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On Request Magazine’s ScareLA 2014 Review!

One of the biggest highlights of our year thus far is the sheer number of opportunities we’ve had to attend some of the biggest conventions in Southern California. From Warped Tour to Vidcon 2014, this year has brought a lot of highlights that have opened up whole new worlds for our magazine to cover. One such event took place on August 9-10th, 2014, and that was the annual horror convention, ScareLA 2014!

Convening in Los Angeles, CA at The Reef, (formerly known as the L.A. Mart), the horror based convention opened up in spectacular fashion. Guests exited the elevator onto the show floor, and were greeted by a suspenseful and horrific sight. As creepy piano music begin to play a seemingly familiar tune, dolls begin to pop out of cribs and toy chests underneath a single corner light, and that tune’s lyrics are artfully written out on a nearby chalkboard, “Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep,” followed by a piercing scream that is part human, part something inhuman, followed by people corralling monsters onto another elevator. This spectacular display is but the beginning of the hit ScareLA 2014!

Dedicated to the latest and greatest in this upcoming years Halloween events, the convention showcases professional Hollywood makeup artistry, the upcoming releases of horror films, television and more! Operating on two floors of the Reef, Halloween and Horror vendors big and small fled to ScareLA, including Knotts Scary Farm, Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights, The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, Ghost Train at Griffith Park, and Wicked Lit’s performances at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery. One of the biggest announcements came from Halloween Horror Nights, who showed up with John Landis, legendary director who announced along with the creative team behind the yearly event that his film, An American Werewolf in London, would be the latest property to become one of the event’s mazes.

ScareLA 2014 was a horror and Halloween lover’s fantasy convention, bringing together the best that the holiday has to offer. From the fun and creative nature of costume and haunted house design, to the frightful terror of professional haunted attractions and horror films, the convention was one of the summer’s biggest highlights, and we here at On Request Magazine look forward to seeing what ScareLA 2015 brings next year!


Anthony Avina, (Born March 1990), is an author, a journalist, and a blogger. Born in Southern California, he has battled through injuries, disabilities, moves back and forth across the country, and more, yet still maintains a creative voice that he hopes to use not only to entertain but to inspire hope in even the darkest situations. He writes short stories and novels in several genres, and is also a seasoned journalist for the online magazine, On Request Magazine, as well as the popular site TheGamer. Having grown up reading the books of Dean Koontz and Stephen King, they inspired him to write new and exciting stories that delved into the minds of richly developed characters. He constantly tries to write stories that have never been told before, and to paint a picture in your mind while you are reading the book, as if you could see every scene of the book as if it were a movie you were watching. His stories will get your imaginations working, and will also show that in spite of the most despairing and horrific situations, hope is never out of reach. He am always writing, and so there will never be a shortage of new stories for your reading pleasure.

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