Find the best Halloween haunted houses in California 2018. The state has many haunted attractions featuring lots of zombies, demons, vampires, devils, and Freddy’s that work in Hollywood. We have separate attraction links and listings for haunted houses USA, haunted corn mazes, haunted trails, haunted zombie paintball, haunted forests, haunted hayrides, and ghost tours.
Also check out our list of the Top 100 Haunted Houses 2017 in America. Is your favorite haunted attraction on the top 10 and top 100 state list?
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California has some of the largest Scream Parks in the US. Hollywood keeps producing scary characters. Enjoy a movie and take your friends to a fun house this October. You will love the thrill of being scared out of your mind.
We ask is that you don’t let any of the ghosts escape from their California haunted houses. We can’t have them taking over the internet by invading Silicon Valley. Thank you and enjoy.
Blind Scream - Rohnert Partk, CA
Opens October 6th for scary fun. Blind Scream operates at the Sonoma Mountain Village. It runs starting at 7:00 pm and closes at 10:00 pm or 11:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. This years attractions include walk through outdoor mazes Blackout, and the all new attractions Uncle Chuckle’s 3D Mad House, plus the new haunted house Slaughter Shack. Check webpage for additional dates.
Callson Manor DireWorld Scarepark - Roseville, CA
Callson Manor joined with Heartstoppers Haunted House to create the attraction DireWorld Scarepark. As Sacramento’s largest haunted house, Callson Manor features 9 scare attractions plus it provides a wonderful group of entertainment events. The haunts are The Chase, Road Kill Café, Darkness, Panic, Vampire’s Crypt, Callison Manor, Oddities, The Asylum, and Chainsaw Maze. They advertise they will “change the way you scream.” Callson Manor is located in Roseville at the Placer County Fairgrounds. The times are 7:30 pm to 10 pm. In addition to the haunts, enjoy Bubbles BBQ, the tarot reader, The Long Dead Stage show, and zombie paintball.
Cemetarium - Citrus Heights, CA
Cemetarium operates the 20,000 square foot haunt named Terror in the Night. It has over 100 volunteers working each night. It opens their Full Scare show in early October. Attractions include KAUS, Alternative Therapy, Zombie Heights, Hallway of Fear, and the all new Psycho Circus. Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are for the combo low scare ticket or for the full scare combo ticket. Individual tickets to a single attraction are less. They operate as a low scary family facility on select nights. They open for full scare on select nights.
Creep Los Angeles - , CA
Creep is located at 2316 N. San Fernando Rd. in Los Angeles. It takes about 60 minutes to go through this multi-sensory experience of fright. You go through the attraction in groups of 8 to explore the hidden scenes, intimate encounters and momemts of fright. Expect to be scared.
Cursi House of Screams - Concord, CA
Dead Time Dreams - Santa Clara County, CA
Tickets are available for Dead Time Dreams. It features the twisted maze Meat Factory and the zombie apocalypse haunt The Church. There is also a midway of terror wait area with freaks, creatures and shows each night. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Doors close 11:00 pm weekdays and 12:00 am weekends. They have free parking.
Deathworkz - Modesto, CA
The new theme is Welcome To The Crate. Experience screams, tears, and fear during their 4 nights of fright beginning late October.
Empty Grave Haunted House - Laguna Hills, CA
Fear Overload - San Leandro, CA
The fun begins September 29th. The three haunts at Fear Overload are Static Noise, The Plastic Surgeon, plus Live Horror Entertainment. A high shock attraction with horrifying scenes about San Francisco’s grisliest serial killer. You Psychotic takes you into a labyrinth experience through the paranormal. Are you next? Costumes can be worn but leave the face paint and mask at home. Tickets start at $25. Doors are open at 7:00 pm until 12:00 am on most Friday and Saturday nights or 10:00 pm on other nights. Caution this is a very scary haunt with some of these for very mature audiences only. Enjoy. Runs most nights from September 29th through November 11th. Check their webpage for schedule.
Field of Screams Haunted Stadium - Lake Elsinore, CA
Field of Screams operates 4 haunted mazes and 2 scarezones. Each are themed for the maximum terror. Doors open at 7:00 pm each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October.
Fox Hollow - Sunnyvale, CA
Fright Planet - Sacramento, CA
America’s Haunted Theme Park is Fright Planet. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets prices vary per person on select nights. The haunts include Cannibal Cabin, Blackout Live, Distorted Maze, and Hobart’s Doll Factory.
Great America’s Halloween Haunt - Santa Clara, CA
Halloween Haunt opens September 22nd. The amusement park Great America operates a Halloween haunt on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The haunt runs from 7 pm to midnight. The regular park is open Saturday and Sunday in October from 10 am to 5:30 pm. There are several days and nights that are family friendly including Snoopy’s Trick or Treating. Check website advance ticket prices.
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood - Universal City, CA
Seasonal event starts September 15th. Explore some of the haunted houses and attractions in the theme park. Tickets online for Horror Nights and park admission are as low as $69. Don’t miss attractions Walking Dead, Evil Dead, Insidious, Black Sabbath, El Cucuy, or Universal Monsters. Have fun exploring the 7 terrifying mazes, the terror tram, scare zones, and the new Jabbawockeez Show. Daytime park admission is separate. Night time hours are generally 7:00 pm until 2:00 am. Also check out our list of the Top 100 Haunted Houses 2017 in America. Is your favorite haunted attraction on the top 10 and top 100 state list?
Halloween Time at Disneyland - Anaheim, CA
Halloween Time begins on September 15th. The park has been converted into a not scary but beautifully displayed Halloween theme. You get all the Disney rides both day and night except for the 13 nights that are reserved for Mickey’s Halloween Party. Both are lots of fun for the kids and adults alike. Mickey’s Halloween Party is a separate event in the park that starts on September 20th and runs select nights. It features separate shows, autograph signings, rides and more with Disney’s scary characters from hit Disney movies.
Haunted Hollywood Sports - Bellflower, CA
Haunted Hollywood Sports is a Halloween event in Southern California based at Hollywood Sports Park, located in the city of Bellflower. With 2 scare-zones, 3 walk-through mazes, and 3 interactive “Killhouses”, an 18 and over Club, Shooting Range, and Group E-Photo Booth”, HHS brings in a new level of terror for Halloween. General admission tickets are available online or at the park. Tickets include the 3 mazes plus other 2 scarezones. Additional attraction tickets can be purchased. Attraction is open Friday and Saturday. Doors are open 7:30 pm to midnight.
Haunted House of Moss Beach - Moss Beach, CA
Haunted Trail at Balboa Park - San Diego, CA
The Haunted Trail is a stroll through the park you will never forget. Enter the mile long Trail through the twisted grove of pines and gnarled oaks of San Diego’s world-famous Balboa Park! This year, you can get up close and personal with horror icons like Pennywise, Leatherface, Freddy, and Michael Myers.
Hawes Haunts - Anderson, CA
Opens September 29th and runs Friday and Saturday nights in October.
Heartstoppers Haunted House - Rancho Cordova, CA
Sacramento’s longest running haunted attraction brings the fright to the area beginning September 29th. All attractions are redesigned and updated with Asylum taking over the top floor as the insane asylum. Deadlands is our outdoor attraction new for this year. It features a walking dead type theme set in an old West town. Underlands features an all new 3D haunt with a terrifying walking trail in search for Alice. Enjoy lots of carnival food, amusement rides, games and souvenirs for hours of fun. Free roaming zombies and nightmarish creatures add excitement around each corner. Of course admission is just $25 for entry into all the haunted attractions. Fast pass and annual pass options are available. Check website for dates and complete details.
House of Blackbeard - Lafayette, CA
Noted writer, director, and producer David Scott Harris brings the House of Blackbeard Haunted House to Lafayette, California. Now in its 10 th year Blackbeard is a modern high startle attraction. Doors are open from 7 pm to 10 pm. Location is now at 980 Janet Ln, Lafayette, CA 94549.
Knott’s Scary Farm - Buena Park, CA
The Scary Farm begins September 21st. Now part of Cedar Fair this Halloween event continues its forty year history of quality family entertainment. The Scary Farm in the month of October generates so much activity it is responsible for nearly half the annual revenue for the whole park. The theme is Nowhere to Hide and once you are inside the park the mazes, shows, rides, actors, and haunts really bring the scares to you. It features 11 mazes and two Halloween shows and thirteen thrill rides. It is one of the largest Halloween events in the country. Generally open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October.
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride - Los Angeles, CA
The attraction opens September 29th. In my opinion this is a must see attraction. Started just four years ago the owners are opening more haunts across the country. They expect more than 100,000 people this year. Famous businessman Mark Cuban invested a half million dollars in this enterprise. It must be good. There are three attractions at the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride. The haunt is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights plus additional nights in October. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets for the Hayride vary by date. A combo ticket for the Hayride, In Between Dark Maze, House of the Horseman, Seven Sins, and Purgatory are discounted. Caution you can get wet on the Hayride. There are online discounts available on certain special nights.
Maniac Mansion - Covina, CA
Mckamey Manor - San Diego, CA
This attraction is open year around every Friday and Saturday night. You need to call 858-672-2848 to reserve a ticket and find out the secret location. This is an experience unlike any other around. The actors here can and will touch you. Expect to be roughed up.
Night Terrors by Talladega Fright Nights - Bakersfield, CA
Opens starting on September 29th. Night Terrors is all new and all scary for Talladega Frights at its new Bakersfield location. Tickets get you into the 2 haunted house attractions. A combo ticket gets you into both those attractions plus Wicked Dark. All tickets include the carnival games, pedal karts, slide, pumpkin canons, rock wall, and pumpkin patch.. It opens at 7:00 pm. Friday and Saturday night tickets also gets you into the DJ Dance Party with sounds by Freestyle Entertainment.
Perdition - Yorba Linda, CA
Pirates of Emerson - Pleasanton, CA
The season begins September 30th. Located at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds, Pirates of Emerson is a full entertainment complex. It has run for 26 years and now features 6 haunt attractions plus the Dark Gauntlet for the one low price. Included is live music, dancing, and entry into Pirates of Emerson, Laboragory, Holiday Horror, The Hackshack, and Dark Gauntlet. The times are 7:05 pm to 11 pm most nights.
Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor - Long Beach, CA
Dark Harbor opens September 28th. Halloween frights on the Queen Mary ship are especially scary this season. The Queen Mary runs special events all year long. Dark Harbor tickets start online at $20. It is open from 7 pm to midnight. The Iron Master has a new maze Intrepid. Also there is a new 4-D Panic Experience, HEX Paintball Gallery, and a VooDoo House tasting room. Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights plus some additional special nights.
Reign of Terror - Thousand Oaks, CA
This season begins on September 30th. Reign of Terror has run for 18 years. Tickets for this 12,000 square foot haunt start at $15. It is open Friday and Saturday nights plus additional nights closer to Halloween. The four attractions here are Haunted House, The Asylum, Blood Manor, and Miner’s Revenge. It has over 82 bone chilling rooms. Find it at Janss Marketplace above Gold’s Gym.
Rotten Apple - Burbank, CA
The Rotten Apple opens October 22nd. Presents The Not So Enchanted Forest from 7PM to 10PM on 5 nights in October. They have free admission but donations are requested to support their charity. This year they support Volunteers of Burbank Animal Shelter and Bikers Against Child Abuse.
Savage House - San Diego, CA
Savage House opens September 28th. Get immersed in a twisted storyline. They operate a Haunt attraction for $18 and a Museum for $5. They are open most Thursday through Sunday nights. Check their website for additional dates and times. Free Parking. They are located in the Target parking lot at the Westfield Mission Valley.
Scream Zone - Del Mar, CA
The fun starts the night of September 29th. Now over 20 years old; the Scream Zone features three bloodcurdling attractions named the Haunted Hayride, The House of Horror, and KarnEvil plus a fabulous zombie paintball attraction. These attractions are open. The park has concession stand with food, gifts, and beer. Tickets start cheap for one attraction and go up to 3 attractions plus a number of combo ticket options. Buy online and save some money. The times are 7 pm to midnight on Friday and Saturday or 11:00 pm other nights. They are most nights for terror in October.
Sinister Pointe HEX - Santa Ana, CA
HEX is more like a block party on October 27th and 28th. A costumed Halloween event with 4 themed bars and a terrifying interactive adventure. Tables and bottle service available. Wear your costumes for this event.
Slipknot’s Scream Park - Sacramento, CA
The attraction opens September 29th. Named one of the best in the nation, this Scream Park is produced by the twisted minds of the international metal band Slipknot. Three outrageous haunted attraction plus live horror entertainment. Attractions are Prepare For Hell, Clown’s Playhouse, and Skin Ticket. Parking is free. General Admission is $25-30. Yes be afraid, you should be very afraid. Open most nights in October.
The 17th Door - Tustin, CA
The 17th Door is open 25 nights this Halloween season. Regular tickets range from $22-29 depending on the night. Check their website for additional information.
The Haunt at Hellizondo - Simi Valley, CA
The final year for this haunt was 2016.
The Haunted Hotel - San Diego, CA
New season begins September 22nd. San Diego’s longest running haunted house is back again for 2017. Escape the tortuous Dissectors, hop aboard the Clown Subway or enjoy creepy doll island. Tickets are $19 cash on Friday and Saturday or Sunday through Thursday nights at The Haunted Hotel.
Willard Family Haunt - Woodland, CA
Winchester Mystery House Fright Nights - San Jose, CA
The Halloween Candlelight Tour begins on September 29th.
Zombieland / Corbett’s House of Horror - Roseville, CA
Sorry folks, Corbett’s will be closed for 2016. Hope they return next year.
Additional Haunted Attractions
Sometimes the nearest haunted house to you may be in another state. If you live near the California border, or you are headed for a weekend in Vegas, there is probably a haunted house that is worth considering there. I’ve located these close states with haunted attractions for you to consider in addition to the California haunted houses.
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