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Celebrate Gay Pride Month with Pride Or Die horror-themed speakeasy

Horror in Color, a community for marginalized voices in horror, has announced a popup event celebrating Gay Pride Month in June. Pride or Die, a horror-themed speakeasy, will take place at Iced Above, a snack shop in Whittier (located near locations used in Hocus Pocus and True Blood). The event will include “scaryoke,” a special menu of snacks and (non-alcoholic) drinks such as Piña Panic and Neon Nightmare (pictured at top), limited edition merchandise, and guest appearances.

Pride or Die is schedule on June 19, June 18 from 5pm to 9:30pm. Iced Above is located at 6745 Greenleaf Avenue in Whittier, 90601. The phone number is (562) 360-1153.

Horror in Color bills itself as an intersectional community, celebrating diversity and equality in the horror genre, including LGBTQIA+, women, People of Color, people with disabilities, and allies.

For more information, check out the press release below, or visit Horror in Color’s webpage for the event.

Pride or Die: Where Horror Meets LGBTQ+ Pride

Diversity platform Horror in Color is collaborating with SoCal snack-shop Iced Above for a Horror-themed PRIDE event unlike any other. Horror in Color is recognizing every intersection of their community this summer with Pride or Die, a Horror-themed event celebrating LGBTQIA+ identity. On Saturday, June 19th June 18th from 5pm-9:30pm, this Latinx-owned platform will be taking over viral snack-shop Iced Above in Uptown Whittier, CA (just blocks from filming locations of movies like Hocus Pocus and tv shows like True Blood.)

Guests will be treated to live Scaryoke, an exclusive menu of snacks and drinks like the Neon Nightmare, limited-edition merchandise and art, and special appearance from Director Gigi Guerrero and Drag Queen Jerrica – all in a nightmare-fueled speakeasy. Funds will be raised for local counseling services for LGBTQIA+ youth via Colors Youth.

The most important part is you! Bring your Pride or Die, whether it be your friends, significant other, or family who you can be proud to enjoy Horror with everyday. Guests can visit HorrorinColor.com/PrideorDie for more information.

Started in 2017, Iced Above is a booming viral snack shop famous for its speakeasy venue and delectably creative concoctions. Home of the original Michelada Paleta, Iced Above has drawn international attention with coverage on sites like Mitu and Foodbeast. Their signature blend of culture, creativity, and aesthetic continues to draw in fans to their Whittier location. 

Horror in Color is a growing platform painting the Horror genre with colors of intersectional diversity, inclusion, and equity. Last year, they launched a virtual event series aimed at making the genre accessible to all, especially women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, and allies. Horror in Color’s roster of guests have ranged from American Horror Story star Angelica Ross to Baketopia celebrity judge Timbo Sullivan.

UpdateThe date of the event has been changed from June 19 to June 18.

Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.