Thursday, September 28, 2017

Halloween Update: Starting This Weekend

Halloween goes to full swing as we crossover to October this Sunday. All of our main haunts will be open and in the coming weeks we have an unending amount of horror movies to see a scares to explore. Be sure to check out this very loaded weekend which will bloat even further next month. If you need scares you have them.

As always check the Halloween Master List for the latest on all things to do in LA with Halloween in mind.

Beyond Fest 2017
Sept 29-Oct 10
Egyptian Theatre

Where to even start with the selection, it's not Fantastic Fest, but damn, it might be my favorite film festival LA has. You're a close second SpectreFest, but you in trouble with The Cinefamily being out right now.

They're showing some amazing horror cult classics like Slumber Party Massacre 1 & 2 with guests in person. Hellraiser has an anniversary screening and Suspiria, a horror gem I keep hearing about on the Shock Waves podcast that's 40 years old and is being remade for this year, weird.

There's so many free screenings too. I'm not sure why, but lucky if you can make it, you got to go in person to grab a seat for those.

Wicked Lit 2017
September 29 – November 11, 2017
(preview performance on September 28)
Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery
2300 N. Marengo Ave. Altadena

"Back for the 8th year at Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery, Wicked Lit 2017 features dynamic adaptations of classic horror literature presented as an immersive theatre experience!"

A 4 live play experience unfolds in front of you in a mausoleum and cemetery. And you're not sitting, you're following the shows.

The plays:
Thoth's Labyrinth
The Damned Thing
The Open Door+ Liliom

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

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!