Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Halloween 2017: Theme Parks, Haunts and Experiences

You've just entered the realm of Theme Parks, Haunts and Experiences for LA's Halloween 2017 season. Don't be too frightened to see what's taking over your time this year.

-No Delusion This Halloween

Theme Park Haunts

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resorts
- , 2017
Disneyland and California Adventure
$157, prices may vary by dates and events selected

A Halloween theme will see California Adventure transform some rides and showing off this year is Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark. Now you have to save Groot, who you left behind on your last mission. It's one of many differences to the park with special Halloween activities and a whole lot of love for The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Mickey's Halloween Party
Select nights September 20 to October 31
On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights, the party is from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM. On Friday nights, it is from 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM.
$95 and up

Disney villain characters are out and about and young kids can trick-or-treat in the safety of Disney and hop over to the other parks for more Halloween festivities.

Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights
Select Nights Sept 15-Nov 3
Universal Studios Hollywood
$tarts at $65 and goes up with different pricing.

This year Universal looks like it's going to blow every other haunt out of the game. They have mazes based on The Shining, Ash Vs. Evil Dead, American Horror Story, Saw, Insidious and Blumhouse's nightmares. We didn't even get to horror icons: Jason, Freddy and Leatherface all in one maze! Oh and Chucky from Child's Play is running the Terror Tram this year?

September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28
$55 and up

Special activities for Halloween on select nights for Legoland.

Knott's Scary Farm
Select Nights Sept 21-Oct 31
Knott's Berry Farm
$35 and up

This year marks the end of Knott's Scary Farm's run with Elvira, she'll be hanging up here br...her uh, y'know. Anyway, it's Elvira's Last Show. Some new mazes mixed with some old favorites. They're changing up an old maze and making "Trick-or-Treat: Lights Out" which arms you with nothing but a flashlight. If you want a real weapon "Special Ops: Infected" is back too. A new one that looks scary is "Pumpkin Eater" and this produce looks putrid. As per usual they'll have their roller coasters on for thrills in the dark.

Six Flag's Fright Fest
September 16-October 31
Six Flag's Magic Mountain
26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355

Be prepared to be scared as zombies and ghouls take over the park. Enjoy thrilling rides and activities for the whole family throughout the day and come back for a frightening evening after the sun goes down. At Fright Fest, you won't have any place to hide from the several mazes and scare zones located throughout the park. The stuff of nightmares lurk around every corner as the dark of night and dense fog washes over the park. The ghouls are set free for their daily hunting rituals.


Dark Harbor
September 28 - Nov 1 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802
$20 online, that will go up as it's get sooner to Halloween
*Don't forget you have to pay for parking too

This year we get the new Feast Maze and it's on the ship, a story about a militiary Chef who was cooking up troops? How patriotic? And, for those old enough an ice bar experience called "The Meat Locker". More mazes on and off the ship with live (for how long) entertainment and a carnival of greasy food packed in.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride Clown
Sept 29-Oct 31st Select Nights
Griffith Park

4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Price varies by night $30 and up

We're not Crystal Lake clear, but it involves clowns, creepy clowns.

Reign Of Terror Haunted House
*sound when you got to the site
Open for 13 nights in 2017, starting September 30
Janss Marketplace (enter behind Gold's Gym)
197 N. Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 
$15 , $20 or $25 each
The award-winning Reign of Terror Haunted House features 8 interconnected fear-inducing attractions, 100 separate rooms to walk through and dozens of frightful characters (alive and dead!) waiting to give you a thrill...all indoors under one

Creep LA: Lore
Select dates from October  5th  through November 12th
Magic Box LA (1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, 90007; with entrance to Creep LA: Lore located at 986 Hill St, Los Angeles, CA, 90007)
Tickets for Creep LA: Lore are for ADULTS ONLY and scheduled to go on sale on Friday, September 15th at 10am PDT. Ticket prices start at $65. 

"Upon entering Creep LA: Lore, handlers will guide groups of eight brave souls inside this imagined universe where groups travel through a fully engaging, multi-sensory, 1-hour walk-thru experience within a dynamic and diverse environment of moody rooms, intimate encounters, and terrifying scenarios. At Creep LA: Lore, everyone is part of the experience whether they intend to be or not."

Lore will be based on Amazon Prime's new horror series of the same name coming out on Amazon Oct 13, which is a Friday.

Previews: October 5, 6, 7 & 12, 2017
Opening: October 13, 2017
Performances: October 14 - November 5, 2017
Special Performances: October 30 & 31
Secret Mid City Warehouse, 90019
Tickets $50 previews
$125 opening night
$65-$75 October 14 - November 5

 You receive a letter from your childhood friend who is haunted by a mysterious event in your shared past—and she needs your help. Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin is a multi-sensory, immersive, site-specific experience refracting ancient Japanese ghost stories through a modern, multi-cultural lens, revealing the noise of our histories and the silences that haunt us. A small group of twelve enters a room alone, the walls begins to thin, and a dark spirit stirs within you - will you ever escape it?

Select days October 7- Oct 29, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fillmore & Western Railway
351 Santa Clara St
"Take a train ride through the battle grounds of the Zombie Apocalypse! You will be armed with a paintball gun loaded with Zombie flesh eating toxic paintballs. Help beat back the attacking zombie hoards and return the un-dead to the dead! Help save humanity!"

Ghost Train
Fri., Sat., Sun. – Oct. 13, 14, 15 and Oct. 20, 21, 22
Fri., Sat., Sun., Mon., and Tues. – Oct. 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31
Time & Run Dates: 7– 10 pm.
5202 Zoo Dr
Los Angeles, California, CA 90027 
Tickets are $20 per rider

Get on a tiny train that's okay for the whole family that takes you through different Halloween decorated areas. 

Friday, October 13 – Sunday, October 15
8pm – Midnight
Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles
Exact location to be revealed upon confirmation of appointment.
Free, Must Register
*Looks like there getting help from Delusion
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment brings some their most terrifying horror films to life when HORROR REWIND arrives in Downtown Los Angeles the weekend of Friday the 13th. Taking place over the course of three nights, this immersive experience is produced by The Great Company in collaboration with the creators of premiere interactive horror theater Delusion.
In a secluded corner of the Arts District of Los Angeles, a deranged horror movie super fan, has created a living, breathing installation in homage to his four favorite films (THE FLY, THE HILLS HAVE EYES, 28 DAYS LATER and CARRIE). In tribute to these films, he has trapped innocent civilians inside and transformed them into demented and deformed monsters, forced to live-out his most terrifying celluloid nightmares.
For those who make it out alive, forget what your mother told you and stop by the ominous van parked outside. There you’ll be able to feed your own macabre obsessions and purchase any of 19 brand new Blu-rays featuring collectible packaging cover designs by acclaimed digital artist Orlando Arocena.  Limited edition posters of Arocena’s work will also be available as a gift with purchase while supplies last.
Fans can also purchase the full line-up of the Halloween faceplates from Arocena here:

The Backwoods Maze
October 13October 31
1912 N Pepper St, Burbank, CA 91505

A free maze that has been spooking the people of Burbank for years. It seems like whomever runs it, probably works in the movie industry, because it's way to good for a normal haunt.

October 21, 22, 28, 29 & 31st
7pm to 10pm
907 N. California St., Burbank, CA 91505
Free haunted house. 

October 27-28
eSports Arena
120 W 5th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
On October 27th and 28th, you’re invited to raise a glass to the occult and join the coven as the eSportsArena is transformed into ‘HEX’, the most twisted, sinister, Halloween gala outside of Salem. This costume party will feature heart-pounding live entertainment, interactive mischief, and devilish delights all wrapped into a wiccan d├ęcor which will leave you with nightmarish visions.

The Farm Home Haunt
Oct 28, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmThe Farm Home Haunt
1252 Norton Ave, Glendale, California 91202

The Farm Haunt will open the barn doors for all who dare to enter. Another free haunted house in the LA area.


Slashback Video Opening Reception
Started, Saturday, September 9 at 8 PM - 11:59 PM
Bearded Lady's Mystic Museum
3204 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, California 91505
Entry was $10 
Come to the opening reception of Slashback Video - an ode to the VHS days of horror that's one part pop-up shop and one part art installation. Step back in time to the 1980s when mom and pop video stores thrived and gaze upon a wide array of posters, VHS tapes, promos and more. Brought to you by Mixtape Massacre, Creepy Co., FRIGHT-RAGS, Waxwork Records and Phantom Carriage Brewery

Spider Pavilion
September 15 – November 26, 2017
Natural History Museum
General Admission + The Spider Pavilion is how it goes so, you'll have to walk through our lovely old museum first for $17 for adults, children 3-12, $10

event sponsored by Western Exterminator
Learn about our creepy crawly companions that eat all the nasty little insects around you at the Spider Pavilion. Like a Bizarro planet version of the Butterfly Pavilion, except this time it's filled with spiders. Over at 100 different species, building webs, surrounding you. Fun.

Boo at the L.A. Zoo
October 1 through 31, 2017
10 am – 4 pm
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Zoo Admission

Treat the imagination at Boo at the L.A. Zoo, where you’ll find Halloween adventure every day in October and special entertainment—including live performances, special animal feedings, pumpkin carving, and more—on weekends. With trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo on October 28 and 29 only. Costumes encouraged!

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch
October 6-30, 2017
Sunday – Thursday
Friday & Saturday
10100 Jefferson Blvd

A kid zone for Halloween that's well known for doing it for years. Multiple activities for the kids celebrating Halloween.
Culver City, CA 90232

Twin Peaks' Pop-Up
October 16 to October 22, 12-8 pm
7505 Melrose Avenue
Free entry

So they've recreated the Double R Diner from the show, stocked it with pie and David Lynch's coffee. They also have a ton of merch from the show you can buy. It's pretty great if you're a fan