Monsterpalooza is Coming to Put the Fear in Pasadena


Horror fans will gather in April to experience the spooktacular known as Monsterpalooza

From the Press Release:

After years of massive crowds, the world’s ULTIMATE monster show STOMPS into its NEW LOCATION at the Pasadena Convention Center April 22-24, 2016!

The Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green Street
Pasadena, California 91101

Celebrate the Art of Monsters & Movie Magic at MONSTERPALOOZA!

Since its inaugural event in 2009, MONSTERPALOOZA has become internationally known as the place to be for fans and professionals of film, makeup, special effects, collectible toys, art, haunts, and monsters!

Meet the award-winning masterminds behind some of the greatest creatures ever created for feature films, television, and the haunt industry! Experience over 250 exhibitors selling one of a kind creations from props, makeup, masks, collectibles, toys, art, and much more!

Witness LIVE makeup demonstrations from the best in the business and much more only found at Monsterpalooza!

Enter the world famous Monsterpalooza Museum featuring full-sized creatures, hyper-realistic sculptures, screen-used props and animatronics from your favorite films and theme parks, as well as debuts of new creations from the world’s best special effects studios all in an atmospheric setting!

Each Monsterpalooza event features dozens of special celebrity guests from the worlds of Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy. Past guests have included actors from film franchises such as Alien, Fright Night, An American Werewolf in London, Godzilla, Ed Wood, Night of the Living Dead, Superman, and MANY MORE!

Some of 2016’s Special Guests Include:

  • Doug Bradley – Pinhead from Hellraiser
  • Ashley Laurence – Kirsty Cotton from Hellraiser
  • Haruo Nakajima – Godzilla suit actor from inception to 1972
  • David Naughton – American Werewolf in London
  • Dina Meyer – Starship Troopers, Saw II
  • Tom Savini – Master Makeup Artist, Actor, and Director
  • John Murdy – Universal Halloween Horror Nights
  • Nick Castle – Writer and Director, Original Halloween Michael Myers
  • Linda Blair – The Exorcist
  • Adrienne Barbeau – The Fog, Creepshow, Escape from New York
  • With MANY MORE to be announced!

Over 200 vendors! Special Presentations!! Monsterpalooza Museum!!!

Every year in the Monsterpalooza Theatre, unique panels and presentations are featured all weekend long spotlighting fan favorite films and attractions from the past, present, and future. Featuring the stars, directors, producers, and artists responsible for bringing your worst nightmares to life on the silver screen and beyond!

Monsterpalooza is a fan-friendly event that introduces attendees every year to new eye-popping exhibits, creators and innovators, products, art, and collectibles – You never know who you will bump into on the show floor!

Often imitated butt never duplicated, Monsterpalooza 2016 is the must see event in Southern California! Make sure to get your tickets in advance; you don’t want to miss it!

Social media:
official Monsterpalooza website
Monsterpalooza Facebook

Tickets are $30 a day or $70 for all three days

Hotel Reservations
The Westin Pasadena
191 North Los Robles
Pasadena CA 91101
(1) 626) 792-2727

Join Golden State Haunts and Valley Investigators of the Paranormal for a special dinner/paranormal investigation February 20 at the haunted Cafe Hidalgo and California Hotel in Fullerton, California

The Ultimate Monster Show Returns to Burbank September 18-20,2015


Son of Monsterpalooza is returning to the Marriott Burbank Hotel and Convention Center complete with celebrity guests, presentations, amazing artists, unique vendors and TWO walk through dark galleries!  On Saturday there will also be a costume contests where winners will receive a cash prize!

Scheduled guests include;

Tony Todd – Candy Man, the Crow, Night of the Living Dead, Hatchet

David Naughton – American Werewolf in London

Meg Foster – They Live, 31, masters of the Universe

Juliet Landau – Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Sid Haig- Foxy Brown, Devils Rejects

Bill Johnson – Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

Tom Atkins –Escape from New York, Halloween 3, The Fog

William Forsythe – Dick Tracy, the Devils Rejects, Raising Arizona

Udo Kier – Blade, Flesh for Frankenstein, Shadow of the Vampire

Michael Westmore – Face Off, Academy Award winning makeup artist.

McKenzie Westmore – Actress and host of Face Off.

Harvey Stephens –The Omen

And many more

Saturday Costume Contest!

Son of Monsterpalooza Costume Contest!


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Face Your Fears At ScareLA!


Over a dozen interactive experiences await!

ScareLA is unlike any other event — on top of nearly 200 Halloween and horror themed exhibitors and 100+ hours of programming, we have over a dozen interactive fright experiences and nightmares to confront. So let’s get started!

We’re thrilled to announce the world premiere of APOCALYPSE, the first ever real-time convention zombie infection game! Created by ScareLA in partnership withGantom Lighting and Controls and Reel Guise Cosplay, Apocalypse spans over 100,000 square feet of the ScareLA showfloor, with players interacting with real brain eating zombies, zombie hunters and more for over four hours of gameplay.

The first guests to reserve their spot will be able to play — for FREE! So act fast –CLICK HERE – or we’ll eat your braaaaainzzzzz…


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ScareLA’s lineup revealed!


Panels featuring the monsterminds behind American Horror Story, The Simpsons, and more as well as a Haunted Mansionretrospective announced. Read on:

It’s “big reveal week” here at ScareLA! You can skip ahead and see the lineup on our website here, or keep reading for compelling details.

For starters, we’re excited to return to one of our favorite topics, The Haunted Mansion, with a discussion about the ride’s legendary character, The Hatbox Ghost. On Saturday, August 8, join Tony Baxter (Former Vice President of Creative Development of Walt Disney Imagineering), fan favorite artists Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily, and moderator Doug Barnes from the Season Pass podcast as the discuss the origin of the legend, and why it took over 40 years for him to make it to the attic of Disneyland’s most famous house. For more spooky details read Theme Park Adventure’s announcement of the presentation here.

On Sunday, August 9, ScareLA has collected a lineup straight out of Springfield, as the writers behind The Simpson’s annual Halloween episodes, known as theTreehouse of Horrors, take the stage. Among those joining us are Jay Kogen (“Hungry Are the Damned” and “King Homer”) and Mike Scully (“The HΩmega Man”). More denizens to be announced soon, but Comic Book Guy is already proclaiming, “best panel ever!”

And on Saturday or Sunday (we’re still deciding!), the amazing makeup team that put the Horror in American Horror Story will pay a visit to ScareLA, discussing their favorite character creations over the past four seasons, and offering their own tips on how you can use their techniques for your own Halloween makeup and costumes.

All these, plus 91 Reasons Live!, a look at L.A.’s creepiest cemeteries, and more on the schedule.