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Now expanding to the Big Apple, the New York Haunted Hayride will take place on October 2nd. Also: details on both Tales from Beyond the Pale at Fantasia International Film Festival and a kaiju marathon of Godzilla-sized proportions on Shout! Factory TV.

New York City Haunted Hayride: Press Release: "Ten Thirty One Productions (TTO), the worldwide leader in producing live horror attractions, will expand the most popular Halloween attraction in the country, Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, to New York City this October for the first time ever. The wildly popular attraction, annually held in Los Angeles, led Mark Cuban to make the largest investment in “Shark Tank” history as well as a second investment by Live Nation. TTO will now be bringing its biggest and best scares from seven years of haunting the west coast to the east coast for the most horrifying experience in town.

“This expansion to New York City is one of the most important moments in the history of Ten Thirty One Productions, and one we’ve been planning for 4 years,” says CEO of TTO Melissa Carbone. “As a native east coaster (where the concept originated), I have a very vested interest in changing Halloween forever in New York City by bringing a completely new immersive magical world to New York.”

Located at Randall’s Island Park, which historically has been home to real-life asylums and psychiatric hospitals, New York Haunted Hayride will embark on its traditional tractor drawn, hay-filled wagons through a high-octane fantasy world that exploits the most disturbing fears living in us all. Patrons can expect to encounter terror from all sides and angles through enchanted Halloween portals of ghostly apparitions, demonic possessions, orphanages of burnt children, creatures of leviathan proportion, psychopathic clowns and much more.

Also returning for its seventh year at Griffith Park’s Old Zoo, the annually anticipated Los Angeles Haunted Hayride returns with the all new experience, BOOGEYMAN. Get thrown into unexpected claustrophobic spaces, endless darkness and interact with characters ready to haunt straight from one’s nightmares.

This year, the entire hayride trail has never been seen as the parent company, Ten Thirty One Productions, has built a brand new trail from the ground up. Five Scare Zones will return with brand new zones: Trick Or Treat, House of Shadows, and the mega-hit, In-Between Dark Maze with an all-new twist. Purgatory will feature crowd favorites, Theatre Macabre, Death Row, Jack’s Carving Shack, Scary-Go-Round, Psychics, Grub Shack, Bootique and some of the best character performances in the country.

The terror on both coasts starts on Monday, October 2. The Annual Black Carpet Premiere Night in Los Angeles will take place on Thursday, October 8. The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride and New York Haunted Hayride will be open from Oct 2 – Oct 31. Tickets for the New York Haunted Hayride start at $35 and $30 for the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride. General Admission for Los Angeles Haunted Hayride only includes access to all five attractions for $43 and VIP Admission for $59. TICKETS GO ON SALE FOR BOTH NEW YORK HAUNTED HAYRIDE AND LOS ANGELES HAUNTED HAYRIDE ON TUESDAY, JULY 21. Save $5 on Wednesday and Thursday with Super Saver tickets (limited availability). Private wagons, which include VIP access to all attractions, can be purchased for $1,395 in Los Angeles and $995 for New York. Group rates are also available. Your purchase supports the LA Parks Foundation, preserving parks for the people of Los Angeles. For the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, please visit www.losangeleshauntedhayride.com for complete details. For the New York Haunted Hayride, please visit www.newyorkhauntedhayride.com for complete details."

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Tales from Beyond the Pale: Press Release: "The 2015 edition of The Fantasia International Film Festival is proud to host the first-ever international performance of Tales from Beyond the Pale, the wildly original, critically acclaimed live radio drama from horror icons Larry Fessenden (Wendigo, Habit) and Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead)!

Harkening back to the good old days of live radio drama, Tales from Beyond the Pale has been thrilling audiences across The United States for years with its horrifying scripts, amazing casts, and live foley and music. Directing our three all-new original stories will be Fantasia alumni Fessenden, McQuaid, and Montreal's own Douglas Buck (Sisters, The Theater Bizarre). With a still-secret cast of top talent actors, we promise an evening with Tales from Beyond the Pale is like nothing you've ever seen or heard!

Tales from Beyond the Pale will take place at 10:00 PM on July 27th at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club, located only steps away from the festival at 222 Rue Mackay!

The Fantasia International Film Festival celebrates its 19th edition from July 14 – August 4, 2015.

The 19th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival is presented by Ubisoft and Anchor Bay Entertainment.

For more information, visit us on the web at www.fantasiafestival.com"

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Kaiju Movie Marathon: Press Release:  "Shout! Factory TV is partnering with the original monster fanzine Famous Monsters of Filmland to present a Kaiju movie marathon of catastrophic proportions! Join us for a twenty-four-hour live stream hosted by Kaiju expert August Ragone as nine classic Godzilla films and fan favorite episodes of Ultra Seven and Ultra Q blast through the screen on Saturday, July 18.

With programming ranging from Godzilla, The Uncut Japanese Original to Terror of Mechagodzilla, this event will be a visceral thrill ride, with promises of the utmost destruction along the way. The Kaiju marathon comes complete with original introductions by renowned Kaiju authority August Ragone, commenting on the impact of these classic films. A two-time Rondo Award-winning author of Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters, Ragone has commented on Japanese film and popular culture on radio, television, in print, online, and at events for more than three decades.

Shout! Factory TV’s Kaiju Movie Marathon will be streaming from midnight to midnight (Eastern Time) on Saturday July 18th at www.shoutfactorytvlive.com and on Pluto TV, CH 427. For mobile, tablet and connected TV devices the marathon is accessible via the Pluto TV app. The marathon is also available via Pluto TV in the living room (Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Android TV devices, Chromecast and Apple Airplay), on the go (apps for iOS, Android and Amazon) and at your fingertips on PC’s, Mac’s or on the web. All nine Godzilla films and episodes of Ultra Seven and Ultra Q will also be available on Shout! Factory TV for evergreen streaming following the marathon.

Prepare yourselves for something monstrous! Tune in for the Kaiju calamity, and live tweet with #godzilla. Shout! Factory TV and Famous Monsters of Filmland will be giving away prizes to fans and viewers of the marathon, including a $100 gift certificate for Shout! Factory merchandise.

Join the conversation on: Twitter: @ShoutFactoryTV, @FMoF. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shoutfactorytvhttps://www.facebook.com/FMOFL

KAIJU CONTENT STREAMING ON SHOUT! FACTORY TV LIVE: 

Godzilla: The Uncut Japanese Original (1954)

American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.

Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (1954)

A 400-foot dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo.

Rodan (1956)

Mutant pterosaurs and prehistoric insects terrorize humanity.

Mothra Vs. Godzilla (1964)

A greedy developer unwittingly hatches a gigantic baby moth upon Tokyo, while Godzilla strikes once again.

Ghidorah: The Three-Headed Monster (1964)

After a meteorite unleashes a three-headed beast upon Tokyo, Mothra tries to unite with Godzilla and Rodan to battle the extraterrestrial threat.

Monster Zero (1965)

Aliens from Planet X request the use of Godzilla and Rodan to fight off King Ghidorah, but have a better use for the three monsters.

Godzilla’s Revenge (1969)

A bullied schoolboy dreams of traveling to Monster Island, where he befriends Godzilla's son, who is also having bully troubles.                         

Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

Godzilla comes to the rescue when an alien race rebuilds Mechagodzilla to destroy Earth's cities.

ULTRA Q – 8 fan favorite episodes

“For the next 30 minutes, your eyes will leave your body and arrive in this strange moment in time…” In the world of Ultra Q, the very fabric of nature is warped into a state of unbalance, and all manner of strange phenomenon, and unearthly creatures, threaten the very future of mankind! On the scene are a world-renown scientist and his young friends—a girl photojournalist, an aviator, and his co-pilot—who investigate these supernatural menaces. When sheer military might is futile, the intrepid trio comes to the rescue, armed solely with their ingenuity, and scientific prowess, to quell these malevolent forces and restore the balance of nature.

The precursor to Ultraman, Ultra Q is a seminal science-fantasy television series in the monstrous mold of The Outer Limits and The X Files, which is deeply ingrained in the psyche of Japanese pop culture as The Twilight Zone is to America. Eiji Tsuburaya, the visual effects wizard behind Godzilla, Rodan, and Mothra, creates a spectacular cavalcade of bizarre beasts and mass mayhem in each and every episode of this wildly popular series. Never before broadcast in the North America, Ultra Q stars Kenji Sahara (Rodan), Hiroko Sakurai (Ultraman), Yasuhiko Saijo (Destroy All Monsters), and is now available on Shout! Factory TV.

ULTRA SEVEN- 8 fan favorite episodes

The Earth is in danger! Even now, fiendish hands are stretching out from the distant stars to seize the world…From their massive underground complex near Mt. Fuji, the Ultra Guard, an elite unit of the Terrestrial Defense Force, equipped with a squadron of Ultra Hawks, stands vigilant as our decisive first-line to combat the myriad of alien aggressors, who threaten the very existence of our planet. But, unbeknownst to his fellow teammates, Dan Moroboshi, is secretly an extraterrestrial aiding them in their fight to preserve the future of humanity — considered the “7th member” of the Ultra Guard — better known as “Ultra Seven!”

Produced by the creative team behind Ultraman, Ultra Seven is the third entry in the “Ultra Series,” and is arguably the best of the long-running franchise, with its emphasis on science fiction and themes touching on subjects ranging from the cruelty of war to social and racial injustices in the grand tradition of Star Trek and The Outer Limits. Plus, Ultra Seven features the colossal monsters and spectacular visual effects viewers expect from the men who brought Godzilla to life!

Schedule of Films*

12:00 a.m. – Godzilla, the Uncut Japanese Original (1954)

1:45 a.m. – Ultra Q episodes

5:15 a.m. – Ultra Seven episodes

6:30 a.m. – Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1954)

8:15 a.m. – Ultra Seven episodes

9:00 a.m. – Rodan (1956)

10:30 a.m. – Ultra Seven episodes

11:15 a.m. – Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

12:45 p.m. – Ultra Seven episodes

1:30 p.m. – Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)

3:15 p.m. – Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)

5:00 p.m. – Monster Zero (1965)

6:45 p.m. – Godzilla’s Revenge (1969)

8:15 p.m. – Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

10:00 p.m. – Godzilla, the Uncut Japanese Original (1954)

11:45 p.m. – Godzilla’s Revenge (1969)

1:15 a.m. – Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

3:00 a.m. – Godzilla, the Uncut Japanese Original (1954)

*Times listed are Eastern time, approximate and subject to change."

Tamika Jones
About the Author - Tamika Jones

Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).