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LA and OC’s Best Haunted Houses and Spooky Events

October 27, 2014 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!
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The Empty Grave
Laguna Hills Mall
23400 Laguna Hills Mall
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 586-8283
Dates: Oct 3 to Nov 1, 2014

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.

(credit: Pierce College Halloween Harvest Festival)

(credit: Pierce College Halloween Harvest Festival)

Halloween Harvest Festival
Pierce College
20800 Victory Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
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Dates: Sept. 26 through Nov. 2, 2014

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?

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Los Angeles Haunted Hayride at the Old Zoo at Griffith Park
Griffith Park (Old Zoo)
4730 Crystal Springs Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(310) 993-8289
Dates: October 3 – October 31, 2014

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!

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Queen Mary Dark Harbor Halloween
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 435-3511
Dates: Oct. 2 to Nov. 2, 2014

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!

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  • Julia Martinez

    The haunted Hayride was great! Old Town Haunt is very scary. But, suprisingly enough, for a whole buck, I screamed my head off at the LAPDs devonshire station’s haunted house. For $1 admission (donation to their explorer program) I SCREAMED my head off! It was as good as any of the more expensive venues. You could take the whole family for $20 and there is something for everyone. Me and my family are going again this year!

    • John

      I also went to Devonshire Division’s Halloween Haunt and I was very impressed. The makeup was very good. I went to Universal’s Horror Nights and Knotts Scary Farm and I must say, some of the stuff at Devonshire Station was better than some of Knott’s mazes. I spent a fortune at Knott’s. Wasn’t worth it!

    • francis

      are they open now?

  • Brian

    Have to agree with George up above. Went to the Old Town in Pasadena opening night, Fri, Sept 30th. It was my 1st time. I’ve heard about the hype the last several years, so my expectations were pretty high. Let me tell you, it was all that and more. Scared the hell outta me!!!! Great design and lighting make it creepy, as well as the monsters who lurk behind every corner. By far, the best maze I’ve been to. Knott’s is fun, but it just seems like once you’ve seen one of their mazes, you’ve seen them all…..gets repetitious. I highly recommend the Old Town Haunt, for getting yer scare on.
    2 Big thumbs up!!!! Great job you guys and ghouls.

  • Barbara Oliver

    I absolutely LOVE the Halloween Harvest Festival at Pierce College! There is something for the whole family there. Not only are there great scares for the big kids but you can also take the little ones too as they have a carousel, train rides, bounce houses, slides, arts and crafts and live entertainment. The food is great there too BBQ, tacos, roasted corn – yumm! Love picking up fresh vegi’s at the farm store on my way out too!

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