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Behind the scenes at the Great Horror Campout

I was told to meet the group at the Merry Go-Round parking lot at Griffith Park in Los Angeles. There would be a bus that would transport us to the warehouse of Ten Thirty One Productions for a “behind the scenes” look at The Great Horror Campout happening this upcoming weekend (June 7 and 8). […]

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An Afternoon at the Jail Expo

The Annual Training Conference & Jail Expo is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a convention where various jailers from around the country come and peruse the latest and greatest in restraint and imprisonment. You might not know this, but jailing people is a big-time industry. Think of all the things you need to keep […]

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Monsterpalooza: Carnage… and Big Bird

Writer and haunted attraction reviewer Abel Horwitz went to Monsterpalooza last week in Burbank, CA. And he met an unlikely childhood icon…  On the weekend of April 12 – 14, horror fans descended en masse to Burbank, California, to take part in Monsterpalooza. Monsterpalooza, the convention celebrating all things horror, is the brainchild of – […]

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Great Horror Campout: the most extreme scavenger hunt money can buy

  If you’re anything like me, what you’ve been missing in your life is the opportunity to be in a slasher film. Not as an actress, but in real life. I’ve tried my best. I’ve lured my friends to secluded hotels and motels in the middle of the night during a thunderstorm or blizzard. I’ve […]

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BUTTS of the 2013 AVNs

In this cerebral photo essay, photographer Mary Sjaarda tells the poignant story of butts. Several hours were spent, and will continue to be spent, photographing the exposed posterior. This sure-to-be timeless meandering through the scenic convention center at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, NV will leave the viewer in a state of visual […]

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