Midsummer Scream sales start tomorrow as the event is coming back to the Long Beach Convention Center from July 29 to 31 after two years off due to the pandemic.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 5 at 10 a.m. on midsummerscream.org with a limited-time discount of 40% off. VIP Gold Bat passes will also be available for purchase while supplies last however no discount is offered for VIP passes at this time. Ticket holders from the canceled 2020 event can also redeem their tickets at this year’s Midsummer Scream.
Guests can experience all the fun and fright of Halloween as they brave the many terrifying treats the world’s largest Halloween and horror convention has to offer.
“As Midsummer Scream returns we’re putting a renewed focus on what made us love Halloween as kids and the traditions we’ve continued through our lives. That includes the magic of trick-or-treating, celebrating the classic monsters of our childhood, and preserving the history of our favorite holiday,” said Co-Founder and Executive Director of Midsummer Scream David Markland.
The Hall of Shadows is back for those willing to step into the world of horror with this year’s theme “Halloween Comes Home”. The mazes and displays of the Hall of Shadows will be put on by more than a dozen professional and home haunters such as Halloween haunting enthusiast group CalHauntS and haunt attraction groups Fear Farm, Reichland Asylum, Temecula Terror and Corona Haunt.
“The excitement for the return of Hall of Shadows is palpable. The haunters, the fans, everyone is more than ready for this and these amazing teams are ready to bring it home and create the best Hall of Shadows experience yet. Let’s Go!,” said Midsummer Scream Co-Founder and Creative Director Rick West.
Midsummer Scream will also be presenting “The Original Monster Kids”, a gathering of family members of the famous horror and pop culture icons Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr./Sr. and Vincent Price. The presentation will include pictures and home movies of the famous icons as the families discuss growing up with their loved ones in the horror and pop culture spotlight.
The weekend will also include presentations from The Winchester Mystery House, Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, and “Composers of the Apocalypse” featuring legendary horror genre musicians.
The 2022 event will feature the brand new exhibit “The Museum of Halloween”. The exhibit will showcase vintage collectibles and costumes as well as original artwork created for Midsummer Scream.
On the show floor, guests can see celebrities from their favorite horror movies such as James Jude Courtney who played Micheal Myers in the films Halloween, Halloween Kills, and the upcoming Halloween Ends. Other notable guests include Jeff Daniel Philips and Daniel Roebuck of Rob Zombie’s The Munsters, Eileen Dietz of The Exorcist, content creator Christine McConnell, as well as YouTubers Dead Meat and Grimm Life Collective.
Midsummer Scream show floor will also feature over 350 vendors and artists offering apparel, artwork, masks, toys, decor, and other oddities. Horror fans and haunted attraction creators can find merchandise from The Mystic Museum, Tee No Evil, Vamp and Friends, Trick or Treat Studios, and many more.
Fans can also take part in the Black Cat Lounge kitten adoption center, the children’s zone at Paranormal Pixie’s Pumpkin Patch, and the Screaming Room Film Festival presented by HorrorBuzz.
Midsummer Scream will also provide a lineup of educational classes and workshops for aspiring haunted attraction creators developed with Themed Entertainment Organization or TEA groups from USC and UCLA.
Keep an eye out for more information by signing up for the Midsummer Scream digital newsletter at midsummerscream.org and follow @midsummerscream on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
By Morgan Trivitt