Los Angeles to Get its First-Ever Halloween Convention and it Comes to You this August

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Southern California haunt fans do we have some great news for you!  Thanks to a GENIEEffect, CreepyLA and Theme Park Adventure, the first-ever Southern California Halloween convention comes to downtown Los Angeles on August 10 and 11, 2013.  The great Los Angeles Area (plus Orange County) has been the home throughout the years of such iconic haunts as Knott’s Scary Farm, Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights and of course who could forgot San Fernando Valley’s own (where we’re based) Spooky House.  Now ScareLA will allow fans to celebrate two full days of industry panels, presentations, hands-on workshops as well as a exhibitor show floor. Also, there will be both sneak-previews and behind the scenes looks at some of 2013’s most eagerly awaited Halloween haunts and events.

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Sinister Pointe Haunted Attraction in Brea to Host Dark Market

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Sinister Pointe Productions 2013
Dark Market Haunted Attraction
Sinister Pointe Productions would like to invite you to our 2nd annual
Dark Market & Haunted Attraction event.
Join Sinister Pointe for an afternoon & evening of the macabre.
SP will feature dozens of vendors selling:
Haunted House Supplies – Masks – Props
Collectibles – Clothing – Jewelry
Oddities – Art – & More.
Plus plenty of food and snacks to feed your hungry bellies!
Dont miss the Sinister Pointe raffle for some great merchandise.

VIP to Conduct Ghost Hunting Boot Camp at Pioneer Cemetery in Sylmar

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The Valley Investigators of the Paranormal (VIP) will conduct a ghost hunting boot camp at the Pioneer Cemetery in Sylmar.

Learn how to conduct your own paranormal investigation using expert equipment. Groups will be lead through a tour of the cemetery and use their skills to pick up sights and sounds from beyond the grave. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a real paranormal investigation!

Pioneer Cemetery was featured on the Biography Channel’s popular show “My Ghost Story, Caught on Camera” last November featuring the “Ghost Girls” who conducted a seance to connect with spirits lurking at the cemetery.

Tickets are available now at http://www.showclix.com/ (search ghosthunting). Adults (over 21) are $50, and sub-adults (13-20) are $25; no one under age 13 will be admitted.

All proceeds will go towards the restoration of the cemetery.

For additional information, please call 818-970-1286

Please visit the Valley Investigators of the Paranormal website or visit them on Facebook

Valley Investigators of the Paranormal Sees Some New Changes

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Valley Investigators of the Paranormal, founded by Erik Vanlier has seen quite a few changes over the past few months.  Erik has stepped aside as team manger, a position that has now been filled by Rob Hernandez.  His girlfriend, Mayte Ruiz is now case manager.  Erik will continue fielding emails and phone calls and will still be responsible for all media inquiries.

As far as their online reach, VIP has seen a steady increase in viewership on Facebook as well as Twitter and now has a new website up at
www.valleyinvestigatorsoftheparanormal.com which features new member profiles as well as a new calendar section that will be more frequently updated.

Finally, VIP has established La Purisima Mission in Lompoc as its home base.  The mission is located in Lompoc, a city where VIP has frequently been investigating.  VIP has more fundraising events set-up at the location as well as at other places in Southern California.  They also have a few exclusive spots lined up where they will be the first group to have conducted an investigation.  Make sure to follow VIP on Facebook.

Check Out the Trailer for NBC’s Upcoming Dracula Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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This Fall the producers of ‘Downtown Abbey’ and the director of ‘The Tudors’ will bring the classic monster to your home on NBC.  The show has the feel of a big-budget movie with its elegant costumes, elaborate sets, and exciting special effects.  If you can’t wait until then, here’s the trailer to give you a little glimpse of what to expect.

“Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“The Tudors”) stars in this provocative new drama as one of the world’s most iconic characters. It’s the late 19th century and the mysterious Dracula (Rhys Meyers) has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. He’s especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which promises to brighten the night — useful for someone who avoids the sun. But he has another reason for his travels: He hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier. Everything seems to be going according to plan… until he becomes infatuated with a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.

Check Out these New Pics and Behind the Scenes Footage from Eli Roth’s Aftershock

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Whether you saw ‘Aftershock’ this weekend or not we have some cool new pictures and BTS footage to give you more or possibly turn you on to seeing the film.   We didn’t get a chance to see it as we were out of town this weekend taking some time off from the world of horror and the paranormal, but it’s one we plan to check out as soon as our busy schedule allows us the chance.  Check out the pics and footage below.. Continue reading

First Trailer and Distribution Info for iPhone Thriller To Jennifer Released

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James Cullen Bressack, the award winning director of the controversial film ‘Hate Crime’ has made a found footage horror/thriller called ‘To Jennifer’ that was filmed entirely on the iPhone 5.  We’re intrigued with the concept and are looking forward to seeing it, but will have to wait until later this year.  Until then we can check out the first trailer and read up on distribution news.

Press Release:

Los Angeles- CA 5/5/13
Today, Psykik Junky Pictures released the first official trailer for their found footage film TO JENNIFER. Written and Directed by award winning Filmmaker James Cullen Bressack, the Horror/Thriller will be available later this year.

Filmed entirely on the Iphone 5, Bressack has gone through great lengths to make the film available specifically on the mobile device.  Thanks to the work of Psykik Junky Pictures and the help and distribution from Apple and Zoovision, The film will be available in it’s entirety as a stand alone App on the itunes marketplace to be downloaded directly to your mobile phone.  The app will not only include the film but also special features, much like a DVD would.  A price point has not yet been set for the app but Bressack promises to keep the cost low.  A Dvd release is also in the works for the film in the future.

“This film was made specifically for the iphone. I am fortunate to have worked with so many amazing people on this project and I think this is a new and unique way to watch a film. This has never been done before and I believe this is a unique new way to distribute a film ,” Bressack states.

To Jennifer stars Chuck Pappas, Jody Barton (Hate Crime), Jessica Cameron (Silent Night), Maria Olsen (Paranormal Activity 3) and James Cullen Bressack and features a cameo from American Mary’s Tristan Risk. The film is being produced by Bressack, Pappas, and Jarret Cohen under the Psykik Junky Pictures umbrella.

Synopsis:
Joey suspects his girlfriend of two years, Jennifer, is cheating on him. He is so convinced that he enlists the help of his cousin Steven to create a Video Diary of his attempt to catch her in the act as well as to document the heartbreak she is putting him through. In an attempt to make her feel guilty, he intends to give this tape to her after catching her in the act.