Creepy Calendar: October 11-17

Selected events for the Creepy connoisseur…

Bat Boy: The Musical Opens Thursday, Oct. 11th at 8 PM. Runs through Oct. 28th. Thurs-Sat. at 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM. Special Halloween night show at 7 PM. Glendale College Studio Theatre 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. Tickets $12; or $8 for select shows at Gold Star Events.

Weekly World News‘s favorite undead cover stud, Batboy, gets his own musical. A friend to world leaders and superstars of all magnitudes, he’s your average misunderstood camera moth who just wants to be loved, is that so wrong?

Screamfest Horror Film Festival Friday Oct. 12th-21st at Grauman’s Chinese Mann 6, Hollywood. Festival pass, $311.50; individual tickets, $11.50-$13.50; plus a couple free screenings. This horror/sci-fi film festival is aimed at showcasing filmmakers and writers to monsters people in the industry.

The Search for the Next Elvira Premieres Saturday, Oct. 13th at midnight on the new Fox Reality Channel. Hmm, Fox, eh? Is Ann Coulter going to be one of the judges? (Elvira gave us some details last week.) Also, the Mistress of the Dark hosts Something Wicked at Out of the Closet, Thursday night at 7:30 PM.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery Tour Sunday, Oct. 14th at noon. 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Admission $10, tour lasts 2 hours. Johnny Ramone? Got him. Mel Blanc? Check. Jayne Mansfield? Yep. Cecil B. Demille? Uh-huh…

Creepy art exhibits, theater and more after the jump…

Last chance: Self Indulgent Werewolf – Paintings and sculpture by Tom Neely, Black Maria Gallery 3137 Glendale Blvd, Atwater Village. Closes Monday Oct. 15th. In three separate series, an everyman physically transforms from a meek figure into a powerful beast. Check out one of the best galleries on the Eastside at Art Crawl X this weekend.

Bop Pills Exhibition by Gris Grimley. Opening reception Sat. Oct. 13 at 8 PM. Van Eaton Galleries 13613 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks. Fed up wih the medical industrial complex? Then this art’s for you. Being huge Crammps fans, we won’t miss this exhibition and sale of work named after their chilling song. The artist will be signing copies of his new book, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Hollywood Hell House Thu.-Sat. through Oct. 27th. 385 N. La Cienega, WeHo. Tickets $22.50 . Gold Star had a few $15 tickets at the time of this post. Yeah, it’s hilariously twisted for us debauched left-coast hedonists, but it’s based on actual scripts written by Texan fundamentalists. If you don’t want those nuts in charge, y’all best vote– oh, that’s right, they ARE in charge. Anyway, it features horrifying “lessons” on why it’s not cool to be queer, have an abortion or rape someone you just met. (Obviously they’ve never been to LA and don’t know what real fun is.) Last year it featured certifiably hellward-bound performers like Bill Maher, Sarah Silverman and Andy Richter.

The Love Talker Fri. & Sat. at 8 PM, Sun. at 5 PM, through Nov. 17th, Hub Theater, North Hollywood. No performances 10/14 & 11/4. Tickets $20 at Plays 411, or $10 at Gold Star Events. A sensual ghost story.

Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat” Fri. & Sat. at 8:30 PM through Oct. 27th. Tickets $12. At Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre, North Hollywood. Poe, performed live. What else needs to be said?

Goblin Market Thu.-Sat. at 8:00 PM, Sun. at 2:00 PM, through October 20th at GTC Burbank. Tickets $20; or $13.50 at Gold Star. Two sisters relive the haunting memories of their youth. Recommended by LA Times, LA Weekly, and Backstage West.


Halloween Horror Nights Universal Studios Hollywood. This year’s theme features Faces of Horror – Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Dick Cheney and Michael Meyers. Enjoy a ride on Jurassic Park with the lights out while you’re there. $29 and up.

Knott’s Berry Farm 35th Annual Halloween Haunt Knott’s professional “scare-masters” have transformed the park into Knott’s Scary Farm. The original, in-your-face, live Halloween experience. Tickets $46 pre-sale, $51 at gate. Check their site for discounts.

Magic Mountain Fright Fest Mazes and zombies, yes, but the scariest thing is riding the huge Colossus roller coaster backwards. Admission $60 at gate, $30 online. Details on their site.

Disneyland’s Halloween Time Mickey Inc. promises spook-tacular attractions, entertainment, decorations, food and, of course, mountains of merchandise manufactured in far off lands. Tickets $29 and up.


Ghost Train in Travel Town Griffith Park, Los Angeles

Malice in Wonderland Burbank

The Witch’s Castle Studio City

Old Town Haunt Pasadena

Queen Mary’s Shipwreck Long Beach

Fearplex Pomona Fairplex

Spooky House Chatsworth.

House on Haunted Hill Woodland Hills

Haunts USA Halloween Haunt Woodland Hills

Fright Fair Haunted House & Halloween Harvest Festival Woodland Hills

Whitecliff Road Haunted Manor Thousand Oaks

Seaside Haunt Ventura