So, I got this LivingSocial deal a few weeks ago to Hell Break LA. It’s a Hollywood haunted house that, somehow, slipped through our haunted house radar and got a few buzzes from our friends. We had two tickets and a ticking expiration date of October 31: what to do and when to go? Thus, yesterday evening of God’s Day Of Rest we decided to check out Hell Break LA and see what it was all about. It is a decent entry in the canon of LA haunted houses.
Adam Wingard is a simple guy. He’s a tall with a goateed and lives in a very basic Mid-City apartment. He has all of his essentials–a television, a few video games, some DVDs, a small desk, a computer, one or two pieces of art–and a giant poster for the horror film A Horrible Way To Die. The poster is on the right wall when you walk in and is perhaps something that you would look at when you switch on the lights. The poster features and upside down blonde woman who is flanked by the title. She probably is in fact in the process of experiencing a horrible death. Adam takes a look at it and mentions he put it on the wall because his girlfriend was flying in to visit. He adds in the detail that it is one of those posters that is supposed to be backlit, a poster that only a movie theatre would be in possession of. Also, he directed the movie.
OooOoOoOoOoOoOoo: Halloweeeeeeen in LA is cominnnnnggggg. What does that mean? Some Halloweeny shit, some normal stuff. Lots of art shows are closing, some art shows are opening, there are some concerts, and you can even hear from an author who made a graphic novel about Barack Obama. When and where and who and how? Find out in THE RECEP!!
Last week we shared a video from the LA Times on Endeavor’s travels through the city. We shouldn’t be surprised but other people have made some videos and–Surprise again!–they are actually a little better than the Downtown news outlet’s effort. One in particular stood out and was made by a group of cinematographers and filmmakers who wanted to catch the once in a lifetime opportunity on film–and they did a super great job.
Michelle Thies is a Los Angeles based illustrator who has a real knack for infusing charm into her work. She is playful and serious and is very talented. We happened upon a series of work she made inspired by a Roald Dahl book titled The Giraffe And The Pelly And Me. She used the source to make really nice and whimsical character posters that we just love.