GREAT news for those of you who live in Southern California. "Creature Features" is re-opening it's brick and mortar store in Burbank after an absence of 10 years. News thanks to Steve at Hollywood Gothique.
The grand reopening will be this Saturday, November 23rd, from 11 am to 6 pm.
A truly impressive, professional quality home yard haunt in Woodland Hills, CA. They've been decorating their home since 2007, but this is the first opportunity I've had to see it. Amazing production, the show is run by a show control system. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_House_at_Haunted_Hill
A wonderful night at the Egyptian Theatre, a screening of Trick 'r Treat with Questions and Answers afterwards with some of the cast, director, and producer.
The courtyard of the Egyptian Theater was decorated with jack o'lanterns, ghosts, bales of hay, and lots of lights. It was beautiful. There was fog, it was highly atmospheric. There was candy, there were suckers in the same shape as Sam carried. Everything, including the tickets were free.
After the film, there was a very short Q & A session, and a cake presented to Michael Dougherty as it was his birthday. Then Sam came out to give Michael a birthday card. The card requested a sequel, and the wish was granted. We can expect a sequel to "Trick 'r Treat". http://www.legendary.com/news/trick-r-treat-sequel-announced
Each person attending was given a limited edition LARGE Trick 'r Treat poster in a very heavy cardboard tube. We had taken the subway to get there, so I was grateful for the tube, it kept the poster safe from damage on the subway. What a great night. If you were unable to attend, I hope you were able to watch the event live online.
I didn't get a Sam sucker, but I did get some candy. There was a Reese's peanut butter cup in the bag. I've never had one before, and tried it. I didn't know that it was in a cardboard cup and accidentally chewed the cup in my mouth before I realized... Always check your candy.