Halloween Haunted Houses in Los Angeles

Haunted Houses, Mazes, Ship, Mortuary, Theater, Etc.

With the best special effects experts in the world, Los Angeles has some of the top haunted house attractions in the world. Here are some of the best Halloween haunted houses in LA, plus a haunted ship, haunted theater, mazes and more. If you are an event promoter, send updates here.

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    Creep LA

    Creep LA
    Photo courtesy of Creep LA

    From my 2016 Halloween Correspondent, Melissa Breccia:

    Creep LA is back to provide guests with yet another immersive and dark world. Last year, Creep LA left their mark on the horror scene as a new haunt that focused on the horrors of humans as opposed to monsters and spirits. While that idea has carried through into this year’s installment titled “ENTRY,” many significant changes have been made this time around.

    Located in Glassell Park within two huge warehouse spaces, “ENTRY” follows the story of a twisted, controversial artist from the ‘70s who never returned from his exploration of the darkness. Audiences begin their night in a lounge where they are free to converse with any of the demented characters that occupy the space, as well as purchase drinks.

    Once guests are sent into the main space they can expect constant interaction with the Creeps, as they have the ability to touch, move and separate groups as they see fit. There is a waiver that all participants must sign prior to this, but the Creeps are not inappropriately aggressive.

    Each guest in a group will be put through a slightly different experience, which is what keeps Creep LA exciting and innovative.

    Tickets are timed entry, 21+ only.
    Location: 2316 N San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA 
    Dates: Sep 15 - Oct 31, 2016, Thu -Sun, some Tues, Wed & Halloween
    Hours: 7- 9 pm, except Sat-Sun Oct 7 to Oct 30 + Oct 31, 7-11 pm
    Cost: $40-50
    Info: www.creepla.com

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    The Tension Experience: Ascension

    From my 2016 Halloween Correspondent, Melissa Breccia:

    Through a balanced mixture of intimate questioning, force-feeding of bizarre substances, blindfolding, sense deprivation and more over a two and a half hour period, The Tension Experience: Ascension offers a uniquely dark and sometimes even therapeutic immersive theatre experience. Ascension has been growing its audience for months and is an unbelievably elaborate show.

    The experience begins before guests even arrive, as emails with cryptic details of the show’s backstory offer context to the events that lie ahead. Tension is centered around the audience's journey of being processed and instructed by the OOA Institute, which is a cult-like organization with some sinister techniques for getting participants to open up and live in the moment.

    Every person who goes through Tension will have a completely different experience that is the direct effect of the behaviors and interests of that individual. Guests should be open-minded and honest in order to proceed through the well-written narrative, and expect to share deeply emotional parts of their personal lives.

    Tension creates an environment that challenges guests in a beautifully healing manner through the removal of inhibitions and the necessity of trusting strangers, whether actors or participants. While the show is undeniably twisted and unforgiving, it goes beyond typical scares to connect with participants on a very human level.
    Location: Boyle Heights (exact address will be sent in an email one or two days prior)
    Dates: Thursdays through Sundays, September 8- through Nov, 2016
    Hours: 7-11 p.m.
    Cost: $125
    Info: http://thetensionexperience.com

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    Los Angeles Haunted Hayride at the Old Zoo at Griffith Park

    LA Haunted Hayride
    Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

    The Haunted Hayride will take you on a bumpy night ride through the abandoned cages and habitats of the Old Zoo in the woods at Griffith Park

    From my 2016 Halloween Correspondent, Melissa Breccia:

    As haunted houses seem to grow more graphic and sinister over the years, Los Angeles Haunted Hayride maintains a fairly family-oriented atmosphere. While the scares and monsters are still creepy, the safety of being in a hayride offers some extra comfort.

    However, this year guests are asked to get off of the wagon to walk through another maze, temporarily leaving that comfort zone behind. The hayride includes a creative collection of scenes such as a demented plastic surgeon’s offices, a demonic ritual and even some twisted politician-type characters.

    Aside from the hayride there is also a dark maze called “House of Shadows” where a series of disorienting strobe lights are the only help you will receive in navigating your way through. Along with this, there is an amazing creepy neighborhood set up where guests can actually trick-or-treat by knocking on the doors of some ghoulish residents.  

    The haunted village called “Purgatory” that lies between the mazes includes a scary-go-round, hourly shows at Theatre Macabre, psychics, pumpkin carvings and more. LA Haunted Hayride sets the right tone for Halloween while being able to appeal to a wide variety of horror enthusiasts.

    Location: Griffith Park (Old Zoo), 4730 Crystal Springs Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027
    Dates: Oct 1 - 31, 2016
    Hours: Fri-Sat 7 pm - midnight, Thur & Mon, Sun 7-10:30 pm
    Cost:  $32-60 online depending on day and number of attractions included. Cash only at the gate. $5 off Mon & Thurs with Super Saver Tickets. Check Groupon for discount tickets.
    Info: www.losangeleshauntedhayride.com

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    Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns

    Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns
    Photo courtesy of Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns

    The whole family can enjoy the display of over 5000 hand-carved Jack O'Lanterns, including some carved as famous faces. They have moved to two different locations this year at the LA Convention Center and the Fairplex in Pomona.
    Location: LA Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015; Faiplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768
    Dates: Convention Center: Oct 13-16, 2016; Fairplex: Oct 27-30, 2016
    Hours: Thu-Sun 6 pm - 10:30 pm
    Cost:  $26 Adult. $22 for 3-12 & 65+, Free under 3. Earlybird discount code on the website. Check Goldstar.com for additional discount tickets.

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    Motel 6 Feet Under

    Motel 6 Feet Under is a haunted house that will be moving into the Anaheim Business Expo Center in Anaheim for the month of October.
    Location: Anaheim Business Expo Center, 1960 S. Anaheim Way, Anaheim, CA 92805
    Dates: Oct 7- 31, 2016
    Cost: $15-35 , weeknight Two for $20
    Info: www.motel6feetunder.org

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    Urban Death Tour of Terror at Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre

    Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre
    Photo courtesy of Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre

    Urban Death Tour of Terror is a series of macabre stories of "unfathomable monstrosities" played out at Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre in North Hollywood.

    From my 2016 Halloween Correspondent, Melissa Breccia:

    Zombie Joe’s “Tour of Terror” offers a unique interpretation of the limitless directions that a haunt can go in. Through a series of creepy performances, the actors contort and shape shift in front of an audience in a tight, intimate theater.

    Before arriving in the theater, audiences are let into the space in small groups through a dark maze. Flashlights are handed out to help navigate and to illuminate the eerie and disturbing scenes that lurk in the shadows.

    The theater space itself maintains atmospheric, ominous music from beginning to end and allows the audience to get dangerously close to the actors. The costumes seem handmade by a horrific madman and the postures, expressions and movements of each character feel natural and fluid. A long, reptilian alien creature, a twisting burlap sack and a petite, faceless girl are just a few of the things that live inside the theater.

    Although there is no singular narrative to the quick series of performances, the interactions of each character gives some context to help with imagining a backstory. After the show is over, audiences exit through the maze, which has been switched up since the initial walkthrough.

    Zombie Joe’s “Tour of Terror” has a passionate cast that is clearly energized and driven by horror. Their show is highly creative while still remaining in the realms of well-done simplicity. 

    Location: Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre, 4850 Lankershim Blvd North Hollywood, CA 91601 
    Dates: Oct 7 - Nov 5, 2016
    Cost: $15, check Goldstar for discount tickets.
    Info: zombiejoes.com

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    Reign of Terror Haunted House in Thousand Oaks

    From my 2016 Halloween Correspondent, Melissa Breccia:

    In the quiet city of Thousand Oaks, above an unsuspecting gym, Reign of Terror boasts an impressive 95 rooms of absolute horror. With eight themes that connect seamlessly and heavily prop-driven scares, this attraction maintains a unique and refreshing perspective. 

    There is only one (beautifully constructed) line that guests must wait in before being let into the haunt, which is a huge plus. Instead of setting up various mazes, all of the stories within Reign of Terror flow back-to-back, which also means that there is no time to catch your breath—this is how Reign of Terror lives up to its name.

    The narrow corridors and abundance of props could come off as cluttered, but have been well executed in this haunt. In order to build tension, ROT does not include scare actors in every room, leaving guests with the most enjoyable anxiety about what will happen next.

    Every scene is different but many share a highly gory theme. Blood and other bodily fluids stain a kitchen filled with roaches that appears to belong to a cannibal. While you might be too afraid of the prospects that lie ahead to acknowledge every room, the anxiety that Reign of Terror induces is highly enjoyable.

    Two family-friendly lights-on events will be held on Saturdays Oct 22 and 29.
    Location: 197 N Moorpark Rd #B, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (at Janss Marketplace above Gold's Gym) 
    Dates: Oct 1 - 31, 2016
    Hours: Fri and Sun 7 - 10 pm, Sat 7-11 pm, Lights on Oct 22 & 29, 1-4 pm
    Cost: $19, $30 Express, cash only at the gate. Lights on $5 kids, free for accompanying adults, $5 adults without kids.
    Info: rothauntedhouse.com

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    Haunted Trails in Laguna Niguel

    This year visitors will meet the inhabitants of Gallows Bend, including witches, witch doctors and their very scary victims. Not recommended for children under 8.
    Location: Crown Valley Park (emergency access road) 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA
    Dates: Thu - Sat Oct 22-24, 2015 (2016 TBA)
    Hours: Thu 6:30-8:30 pm, Fri-Sat 6:30-10:00 pm
    Cost: $12 all ages
    Info: http://ci.laguna-niguel.ca.us, (949) 425-5100

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    The Unknown: Haunted Adventure in Burbank

    A 20 minute haunted walk through a transformed Starlight Bowl at Stough Canyon Park in Burbank with refreshments, games, face painting and scary campfire stories. No children under 6. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Not recommended for people who have nightmares.
    Location: Stough Canyon Park, 1335 Lockheed View Drive
    Dates: Oct 14-15 and 22, 2016
    Hours: 7-9 pm
    Cost: $5 all ages
    Info:  burbankca.gov

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    Door 17

    The story at Door 17 takes you through Paula's nightmare of Gluttire University, where she's chased by pig demons and her painful past including "suicide, assault, drug use, bullying, physical abuse" and psychotic extremes. People are sent through in groups of six to eight. This attraction allows the actors and other items to touch you. According to the website, "You may be exposed to or come in contact with: the ground, electrical shock, claustrophobia, touching/licking, reptiles, fish, insects, arachnids, liquids, foul scents, dizziness, fog, strobe lighting, food products, loud noises and extreme temperatures."
    Location: Tustin Marketplace, 2856 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92782
    Dates: Oct 14-15 and 22, 2016
    Hours: 7-9 pm
    Cost: $22-29 GA, $27-35 VIP speed pass
    Info: the17thdoor.com
    Note: Not recommended under age 13. 

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