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By The Pricking of My Thumbs…. THE HAUNTS ARE COMING!

Labor Day digs a traditional grave to lay sunshine and beach frolics to rest as our Summer of Screams comes to an end. August offerings provided an appetizer, if you will, for the real meat of the year. September 23rd is the Fall equinox and the fact that the calendar reads “September” at all heralds Autumn in the midst of these hellish temps. So here we go… a list of goodies to launch us into full fledged haunt season. I’ll be updating this, as always. For now… enjoy. Continue reading By The Pricking of My Thumbs…. THE HAUNTS ARE COMING!

Different Seasons: The Many Sides of Stephen King Coming to Alamo Drafthouse

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What better way to get in the mood for the release of IT Chapter Two than a whole heaping of King? Alamo Drafthouse and Shudder are teaming up to bring a special program of a whole lot of Stephen King goodness. Exploring the wacky and the weird, the terrifying and the tender. Schedule varies by market, but the Los Angeles location is screening IT (2017), Maximum Overdrive, Stand By Me, The Running Man, The Dead Zone, Dolores Claiborne, The Mist and Cujo. As a special treat, Cujo will be presented in 35mm.

Did your favorites make the list?

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HorrorGirl Problems Does Derry Canal Days Festival – IT Ch II

Pennywise the Dancing Clown Has Come to Town!

Now, I don’t want to spoil anything about this experience. If you managed to snag tickets, then hey, just wait till you get there and come back after if you’d like. I’ve had a lot of messages from people who didn’t get tickets and might not be able to go. Or, people who don’t live close enough to go. This bud’s for you. Cheers, creep babies.

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Sinister Pointe’s Spirit Lounge is a Horror Oasis in Unassuming Downtown Brea

Perched high above downtown Brea, an eerie green glow can be seen cloaked in a canopy of mossy leaves and mist. To a keen ear, the spooky soundtrack that trickles out to the street below can be followed a la Toucan Sam style to a horrific oasis. This is the Sinister Pointe Spirit Lounge. The Nun from The Conjuring universe serves holy water from behind the bar and sprays you down with it. A decrepit butler by the name of Grimsby shuffles about, sweeping and dusting table tops, cobwebs and even patrons. Continue reading Sinister Pointe’s Spirit Lounge is a Horror Oasis in Unassuming Downtown Brea

Damsels of Destruction Crashing Against Breast Cancer – Demolition Derby in Support of Susan G Komen Foundation

I’ve always wanted to witness a Demolition Derby. The closest I’ve ever been to one was standing outside an amphitheater at the fair while catching the tail end of a derby in tiny glimpses. So imagine this HorrorGirl’s delight when I went to the OC Fair and realized there was a demolition derby that very night! Not only was it a demolition derby, it was an ALL FEMALE demolition derby. Not only was it an all female demolition derby, but it was a charity event raising money for the Susan G Komen Foundation. For those of you who don’t know, my Mom beat the shit out of breast cancer this year, finishing her treatment just last month… and my kickass aunt is currently beating the crap out of it. It’s always been an important cause to my family and me, now it’s extra personal for us all. Now, I wish I could say this badass charity derby was the reason I was at the fairgrounds in the first place… But it happened to be a happy, very lucky accident. Or maybe… fate. Continue reading Damsels of Destruction Crashing Against Breast Cancer – Demolition Derby in Support of Susan G Komen Foundation

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride 2019 – Live Horror Entertainment Titans Join Forces for an All New Experience

Ten Thirty One Productions is joining forces with Plague Productions and Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group to revamp the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, bringing a whole new experience for 2019.

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Long Beach (August 4th, 2019) – “We wanna’ build cool shit that people want to see.”
-Jon Cooke

This Fall, Los Angeles Haunted Hayride joins forces with Thirteenth Floor Entertainment and Plague Productions to welcome you to Midnight Falls. A town where it is always Halloween 1985, and they are forever celebrating their thirteenth annual Halloween Festival. Continue reading Los Angeles Haunted Hayride 2019 – Live Horror Entertainment Titans Join Forces for an All New Experience

RATED R: A Horror Speakeasy – The Pop-Up Experience Doing Everything Right

EXT. DESERTED INDUSTRIAL STREET – NIGHT

Pools of pale yellow light litter the sidewalk intermittently, cast down from street lamps.  HORRORGIRL scans the empty street for an address or signs of life. In the distance she spots a warehouse with a faint neon sign, proclaiming COSTUMES, and makes her way toward it. The silence of the empty night is slowly but surely broken by a a soft mingling of voices and music.

INT. COSTUME WAREHOUSE – NIGHT

The music is loud, the light- non existent. Horrorgirl crouches low and weaves between dark, narrow aisles of costumes, props and…mannequins? Her breath quickens. Arms slightly outstretched to navigate by touch. The garments create a maze, zig zagging through the darkness….

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Stranger Things Upside Down Whopper

 

Trying out the Stranger Things Whopper from Burger King, and letting you know about the birth of *insert dramatic drumroll here* HorrorBurgers. A new endeavor into the world of horror wherein we eat burgers and talk horrors. Follow on IG @HorrorBurgers and Subscribe on Youtube 

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Summer of Screams 2019

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It’s maximum melting weather for us baby vamps, but not to worry… here’s an array of climate controlled activities (many involving darkened theaters), to keep the spooky spirit alive all summer long. Your humble Horrorgirl is LA based, so aside from nationwide movie release dates… this list is tailored for you SoCal Creeps:

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