Knott’s Scary Farm Hosts ‘Elvira Look-A-Like Contest’

What better way to celebrate the Queen of Halloween than to summon all of her darkest dames? On Saturday, October 15th, Knott’s Scary Farm hosted a competition to find the BEST Elvira doppelgänger. After the night’s first performance of Elvira’s “Danse Macabre,” show, dozens of women (and men) came onstage…

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The Black Dahlia Was Here: A tour of L.A.’s most infamous unsolved murder

It has been nearly 70 years since the naked, severed body of Elizabeth Short was found in a vacant Los Angeles [...]

Amnesiacs, hoaxes, and homicide cover-ups at the La Brea Tar Pits

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The Gay Ghosts of Los Angeles

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The Strange Case of Victor Kilian and the Ghost of the Chinese Theatre

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The Real-Life WEEKEND AT BERNIE’S! Did Errol Flynn Steal John Barrymore’s Corpse To Party With It?

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Creature Features In Burbank Pays Tribute To The Great Bernie Wrightson

Growing up, I was always a huge Stephen King fan. One of the earliest films I remember seeing on TV was SILVER BULLET, and as a budding young horror fan that was attempting to expand upon my vernacular, I tried to track down whatever King books I could find at the local book store, even […] Read more

The Jigsaw Ghost of Marion Parker

Los Angeles has had its share of gruesome killings: the severing of the Black Dahlia, Manson family mass murders, and […] Read more

The Doomed Aviator Haunting the Universal Studios Backlot

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The Michael Jackson “Thriller” Tour of Los Angeles

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