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All about the horror. And the puns. Big puns. Did we just become best friends? Let's recite movie lyrics and song quotes together.

HorrorGirlProblems: Octivities 2018 Edition

Here it is, boys and ghouls! The 2018 comprehensive list of all that is creeptastic and horrorific this September – November! BEHOLD!  The season starts early this year! Keep checking back here, I’ll update this as more Halloween goodness is announced. This Horrorgirl is LA based, so most of these are local. Let me know if you have an LA event you’d like me to add to the list.

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Midsummer Scream 2018 – Second Annual Celebration of Halloween

You scream, I scream, we all scream for Halloween mid-summer. Midsummer Scream‘s second annual convention was a massive success. If you slept on it this year, DO NOT MISS OUT NEXT YEAR. I personally vastly underestimated this con and went for Sunday only. Could have easily spent a full day walking the mazes and attending panels, and another full day attending panels and walking the show floor. The Gold Bat pass would be worth it for the mazes alone, if you’re into that. Which… if you’re attending a Halloween con… I assume you are!

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It Stains the Sands Red – Stains a Little Deeper Than One Might Suspect

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At first glance, It Stains the Sands Red plays like a fun, silly, admirably low budget zombie flick. Fans of independent film will no doubt appreciate the innovative primary setup – one girl, one zombie, one desert. Two actors and an endless location with nobody to bother you about permits and paperwork. Genius way to utilize what you’ve got rather than emphasizing what you don’t. The sort of thing born out of treating certain limitations as a challenge to work within creative constraints.

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Festival Obscura’s Celebration at Sunnyside Cemetery: An Abundance of Beer for a Great Cause — Mad to Live – Angel Melanson

Saturday, June 30th Festival Obscura hosted a fundraising celebration to benefit Long Beach’s historic Sunnyside Cemetery. The event included over 45 craft breweries, along with live music performances, food trucks and horror related artists and vendors. The location was magical, the lines were short and quick moving, organization was impressive and the brews were of […]

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