Thursday, June 30, 2011

So Cal Zombie Walk

Calling all Zombies!!! Come out and support the Southern California Zombie Walk in Hollywood. See the information below.

Date: August 13, 2011

Location: Hollywood, Ca along the world famous Hollywood Blvd, starting on Cherokee Ave.

Meeting Location: Cherokee Ave in the courtyard of the parking structure one building next to the Geisha House restaurant off of Hollywood Blvd.

Meeting Time: Between 5:30pm and 6:15pm

Start Time: 6:30pm after the rules are read

Please be on time so you can hear all the rules of the walk and drop off your donations. If you are late and miss the rules, you will NOT be able to walk.

Bring children's school supplies to donate.

T-shirts, buttons and stickers are also available for a small donation.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Halloween Haunt Application Expectations

So, if you want to know what to expect as a Newbie when you apply for Knott's Scary Farm, here is some information first hand from me and some old-timers. Generally speaking, the first day of hiring would be the first or second Monday of August. That would mean the 1st or 8th of August for 2011. You can always call Knott's and confirm the date. Let's start from the beginning, assuming you've never applied for Haunt. Before you go, make sure you bring your Social Security Card and Government Issued Identification, and remember that you are still going to an interview, so dress appropriately. I forgot my ID my first year and had to go home and come back.

First of all, take Beach Blvd down and through Knott's. Just as you drive under Ghost Rider, you will notice a small building on your right hand side (will likely have a "Hiring" banner.) Find parking in the main lot since it may take more than two hours for the hiring process. You will fill out a standard application which will require previous employment and typical information you find on an application. Turn this in to the office and wait until your name is called. Be aware of the hours and days that you will be required to work because they typically want talent that is available for every night of Haunt. It's a pretty simple process and almost anyone and everyone will be hired. You may also want to start thinking about which maze you want to work in. I'm sure you're thinking that you want to be a Slider in Streets, but obviously, these talented characters have been working Haunt for years and have earned their spots each and every year through auditions. In a later post, you will hear first-hand what some of these characters have gone through over the years and what they've done to develop their characters. Back to the subject; remember that if they do hire you, you will need to be fitted for wardrobe. All in all, the process will take several hours, so just prepare yourself to spend most of your day at Knott's. If you have any questions, please post them. Good Luck!!!

By the way, I prefer Knott's over Universal, especially since I have developed many friendships from that place. The best job I have ever had.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Human Roast House

Human Roast House is a home haunt in the woods streets district of beautiful downtown Riverside, Ca. This year will mark HRH's fourth year, and they have some exciting things up their sleeves. Every year they grow larger and larger advancing closer to the dreams of going pro.

Address: 3980 Bandini Ave, Riverside, Ca, 92506

This is definitely a Haunt that I will be attending and reviewing during the Haunt Season. Check out their face on Facebook under Human Roast House.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Dark Realms

About three years after idescended into the past, Dark Realms, in Brea, Ca, is call my name. I received a call the other night that the crew is getting back together to start the Haunt again. It's been a long wait, but this year is going to be the start of a new beginning. New scare tactics, mind games, and ways to even scare yourself. We have talented characters that will keep you on your toes and wondering what's going to happen next. Well, this is just the beginning, so stay tuned for more updates on Dark Realms....Happy Haunting!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Halloween Horror Nights Auditions

Universal announced this week that the scareactor open call auditions will be held on July 18th and 19th if anyone is interested. No acting experience necessary, just the ability to entertain, scare, listen to direction, and know your surroundings. Have fun with it. If you or anyone you know has auditioned, please post any tips you might have for others.

Good luck to anyone auditioning.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Welcome to the HALLOWSeason Blog that was created to share information on everything Halloween related. The plan is to provide reviews on Halloween Events such as Halloween Haunt, Halloween Horror Nights, and even the smaller venues. I will be using several Special Guest Bloggers that will also review the events and help local Haunters spread the word and allow everyone to attend the best events. Not only will I be reviewing events, but you will be able to read exclusive interviews, receive makeup tips, scare tactics, equipment tips, and even participate in a few giveaways. Just to give you an idea, next month I will interview a few of the well-known Ghost Town Sliders from Knott's Scary Farm to get a some Audition Tips. This will be a constant place to review information to prepare everyone for please stay tuned and if you have any suggestions, I am always open to new ideas.

Happy Haunting!