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JUL 2024

08/03-04/19 - Return to… the Horrors of the Exotic! : Midsummer Scream Lecture

Updated: Jun 17, 2019

A treasure of horrors

Midsummer Scream

Long Beach, CA

ONE DAY ONLY (to be announced)

Lecture on the history of

Horror in Tiki Culture

More info and RSVP on Facebook:

Witness the Promotional Video Below, IF YOU DARE!

Presentation ONE DAY ONLY (To Be Announced): Midsummer Scream 2019

August 3 & 4 : Long Beach Convention Center


It's BACK, with more South Pacific History and Mystery than ever before! Retro Horror artist, Bill Rude, will take you to the dark side of popular tiki culture, to shine a light onto a myriad of mysteries from literature and movies, that influenced how we celebrate exotica today. What is Tiki? What is horror? And why is your local Tiki Bar essentially a year-round haunt?

Prepare yourself for an enthusiastic escapade of fun and adventure, as we track down forgotten gods, brutish Kaiju, merciless savages, and beasts both natural and not - all in the name of tropical leisure.

So head straight past the Black Lagoon, look for the island shaped like a skull, and you’ll know you’ve arrived when you see these words on the map: Here be Monsters!


Bill Rude, is a Los Angeles based designer, animator, and effects expert with a penchant for retro horror. Work of his has been created for over 100 movies, games, and TV shows, as well as spear heading the internal media design of legendary restaurant In-N-Out Burger for over 15 years.

In his spare time Rude is an accomplished horror artist ( and lecturer on the historical influences of Horror and genre on popular culture. He has lectured at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Art Center College of Art & Design, University of Southern California (USC), Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD), the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles (FIDM), Tiki Oasis, and Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival.


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