Hollywood Gothique wants to give a big shout-out to Dan Cziraky for help with updating our calendar section. Thanks to Dan, Hollywood Gothique’s calendar of events is closer to being complete than it has ever been in the month of October. It’s not impossibly hard to keep track of the major Halloween theme parks and and other Halloween haunts in Los Angeles, but there is so much more that is easy to overlook, especially in terms of live theatrical performances.
Sure, the Wicked Lit Halloween Theatre Festival, Drama After Dark: An Evening of the Macabre with Poe and Gorey, and the Urban Death Tour of Terror Haunted Theatre are perennials we could never forget, but myriad other seasonal plays arise every October, like an army of the living dead whose numbers are overwhelmingly large. To city only a fraction, currently playing or opening soon are:
- Absolutely Halloween at the Santa Monica Playhouse
- Creep LA: Lore at the Magic Box LA
- Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin at a secret warehouse in Los Angeles
- Night of the Living Dead at the Archway Theatre
- Tales from the Crypt Theatre of Mystery at the Bob Baker Marionette Theatre
- Voices in Your Head (an adaptation of The Shining) at Kinetic Theory Theatre
- X-Files: Unclassified at the Impro Studio
- The Woman in Black at the Belfry Theatre
We have never seen any of these, so we can offer no recommendations; however, Kaidan Project looks very interesting – an 80-minute, immersive theatrical experience along the lines of Delusion: A Haunted Play but with a J-Horror sensibility.