Hollywood Fringe 2019: Creators Set Immersive Expectations for Each Show

It’s back! That special time of year when immersive audiences are treated to a month-long deluge of new works running the gamut of every tone and style imaginable. Whether you crave emotionally intense one-on-one encounters in a private space, mystery and intrigue on the streets of Los Angeles, or a relaxed evening at the theater […]

The Hollywood Fringe Festival 2019 – Staff Picks and Recommendations

Hollywood Fringe Festival It's that time of year again where Theater takes over the streets of Hollywood. The Hollywood Fringe Festival is back with a whole new slate of shows ranging from Immersive Horror to Serious Dramas to Campy Musicals. We are here to help you sort through the hundreds of listings with those shows [...]

Blackout’s Josh Randall Teaches Us About Physical Touch In Immersive Theater

At Midsummer Scream, Josh Randall, co-creator of Blackout, sat down to teach his first ever class on the use of touch in extreme haunts. Below are key points from that class, lessons from Blackout’s past, and a description of the basic tenets of safety they use. While this is not applicable to all experiences and […]

Monstrously Fun: The Los Angeles Krampuslauf

Special thanks to Paul Koudounaris, for the featured image.   Although Christmas in the United States is traditionally merry and bright, recent years have seen a rebirth of some of the darker traditions spread around Europe, the best known being Krampus. Los Angeles has become home to a thriving community of Krampus enthusiasts, who celebrate […]

What’s in a Name – How Immersive Theater & Horror Companies Were Named

Names are powerful.  They are our doorway to a company. They are a handshake, a first impression. They connect us to their brand, informing us of what we should expect. They have the power to build a long-lasting relationship or turn away a potential customer. But often times more important than the name itself is [...]

Happy Horror-days from Seasons Screamings: Dark Holiday Pop-up!

On December 1, 2018, the team behind the summer Halloween convention Midsummer Scream hosted their first holiday pop-up event at Sweet! Hollywood. Seasons Screamings featured a carefully selected list of artists from Midsummer Scream, an appearance by Cassandra Peterson (the iconic Elvira), photo ops with Krampus and Danielle Bradford as Santa Elvira, and even a […]

Los Angeles Halloween Season 2018 Haunt Guide

Los Angeles' Haunt community is growing larger every year. We have become known as one of the world's best Halloween destinations due to the impressive array of events popping up left and right.  To help you make the most out of your haunt season, we have put together a Halloween Haunt Guide. Below you will [...]

ScareLA 2018 – A Video Walkthrough of the Haunted House Scare Floor

Below is a walk-thru of several haunts presented at ScareLA in 2018. Special thanks to Kevin Hsu for filming the panel, and to Jon Kobryn for editing it.   In the unsettling darkness, a cobweb brushes your shoulder. Is that something crawling on your neck? The darkness abates just enough to highlight the skeletons of those who [...]

ScareLA 2018 – Transitioning From Horror to Haunt Panel – Ft. Blackout and CreepLA

Below is the full panel, From Horror to Haunt: Transitioning from Screen to Immersive Entertainment, presented at ScareLA in 2018. Special thanks to Kevin Hsu for filming the panel, and Jon Kobryn for editing it.   Join panelists Gypsy Taylor (Creative Director; Costume Designer, Castle Rock Experience), Holly Lander (Art Designer, Castle Rock Experience), Daniel Montgomery (Artistic [...]
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