In just it's 3rd year, Midsummer Scream has taken it's place as one of the most organized, fun, stress free and amazing conventions of the year. Last weekend we were on-hand all weekend to check out all of the amazing panels, the Hall of Shadows and just a fun time with all our haunted friends.
Let's head into the fog ...
Written by Gregg Condon
Welcome to Midsummer Scream 2018!!!
First up was the Knott's Scary Farm panel where they talked a lot about their process and announced an all new scare zone Forsaken Lake
The Hall of Shadows was bigger and better than ever
We can't wait to check out these full events in October!!
No Midsummer Scream would be complete without a visit to the Black Cat Lounge
Six Flags Panel where the monsters came out to play
Girls, Girls, Girls!!!
Queen Mary Dark Harbor Panel is always one of the highlights of the weekend
Nice photo-bomb Big Mike!!
An all new panel this year from Warner Brothers and their Horror Made Here event
The excitement for this event is palpable, the room was very full for a first year panel
We also had a chance to talk with Jon Braver from Delusion
The last panel of Midsummer Scream was a unification of Halloween Horror Nights on both coasts. No big announcements, but the 90 minute chat was amazing!!
Had a great time talking with John, Chris and Michael where we talked about non-IP mazes, non-existent fights and kick ass shoes.
A behind the scenes look at how the magic happens.
Thanks Midsummer Scream for another amazing year, already counting down the days until next year.
We go to a LOT of Halloween events. This is, without a doubt the busiest time of year for us when it comes to events that we cover.
So it takes a LOT to impress us sometimes, it's just the nature of the season. But Saturday night we had our first visit ever to the Ghost Train at Griffith Park and it's easily one of our favorite events of the year so far.
Photo's by Coastermatt
Video and Words by Gregg Condon
Before we get started we wanted to give you some info on the Ghost Train. You can find all the information about the event here. It's strictly run by volunteers and it is a $15 donation. But it's TOTALLY worth it. You can read more about where the donations go and the causes they support on their website.
The event is also a family event, so don't go in expecting to get scared, but do go in expecting to have a tremendous amount of fun on the ride which is about 25 minutes long.
Our suggestion, get to the event early or towards the end of the evening, it get's busy. And there are families who know how to do this event. We saw people with folding chairs waiting in the line eager to do the ghost train.
We'll start off with our video of the train ride, which even with cutting down a few things is about 18 minutes long. We also had to cut out a couple of songs due to copyright but hopefully it's not TOO noticeable. ;)
The entrance to the Ghost Train
The loading area, very well done and starts the fun off with a great little song.
Get off my lawn!!!
Feed me Seymour!!
Awesome graveyard scene near the load/unload. You get to pass by this twice.
Dead Men Tell No Tales
Dia De Los Muertos
Lots of great lighting, which is no surprise as this is the same group that does the lighting at ScareLA.
Clever play on words ...
Awesome Tesla Coil!!
Blocks should say "Creepy Bear".
Clowns selling fireworks, always a good idea
Hi everybody, can you pick me up on your way back around? I've been here awhile
Is it just us or does the guy in the picture look like Neil Patrick Harris?
There's only 2 weekends left to experience the awesomeness that is the Ghost Train, so be sure you head out to Griffith Park and have a great time. You won't be disappointed. Grab your kids, nieces/nephews, brothers/sisters, whoever.
Just remember, this is a family event, so go expecting to have a great time, don't go in expecting to get scared. But it's definitely a can't miss event. We can't wait to go back next year!!