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Halloween Now Quite Over as Sinister Pointe’s Fear the Mark Still Going Strong

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For those of you still needing your Halloween fix, take note that Sinister Pointe’s Fear the Mark is running November 4, 5, 11 and 12 in Fullerton. The Sinister Pointe haunted attractions is open from 7 PM to midnight and tickets run from $24 dollars each.

The Sinister Pointe haunted attraction is located at:

1851 West Orangethorpe Ave, Fullerton, CA, 92833

You can tickets at the door or online.

Happy Halloween 2016

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Well, here it is: Another Halloween! Here at GamingShogun, we LOVE the Halloween season – so much so that we created a Halloween/horror related column and cover things like Midsummer Scream, Scare LA, Knott’s Scary Farm, Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights, and a whole lot more!

We still have a couple of out-standing reviews to post up, so we will be doing so soon. But, now, it is time to get your costumes on, party, hand out candy, and do whatever else your ghoulish minds can come up with.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Screamfest Horror Film Festival Award Winners Announcement

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Oct. 28, 2016  America’s largest and longest running horror movie festival, Screamfest, awarded the top movies, filmmakers and actors of the festival.   The festival, which ran from Oct. 18 – 27, 2016 at the TLC Chinese in Hollywood, has launched careers – providing a platform for filmmakers and actors to showcase their latest work to enthusiasts and general audiences.

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MY FATHER DIE and THE MASTER CLEANSE tied with the most awards, each with four. MY FATHER DIE won Best Picture, Best Director with Sean Brosnan, Best Editing by Jason Eric Perlman and Sean Brosnan, as well as Best Musical Score by Justin Small and Ohad Benchetrit.  THE MASTER CLEANSE won the Best Actor category with Johnny Galecki, Best Make Up by Naomi Bakstad, Best Special FX by Nicholas Podbrey, Werner Pretorius and Creature FX Artists as well as Best Visual FX by George A. Loucas.

The following is a complete list of winners:

  • Best Short –  A Nearly Perfect Blue Sky
  • Best Student Short –  Pigskin – Jake Hammond
  • Best Editing – Jason Eric Perlman & Sean Brosnan – My Father Die
  • Best Actor – Johnny Galecki – The Master Cleanse
  • Best Musical Score – Justin Small & Ohad Benchetrit – My Father Die
  • Best Actress – Mimosa Williamo – Lake Bodom
  • Best Makeup – Naomi Bakstad – The Master Cleanse
  • Best Cinematography – Joe Dietsch – Happy Hunting
  • Best Special FX – Nicholas Podbrey, Werner Pretorius & Creature FX Artists – The Master Cleanse
  • Best Visual FX – George A. Loucas – The Master Cleanse
  • Best  Unproduced Screenplay – Plum Island  – Matthew Lee Blackburn
  • Best Director – Sean Brosnan – My Father Die
  • Best Picture – My Father Die

Actress Lydia Hearst (Condemned#Horror) served as ambassador for the festival, which showcased 73 films this year.  Along with the myriad of horror films at the festival, Screamfest hosted free screenings of TV  episodes inspired by the popular horror films WOLF CREEK and THE EXCORCIST.

Screamfest is sponsored by Pop TV, Shock Top, Birns & Sawyer, Crypt TV, Brickwork, and Dapper Cadaver. Screamfest is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.  Screamfest is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

Get Social with Us:

Screamfest Official Usernames and Hashtag:

  •        Facebook: /Screamfest
  •        Twitter: @Screamfest
  •        Instagram: @ScreamfestLA
  •        Official hashtag: #ScreamfestLA

For more information visit www.screamfestla.com or email info@screamfestla.com

ABOUT SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL

Formed in August 2001 by film producer Rachel Belofsky, Screamfest Horror Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that gives filmmakers and screenwriters in the horror and science fiction genres a venue to have their work showcased in the film industry. Among the numerous films that have been discovered and/or premiered at the festival include “Paranormal Activity,” “30 Days of Night,” “Trick ‘r Treat” and “The Human Centipede.” For more information, visit www.ScreamfestLA.com.

Celebrate Halloween with ARK Fear Evolved 2

Seattle, WA – October 28, 2016 “Beware all ye who wander in the swamps of the Jurassic, for the dead have returned for the marrow in your bones!” said the ancient Dodo Wyvern. Yes, it’s All Saints Day, the Day of the Dead, Halloween! And before you know it, Studio Wildcard’s ARK: Survival Evolved will transform from a humid, leafy jungle into a dark, eerie landscape teeming with dino skeletons, overgrown pumpkin patches, and Halloween festivities. Prepare for the ultimate Dino-Ween event, Fear Evolved 2!

For those uninitiated with ARK: Survival Evolved, the popular survival-adventure game is on sale right now on Steam for $14.98, 50% off the retail price (normally $29.99). ARK: Scorched Earth, the expansion, is 30% off the retail price for $13.99 (normally $19.99). Both games will be on sale starting today, 10:00 am PDT, Friday, October 28, through 10 am PDT, Tuesday, November 1.

Running from Friday October 28 through Sunday November 6 on Steam, Fear Evolved 2 will have ARK survivors witness a reddening of the moon, a darkening of the landscape, shorter days and longer nights, with massive living Skelesaurs walking the fields, petrifying Dodo-Rexes stomping the lands, and Zombie Dodos scampering through the haunted forest! Environmental changes such as pumpkin patches, graves, and scarecrows will pop up everywhere, with loot drops, witch hats, Clown Masks, and Dodo-Rex helmets available to collect. Watch for transformations amongst beasts and keep a close watch on the Gigantosaurus, Quetzalcoatlus, Jerboa, Wyvern, and more. And for ARK: Scorched Earth owners, beware the legendary DodoWyvern and the VampireEyes!

Feel like riding a dinosaur? Join the ARK community forums HERE:

survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/.

World of Tanks and World of Warships Halloween Event Details

October 26, 2016 —Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…Wargaming has revealed the newest nightmare taking to the seas in World of Warships. Drift out into unsettling waters with the “Saving Transylvania mode today, and relive the horror through November 9. Take on waves of zombie Zikasas in a horrifying escort mission through an eerie fog in one of three decked out warships. Limited time Halloween quests will reward Credits and Experience for those who dare to take on the fearsome challenge. With hordes of enemies attacking from all angles, there is little hope of victory. You’re gonna need a bigger boat!

In tanksno one can hear you scream! On October 28, the Monster Mash begins for World of Tanks on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox 360. Brave tankers can play on the creepily reworked Himmelsdorf map “Dead City” with the Spectre tank along with “awakened” monster versions of the Revenant Kraft’s Panther, Lycan T71, Gorynych KV-5 and Kaiju O-I. Two challenging PvE modes “Beware the Full Moon” on Himmelsdorf Night and “Hunt the Revenants” on Thiepval Ridge will be the ultimate showdown between the Spectre and “awakened” monster vehicles.  Half-beast, half-tank, ALL HORROR!

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For more information on these Halloween events, please visit:

World of Warships: http://worldofwarships.com/

World of Tanks Console: https://console.worldoftanks.com/

Rob Zombie’s 31 Gets Home Video Release Date

SANTA MONICA, CA (October 24, 2016) – From the macabre mind of Rob Zombie (House of 1000 Corpses, The Lords of Salem, The Devil’s Rejects), comes his newest nightmare, 31, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD December 20 from Lionsgate. Clowns have never been as terrifying as they are in the course of this one shocking evening in the middle of nowhere. Currently available on Digital HD and On Demand, 31 stars Sheri Moon Zombie (House of 1000 Corpses), Jeff Daniel Phillips (HBO’s “Westworld”) Elizabeth Daily (Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure), Meg Foster (The Lords of Salem), Kevin Jackson (Conspiracy Theory), Richard Blake (Batman Begins), Judy Geeson (TV’s “Gilmore Girls”) and Malcolm McDowell (Halloween).

From the visionary mind of Rob Zombie comes the horrific story of five carnival workers who are kidnapped on Halloween and held hostage in a large compound.  At the mercy of their captors, they are forced to play a twisted game or life or death called 31.  For the next 12 hours they must fight for their lives against an endless parade of homicidal maniacs.

The 31 Blu-ray and DVD release special features include a two-hour behind-the-scenes documentary and audio commentary with Rob Zombie. The 31 digital HD release will include a four-hour behind-the-scenes documentary with two exclusive hours of footage not included on the Blu-ray release. For those who have previously purchased the digital release, the documentary will be available to watch beginning onDecember 20. 31 will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

BLU-RAY/ DVD/DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “In Hell Everybody Loves Popcorn: The Making of 31” Documentary
  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Rob Zombie

Trailer: https://youtu.be/ttzsVoWXE8o

Website: http://robzombie.com/movies/31-movie/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RZ31Movie/?fref=ts

Twitter: @RZ31Movie

Halloween Update Comes to Bridge Constructor

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October 24, 2016 – Trick or treat! No need to ask twice on this one – that’s why we’re treating you to a brand new, free Halloween update for Bridge Constructor. Five new, spooky and eerily exciting levels are awaiting players on “Pumpkinidad Island”.

Seeing as it’s Halloween, we can’t go without some haunted castles, bats and cemeteries. Build bridges over seemingly endless valleys in the deepest, foggiest night, with a full moon hanging above. Make sure to build them strong enough for the heavy Coach of the Dead to be able to get across.

The free Bridge Constructor Halloween Update will be available for a short time only on iOS and Android as well as PC, Mac & Linux (via Steam).

ScareLA Announces 2017 Convention Dates

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LOS ANGELES (Wednesday, October 19, 2016) – ScareLA, the summer Halloween convention, is excited to announce the dates for its fifth year event. Faithful to its tradition of kicking off the scare season early among thousands of fright-loving fans in Los Angeles, ScareLA will return on August 5-6, 2017.

Debuting in 2013, ScareLA is the first fan convention dedicated to celebrating the spirit of Halloween. The event has become a mecca for horror lovers on the West Coast and beyond extending the Halloween season through the summer. Attracting nearly 12,000 attendees in 2016, ScareLA is one of the fastest growing independent conventions in the U.S. to-date.

“We are thrilled to announce our 2017 dates today with our favorite holiday, Halloween, just around the corner,” said Lora Ivanova, ScareLA Executive Producer and Founder. “ScareLA, has solidified itself as the premier destination for a fast-growing audience which loves, lives and works in the scare entertainment industry. Built to bring people together to create and inspire, we could not be prouder of our community this season and are eager to share further 2017 plans as they unfold.”

Situated in the entertainment capital of the world, ScareLA spotlights the rich Southern California scare industry and community, from its iconic seasonal theme park events, to haunted attractions, home haunts, theater, film, escape rooms, interactive experiences and more.

For more information, visit www.scarela.com or follow ScareLA on social media at www.facebook.com/ScareLAcon, Twitter and Instagram. Join the conversation using #ScareLA.

MTV’s Scream Returns with 2-Hour Halloween Special

October 11, 2016 – Just in time for Halloween, MTV unleashes a horrifying new 2-hour special that picks up eight months after Kieran’s (Amadeus Serafini) arrest. Emma (Willa Fitzgerald) is struggling to focus on her future and who she really is after everything that has happened. Meanwhile, Noah (John Karna) and Stavo (Santiago Segura) have combined forces to create a best-selling graphic novel based on the Kieran Wilcox murders and Audrey (Bex Taylor-Klaus) has found herself in a new relationship. Since the first anniversary of Piper’s killing spree is upon us, Emma and her friends are determined to be as far from Lakewood as possible and Stavo has the perfect solution. He and Noah are researching for their next graphic novel, a Lizzy Borden-esque legend on Shallow Grove Island, and suggest the rest of the group come along for the weekend. Just when they thought they were safe, the Lakewood survivors find themselves in another bloody standoff, leaving them to wonder – is an old legend coming back to life or has murder followed them from Lakewood?”  Could there be more “Scream” to come?…

The GamingShogun ‘Halloween’ Dream Crate by LootCrate

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The good people at the monthly subscription crate service Loot Crate have been looking to find out what people would put together for their own “Dream Crate” – if we could choose from any theme and any product. So, we put out heads together and decided to do a Dream Crate for the Halloween season!

The GamingShogun Halloween Dream Crate

Our Halloween Dream Crate would contain a number of horror-related items, so let’s jump right in and un-box it. Here are our Dream Crate contents, in no particular order:

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Mondo Halloween Art Print by Ken Taylor ($1,000 and up)

  • This art print was given out at an anniversary screening of John Carpenter’s Halloween at The New Beverly cinema in Hollywood. This poster is super-rare and super-awesome. What else do you expect from Ken Taylor and Mondo?

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Turtle Beach Headset Halloween Pumpkin Plates ($9.95)

  • These Halloween themed plates go on the ear cups of your favorite Turtle Beach headsets. While not super pricey items, they provide a bit of Halloween spirit in every gaming session and make for good conversation.

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Odd City Entertainment Limited Trick ‘r Treat Poster ($500 and up)

  • This limited edition poster was handed out for free at a 2013 screening of Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles. While not quite as rare as the Mondo Halloween print, this poster is incredible in its own way.

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Krampus Halloween Mask by Trick or Treat Studios ($79.99)

  • This special edition mask was made using the original WETA molds for Michael Dougherty’s film, Krampus. It was then finished by Trick or Treat studios for consumer purchase. It is an outstanding Halloween mask, with some incredible details that would be great for an actual Krampusnacht costume or simply Halloween frights.

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The Halloween Complete Blu-ray Collection ($33.99)

  • An awesome Blu-ray collection containing John Carpenter’s Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Halloween H20, Halloween: Resurrection, Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween II. With ten movies to enjoy, this basically breaks down to $3.39 a flick!

If you would like to subscribe to Loot Crate, head over to their official website!