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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!


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.


  • “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


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


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


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:


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?


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.


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.


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.


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!

Sinister Pointe Haunted Attraction Opens Tomorrow


October 6, 2016 – Completely new for 2016, Sinister Pointe is fully immersive, interactive maze offering a “choose your own adventure” style walkthrough. The large-scale single maze breaks off at various points leading guests through one of four different experiences, where they will be branded with that dimension’s mark of the damned.

Sinister Pointe has opened a portal between our world and the next. Upon multiple experimentations we have discovered four separate dimensions within this dark and vast oblivion. Enter this world cautiously for the BRANDER lurks beyond the walls. If you are caught in his grasp, you WILL BE MARKED. Once marked, there is no escape! Your path through this dark and decrepit world has been chosen for you. Stray from your chosen path and you will be banished from the world we know for eternity.

Sinister Pointe Haunted Attraction contains interactive elements that may include contact with Ouija Boards, Tarot Cards, Crawling, Total Darkness, Tight Spaces & Possible Moments of Being ALONE!

Dates and Times:

Sinister Pointe will be open on the following dates in October and November. Hours are 7:00 pm to 12:00 am on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm on all other days of the week.

October: 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
November: 4, 5, 11, 12

Tickets are limited and sold in one-hour time slots.

Ticket Prices:

Tickets range from $18 – $44 based on ticket option and date.

Attendees can purchase a general ticket to go through the maze once, or an all night pass which will allow multiple walkthroughs to experience each of the four realms. There are also Scream (front of the line) passes available.

Purchase Link: http://wl.flavorus.com/SinisterPointe


1851 West Orangethorpe Ave, Fullerton CA 92833


Free general parking in the front and the back of the building.



Outlast 2 Demo Available Until November 1


Montreal, Canada – October 4, 2016/ After terrifying players at PAX East, E3, and Gamescom, the Outlast 2 demo is available today for free on Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

The demo will be available until Tuesday, November 1 only, so download it while you can and make your Halloween a bloody one with Outlast 2.

The Outlast 2 demo provides a sneak peek at what Red Barrels have been working on for the last few years. More features and environments will be unveiled in the coming months, but in the meantime, be sure to check out the Outlastcomic book series, The Murkoff Account. With two issues out of five released to date, The Murkoff Account bridges the gap between the original Outlast and Outlast 2.

Read The Murkoff Account here: http://www.redbarrelsgames.com/comic-books/

Funcom Announces Hide and Shriek for Halloween

Oslo, Norway – October 4th, 2016 – Funcom, an independent developer and publisher of PC and console games, today revealed a new seasonal game set to release on the PC this Halloween. ‘Hide and Shriek™’ is Funcom’s second Halloween-themed game following last year’s successful release of ‘The Park’, a first-person psychological horror experience which also launched on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 earlier this year. Whereas ‘The Park’ offered an immersive single-player story, ‘Hide and Shriek’ is a competitive multiplayer game where players are the ones scaring each other!

“Last year we were the ones scaring the players, this year they’ll be doing the scaring,” said Funcom CEO Rui Casais. “’Hide and Shriek’ is a ticket to quick, fun ten-minute multiplayer matches where players get to indulge in the spirit of Halloween by setting each other up with traps and surprises.”

Funcom’s Halloween game last year, ‘The Park’, was an experimental project for the company’s Oslo studio mainly intended to increase the development team’s experience with the Unreal Engine. ‘Hide and Shriek’ is a similarly experimental title developed by Funcom’s North Carolina studio, developed by a small team over to increase their competence with the Unreal Engine.

‘Hide and Shriek’ is a one vs. one multiplayer romp played out in ten minute matches. Your objective is simple: be a mischievous little rascal and scare your opponent half to death before time runs out! If there is no clear winner when the timer stops, the player with the most points wins the game. There is just one catch: you are both invisible! You will need to use cunning traps and potent spells to reveal your opponent in order to scare them. Just remember they are looking for you too, and if you`re not careful you might be the one jumping in your seat!

‘Hide and Shriek’ will be available this Halloween on Steam, fully localized to German, French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Korean, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese languages. For more information, please visit www.hideandshriekgame.com or visit the game’s Steam page directly.

Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor 2016 Review


For the past few years the Queen Mary has set sail for Halloween with a sizable event to compete with local heavyweights Halloween Horror Nights and Knott’s Scary Farm. 2016 is no different and California’s most legitimately haunted Halloween event welcomed fans aboard yet again.

Full disclosure before we get into our review; I did serve as talent at a competing Halloween attraction for over a decade. Those days are long behind me now as I turn my enthusiasm towards a critical eye for the haunt industry.


Dark Harbor at the Queen Mary has long been one of my favorite Southern California haunts. The design team knows full well the massive benefit that their host location serves them and they play directly to its strengths year after year. The Queen Mary has a long history as one of the world’s most haunted places and the team at Dark Harbor takes this opportunity to throw you right into the middle of those hauntings, sending you through the cramped bowels of the ship, diverting you to some of the most notorious locations like the ship’s pool and boiler room, and bringing you face to face with some of the more recognizable ghosts at the center of the ship’s stories.

The mazes at Dark Harbor, for the most part, have character and it shows. One consistent that I enjoyed tremendously is that almost every maze starts with a private moment with a character that brings you into the world of what you’re about to see. Take Lullaby for example. Lullaby is centered around the ghost of ‘Scary Mary,’ a little girl who long ago drowned in the Queen Mary’s pool (true story). Guests are staggered and sent through in smaller groups and are sent down the dark stairs into the lower decks of the ship by themselves so that they can start their experience by coming face to face with the clergyman presiding over Mary’s funeral. He welcomes you, says prayers for Mary, and warns you of what lies ahead. In fact, every maze is built around the concept of a singular character. The aforementioned Lullaby with Scary Mary, Dead Rise featuring the Captain, or Intrepid with the all new Iron Master.


Dark Harbor breaks down like this; Three mazes aboard the ship, two mazes inside the nearby dome, one maze outside in the midway and a handful of upcharge attractions. Of all of the attractions, I would have to say Circus was my personal favorite. Circus features a new layout versus previous years and feels like an all new maze. Circus begins with a pair of clowns guiding your group into fake hallways and dead ends before allowing you into the maze proper which is full of interactive rooms like a knee deep ball pit to crawl through or a hallway full of moving floors. Circus is located inside of the dome right next to the all new Intrepid which has the distinction of being one of the biggest disappointments of the night.

Intrepid tells the story of the Iron Master, the man in charge of building the Queen Mary. You are invited aboard his train to take a journey to his scrapyards where demonic steel workers slave away over molten iron. Unfortunately a majority of this maze felt unfinished as we were walking past unpainted walls and barely decorated scenes. What did work, however, was the wide open spaces utilized in the maze to allow their sliding talent some room to breathe and do their thing.


As far as the up-charges go, they can be skipped over for the most part. Hex is a paintball shooting gallery, nothing more, nothing less. Panic 4D is a short animated film with in theater effects like smell and water featuring CGI ripped straight out of 1998 and an over use of a poking effect that left the center of my back sore after the film was done.

Some quick takes:

  • Intrepid: An underwhelming and bare bones maze, especially considering the theming found in the other attractions. C
  • Dead Rise: Loud and aggressive. Avoid if you don’t want to get wet. Otherwise a very fun outdoor maze to cool off in. B
  • Soulmate: As good as it ever was, although an odd choice to change up its always reliable ending scene. A-
  • Circus Big Top Terror: Highlight of the night. Excellent new layout and use of interactivity. A+
  • Lullaby: Classic Dark Harbor, even if its only in its second year. Excellent use of the ship. A+
  • B340: More great use of the interiors of the ship. A
  • Hex: Avoid. Instead, go shoot paintballs at a human at a real field. F
  • Panic 4-D: Avoid. F

Overall, Dark Harbor at the Queen Mary continues to be a standout Southern California halloween attraction. Its a great, and cheaper, alternative to other local Halloween theme park attractions and shouldn’t be missed, especially as it hits its stride in its seventh year