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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.

LALS Ghost Train : 18 Years and Still Wailing

Miniature trains tap into something warm and familiar in our psyche. Along with the pony ride and the Merry-Go-Round they are our first introduction to amusements and outings with the family. Hence they will never go out of style, even … Continue reading

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Chill at the Queen Mary: Santa’s Got a Brand New Bag

I was scrambling around all day trying to find some gloves to wear for the Chill at the Queen Mary. Apparently, I’d be throwing snowballs and scooting around on my wet butt on the ice slide. As it turns out, … Continue reading

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Gingerdead House and Krampus Maze Holiday Haunt: Oh, The Ho Ho Horror!

I’m not the kind of guy that winces when people say “Happy Holidays” over Merry Christmas. I’m a more inclusive type of guy anyway, and will gladly shout out Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Have a cool yule and Happy … Continue reading

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Zombie Joe’s Underground Presents Urban Death: Tour of Terror

Located at 4850 Lankershim Blvd in the blackened heart of the NoHo theater district is the Zombie Joe Underground — a cracker box of a theater with no remarkable exterior clues as to what remarkable slices of madness lie within. It’s a … Continue reading

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LALS Ghost Train: Back on Track with Ghoulish Delight

Last October a scary thing happened. The annual Ghost Train built and run by the Los Angeles Live Steamers (LALS) pronounced the popular attraction dead on the tracks and announced it would forever go dark. Many lovers of the playfully … Continue reading

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Fox Horror Rewind: William Castle Would be Proud

Back when I was a kid, before the established MPAA ratings code came into being, ads for horror films would play on TV, mostly during the hours after school when kids would be watching. They made their bread and butter … Continue reading

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Mabel’s Six Feet Under: Guests Check in — Guests Get Lost

Just as we are heading past the Disney parks, the “chick in da box” (GPS) tells us to turn left and then make a right. And I’m wondering where in the hell is this haunt hiding? Finally we arrive at … Continue reading

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Queen Mary Dark Harbor: Screaming on the Grey Ghost

It’s a beautiful, breezy night in Long Beach near the ocean where the Queen Mary is docked. Every once in a while giant columns of flames erupt from two black smoke stacks atop a spooky looking archway and chase the … Continue reading

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Knott’s Scary Farm 45th Anniversary: Let The Good Tombs Roll!

On Sept 21st, the first day of Fall, Knott’s Berry Farm debuted its annual haunt to giddy fans and members of the press. Despite the damage it did to my barking dogs (footsies) by the end of the night, it … Continue reading

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The Original Long Beach Lobster Festival: Treat Yourself

Continuing Sunday, the 21st edition of the Lobster Fest at Rainbow Lagoon on E. Shoreline Drive Long Beach 90802 is the last hurrah of food folderol of the summer down by the Aquarium Of The Pacific . In previous weeks, … Continue reading

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