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Fake teeth contain lead - Thursday, November 1st 2007 1:14 AM
I wish I'd run across this New York Times article earlier. Hopefully its warning will arrive in time, before the damage is done: The Consumer Product Safety Commission...
House of Restless Spirits - review - Wednesday, October 31st 2007 9:44 AM
The House of Restless Spirits is without a doubt our big yard haunt discovery of 2007. Of course, it's not really a "discovery" - the haunt has been around for several years -...
Yard Haunt Recommendations for Halloween - Wednesday, October 31st 2007 1:30 AM
[NOTE: This appeared on Creepy, the L.A. Halloween Blog, a few days ago. I've updated #5 below.] It’s Halloween night and you’re too old to trick-or-treat, so what do you...
Boney Island 2007 video - Tuesday, October 30th 2007 6:05 PM
Here is our video celebrating the 10th and final year of Boney Island, Rick Polizzi's skeleton carnival yard haunt in Sherman Oaks. If you haven't visited Boney Island yet,...
Vintage Halloween Collectibles - Monday, October 29th 2007 9:11 PM
Street.Com has a very nice article on Halloween collectibles. Perhaps the most surprising point it makes is that the vintage era for collectibles lasted from 1919 until 1935 - a...
Halloween under attack in Mexico - Monday, October 29th 2007 9:06 PM
Apparently it is not just American fundamentalist who have a problem with Halloween; similar complaints arise in Mexico: Mexico's Roman Catholic church slammed Halloween as...
Another yard haunt - Monday, October 29th 2007 3:33 PM
It really is impossible to keep up with all the yard haunts proliferating around Los Angeles, so I do appreciate it when people bring them to my attention. For example, I just...
Galactica battles into L.A. theatres - Monday, October 29th 2007 12:29 PM
"Razor," the two-hour episode that launches the final season of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, will makes its debut in theatres on November 12. The free screenings will take place in...
Last minute Halloween events - Monday, October 29th 2007 10:59 AM
We try to keep you abreast of anything and everything happening in Los Angeles that is related to Halloween. Here are a couple more events that flew onto our radar at the...
Spooky House 2007 - Monday, October 29th 2007 1:25 AM
Spooky House has become such an established tradition around Halloween time that reviewing it on an annual basis is almost redundant. There is a continuity of talent from year...
Halloween Haunt Odyssey 2007, Part 1 - Sunday, October 28th 2007 2:44 PM
Many yard haunt are open only on Halloween Night or maybe one or two nights before, but some of the more extravagant ones get a jump on the competition. Earlier this week, we...
Tricked-out costumes for adults - Sunday, October 28th 2007 1:20 PM
AZ. Central. Com has posted an article fromt he Arizona Republic called "Tricked-out Cosutmes 'sexy treats for adults." It touches on a familiar theme this year: more adults are...
5 Halloween Yard Haunts Not To Be Missed - Sunday, October 28th 2007 1:07 AM
Creepy, the Los Angeles Halloween Blog, asked me to write up a list of the best amateur yard haunts in town, the ones you absolutely should not miss. You can read the article...
More yard haunts - Saturday, October 27th 2007 2:59 PM
The LA Daily News has an article on yard haunts. Most of the ones they list are already familiar to us (you can find them on our yard haunts page), but they did dig up a couple...
October Shadows - A Celebration of Halloween in Art - Saturday, October 27th 2007 2:28 PM
October Shadows is a fantastic exhibition of Halloween-themed art, on display at Oscar-winning makeup artist Rick Baker's Cinovation studio in Glendale. We attended the opening...
Using Hell House to get the Devil out of Halloween - Friday, October 26th 2007 8:01 PM
USA today has an article titles "Christians use Hell House to reach out on Halloween." Despite the title, Hell House features just in the first half; the rest takes a look at...
House at Haunted Hill video - Thursday, October 25th 2007 11:35 PM
The House at Haunted Hill - the heir apparent to Hallowed Haunting Grounds - begins its annual yard haunt this Saturday. To jump-start your anticpation, we offer this video of...
Sexy Halloween costumes - Thursday, October 25th 2007 8:33 AM
The Chicago Tribune has a post highlighting the current trend in Halloween costumes: If Halloween retailers could encapsulate 2007 into one word, it'd be sexy.Short skirts...
Creepy Classical Music - Thursday, October 25th 2007 8:27 AM
National Public Radio has posted a list (along with audio samples) of their "Top 5 Creepy Halloween Classicss." Obvious entries like Bach "Tocatta in D Minor," Mussorgsky's...
Halloween double bill - Wednesday, October 24th 2007 4:20 PM
On Wednesday, October 30, at 7:30pm, there will be a one-night-only theatrical double bill (at select theatres nationwide) of HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MIKE MYERS and HALLOWEEN...
The Dead don't live this Halloween... - Wednesday, October 24th 2007 4:06 PM
...at least not on Holywood Boulevard. I mention this because FilmRadar recently sent out a newsletter of Halloween events that listed the "world premiere" of the stage...
More Halloween Horror - Wednesday, October 24th 2007 1:56 PM
Many more events are on the calendar for the last week of the Halloween seaon. Here is a last-minute list of some you may want to check out. WARNER GRAND THEATRE Hocus Pocus...
Haloween Horror at Silent Cinema - Wednesday, October 24th 2007 1:37 PM
Los Angeles's venerable Silent Move Theatre will be hosting a series of horror movies during the last week of October. There are some great classic and cult titles on the...
Sweeney Todd sneak preview - Wednesday, October 24th 2007 3:35 AM
Along with about forty other people, I was lucky enough to attend a sneak preview of SWEENEY TODD - the new Tim Burton film, based on the Stephen Sondheim musical. Johnny Depp...
Grand Guignol for Halloween - Tuesday, October 23rd 2007 11:29 AM
Here's another October event that nearly slipped through the cracks: During this happy Halloween season, the Ethos Theatre Company is presenting Nuit Obscurite! An...