Knott’s Scary Farm Celebrates 45 Years of Haunting at Midsummer Scream
Gather ’round, kiddies, and let me spin you a tale of the Dark Ages of Halloween, a time when there were no theme parks doing any Halloween events whatsoever, a time when the scare options (a local church basement haunted house, or the Campus Life group, or that neighborly... Read more
WICKED LIT Brings a New Life to Classic Gothic Horror at MIDSUMMER SCREAM
In the midst of the visual feasts seen at Midsummer Scream 2017, one presentation challenged guests to use their imaginations to bring horror to life instead. Unbound Productions presented Wicked Lit, an acting troupe that performs live readings of classic horror stories adapted for the stage. The actors are dressed... Read more
Winchester Mystery House gives preview of Explore More Tour at Midsummer Scream
Winchester Mystery House enchanted at Midsummer Scream! Attendees were given a historical tour of the most haunted home in the States. They were tantalized by the experiences of previous guests who dared to take the “Explore More Tour” and the ever popular Halloween Candlelight Tour. Doug Barnes (The Season... Read more
Halloween Horror Nights Spills Their Guts at Midsummer Scream
Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights gave us a huge Halloween treat Sunday at Midsummer Scream when Creative Director John Murdy and Art Director Chris Williams stopped by for a little presentation in the main theater here. A big presentation, actually. Frankly, they were throwing out tasty morsels for a solid... Read more
THE TWILIGHT ZONE TOWER OF TERROR is resurrected at MIDSUMMER SCREAM
Silence falls. Music begins to play and we have immediately been transported to Hollywood 1939 again! The doors of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror are once again open for Midsummer Scream 2017! Attendees were taken on a terror trip to relive the history of Disney’s most iconic ride! We... Read more
A Look at FRIGHT FEST 2017 at Midsummer Scream
The highlights of the Fright Fest panel at Midsummer Scream 2017 were kicked off by the green-haired, long-nosed Peaches the Clown appearing onstage instead of what should have been makeup artist Scott Ramp. (We later figured out that Peaches was Ramp himself.) Soon after playing the official clip for... Read more
Midsummer Scream Steps Into the Black
There has been a mystery surrounding Into the Black. Before Saturday’s panel at Midsummer Scream I knew little about what to expect from the pet project of Larry Bones, owner of Boneyard Effects and veteran maestro of makeup and prosthetics for Halloween Horror Nights for a number of years,... Read more
Knott’s Scary Farm Presents at Midsummer Scream
The lights dim, the suspenseful music swells, and creepy monsters begin skulking down the aisles of the Terrace Theater, stalking their unsuspecting prey. Don’t panic–it’s just Knott’s Scary Farm kicking off the season with a peek into their 2017 goodie bag. The first thing they showed was the newest... Read more
Join us in The Screaming Room at Midsummer Scream July 29th and 30th
Midsummer Scream is just around the corner folks! That’s right the annual Halloween festival is returning to the Long Beach Convention Center Saturday July 29th and Sunday July 30th to give Halloween and horror fans a look at what is coming this fall.  Guests will be able to come... Read more
45 Years of Knott’s Scary Farm at Midsummer Scream
45 years ago, Knott’s Berry Farm created a one-of-a-kind event that other industry leaders were skeptical about: Knott’s Scary Farm’s Halloween Haunt. It was a full-on, totally immersive haunted theme park experience, and that first single weekend  event sold out quickly. And then the next year sold out. And... Read more