The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Unveils the Spirit of CHEF

Embark on a Terrifying Journey through FEAST,

the Newest Maze Aboard the Queen Mary Venturing into Unrevealed Depths of the Ship

Are YOU Ready to be Served?

A new voracious resident spirit has risen from the depths of the Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, Southern California’s most authentically terrifying haunt, opening September 28. Chef and his long-forgotten legend have resurfaced and will be brought to life through FEAST, the new horrific maze onboard the ship venturing into previously unrevealed areas of the Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor. Chef and his carnivorous kitchen staff have resumed their deadly duties, collecting new victims for Chef’s latest recipes. All who dare will swelter with fear as they crawl their way out of Chef’s scorching oven to reach their final destination…Are YOU ready to be served?

For the first time in Dark Harbor history, FEAST will be the 4th maze onboard the legendary vessel. FEAST tells the tale of Chef, a legendary spirit of the historic R.M.S. Queen Mary. As the tale goes, During WWII when the Queen Mary was in service as a troop transport ship, an enlisted military man serving in the ship’s kitchen quickly moved up the ranks to become a highly-decorated Chef.

Unbeknownst to the soldiers traveling aboard, Chef had a dark side. Quietly he would sedate soldiers in the middle of the night to prepare them as ingredients for his latest dishes. Eventually caught, the Chef was thrown into one of his own ovens and cooked alive.

Loyal to their leader Chef’s dutiful kitchen staff sacrificed their lives to become his evil henchmen, burning themselves in the same oven. The spirits of Chef and his evil crew went into hiding aboard the ship for many years. Now, these long-time stowaways have resurfaced to resume their deadly duties of collecting and preparing victims for Chef’s latest concoctions.

FEAST and Chef will make their horrific debut as Dark Harbor returns to the Queen Mary on September 28. Southern California’s most haunted Halloween event will welcome MORE monsters, MORE nights, and MORE mazes than ever before. Offering the most authentically frightening experience available, Dark Harbor tells the truly haunted, historic tales of the Queen Mary. The infamous spirits of Chef, Iron Master, Captain, Samuel the Savage, Graceful Gale, Half-Hatch Henry, Scary Mary, Voodoo Priestess, Ringmaster, plus hundreds of their bloodcurdling henchmen await to tempt your fate.

Live your nightmares aboard the Queen Mary with returning mazes Soulmate and B340. Mazes Circus, Intrepid, Deadrise, and Lullaby also return newly intensified, darker than imaginable, and evermore twisted. With 7 mazes and 13 bars, fire shows, aerialists, sliders, Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch’s Sinister Swings, monster DJs, Voodoo House Bar & Tasting Room, R.I.P. Lounge, and much more, Dark Harbor is a freakishly fun time.

The annual haunt opens its gates on September 28 and continues to scare those who dare on select nights through November 1. General admission ticket prices start at just $20 online, with Fast Fright, VIP Passes, Creepy Cabanas and lodging packages available. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit http://www.queenmary.com/dark-harbor.

 

Chilling Haunts, Exhibits and Attractions Promise to Thrill Fans at ScareLA 2017!

Delivering on its commitment to offer bigger and better scares, ScareLA, the first Halloween convention of its kind will count with a substantial array of curated and unique exhibits showcasing scary goods and services at the Los Angeles Convention Center on August 5-6. Exhibits will include returning favorites Funeral Classics, Characters Unlimited, Reign of Terror, terrifying escape rooms, music and family-friendly activities and an all-new exhibit from Starburns Industries.

Monsters can look forward to:
Funeral classics will be displaying a Jack Pierce/James Whale Frankenstein Prop head at their booth.
Characters Unlimited will be featuring their specialized and affordable designs for life-sized talking characters.
Reign of Terror will have a frightening photo op for all attendees.
60out Escape Rooms, Cross Roads Escape Games, and PuzzleMazement will offer terrifying escape rooms that will test the cleverness and agility of all monsters!
The best in Halloween music, including LA Fear, Nox Arcana – William Piotrowski and The Rhythm Coffin-Monster Rock n’ Roll.
Family-friendly exhibitors including, Broken Oar Productions, featuring “Monster Elementary”, an all-ages comedy adventure graphic novel series created by Nicholas Doan and Caanan Grall.
With many more monstrous exhibits and attractions to raise the Halloween spirit!

For the first time ever at ScareLA, production company, Starburn Industries (“HarmonQuest”, “Great Minds with Dan Harmon”, “Community”) will feature a dedicated booth where they will create a thrilling exhibit that will incorporate the cutting-edge technology that has elevated them to industry leaders, including stop motion and 2G/CG animation.

Tickets for the convention are still available for purchase, but all monsters must act now before quantities die out!

For more information, visit http://www.scarela.com.

 

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About ScareLA:
ScareLA is the world’s first summer Halloween convention. Situated in the entertainment capital of the world, the event celebrates the American scare season traditions and the diverse cultural heritage of the Greater Los Angeles region. Featuring hundreds of specialty vendors, education programming, world-class industry presentations, ScareLA draws thousands of professionals, fans and families from the U.S. and abroad to celebrate Halloween early every summer. ScareLA is one of the fastest growing independent fan conventions in the U.S. addressing a $10 billion Halloween industry worldwide.

Useful Links:
Official Hashtag: #ScareLA
ScareLA Website: http://www.scarela.com
ScareLA’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ScareLAcon/
ScareLA’s Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/scarelosangeles
ScareLA’s Instagram Account: https://www.instagram.com/scarelosangeles
ScareLA’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/scarelosangeles

Celebrating Its 5th Year Anniversary, ScareLA Announces Halfoween Weekend!

An early Halloween treat has arrived! Our Halfoween Weekend sale gives all fans an opportunity to purchase tickets and receive 1/2 OFF General Admission and Fear Freak tickets (using the code HALFOSCARE) to the groundbreaking Halloween convention, this weekend only! As it has done every year, the convention has grown beyond expectations and will include even bigger scares at its new home, The Los Angeles Convention Center.

Since debuting in 2013, ScareLA has captivated audiences by kicking off Halloween early. The show’s unique premise is combining a favorite U.S. tradition, Halloween, with the peak season for fun and travel, the summer. Set in the entertainment capital of the world, the convention is a mecca for horror fans of all ages. Attracting a record 12,000 attendees in 2016, ScareLA has become one of the fastest-growing independent conventions in the U.S. to-date.

“2017 marks a milestone for ScareLA and our fifth year anniversary,” said Lora Ivanova, ScareLA Executive Producer and Founder. “To celebrate this occasion, we are brewing up an incredible mix of entertainment, and preparing for what is sure to be our biggest and best year yet. We are thrilled to welcome fans to our new home at the Los Angeles Convention Center, our city’s premier event venue. We believe our community deserves the very best and we are proud to take our place among the best shows in the country. ”

In 2016 more than 171 million Americans celebrated Halloween. Total spending in the U.S. reached a whopping $8.4 billion, an all-time high in the history of NRF’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights. The survey found that 7 in 10 consumers hand out candy on Halloween, and nearly half decorate their home or dress in costume.

ScareLA’s 2017 theme, “Monsters Come Together,” celebrates diversity, unity and tolerance. Created to bring people together in a celebration of the scary and unusual, the convention aims to build and strengthen community ties across diverse groups, backgrounds and interests.

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For more information, visit http://www.scarela.com

About ScareLA:

ScareLA is the world’s first summer Halloween convention. Situated in the entertainment capital of the world, the event celebrates the American scare season traditions and the diverse cultural heritage of the Greater Los Angeles region. Featuring hundreds of specialty vendors, education programming, world-class industry presentations, ScareLA draws thousands of professionals, fans and families from the U.S. and abroad to celebrate Halloween early every summer. ScareLA is one of the fastest growing independent fan conventions in the U.S. addressing a $10 billion Halloween industry worldwide.

Useful Links:

Official Hashtag: #ScareLA

ScareLA Website: http://www.scarela.com

ScareLA’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ScareLAcon/

ScareLA’s Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/scarelosangeles

ScareLA’s Instagram Account: https://www.instagram.com/scarelosangeles

ScareLA’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/scarelosangeles

Knott’s Scary Farm will feature standalone Skeleton Key Rooms that are separate experiences from the mazes!

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On Sunday, July 31, the creative team of the 44th annual world-renowned event, Knott’s Scary Farm, hosted a special panel at the first annual weekend-long Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival in Long Beach, California. Over 1,000 passionate Scary Farm fans attended the panel where it was revealed that for the first time ever, Knott’s Scary Farm will feature standalone Skeleton Key Rooms that are separate experiences from the mazes when you purchase the Fright Lane with Skeleton Key. The four terrifying new Skeleton Key Rooms will each feature a unique story and theme delivering unparalleled scares, interactive secrets and other blood-curling surprises:

Visions: Guests must bravely investigate the Green Witch Museum in Ghost Town where it is not the building that is eerily haunted, but the mystic items enclosed within. Using a Phantom Finder augmented reality device guests will be able to identify and witness paranormal activity connected to artifacts from the Sarah Marshall Witch Trial.

ZOZO: People from all over the world claim to have been visited by the Ouija demon ZOZO after a spirit board session. Is the demonic entity known as ZOZO real or are spirit boards just a myth?

Slasher: Guests are invited to step into a blood filled 80s’ slasher horror film. The masked Angel Maker Killer is on the loose. Every lead has run cold and that’s when you step into the picture. Will you become his next victim?

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Prey: Navigate a wicked hay maze packed with dead ends while equipped with only a faulty lantern as your guide. You are not alone. Mutant beasts are released to prey upon wandering visitors, the only way out is by facing your worst nightmares.
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Fright Lane with Skeleton Key allows the holder priority access to all mazes plus ONE time access to the four exclusive standalone Skeleton Key Rooms. Separate theme park admission is required and not included.

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The team also revealed that last year’s groundbreaking Paranormal Inc. maze will return to Knott’s Scary Farm this year. Featuring high flying aerial stunts and scares, guests investigate a haunted hospital where the patients were tortured for decades by deranged doctors and nurses. Demonic spirits of the murdered victims have been detected throughout the mysterious halls, while evil medical staff prowl for new patients to torture.

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Knott’s Scary Farm returns for 24 horrifying nights from September 22 – October 31 with a thousand monsters lurking in the fog. Whatever you’re imagining, it’s here…at Knott’s Scary Farm.

Check out our Highlight video from MidSummer Scream!

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Unveils the Spirit of IRON MASTER

All Aboard the New Maze INTREPID
for a Disturbing Journey into the Legend of the Iron Master

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The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor has a new cantankerous resident spirit, Iron Master. His torrid legend is brought to life through Intrepid. The new maze transports guests aboard a steamin’ locomotive, back to the birthplace of the Golden Era of Travel –Scotland’s storied shipyard of Clydebank. Blazing down the Iron Master’s death-defying tracks, guests will bear witness on his cursed journey to save The R.M.S. Queen Mary from her predecessor’s Titanic peril. All who dare will swelter and drip with fear as they traverse and crawl to their final destination: Iron Hell. The Iron Master has crossed oceans of time to reclaim his beloved Queen Mary. How far will you go?

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As the tale is told, Ivan was the ship builder and original iron forger of the majestic R.M.S. Queen Mary. In the early 1930s, Ivan’s shipyard was commissioned by Cunard to build the storied Scottish vessel. Eager to rise to the challenge, he scoured the world in search of a flawless crew and devoted his life to what would be come the most famous shipyard in history. The R.M.S. Queen Mary set sail in 1936 with Captain at the helm and unknowingly, Ivan in the hull.

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One fateful night, a mysterious steam engine rolled into his shipyard rail station and beckoned Ivan. Before he realized it, he had boarded the deadly train and was barreling toward darkness. By the end of the dark journey, he realized he had been transformed into a terrifying creature – part metal, part monster. Over the century, his corpse decaying, Ivan was forced to replace pieces of his rotted flesh with cast iron – the same from which he forged his beloved ship. A slave to his craft in life, so too, would he become in death. Cursed for eternity as protector of the Queen Mary, Ivan is now…Iron Master.

Through the best of storms and worst of wars, the R.M.S. Queen Mary remained the fastest ship on the seas until she was laid in her eternal resting place here in Long Beach. Befittingly dubbed “The Grey Ghost”, she eerily hovers in the harbor, marking her 80th year afloat.

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It is said that the spirit of Ivan – the Iron Master has grown restless and the Ringmaster’s circus freaks have overstayed their welcome. Now more than ever, he is heard banging his iron clad limbs as he trudges the ship’s hull. Called upon by the Captain, Iron Master has disembarked to restore order to the steely shipyard in the dark harbor.

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Twenty-two terrifying nights of Dark Harbor tell the truly haunting tales of Queen Mary, offering the most authentically frightening experience around. The evil eight spirits: Iron Master, Captain, Samuel the Savage, Graceful Gale, Half-Hatch Henry, Scary Mary, Voodoo Priestess, Ringmaster, plus hundreds of their horrific henchmen; await to tempt your fate.

Signature mazes Circus, Lullaby, Deadrise, Soulmate, B340 return to offer glimpses into the ship’s sordid past. Other spirited attractions Hex Paintball Gallery, Panic 4-D, Sideshow, Neverland Ranch’s Sinister Swings, Voodoo House Bar & Tasting Room, R.I.P. Lounge, Big Top Bar, demonic DJ’s and other main stage mayhem make for a freakishly good time.

The annual haunt opens its gates on September 29 and continues to scare those who dare through October 31. General admission ticket prices start at just $20 online, with Fast Fright upgrades, VIP R.I.P. Lounge access, Creepy Cabanarentals, and historic hotel packages available. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit http://www.queenmary.com/dark-harbor.

We Can’t wait to see you Monsters in October at Dark Harbor!

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THE DEADLY 7 EMERGE FROM THE FOG TO UNLEASH HAVOC AT KNOTT’S SCARY FARM

The Green Witch’s Sadistic Crew Is Back To Terrorize The Park At Scary Farm
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The Deadly 7, a sadistic crew of terrifying monsters representing each of the seven deadly sins, return to the fog of Knott’s Scary Farm this year. Together they will prowl the darkest corners of Scary Farm’s midways and scare zones serving their master, The Green Witch.

More hair-raising news will be unveiled for Scary Farm’s 44th season at Midsummer Scream and ScareLA. The world-renowned event features mazes, sinister shows and spectacular interactive experiences. Both events will host exclusive panels featuring the Scary Farm creators and designers.

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Members of the Scary Farm creative team will be featured during Scary Farm
panels at both Midsummer Scream and ScareLA:

The Midsummer Scream presentation will be held on Sunday, July 31, 2016 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PST in the Grand Ballroom

The ScareLA presentation will be held on Saturday, August 6 , 2016 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. PST at the Main Stage

Mid-Summer Scream: Long Beach Convention Center
300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
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ScareLA: Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
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For more information on both events please visit:

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Exclusive Sneak Peek of The 17th Door

Haunting the Tustin MarketPlace this October is a brand new attraction called The 17th Door, a fully immersive haunt that will chill you to the bone and make you SCREAM! We visited the Haunt last evening for a sneak peek of the new haunt… and we were AMAZED. We penned down this haunt in our calendar for the season as a definite must go. Not only the artistry and the amazing scenes impressed us, but also the story of the maze and these haunter’s journey to reach this amazing point of creating their own haunted attraction after years of being haunt fans. Will you join us on this journey through the twisted and terrifying world of The 17th Door? Good!

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We met up with Heather Luther, the co-owner of “The 17Th Door” and she narrated their story as we lurked around the classroom of Gluttire University inside the Haunt. Her and her husband Robbie have been dreaming of making their own Haunt for the last ten years. They always have LOVED Halloween and Haunted Attractions. They would visit Knott’s Scary Farm, Horror Nights, Sinister Pointe and many others every year and they would always be in awe of how amazing it is to be in another world where monsters and fear lives. With every attraction her husband would be inspired by a scare tactic or a wonderful method of fear that he would want to “one day” apply to his own haunt. After years of being fans and dreaming they took the leap of faith this year and they are creating the Haunted Attraction they have always dreamed of creating.

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The 17th Door is a fully immersive and interactive haunted attraction where you you will be lost in their world traveling amongst the 17 doors in the 30 minute experience.

“Sometimes going away to college is an amazing experience, unless you end up at a place like Gluttire University. Paula thought she could start again fresh after high school and escape her past. She believed she could leave it all behind and pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. But what happens at Gluttire between classes isn’t just troubling, its pure evil. In a University like this, dreams only become nightmares and Paula waits to share her’s with you.

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Come walk with Paula for over 30 minutes through The University and its seventeen rooms of psychological terror… A place so sinister that the personal demons of her past take pig form and roam the campus waiting to haunt her. In this decrepit institution, where evil breeds unchecked, go along with Paula as her life falls hard and fast down a spiral of torture: uncontrollable purging, excessive abuse and bodily harm. Try to calm your senses and gather your courage as you progress from room to room because under the disturbed and watchful eye of this monstrous school, each space tests your emotions and endurance more than the last.

If you think you are prepared to enter Paula’s world, then know this: everything inside this realm, which assaults your senses, is real. All you’ll feel on your flesh, the heat and the freezing chill, is real. The putrid odor that invades your nose from the stench of her rotting life is real. Know that when you walk into the frozen locker and are surrounded by the carcasses of her demons, what hangs from those hooks is real. And when you linger in her dorm room, what scurries under your feet and along the walls is real. The question is: can you make it? Can you walk in Paula’s shoes through the dissolution of her life to withstand what’s behind that final door? Or will you want to escape along with her…perhaps even before her? Can you survive this, or will you scream MERCY in order to be escorted out of this nightmare? Are you brave enough to make it through… The 17th Door?”

Each room is highly detailed, immersive and will make you question if you are still in the “real world”. I am extremely excited for this haunted attraction and am very impressed with the amount of artistry in this haunt. If you love haunts this is one NOT TO MISS this year… totally a MUST GO! For you hardcore Scary Farm fans who have not been to visited other haunt other than Halloween Haunt, this maze is like Trapped except with a singular storyline that you are fully caught up in and make you question if YOUR world even existed. Additionally, it is not far from Scary Farm being located within the OC. So all YOU peeps in the OC you got a new haunt coming at ya!

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Some last thoughts about this haunt… as a Haunter and a Haunt fan I am super excited for this haunt and I admire these people at the 17th Door for making their dream a reality. This is an amazing story about people who have a passion for haunts and they make their darkest nightmares a reality! YOU GO 17th Door!!! Knott’s Network, The Fright Zone, and the haunt community of So. Cal. are ready to see your dark creation UNLEASHED!!!!

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Thank you all for reading this write up on The 17th Door, we hope that all you haunt fans pay a visit to this new haunt and check out all the amazing haunts that Southern California has to Offer. We are sure as HELL excited for Haunt Season 2015! Thank you to the 17th Door for inviting us over to your haunt for the sneak peek… it was amazing.

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See You All Soon… IN THE DARK!

-Mary Imagination of  The Fright Zone

17th Door Website

 

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