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All Praise Hell House! - Thursday, October 11th 2007 10:49 PM
Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Well, not quite. All you really need to abandon is expectations of a conventional haunted maze. Hollywood Hell House is altogether...
Haunts USA tonight - Thursday, October 11th 2007 3:57 PM
Haunts USA opens their doors this evening for their second Halloween at the Northirdge Mall. As in 2006, the haunt will feature three mazes; this year there will also be...
Grindhouse Tribute to Larry Cohen - Thursday, October 11th 2007 1:19 PM
On October 23, the New Beverly Cinema's monthly Grindhouse Film Festival will pay tribute to cult auteur Larry Cohen with a double bill of GOLD TOLD ME TO and BONE. From the...
Halloween Hors d” oeuvres: Swampy Spinach Dip - Thursday, October 11th 2007 12:21 PM
Halloween Night is rapidly approaching, and no doubt you find yourselves in a dither, wondering what to serve guests at the big party you are planning. Luck for you, we're...
The Catacombs - Thursday, October 11th 2007 10:13 AM
Just got some information on a haunt I've never heard of before: the Cabacombs in Ventura. It's bit beyond the area we usually cover, but since we already have Seaside Haunt in...
Halloween Horror Nights 2007 - a video tour, part one - Wednesday, October 10th 2007 7:59 PM
Here is part one of Hollywood Gothique's visit to this years Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios, Hollywood. Part two will arrive as soon as we can finish editing....
More Halloween stuff you might have missed - Wednesday, October 10th 2007 10:07 AM
So much to do, so little time - here's another listing of events that might slip through the cracks while we're focused on well-known attractions like Knott's Scary Farm. THE...
Halloween under attack - Tuesday, October 9th 2007 10:59 AM
A couple of related articles about efforts to shut down Halloween celebrations in schools... YourHub.Com tells us that Kohl Elementary school in Broomfield, Colorada, is...
Long Island Village may repeal Halloween curfew - Tuesday, October 9th 2007 10:49 AM
Newsday.Com tells us that the Nassau County chapter of the New York Civili LIberties Union is trying to get the trustees of a Long Island village to overturn a Halloween curfew...
Send in your Halloween photos - Tuesday, October 9th 2007 10:43 AM
The FayObserver.Com - the online arm of the Fayetteville Observer - is asking readers to send in photos of their yards decorated for Halloween. Photos will be added to the...
Sexy costumes for kids? - Tuesday, October 9th 2007 10:33 AM
KRISTIV.COM - a local station in Corpus Christi, Texas - has a post titled "Sexy Halloween costuems cause concern for kids." Our first clue that something is amisss is the...
British Boo-Hoo-ing over Halloween - Tuesday, October 9th 2007 10:27 AM
Hollywood Gothique would like to extend a big, bloody middle finger to Tony Parsons for his commentary in Mirror.co.uk, in which he calls Halloween a "rubbish American import"...
Scary Halloween spending - Tuesday, October 9th 2007 10:19 AM
The NY Sun posts an article telling us that spending is up during this Halloween season - a relief for retailers who were being cautious about pre-Christmas holiday business:...
Halloween around the country - Tuesday, October 9th 2007 10:14 AM
Hollywood Gothique, true to its name, focuses on events in the Los Angeles and outlying areas. But for those of you in the rest of the country, here is a link to an article on...
Atom Nine at Shriekfest - Tuesday, October 9th 2007 1:32 AM
More reports from Shirekfest. CreepyLA has an account of the screening of ATOM NINE, a low-budget, comci-book type superhero action-fantasy made for $20,000. It's not horror,...
Haunt with No Name video - Monday, October 8th 2007 10:21 PM
The Haunt with No Name...Yet has been spooking trick-or-treaters in Tarzana for over a decade but I didn't discover it until last year. I shot a video interview with the...
Shriekfest 2007 - Monday, October 8th 2007 12:32 PM
To my extreme regret, I was too busy with Halloween attractions this weekend (namely Halloween Hororr Nights and Knott's Scary Farm) to get down to Hollywood for the annual...
Burton's Nightmare returns again - Sunday, October 7th 2007 5:47 PM
The tradition continues: Disney re-issues Tim Burton's THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS for a limited-time engagement at El Capitan Theatre, just in time for Halloween. The film...
Halloween Horror Nighs 2007 - Sunday, October 7th 2007 1:57 PM
In 2006, Halloween Horror Nights made an impressive return to Universal Studios Hollywood - impressive in scale if not in quantity. The haunted areas of the park were nice,...
Behind the Scenes of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios - Saturday, October 6th 2007 10:59 AM
Last night, Universal Studios launched the 2007 version of Halloween Horror Nights. The company - which has a long horror tradition that extends back to black-and-white...
Knott's Halloween Haunt 2007 review - updated with video - Friday, October 5th 2007 3:44 PM
Well, last night Hollywood Gothique made its annual trek out to Knott's Scary Farm (perhaps it's more of a bi-annual trip, since we skipped last year, due to time...
Blade Runner - The Final Cut in Los Angeles - Friday, October 5th 2007 3:11 PM
The so-called "Final Cut" of BLADE RUNNER - the sci-fi masterpiece directed by Ridley Scott, based on the novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by Philip K. Dick - is...
Halloween Haunts fan mail - Friday, October 5th 2007 2:57 PM
It's so rare I get fan mail - I thought I would highlight this comment from LisaH, which was made in reponse to my Halloween alerts 2 post, made back on Hallowee Day 2006: Hi...
Screamfest to open Diary of the Dead - Thursday, October 4th 2007 1:25 PM
As if two horror film fests* starting this week are not enough, the annual Screamfest in Hollywood will launch next Friday with George A. Romero's DIARY OF THE DEAD. Screamfest...
Larger than Life movies on the big screen - Thursday, October 4th 2007 12:28 PM
The American Cinematheque has a 70MM film festival scheduled for next week. Although not a genre-specific event, two of the titles on the three-film schedule contain fantasy...