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A Preview of Knott’s Calico Mine Train

In 1959 Knotts Berry Farm was a bucolic and bona fide piece of Americana and shared prosperity. The chicken dinners became so profitable that Walter Knott saw fit to entertain his customers gratis while they waited two to three hours for their fried … Continue reading

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Calling All Goths: Carmilla Bites Again

J. Sherridan’s 19th century novella Carmilla predates Bram Stoker’s Dracula by 25 years and is the western prototype for all female vampires and erotic horror fiction, especially those dealing with sexual repression and lesbianism. First published in 1872 in a … Continue reading

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Theater Review: Delusion, Masque of Mortality

Two days later and my feet, which have just stopped aching from lengthy pilgrimage in the process of viewing Wicked Lit. and I get unexpectedly and very happily invited to Jon Braver’s Haunted play series Delusion. This year’s delusion has … Continue reading

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Theater Review: Wicked Lit

Hand me down my walking cane I’m going to see a play. Add a can of Red Bull and a warm parka and you’ll be equipped to see L.A. County’s best Halloween themed plays, where you are the co-stars and … Continue reading

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13 Films For Halloween That May Have Crawled Beneath Your Radar

What’s in a good horror film? The answer to that is no longer as it once was in the days of the movie palaces and the flickering lights and cheap hard on your ass seats of the neighborhood theater. Horror starts … Continue reading

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Fright Review: Knott’s Scary Farm’s Halloween Haunt

A fairly new haunt in Anaheim called The Empty Grave boldly opened in Late August and The Universal Studios Horror nights had debuted their franchised scare fare of mazes a weekend earlier than usual, but in Southern California the official … Continue reading

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X at Pershing Square

The weather was great Saturday night for a free concert in the park, but instead of chamber music or A Midsummer Nights Dream done as a hippie rock musical ( It was done with Susan Tyrell. I was there) we … Continue reading

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The Art of Bleeding 10/28

Friday night was the premiere of The Art of Bleeding Halloween Highway 2 at the Steve Allen Theater. It was an art installation, film projection, comedy skit, stand-up, live music, in fact there was everything but trained monkeys, unless you … Continue reading

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