Wednesday, September 12, 2018

LA Halloween Guide 2018: Haunts & Experiences

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Yes, sir, ma'am or whatever we have the newest guide for all things creepy and crawly in LA. This hear covers the Haunts and Experiences and it will grow as more activities come in from the dark. September is only the start, October's gonna have
so much more.


Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights
Select Night Sept 14 - Nov 3
Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
$tarts at $60-$97
$pecial prices for different passes

Universal has the top tier names with mazes based on such hits like Stranger Things and the upcoming reboot of Halloween with Micheal Myers. There's some great nods to horror aficionados with mazes based on Poltergeist 1982 and Trick 'r Treat from Micheal Dougherty. Seven strong mazes to scare you this year including mazes based on Stranger Things and classic cult horror films Poltergeist & Trick ‘r Treat. With some new fun mazes based on the upcoming Halloween with Micheal Myers and Blumhouse's films.

Select Nights September 20 - October 31
Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620
$taer at $42 and up
Two new mazes, “The Depth’s and “Dark Entities” will be joining seven other mazes for a total of nine places to get you scares on it the oldest theme park to do haunts.“Knott’s Scary Farm is the largest and most haunting Halloween experience in Southern California, with unimaginable scares and innovative thrills that can’t be found anywhere else. The fully transformed theme park features uniquely haunted mazes and attractions, sinister shows and more than 1,000 horrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding in every corner of the park. This Halloween event has all the ingredients of a truly terrifying nightmare. But unlike most dreams, Knott’s Scary Farm is a nightmare you can’t wake up from -- which makes it the thing to do for Halloween.”
Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor
Select Nights September 27 – November 2
1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802
Tickets start at $20 on select nights

"Let the countdown begin: 6 blood-curdling mazes, 5 weeks of terror, 3 new secret bars, 2 electrifying stages, 1 way out…Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, Southern California’s most authentically terrifying haunt, will once again rise from the depths on September 27, drenched in legend and oozing with a sordid past. Regarded as one of the most haunted places on Earth, the Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor is a thrill-seekers’ delight, blurring the lines of history and hysteria, and for the 2018 season, the event will disorient fans with an entirely NEW park footprint along with NEW maze designs, INTERACTIVE alternate paths, and THRILLING live entertainment."

Select Nights Sept 29-Oct 31
Griffith Park (OLD ZOO)
4730 Crystal Springs Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Hayride Only $30.99 All attractions $39.99

“For fans that have been to every hayride, it will be an unforgettable ride through the nightmares the hayride has been inducing for years.  You will also be treated to new surprises and some larger than life additions that one would expect for a celebration as grand as a 10 Year Anniversary. For first timers, the experience will be a hayride on steroids as every memorable demon and apparition returns to say hello once again. Do you remember the demon church of “The Congregation”? Or the legions of psychopathic clowns from “Though The Eyes Of A Child”? Maybe you’d love to take a ride back through “The Rift”? Then, this is your year and then some! If you haven’t been to the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, you will not want to miss out on this limited run special edition.
*Other activities at Hayride include: Purgatory experience, House Of Shadows Dark Maze and Trick Or Treat experience.

Creep LA: Awake
October 5 -November 4
Row DTLA 777 S. Alameda St. Los Angeles, California
$89, adults only
Creep LA is back again with a new concept that’s gonna keep those peepers open in it’s newest experience “Awake.” They always impress us on some level with being one of the best interactive haunts you can choose for Halloween.
“With only 6 shows a night, each performance allows 25 brave souls inside an imagined universe. AWAKE is a fully engaging, multi-sensory, 75-minute walk-through experience within a dynamic and diverse environment of moody rooms, intimate encounters, and terrifying scenarios.”

Horror Made Here: A Festival of Frights Experience
October 5-6, 12-14, 18-21 and 25-28.
7:00 PM- 1:00 AM
WB Lot
6510 Forrest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles CA, 90068
$79, price varies by date
$169 Loser's Club VIP

"This Halloween season, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood dares you to enter our iconic backlot for an incredible Halloween party where evil clowns, demon nuns, super villains, possessed dolls and the devil himself will come to life. Be prepared to face your deepest fears and see what nightmares await you from the twisted minds that brought you IT, The Conjuring, Freddy vs. Jason, The Exorcist, and from WB Games, Batman: Arkham Asylum."

Señor Plummer's Final Fiesta
Plummer Park
Select Nights Oct 12-Nov 3
7377 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
*Preview nights and special pay what you can night

"It’s 1942 and you receive an invitation to the book launch of Señor Plummer: The Life and Laughter of an Old Californian, Eugenio Plummer’s (mostly) true account of his life in early Los Angeles. You arrive in the newly dedicated Plummer Park, only steps away from where Plummer himself has lived since 1877 - but the festivities stir up a merry band of ghosts and shadows who sweep you into a past filled with wild west duels, pirates, land-grabs, violent mobs, shark-riding, romances, epic court battles, and, of course, fiestas."

*Delusion: The Blue Blade is already sold out...into December. So, will have updates on the site if there's more dates added within this Halloween season or later this year. We will be revieing this year's event at a later time.

Sep 21st-Oct 31st-Select Nights
West Fullerton Shopping Center
1851 W Orangethorpe Ave
Fullerton, CA 92833
This is pretty far out from regular LA, but worth it as one of the most high ranked haunts.

The World's Tiniest Haunted House
Oct 12 until Halloween
StarMaker's Costumes
241 Concord Street, Glendale CA 91203
Free entry with costume rental

They're claiming to have the world's tiniest haunted house. "Hidden Deep Inside Our Costume Shop, Lurks the World's Tiniest Haunted House! It's teeny, it's tiny and it's scary! "

The Backwoods Maze
October 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 31
1912 North Pepper Street
Burbank, CA 91505
Free, Donations accepted

A home haunt you cant judge from it's web-site. We've loved going to this place last year. Whomever is running it must work in the industry because the level of this is on par with the theme parks.

Killppetto's Toy Shop
October 20-21, 27-28, 31
907 N. California Street
Burbank, CA 91505
Free, Donations accepted 
We've never been, but another home haunt with a great reputation. If in Burbank, get in line and be ready to be scared just like if you were going to a theme park.


Revenge of Slashback Video
Sept 8- Nov
Bearded Lady's Mystic Museum
3204 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, California 91505

"It's back! The sequel to last fall's hit horror/VHS immersive art installation is coming. Doors open on our opening reception September 8th. For those who don't know what Slashback Video is...It's an ode to the VHS days of horror that's one part exhibit and one part art show. Step back in time to the 1980s/early-'90s when mom and pop video stores thrived and gaze upon a wide array of posters, VHS tapes, promos, laserdiscs and video games! All of this is brought to you by The Mystic Museum & Ciara and Ryan Turek."

September 8 - October 13, 2018
Corey Helford Gallery
571 South Anderson Street

Halloween is coming early to Corey Helford Gallery. In honor of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, over 100 artists will debut never-before-seen works paying homage to the iconic monster in a group show of the same name.

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies – LA 
Thursdays, September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13

Philosophical Research Society 
3910 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles $12 advance / $15 on the door / $40 Full semester pass

"The new LA branch will be co-directed by Miskatonic founder Kier-La Janisse with scholars Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry, both of the Shock Wavespodcast. Classes will begin on September 13th with a monthly pilot season, starting with a masterclass with filmmaker Don Coscarelli (PHANTASM, BUBBA HO-TEP, JOHN DIES AT THE END) – whose new book True Indie: Life and Death in Filmmakingis due out October 2 - moderated by Blumhouse’s Ryan Turek. The season will continue with a class on aquatic horror by filmmaker and Miskatonic LA co-director Rebekah McKendry, PhD, author David J. Skal expanding on ideas from his book The Horror Showabout the ways medical crises such as Thalidimide and AIDS were manifested in horror cinema, and filmmaker Rodman Flender with a breakdown and analysis of the Murder Set Piece in horror."

Son of Monsterpalooza
Sept 14-16
The Marriott Burbank Convention Center & Hotel
2500 North Hollywood Way
Burbank, California 91505
$tarts at $25 three day pass $60

"Meet award winning artists behind some of the greatest creatures ever created with a selection of over 150 exhibitors selling one of a kind creations, LIVE makeup demonstrations and more! Experience two special exhibits, with one featuring original creations from sculptures to paintings in an atmospheric setting! Each Son of Monsterpalooza event features dozens of special celebrity guests from the worlds of Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy. Past guests have included actors from film franchises such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, HalloweenThe Omen, Phantasm, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Day of the Dead and MANY MORE!"

September 16 - November 25, 2018
Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007
$19 for adults
$12 for kids 3-12
Free under 3

"Our one-of-a-kind Spider Pavilion offers a truly unique experience. Walk through a safe, fascinating open-air pavilion and learn about the amazing engineering that goes into each spider's web."

Los Angeles Zoo 
5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Admission to the Zoo 
"Treat the imagination at Boo at the L.A. Zoo, where you’ll find spooktacular fun every day in October, and entertainment and activities – including live shows, special animal feedings, and themed photo ops – on weekends. Costumes are encouraged!"

Zombie Hunter Train
Select Nights Sept 29-Nov 3
364 Main St
Fillmore, CA 93015 Zombie Hunter - $55
Ride Only - $25

"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 hordes and return the un-dead to the dead! Help save humanity! Zombies DO NOT shoot back"

Wicked Lit: The Chimes & The Corpse
October 4 - November 10, select nights
Two curtain times: 7:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Mountain View Mausoleum
2300 N. Marengo Ave.
Altadena CA 91001
$30 and up

You"ll be walking with and watching plays at a real-life mausoleum and sometimes you"ll become part of them."Wicked Lit is back for the 9th year at Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery!  This year's production, The Chimes & The Corpse, features two dynamic and immersive adaptations of classic horror literature ~ Teig O'Kane and the Corpse by Ernest Rhys and The Chimes: A Goblin Story by Charles Dickens."
*- No pre-show performances, but there will be an interactive “museum” exhibit featuring past Wicked Lit costumes, puppets, and photo opportunities

Oct 5- Oct 31 Select Nights
Little Tokyo
"Ghouls, ghosts, and goblins of all ages are invited if they dare to experience Little Tokyo like never before for Haunted Little Tokyo 2018! Halloween festivities will be celebrated throughout the whole month of October with pumpkin patches, trick-or-treating, spooky sounds, ghostly games, free Halloween movie screenings, ‘haunted’ walking tours, themed drink specials, and more, ending with a frightfully-fun block party and costume contest on Saturday, October 27th."

5th Annual Olvera Street Muertos Artwalk
Saturday, October 6 at 10 AM – 7 PM
Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

"In it's 5th year, the Olvera Street Muertos Artwalk brings together artists from the greater Los Angeles Community. Shop small and shop local by supporting these artists and the merchants on Olvera Street. More than 40 local artists will be selling original artwork, clothing, jewelry, face painting and more!"

H40: 40 Years of Terror
Oct 12-14
Pasadena Convention Center  
300 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101
$tarts at $30 

Enjoy everything from the Halloween film series. Guests from every movie, screenings of the films. A true fan event for a psycho killer.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery Tour
Saturday, October 13, 2018
10 AM - 3 PM (tours start at various times during these hours and last approximately 2.5 hours)
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Tickets are $20 per person

The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles returns to Hollywood Forever Cemetery for the 35th year, to share the life stories (including the scandals!) of early Hollywood's pioneers, movie stars and moguls.
The 2-1/2-hour docent walking tour is highlighted by some living history "visits" with several of the luminaries buried there. Founded in 1899, Hollywood Forever is the final resting place of silent film swashbuckler Douglas Fairbanks, heart throb Rudolph Valentino, film director Cecil B. DeMille, actress Marion Davies and many other legendary Los Angelinos.

Weekends in October starting Oct 13
5202 Zoo Dr.
Los Angeles, California 90027
“LA Live Steamers announces the return of our very popular Ghost Train. Guests are treated to a 23-minute journey through an imaginary world while riding aboard 1/8th scale trains. The show is designed to be spooky, yet family friendly.”

Long Beach Zombie Fest
October 19-21
Rainbow Lagoon Park
$5 Fri * $13 Sat/Sun
(Get an extra $1 OFF using promo code YELP)
Children under 12 Free when accompanied by an adult.
DOES NOT include Food or Drinks.
Fri. 5-10PM * Sat/Sun 3-10PM

"Hordes of rotting revelers are rising from their graves preparing to invade the Rainbow Lagoon. Long Beach Zombie Fest scares up a hell of a good time in truly macabre fashion with an assortment of activities for the whole family to enjoy. You're invited to shuffle your corpses to Long Beach for three days of fun this Halloween season. The wannabe walking dead will channel their inner zombie at this three-day festival as they take over Long Beach."

A Night at the Haunted Mansion
Friday, October 26, 9PM - 2AM
5574 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood
Free, Must Register

"Calling all BOYS & GHOULS...for one night only, step beyond the velvet curtains on All Hallows Eve and into an evening of nouveau Franco frights and hellish delights that can only be known as A Night at The Haunted Mansion. NO ONE HERE MAKES IT OUT ALIVE."

6th Annual Santa Monica Zombie Crawl
Saturday, Oct. 27, 6 p.m.-Close
Rusty's Surf Ranch 256 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401
$15 and up

*Dress like a zombie.
Enjoy Spooky Food & Drink Specials All Night at over 8 of the city's most popular bars & restaurants starting at Rusty's on the Pier and ending at the Official After Party at 1212 on the Promenade with DJ, Dancing, Late Night Happy Hour Menu, Contests & more.

Saturday, October 27 and
Sunday, October 28, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
South Patio
Union Station
800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

"Two-Day, Family Friendly Event to Feature a Zombie Zone Hay Maze, Treats-on-Track Trail, Hourly Monster Mash Dance Party and Pet Parade & Costume Contest."

Mourning and Halloween Tours at Heritage Square Museum
Oct. 27-28, noon – 4pm
Heritage Square
3800 Homer Street
$20 adults, $15 members/seniors $8 children, free for kids 5 and younger.

Adults can join in reenactment of an Edwardian funeral to learn customs and attitudes about turn-of-the-century death as well as join in a séance. The kid’s program (only on Sunday Oct. 28) features period games, harvest crafts, trick or treating and a pumpkin patch. Free with admission

Wednesday, October 31 7:00pm
UCBT Sunset
5419 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 
$7 Entry will be on a first come/first serve rolling basis. On arrival, please check-in with the box office to receive your ticket and time.

"An Immersive Comedy Haunted House! In this Immersive Comedy Experience, audience members will make their way through multiple rooms in the UCB Sunset building attempting to help the Snapchat Ghost right the Internet's wrongs.

Legend has it that the UCB Sunset building was once the site of a mental asylum that shut down after everybody in it died at the same time.
And now, every year on October 31st, all the Internet demons buried under UCB Sunset rise up for vengeance. It's up to you to stop UCB Sunset from becoming a portal for all of the internet's trolls, haters, Yodel Bois, Damned Daniels, and Yelp reviewers to cross over from the internet and bug us IRL."