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Friday, October 2, 2020

Halloween 2020: LA Guide To Everything Halloween

Scary isn't it? Not knowing what do. Don't be too frightened. We at TTDILA are here to help you with our database of all haunts, horror films & anything else that might be spooky in the LA area this October.

This list will be updated throughout October, so it's in your best interest to save it to your favorites. And if not it'll be on the right side of the site for the remainder of October. (As long as your not on the mobile site)
Other site Halloween guides that for some reason are numbered based making us think we should have done that too.
Drive-Thru Haunts & Other Places

Tunnel of Terror OC- A Haunted Car Wash
Oct. 17, 22-24, 29-31, 2020 - 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Huntington Beach Xpress
16061 Beach Boulevard Huntington Beach, CA 92647
$20, comes with a car wash
From the comfort of your own vehicle, get a world class car wash, and experience a haunted tunnel that you and loved ones will never forget.
3 nights in October during Halloween Week (29th - 31st)
$50 for up to five of the same household

The people behind Creep LA are actually doing something and they've always managed to get under my skin and give me nightmares, but it's an extremely short-run and way different experience.

INSIDE, a socially-distant bite-sized Halloween treat. Quarantined households (up to 5 max) are invited to a guided outdoor ghost tour. Guests will creep around an iconic haunted LA property for a quick night of spooky stories and striking visuals. Ghostly poetry chronicles this mansion’s dark history as guests get a glimpse INSIDE decades of horrific Halloween nights at home.

INSIDE will pop-up for 3 nights in October during Halloween Week (29th - 31st)
 Reservations are extremely limited and sure to sell out.

Urban Legends of Southern California is starting Oct 1st thru Nov 1st, but it's taking place at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Tickets start at $49.99 and up.

The people behind this one have done Dark Harbor and look like they've given it a lot of thought. This one has different zones, where your car will come to a complete stop and a horror story will unfold and in-between you'll have drive-thru scares.

Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience is taking place in October. It"ll cost you $59 per car and is located somewhere in downtown LA. It's got all the marking of Netflix, so it's as an official haunt for the show.

Update: from missfortunate966 on Reddit

you have to pay and extra $31+ per person over 2 people.

What'll happen? It looks like you'll cruise in your car around Hawkins and probably the Upside Down at some point I'll while being scared by monsters from the show. It sounds great for fans of the show.

The Haunted Hayride isn't dead, like so many other places we posted about, it's become a drive-thru haunt.
 $49.99 and up 
The Standard ticket admits 1 vehicle and up to 2 persons (Driver & Passenger)
(go over all the fine print to make sure everyone can come) 

From the site:
You will drive down a creepy stretch of road featuring some of the sets and scenic environments you've come to love at the hayride, followed by a haunted show featuring an original multimedia story displayed on a 40 foot screen, as well as horrifying sets and live characters from Midnight Falls!
Oct 9-11
Monday — Friday
3pm - 9pm
Saturday — Sunday
3pm - 9pm
6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
$70-$90 per vehicle
An all-ages-friendly drive-thru experience. Keep the fun traditions and excitement of Halloween alive in a safe, engaging, interactive & immersive format. Windows down, masks on! The experience will last between 25-35 minutes. And you get a pumpkin out of it too.

Oct 1-Nov 1 
Our new extended driving trail will feature thousands of hand-carved and illuminated Jack O’ Lanterns as attendees make their way around King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas, CA. Immerse yourself in an instagrammable Halloween wonderland and experience what everyone is talking about! 
Halloween at Descanso
Oct 1-31
Advance ticketing is required for non-members and can be purchased at beginning Monday, September 28 at 10am. On Halloween night, Saturday, October 31, extended hours will be reserved for members at the Family Plus level and above.

Throughout the month of October, celebrate Halloween at Descanso, a pumpkin-filled extravaganza that invites guests to safely wind their way through socially-distanced, pumpkin-themed displays in the most popular sections of Descanso Gardens.

Children 14 and under are invited to wear their costumes – and masks – as they explore and enjoy autumn in the Gardens. The Kitchen at Descanso will have a variety of warm, fall-inspired drinks and soups available, along with such seasonal favorites as caramel corn and churros.

* Almost sold-out
Knott's Taste of Fall-O-Ween will take place Fridays through Sundays plus select added Thursdays, September 25 - November 1. The only way to experience Knott's Taste of Fall-O-Ween is with a tasting card purchased in advance at (a tasting card is required for event entry). Event hours will be Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12pm to 9pm and Sundays from 12pm to 8pm.

Regular tasting cards (ages 12+) are priced at $35 (plus tax) and will include five food tastings and Junior tasting cards (ages 3-11) are $20 (plus tax)

Guests of all ages can dress up in their most festive costumes* to experience one-of-a-kind themed food and treats, exclusive event merchandise including specialty items from local crafters, an all-new “Into the Fog” art show, and so much more. Plus included with a junior tasting card, young guests will have an opportunity to take a trip through the fully-themed Camp Snoopy Trick-or-Treat Trail presented by Hershey and Ralphs, loaded with multiple treat stations and special spooky decorations. All Knott's Taste of Fall-O-Ween activities will be conducted at a safe and socially distant space for families to enjoy.

Open select dates and times throughout October, 2020
A special drive-thru Halloween event taking place at Legg Lake, only 12 miles from downtown L.A.! From Meyer2Meyer Entertainment, the creators of House of Spirits: A Haunted Cocktail Soiree, Kaleidoscope Experience, co-creators of Rated R Speakeasy and the former creative director behind 10 years of the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride and Great Horror Campout.

This unique twist on the drive-thru/drive-into haunted attraction offers a delectable Halloween food crawl that snakes its way around eerie Legg Lake, includes 8 Bites, campfire dessert, fall-favorite warm beverage and immersive entertainment that guests can enjoy from the safety of their own vehicle. 
Icons of Darkness Exhibit

Check out a huge collection of props, memorabilia and costumes from hundreds of movies, many of them from horror movies starting this September.

For those who love the Halloween movie franchise, you've got this art gallery in the house from the original movie.


October 24 & 25th
Heritage Square Museum 
3800 Homer Street 
Los Angeles, CA 90031 
$10 – $20

Spider Pavilion
October 25 – November 29, 2020
The first batch of tickets will be available at on Wednesday, October 14
● Open to non-members Thursdays through Sundays from 11:20 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as of October 25
● Member and Invited Community Partner Previews: Thursday, October 22, Friday, October 23, and Saturday, October 24, from 9:40 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
● Special Member Hours: Thursdays through Sundays from 9:40 to 11:00 a.m. starting October 25
Ticket Prices:
● Spider Pavilion tickets are $6 and include Nature Garden access before timed entry to the Pavilion
● FREE for members and invited community partners
● There is no general admission fee
● Passes for NHM’s Car Park must be pre-paid and will be sold online to avoid in-person transactions or handling of paper, and to be touchless in payment. Please check the NHMLAC website for parking prices and details.
● Cash will be accepted onsite, but touchless transactions are preferred

The seasonal Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum (NHM) will open to the public for limited days and hours from October 25 through November 29, 2020, with previews for members and invited community partners beginning October 22. The Spider Pavilion features several hundred orbweaver spiders in an outdoor enclosure filled with plants, natural light, and spacious pathways that allow visitors to safely connect with nature in the heart of L.A.


Haunted Museum
Saturday October 24, 2020 at 3:00 pm PDT
Tickets are available at

Ticket Prices:
● Non-Members: $25 donation per household
● Members (Individual - Patron Levels): $15
● Members (Naturalists - Fellows Levels): Free, includes a Nickelodeon Slime Kit
On Saturday, October 24, NHMLAC will host the first ever Haunted Museum at Home. Discover the science of slime with goopy games, sticky scientific demonstrations, and creepy presentations. The virtual event will be held over Zoom.

Saturday, October 24 and Friday, October 30 at 7pm PST 
QuaranSCREAM Live reimagines the classic comedy-horror in 2020 and life in quarantine when during the pandemic, a masked killer begins terrorizing a small town. Using social media and video chats, a group of friends try to stay alive by following the "rules" of horror films but the deadly stalker always seems to be one click ahead of them.

Haunted Little Tokyo: Virtual Ghost TourSat, October 24, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PDT

Go on a journey through Little Tokyo’s haunted past and present with a special, virtual guided tour of historical buildings, ghostly tales, and paranormal experiences in this over 100-year-old historic and cultural neighborhood. Join Little Tokyo Historical Society ghost reporter, Bill Watanabe, as he walks us through four unique spots with reported paranormal activity in the neighborhood and is joined by eyewitnesses of these eerie events.

The 17th Door
1851 W Orangethorpe Ave Fullerton, CA 92833
Select Nights October
$32 and up 
This seems to be the only real Haunt going on, but with a lot of precautions. It's up to you to make sure if you feel safe enough to try it out. They are a pro haunt and having been doing it for years. Check out their site to see what you gotta do to get in.

Haunted Little Tokyo Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, October 31 | 4-7 PM, while supplies last

Café Dulce, 134 Japanese Village Plaza

 Pick up your map at Café Dulce in the Japanese Village Plaza to discover outdoor locations around Little Tokyo where you can receive fun treats. Visit all locations and you can spin for a special prize. Costumes encouraged, masks required!

Día de los Muertos Art Installation
Saturday, October 31 - Monday, November 2
Third Street Promenade sculptures to be on display from 10 am - 8 pm

La Catrina sculptures are viewable at nine locations on Third Street Promenade and four locations on the Santa Monica Pier.
Soltero’s iconic sculptures of La Catrina range up to 14 feet in height and welcome guests to the Promenade and Pier in brightly colored traditional Mexican attire inspired by Day of the Dead traditions and Mexican icons and embroidery. La Catrina was first born out of Mexican social satire and has become a well-known figure in celebration of the holiday.
Horror Films

Late Night Drive-In

Screenings start at 8pm; admission begins at 6:30pm.
Andaz Hotel is 8401 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood
$56.25 plus tax, which grants admission for one car and all occupants; food is extra.
  • October 2: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • October 3: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
  • October 23: The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
  • October 24: Halloween (1978)
  • October 29: Suspiria (1977)
  • October 30: An American Werewolf in London (1982)
  • October 31: Young Frankenstein (1974) & Braindead (a.k.a. Dead Alive, 1992)

Oct 6-Oct 15
The Plant Drive In
Regency Theatres Van Nuys Plant 16
7876 Van Nuys Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 91402

Screamfest is still alive and scaring us with new horror films and creepy shorts. Gotta say, I still hate the web-site, the darn monster hides info like it doesn't want people to know about showings like Halloween I-V, Anonymous Animals and The Initation. And it is filled to the brim with shorts.

Select Night Oct 8-Nov 1
Glendale Sears Parking Lot
211 West California Avenue
Glendale, CA 91203 
$ price varies per picture, but usually starts at $23

Secret Movie Club gives us some great horror service this Halloween by showing so many horror classics at the drive-in. Multiple nights to get you chills going throughout October. Check the link above from a wide rang of horrors some friendly for families and some so scary you still might want your parents with you.

Oct 23-25
Free, Must Request Tickets

Join us at Hulu's first-ever Huluween Drive-in - an immersive experience unlike any other. The event features four nights of movies ranging from spooky to downright scary, and a haunted drive-through forest you won’t soon forget. If you’re looking for some scare-a-py this Huluween season, request your tickets for a fright that feels oh so right. 

Sinaloa Scream
Harleys Bowl
Simi Valley
480 E Los Angeles Ave
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Starts Oct 16, select nights
Horror films playing on the weekend with a Halloween themed drive-in

Gates open at 5 pm

Halloween Themed Drive-in Experience! The Sinaloa Scream Drive-in will be Decorated to Chill Your Bones! Before the Movie – Live DJ, Lazer Lights, Spooky Fog, and our Scary Staff  



Secret Screening #3
Saturday, October 24th

You’ve seen this undisputed classic before, but not like this. Join us for a fresh look at the sights and sounds of one of the most influential – and terrifying – movies ever made.

Secret Screening #4
Saturday, October 31st

Spend Halloween with one of the most aggressively scary films of 2020 at this special sneak preview screening.


Multi-sensory live action event kicks off with Blood Quantum on Thursday the 29th, with Host following on Friday the 30th and The Mortuary Collection running on the 31st. Each experience will run twice nightly at 7pm and 10pm with tickets costing $50 per car or $75 for a VIP experience.
  • Blood Quantum — The dead are coming back to life, but in the isolated Mi’gmaq reserve of Red Crow, the indigenous inhabitants are immune to the zombie plague. Traylor (Michael Greyeyes, True Detective), the tribal sheriff, must protect his son’s pregnant girlfriend, apocalyptic refugees and people of the reservation from hordes of walking white corpses.
  • Host — Six friends get together during lockdown for their weekly zoom call and instead of a quiz, Hayley (Hayley Bishop, Dawn of the Deaf) has arranged for a Medium to conduct a virtual séance. But a demonic presence has crossed over, threatening to pick them off one by one.
  • The Mortuary Collection — A young drifter applies for a job at the local mortuary and meets an eccentric mortician (Clancy Brown, The Shawshank Redemption) who chronicles the strange history of the town through a series of twisted tales, each more terrifying than the last.

Joe Bob's Haunted Drive-In
October 27 & 28, 7pm Each Night
Rose Bowl on October 31, 8pm
The Roadium Drive-In
2500 W. Redondo Beach Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90504
Starts at $99 per car

The Halloween Season is here to stay! Get your tickets for Joe Bob's Haunted Drive-In, a haunt/drive-in movie experience where you'll be in the middle of a zombie attack! As drive-in expert/horror host Joe Bob Briggs and his friends appear on screen to present the films, real zombies will take over the drive-in, interacting with the crowd and on-screen entertainment to create a scary, fun, and immersive night unlike any other

  • Thursday, October 29 – Clue (1985, PG)
  • Friday, October 30 – Goosebumps (2015, PG)
  • Saturday, October 31 – The Addams Family (2019, PG)
  • Sunday, November 1 – Poltergeist (1982, PG-13)

$100 per vehicle for up to two guests
$140 per vehicle for three or more guests – members save $15 with their discount code!

Gather the brood for ghoulishly fun-yet-safe night as the Zoo’s parking lot transforms into a creepy-cool classic drive-in theater, offering boo-tiful photo ops, treat bags with candy and fun swag, and devilishly good food available for purchase via mobile ordering. Arrive early to catch the preshow video presentation featuring favorite Zoo animals, trivia challenges and more. And get in the spirit by dressing in costume and decorating your vehicle!