PASADENA / LOS ANGELES, CA — Following last yearâ€™s wildly successful â€œMaking Monstersâ€ stage panel, ScareLA, the first West Coast Halloween convention, is excited to announce its sequel presentation â€“ â€œMaking Monsters: The Art of Terrorâ€ to take place on August 8, 2015 at 1:30 pm at the Pasadena Convention Center. Hosted by Rick West, Programming Producer for ScareLA and Founder and Editor of Theme Park Adventure, the panel will bring together art directors from Southern Californiaâ€™s largest Halloween attractions: Knottâ€™s Scary Farm, Universal Studios Hollywoodâ€™s Halloween Horror Nights, Queen Maryâ€™s Dark Harbor, and Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest to discuss the creative process behind each haunt.
This all-star lineup of haunt industry royalty is sure to be one of the highlights of ScareLA 2015, signifying only the second time anywhere that SoCalâ€™s biggest Halloween attractions have come together on one stage in a show of support and unity, representing some of the the biggest Halloween events in the world.
Lara Hanneman will represent the granddaddy of all park haunts, Knottâ€™s Scary Farm; JJ Wickham will reign from the fog of Queen Maryâ€™s Dark Harbor; Mark Wing will creep out of the shadows of Valencia and represent Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest; and Chris Williams will shed some light on the gruesome underside of Universal Studios Hollywoodâ€™s Halloween Horror Nights.
â€œIt is terribly exciting to see â€˜Making Monstersâ€™ expand and continue to grow from what we accomplished last year,â€ says Rick West. â€œSouthern California is the birthplace of the theme park haunt industry, so having these big players come together once again to chat about their roles in the creative process with fans is something we are very proud of. Itâ€™s groundbreaking and at the very core of what ScareLA is all about.â€
Haunted attraction art directors play a key role in designing and developing the look and feel of â€˜scare zonesâ€™ entertaining millions in Southern California each fall. Â From facades to individual scenes and more – art directors guide and build large teams to ensure the utmost quality of every facet of the experience.
In addition to hosting representatives from each top attraction, ScareLA is pleased to announce that major presentations by Knottâ€™s Scary Farm, Queen Maryâ€™s Dark Harbor, Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest, and Universal Studios Hollywoodâ€™s Halloween Horror Nights will be on tap throughout the weekend during ScareLA, giving fans non-stop thrills and excitement from morning till night.