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.
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!
When: Saturday 10/1 8 – 12:30 am Where: The Hive Gallery, 729 S. Spring St. Price: $8 door / $5 with costume Info: Up to 60 artists take on the haunted house theme for the Hive Gallery and Studios show this month. Featured artists include Jamie Johnson, 3RDI and Macsorro. Plus bands, burlesque, sideshow, tarot reading, live painting and fantastic people in fantastic costumes! For more info, see the Hive Gallery website.
Tomb of Enrique Torres Bélon (Lampa, Peru) from Empire of Death
St. Valerius (Weyarn, Germany) from Empire of Death
When: Saturday 9/24 7 – 10 pm Where: La Luz de Jesus, 4633 Hollywood Blvd. Price: Free! The book is $50 and worth every penny. Info: Dr. Paul Koudounaris presents and signs his new book, The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses. The book reveals religious places where human remains were laid to rest en masse on four continents. The word “amazing” has been over-used in our society. However, “amazing” is the right word to describe the power of Dr. Paul K’s photographs of the bone churches, jewel-encrusted skeletons and decorated skulls. I can’t wait to read the book and learn more about the stories and cultures behind the gorgeous images. Original photographs will be on display at La Luz de Jesus until October 3rd. Learn more at La Luz de Jesus and see a sample of what will be on display. The official publisher site has full pages to view. If you are out of town, you can pre-order the book on Amazon. Highly recommended.
A mystical animal that is half cat, half unicorn. It has the head of a cat with an unicorn horn and the body of a cat with an unicorn tail. It makes the sound “neow.” – Urban Dictionary entry on caticorn.
Years ago in a haunted house in Azusa, BJ found an amateur taxidermy bobcat. But only half of it. And with a nail sticking out of its nose for some strange reason. Always the resourceful propmaker, BJ stuck a horn over the nail. Voila! The Dapper Cadaver Caticorn was born.
When legendary sideshow artist Mark Frierson bought the Caticorn earlier this year, we knew he would create something magical with it. Step right up and see:
The Amazing Three-Eyed Rocky Mountain Caticorn!
Mark fully restored it, moved the horn back to the center of its head, added a third eye, a snake-like tongue and pheasant wings. Simply gorgeous. And this is coming from a girl who likes cats, unicorns and most of all, supremely mystical three-eyed flying caticorns.
“Spewing gore-soaked foetuses from tentacled wombs and scaring kids straight with “faceless boys,” The Art Of Bleeding make first aid fun!
Words: Denise Stanborough
The Reverend Al Ridenour drives around LA in an ambulance with a gorilla mascot and a bevy of nurses in sexy latex uniforms. He bypasses accidents and ignores cries for help. But he isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t’ a sadistic paramedic, or on his way to a fancy dress party. Al is the founder member of a comedy performance group known as The Art Of Bleeding. Best described as deadly unserious first -aid education show, they scour the city streets “preaching” the merits of safety to bleary-eyed bar crawlers. “None of us are medical professionals,” says Al, proudly. “We are shunned by the medical profession, they are downright hostile toward us.”
Far from being a new age Red Cross The Art of Bleeding turns straitlaced safety education on its head, and hits the audience with half-naked naughty nurses soaked in animal blood, inflatable foetuses and fucked-up puppet shows. “
That’s my baby! My fiancee has now been shown to the world via Bizarre magazine. They’ve run a story on Art of Bleeding that features my girl in the flesh, surrounded by blood, zombies, fetuses, apes, robots, and the rest of the crew. It’s amusing since that was the first and only time she’s gotten so nude with them, and there just happened to be a photographer there and a magazine article in the works.