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Performances

Midsummer Scream offers a wide variety of spooky entertainment experiences throughout the Long Beach Convention Center that will leave guests thrilled, laughing, screaming and ready for more!

Spooky Science
See the science of a bleeding pumpkin! Witness the chemistry of disappearing ghost writing! Thrill to the creeps of invisible worms! These and more are presented for your wonder and edification as the Columbia Memorial Space Center melds science with spooks for this Halloween season! Our scientists have never been so mad!
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Captured Aural Phantasy Theatre presents “Tales from the Crypt” LIVE!
Captured Aural Phantasy Theater presents “Tales from the Crypt” – Live! Before slasher movies and tortured gore there were horror comics and “Tales from the Crypt” led the way with artwork so good and stories so scary that the US Senate nearly shut them down in the early 1950’s. Captured Aural Phantasy Theater is the...
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Return Home: An Interactive Live Performance
Continuing the story of Return Home, the serialized audio drama, join Jonathan, Buddy, and Ami as they attend a Melancholy Falls city council meeting in their never-ending quest to ‘find the weird’. Of course, all manner of things that go bump in the night are sure to make an appearance. And as opposed to just...
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Mudd the Magnificent
Mudd will be entertaining the masses at Midsummer Scream with his witty creepiness and staggering magic. Caution: In proper haunt fashion, he’ll be roaming the halls of the convention and may stop you in your tracks. Be ready to get Mudd-Gished! Mudd was blowing mind holes since from 2010 to 2015 as a “street” monster...
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Decayed Brigade Slider Show
Three times daily, the Decayed Brigade will perform and entertain guests within the Hall of Shadows as they showcase the art of sliding – a scare tactic that was created some 40 years ago by monsters roaming the streets of Ghost Town at Knott’s Scary Farm. These men and women push their bodies and the...
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Urban Death @ Midsummer Scream
Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group’s ultra-special and fantasmically-horrific 20-minute theatricum of their signature horror production that dives deep into the depths of inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities, and the disturbed spirits that walk among us! Directed & Created by Zombie Joe & Jana Wimer, Produced by Zombie Joe. For Ages 18 and up.
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Earbud Theater Live: The Sounds Below An Original Horror Radio Play
Since 2012, the denizens of the underground Earbud Theater Lair have been delivering strange sonic tales of monsters, aliens, and the terror that might be under your own roof. Our world is full of entertainment, but how much of it truly inspires the imagination? Earbud Theater is an award-winning audio drama podcast run by veterans...
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And more to be announced!

Saturday Schedule

  • Earbud Theater Live: The Sounds Below An Original Horror Radio Play

    Sunday, 7:15 am - 8:15 am 1h Screaming Room Earbud Theatre

  • Spooky Science

    Saturday, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 1h Screaming Room Ben Dickow, Columbia Memorial Space Center

  • Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group’s Urban Death

    Saturday, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 1h Urban Death Theatre Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group

  • Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group’s Urban Death

    Saturday, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1h Urban Death Theatre Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group

  • Decayed Brigade Slider Show

    Saturday, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1h Hall of Shadows Decayed Brigade

  • Mudd the Magnificent

    Saturday, 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm 30' Showfloor Stage Mudd the Magnificent

  • Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group’s Urban Death

    Saturday, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 1h Urban Death Theatre Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group

  • Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group’s Urban Death

    Saturday, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 1h Urban Death Theatre Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group

  • Captured Aural Phantasy Theatre presents “Tales from the Crypt” LIVE!

    Saturday, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 1h Screaming Room Captured Aural Phantasy Theatre

  • Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group’s Urban Death

    Saturday, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 1h Urban Death Theatre Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group

  • Decayed Brigade Slider Show

    Saturday, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 1h Hall of Shadows Decayed Brigade

  • Earbud Theater Live: The Sounds Below An Original Horror Radio Play

    Saturday, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 1h Screaming Room

  • Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group’s Urban Death

    Saturday, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 1h Urban Death Theatre Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group

  • Mudd the Magnificent

    Saturday, 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm 30' Showfloor Stage Mudd the Magnificent

  • Decayed Brigade Slider Show

    Saturday, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 1h Hall of Shadows Decayed Brigade

Sunday Schedule

  • Spooky Science

    Sunday, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 1h Screaming Room Ben Dickow, Columbia Memorial Space Center

  • Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group’s Urban Death

    Sunday, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 1h Urban Death Theatre Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group

  • Decayed Brigade Slider Show

    Sunday, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 1h Hall of Shadows Decayed Brigade

  • Captured Aural Phantasy Theatre presents “Tales from the Crypt” LIVE!

    Sunday, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1h Screaming Room Captured Aural Phantasy Theatre

  • Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group’s Urban Death

    Sunday, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1h Urban Death Theatre Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group

  • Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group’s Urban Death

    Sunday, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 1h Urban Death Theatre Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group

  • Return Home: An Interactive Live Performance

    Sunday, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 1h Screaming Room

  • Mudd the Magnificent

    Sunday, 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm 30' Showfloor Stage Mudd the Magnificent

  • Decayed Brigade Slider Show

    Sunday, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 1h Hall of Shadows Decayed Brigade

  • Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group’s Urban Death

    Sunday, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 1h Urban Death Theatre Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group

  • Decayed Brigade Slider Show

    Sunday, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 1h Hall of Shadows Decayed Brigade

  • Mudd the Magnificent

    Sunday, 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm 30' Showfloor Stage Mudd the Magnificent

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