Happy Halloween! If you need a little last minute Halloween costume & decor inspiration, check out these pics from when Dapper Cadaver hosted the Set Decorator Society of America’s general membership meeting earlier this month. Members enjoyed New Orleans-themed cocktails from Mr. Bartender and food by Little Jewel of New Orleans. Congratulations to the costume contest winners: Ron Franco (Set Decorator of Goliath, True Blood & Heroes), Laura Richarz (Set Decorator of Bunk’d, True Blood & Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and Corri Levelle (Owner of Sandy Rose Floral). Much thanks to business members who sponsored this event: Placed4Success (liquor sponsor), LA Party Rentals (tables & party rentals), Aah Inspiring Balloons (balloon lights) & Sandy Rose Floral (floral arrangements). We truly enjoy being members of the Set Decorator’s Society of America.
Ron Franco – costume contest winner
Laura Richarz – costume contest runner-up
Corri Levelle – costume contest runner-up
Phil Hoffman & Shirley Starks conducting the meeting.
Members with Papa Guede prop by Dapper Cadaver
BJ Winslow and Dapper Cadaver staffers in photo op area.
There’s so much to do this weekend for the horror fan in Los Angeles!
At the Hive Gallery downtown, see the opening of their Krampus & Klowns show on Saturday night with art by over 80 artists. $5 at the door or free for Klowns!
At the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, take a lantern-light guided tour of their exquisite mummy exhibit by Dr. Paul Koudounaris on either Saturday or Sunday night. With dinner and drinks, too. The Marvelous Dead and Darkness Tour, indeed.
Plus, indie film lovers can beat the heat at Dances with Films this weekend. There are so many intriguing flicks for the horror fan here, including 20 Matches, a horror short shot entirely by match light.
Join us this year at Transworld booth #930 for exclusive show only items, special raffle prizes and more! We are bringing more products than ever. Stop by to check out show only deals and what we can do for you. Dapper Cadaver staff are excited to discuss your haunt needs in person!
On Friday the 13th, wonder at the cabinets of curiosities and Wunderkammer-inspired art by top artists on display at LA’s best horror prop house Dapper Cadaver. Tour Dapper Cadaver’s new expanded facilities and celebrate the launch of their collection of natural history-inspired props: Creatures & Cultures. Immortalize the moment with friends and your favorite oddity in the photobooth or just snap a selfie with a skeleton. Free shot glass with purchase over $10. Beer & wine bar by Bar One Catering. Delicious delicacies by Portos Bakery. Tunes by Jack Strauss of MYTH Masque. Victorian dress is encouraged but not required. Free admission.
Participating Artists Include:
Auriana Lynn Borealis
The Wunderkammer art and cabinets of curiosities will remain on display through March 13th.
Dapper Cadaver / Creatures & Cultures is located at 7648 San Fernando Rd., Sun Valley, CA 91352. The show will be from 8pm to 11pm. RSVP on Eventbrite or Facebook. Thank you in advance for your RSVP!
Here’s an event to definitely check out in LA! Our friends at Cinefamily are hosting an event with macabre artist Clive Barker entitled “Show & Tell with Clive Barker” this Thursday, October 16th. This also includes an exhibit on the Cinefamily back patio with centerpieces from the artists collection, “The Dream Diaries.”
Check out some pieces from the artist’s amazing collection!
The gallery will also be open during their Nightbreed: Director’s Cut encores with guests producer Mark Alan Miller and editor Andrew Furtado.
Watch the trailer for Nightbreed here:
Click here for more information on the events and to purchase tickets.
Screamfest Horror Film Festival is this week! Dapper Cadaver will be sponsoring the event and supplying props for the photo booth as well as on the red carpet. The event runs from today, Tuesday October 14-October 23rd. Check out the schedule and buy your passes here!
Don’t miss John Carpenters demonic auto possessed horror classic, ‘Christine’, screening at Pershing Square.
As we prepare for our busy fall season, we also prepare for an extra eerie Friday the 13th , which will bring us a mysterious full moon, an event that will not repeat itself for another 35 years! And if you don’t plan on turning into a werewolf at the first sight of the full moon, we’ve found some choice events that fit this ghostly happening.
For a taste of midnight cliff climbing, strap on your headlamp, glowsticks and zombie survival kit, then take to the walls in this creepy lights-out indoor rock climb. The folks at ROCKreation Gym LA in Santa Monica are a doing a lights out vertical zombie walk in tribute to Friday the 13th. And don’t forget to put on your creepiest look fit for the occasion for their spooktacular costume contest.
For those who prefer to spend Friday the 13th relaxing in the comfort of the great outdoors and take in a spooky evening movie instead, check out John Carpenters 1983 horror masterpiece, ‘Christine’, about a classic ’58 Plymouth Fury named Christine who takes on the personality of a jealous girlfriend and will do anything to protect her nerdish owner. Screening at Pershing Square, in downtown Los Angeles.
And finally, there exists among us, a brave breed of souls who wish to venture out into the night, relishing in the thought of risking their lives and succumbing to the strange happenings on Friday the 13th. And to these courageous individuals, we suggest the Full Moon Friday the 13th Night Hike and Potluck. Spend the evening scampering around the trails of Griffith Park in this 5 mile round trip night hike featuring a communal pot luck at the top of the mountain. Don’t forget to take your Jello-filled brain molds, conveniently available at your very own Dapper Cadaver!