Halloween came early to the Los Angeles area this year, with ScareLA! ScareLA marking its fourth year run with this year’s theme “Season of the Witch,” hosted by the Queen of Halloween herself, Elvira Mistress of the Dark! ScareLA was founded in 2013 and is the first convention dedicated to celebrating everything Halloween in the Los Angeles area. ScareLA combines top talent with with a unique twist! Haunt enthusiasts and creative professionals bring spooktacular panels, workshops, attractions, to life!
ScareLA is a unique venue offering so much to Halloween enthusiasts and iHorror was right in the middle of the madness! This year Elvira served as the official host casting a magical spell over the event, and that was just the beginning. Other guests attending were Robert Murkus (House of 1000 Corpses), Philip Friedman (Insidious), and the beautiful Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) were not only available for autographs and signings, each offered unique one-on-one time with fans!
ScareLA really outdid themselves this year! My favorite attraction was a mini maze, Blood Offering: Legend of The Iron Witch. The theme of the maze was to save your soul before hell captures it. This maze was something that I had never experienced before, with its pitch black hallways, a priest and demon nuns grabbing on their guests as they walked through, terrifying. The interaction was incredible and is exactly what set it apart from other mazes, it was a hell of a ride!
Founded in 2001, The Screamfest Horror Film Festival is an organization that supports the development of independent filmmakers of the Horror genre. The festival will run a total of ten days, providing the foundation for emerging writers and directors to show off their product not only to the industry but the public horror community. ScreamFest will run from October 18th-27th, and was on hand at ScareLA to answer any sinister questions that haunt enthusiasts had.
Sadly the event ended as fast as it started. Soon we will bear witness to the falling of rusty colored leaves, the fresh cool breeze, and the smell of pumpkin spice, our Halloween season will be starting. I do ponder as to what ScareLA will have in store for us next year? I am sure we will not be disappointed, until next time, stay spooky!
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