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The 17th Door Haunt Experience Returns for 2016

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June 24, 2016 – The Market Place in Tustin is normally the epitome of Orange County suburban shopping, but for 4 weeks this year, the center will once again become home to one of the scariest, most intense, most interactive haunted houses around. It will once again occupy the 15,000+ square foot space right next to Party City, between Best Buy and Home Depot.

The 26,000 guests who attended last Halloween season will be thrilled to learn that the creators have 12+ new rooms and a mini escape room in store for them this year! 2016’s haunt will be larger & longer (over 34 minutes!), more interactive with more monsters and more scares… More of what you LOVE and more of what you HATE!!

“The storyline will continue where last year’s left off with Paula’s attempted suicide and asylum residency. Same main character, still mostly taking place at Gluttire University. We will be diving deeper into Paula’s character by visiting her childhood and exposing where her problems first originated. Her childhood will be a major part of the storyline this year. We plan to focus on developing the story this year and we have some good ideas about how we intend to do that.”

AUDITIONS:

This is your chance! The 17th Door will be hiring more actors/monsters this year.

  • Saturday, 7/23 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Sunday, 7/24 3:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Location: 2856 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92782
  • Visit www.facebook.com/the17thdoor for more information!

ScareLA Announces Original Haunt for Convention

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June 22, 2016 – We’ve joined dark forces with two legendary haunt designers to deliver our biggest scare yet! Notorious maze master Brooke Adair Walters is responsible for some of the most terrifying moments of Knott’s Scary Farm‘s history with her work on Doll Factory,Trick Or Treat, and ForevermoreDonald Julson is the brilliant special FX prop mastermind behind Steven Spielbergs’ sci-fi classic Minority Report and Van Helsing as well as a home haunter to be reckoned with.

This August, your path to salvation or sacrifice will depend on what choices you make inside the cold dark chambers of BLOOD OFFERING : Legend of the Iron Witch. Every visceral pulse pounding scare in this immersive terror simulation. Over FOUR-times the size of any scare experience at ScareLA to-date!

“Bring forth your offerings; your devotion, your blood, your soul for eternal life. Are you willing?”

$10 OFF for the next 24 Hours with Code FRESHBLOOD

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Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival Highlights Announced

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ROSEMONT, Ill., June 22, 2016 — Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival, presented by Starz and their hit original series Ash vs. Evil Dead, returns for its third annual festivities on August 18-21, in conjunction with Wizard World Chicago. Today, the Festival announced highlights of the groovy lineup, sponsored by Shudder and Bloody-Disgusting.com, featuring the critically acclaimed opening night nail-biter Don’t Breathe, directed by Fede Alvarez; a salute to genre hero Fred Dekker; an epic event featuring comedian Doug Benson; and a 25th anniversary celebration of the most excellent sequel, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (originally titled Bill & Ted Go To Hell).

“I’m thrilled to bring our annual horror festival back to the Windy City for the third year,” said Campbell. “There were some wicked cool flicks this year and we went after the cream of the crop. If you love all things horror, check out our lineup!”

The festivities will kick off on Thursday, August 18, with the opening night film Don’t Breathe, the highly anticipated shocker from director-producer-writer Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead ) and produced by Sam

Raimi & Rob Tapert. Alvarez will be in attendance. This will reunite Campbell with Alvarez, who directed the successful 2013 remake of Evil Dead . Sony Pictures is set to release Don’t Breathe on August 26, 2016.

The inaugural “Groovy as Hell” award will be presented to writer/director Fred Dekker (Fox’s upcoming The Predator). The awards ceremony will consist of a 30th anniversary screening of the cult classic Night of The Creeps and a very special screening of The Monster Squad with actors Andre Gower (Sean) & Ryan Lambert (Rudy) also in attendance.

Festival favorite Doug Benson ( Doug Loves Movies, Chromic-Con, Super High Me) will be in town for a very special ‘Doug Benson Movie Interruption’ ofArmy of Darkness, with guest interrupter Bruce Campbell ! The two will sit in the front row together with a selection of mystery comedy guests, and say whatever hilarious stuff that pops into their head. A limited amount of single tickets for this event are on sale now!

BCHFF is thrilled to present a 25th anniversary celebration of everyone’s favorite time-traveling metalhead slackers, a screening of Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journeywith director Peter Hewitt in attendance! Additional guests for this screening will be announced at a later date.

The festival will also mark the World Premieres of Found Footage 3D, the long-awaited satirical horror film produced by Kim Henkel (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre ) and directed by Steven DeGennaro, and Show Yourself, a haunting & remarkable genre-bending feature debut from Billy Ray Brewton (subject of the wonderful award-winning 2014 documentary Skanks, and programmer for Slamdance Film Festival).

Fans in the region will also experience the Chicago premieres of:

●      The Greasy Strangler – The most hilariously disturbing film of the year. From Elijah Wood’s Spectrevision, Drafthouse Films, & Ant Timpson.

●      Here Alone  – Winner of the 2016 Tribeca Audience Award.

●      Abattoir – From Darren Bousman, the director of Saw 2, 3, 4, Repo: The Genetic Opera, Mother’s Day, and The Devil’s Carnival. Darren will be in attendance to present the film.

●      Pet – The SXSW hit starring Dominic Monaghan (Lord of The Rings Trilogy).

●      I am Not a Serial Killer – Starring Christopher Lloyd in yet another career defining performance.

●      Beyond The Gates – Winner of the midnight audience award at Los Angeles Film Festival.

The Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival jury this year includes a few dignitaries well-known to horror fans: Tom Holland (writer/director, Fright Night, Child’s Play); Barry Bostwick (Rocky Horror Picture Show ); Cerina Vincent ( Cabin Fever); and Zach Hagen (producer, He Never Died).

“It’s been another astonishing year for horror cinema”, said festival director, Josh Goldbloom. “I’m overwhelmed by the amount of talent & creativity working in this field. Their contributions are innovative, visionary, beautifully unnerving, defiantly weird, and of course, bloody as all hell. This year’s festival is a showcase of all the many reasons why genre film & its fans are the best in the world.

Many additional titles, surprises and guest announcements will be announced over the coming month, along with a very special closing night feature, presented by Bloody-Disgusting.com.

Festival badges are $100, and are on sale now at www.bchff.com! Limited single tickets sales for screenings will go on sale Wednesday, July 6th.

The festival and all screenings will be held at the Carmike Muvico Rosemont 18.

First Wave

Opening Night:

DON’T BREATHE

A trio of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. They’re wrong

Cast: Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovato, Stephen Lang

Dir: Fede Alvarez

Distributor: Sony Pictures

U.S. Release Date: August 26

 

ABATTOIR

How do you build a haunted house? Ask the enigmatic Jebediah Crone, the main suspect in a case of stolen rooms where horrific tragedies have occurred.

Cast: Jessica Lowndes, Joe Anderson, Lin Shaye, Dayton Callie, Bryan Batt,, J. Larose

Dir: Darren Lynn Bousman

 

BEYOND THE GATES

Seven months after their father’s disappearance, two brothers reunite to liquidate the family video store. Unfortunately, things go from bad to worse when they find an old VHS boardgame with evil powers, and all hell breaks loose.

Cast: Chase Williamson, Graham Skipper, Brea Grant, Barbara Crampton, Matt Mercer, Jesse Merlin

Dir: Jackson Stewart

 

FOUND FOOTAGE 3D

A group of low-budget filmmakers sets out to make “the first 3D found footage horror film,” but find themselves *in* the first 3D found footage horror film when the evil entity from their movie escapes into their behind-the-scenes footage.

Cast: Carter Roy, Alena von Stroheim, Chris O’Brien, Tom Saporito, Scott Allen Perry, Jessica Perrin, Scott Weinberg

Dir: Steven DeGennaro

 

THE GREASY STRANGLER

Pure. Fucking. Chaos.

Cast: Michael St. Michaels, Sky Elobar, Elizabeth De Razzo

Dir: Jim Hosking

 

HERE ALONE

A young woman struggles to survive on her own in the wake of a mysterious epidemic that has decimated society and forced her deep into the unforgiving wilderness.

Cast: Lucy Walters, Adam David Thompson, Gina Piersanti, Shane West

Dir: Rod Blackhurst

 

I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER

In a small Midwestern town, a troubled teen with homicidal tendencies must hunt down and destroy a supernatural killer whilst keeping his own inner demons at bay.

Cast: Christopher Lloyd, Laura Fraser, Max Records

Dir: Billy O’Brien

 

PET

Seth works at an animal shelter, and for years has been secretly in love with a waitress named Holly . When he repeatedly fails in his attempts to woo her, he naturally decides to lock her in a cage at the shelter where he works. And that’s just the beginning…

Cast: Dominic Monaghan, Ksenia Solo, Jenette McCurdy, Nathan Parsons

Dir: Carles Torrens

 

SHOW YOURSELF

When his friend dies unexpectedly, Travis heads into the woods with his ashes to say goodbye. But as he deals with his grief, and the way it has affected the relationships in his life, he starts to realize that he actually might not be alone.

Cast: Ben Hethcoat, Corsica Wilson, Barak Hardley, Stephen Cone, David McElwee, Robert Longsteet.

Dir: Billy Ray Brewton

Fans can visit www.BCHFF.com for full details and additions to the slate as they happen and dates and times for each screening. Follow the festival on Twitter: @groovyfest

Harrow County First Issue Offered as Part of Halloween ComicFest

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MILWAUKIE, Ore., June 20, 2016 Dark Horse is proud to announce that Harrow County #1 is being offered as part of the fifth Halloween ComicFest celebration. The heart-stopping thriller from the creative minds of Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook is one of 32 titles — 19 full-sized comics and 13 minicomics — available for the October 29, 2016, event. Harrow County #1 will be re-released with a special Halloween ComicFest cover.

A favorite of critics and fans alike, Harrow County is a must-read comic in the horror genre. Hailed by Bloody Disgusting as a “masterful creation that lingers in the small moments of terror in our daily lives,” Harrow County, a 2016 Will Eisner Award Nominee for Best New Series, is the perfect example of a southern gothic fairy tale.

Halloween ComicFest, sponsored by Diamond Comic Distributors, encourages pop culture fans to visit their local comic shop to receive free comics and enter the Greatest Halloween Costume Contest on Saturday, October 29, 2016.

Additional praise for Harrow County:

“Harrow County is friggin’ scary.  It’s a story that seeps into your very being, bringing the type of fear and tension that movies need jump scares and pumping soundtracks to come close to pulling off.  Here’s the kicker though: It’s only the first issue.  Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook are just getting started and they’ve already made one of the best horror comics of the year.” — Horror Talk

“Harrow County #1 is one of the most haunting comics to come out in a while, and horror fans should not miss it.” — IGN

“Bunn’s ability to turn the horror volume up at precisely the right moments helps this book obtain the desired result of something special that firmly belongs in the must read category.” — Forces of Geek

Midsummer Scream Announces Hall of Shadows Dark Zone

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LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2016 – One of the most exciting and unique components of Midsummer Scream – California’s premier Halloween, haunt and horror festival – will be its Hall of Shadows dark zone, featuring roaming monsters, entertainment, and 9 terrifying mini haunted attraction experiences.

Hall of Shadows will occupy more than one third of the Halloween festival’s 90,000 square-foot show floor this year, giving thousands of fans the opportunity to preview home and professional haunts each day, included with their admission to Midsummer Scream. In addition to the haunted attractions, those brave enough to venture into Hall of Shadows will experience a full-blown scare zone, Toxicity, high-energy performances by the Decayed Brigade slider team three times each day, and many terrifying monsters lurking in the fog, waiting to pounce!

FULL SCARE ZONE

Created by Larry Bones and his crew at Bone Yard Effects, Toxicity is an immersive experience set within the walls of a genetics lab that has suffered a toxic explosion that will leave guests screaming as they are attacked by twisted, mutated scientists from all sides. Bone Yard Effects creates the makeup applications and prosthetics each year for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood.

THRILLING SLIDER SHOWS

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Three times daily, the Decayed Brigade will perform and entertain guests within the Hall of Shadows as they showcase the art of sliding – a scare tactic that was created some 40 years ago by monsters roaming the streets of Ghost Town at Knott’s Scary Farm. These men and women push their bodies and the laws of gravity to the limit in high-energy demonstrations that leave fans cheering and astounded.

TERRIFYING HAUNTED ATTRACTION PREVIEW EXPERIENCES

Midsummer Scream is excited to present 9 stand-alone mini haunt experiences that allow fans to preview things to come this Halloween season. From home to pro haunts, guests may sample the handiwork of some of Southern California’s hottest haunted attractions throughout the weekend at no extra cost with paid admission to the festival.

Featured at Midsummer Scream 2016 are:

Fear Station: Escape the Windigo – The harvest moon has awoken the Windigo from its slumber, and the creature is hungry for blood. No one is safe from the beast as it hunts its prey in the darkness. Will you escape the season of the Windigo?

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Dead Zone 805 – Fight for survival as you enter the zombie-filled post-apocalyptic world where infection and violent gangs threaten you every step of the way!

Savage House – Every family has a secret… Enter the home of the Wytner clan, a family that has lived in the rural countryside, kidnapping tourists passing by for years. Witness the atrocities as they taunt and torture the unsuspecting victims that have ended up in their home.

Perdition Home – Houston, we have a problem! The notion that in outer space, no one can hear you scream simply isn’t true. Venturing into the depths of an ill-fated spacecraft, everyone will hear you cry for mercy when you face the horrors within.

The Fleshyard – Not every home is safe. Madness lingers beyond the threshold of a decrepit old cabin, concealing evil so vile that those who manage to escape will never be the same. The Fleshyard is a bad place. A very, very bad place…

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Higgins Manor – You’ve wandered into the most feared place in the Old West: the Higgins & Co. Work Camp. Can you survive the rowdiest, most dangerousest, most horriblest clan of townsfolk this side of Deadwood? Why don’t y’all come take a gander and see fer yerselves?

Spooky Hollows – Follow the trail of a madman through the basin swampland, where he attempted and failed to achieve mortality. Through sick and twisted science experiments, he left a trail of wasted souls in his wake before falling victim to his own worst nightmares.

Scareventures Presents: Sea of Terror – To date, man has explored less than 5% of Earth’s oceans. Perhaps there’s a reason why… Take a terror trip into the depths where undersea creatures lie in wait as you attempt to escape your watery grave. If dead men tell no tales, then where do the stories come from?

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Gorlesque: The Haunted Burlesque – Are you “perfect” enough to join the Weltschmerz Society? Come find out and experience a naughty taste of the frights, frills, and frolic that awaits you this Halloween in Los Angeles!

“Hall of Shadows is one aspect of Midsummer Scream that I am most excited about,” said Rick West, Creative Director of Midsummer Scream. “When I think of Halloween, I instantly think of haunted houses; stand-alone attractions as well as home haunts are the very essence of the season. It’s completely thrilling to bring nine very different haunt previews to our guests in an environment that is totally unique to our show. Midsummer Scream’s Hall of Shadows is the closest anyone is going to get to the spirit of Halloween during the summer, and our haunt partners are ready to bring the terror!”

Midsummer Scream features more than 150 vendors and exhibitors, education offerings, make-and-take workshops, world-class panel presentations, live entertainment and incredible experiences throughout the venue, black cat adoptions, and a Saturday night costume party featuring Oingo Boingo Dance Party.

Tickets are now on sale, with new information regarding Midsummer Scream updated frequently 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.

ScareLA Announces Line-Up of Film Screenings

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LOS ANGELES, CA, Jun X, 2016ScareLA, the original summer Halloween convention, is excited to announce its 2016 film programming for this year’s festival to feature 75 exclusive screenings throughout the weekend of August 6-7, 2016 at the Pasadena Convention Center. ScareLA received over 2100 submissions of features and shorts from over 20 countries  around the world and is now unveiling this year’s star-studded lineup. The selection of films are immersed with scary storylines and haunting plots, keeping within ScareLA’s Halloween theme.

“This year’s incredible selection of films will thrill audiences at ScareLA,” said Screening Curator Emily Rua. “The biggest challenge was narrowing down our choices, we had so much extraordinary content to choose from.” ScareLA Founder and Executive Producer Lora Ivanova added “Our number one objective in all of our programming choices is to capture the spirit of Halloween. We are grateful for all of our programming partners and community of talented filmmakers who contributed. We look forward to sharing our dark passion for the scare tradition on screen as well as all throughout the event showfloor this summer!”

Exclusive featured programming includes ”The Blackout Experiments,” a nightmarish tale about extreme haunts, that came into the spotlight during Sundance Film Festival, “Tales of Halloween,” stories of ghosts, ghouls, monsters, the devil, aliens, and ax murderers who terrorize a suburb on Halloween night.produced by Epic Pictures and showcasing an incredible array of local filmmakers, Rodney Ascher‘s ”The Nightmare,” a recent Sundance selection that explores sleep paralysis and has been named one of the scariest documentaries ever, “Sliders of Ghost Town,” a film about the amazing scare art of sliding, and “Creature of the Bates Motel,” with the notorious Brian Evans and comedian Carrot Top – the first music video ever filmed at The Bates Motel, authorized by The Alfred Hitchcock Estate.

Special programming and fun additions will be included with guest feature blocks from top local horror film festivals Shriekfest, Screamfest and Horrible Imaginings, and family-friendly programming with films Halloween Treats, Halloween Tricks, Zomedy, Monsters, Witches and a special Animated block.

Additionally, for the first time ever, ScareLA will be presenting an “Audience Award” to filmmakers and attendees will be able to vote for their favorite film. The winner will receive a special prize from Shriekfest and a free submission into their 2016 festival.

Debuting in 2013, ScareLA opens doors for it’s fourth year this August. The hit summer show celebrates the diverse Halloween industry of the West Coast – from its iconic theme parks to home haunts. The event is a mecca for horror fans and families. Attracting close to 10,000 guests in 2015, ScareLA is one of the fastest growing independent conventions in the U.S.

To buy tickets or to learn more about ScareLA’s 2016 plans, visit the ScareLA website at www.scarela.com.

Todd Robbins Joins ScareLA 2016 Lineup

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 27, 2016) — ScareLA, the summer Halloween convention set to open doors August 6-7, 2016 at the Pasadena Convention Center for its fourth year, is thrilled to announce the addition of Todd Robbins to the event’s growing line-up of celebrity scare entertainment masterminds. Attendees will be the first to experience Robbins’ immersive one hour show specially designed for ScareLA audiences.

Todd Robbins presents Dark Illusions & Even Darker Reality – an unforgettable live experience with chillingly true stories and sinister illusions that will make audiences laugh, scream and lose their mind all at the same time. “This is truly an amazing talent,” stated celebrity radio host Howard Stern, reflecting on Robbins’ scintillating performance.

Todd Robbins is famed for being the host of Investigation Discovery’s True Nightmares and star of the haunting off-Broadway hit “Play Dead” (directed by Teller of Pen & Teller). This summer, he will bring an hour of his infamous trickery exclusively to ScareLA 2016.

“We are absolutely thrilled to add Todd Robbins to our 2016 ScareLA lineup,” stated Lora Ivanova, Founder and Executive Producer of ScareLA. “His original approach to creating chillingly immersive theatrical performances is a perfect fit for the spirit of creativity and interactivity of our convention. This year we are truly pushing the boundaries of what is possible as we work to create the most unforgettable experience for guests of all ages and challenge their imaginations. What better way to kick off the scare season this summer than with a touch of dark magic? We can’t wait to celebrate Halloween early with Todd and our fans.”

For more information and to purchase tickets for ScareLA 2016 : Season of the Witch event, visit www.scarela.com.

Screamfest 2016 Dates Announced

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HOLLYWOOD – May 24, 2016 – America’s largest and longest running horror film festival, Screamfest, is proud to announce that the 16th annual event will take place from Oct. 18-27, 2016 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood. Actress Lydia Hearst (Condemned, #Horror) will serve as ambassador for the festival.

“I’m honored to serve as ambassador for Screamfest,” said Hearst, whose film Condemned premiered at last year’s festival. “Screamfest provides an amazing platform for filmmakers and actors like me to showcase our latest work and to receive direct feedback from the horror and genre community.”

Screamfest is currently accepting submissions for the festival through Aug. 1, 2016. Films from around the globe are expected to screen at the festival. Winners will receive a 24 karat gold dipped skull trophy designed by the legendary, Academy award-winning special make-up effects creator, Stan Winston, who partnered with the festival until his passing. All screenings are open to the general public.

“We’re excited to showcase the new work of American and international filmmakers for horror movie enthusiasts,” said Belofsky. “Over the last 16 years, we have launched careers and helped garnered distribution for filmmakers. We’re proud of the work we showcase year after year.”

The festival is best known for discovering Paranormal Activity in 2007. Other past premieres include 30 Days of Night, Let the Right One In, The Grudge, The Fourth Kind, The Collection, Trick ‘r’ Treat, The Human Centipede and Diary of the Dead.

Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Sam Raimi, Clive Barker, Eli Roth, James Wan, Zack Snyder, William Friedkin, John Landis and James Gunn are just filmmakers who have supported the festival year after year.

Screamfest is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing and furthering the careers of talented filmmakers. Screamfest is supported in part by the L.A. County Arts Commission and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, visit, screamfestla.com.

Midsummer Scream Horror Con Announces Oingo Boingo Dance Party

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LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2016 – Let’s have a party, there’s a full moon in the sky! Midsummer Scream is thrilled to announce Oingo Boingo Dance Party will headline its Noche de los Muertos (Night of the Dead) celebration and costume contest at the Long Beach Convention Center Saturday evening July 30th, 2016.

Oingo Boingo Dance Party is comprised of former Oingo Boingo members Johnny Vatos, Steve Bartek, John Avila, Sam “Sluggo” Phipps, Carl Graves and Doug Lacy, along with a host of other wildly-talented musicians that keep the legacy of the iconic band alive and thriving for fans of multiple generations.

Known for their unique sound which includes explosive percussion, electrifying guitar riffs and a full horns section, Oingo Boingo’s extensive song catalogue includes Only a Lad, Little Girls, Weird Science, No One Lives Forever, and the venerable Dead Man’s Party. The band hosted Halloween shows in Irvine each year at the height of its popularity, with thousands of “Tender Lumplings” – the given nickname for their adoring fans – showing up in costumes and skeletal makeup, as the underlying thematic style of the group commonly centered around Dia de los Muertos.

“Oingo Boingo was synonymous with Halloween here in Southern California in the ‘80s and ‘90s,” said Rick West, Creative Director of Midsummer Scream. “What better way to launch our event than a concert featuring these legendary performers doing what they do best as Oingo Boingo Dance Party? To me, bringing these musicians and the haunt and horror community together under one roof is a no-brainer. They’re going to bring the house down!”

Oingo Boingo Dance Party will headline Midsummer Scream’s 21+ nighttime event, Noche de los Muertos, featuring a Best & Worst of the ‘80s Costume Contest, which will be judged by the band members themselves during the middle of their 90-minute concert performance. Midsummer Scream attendees are encouraged to dress up in their best – or worst – ‘80s Halloween costumes and strut their stuff across the stage as Johnny Vatos, Steve Bartek, John Avila, Sluggo and the gang cast final judgment!

For the ultimate Boingo fans in attendance, a limited amount of “Tender Lumpling Experience” passes are now available for purchase, which offers admission to the Noche de los Muertos party, as well as a personal meet-and-greet opportunity with the band that includes photos and autograph signing prior to the concert.

“Having Oingo Boingo Dance Party as part of our event was something the team wanted to do from the get-go,” said Gary Baker, Executive Producer of Midsummer Scream. “Very quickly, Johnny Vatos and the band were interested, which set everything in motion. We’re going to put on a show that no one will soon forget.”

Face-painters will be on hand to transform guests into fearsome skeletons or sweet sugar skulls if they’d like before and during the party for a small price – perhaps a golden coin, or a shiny silver dollar on either eye.

Tickets for Noche de los Muertos featuring Oingo Boingo Dance Party are now on sale at www.MidsummerScream.org, and will be sold throughout the day Saturday July 30th including at the door. Tender Lumpling Experience passes will sell out extremely fast – there is a frightfully limited supply!

Midsummer Scream is California’s premier Halloween, haunt and horror festival featuring more than 100,000 square feet of artisan vendors, live entertainment, specialty workshops, makeup demonstrations, a multipurpose theater, haunted attraction previews and experiences, Hall of Shadows darkened scare zone and more.

One of the biggest draws to Midsummer Scream are its world-class theme park panel presentations throughout the weekend. They include Knott’s Scary Farm (Sunday July 31st), Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor (Saturday July 30th), Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest (Sunday July 31st), Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights and Walt Disney Imagineering (Saturday July 30th).

Tickets are now on sale, with new information regarding Midsummer Scream is being updated frequently 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.

Scare LA Announces Interactive Haunts for Upcoming Convention

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PASADENA, Calif., May 11, 2016 — This August, the most anticipated Halloween haunt creators give attendees a taste of their darkest nightmares at ScareLA on August 6-7, 2016 at the Pasadena Convention Center. Since becoming the first U.S. convention dedicated to Halloween in 2013, ScareLA has been leading the charge in showcasing original interactive horror content unlike anything audiences have ever seen. Today, we are excited to announce three immersive experiences set to join the event’s extensive lineup and kick of Halloween in the summer.

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Only at ScareLA: CREEP LA MINI HAUNT: CREEP LA will preview their latest attractionENTRY, inspired by cinematic styles from directors (David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick & Ti West) and influenced by productions like Sleep No More & Then She Fell. Experience a taste of ENTRY before the haunt season ONLY at ScareLA!

“ONE OF THE CLOSET THINGS TO FEELING LIKE YOU’RE IN A HORROR MOVIE”

– Nerd Reactor

#CREEPITREAL #CREEPLA @Creeplosangeles

Only at ScareLA: Snapshot Productions presents THE ROPE, an immersive horror experience taking you through the darkest moments of waking life utilizing sensory deprivation and physical/emotional tests to challenge your sanity.

Inspired by the From Software’s Dark Souls series, and Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem.

Website: www.screenshot.productions
Instagram: @whatwelearnedhere

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Only at ScareLA: H E R E T I C Presents: THE DESCENT, a walk through a nightmare fragmented in real time to test your nerves.

Returning for their 3rd year at ScareLA they promise that this exclusive experience will give you a sample of how H E R E T I C cerebrally pushes guests to their limits. 

Website: http://www.heretichorrorhouse.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HERETICHAUNTEDHOUSE/

For more information and to purchase tickets for ScareLA 2016 : Season of the Witch event, visit www.scarela.com.

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About ScareLA

Founded in 2013, ScareLA is the Southern California convention dedicated to all things Halloween. Situated in the entertainment capital of the world, the event celebrates the American scare season traditions and the diverse cultural heritage of the Greater Los Angeles region. Featuring hundreds of specialty vendors, education programming, world-class industry presentations, ScareLA draws over 10,000 professionals, fans and families from the U.S. and abroad to celebrate Halloween early every summer. ScareLA is one of the fastest growing independent fan conventions in the U.S. addressing a $10 billion Halloween industry worldwide.