Fright Dome Kicked Off their 13th Anniversary with a Star-Studded Black Carpet on October 2 in Las Vegas.
Fright Dome took over all five acres of The Adventuredome theme park at Circus Circus and partnered with the Nevada SPCA for the third year to raise awareness for the no kill shelter’s animal rescue efforts in Southern Nevada. Black carpet hostess Shanna Moakler kicked off Fright Dome’s 13th anniversary season with a star-studded lineup.
Haunted Houses included: Insanitarium, Wasterland, SWARM, Slaughterhouse, The Doll House and Killer Clowns 4-D.
Scare Zones included: Containment, Clown Havoc, Freak Show and Extermination 13.
Also in celebration of the Fright Dome's 13th Anniversary the creepy "Friday the 13th 4-D experience", where Jason haunts the grounds of Camp Crystal Lake.
Attendees included: Lance Burton (Magician), Hollywood FX artist Gary J. Tunnicliffe (Gone Girl, Hellraiser, Halloween, Exorcist); Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil; Lead Paranormal Investigator/Executive Producer from Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures” Zak Bagans; Paranormal Investigator/Cameraman from Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures” Aaron Goodwin; GRAMMY Award-Winning Rapper Coolio; Cast of PINUP ; International models Cervena Fox and Annalee Belle; “FaceOff” artist Jasmine Ringo; stars of Discovery Channel’s popular show “Guinea Pig” Ryan Stock and AmberLynn; cast from HISTORY’S hit TV series “Counting Cars”; Circus Circus General Manager Eric Fitzgerald; The Amazing Johnathan (Comedian/Magician), JABBAWOCKEEZ, Cast of "Evil Dead" the Musical, Fright Dome Owner and Creator Jason Egan; local headliners and many more.
Hailed as one of the nation’s scariest haunted attractions for 2014 by Travel Channel and having been featured worldwide for more than a decade in the top five; Fright Dome at Circus Circus is celebrating its 13th Anniversary milestone with its most extreme Halloween season yet.
The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor
Fear lives here at The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor as the torrid history of the haunted ship rises from the deep October 1 - November 1, 2015. In addition to Dark Harbor’s horrific new maze, Lullaby, that tells the tale of the ship’s youngest soul, Scary Mary, the annual fright festival is thrilled to unveil the all-new Anubis Paintball Adventure.
Those who dare will venture into the tombs of Anubis, the Greek Egyptian jackal-headed god of mummification and the afterlife. In Anubis’ underworld, guests will test their skills in an LED 3D paintball battle against the most terrifying gaggle of mummies, monsters and myths.
The brand new Lullaby maze will take guests on a frightening voyage with Dark Harbor’s youngest soul, Scary Mary, who has haunted the Queen Mary ever since her horrific drowning in the poolroom in 1952. Dark Harbor will also welcome the new Side Show of Freaks and Oddities and the Side Show Bar that will bring guests up close into the grotesque world of freaks.
The Ringmaster, The Captain and their band of spirits including Samuel the Savage, Graceful Gale, Half-Hatch Henry and Scary Mary will be joined by over 200 grizzly monsters and ghouls that will be plotting terrifying tricks and treats throughout the season of fear. Dark Harbor’s signature haunts Deadrise, Soulmate, B340, Circus and the Voodoo Village will be wrought with more horrific monsters than ever before.
Dark Harbor brings the true torrid tales of The Queen Mary to life, offering one of the most authentically terrifying experiences available. The annual event runs from October 1 and continues to inflict fear on select dates through November 1. Ticket prices start at just $20 online, with Fast Fright, VIP Passes, and lodging packages available. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.queenmary.com/dark-harbor.
About the Queen Mary
Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary’s signature restaurants include the award-winning Sir Winston’s and Chelsea Chowder House & Bar as well as a weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon. History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum and Glory Days tour, guests of all ages love the Ghosts and Legends show, and the ship is currently featuring the renowned Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit and Tea Room. The Queen Mary features 80,000 square feet of event space in 17 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a tri-level, 45,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 346 staterooms including nine full suites. For more information or for reservations, see www.queenmary.com or call (800) 437-2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.
Global Gaming Expo’s Casino Entertainment Awards
Longtime Las Vegas magicians Penn & Teller are the casino industry's entertainers of the year. The duo that performs at the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino were among the winners of the Global Gaming Expo's Entertainment Awards held on Wednesday, September 30 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.The awards were presented during the American Gaming Association's annual trade show.
Comedian Jerry Lewis and the director of The Colosseum at Caesars Palace H.C. Rowe won the industry's lifetime entertainment achievement awards.
The industry's choice for musical artist and comedian of the year were Little River Band and Ron White, respectively.
The Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York won for its showroom and the Casino del Sol in Arizona was recognized for its amphitheater.
Also in attendance were entertainer Charo and Pia Zadora.
Presented by G2E and the American Gaming Association (AGA), the Casino Entertainment Awards are the only awards exclusively honoring outstanding artists, executives and venues in the casino entertainment industry. The Casino Entertainment Legend Awards recognize lifetime achievement in the casino entertainment industry.
2015 Knott's Scary Farm Opening
The 43rd annual world renowned event, Knott’s Scary Farm, returned for 24 horrifying nights September 24 – October 31.
New mazez included “PARANORMAL, INC”, a haunted hospital, “The Dead of Winter” maze where the chilling Snow Queen resides, “My Bloody Clementine”, ride through the Calico Mine where Clementine and her father were brutally murdered centuries ago.
Returning mazes included : Gunslinger's Grave, Black Magic, Pinocchio Unstrung, Forevermore, The Tooth Fairy, Voodoo, and Trick or Treat.
Other attractions included: Infected – Patient Zero, Elvira, the legendary Mistress of the Dark, 160 Acres of Scare Zones, The Hanging: Straight out of Calico, and Fiesta de los Muertos.
Knott’s Berry Farm’s 43rd season of Halloween haunting will last 24 nights from September 24 through October 31.
Hours are 7pm to 1am on weeknights and Sundays, 7pm to 2am on Fridays and Saturdays.
2015 Catalina Island Film Festival
Billy Zane (Titanic, The Phantom, Twin Peaks) received the Maverick Award and Director F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton, The Italian Job, Friday) received the Stanley Kramer Social Artist Award. attending the 2015 Catalina Island Film Festival on Friday, September 25th at the Avalon Theater.
Additional honorees included:
Mena Suvari (American Beauty, American Pie) with the Avalon Award.
Inaugural recipient of the Soundtrack of Our Lives Award, legendary songwriter Diane Warren.
Lucas Till (X-Men: Apocalypse, Bravetown) with the Crest Award.
A special tribute to Wes Craven featuring Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street).
Kristin Davis (Sex & the City, Couples Retreat) received the Conservation Activist Award.
About Catalina Film Festival
Catalina Film Festival is an annual celebration of film on the only West Coast resort island, where blue water and coastal breezes provide the perfect backdrop for films, parties, panels and networking just 26 miles off the coast of Los Angeles. CFF’s beneficiary is the Catalina Island Conservatory. For additional information, visit www.CatalinaFilm.org.