We are less than two days away from Halloween and everywhere you turn things are becoming even more “haunted” and “creepy.” People are busy telling their scariest ghost stories and buying frightening costumes. Speaking of ghosts, have YOU ever thought about becoming part of a Ghost Club? Well if you have, now is your chance and what better time to join then right before Halloween? Read below for details…..if you dare.
Earlier this month, The Ghost Club launched on Theatrics.com LLC just in time for Halloween. The Ghost Club offers ghost-hunting fans and newbies a place to document and share their adventures, and interact with others who love the paranormal world, including fans of popular ghost-themed movies and TV programs. The project, created by Atlanta-based production company The Secret Club and Michael Mailer Films, launched just in time for fans who are getting ready for Halloween. This is part of a transmedia “Storyscape” that includes a forthcoming independent feature movie, a series of webisodes and a ghost-hunting wiki. Below my e-signature, please find the announcement.
We wanted to inform you that an app from Haunted Planet Studios has just been launched for participants to become even more involved in their ghost hunting activities. Haunted Planet Studios makes award-winning location-based augmented-reality games in which players’ smartphones are transformed into paranormal detection devices. Players take on the roles of paranormal investigators, explore their neighborhood to gather ghostly evidence and solve sinister mysteries from the past. For more info, visit www.hauntedplanet.com.
Death Warmed Over: Funeral Food, Rituals, and Customs From Around the World is a new e-book that teams up two subjects that fascinate almost everyone: food and death. Filled with historical background and recipes for 75 different funeral ceremonies around the world, Death Warmed Over also serves up a nice helping of insight into the customs of each culture from the Irish to the Amish, the ancient Etruscans to the modern-day Hmong.
When Death Warmed Over was first released in 2004 it became an instant cult classic that Publishers Weekly called “amusingly informative.” While a few dishes — like the bearded seal flipper prepared by grieving Eskimos — might not be everyone’s cup of, er, blubber, most are slightly less exotic. Who can resist a cookbook that not only offers a recipe for the perfect chocolate cake, but also details the correct Ghanaian method for pouring water down a dying man’s throat to ensure he will travel well to the afterlife?
The author, Lisa Rogak has written a number of other books including a New York Times bestseller and a Stephen King biography that was nominated for an Edgar. Her resume includes selling vintage funeral equipment as well as driving a number of hearses — for pleasure — through the years.
TRICK OR TREAT!!
PREMIERE PROPS TO HOLD HORROR AND SCI-FI THEMED HALLOWEEN AUCTION ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
ITEMS FROM TALES THE “HALLOWEEN,” “SAW,” and “FRIDAY THE 13th” Franchises, “BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER,” “BATMAN RETURNS,” “TALES FROM THE CRYPT,” EVIL DEAD,” and More!
EL SEGUNDO (October 15, 2013) – Premiere Props announced today they will be auctioning over 1,000 sci-fi and horror themed costumes and props at their Halloween auction headquarters in El Segundo, (128 Sierra Street, El Segundo, CA 90245) on Saturday, October 13th. There will be a preview from 9-11am PT the live auction beginning at 11am PT.
The event will feature items from iconic horror and sci-fi franchises, films and TV shows including HALLOWEEN, SAW, BATMAN RETURNS, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, TALES FROM THE CRYPT, X-FILES, ANGEL, INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE and more!
· BATMAN RETURNS – a BATARANG used by the Penguin (Danny DeVito)
· INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE: THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES – special blood in its original production bottle made for the film
· TALES FROM THE CRYPT – a life size tarantula (glass encased) and bloody skulls
· EVIL DEAD – a foot
· BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER – Buffy’s (Sarah Michelle Gellar) screen worn red cape.
o HALLOWEEN H2O: 20 YEARS LATER – bloody overalls worn by Michael Myers (Chris Durand)
o Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN – Michael Myers’ (Tyler Mane) bloody overalls; Dr. Samuel Loomis’ (Malcolm McDowell) hero costume
· HOSTEL – realistic body parts including chopped flesh and bones
· FRIDAY THE 13th
o FRIDAY THE 13th: JASON GOES TO HELL – Jason Voorhees’ (Kane Hodder) full bloody torso (with shirt), arm (with shirt) and leg (with blood)
o FRIDAY THE 13th – official bloody autographed Jason Voorhees (Kane Hodder) doll
o SAW IV – a bloody chain
o SAW III – a Producer’s production on-set script autographed by the cast and crew including Amanda Young (Shawnee Smith), Jill (Betsy Russell), and Forensic Office Hoffman (Costas Mandylor)
· ANGEL – Angel’s (David Boreanaz) special make-up effects life mask
· X-FILES – Alien head
· BLADE – Blade’s (Wesley Snipes) lower vampire teeth and mouth cast
“Our Halloween events are always lots of fun and not for the squeamish, as we really celebrate the holiday,” said Dan Levin, Vice President of Premiere Props. “We offer our fans and collectors an amazing array of items from the scariest horror themed films and television shows.
Fans can starting bidding now, placing bids online at http://www.icollector.com/ and http://www.liveauctioneers.com or calling to set up phone bidding with a Premiere Props representative.
Collectors can place proxy bids until the Hollywood Auction goes LIVE at 11am PT on Saturday, October 26.
For more information, please visit http://www.premiereprops.com or http://www.premiereprops.com or call (310) 322-PROP / (888) 761-PROP.
About Premiere Props
Premiere Props is the leading marketing memorabilia company to market, authenticate, package, and distribute exclusive movie memorabilia. Since 2001, Premiere Props has represented over 600 movies to date and continues to grow strong. Premiere Props works with some of the largest motion picture studios and independent distributors in the world, such as Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Miramax, MGM, The Weinstein Company, Sony Screen Gems, Lionsgate, TriStar, Spyglass, Alcon and many more.
Haunts and Harvests at Heritage Hill Historical Park
(Lake Forest, Calif.) – This fall OC Parks and Heritage Hill Historical Park are pleased to present a full calendar of events to get your family into the autumn spirit.
Friday, October 18 welcomes the 6th annual Haunt at Heritage Hill. Be the first to dare tour the haunted schoolhouse. Are you brave enough to experience “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and the all new “La Carnivora” scream zones? Will you be able to enter “The Joker’s Side show?” Don’t worry there will also be a DJ, dancing and a special movie screening of the Universal classic horror film “Dracula” starring the legendary Bela Lugosi. Celebrate the legacy of Bela Lugosi with Bela Lugosi Jr. who will be at the event signing autographs and answering questions.
On Saturday, October 19 OC Parks and the City of Lake Forest present the annual Autumn Harvest Festival “The Adventure Continues…” Heritage Hill Historical Park will host an adventure-filled festival with family fun attractions that include trick-or-treat stations, adventure mazes, the haunted school house, American adventure story telling and a Halloween costume parade. Be one of the first to explore and see the all new “Department of Jurassic Parks & Recreation.” This new attraction will bring to life the legendary Tyrannosaurus Rex and other surprises. Games, face painting, a balloon artist, the ever-popular glow party, a Princess Pumpkin Patch and a movie screening add to the festive holiday tradition.
Visit Heritage Hill Historical Park October 18-19 in costume, with your trick-or-treat bag in hand and with your family and let the seasonal adventures take you places beyond your imagination.
Heritage Hill Historical Park
25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 923-2230 or (949) 461-3450
October 18 – Haunt at Heritage Hill
6 – 10:30 p.m.
Event Cost: $5
(Recommended for 12 years and up)
October 19 – Autumn Harvest Festival
4 – 9 p.m.
Event Cost: $4 Adults, $3 kids ages 3-12
Attractions Cost: $.25-$2 per game
(Recommended for all ages)
OC Parks manages nearly 60,000 acres of parks, historical and coastal facilities and open space for the County of Orange as part of OC Community Resources. http://www.ocparks.com
The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Welcomes Nightly Entertainment and Special Haunted Events
The annual event creates an unparalleled experience with live music, DJs, drag shows, and costume contests amidst terrifying mazes and horrific beasts.
[Long Beach, Calif.] – The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor is known for horrifying creatures, mazes, and attractions, but the annual event goes beyond the realm of the undead. Live entertainment, radio station takeovers, and special events fill the calendar this Halloween season. Dark Harbor guests are immersed in an interactive experience that offers full bars, extensive food options, VIP packages, DJ performances, live bands, drag shows, Halloween costume contests, and special events that keep fright lovers coming back for more.
Screams and radio waves compete for air space beginning Friday, October 11, when Power 106 FM invades the ship’s grounds at Dark Harbor. Southern California’s premiere hip-hop station will take over the event and give listeners a chance to hear the havoc of Dark Harbor on air as DJ J Cruz broadcasts live from inside the Dark Harbor gates. The Power 106 street team joins the fun with giveaways in tow.
The antics of The Rhythm Coffin band possess the main stage on Saturday, October 12, dressed to impress at the infamous event. On Sunday, October 13, elaborate costumes fill the outdoor stage for the annual drag show, hosted by Jewels Long Beach and supported by a wicked set from DJ George Figares.
Sister act Pixi Kill takes the stage on Thursday, October 17 to ignite Dark Harbor with their alt-electro sounds. The incredible Fartbarf will be performing live on Friday, October 18, followed by a bewitching performance by Post Mortem Grotesque Burlesque at 10:30 p.m. Sounds from the bands Move, Slant, and The Black Lantern fill the remaining Dark Harbor dates with live entertainment. DJ sets by DJ Dennis Owens and DJ Abel are peppered throughout the entire hair-raising month of madness.
The Inland Empire’s top pop station slips into the event on Saturday, October 19, when 91.1 KGGI brings along DJs and street teamers to immerse themselves in the depths of Dark Harbor.
As the final nights of The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor draw near, the celebrations only intensify. On Thursday, October 31, Dark Harbor welcomes guests to wear costumes without masks and mingle with over 200 monsters. The bash attracts spirits of all sizes, starting with the Little Monster Halloween Costume Ball that takes place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The children’s costume contest offers $200 in prizes and features magic shows, face painting for $3, and trick-or-treating from the Dark Harbor monsters. Full-grown spirits can participate in The Halloween Costume Ball from 7 p.m. to midnight. The Ball allows participants to mirror the ghouls of Dark Harbor and compete in a costume contest for prizes totaling $1,000. Both costume contests require pre-event registration. DJ Manny Lehman will be providing music for the Halloween event, and Jewels Long Beach returns for the final drag show of the Dark Harbor season.
Friday, November 1, and Saturday November 2 welcome two nights of celebration in honor of Día De Los Muertos. DJ Abel provides the beats, and guests are once again allowed to slip into their costumes without masks or props and relish the final nights of The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor.
In addition to spine-tingling general entry, guests can opt for VIP entrance that includes a GA ticket, Fast Fright line priority, drink tickets, and admission into the R.I.P. lounge. The R.I.P. lounge rivals any VIP setting, where guests can enjoy the ghost-eye view of the event, full bar, and made to order taco station.
Dark Harbor will be open October 11-13, 17-20, 24-27 and Oct 31 – November 2 from 7 p.m. to midnight with special events and entertainment nightly. For more information, or to purchase tickets online, visit www.queenmary.com/dark-harbor.
October 11: Power 106 Night
October 12: The Rhythm Coffin / DJ Dennis Owens
October 13: Drag show hosted by Jewels Long Beach
October 17: Pixi Kill / DJ Dennis Owens
October 18: Fart Barf / DJ Dennis Owens
October 19: 99.1 KGGI Night
October 20: Move / DJ Dennis Owens
October 24: DJ Dennis Owens
October 25: Slant / DJ Abel
October 27: The Black Lantern / DJ Abel
October 31: Costume Contest / Drag Show / Trick or Treating / DJ Manny Lehman
November 1 & 2: Celebrate Día De Los Muertos with DJ Abel / Costumes encouraged
Here’s an oldie, but a goodie. The Miller Group developed the Goodwill Halloween campaign in 2008 and it’s still going strong, year after year: http://www.millergroupmarketing.com/portfolioitems/goodwill-industries/