Returning for its fourth year, details for this year’s Delusion haunted play in California have been announced via ScareLA, where auditions will soon be held.
With a completely new location and story each year, Delusion combines a theatrical performance with horror fun each Halloween season. This year director Jon Braver will tell the tale of Elena Fitzgerald, a reclusive author whose creepy characters will come to life within her home – set inside a “legendary mansion” near downtown Los Angeles. (Images of “American Horror Story” immediately come to mind…)
The experience this year is dubbed Delusion: Lies Within.
Delusion is designing the entryway to the ScareLA showfloor, also holding auditions there on August 9th and 10th.
The SuicideGirls will be performing at San Diego Comic-Con with a show called : Blackheart Burlesque – a midnight, geek fantasy show.
The Internet’s famous community celebrating alternative beauty and indie culture has announced SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque will be held on July 26th at House of Blues in San Diego, CA.
SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque show features performances, music, tongue-in-cheek humor, and plenty of sexuality. The show will feature stunning choreography from renowned instructor and choreographer, Manwe Sauls-Addison, who has worked with world famous performers such as Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga. Striptease routines will poke fun at Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Donnie Darko, Planet of the Apes and more.
SuicideGirls will also have a booth (#1730) on the Comic-Con convention floor that will feature signings by Blackheart Burlesque artist Lora Zombie (July 26: 12PM-2PM & 4PM-6PM, July 27: 10AM-12PM & 2PM-4PM) and SuicideGirls Comic Book Series illustrator Cameron Stewart (July 26: 2PM-4PM).
Tickets are on sale now at http://blackheartburlesque.com/.
This year, the Radley Haunted House in St. Peterburg, Florida will presents a horrifying new story dreamt up by more creative minds than ever before.
Today we announce the partnership between Outside the Magic‘s Ricky Brigante (yep, that’s me) and Radley creator Cody Meacham, along with his small-but-talented team, to create an even bigger and better haunted attraction.
Dr. Radley’s Nightmare Machine will be a new walkthrough haunted house open for 15 nights in October 2014, putting visitors face-to-face with the horrors of the dream world. Featuring elaborate sets, hand made props, original characters, and stunning special effects, this year’s Radley Haunted House will bring to life a series of terrifying encounters wrapped in Meacham’s famous “beautiful horror” aesthetic.
But we can’t do it alone. We need your help to fund this expansion project, taking this home haunt to new heights. And we will happily reward you with plenty of terror-ific swag and one-of-a-kind experiences for your contributions.
All donations are greatly appreciated, with each little bit helping us fund the creation of the new Radley Haunted House for 2014, allowing us to purchase plywood, dry wall, paint, props, decorations, costumes, makeup, special effects, and much more. For your donations, you will receive our gracious thanks as well as a little something extra (or possibly a BIG something extra).
Personal Horror Experience
The most desirable reward is admission to a special personal horror experience, directed by Ricky Brigante at the Radley Haunted House. This will be a completely separate experience from the normal nightly show, roughly 30 minutes in length, designed for horror fans looking for the most unique Halloween experience in Central Florida. Availability for this experience is extremely limited, so act fast to reserve a spot.
Other rewards include pieces of Radley artwork, T-shirts, lanyards, and of course admission to the event including the ability to skip the long line that inevitably forms each evening.
The year-round haunted attraction Legends – A Haunting at Old Town isn’t content with offering the same show every day. Beginning with Friday the 13th last month and continuing with the full moon this past Saturday, the haunted house is turning Halloween fans into repeat visitors by producing monthly special events designed to keep returning guests guessing what horrors lurk within.
With the “super moon” high overhead, the Kissimmee, Florida haunt turned into Legends – A Howling at Old Town, featuring werewolves (and their hunters) throughout the experience. Outside, red riding hood wasn’t the victim this time, seeking out beasts that emerged from under the moonlight.
Legends lead character Archibald Ashdown (portrayed by co-owner Dan Carro) was on-hand to personally escort every victim – er, visitor – into the Ashdown & Son’s funeral parlor and explain how their normal night of operations became rather unusual as a scarred body was dropped off in their mortuary, seemingly mauled by bears. But it quickly became apparent that no bears were involved – it was the work of werewolves.
The one-night overlay offered a fun mix of horror and comedy, beginning with some amusing schtick from Ashdown, making guests feel comfortable before being escorted upstairs where the real terrors took place. Replacing most of their usual scares (actors and animatronics) were surprising encounters with large, snarling creatures, popping out of the darkness from all angles. Anyone who had previously visited Legends expected scares to come from certain spots, but found wolves popping out of new locations and with menacing height, towering over everyone.
Among the most shocking moments: A werewolf rapidly leaping across chapel pews in true dog-like fashion and a hallway suddenly turning pitch black, leaving visitors feeling their way through. It was all very effective to produce new tension.
Legends will continue to host special events on a regular basis. Though they haven’t officially announced a monthly schedule, co-owner Jim Shackelford says fans can draw their own conclusions as events were held last month and this past weekend with a new one announced for next month.
On August 15, “darkness descends” on Legends according to a teaser image posted outside the haunt. Shackelford refused to elaborate on what that means, but encouraged speculation. Will the attraction be completely free of light, forcing guests to find their own way through? Will flashlights be involved? Or is it referring to an entirely different kind of darkness? Find out in just a few weeks.
Legends – A Haunting at Old Town is open in Kissimmee, Florida, just south of Walt Disney World, Thursday through Sunday from 7 pm to 11pm year-round.
More photos from Legends – A Howling at Old Town: (Photos by Michael Gavin)
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