You’ve consumed gallons of Devil’s Punch over the last month.
You’ve tripped over countless fake gravestones, several pirate swords, and a hag or two.
Your Bubbles the Clown costume has terrified all. (#gratified)
And still so much spook and scare to come.
Read on for the final Boohaha….
Love and a Lethal Weapon
Start the Halloween week countdown with a heaping cup of revenge, regret, blood lust, and rage.
There will be implied ghosts aplenty at the Echoplex with three acts of local musical faves singing old and new ditties about death, damnation and doomed damsels.
Best leave the moonshine at home.
MURDER BALLADS & DARK SONGS — Tues, Oct 28. Music at 9pm/Doors at 8pm. $11; 18+ — The Echoplex, 1154 Glendale, LA (Silverlake) 90026. For tix and more info, go HERE.
Vampire Va Voom
If you have demons to exorcise or a yen for SIN-tillating fun, you’ll want to snatch up tix ASAP for Night of the Vampire: the 2014 iteration of Lucha Va Voom’s Halloween violencia y sexo-travaganza.
In addition to the usual buxotecas y luchadores, the comic quotient is high for the two-night Halloween hell-raiser.
Host Blaine Capatch is joined by Bobcat Goldthwaite and Dana Gould on Wednesday night; Jeff Davis (Harmontown) helps man the mic on Thursday.
All this plus international hula hooping star Marawa Wamp (Just go with it.) and Ojito de Mal (a.k.a. Little Evil Eye).
You’ll def want to sit ringside in the “glare zone”.
LUCHA VA VOOM’S NIGHT OF THE VAMPIRE — Wed, Oct 29 & Thur, Oct 30; 8pm/7pm doors. $40 – $75; 21+ — The Mayan, 1038 So Hill, LA 90015. For tix and more info, go HERE.
E.T. Won’t be Phoning Home
On October 30, 1938, dramatist/l’enfant terrible Orson Welles and his Mercury Theater of the Air debuted War of the Worlds: a radio adaptation of H.G. Wells’s novel about Martians attacking Earth.
Reports of millions of citizens running terrified through the streets are greatly exaggerated according to recent research, but the myth lives on in infamy.
Judge the panic potential yourself this Thursday at Trepany House at the Steve Allen Theater when Fake Radio recreates the War of the Worlds radio drama, which Welles intentionally wrote to mimic a news broadcast. The Fake Radio troupe has been performing radio shows complete with period music and era-appropriate clothes, since the late 1990’s.
Wear dash-worthy shoes…just in case.
H.G. WELLS’S WAR OF THE WORLDS — Thurs, Oct 30 @ 8pm. $15 – $35 — Trepany House at the Steve Allen Theater, 4773 Hollywood Blvd, LA 90027. For tix and more info, go HERE.
Houdini, Can You Hear Me?
Harry Houdini, the “Handcuff King”, had a complicated relationships with spiritualism.
First, he believed in it. Then, he went to great lengths to expose it as fraudulent.
Finally, perhaps to hedge his bets, Houdini instructed his devoted wife Bess to conduct a yearly séance for ten years on the anniversary of his death, which just happened to be on Halloween 1926.
Houdini — a showman to the end.
Seats are extremely limited for the two performance, which take place only on Halloween in a to-be-revealed “Old Hollywood” setting.
Period-appropriate libations and hors d’oeuvres are included in the ticket and guests are encouraged to dress in their 1936 Hollywood best.
You don’t want to meet Houdini in flip-flops and a Hang Ten tee.
HOUDINI’S FINAL SEANCE — Fri, Oct 31, 6-8:30pm & 9:30-midnight. $55 — Exact Hollywood Hills location revealed after ticket sales. For tix & more info, go HERE.
Finally, check out Ms. Go Go’s fave haunts around town; last chance for some shows!
See you on the dark side.
Alone: An Existential Haunting – Elegant. Chilling. Psychotic. Also, thankfully, cocktails. Wed 10/29 – Sat 11/1
Urban Death ~ Tour of Terror — Intimate labyrinth. Under-your-skin horror. Short tour/ long-lasting terror. Fri, Oct 31 & Sat, Nov 1
Wicked Lit — Literary trilogy of chills. Cemetery setting. Backstage option. Wed, 10/29 – Sat, Nov 8; no shows Mon & Tues.
Ready? U Know U Want 2 Go Go….
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