Posted on November 20, 2014
Topics: Artwork, Cosplay, Special EventsTags: ,

Not far from Disneyland is the POPzilla Gallery, now displaying their latest pop art show, “The Burton Show”.

More than 70 artists have created artwork inspired by anything and everything Tim Burton, including works like “Edward Scissorhands”, “Alice in Wonderland”, “Beetlejuice”, “Batman”, ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas” and much more.

Opening night of the gallery was filled with plenty of Burton-inspired cosplay and other hijinks, including a rousing performance by KingPhantom as Jack Skellington:

The show runs the entire month of November, open Saturdays from noon to 5pm at the Rothick Art Haus at 170 South Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA. It’s free to browse with plenty of incredible art available for purchase.


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Posted on November 13, 2014
Topics: Entertainment, Knott's Berry Farm, Special Events, Theme ParksTags: , , , ,

For some post-Halloween fun, today I offer up a full video walkthrough of the new Voodoo maze at Knott’s Scary Farm 2014.

It’s a New Orleans-set haunted house that ventures into the weird worlds of voodoo and the bayou. And it uniquely offered guests a chance to explore different paths with each pass, as actors sent visitors in different directions, seeing scenes in a variety of swampland shacks – a fun twist on the traditional walkthrough experience.


Video: FULL Voodoo haunted house POV at Knott’s Scary Farm 2014


I was particularly amused by this maze when I spotted a few actors wearing bird skull masks that are instantly familiar to anyone who visited the Radley Haunted House that I poured my heart into throughout this Halloween season. It seems we weren’t the only ones drawn to this particular mask.


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Posted on November 13, 2014
Topics: Merchandise, Movies, TechnologyTags: , , , ,

In the bizarre “Frozen” bandwagon news of the day, Japanese lingerie maker Triumph has revealed a clothing concept called the Close Sisters Bras, which use e-paper to change color when brought close together.

How does this have anything to do with Disney’s hit film “Frozen”? The company said, in a statement, “The depictions, in movies and the like, of sisters helping each other and becoming more confident, have moved all of Japan.”

Right. Because nothing says sisterly love like this:

Anna and Elsa? Not quite. I mean, unless they’re fighting over Kristoff, I suppose.

This YouTube video shows the bra concepts in action:

The Close Sisters Bras are indeed just a concept, not available anywhere for sale.

(via RocketNews24)


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Posted on November 12, 2014
Topics: Entertainment, Special Events, Theme Parks, Universal Orlando, Universal Studios FloridaTags: , , , , , , , ,

This Halloween season was busier than ever as we covered haunted attractions all over the country, even producing our own. Now that it’s all over, it’s time to look back at the biggest event of them all through some leftover photos that I never got around to sharing.

Halloween Horror Nights 24 at Universal Orlando saw the return of scare zones and in late October I spent a full night taking pictures throughout each. Below are some of my favorite shots I snapped at the event this year, followed by a slideshow full of new pictures to help hang onto the holiday for just a little longer.

Take one more trip back into the fog…

Halloween Horror Nights 24 at Universal Orlando

Halloween Horror Nights 24 at Universal Orlando

Halloween Horror Nights 24 at Universal Orlando

Halloween Horror Nights 24 at Universal Orlando


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Posted on October 31, 2014
Topics: Entertainment, Special EventsTags: ,

The Radley Haunted House in St. Petersburg, Florida is in its final days and thousands of people have passed through its halls throughout the Halloween season, each raving about how incredible the experience was.

We are truly flattered and appreciate each and every kind word given about what we’ve created this year. A few of our reviews:

  • “By far my favorite haunted house experience ever! The first time I have ever been freaked out!”
  • “Attention to detail is mind-boggling and impressive.”
  • “The originality and level of detail is on par with the admittedly larger haunts in Tampa and Orlando.”
  • “I am never scared ever but one room was so bad I pushed someone in front of me because it was creepy as heck.”
  • “Original, creative, genuinely scary.”
  • “Both a haunt and art in the same experience.”
  • “It was the scariest haunted house I’ve ever been to.”
  • “This is definitely on our Halloween tradition to do list!”
  • So in honor of Halloween, we wanted to share the experience with everyone who can’t make it out to see it in person. The video below is a full walkthrough of Dr. Radley’s Nightmare Machine – the 2014 Radley Haunted House. Casts and characters do change from night to night, keeping it fresh with each visit, but this video gives a great overview of what our visits have been screaming their way through.


    Video: Full Radley Haunted House 2014 POV walkthrough


    It’s the eighth year of the Radley Haunted House, but my first being personally involved. Beyond Outside the Magic being this haunt’s sponsor, I have left my mark all over this event – and I’m beyond proud of the results.

    Our incredibly talented creative director (and Radley founder) Cody Meacham was responsible for designing and building the elaborate sets. Our costume designer Dakota Whittington has made nightmares a reality with his freakish creations. Our story guru Chris Hough wrote Dr. Radley’s terrifying tale. Our makeup artist and actress Caitlyn Sabrio has expertly made the doc’s victims look like they’re back from the dead while simultaneously creeping people out each night. Our energetic cast – including but not limited to Lacey, Matt, Paul, Dana, Nicole, Gina, Crystal, Alice, Draven, Marissa, and everyone else who has volunteered (Sorry if I left your name out!) – has brought an onslaught of big scares for everyone who passed through. Our music composers William Dodson and Wendell Jones of Sideshow Sound Theatre drive the raw emotion behind each scene with their original score. And of course our Dr. Radley, Justin Horn, the perfect face of our event.

    THANK YOU to all of you.

    As for me… I added lighting, sound, effects, voice over, a web site, graphic design, and writing/directing a little thing called Sleep Sessions, which I’ll post more about soon.

    Though I’ve had a hand in nearly everything with this year’s Radley Haunted House, it’s been a team effort the entire way through. But without Cody, none of it would have happened and I thank him infinitely for allowing me to join in the eighth year of this wonder that he has worked countless hours to build up.

    There are big plans for the Radley Haunted House in the future. But for now, we still have three nights remaining, tonight through Sunday, November 2. We’re open 7:30pm – 11pm so please come see the home haunt everyone is raving about!

    More information, including directions, can be found at RadleyHaunt.com.


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