LA and OC’s Best Haunted Houses and Spooky Events

October 2, 2011 12:37 PM

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Have your costume sewn up, your face spackled with fake blood, and your wig pinned on tight with tarantula shaped accessories? Awesome! Now you just need to scare up some spooktacular Halloween festivities where you can really let your ghoulish tendencies bleed through. These LA and OC haunted houses and spooky Halloween events are sure to make everyone in your family shriek with delight–and you don’t have to go to hell in a hand-basket to get there!
oldtownhaunt LA and OC’s Best Haunted Houses and Spooky Events

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Old Town Haunt

20 N. Raymond at Colorado
Pasadena, CA
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September 30th-October 31st
Friday-Saturday: 7pm-12am
Weeknights and Sunday: 7-10pm

The Old Town Haunt is supposedly located in the oldest building in Old Town Pasadena and it certainly has the most devilish history. Once the personal hell for a bunch of tortured prisoners in the late 19th century, now the musty catacombs are open for the public to peruse–or either run away screaming. This year, the attraction is longer, stronger, and spookier than ever! This isn’t just a professional attraction; this is an actual haunted house. Will you be able to handle this real life fright?

September 30 – October 27
$15.00* General Admission
$20.00* VIP Tickets (Little or NO Waiting FAST Pass)

October 28- 31
$17.00* General Admission
$22.00* VIP Tickets (Little or NO Waiting FAST Pass)

emptygrave LA and OC’s Best Haunted Houses and Spooky Events

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The Empty Grave

321 W. Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802
949-25-SCARY
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September 30th-October 31st
Friday-Saturday: 6:30pm-12am
Weeknights and Sunday: 6:30-10pm

The Empty Grave is 50,000 square feet of haunted special effects and is just a block from Disneyland at Garden Walk. In combination with Disneyland, that makes a perfect family day trip! Except with a maze based on a storyline that includes an insane grave keeper that needs to kill to stop the screams of the dead (kind of a Catch-22, right?), this is no Tea Cup Ride although when you leave the world might be spinning.

General Admission is $13 or $20 for two passes.

halloweenharvestfestival LA and OC’s Best Haunted Houses and Spooky Events

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Halloween Harvest Festival at Pierce College

20800 Victory Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
818-999-6300
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September 24th-October 31st
Weekdays Dusk – 10 PM
Weekends Dusk – 12 AM

Every have nightmares where you are being chased by monsters through a cornfield? Now you can live them out with the only true corn maze haunt in Los Angeles. During the day, you can bring your kids to the Halloween Harvest Festival to carve pumpkins and get their face painted. After dark, you will be running away from spooky spectres with ghastly face paint. Or is it really? The only way to know is to summon up some courage and get up close and personal with the creeps in the corn maze. Can you do it?

Night Adventure Corn Maze: $13.00

The Factory of Nightmares Haunted House: $13.00

Creatures of the Corn Haunted trail: $13.00

Insane Reaction: $13.00

VIP PASS (Priority line access): Add $10.00 to all haunts

hauntedhayride LA and OC’s Best Haunted Houses and Spooky Events

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Los Angeles Haunted Hayride at the Old Zoo at Griffith Park

Griffith Park (Old Zoo)
4730 Crystal Springs Ave
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
(310) 993-8289
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Thursdays and Sundays: 7pm – 10:30pm
Fridays and Saturdays: 7pm – 12am
Haloween: 7pm – 12am

The Old Zoo at Griffith Park is said to be one of the most haunted places in Los Angeles. Once home to many exotic animals, the old zoo was put out of operation when the animals started exhibiting crazy behavior and killing zoo visitors. When it was declared that the zoo was evil and a church was built next to it, the church doors closed by themselves and the whole building caught on fire. Even today, many people think that this is how many of Griffith Park’s “mystery” fires start. Now you can go on a Haunted Hayride through the Old Zoo, visit a Haunted Carnival, and walk through a Haunted Haymaze. Just make sure you run if you see any rabid animals!

General Admission (Hayride Only): $25
Hayride, In Between (Maze) and Front Of the Line Pass: $50

queenmary LA and OC’s Best Haunted Houses and Spooky Events

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The Queen Mary Dark Harbor Halloween

The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 435-3511
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October 7th-October 31st
7pm – 12am

Floating menacingly on the foggy, shark-infested waters of Long Beach, the Queen Mary ocean liner is one of Southern California’s most internationally highlighted haunted attractions. Why? Because it’s really haunted. Even if it’s April, you can feel the ghostly energy when you walk in. During October, the Queen Mary sets up spooky mazes but you’ll be hard-pressed to figure out which ghosts are actors and which ghosts are real. If you are really brave, you might be able to snag a room at the Queen Mary. But you better watch out or you might be sleeping with the fishes!

General Admission: Tickets start at $20

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