. Pictures offers visitors to Los Angeles’s hot spot The Grove a sneak peek inside the visually breathtaking Atlantis of James Wan’s upcoming action adventure AQUAMAN, in theaters December 21. The large-scale, tactile activation offers fans a chance to step into the depths and immerse themselves in the stunning undersea world created for the film, and is accompanied by a photo booth to ensure unique friends and family images can not only be captured, but shared.
Closing out their inaugural season of readings, Scripts Gone Wild returns to Los Angeles and El Cid on Sunset with a special Christmas-themed presentation of Joe Dante’s classic 1980’s horror/comedy, GREMLINS, about a gaggle of green little creatures that terrorize a picturesque community during ‘the most wonderful time of the year’.
Universal City, California, October 23, 2018 – Universal Studios Hollywood hosts its first-ever kid-friendly Halloween celebration, inviting all children 12 years of age and under to don creative costumes to Trick-or-Treat at the theme park along with some of their favorite characters on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 from 10am to 4pm.
Fresh off a reading of the film TREMORS at Fantastic Fest, one of the most popular genre festivals in the world, Scripts Gone Wild returns to Los Angeles in October with a special Halloween-themed reading of the Steven Spielberg-produced horror classic, POLTERGEIST. This is Scripts Gone Wild’s first reading in L.A. since their highly successful mounting of ROAD HOUSE with Joel McHale back in August.
There are those who have formally studied their craft - at Universities, through mentorship in pursuit of a vocation through the brush, the scalpel, the camera. There are others that hone the craft as an Outsider, picking up the tools of the Masters to endeavor their own marks, without training guided only by the need to express and to make - to overturn rocks by hand and discover the forbidden.