This Weekend, Midsummer Scream, the World’s Largest Halloween and Horror Convention, Combines Frights, Films and Fun in Long Beach
Midsummer Scream Offers a Massive Array of Haunts, Panels, Appearances, Live Entertainment and Games in a Not-to-Be-Missed Weekend That Kicks Off the Halloween Season
LONG BEACH, Calif. (July 25, 2023) – The Halloween season officially gets underway this weekend as Midsummer Scream comes to the Long Beach Convention Center — the world’s largest Halloween and horror convention that this year offers a massive array of entertainment options.
Single and multi-day passes are on sale now at www.MidsummerScream.org.
At the core of Midsummer Scream is the Hall of Shadows, an incredible experience that brings together local and regional creators of some of the best haunted attractions in the world, giving Midsummer Scream guests an thrillingly, chillingly immersive experience unlike any other.
This year, Midsummer Scream also goes behind the scenes of some of the most iconic names in horror with unique panels that explore the creation of Disney’s Haunted Mansion film, and the origins, future and legacy of Lionsgate’s Saw films.
Moreover, Lionsgate will present a Saw experience on the Midsummer Scream show floor — and guests will also scream along with The Boogeyman, which will offer a special Midsummer Scream experience.
Halloween fans eager for this season’s biggest haunts will learn what’s in store through special presentations and panels from Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights, Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest, and Thirteenth Floor Entertainment.
A curated short-film festival of terror is also available in The Screaming Room, presented by HorrorBuzz, while the Black Cat Lounge offers a feline-focused way to take a break from the action with adorable cats and kittens available for adoption.
“This sixth year for Midsummer Scream is truly the best yet, as we showcase the full range of Halloween and horror—from the big screen to local haunts to the best of horror-themed games of all sort,” said David Markland, co-founder and executive irector of Midsummer Scream. “There is going to be something to do literally every minute from the moment we open our doos at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 28.”
A full, up-to-the-minute schedule for Midsummer Scream can be found at the Midsummer Scream app, available for iOS and Android at: https://midsummerscream.org/midsummer-scream-app/.
Some highlights of the schedule are included below, including presentations taking place in the Grand Ballroom presented by the Halloween Shirt Company. But remember—it’s only a sampling of what’s in store at Midsummer Scream!
ALL THREE DAYS
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ONLY
FRIDAY, JULY 28
Midsummer Scream Hours 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
SATURDAY, JULY 29
Midsummer Scream Hours 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
SUNDAY, JULY 30
Midsummer Scream Hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Now in its sixth year, the annual MIDSUMMER SCREAM hosts more than 40,000 Halloween and Horror fans at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. Single-day passes range from $35 for adult admission to $140 for a three-day VIP “Gold Bat” pass. Children under 10 are free with an accompanying adult. More information on passes to MIDSUMMER SCREAM, plus full details on the show schedule and area accommodations, can be found at www.MidsummerScream.org.