Saturday, September 24, 2016

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Halloween 2016 Master List

Here's our master list of activities for Halloween broken down into different subjects for faster paced finding of fun.

Theme Parks, Haunts and Experiences
Events and Parties
Horror Festivals & Screenings

This is an undead list, continue to check back as new events and scares will be added.

Halloween 2016: Theme Parks, Haunts and Experiences

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort

Mickey's Halloween Party
Select nights from September 23 through October 31

Beating every other theme park by a few days is Disneyland. Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort starts making the park look festive starting September 9th. Activities and special events happen on top of that starting September 23rd at Mickey's Halloween Party, which requires extra admission.

Creep Los Angeles
September 15-Oct 31
2316 N. San Fernando Rd in Los Angeles.
Weekends with some weeknights available
Tickets range from $40 - $50 dollars

Creep LA has expanded  this year with the new theme of the dark and tortured mind of 1970’s artist, Erebus Burwyck. Groups of 8 will explore this twisted individual's mindscape on 45-minute trip into his nightmares.

September 16, 17, 23, 24, 29, 30, October 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and November 4 and 5, 2016.
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

This year we get some crazy themes from horror films and TV that just look darn fun. We get The Exorcist, Halloween: Hell Comes to Haddonfield, Freddy vs. Jason, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Blood Brothers, American Horror Story and The Walking Dead. We even get which I hope can stay til' Christmas, Krampus. Yes, a horror Christmas maze.

Knott's Scary Farm 
September 22 – October 31 Select Nights
Knott’s Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620
$tarts at $40 on select nights

The Scary Farm has a fresh new crop of scares for you this Halloween season. New mazes include: Shadow Lands, Japanese-themed horror with samurai demons wanting to cut your soul in two. We here at TTDILA are looking forward to seeing how gruesome Knott's can make ancient Japanese culture. Red Barn is less of an Orwellian take on communism taking the form of animals and more on animals taking up eating people. That's only the start of what's been growing at the farm. Black Ops: Infected brings back the fun of getting to shoot zombies with guns in a video game made real.

Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor
September 29 - October 31

1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802
Starting at $20, does not include parking 

We have The Iron Master, a new scary ghost with a back-story and his new maze The Intrepid. Joining the Intrepid maze will be Panic 4-D and Voodoo House Bar & Tasting Room, with more info coming for each later.Returning from last year: Mazes:Circus, Lullaby, Deadrise, Soulmate and B340. Joining them are the following attractions. Hex Paintball Gallery,  Sideshow, Neverland Ranch’s Sinister Swings, R.I.P. Lounge, Big Top Bar, demonic DJ’s and other main stage mayhem make for a freakishly good time.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride Secret Society
Oct 1-Oct 31st
Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Price varies by night $27-$40

Back again for another year of playful hi-jinks on a ride...for the dammed! A new theme means a new collection of horror to frighten us on are slow moving ride of fears. One of our top chocies, let's hope they finally figured out to end on a climax though.

Sep 29-Nov 12
All performances begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.
(pre-show starts at 7:15 p.m.)
Mountain View Mausoleum
2300 Marengo Ave, Altadena, CA 91001

Wicked Lit audiences will experience three short plays; H.P. Lovecraft’s FROM BEYOND,  ANANSI AND THE DEMONS &  Ellen Glasgow’s THE SHADOWY THIRD. They will do this as they are led through the grounds of the mausoleum and cemetery by Storyguides. Wicked Lit is a walking show – patrons must be able to comfortably walk a minimum of 2,000 steps and climb stairs in order to experience this production. Wicked Lit  contains mature themes, adult language and theatrical violence – the production is recommended for audiences ages 13+. The running time will be approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes including two intervals.

The Hex Room
Starts Oct 1

Cross Roads Escape Games
4245 E. La Palma Ave. Anaheim, CA 92807


Can you survive a horror film? This murderous horror movie fan wants to watch you try. Each player will take a quiz before the game to find out which character they are: The Nerd, Virgin, Jock, Rebel, Prom Queen, or Detective. Your team will be divided up into separate rooms where you must work individually and as a team. Not only do you need to escape, but you must also survive! Who will live? Who will die?

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 5 - 9 p.m.
1 Legoland Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
$35 and up

Brick-or-Treat Party Nights at LEGOLAND California Resort is back with more Halloween excitement and extended Park open hours! The entire Park is open every Saturday night in October and filled with Halloween activities.

October 1–31, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free with paid Zoo admission or GLAZA membership
The Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Treat the imagination, not the sweet tooth, at Boo at the L.A. Zoo, where you’ll find Halloween adventure every day in October and special entertainment—including roaming costumed characters, pumpkin carving, a musical puppet show, crafts, and more—on weekends. Costumes encouraged!

Oct 22-23, Noon – 4pm
Heritage Square Museum
3800 Homer St, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Free with museum admission: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors over 65, $8 for children 6 to 12 years, and free for children under 6 and museum members.

Join a funeral party and see how Victorians grieved their dead at Heritage Square Museum’s popular Mourning Tours from noon – 4pm on October 22 and 23.  Funeral-goers will be immersed in mourning etiquette, learn how Victorians showed their loss of a loved one through clothing, and participate in an reenactment ceremony inside a historic home. In addition, funeral-goers will also discover details about the turn-of-the-century movement of Spiritualism and the lure of séances complete with a reenactment and a discussion on the “tricks of the trade.”

Finally, step into a typical 1920s Halloween party and play the game that lets fate decide if you get a treat…or a trick.

A more family-friendly program takes place on Sunday Oct. 23 also from noon – 4pm. Halloween Tours welcome children ages 2-12 to play period games, make 19th century harvest crafts, choose a pumpkin for the pumpkin patch (while supplies last) and listen to spooky stories on the lawn by the San Gabriel Valley Storytellers.

The Tension Experience:Ascension
Now through Oct 30, 7pm – 11:30pm
Unknown location in Boyle Heights until tickets purchased
$125 per person

You'll be able to solve puzzles with different outcomes in a 45,000-square-foot warehouse in Boyle Heights if you sign up for this new strange horror idea. You'll be finding out if the O.O.A. Institute offers spiritual enlightenment or is just a cult.

 Delusion: His Crimson Queen Already Sold Out


Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters

August 1, 2016–November 27, 2016 
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Read our full preview of the exhibit here.

Dark Visions: Mid-Century Macabre
Now until January 16, 2017
Norton Simon Museum
411 W. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
Adults $12

Lurking on the fringes of the 20th-century art world was something sinister, something not necessarily identifiable or easy to fit into a specific movement such as Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art or Minimalism. The exhibition Dark Visions: Mid-Century Macabre looks to mine the dark recesses of the mid-20th century and explore the creations made to exorcise the demons that plagued artists.
Vertigo screens as part of the exhibit Friday, October 28, 5:30 pm - 7:40 pm, free with admission