Dracula on stage

Location: Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Final Performances: Friday & Saturday, October 15 & 16 at 8pm
Description: With Halloween just around the corner, why not pop over to the Westchester Playhouse for the final performances of the Kentwood Players production of Dracula, the classic vampire play dramatized by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston? The play is billed as "fun for the whole family, suitable for ages 10 and up." The production's official description reads thus: "Dracula is a chilling and spooky tale about a bizarre illness fallen upon Lucy Seward, daughter to Dr. Seward, owner of an English Sanatorium in the early 1900s. Dr. Seward and Lucy's fiancé, Jonathan Harker, call in the help of Professor Van Helsing, an expert in the macabre. Their search for answers leads them deeper and deeper into the terrors of the unknown and the unthinkable. Could a vampire be the answer to this chilling mystery?"

Ticets are $18. There is a $2-discount for students, seniors, and servicemen.

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Awesome Line-up of Halloween Events This Weekend!

A vast variety of Halloween events are opening in Los Angeles on the weekend of Friday, October 5, 2010, and if you don't start now you are likely to miss much of hauntingly horrible fun. Hence, we have gathered together in one convenient place, a list of exciting attractions now available to you, including Reign of Terror, Heritage Haunt, Nightmare at Scareview Farms, 13 Nights of Terror, Haunted Midnights, the 4th Annual Haunted Hollywood Scavenger Hunt, and many more! If haunted houses aren't your bag of bones, you can check out the opening of the Horrorwood Art Exhibition, visit Creation's Weekend of Horrors or the final weekend of Screamfest, or attend the last two performances of Dracula at the Westcherster Playhouse. Details below the fold...

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Hammer Horror Double Bill: Horror of Dracula & Curse of the Werewolf

Location: The Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90403-1710
Description: As part of their Halloween horror season screenings, the American Cinematheque presents this double bill of horror classic produced by England's Hammer Fillms. Hammer re-established horror as a profitable genre after a decade of sci-fi flicks; unlike the Universal classics of the 1940s, however, Hammer presented their horrors in vivid color, to make the red blood all the more noticeable. Seen today, the gore seems tame, but the craftsmanship remains impressive, and the films retain their aura of excitement.

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A Monstrous Centennial: Universal's Legacy of Horror

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the Halloween season with this tribute to the 100th Anniversary of Universal Studios, the production company that launched the first great wave of Hollywood horror movies back in the 1930s, with Dracula, Frankenstein & more.

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