Texas Frightmare Weekend 2018 terrified its way into horror-con goers hearts almost three weeks ago, so why did it take me until now to write about it? Well, I've only just touched back down in homeland Australia, and while the flight from Dallas to Sydney to Brisbane feels like it takes three weeks, it's only around 20 hours all up. So what's my excuse for unpunctuality? Well, boring stuff. My wife and I visited family and did some touristy things while we were in the US of A, and being on the road without a laptop made it hard to sit down and make words happen. But I'm making it up to you now.
The Queen Mary has become one of my favorite places to explore in Southern California. Whether it's during the Halloween season with Dark Harbor, or the many events that are sprinkled throughout the year that promise tales of paranormal activity, The Queen Mary has become my home away from home. In celebration of this past Friday, the 13th, which landed on April 13th, I had the chance to once again return to The Queen Mary to get a sneak peek into their infamous B340 Stateroom which would be opening to the public for the first time in three decades and let me tell you, it was one hell of an experience.
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.
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.
A few weeks ago I had the chance to attend The Queen Mary's holiday event titled CHILL in Long Beach, CA. Though it was definitely a far departure from their Halloween event, Dark Harbor, it still boasted all the holiday cheer you could ask for. Typically, here at Nightmarish Conjurings we focus on the scary, spooky, and creepy and less on the happy, cheerful, yuletide events that the holiday season brings. Luckily, we can usually find something that is a bit on the creepy side in most things that we do. With that said, The Queen Mary's CHILL had one of the best themes for their holiday events, and one that I think is creepy when shown in the right light, the one and only Alice in Winterland.