Noah Korda - Founder/executive producer
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Richard Becker - Co-producer
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May 26, 2009
The living dead protest FRIGHT NIGHT at the Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro!
Show producers “Unfair to the Undead,” say ghosts, vampires, zombies and other fiends from beyond the grave — protest planned for Sunday, May 31st, 2009 from 1:30pm to 3pm.
LOS ANGELES, CA—“We already work hard enough,” said a “spooksperson” for the ASPCM — the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Monsters. “Now FRIGHT NIGHT wants us to work even harder! We’ve got rights, too.” But the producers of Fright Night are adamant about keeping ghouls working round-the-clock for their new series of live shows that combine hilariously bad horror movies, great bands, sexy burlesque and big surprises.
“I’m really sorry,” said Fright Night founder Noah Korda, “but you just can’t get this kind of thrills, fun, and excitement without keeping monsters really busy. We’ve got an audience coming June 5 that we need to shock, scare, and horrify. It’s one great show for a low price, and we have to ask a lot from all the creeps we’re bringing in to scare people.”
Standing outside the beautiful art deco Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro in the foggy dead of night, the ghastly representative from ASPCM disagreed. The monsters have decided to show up outside the Warner Grand Theater on Sunday, May 31st, 2009 from 1:30pm until 3pm to make their feelings known.
“We wake up at the crack of night, have a fast cup of blood to get us moving, and before we can so much as terrorize a neighborhood, there’s these Fright Night guys putting us through our paces at the theater. We need breaks! We need better crypts! We need a retirement plan! I mean, I know we never retire, but still! You know what I’m sayin’!”
The creatures from beyond the grave did admit they received some perks from Fright Night. “Well, okay, we do like seeing all the great bands, like The Coffin Draggers, Frankenstein, Rosemary’s Billygoat, and the Mad Marionettes. Plus, the sexy red-hot burlesque from Miss Bonnie Delight gets us jumping out of our coffins. And the vendors are fun, too. But it’s the principle of the thing!”
Co-producer Richard Becker said, adding, “I don’t think the monsters are keeping our low ticket prices in mind. It’s $13 to get in, with discounts for groups and birthday parties. I just don’t think we can install a Jacuzzi in every mausoleum when we’re giving the public a deal like that.”
The ASPCM rep was adamant. “We’re going to march. It may be a few of us or it may be a lot, but our voices will be heard. Groaning, howling, growling. All that stuff.”
A historic site — the center of supernatural controversy?
The monster protest is planned to take place just outside one of L.A.’s great theatrical treasures, the Warner Grand Theater. The historic Warner Grand opened in 1931, billed as “The Castle of Your Dreams,” designed for film and vaudeville shows. Its beautiful art deco design is lovely from the outside and astounding on the inside. Built by the Pantages chain, the theater was in decline for some years until historians, preservationists and the city of Los Angeles worked together to preserve it. You can learn more about the Warner Grand at http://www.warnergrand.org/, and you can find out about helping keep the Warner Grand alive at http://www.grandvision.org/.
Keep informed online
Find out more about Fright Night at http://www.frightnightla.com