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ScareLA Unveils More Exhibitors and Panels

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Mat 4, 2016 – The most anticipated titles of Halloween come to ScareLA 2016 with a roar! Check out a few of the tricks and treats we plan to unleash upon you this August 6-7 at the Pasadena Convention Center.

  • Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights will return to ScareLA with a special presentation by creative director John Murdy and art director Chris Williams. Expect the unexpected as they reveal some of their most thrilling 2016 scare season plans.
  • Only at ScareLA: Since a raging premiere at ScareLA in 2015, Serial Killer Speed Dating has been taking Los Angeles by a storm. It creeps back to ScareLA for its second year of romance, mystery, and blood-soaked fun, as con attendees get the opportunity to meet and mingle with their fellow singles.
  • Lurking among the daters are some serial killers looking for love in all the wrong places! Come one, come all: Serial Killer Speed Dating will appear at ScareLA for two days of screams for straight, LGBT and plain curious attendees. Perhaps you walk out arm in arm with your new squeeze… or perhaps you never make it out alive… Face your fears and come to play, mingle and mangle!
  • Only at ScareLA: McKamey Manor: From Extreme to Mainstream  Russ McKamey is the co-owner of the most controversial extreme haunt of all time! Only at ScareLA he will share McKamey Manor secrets, exclusive haunt footage and, for the first time ever, Russ will unleash a sneak peek into his latest projects which he hopes will catapult the Manor into the mainstream.
  • Only at ScareLA: Exclusive Screening of Sliders of Ghost Town – In 1973 the Halloween industry would be changed forever when Knott’s Berry Farm in CA, hosted their very first Halloween Haunt event. Years later, employees of the park known as “Street Monsters” developed a new scare tactic that involved sliding great distances across concrete and asphalt in order to surprise and scare event guests. Since then, sliding has become an all year round activity and can be seen all over the globe. Hear the stories of the monsters who invented or refined this skill into what it is today and see what it takes to be a true Street Monster!

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Stay Tuned For More Bloody News and Programming Announcements! 
What You Can Expect at ScareLA 2016:
 One-of-a-kind Interactive Experiences and Games
 Mini Haunts and Escape Rooms Galore
 Monster Shows, Theater and Haunting Music Performances
 Classes and Demos on all you need to take your Halloween to the next level
 Activities for Kids of All Ages and even those of you who are immortal
 Halloween Movies, Panels and Presentations
 Costume Party, Roaming Monsters and More!!!

The Exorcist Comes to Halloween Horror Nights

ORLANDO, Fla., UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (April 26, 2016) – For the first time ever, supernatural thriller, The Exorcist, will take possession of “Halloween Horror Nights” in all-new horrifying mazes opening at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort beginning this September.

The twisted minds behind the nation’s best, most intense Halloween events will bring to life one of the scariest and most nightmare-inducing horror films in history.

At Universal Orlando Resort, guests will see, hear, feel – and even smell – every iconic levitating, head-spinning, vomit-wrenching, skin-crawling moment from the film. They’ll be paralyzed with fear as they witness the power of the supernatural, scream uncontrollably as they become part of Regan MacNeil’s possession and run in terror as they try to escape the horrific battle between innocence and evil.

Universal Studios Hollywood’s “The Exorcist” maze will resonate as a real life interpretation of the demonic film, daring “Halloween Horror Nights’” guests to live the nightmare experienced by a tortured Regan and her determined mother.  The maze will recreate some of the film’s most haunting scenes, ushering guests into its unparalleled terror as if their very souls were possessed by the devil.

Revered as one of the scariest movies of all-time, The Exorcist earned its place in history as the first horror film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.  Directed by William Friedkin, the film also established itself as leading influence in pop culture horror, affecting a multitude of subsequent films since its terrifying debut in 1973.

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 20 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” in Orlando and Hollywood to become victims inside their own horror film. The streets of each coast’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing “scare-actors” lunge from every darkened corner. Multiple movie-quality haunted houses are erected throughout the event, based on anything from iconic slasher films to hit horror television series to haunting original stories.

Additional details about Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” will be revealed soon. For more information about Halloween Horror Nights at either Universal Orlando Resort or Universal Studios Hollywood, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

Mezco Announces Living Dead Dolls Trick R Treat Sam Doll

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April 26, 2016 – He may look like a child dressed for trick or treating, but Sam is the personification of Halloween itself. Straight from the film Trick’R’Treat comes Sam, the enforcer of the rules of Halloween. Beneath his apparently innocent scarecrow mask is his misshapen, demonic head. Part pumpkin, part supernatural being, Sam shows no mercy to those who show disrespect to his holiday.

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Sam comes complete with his infamous and mysterious sack and his deadly oversized lollipop. He wears his film accurate removable hood mask and his orange footie pajamas. Sam stands 10 inches tall, features 5 points of articulation, and comes packaged in a collector friendly, specially die-cut window box. He joins the Living Dead Dolls family in October / November and is available for pre-order at

http://www.mezcotoyz.com/living-dead-dolls-trick-r-treat-sam

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Hauppauge’s Chamber of Horrors NY Announces 2016 Season

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Hauppauge, NY (April, 2016) — Having grossed over 10,000 visitors with last year’s attractions that saw fear take on a whole new meaning, Hauppauge’s Chamber of Horrors NY is gearing up for another fright filled season in 2016! With an Opening Weekend scheduled for September 23rd-24th, dates are set for September 30th-October 2nd, 7th-9th, 14th-16th, 21st-23rd, and 26th straight through Halloween night with additional dates and special events coming in November at 1745 Express Drive North, in Hauppauge!

Chamber of Horrors NY is Long Island’s Premier Haunted Attraction. In a dark collection of mazes and rooms, the attraction combines lights and sound with a cast unequaled in imagination and talent, not to mention bloodlust. Owned, built and staffed by industry veterans, they can proudly say that they are “Where fear lives…”!

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During the Trilogy of Fear taking place Fridays and Saturdays, brave visitors will have an incredible experience exploring three live scare attractions. Fright fans get three haunts for the price of one!  Visitors can wander the chilling labyrinth of Maniac Manor, navigate the terrifying lunacy of Ward 9 and finally, stagger through the horror of Murderers’ Row.

On Sundays, the lights go out for one of the Chamber’s most terrifying events- “Kill the Light”. After turning off every light source in the haunt, visitors are sent through in groups of five in complete darkness with only a single glow stick to light their way- backwards. Remember when you used to be scared of the dark? You will be again! Returning this year as well (Dates TBA) will also be the “Nightmare Gallery”- an interactive art show/haunt in which local artists exhibit their work amidst the chaos. Watch out…while you’re critiquing some of the spooky works of art, there’s a scare waiting for you around every corner! And for our smaller fans, Kids Day (Dates TBA) will bring family friendly fun for all as a few select ghouls guide the whole gang on a Trick or Treat through The Chamber, teaching the kids how to scare their parents along the way.

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For the third year in a row, Chamber of Horrors NY will also present its Holiday Haunt,

A Very Scary X-Mas, in December. Naughty or Nice no longer matters as Santa has had just about enough! The lists have gotten longer, the kids are ungrateful and somewhere along the way they took the sugar out of the cookies and put almonds in the milk! Its enough to drive an elf crazy…matter of fact, drive ALL the elves crazy!

With all of these events taking your breath away with every scare, Chamber of Horrors NY also plans to give back- supporting charitable organizations with special events including a Military Service night TBA.

PRICING:

  • Basic Burial $25 (Standard Admission)

  • R.I.P PASS $35 (Front-of-Line Access, Minimal Wait)

($40 at Box Office, buy online and save!)

There will be plenty of fear to go around this fall in Hauppauge, as well as plenty of Holiday Chills and Thrills, so you won’t want to miss what Chamber of Horrors NY has in store for 2016!

For More Information CALL: (855) 227-6384 (In-Season) // (516) 710-1845 (Off-Season), or VISIT: http://chamberofhorrorsny.com/

Elvira Announced as Official Horror Host of 2016 ScareLA

ScareLA has announced that they will have an official horror host for this year’s event and it is none other than Elvira herself!

A few words from Elvira herself: “Halloween comes early this year at ScareLA! Join me, the Queen of Halloween, at the only place you’ll find all your favorite nightmares under one roof: zombies, monsters, creatures and ghouls galore…ScareLA feels just like home to me. Bring the whole fiendish family for a fun, fright-filled weekend August 6 and 7th at ScareLA!”

ScareLA runs on August 6 and August 7 and tickets are on sale now.

Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival Announced

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April 5, 2016 – From the creative minds of CreepyLA and Theme Park Adventure, comes an all-new chapter in terror: Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival. This weekend-long celebration of everything Halloween, haunts and horror makes its debut July 30-31 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California.

Midsummer Scream features more than 100,000 square feet of event space that will showcase vendors, makeup demonstrations, stage presentations, live entertainment, a screening room, haunted attraction experiences and more.

“We’re combining all of our talents, production knowledge, and years of experience to create an amazing show that we know fans are going to love,” said David Markland, Executive Director of Midsummer Scream. “Each week from now until our July debut, we will be announcing more participants and unveiling different aspects of the show that are going to have people counting down the days with great anticipation.”

Already confirmed for Midsummer Scream include Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, Ten Thirty One Productions(Los Angeles Haunted Hayride/Great Horror Campout), Dread Central, Sinister Pointe, Ghost Train (LA Live Steamers), Scott Ramp/The Scream Team, SoCal Valley Haunters, Drunken Devil, Decayed Brigade slider team, Motel 6 Feet Under, Season Pass Podcast, Spooky HollowsRotten Apple 907, Fear Station,Figment Foundry, magic of Jimmy H./Mudd the Magnificent, Screenshot Productions, The Empty Grave,Cross Roads Escape Games, Higgins Manor, Dark House Entertainment (The Basement), Girls and Corpses, Evil Twin Studios, and Garner Holt Productions. Our list of partners grows each day, and will be updated on the Midsummer Scream website regularly, as well as announced via social media.

A highlight of Midsummer Scream will be its main stage auditorium, which will accommodate more than 600 horror fans gathering to witness a world-class lineup of panels and presentations, which will include exciting reveals looking forward to the 2016 Halloween season in Southern California.

Guests looking for additional thrills and chills may venture into the Hall of Shadows, a large “scare zone”, with monsters lurking in the dark, and a host of haunted attraction previews/experiences that will soothe your Halloween cravings. Bone Yard Effects, Inc. led by Larry Bones will bring terrifying creatures to life throughout the day via makeup demonstrations on the show floor, and release them into the Hall of Shadows to wreak havoc on terrified fans.

“We are beyond thrilled to bring the Halloween and horror community together here in Southern California,” said Rick West, Creative Director of Midsummer Scream. “The entire team is fueled by the same fundamental passion for the holiday and the macabre; we met and became friends while covering various haunt events and have enjoyed strong personal and business relationships for the past several years as a direct result. Midsummer Scream is the festival this community deserves, and we cannot wait to unveil everything we’ve got planned.”

Tickets go on sale soon, and new information regarding Midsummer Scream is being updated daily at MidsummerScream.org. Fans may sign up on the site for email notifications and announcements, including discounts and other special offers.  Be sure to follow Midsummer Scream on social media as well – Twitter/Periscope: @MidsummerScream, Instagram: @MidsummerScream, and Facebook: facebook.com/midsummerscream.

Former producers of ScareLA, Midsummer Scream’s creators are David Markland, Executive Director; Gary Baker, Executive Producer; Rick West, Creative Director; Johanna Atilano, Producer; and Claire Dunlap, Associate Producer.

About Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival

Midsummer Scream is a large-scale summer festival celebrating the spirit of Halloween and horror, drawing thousands of guests to Southern California for a weekend of thrills and chills. Featuring a massive show floor of vendors and exhibitors, haunted attractions and experiences, live entertainment and world-class panel presentations, Midsummer Scream is the West Coast’s premier Halloween/horror event, offering something for fans of all ages. More information can be found at MidsummerScream.org.

Fans can follow Theme Park Adventure via social media on Facebook, Instagram (search our posts with #ThemeParkAdventure), Twitter, and Periscope for live streams of our travels and special events! Our most popular and unique Periscope broadcasts are archived and may be viewed on our Katch channel.

ScareLA 2016 Tickets Available for Pre-Order

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Tuesday, March 22, 2016) – ScareLA, the Southern California Halloween convention, is excited to announce the dates of its 2016 event today. ScareLA 2016 is set to take place at the Pasadena Convention Center on August 6 and 7, 2016. An expanded showroom space of over 100,000 sq. ft. will accommodate the con’s growing list of vendors, attractions, and entertainment.

The 2016 convention theme, “Season of the Witch,” and tagline, “Cast a Dark Spell on the Summer,” are dedicated to celebrating all things spooky, scary and unusual in SoCal and beyond; featuring a playful themed logo by artist Mary J. Hoffman (aka BoogerVampire).

“ScareLA is proud to be the summer sneak peek of the West Coast Halloween season,” said Lora Ivanova, ScareLA Founder and Executive Producer. “We not only showcase the top horror content creators in the area but also pioneer new interactive and immersive experiences unlike anything patrons can experience at a typical fan or comic-book convention. We have many exciting surprises in store for 2016 and plan on unleashing our darkest magic on Los Angeles this August!”

The ScareLA convention features original Halloween entertainment and programming. This year attendees can enjoy: an expanded showfloor in two halls featuring over 200 curated vendors, artists and exhibits; presentations and exclusive reveals of the area’s top attractions and theme parks; an extensive schedule of classes, workshops, and demos for all ages; children’s programming; mini haunt experiences, screening room, interactive exhibits, games, cosplay, costume party and more.

Debuting in 2013, ScareLA was created to celebrate the diverse Halloween industry and community of the West Coast – from its iconic seasonal theme park events to home haunts. The event has become a mecca for horror fans and families in Los Angeles and beyond, extending the Halloween season through the summer. Attracting close to 10,000 guests in 2015, ScareLA is one of the fastest growing independent conventions in the U.S. to-date.

ScareLA’s ticket pre-sale launches this week with aggressive discounts up to 50% off for loyal fans and past attendees. To buy tickets or learn more about ScareLA’s 2016 plans, visit the ScareLA website at www.scarela.com.

Universal Studios Hollywood to Get Year-Round The Walking Dead Experience

Universal City, California, March 14, 2016 Universal Studios Hollywood brings the most popular show in cable television history to life in Summer 2016 when AMC’s Golden Globe award-nominated television series, “The Walking Dead,” sets up permanent residency at The Entertainment Capital of L.A. in an all-new immersive, cutting-edge attraction.

Universal Studios Hollywood has worked collaboratively with AMC’s “The Walking Dead” for years as a signature “Halloween Horror Nights” maze.  This newly enhanced venture will take the highly sought-after experience from a seasonal, limited time offering to an authentic 365 day opportunity, raising the bar for themed walk-through attractions.

To further elevate the authenticity of this new attraction, Universal Studios Hollywood is partnering with “The Walking Dead’s” creative team, including visionary executive producer and director, Greg Nicotero and his special effects company, KNB Efx. Greg’s team, responsible for masterfully creating the show’s realistic decaying walkers, will construct prosthetics, utilize original molds and painstakingly apply paint and detailing to the attraction walkers.  The integral involvement of the creative team will not only inspire the emotional connection fans experience, it will be among the attraction’s key distinguishing characteristics that will define it as a living version of the show.

“The Walking Dead” attraction will create a no-holds-barred experience that significantly intensifies any other iteration previously developed within the theme park. Coupled with authentic walker make-up effects, sophisticated animatronic walkers, substantially more detailed set design and costuming, and highly recognizable props replicated from the series, the attraction will deliver an uncompromised realistic environment that brings guests even further into the most watched show in cable television history.

“’The Walking Dead’ is a phenomenon that has successfully and consistently affected the psyche of viewers on a global basis, since its debut,” said Larry Kurzweil, President of Universal Studios Hollywood.  “We’re taking its intensity to the next level by collaborating with the show’s award-winning production team to create an authentic living representation of the series that can only be experienced at Universal Studios Hollywood.”

“We’re so grateful for our longstanding partnership with the talented team at Universal Studios Hollywood.  We’ve shared a successful three-year partnership at Halloween Horror Nights and now this permanent ‘The Walking Dead’ walk- through attraction takes the relationship and the fan experience to the next level,” said Charlie Collier, President of AMC and SundanceTV.  “Along with our great partners at Universal, it means a great deal to us to continue entertaining — and frightening — passionate, loyal fans of ‘The Walking Dead’ for years to come.”

The “The Walking Dead” attraction will be located within an entirely new, custom built structure, situated within an expansive building complex just inside the theme park’s main entry.

The past five years have been a remarkable time for Universal Studios Hollywood as the destination embarked on an unprecedented revitalization that has substantially altered over 75 percent of its familiar footprint to effectively characterize it as an entirely new theme park experience. The introduction of the all-new “The Walking Dead” attraction continues the theme park’s unparalleled investment in an ambitious epic transformation.

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” depicts the story of survivors in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by hordes of terrifying flesh-eating walkers. It is the #1 show on television among adults 18-49 for the last four years and in its sixth season, the most highly-rated show in cable television history.

More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.  Due to the intense nature of this experience, the attraction is not recommended for guests under the age of 13.

Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM, includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue. World-class rides and attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” opening April 7, the renowned, behind-the-scenes Studio Tour featuring the intense “King Kong 360 3-D” attraction and the all-new “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” thrill ride as the Studio Tour’s grand finale.  Other popular rides include the 3D-HD adventure, “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and immersive “Super Silly Fun Land,” the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, “Transformers™:  The Ride-3D,” “Revenge of the MummySM—The Ride,” “Jurassic Park® —The Ride,” “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons RideTM” and the “Nighttime Studio Tour.”

Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2 New Cast Members Revealed

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Beverly Hills, Calif., February 10, 2016 – STARZ has announced today that Lee Majors (Do You Believe) will play the role of Brock Williams, Ash’s father, and Ted Raimi (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” Spider-Man) will play the role of Ash’s childhood best friend, Chet Kaminski, in the STARZ Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead.” The series was previously renewed for a second season and will return in 2016.

Majors started his television career in “The Big Valley,” going on to “The Men from Shiloh,” to “Owen Marshall Counselor at Law,” to “The Six Million Dollar Man,” to “The Fall Guy,” to “Tour of Duty,” to “Raven” and countless television appearances on many series, specials, award shows and movies. He began his film career with Will Penny and Charlton Heston. Majors recently completed filming two movies Almosting It and Do You Believe. Majors will start filming on two feature films this summer, plus he has a lineup of several other feature films and television shows to be filmed in 2015/2016.

Cult horror movie favorite, Ted Raimi has appeared in all three original Evil Dead movies. His additional feature film credits include Midnight Meat Train, Shocker, Born Yesterday, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Grudge, Oz the Great and Powerful as well as the Spider-Man series of films.  Television credits include “Supernatural,” “Twin Peaks,” “CSI: NY,” “Xena: Warrior Princess,” as well as “SeaQuest DSV” among many others.

The second season of the STARZ Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead” will be 10 half-hour episodes.  The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby, who now possesses the powerful Necronomicon; Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, Ash’s loyal sidekick dealing with the trauma he suffered in the cabin; and Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, who, grief-stricken after the death of her parents, plots revenge against The Evil Dead.

Sam Raimi serves as executive producer with Rob Tapert (Evil Dead, “Spartacus,” Xena: Warrior Princess”), Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) and Ivan Raimi (Drag Me To Hell, Spider-Man 3) along with Craig DiGregorio (“Workaholics,” “Chuck”) who serves as executive producer/showrunner. Aaron Lam (“Spartacus”) and Moira Grant (“Spartacus”) serve as producers.