Your monthly reminder for Horror events throughout the U.S. and beyond.
If your home tonight, be sure to catch Spike TV’s Scream Awards 2011. Not only do they have some great movies that are up for awards, but the skits they do in between are always entertaining. Plus they will have some great horror guests as always including Quentin Tarantino, Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman), and Kate Beckinsale.
I am eagerly awaiting Season 2 of what was my favorite show last year, The Walking Dead. The season premiere is on Sunday night so don’t forget to check your local listing for programming. Here in SoCal its on at 9pm on AMC. Need a recap of what happened last season? Go to AMC’s The Walking Dead Webisodes for that and much more, even some sneak-peek content. I know there has been worry about the quality of the show this season after Frank Darabont was fired from the production, but hopefully the studio execs will stay out of the creative process as much as possible and we’ll get what we deserve. Quality storytelling and terrifying zombies.
Here’s a new twist on the obstacle course race for charity events. The Zombie 5K Run For Your Lives race is coming to Los Angeles October 20, 2011. Technically it’s coming to Temecula, but close enough. The idea for this race is very cool. Do you think you would run faster if you were being chased by a horde of infected zombies? Well, by registering as a survivor, you will be given a head start in the race from those who registered as a zombie. Anyone who registers as a zombie will be encouraged to dress the part and act the part! The bad news is the last day to register for the race was September 28th, but you can still register to be a spectator. And if you live in Austin, TX then you still have time to register for the event there. Just check the website for details.
If your a fan of all the food challenges on TV, then you’ll enjoy Food Network’s new show “Halloween Wars“. The first episode was on last night Sunday, October 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The season kicked off with “Witches and Scary Places” where five teams had to create Halloween displays of witches and a haunted scene using pumpkins, candy and cake. Each team is made up of pumpkin carvers, candy makers and cake designers. Every episode will feature a celebrity guest judge including Rob Zombie, R.L. Stine, Jaime King and Scout Taylor-Compton. If you missed the first episode, have no fear…there are still 3 more episodes. October 9 is themed “Scary Tales,” in which the four remaining teams will create a “twisted version of a fairy tale.” October 16 is “Zombies vs. Vampires,” and the last episode on October 23 features displays of the “Underworld.”