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Dukey Flyswatter

About Dukey Flyswatter

Dukey Flyswatter, (AKA Michael), is a native Angeleno with strong roots in the underground scene since the 70's. He is a screenwriter (Blood Diner, Star Slammer), actor(Surf Nazis Must Die, Betty Page:Dark Angel, etc.), freelance writer. He is best known for his Horror Metal rock group, Haunted Garage, which he founded in the 80's and has now reformed, with him taking his usual role as lyricist and singer.

Lunatics and Actors and Lunatics at The Shakespeare Center Of Los Angeles: Who is Clowning who?

Directed by Jeremy Aluma and written by David Bridel, this is a wry and deceptive horror comedy that sucks you in almost as soon as it starts. Think of a streamlined version of Marat Sade performed on Nitrous Oxide, and … Continue reading

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America’s Family Pet Expo: Kittens and Spiders and Doggies, Oh My.

This weekend, America’s Family Pet Expo is marking its 27th year at the O.C. Fairgrounds and Event Center in Costa Mesa this weekend. This is a completely different animal than you will see at local zoos (Pun Intended). It’s something I look forward to every … Continue reading

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Mr Ho’s Orchestrotica Hits the West Coast

Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica is a quintessential mix of neoclassical passion and quirky jazz with a couple of jiggers of Martin Denny thrown in to keep the bartenders busy. It’s hard to pin down the appeal, or come up with a description of … Continue reading

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LA Zoo Lights at Night: A Walking Tour of Oohs and Aahs

Several years ago, the DWP and the Los Angeles Department Of Parks And Recreation, along with individual sponsors like LAX the Hollywood Bowl, decided to set up a Holiday light spectacular. The festival of Lights decorated about a half a mile of Crystal Springs … Continue reading

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Worst Holiday Films Ever: A Metaphorical Partner for Your Traditional Turkey

Ahhh, here come the Winter Holidays and it’s time to get happy, psycho or stuffed, in all senses of the word. Families have been gathering together for Thanksgiving and Christmas and other Winter holidays bringing tons of fancy booze and … Continue reading

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15th Anniversary of Tiki Farm Art Show : A Tsunami of Lowbrow High Life

Friday, November 6th, it’s time to don your Hawaiian shirt and voodoo glow-in-the-dark necklace, hop on your skateboard and head over to La Luz de Jesus for a delicious group show of Tiki mugs and totems, seductive island ladies, and shrunken … Continue reading

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Zombie Joe’s Tour Of Terror: Hell on Earth Comes to NoHo

Zombie Joe’s Underground is a tiny crackerbox-sized indie theater with a facade that gives little clue to the clever perversity within. You definitely do not want to take your little nephew Marky to see this. This award winning haunt has … Continue reading

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Beware: L.A.’s Free Haunts Have Arrived

If you’re looking for some homegrown creativity of an ilk not found in corporate parks then check these donation-only mazes of fright. #1 Killlroy’s Kastle A humorous and aggressive maze and show that started out as an installation in Toronto, … Continue reading

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Reign of Terror Reigns Supreme

“Why on earth would I want to drive all the way out to Thousand Oaks? ” You might say. Well, because you’ve seen all the Haunts in L.A. proper and you need a new gold standard for a stand-alone haunt, … Continue reading

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Knott’s Scary Farm’s 43rd annual Halloween Haunt: The Farm Re-embraces the Monsters

I am an old amusement park addict, and there ain’t much I ain’t seen, by cracky. From crumbling seaside pier rides to the expensive and cheery work of Disney, I’ve seen ’em all. I went to my first Knott’s Scary … Continue reading

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