Thursday, September 22, 2022

Halloween Update: Knott's Scary Farm Is Back, LA Haunted Hayride & More

Knott's joins the Halloween line-up for SoCal this weekend. Halloween is almost in full swing in the LA area. Oct 1st we'll see even more haunts and events added.

There's a nice list from Discover Los Angeles
Terrifying haunts to family-friendly events
by Liz Ohanesian  
 This year, the event returns September 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, October 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31. Knott's Scary Farm is open 7:00 pm – 1:00 am, excluding Fridays and Saturdays, where the event will run 7:00 pm – 2:00 am.
Knott’s Berry Farm - 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620$$
Knott’s Scary Farm turns 49. That's scaring people with experience. I think they're gonna go all out for their 50th, but in the mean time there's plenty of new mazes. But Knott's has plenty of old mazes from their huge catalog of scares from over the years to rely on too. Check out their full list of everything to do here.

New Offerings:

Bloodline 1842 (Maze) – Armed with the latest Bellatorian weaponry, you can choose to heed the call to action and embark on a perilous journey with the immortal Daybreakers. Travel through the busy city streets of Valdonia while hunting the bloodthirsty Valhymphri in an all-out war. Bring light into the darkness, survive the vicious onslaught of vampires, and bring honor to your order!

The Grimoire (Maze) – Turn the page and enter the world of an ancient relic whose dark stories exist purely to turn your greatest nightmares into a reality. Enter the world of a mysterious spell book and escape the demonic creatures inside or be eternally trapped within!

Beyond the Fog: A behind-the-scenes tour of Knott’s Scary Farm

Behind the scenes of Knott's Scary Farm, an army of talented builders and creators work hard to make California's original and most haunting Halloween event a success. For the first time, you can pull back the veil for a Lights On, Frights Off Tour. Join us for a 3-hour behind-the-scenes look at Knott's Scary Farm where you’ll learn the history of Scary Farm and take part in a walking tour of multiple Knott's Scary Farm mazes with the lights on! Grab your walking shoes for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to go Beyond the Fog.

Le Magnifique Carnaval du Grotesque (Show) – Calico Mine Stage

Step right up and walk into the mystique and darkness of the malevolent Le Magnifique Carnaval Du Grotesque. This reimagined show features a collection of death-defying feats and dangerous carnival acts to delight your darkest desires and fill your senses with terror.

Conjurers: Dark Magic (Show) – Bird Cage Theater The fog in Calico is thick. The screams of the denizens of the night echo all around. The only safe place to take refuge is in The Bird Cage Theatre with this newest evolution of the Conjurers magic show. You know the place, right next to the Undertaker. It seems that with death no longer the end, the Undertaker has nearly been run out of business. Fortunately, in all his dealings with death and the afterlife, he's got a few tricks up his sleeve. Tricks will come in handy as he crosses over to the other side to show our still-living guests what he's learned.
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
Starts Friday, September 23rd! Open select nights through Halloween
4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles CA 90027
General admission tickets start at $39.99
Guests can expect a return to Midnight Falls - a strange town that’s Halloween year round, featuring fan favorite mazes including the Hayride, Trick or Treat, Midnight Mortuary, and (S)Laughterhouse - a newly revamped maze for 2022. Monte Revolta - the self appointed Mayor of Midnight Falls - will be also making a triumphant return with his highly anticipated nightly Town Square performances. 

Fri, Sep 23, 2022, 6:00 PM
The Montalbán 1615 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028
On September 23rd, join authors Howard Berger and Marshall Julius at The Montalbán Theatre in Hollywood as they pick the brains of a panel of film and television's greatest Masters of Make-Up Effects, presented by Nostalgic Nebula. Hear the stories from the artists and take a deep dive into the history behind some of the most iconic creatures, appliances and make-up effects seen on screen.