"The Walking Dead" 100th Episode Premiere at The Greek Theater

"The Walking Dead" 100th Episode Premiere at The Greek Theater

The AMC hit TV show "The Walking Dead" has been gracing the screens of countless fans for almost 7 years. Last month, the show premiered Season 8 and celebrated their 100th episode in epic style at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. AMC ran a contest for super fans for a chance to attend the Season 8 premiere as well as to be a part of the live taping of "Talking Dead" after the episode. An amazing friend of mine won and asked me to be their guest!

Event Recap: Sinister Creature Con

Event Recap: Sinister Creature Con

Whew!! Another year at Sinister Creature Con was had and it was a total blast. Before I knew the exact guests were set in place I wondered how they would follow up the Elm Street, Freddy's children panel that took place at the first ever SCC held in Stockton earlier this year. That was until I sat in a packed panel room full of hot breath and tons of other fans as we waiting for half of the cast of "Ash vs. Evil Dead" to enter the room. Did I also mention Ted Raimi, brother of the genius behind the Evil Dead franchise, Sam Raimi, and Danny Hicks (Evil Dead 2, Intruder) would be there? 

Event Recap: DRUNKEN DEVIL: NIGHT OF 1,000 DEVILS

Event Recap: DRUNKEN DEVIL: NIGHT OF 1,000 DEVILS

Welcome witches and warlocks,

I had the great pleasure of attending Drunken Devil: Night of 1,000 Devils over the weekend and figured I would offer up some thoughts.  This is my second event with the Drunken Devil family so some of this review will be using the past event as a point of comparison.  To best describe this iteration, I will turn to a modified version of the press release:

"Damian Bloodworth, mysterious Los Angeles socialite and suspected cult leader, invites you to his lavish Halloween party, where it soon becomes clear that no one is safe."

Event Recap: Unbound Productions Presents WICKED LIT

Event Recap: Unbound Productions Presents WICKED LIT

One of my favorite events of the Halloween season is without a doubt Unbound Productions Wicked Lit. From the moment I first attended two years ago, till now, I am continuously impressed with the passion and dedication of those involved in this production. This year, they tackled three new world premieres with Thoth’s Labyrinth, The Open Door, and The Damned Thing, as well as a brand new narrative frame, titled Liliom.

Event Recap: Sacramento Horror Film Festival

Event Recap: Sacramento Horror Film Festival

I've been aware of the Sacramento Horror Film Festival for a long time now. This year was the first year I was able to actually attend and it was quite an experience. There's definitely something to be said about being a huge genre fan, sitting in a theatre with like minded individuals. It makes for excellent company and one hell of a time.

Event Recap: THE HOUSE OF RED VELVET

Event Recap: THE HOUSE OF RED VELVET

Last week I had the pleasure of attending Olivia Bellafontaine’s The House of Red Velvet, an experience that can only be described as a spicy and erotic cocktail that’s two parts burlesque blended with a shot of adrenaline and a whole lot of “What did I just watch?” The show is held in the Red Room, a dark and intimate space tucked in the back of Bar Lubitsch, a Russian themed vodka bar in West Hollywood. The house was full and we were packed in like sardines, the room abuzz with ladies and gentlemen eager for a peep of something exotic and forbidden.

Event Recap: Warner Bros Studio Tour Hollywood Presents HORROR MADE HERE

Event Recap: Warner Bros Studio Tour Hollywood Presents HORROR MADE HERE

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the second year of Warner Bros Studios “Horror Made Here: Festival of Frights” event. Last year, guests had the chance to go on a tour of the studio specifically tailored to horror films and it ended up being an event that I absolutely loved, so you can imagine how excited I was when it was announced that Warner Bros would be continuing the event once again, only this time expanded so that it would be bigger, badder, and more frightful for us die-hard horror fans. 

Event Recap: Zak Bagans' Haunted Museum

Event Recap: Zak Bagans' Haunted Museum

Hi again, ghosts and ghouls! I’m back, but with something a little bit different this time around. This won’t be a film review, but more of a review of an experience that I had…I had the privilege of being at the opening of Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum in Las Vegas!

Event Recap: Museum of Pop Culture Presents SCARED TO DEATH: The Thrill of Horror Film

Event Recap: Museum of Pop Culture Presents SCARED TO DEATH: The Thrill of Horror Film

Scared to Death, a brand new exhibition and horror film experience begins by guests walking through a maze of hanging wrapped cadavers. Children shuddering through the web of corpses made a fun stumble for all, reminiscent of a well produced haunted attraction.

Event: Talk Like A Pirate Day Challenge

Event: Talk Like A Pirate Day Challenge

They say dead men tell no tales, but I'm alive and well, and I have at least one tale to share from this day. We crossed the seven seas (better known as the greater Los Angeles freeway system) to attend the Talk Like a Pirate Day Challenge event celebrating the 5th installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Dead Men Tell No Tales Digital and Blu-ray release September 19, 2017 and October 3, 2017, respectively.

The Top 5 Knott's Scary Farm Mazes On Our Radar for Halloween 2017

The Top 5 Knott's Scary Farm Mazes On Our Radar for Halloween 2017

Amid the hustle, bustle, and mountainous cocktails o' shrimp, team Nightmarish Conjurings got quite geared up for this year's Knott's Scary Farm. Creatives behind some of the best fright-filled attractions in Southern California are promising more screams and surprising twists on old favorites. As we count down the days until Scary Farm's opening, it seems only right to offer a ranked list of our most anticipated mazes for this haunt season. 

Event Recap: Midsummer Scream's HALL OF SHADOWS

Event Recap: Midsummer Scream's HALL OF SHADOWS

With Halloween just around the corner, what better time then to gear up for haunt season. Halloween convention extraordinaire, Midsummer Scream, is known for their superb panels, special guests, as well as a deep love for the horror/haunt community. With that said, one of the best experiences during Midsummer Scream is their Hall of Shadows which features 11 mini-haunts that give guests a preview of what's to come during the best season of the year. The following is my review of each one (except for Dead Zone 805 as it wasn't open when I went through the haunts) with a brief description of what the haunt entails, courtesy of the Midsummer Scream website, and pictures to help get you in the mood for the Halloween season!

Event Recap: Midsummer Scream Presents 45 Years of Knott's Scary Farm

Event Recap: Midsummer Scream Presents 45 Years of Knott's Scary Farm

Welcome witches and warlocks,

Today I will be reviewing the Midsummer Scream panel 45 Years of Knott's Scary Farm. To best describe the conceit, I will turn to the official summary:

"Knott's Scary Farm's 45-year history is discussed by an epic panel of veteran cast and crew."

They were not kidding when they said they had an epic panel. Not only was this one of the few ninety minute presentations at the event, they also had twelve different guests, which is at least two times as many as any of the other panels. It was a lot to take in, but the format was so well executed that it made this approachable even to those who had never attended Knott's Scary Farm before. 

Event Recap: Winchester Mystery House Presentation

Event Recap: Winchester Mystery House Presentation

Welcome witches and warlocks,

Today I will be reviewing the Midsummer Scream panel Winchester Mystery House Presentation. To best describe the conceit, I will turn to the official summary:

A look at Winchester's new tours and events and a discussion of the highly anticipated paranormal thriller "Winchester," due in theaters February 2018. 

Event Recap: ALONE - AN EXISTENTIAL HAUNTING at Midsummer Scream

Event Recap: ALONE - AN EXISTENTIAL HAUNTING at Midsummer Scream

ALONE: AN EXISTENTIAL HAUNTING is known for creating immersive experiences that send individuals off on quests to solve puzzles throughout Los Angeles. Part puzzle solving, part exploration, part dancing with unicorns, and part horror, you never know exactly what you will get from this entertaining company. ALONE sent us on an adventure through Long Beach at last year's debut of Midsummer Scream and returned again this year to give guests yet another fun experience. 

Event Review: Midsummer Scream Presents SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN FRIGHT FEST PRESENTATION

Event Review: Midsummer Scream Presents SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN FRIGHT FEST PRESENTATION

Welcome witches and warlocks,

Today I will be recapping the Midsummer Scream panel Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest Presentation. To best describe the conceit, I will turn to the official summary:

"Find out what goes into making this sprawling Halloween event and what's in store for the upcoming season." 

Event Review: Puppeteers for Fears Presents CTHULHU THE MUSICAL

Event Review: Puppeteers for Fears Presents CTHULHU THE MUSICAL

A sold out Seattle crowd perspires in a subterranean brick grotto waiting for Puppeteers for Fears, Ashland Oregon's very own punk rock horror puppet troupe to take the stage. 

Ashland is a town known nationwide for its theatre community, but is truly identified with its Shakespearean festivals in the summer that draw aristocrats and the bourgeois legions from around the country each year. 

Event Recap: Midsummer Scream Presents BEYOND THE 5TH DIMENSION: CREATING THE TWILIGHT ZONE TOWER OF TERROR

Event Recap: Midsummer Scream Presents BEYOND THE 5TH DIMENSION: CREATING THE TWILIGHT ZONE TOWER OF TERROR

Welcome witches and warlocks,

Today I will be reviewing the Midsummer Scream panel BEYOND THE 5TH DIMENSION: CREATING THE TWILIGHT ZONE TOWER OF TERROR. To best describe the conceit, I will turn to the official summary:

"The creators of the iconic ride discuss how they transported guests into the Fifth Dimension."

Event Recap: Midsummer Scream Presents Shock Waves Live!

Event Recap: Midsummer Scream Presents Shock Waves Live!

As an avid podcast listener, the innumerable amount of podcasts out there can be overwhelming to say the least. I've spent countless hours in the car listening to podcasts on subjects ranging from lessons on etiquette to trivia, music and film, and of course, horror. There are many that I enjoy and revisit regularly, but only one stands out above the rest as my personal favorite: Shock Waves. Presented by Blumhouse and hosted by Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry, Ryan Turek, and Elric Kane, Shock Waves is my go-to podcast for all things horror. They cover everything from revisiting the classics to discussing the latest films in the genre and each week they bring on a brand new special guest to join the discussion.