THE DOCTOR WILL SCARE YOU NOW
On October 3, dozens of intrepid souls secretly gathered below the moon-illuminated "H" of the iconic Hollywood sign. The Echo Park Film Center crew erected its screen and speakers on the very spot where, 77 years ago, a despondent and most likely drunk Peg Entwistle went splat. David Markland of CreepyLA.com recounted her whole sordid story (complete with sightings of a vaporous form in the vicinity) just as the fog crept in, and folks settled back to enjoy the Gene Wilder/Gilda Radner gem Haunted Honeymoon. While countless parapsychologists, prominent psychics and gonzo ghost hunters have declared Los Angeles among the world's most haunted locales, it is a rare day when denizens are invited to raise the dead (and the roof) in cinematic celebration. Under a cloak of darkness, the Ghost Hunters of Urban Los Angeles are partnering with the Echo Park Filmmobile every Sunday in October to screen a real live movie in a real dead place. "I'm not sure why, but the 1999 remake of House on Haunted Hill is set in a hospital," says GHOULA club president and co-founder, Richard Carradine, so Sunday's screening will take place outside a verifiably haunted one. (If they play nice, attendees just might get a tour of the facility.) Later screenings will be held at equally spooktastic locations, details of which will be disclosed, guerrilla-style, 24 hours before each event at the group's website. Carradine suggests attendees dress warmly, bring a chair and tell themselves, "'There's no such thing as ghosts.' The ghosts love that!" For location: ghoula.org.
Sun., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m., 2010
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