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“Haunted Houses Near Me”
All Saints Lunatic Asylum - Apple Valley, CA
All Saints opens every Friday and Saturday nights starting in early October. Check their web page for additional dates. Tickets are $13. Don’t miss Southern California’s innovative and terrifying haunted attraction experience!! Our 6,000 sq ft haunt is built and acted in by over 60 volunteers, just for the sole purpose of providing a high quality Halloween experience. All proceeds go to improving the haunt the following year unless it is a fundraiser night in which case signs will be posted. ASLA is a haunted attraction designed for entertainment purposes. Content is fictional.
Caitlin Manor Haunted House - San Bernadino, CA
Opens in late October and through 10/31. Lots of scary clowns and weird dolls in this place. Expect to have nightmares. Open Friday and Saturday nights in October. Also they have a kid-friendly hour from 6-7pm ($7), followed by the scary version from 7pm to 11pm ($8). Admission is a fundraiser.
Creep Los Angeles - , CA
Note there is some doubt that California will all haunt attractions to open this fall due to the virus. 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 moments of fright. Expect to be scared. Opens late September and runs Thursday through Sunday nights in October. CREEP IS A FULLY IMMERSIVE, MULTI-SENSORY, WALKTHROUGH EXPERIENCE. GUESTS ARE GUIDED BY A CAST OF CHARACTERS INTO A REALM OF FRIGHTFUL SITUATIONS AND ONE-ON-ONE ENCOUNTERS, ALL DRIPPING WITH STYLE AND DREAD.
Field of Screams Haunted Stadium - Lake Elsinore, CA
Field of Screams returns in early October with 3 haunted mazes and 2 scarezones. Each are themed for the maximum terror. Doors open at 7:00 pm each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday beginning early October. All new scenes, mazes, creatures and entertainment.
Funhouse Haunted Maze - Banning, CA
The Funhouse is open the last two Friday through Sunday nights in late October. Online ticket are $15 or pay $20 at the door. Walk through an abandoned carnival and be prepared to be SCARED! Bring your friends to this one-of-a-kind haunted maze. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
Halloween Horror at SpeedZone - City of Industry, CA
Note that SpeedZone is temporarily closed due to virus issues. Halloween Horror is open on Friday and Saturday nights until midnight with 3 scream worthy scare zones. Tickets are $22.99. They also have Treats by Day fun for kids from 1pm until 3pm.
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood - Universal City, CA
Halloween Horror Nights will not open in 2020 due to virus issues. Normally open Thursday through Sunday nights. 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. Halloween Horror Nights has more than 758000 Facebook likes.
Halloween Time at Disneyland - Anaheim, CA
Disney is temporarily closed due to virus concerns. It is unknown and doubtful the haunt attraction will run in 2020. The park has been converted into a not scary but beautifully displayed Halloween theme. You get all the Disneyland 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 and runs select nights. It features separate shows, autograph signings, rides and more with Disney’s scary characters from hit Disney movies.
Haunted Trail at Balboa Park - San Diego, CA
Sorry folks the Haunted Trail is closed this season due to virus issues. 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.
Huge Haunted Maze at Holy Cross Lutheran Church - Cypress, CA
Holy Cross Lutheran Church hosts their sixth annual haunted maze, opening in late October and running Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm to 9:30pm for the two weekends before Halloween. Suggested donation is $5.
Knott’s Scary Farm - Buena Park, CA
Given the current virus concerns the Scary Farm returns in September 2021. 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 plus some added dates.
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride - Los Angeles, CA
Lots of changes this year given the virus concerns. They have changed this haunt into a live drive up haunt experience located at Bonneli Regional Park in San Dumas. In my opinion this is a must see attraction. Started over 10 years ago the owners are opening more haunts across the country. They expect record crowds this year. 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. Los Angeles Haunted Hayride has over 43000 Facebook likes.
Maniac Mansion - Covina, CA
A really well done annual home haunt that returns Halloween week. They feature an outdoor carnival and their haunted maze. It is a free to the public event.
Mistress Yvonne’s Annual Haunted House - Riverside, CA
Mistress Yvonne’s is open the last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October plus Halloween night. This years home haunt features a Zombie Walk, nun’s quarters, The Morgue, Vampire Bar, Death Diner, Freddi’s Playground and lots more.
Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor - Long Beach, CA
Dark Harbor appears to be temporarily closed as are all the Queen Mary’s event for this fall. Halloween frights on the Queen Mary ship are especially scary this season. The Queen Mary runs special events all year long. Dark Harbor tickets available online. It is open from 7 pm to midnight for 23 nights. 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. The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, Southern California’s most terrifyingly authentic haunt, will once again rise from the deep, dripping with history of the infamously haunted ship. Named one of the top 10 most haunted places on Earth by Time Magazine, The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor offers the most authentically frightening experience available. (Listed under Signature Events on their web page.)
Reign of Terror - Thousand Oaks, CA
This season begins in late September. Reign of Terror has run for 20 years. Tickets for this 23,000 square foot haunt start at $15. It is open Friday and Saturday nights plus additional nights closer to Halloween. Some of the eight attractions here are Haunted House, The Asylum, Blood Manor, and Miner’s Revenge. It has over 105 bone chilling rooms. Find it at Janss Marketplace above Gold’s Gym. Note that due to the virus tickets are available for purchase online only.
Rotten Apple - Burbank, CA
The Rotten Apple returns in late October. It runs the last 2 Friday and Saturday nights in October plus Halloween night. Presents Kilpetto’s Toy Shop from 7PM to 10PM on 5 nights in October. They have free admission but donations are requested to support their charity.
Scream Zone - Del Mar, CA
The fun starts in late September. Now over 20 years old; the Scream Zone features three bloodcurdling attractions named the Haunted Hayride, The House of Horror, and KarnEvil. 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 open most nights in October for terror. Check their web page for a schedule.
Sinister Pointe Scary Place - Laguna, CA
Themed The Mist it features 150,000 square foot space with three major haunted attractions. Opens up in October. Sinister Pointe Scary Place runs every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Features attractions, live stage shows, interactive frightening games, concessions, and of course a lot of terror. Attractions are Beyond the Mirror, Ghostly Gala, Extreme Zombie Bingo Nights, LORE Masquerade, Dearly Departed, 4D Horror Movie Nights, Valentine’s Day Battle Royale, “Silent Hill” Haunted Attraction, and “FEAR” Haunted Attraction.
The 17th Door - Tustin, CA
The 17th Door is open 25 nights this Halloween season. The theme is based on a story of psychotic rage, prison, and madness. Open Friday and Saturday nights starting September. Open most nights in October. Regular tickets range from $24-33 depending on the night. Check their website for additional information.
The Haunt at Hellizondo - Simi Valley, CA
Amazing home haunt returns in late October. Despite previous postings to the contrary, the haunt will be open as it always is on October 30 and 31st from 6:30pm until 10pm.
Urban Death Tour of Terror - N Hollywood, CA
Back again with Urban Death this fall. A haunted theater attraction from Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group. Presented Friday and Saturday evenings during October including shows on Halloween (10/31). Fresh off their Edinburgh Festival Fringe tour, visitors are guided through a terrifying “Urban Death” maze of horrors, monstrosities, spirits and more! Note they run various underground theater presentations throughout the year. Especially good kids theater during the summer.
Zombie Invasion - Perris, CA
Zombie Invasion runs the last weekend on Saturday and Sunday in October. Zombie Invasion is a live action Zombie Hunt. Players ride through zombie infested paintball fields and hunt real walking zombies. Zombies cannot and will not shoot back. This fun thrilling event is perfect for players of all ages. Tickets are only $15 for a ride through the fields with a mounted paintball marker and 100 paintballs. Note they have paintball for private groups during the week and for the public on Saturday and Sunday.
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