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Get up close and meet with our spine-chilling guests. Don’t be scared. They are waiting for you.

Michael Berrman at Darkside in Riverside
Ari Lehman at Darkside in Riverside
Eric Fox at Darkside in Riverside
Skottie Young at Darkside in Riverside

Special Guests

Get up close and meet with our spine-chilling guests. Don’t be scared. They are waiting for you.

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Panels & Experiences

Immerse yourself with a full weekend of programming and hosted panels. Take part in one of our many attractions and experience some scary fun made just for you.

Haunted Experience

Did you think surviving Darkside was possible? Find your way through the scariest haunt in Riverside with passageways, corridors and basements filled with the craziest faces traveling from hundreds of miles to take part in tormenting you and your friends. This is not your neighborhood haunt. Be scared, be very, very scared.

Live Performance: Fitz & The Tantrums

Performing live on Fox Performing Arts Center “Local Legends Studios” Stage on Saturday evening, 8PM. Come see the American indie pop and neo soul band from Los Angeles right here at Darkside in Riverside. All concert performances are included in badge price, seating at FOX Performing Arts Center and all Panels are on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Deadly 5k Chase

Run (or walk) from the terror taking over the bloody streets. A Corpse Crew created event to test your survival skills.

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“Night of the Demons” Reunion & Screening

Join us for one of our favorite 80’s horror movies as a group of teens plan a Halloween party at an abandoned funeral parlor in this well-crafted horror film. Join director Kevin Tenney and stars of the movie Cathy Podewell, Hal Havins, Billy Gallo, Philip Tanzini, Lance Fenton and last, but certainly not least, the quintessential scream queen herself Linnea Quigley!

The Eric Fox Experience

Riverside’s very own ERIC FOX with his studio MorbFX , will bring the dead back to life with numerous panels, a museum of props from films and TV series, a themed room for photo opps, Meet & Greets with fans…and creations and direction for our Haunted House Maze attraction.

Eric proudly reps the I.E. in the Entertainment Industry with designs for films such as Sharknado 3 and TROMA, Music Videos from bands including MUSE, creations for Horror Master CLIVE BARKER and so much more.

Eric is known for doing the biggest and craziest effects he can come up with and became an instant fan favorite on SyFy’s hit series “Faceoff” by producing the most visually stunning creations the show has ever seen.

Comedy & Horror Café on the 2nd Floor

Come for a meal while you enjoy some deadly entertainment. Comedy, music, & food menu service for all ages. It’s a variety show with zombies and monsters trying to break into show business while serving finger licking fingers. Dig in!

Monster Costume Contest at the Fox Theatre

See the VERY BEST make-up artists and fiendish cosplay designers on the largest stage downtown Riverside has to offer. Pick your music or we can and show off your make-up and costume skills for a chance to win cash and prizes. Or just come and watch the show. First place is $1,000 in cash plus a night stay at the world-famous Mission Inn Hotel in Riverside (we hear it’s haunted, but it’s also 5 stars so it’s worth the risk).

Video Game Tournament
by Conflux Gaming

Hundreds of Players. Giant screens. All for the best video game gathering. Get out of the house and join friends. Competitions and tournaments all day. (This is a monster-safe free zone, but if you must go tinkle, we cannot guarantee anything).

Super Sonic Speed Dating presents: Horror Speed Dating

Come meet like minded ghouls and find your… BOO! All participants must be 18+ and this event will be free for all attendees of Darkside in Riverside! Schedule of sessions will be:
Friday at 9:00 PM Speed-Friending
Saturday at 7:00 PM Hetero Speed Dating
Sunday at 3:00 LGBTQIA+

foodIE Alley

2019 Scream Champions! Competition for $$$

Star Wars friends

Hearses and Car Show

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Event Hours

October 18 - 20, 2019
Friday, 6pm - 11pm
(VIP entry at 5pm)

Saturday, 10am - 12am
(VIP entry at 9am)

Sunday, 11am - 7pm
(VIP entry at 10am)

Locations

Riverside Municipal Auditorium
3485 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501
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The Fox Theater
3801 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501
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Frontier Communications - sponsor of The Darkside in Riverside
Frontier Communications - sponsor of The Darkside in Riverside
Frontier Communications - sponsor of The Darkside in Riverside
Frontier Communications - sponsor of The Darkside in Riverside