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Reign of Terror Haunted House Announces Fundraising Event

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January 25, 2016 – Janss Marketplace, located on the northwest corner of Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks invites the public to a scary event that will help a child in need make a wish.

The annual Reign of Terror Haunted House will open for just one night in February on Saturday the 13th from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. at the Janss Marketplace to raise money for Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties.

Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions to bring hope and joy into the lives of children. According to a survey conducted by the TCC group, 89% of medical professionals believe a wish can improve a wish kid’s physical health. The Janss Marketplace, Conejo Recreation & Park District and the Reign Of Terror Haunted House believe they can help make a difference by reaching out to the community of Haunters, Halloween enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys a unique and entertaining experience.

The founder of the haunted house, Bruce Stanton, said, “We heard about all the wonderful things MakeA-Wish does in our community and we decided we needed to support this cause.”

Stanton hopes to raise enough funds for three local wishes.

The Reign of Terror is a classic walk-thru themed haunted house featuring elaborate sets, props, lighting and sound effects which combine live actors with animatronics to create realistic and intense frights. The haunted house began as a small event at Stanton’s home. It quickly became a popular attraction that turned into the Reign of Terror. Reign of Terror is now a nationally recognized haunted house offering over 15,000 square feet and 82 plus rooms of pure freight entertainment.

This is a unique opportunity to make a difference while enjoying a scary good time in one of Southern California’s best haunted house experiences. Saturday, February 13 is the ONLY date the Janss Marketplace Reign of Terror Haunted House will open its doors before its annual Halloween dates. Mark your calendars and enjoy a haunted house experience you will not soon forget.

General admission tickets are $17 and VIP tickets, offering reduced wait time in line, are $25. The ticket booth opens at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 13. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.rothauntedhouse.com. At least 95% of the ticket proceeds will go towards Make-A-Wish TriCounties. Additional donations are always welcome and will be accepted at the Reign of Terror ticket booth on Saturday, February 13 during the event.

Join the Janss Marketplace, the Conejo Recreation & Park District & the Reign of Terror in supporting Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties. For more information about the event, please visit www.janssmarketplace.net or www.rothauntedhouse.com. If you’d like to learn more about Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties, please visit www.tri-counties.wish.org.

Top 5 Horror Movies of 2015

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As 2015 is quickly coming to a close, we wanted to take a moment and bring you our top 5 horror movies of the year.

Our #5 pick for the top horror movies of 2015 is a bit of indecisiveness but we just loved all three of them…

5. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse / Krampus / A Christmas Horror Story (Tied)

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These three movies were all great despite some minor issues and, when looked at overall, we liked them evenly. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is the story of three friends, who happen to be scouts, and how they deal with growing up and each other during a zombie apocalypse. Krampus is the latest film from Trick R Treat director Michael Daugherty and deals with a family under siege by the titular Krampus. A Christmas Horror Story is a cool horror anthology flick based around the Christmas holiday directed by Grant Harvey, Steve Hoban, and Brett Sullivan.

Check out our #4 pick on the next page….

Cross Roads Escape Games Presents The Hex Room Escape Room

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ANAHEIM, Calif., (December 28th, 2015) – Opening January 15th 2016 and set to run year round, Cross Roads Escape Games opens with a real life interactive adventure game- The Hex Room.  This is not a haunted house and there are no actors. It is up to you and your friends to find all the clues and solve all the puzzles within 60 minutes. Do you have what it takes to survive a horror film?

The Hex Room is a suspenseful game where you and 5 friends will get to playone of the largest escape games in California- 666 sq ft of terror. A horror-loving madman wants to recreate a horror film, using you and your friends as his stereotypical characters! Each player will take a quiz before the game to find out which cliché character they are: The geek, virgin, jock, rebel, prom queen, or detective. Your team of 6 will be divided up into separate rooms where you must work individually and as a team. Not only do you need to escape, but you must also survive! Who will live? Who will die?

Creative Director, Madison Rhoades, who has done over 30 escape games in California explains, “In a normal escape room, you are in a single room. The way in is the way out. After doing so many, I started to see a lot of the same puzzles and same stories. I knew I could make this idea into something unique.Cross Roads Escape Games is the next level of escape rooms, and it won’t disappoint.”

Madison and her husband, Luke Rhoades, have worked on haunts such asDelusion and Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor. With their theatre and haunt background, they have created realistic custom built sets that fully immerse its players into the atmosphere and storyline. Players will get to explore up to 5 different rooms in one of the largest escape games in California. This maze-like game will have various surprises along the way. Every player will have a unique experience, and an important job to help their team escape. This is also the only escape game to offer special prizes to teams that make it out alive!

Tickets are $32 per person. Cross Roads Escape Games is open TuesdaySunday until 11pm. If horror is not your thing, make sure to check out their next new game- The Fun House, opening February 2016. For more information, or to book a game, please visit www.CrossRoadsEscapeGames.com

CreepyLA Announces Cadaver Haunt Award Winners

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Halloween may be over, but it is never gone from our hearts. Apparently, CreepyLA.com feels the same way! They have posted up their 2015 Cadaver Awards for the haunted attractions located around Southern California. Here is a snippet, but check out the full awards article for the list! The Cadaver Award nominees were selected by CreepyLA and voted on by numerous haunt fans and reviewers (including us here at GamingShogun!).

Most Fun Professional Halloween Attraction
Alone: Index of Absorption
As voted by fans.
Eligible: The 17th Door Haunted House, Motel 6 Feet Under, Creep Los Angeles, Evil Twin Studios’ Ward 13, Reign of Terror, Alone: Index of Absorption, The Sinner’s Soiree, Sinister Pointe’s Trust Challenge – FEAR… The Darkness

Scariest Professional Halloween Attraction
Evil Twin Studios’ Ward 13
As chosen by fans.
Eligible: The 17th Door Haunted House, Motel 6 Feet Under, Creep Los Angeles, Evil Twin Studios’ Ward 13, Reign of Terror, Alone: Index of Absorption, The Sinner’s Soiree, Sinister Pointe’s Trust Challenge – FEAR… The Darkness

Best Mazes
Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights
As chosen by reviewers and fans.
Knott’s Scary Farm, Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest, Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights

Crytek Releases New Cyber Horde Mode for Warface

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FRANKFURT, Germany – Oct. 29, 2015 – If you go down to the woods in Warface this Halloween, get ready for a spine-chilling surprise! Today sees the brand-new “Cyber Horde” Co-op mode coming to Crytek’s free online shooter—challenging players to band together and survive an onslaught of terrifying enemies.

Set in the dead of night, Cyber Horde confronts Warface players with their scariest mission yet. As teams brave bleak woodland and deserted military facilities, they will encounter waves of enemies spilling out from a mysterious laboratory. And with nowhere to run, players will soon discover that Blackwood’s newest recruits are far from human!

To make it out alive, players must escort a heavily armored vehicle through the woods and a confined road tunnel before detonating explosives in the heart of Blackwood’s lab. Only once the objective is complete will enemy reinforcements be cut off at the source. Along the way, the vehicle will stop at multiple clearings, leaving players exposed to attacks from their freakish foes. If they can survive each assault for long enough, an energy blast from the trusty Warface truck will clear the area and free them up to move on to the next checkpoint.

But it’s not just Blackwood’s horde that will be raising the fear factor this Halloween. In keeping with the spirit of the occasion, players can also get kitted out in style thanks to a set of ghoulish skins, weapons and items that are now available for a limited time.

Today’s Warface update comes hot on the heels of the game’s two-year anniversary. Since going live in October 2013, Crytek’s free-to-play FPS has seen the addition of 30 new PVP maps, expansive Co-op missions and much, much more.

Now players can experience the latest content to hit as they uncover Blackwood’s darkest secret and face their fears in Cyber Horde—an all-new Warface challenge that’s definitely not for the faint-hearted!

Watch the newly released trailer for Cyber Horde now at www.youtube.com/warfacegame, and sign up to play Warface for free at www.warface.com.

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Starz Orders Second Season of Ash Vs Evil Dead

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Beverly Hills, Calif., October 28, 2015 – Ahead of its Halloween premiere, STARZ Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead” has earned an early renewal for a second season from Starz. Strong fan, affiliate and distributor demand for the highly-anticipated premiere of “Ash vs Evil Dead” has generated the early pickup of the series which is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film The Evil Dead.

Executive producers and The Evil Dead original filmmakers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell will return for the second season with executive producer and showrunner Craig DiGregorio. Campbell will continue in his role as Ash Williams, the aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter. Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) is also returning as Ruby, a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks.

“One season isn’t enough to satisfy the fans’ two decade-long appetite for more Ash,” said Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director of Starz. “The early fan and press support, along with the international broadcaster demand for more story have made it clear that the adventures of Ash Williams can’t end with season one.”

Starz recently announced global licensing deals with broadcasters and digital platforms in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide allowing “Ash vs Evil Dead” to premiere simultaneously with its network premiere in the U.S. on October 31. Broadcasters and digital providers offering “Ash vs Evil Dead” on October 31 include Amedia (Russia/CIS), C More (Scandinavia), Fox Action on Fox+ Premium service/Fox Latin America Channels (Latin America/Brazil), Sky TV (New Zealand), Stan (Australia), Starz Play Arabia (Middle East/North Africa) and Super Channel (Canada).

Starz will retain all domestic and international multiplatform rights including television, home entertainment and digital.

The Park Launch Trailer

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Oslo, Norway – October 27th, 2015 A day at the park… a lost teddy bear… a missing child. So begins the story of Lorraine, a mother that must face every parent’s worst nightmare when her son goes missing in Atlantic Island Park. While amusement parks should be happy places, the one you visit in ‘The Park‘ is anything but. Freak accidents, grotesque killings and ghostly hauntings have inspired many sensational headlines, and locals worry that the park is far from done claiming innocent lives.

Funcom’s first-single player experience in almost ten years, ‘The Park‘, launched on Windows PC today and is now available for purchase on Steam, Humble Store, NVIDIA GeForce NOW Store, GreenManGaming and GamersGate at a 23% promotional discount ($9.99). ‘The Park‘ is a one to two hour adventure focusing on intense storytelling and exploration instead of combat and action. Players must explore the dilapidated amusement park and face panic and paranoia as they progress through a narrative written and created by an award-winning team of storytellers.

“Thanks to similar games in the narrative space, such as ‘Gone Home‘, ‘Dear Esther‘ and ‘The Stanley Parable‘, we are confident that there is a place in the gaming industry for shorter, intense experiences,” says Funcom creative director Joel Bylos. “Technically, it explores the limits of what is possible for a team to achieve with a small budget, short deadline and a strong focus.”

Known largely for its massive-scale online games, ‘The Park‘ is Funcom’s first game built on a relatively small budget and short development cycle. The team’s ambition has been to create a short, but intense experience with solid quality production values.

For more information about ‘The Park‘, please visit the official website at www.theparkgame.com.

Tales of Halloween Live Tweet Party this Wednesday

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[Hollywood, CA] Epic Pictures Releasing invites fans to join the directors & cast of TALES OF HALLOWEEN to screen the film and live-tweet with them on Wednesday, Oct. 28th at 9:00pm ET.

Directors prepared the following invitation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFF6bXlImnE

During the live-tweet, the cast and directors will be providing exclusive behind-the-scenes fun facts, giving away prizes and answering fans¹ questions in real-time via Twitter and on video via Periscope.

To join the live-tweet, fans rent or buy the movie and hit PLAY when Wednesday at 9:00pm Eastern / 6:00pm Pacific.

Directors/cast comments will be available on search using #TalesOfHalloween.

Fans are also invited to submit their questions in advance and receive discount to via Vimeo following this link: http://goo.gl/forms/T5v7P97Ryp or e-mailing directly to: LIVETWEET@TOH-MOVIE.COM.

Additional information on our Facebook event page: http://po.st/TOHLiveTweet

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World of Tanks on Console to Get Spectral Tank and Dead City Mode for Halloween

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October 23, 2015 -Wargaming today announced Dead City, a limited time Halloween game mode with the exclusive Spectre tank, will rise from the grave October 30th offering brave souls a haunting experience that won’t cost an arm and a leg, because it’s free* to all registered players through November 1st.

Dead City is a 7vs7 Team Battle game mode that immerses players in an eerily reworked version of the Himmelsdorf map in a fight to prove who is the ghost with the most. Manned by a skeleton crew, the nearly frictionless Spectre tank glides across the battlefield with ethereal grace firing ectoplasm rounds at a high rate of horror. During this very limited time event, a chilling tank emblem will be available to any boys or ghouls that customize any tank in their garage as a souvenir for playing Dead City.

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Destination America Exorcism Live Cast Reveal

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(New York, N.Y.) – It took 12 Jesuit priests four months to exorcise Roland Doe of the demons that possessed him. The real-life horror story went on to inspire the book and the movie The Exorcist.Now, 66 years after the original event, a new generation of paranormal experts will return to the home where it all happened to conduct the first-ever live televised exorcism in U.S. history and cleanse the house once and for all. EXORCISM: LIVE! airs Friday, October 30 at 9/8c on Destination America, the #1 home for paranormal programming this fall.

Actor and media correspondent Chris Jacobs has signed on as host of the two-hour live special, bringing with him an extensive career in live television as former host of The Insider, correspondent forEntertainment Tonight, and currently the host of Overhaulin’ on Velocity. In EXORCISM: LIVE!, Jacobs will anchor the action as it unfolds and introduce viewers along the way to key commentators including paranormal experts, historians, and descendants of the original team that exorcised Roland Doe.

The following people will take part in the most dangerous night on television:

Chris Jacobs, host of EXORCISM: LIVE!

Chris Jacobs is an actor and television personality. He formerly hosted The Insider, and also worked as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. Now, he hosts Velocity’s popular automotive makeover show Overhaulin’, which returns with a brand-new season on Wednesday, November 4 at 9/8c. He recently hosted Discovery Channel’s interactive portion of Chopper Live, Gold Rush Live,Skywire Live, and Skyscraper Live.

Bishop James Long, Presiding Archbishop of the United States Old Catholic Church

Bishop Long knew at 5 years old that he wanted to be a priest. By the age of 9, he also knew that he was called to study Demonology and began to study anything he could on the subject. After years of studying for the Roman Catholic Priesthood, Bishop Long felt that God was calling him to the United States Old Catholic Church, where he currently serves as the Presiding Archbishop as well as an Exorcist. Bishop Long has performed 27 documented Solemn Rite of Exorcisms on people possessed by demonic entities, and hundreds of Minor Rite of Exorcisms on demonic entities who have infested a home or building. It is the Minor Rite that he will be performing on the Exorcist house during EXORCISM: LIVE! He is the author of Through the Eyes of an Exorcist and the founder of The Paranormal Clergy Institute, created to help home-owners and paranormal groups by providing information that will help defend against demonic entities. He also teaches an online introductorydemonology course.

Chip Coffey, world-renowned psychic medium

Chip Coffey is an internationally acclaimed psychic, medium, paranormal investigator, lecturer and author whose role in EXORCISM: LIVE! will be to make contact with the entities by connecting with the house and taking part in a séance. His psychic abilities manifested themselves when he was a young child and, after successful careers in traditional counseling, the entertainment industry and travel management, he began working full-time as a psychic and medium in 2001. Since that time, he has conducted thousands of readings for clients all around the world. Coffey’s first book, Growing Up Psychic, was published by Random House in 2012, while articles that Coffey has written have appeared in regional and national publications. A firm believer in God and His Angels, Coffey believes that miracles, great and small, happen each and every day.

The Tennessee Wraith Chasers, paranormal investigators of the hit series GHOST ASYLUM

Just as they do on GHOST ASYLUM every Friday at 9/8c on Destination America, the Tennessee Wraith Chasers (TWC) will investigate the Exorcist house for paranormal activity to confirm the entities that haunt it. “Respect, detect, collect” is TWC’s motto and the core process they follow in every investigation. Stepping into locations that only the bravest dare to enter, TWC meshes scientific methodology and ghost-hunting gadgets with their Tennessee wit and thirst for adventure. Their goal isn’t just to communicate with restless souls, but to physically capture them in custom-created ghost traps and help them find peace beyond the gates of their ghostly tomb. They are a serious team of paranormal investigators and researchers that takes pride in honesty and learning something new with every case. The team consists of Chris, the founder; Doogie, the co-founder; Porter, the historian; Brannon, the trap inventor; and Chasey Ray, the trap engineer.

Dave Glover, Interactive Correspondent
The Dave Glover Show has been driving St. Louis home on local radio station FM NewsTalk 97.1 for more than 15 years, and the Halloween episode has become an annual favorite. In 2008, Glover ran a contest for three lucky listeners to win a nighttime investigation at the Exorcist house. Footage never before seen on television reveals the immediate terror inflicted upon one winner and the frightening encounter that sent another running and screaming from the house. In EXORCISM: LIVE!, Glover will serve as the on-air voice for viewers on the frontlines of Destination America’s live Twitter conversation. Throughout the show, viewers are encouraged to monitor live camera feeds streaming on DestinationAmerica.com/ExorcismLive from cameras set up around the house and post their observations of mysterious activity on the adjacent comment board or by tweeting @DestAmerica using #ExorcismLive. Glover will report on the trends he’s seeing on Twitter to inform the team of paranormal hot spots they should investigate next.

Other participants making appearances during the night include:

  • Nick Groff, veteran paranormal investigator of the Exorcist house
    Nick Groff has been fascinated with the paranormal ever since surviving a near-death experience as a child. He has been chasing ghosts for most of his life with the goal of finding new evidence of the afterlife and discovering a breakthrough in paranormal research. During the filming of a TV show at the Exorcist house in 2011, an evil entity attached itself to Groff. The weight of the negative energy affected him long after returning home, and he eventually had his home cleansed.
  • Greg Myers, Missouri-based veteran paranormal investigator of the Exorcist house
    Greg Myers is the co-founder of Paranormal Task Force, a not-for-profit organization that raises awareness of paranormal research and historical preservation. He serves as the co-administrator, lead investigator, and EVP specialist of its Missouri division. In 2009, Myers investigated the Exorcist house and had a terrifying experience. Photographic and video evidence shows evidence of a white cross burned into the side of his neck. He was featured in and co-associate produced the 2010 paranormal documentary The Haunted Boy: The Secret Diary of the Exorcist.
  • Robert Murch, spirit and talking board expert
    Murch is the world’s foremost collector, historian, and expert on Ouija® and talking boards and serves as the “Chairman of the Board” for the Talking Board Historical Society, which he founded. In EXORCISM: LIVE!, Murch will lend his expertise to the séance portion of Destination America’s investigation of the home.
  • Eileen Dreyer, great niece of Father Bowdern

Father William Bowdern assisted in the final exorcism on Roland Doe, which became the basis of William Peter Blatty’s novel The Exorcist. He kept a diary of Doe’s case that details the boy’s affliction. Dreyer lives in St. Louis and is a New York Times best-selling novelist.

  • Christopher Saint Booth, filmmaker of “The Haunted Boy”
    Christopher Saint Booth and his brother, also known as the Booth Brothers, are the filmmakers behind the 2010 documentary The Haunted Boy. Booth was one of the first people to investigate the Exorcist house for paranormal activity and attempt to track down personal belongings that were in Roland Doe’s room at the time of his exorcism.
  • Dr. Michael Lynch, paranormal expert
    Dr. Michael Lynch is a paranormal expert and parapsychologist based out of St. Louis and a frequent commentator on The Dave Glover Show. He was in attendance the night of Glover’s investigation at the Exorcist house.
  • Mike Madonna, Roland Doe researcher
    Mike Madonna is a St. Louis-based blogger who has been researching Roland Doe’s case for years, uncovering new information, and posting his findings.

EXORCISM: LIVE! is produced for Destination America by Tremendous! Entertainment with Colleen Needles Steward, Shannon Keenan Demers, Rob Hammersley and Eddie Delbridge as executive producers. For Destination America, Fay Yu and Sara Helman are executive producers, Jodi Tovay is producer, Jane Latman is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President of Investigation Discovery, Destination America, and American Heroes Channel.