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The 17th Door Haunted Holiday Treasure Hunt of Absurdity Is Nasty Fun

December 14th, 2017|Comments Off on The 17th Door Haunted Holiday Treasure Hunt of Absurdity Is Nasty Fun

Okay. Forget nearly all that you know about Christmas. Throw out the warm fuzzy feelings, toss the sugar cookies, and forget about a warm fire. If you are looking for a truly demented holiday, you [...]

Live Nation and Sinister Pointe Present TWISTED XMAS

December 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Live Nation and Sinister Pointe Present TWISTED XMAS

No, the holidays aren't ALL candy canes and presents. For the scary-types, there are bits of terrifying yule-tide cheer. From the award-winning creators of “The Search for Krampus,” “Fear the Darkness,” “The Not So Merry [...]

17th Door Presents The Haunted Holiday Treasure Hunt Of Absurdity

December 5th, 2017|Comments Off on 17th Door Presents The Haunted Holiday Treasure Hunt Of Absurdity

The holidays take a decidedly demonic turn in an all-new, Christmas themed, interactive haunted house at The 17th Door! ​Expect this year's Christmas edition to be scary, creepy, nasty yet fun and freakin' hilarious!... Not [...]

A Talk with Walter Magnuson General Manager of Winchester Mystery House

October 29th, 2017|Comments Off on A Talk with Walter Magnuson General Manager of Winchester Mystery House

It isn't often that you get a chance to fully explore a real haunted house in October, much less on Friday the 13th as we did during the HorrorBuzz Halloween Social Meet at The Winchester [...]

Escape: Psycho Circus Festival Featured One of Years Best Mazes

October 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Escape: Psycho Circus Festival Featured One of Years Best Mazes

An Electronic Dance Music and Halloween festival, Escape: Psycho Circus, featured what was probably one of the most impressive haunted house experiences we have had this year. Weird right? When graciously invited to the event, [...]

INTO THE BLACK Is a Beautifully Crafted Crucible of Constant Terror

October 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on INTO THE BLACK Is a Beautifully Crafted Crucible of Constant Terror

There are rumors of dark happenings at the Pomona Fairplex. Some say that a wicked family has opened a door to the underworld and demonic forces are rising from the bowels of hell. Are you [...]

Improved Parking Options at Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor

October 10th, 2017|Comments Off on Improved Parking Options at Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor

We love The Queen Mary's Halloween Offering, Dark Harbor. This is an event built from sheer passion that rises from the murky depths to terrify haunt lovers from around the world. Since this venue enjoyed [...]

Urban Death Tour of Terror Gives Halloween a Whole New Meaning

October 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Urban Death Tour of Terror Gives Halloween a Whole New Meaning

A beige stucco storefront along Lankershim Blvd in the arts District of North Hollywood glows an otherworldly yellow under the streetlight in front of it. Just above the door is a plain white, backlit sign, with [...]

Creep Los Angeles: LORE Gets Into Your Head And Won’t Leave

October 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Creep Los Angeles: LORE Gets Into Your Head And Won’t Leave

Last year, Creep Los Angeles really impressed us with their show ENTRY. It was smart, polished, and creepy as hell. Hands down, it was my favorite experience last spooky season. As the months wore on after [...]

Savage House Unhinged actually has every scare bolted down the right way

October 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Savage House Unhinged actually has every scare bolted down the right way

Southern California is blessed with an abundance of Halloween scares.   Perhaps nowhere else in the world will you find so many world class mazes and with that blessing of variety, comes the unfortunate fact [...]

Smooth Sailing and Choppy Waters at Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor

October 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Smooth Sailing and Choppy Waters at Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor

It’s that time of year again, when the Queen Mary opens her doors to allow the denizens of Dark Harbor to come out to play. The last of the “major” haunts to open this year, [...]

17TH DOOR Creates a Hellish Prison Worth Spending a Stint

October 1st, 2017|Comments Off on 17TH DOOR Creates a Hellish Prison Worth Spending a Stint

It’s that time of year again. The semester has started at Gluttire University and class is in session. But where does a haunt go when it’s already explored every taboo from spousal abuse to abortion [...]

How Did We Fare During Our NIGHT SHIFT? – Impressions On This New Show

September 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on How Did We Fare During Our NIGHT SHIFT? – Impressions On This New Show

NOTE: Since I saw this show during its beta testing phase, this is less of a review, but more sharing of my general thoughts on it. Starting a new job isn’t always easy; you don’t [...]

ALONE Goes Down Under This Season

September 21st, 2017|Comments Off on ALONE Goes Down Under This Season

I have excellent news for fans of ALONE; they are doing a show in October.  I have bad news for US fans of ALONE; the show is going to be in Australia. Yes, you read [...]

Creep LA Returns This Year with LORE

September 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Creep LA Returns This Year with LORE

For the last two years, the team behind Creep LA has continually amazed us with what they can do; from their fantastic debut year, to their even better sophomore effort, and their wonderful take on [...]

The 17th Door Gets Locked Up This Year

September 12th, 2017|Comments Off on The 17th Door Gets Locked Up This Year

Over the past few years, we have watched Paula's story at The 17th Door go from bad to worse. This poor girl has been through so much already in such a short period of time...how [...]

Introducing NIGHT SHIFT – A New Immersive Experience from The Minds Behind Horror Escapes LA

September 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Introducing NIGHT SHIFT – A New Immersive Experience from The Minds Behind Horror Escapes LA

Earlier this year, we went to Horror Escapes LA, a wonderful experience that combined traditional escape rooms with an escape battle element. We loved it, we loved competing against other teams, and we also loved [...]

Sinister Pointe Productions and IDW Announce HEX Halloween Costume Party

August 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Sinister Pointe Productions and IDW Announce HEX Halloween Costume Party

Sinister Pointe is back folks, this year they are getting classy on October 27th and 28th,  as they invite you to raise a glass to the occult and join the coven. Orange County’s eSports Arena [...]

Jannica Olin, Actress, Advocate and All-Around Creep

August 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Jannica Olin, Actress, Advocate and All-Around Creep

September 15, 2016. I was in a weird warehouse and two bald women were slowly performing a crucial ceremony in a scene during Creep LA. The intensity was palpable as the twin-like actors guided the [...]

Celebrate REMEMBRANCE DAY with the Order Of Bileth on August 24

August 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Celebrate REMEMBRANCE DAY with the Order Of Bileth on August 24

And now, for a bit of shameless self-promotion... For past few months, myself, and my partners Mike Lisenbery and Josh Mikkelsen have been running the immersive experience ORDER OF BILETH. Based within the world of [...]

Winchester Mystery House gives preview of Explore More Tour at Midsummer Scream

July 31st, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Sails Into Midsummer Scream with New Maze

July 29th, 2017|Comments Off on The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Sails Into Midsummer Scream with New Maze

Let's be honest. Last years Dark Harbor at The Queen Mary was a very good mixed bag. The new maze, Intrepid, based on the origin story that built the Queen Mary herself, was just ok [...]

Spend An Exclusive Evening With THE WILLOWS and HORRORBUZZ

June 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Spend An Exclusive Evening With THE WILLOWS and HORRORBUZZ

For months now, you have heard people rave about THE WILLOWS, the fantastic new immersive show from the minds that brought you Creep LA. In fact, you've heard it here many, many times. Tickets have [...]

Winchester Mystery House announces new Explore More Tour

May 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Winchester Mystery House announces new Explore More Tour

For the first time in its 94-year history of providing public tours, sections of the Winchester Mystery House that have NEVER been accessible to the public before, plus areas that have been OFF-LIMITS for decades, will finally be open as part [...]

Horror Classic The Shining Coming to Life at Halloween Horror Nights 2017

May 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Horror Classic The Shining Coming to Life at Halloween Horror Nights 2017

This year at Halloween Horror Nights, guests will be able to lose themselves in the psychological horror classic THE SHINING as the Stanley Kubric film comes to life as a new haunted maze at both [...]