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Event Recap: 30th Anniversary Screening of KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE

Event Recap: 30th Anniversary Screening of KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE

I had the great pleasure of attending Bump in the Night’s 30th anniversary screening of Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) and figured I would offer up my thoughts on the experience.  For the uninitiated, here is a plot summary of the film:

Event Recap: Celebrating 25 Years of Hocus Pocus at Midsummer Scream

Event Recap: Celebrating 25 Years of Hocus Pocus at Midsummer Scream

Welcome witches and warlocks,

I had the great pleasure of attending the panel We Put A Spell On You: Celebrating 25 Years of “Hocus Pocus” at Midsummer Scream and figured I would offer up some thoughts for my fellow convention enthusiasts.  To best describe the proceedings, I will turn to the official press release

Event Recap: TRAPPED: UNLOCKED Panel at Midsummer Scream

Event Recap: TRAPPED: UNLOCKED Panel at Midsummer Scream

Welcome witches and warlocks,

I had the great pleasure of attending the panel Trapped: Unlocked at Midsummer Scream and figured I would offer up some thoughts for my fellow convention enthusiasts.  To best describe the proceedings, I will turn to the official press release

Event Recap: ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK 30th ANNIVERSARY Panel at Midsummer Scream

Event Recap: ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK 30th ANNIVERSARY Panel at Midsummer Scream

Welcome witches and warlocks,

I had the great pleasure of attending the panel Elvira: Mistress of the Dark 30th Anniversary at Midsummer Scream and figured I would offer up some thoughts for my fellow convention enthusiasts. To best describe the proceedings, I will turn to the official press release:

Event Recap: Ghoula and 3D Space Present THE MASK (1962) and an Exhibit of Cursed Dolls

Event Recap: Ghoula and 3D Space Present THE MASK (1962) and an Exhibit of Cursed Dolls

I had the great pleasure of attending Ghoula Events and The 3-D Space's recent screening of the horror film THE MASK (1962) at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater and figured I would offer up some thoughts on the proceedings. To best describe what the evening included, I will use my own description

INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY Paranormal Event

INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY Paranormal Event

Welcome witches and warlocks,

I had the great pleasure of attending the recent Insidious: Paranormal Event in Los Angeles and thought I would offer up some thoughts for my fellow horror fans.  The event was held to celebrate the digital release of INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY (2018) by inviting guests to have a nicely informal Q&A with the cast, take a spin on the Dearly Departed Tour, enter the haunted Oman House, and wound things down with some good old fashioned ghost hunting in LA’s famous American Legion Post 43.  It was a long evening that covered a lot of ground, so lock in as I try to give as concise of an overview as possible.

Event Recap: The Queen Mary's CHILL

Event Recap: The Queen Mary's CHILL

Welcome witches and warlocks,

I was able to attend The Queen Mary's: CHILL this past week and thought I would offer up some thoughts on the event as a whole. Just so everyone knows where I am coming from; this is my first time attending this event, but I have seen pictures of previous year iterations and talked to others so I know what has come before. With my credentials out of the way, here is the theme for the proceedings:

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: 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 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 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 Review: Drunken Devil Presents the "Curse of the Jungle Drums"

Event Review: Drunken Devil Presents the "Curse of the Jungle Drums"

Welcome witches and warlocks, 

Today I will be reviewing the horror themed event Drunken Devil Presents: Curse of the Jungle Drums. To best describe the theme, I will turn to an edited version of their press release. 

"Find yourself transported to Pele's Hideaway, a lavish tiki bar in Hollywood, circa 1954. Back from an exotic expedition, a famous explorer has brought a mysterious idol to the bar's owner as a gift; the idol, however, is cursed, and causes the club-goers to go mad, killing each other." 

Event Review: The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

Event Review: The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

Welcome witches and warlocks,

A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of attending The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Sleepy Hollow.  For those who know nothing about it, The Blaze (as it is called for short) was started in 2005 and takes place every year on the Van Cortlandt Manor grounds where it draws attention to many different aspects of the site.  Given that the event attracts thousands of people every night (some of them celebrities) I figured I should give it a look while I was in the area to see how well it captures the spirit of Halloween.