The venerable ocean liner is transformed with spooky mazes, some on the ship, others on land, plus all-age dance parties and live band performances.
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Hell Break LA
The old Sears building in Hollywood has been converted into a decrepit, post-apocalyptic prison for Hell Break LA. The prison maze comes with a whole slew of warnings that you shouldn't "ride" with heart or back problems, if you're pregnant or prone to seizures. There is a separate haunted maze that doesn't have the prison theme.
Location: 5601 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Dates: Oct 11 - 21, 2012, Thu - Sun, Oct 25 - 31, 2012 daily
Hours: 7 pm - 1 am, Halloween, 2 pm - 1 am
Cost: $35 GA 1 maze, $20 kids, $55 VIP 2 mazes +front of the line
Parking: Pay lots or street parking (meter hours and rates vary)
Note: Not recommended for children under 12.
Wicket Lit isn't exactly a haunted attraction or a tour, but contains elements of both. It's a theatrical production at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery where audience members experience three different horror tales in different parts of the cemetery. The plays for this year are M.R. James' Count Magnus, F. Marion Crawford's The Dead Smile and Johann Ludwig Tieck's Wake Not the Dead. Wicked Lit is a walking production, which includes stairs.
Location: 2300 N. Marengo - Altadena, CA, DO NOT ENTER FROM FAIR OAKS
Dates: Oct 12 - Nov 10, 2012, Thu - Sun, plus Wed Oct 31
Hours: 7:30 pm
Cost: $39-$65 depending on the day
Note: Not recommended for children under 13.
Blumhouse of Horrors
From the makers of the Paranormal Activity movies comes the Downtown LA Blumhouse of Horrors in the supposedly haunted 88-year-old Variety Arts Theater. Creators are using the latest in horror film storytelling and set design including sights, sounds and smells to take visitors through the tale of a theater's gory and mysterious past.
Location: 940 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA
Dates: Oct 4 - 28 2012, Thu - Sat, Oct 29 - Nov 3, 2012 daily
Hours: 6 pm - midnight
Cost: $29-$35 GA depending on date advance, $35 gate, $55 VIP front of the line
Parking: Pay lots or street parking (meter hours and rates vary)
Note: Not recommended for children under 12. Select weekends will have "lights on" visits for families.
Old Town Haunt - Pasadena
Located in the oldest standing building in Old Town Pasadena reputed to be haunted by the ghosts of victims of past atrocities at this location.
Location: 20 N. Raymond at Colorado, Pasadena, CA
Dates: Oct 5-6, 12-13, 18-21, 25-28, 30-31 2012, Kids' matinees Oct 27-28
Hours: Fri-Sat 7 pm - midnight, Sun and weeknights 7-10 pm, except Oct 30 7-11 pm, Children's Less Scary Matinees (suitable for ages 2-10), Sat-Sun Oct 29-30 noon - 4 pm
Cost: General Admission $15-17 depending on date, VIP tickets for front of the line, separate entrance $20-22 , Children's Matinees $10
Parking: 90 minutes Easy FREE Parking in parking garage before 10PM one block south of Haunt on Raymond, west side of street
The Empty Grave - Anaheim
50,000 square feet of haunted special effects just a block from Disneyland at Garden Walk.
Location: 321 W. Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802
Dates: Fri-Sun Sept 28 - 30, Oct 5-7, 12-14, 18-21, 25-31, 2012
Hours: 7-10 pm
Cost: $15 General Admission, $13 for 1 or 2/$20 online
Halloween Harvest Festival at Pierce College
This event in the San Fernando Valley includes daytime pumpkin carving and activities for kids with multiple nighttime scare mazes including the area's only true corn maze haunt.
Location: 20800 Victory Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Dates: Festival and Corn Maze Daily Sept 23 - Oct 31; Haunted House and Trail: Sept 28-30, Oct 5-7, 11-14, 17-21, 23-31, 2012,
Hours: Festival and Maze Fri-Sat 10 am - midnight, Sun-Thurs 10 am -10 pm; Haunted House and Trail: Weekdays Dusk to 10 pm, Weekends Dusk to midnight.
Cost: Festival only $5, Daytime Corn Maze including Festival $10 Adult, $8 Child, Nighttime $13 single maze up to $25 for 3 nighttime scare mazes with festival admission. Multi-activity passes and ticket booklets also available.
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride at the Old Zoo at Griffith Park
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, populated with all kinds of scare creatures. There is also a hay maze. The Hayride is not recommended for children under 8, pregnant women, or people with seizures, heart, back or anxiety issues.
Location: Griffith Park (Old Zoo), 4730 Crystal Springs Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027
Dates: Oct 5-7, 11-14, 18-21, 24-28, & 31 2012
Hours: Fri-Sat 7 pm - midnight, Thur, Sun & Halloween 7-10:30 pm
Cost: $28 Hayride, $37 Hayride+Maze, $52 Front of the Line. cash only at the gate.
The House at Haunted Hill
A high-tech Halloween show in and around a private home, powered by TV, Film and Theatre industry professionals. The show revolves around a Hollywood Starlet from 1939 and her ill-fated wedding to a Hollywood Screenwriter. The show lasts 12 minutes and repeats every 15 minutes and is viewed from the street, which the city closes to traffic due to the number of visitors. Script by Emmy Nominated Writer, Ed Valentine; Score by an Emmy Nominated Composer, Chris Hoag; Narration by Corey Burton, one of TV/Films biggest voice over artists; Lighting/SFX by Emmy Winning Lighting Designer, Matt Ford. The show is a "ghost show", which is completely family friendly with no blood, no gore, no chain saws and no one jumping out at visitors.
Location: 4400 Saltillo Street, Woodland Hills, 91364
Dates: October 26- 31 in 2012
Hours: Fri-Sat 7:00 pm - Midnight, Sun & Wed 7-10
Cost: Free, Contributions Accepted to help cover show costs
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Haunted Hollow in Hollywood
Haunted Hollow is a neighborhood haunted house based on tales from a mysterious diary left by a family who massacred an entire village.
Location: 603 N. Las Palmas Ave, Hollywood
Dates: October 27 & 31, 2012
Hours: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cost: Free, Contributions Accepted to help cover costs
Ghost and Paranormal ToursDearly Departed Tours
Dearly Departed offers various tours of LA's tragedies from horror film locations to crime scenes and other famous death and scandal sites around Hollywood. Options include the Tragical History Tour, the Helter Skelter Tour, and Nasty Nellie's Hollywood Tour, as well as special Halloween Horror tours.
Location: Tours leave from the Los Angeles Farmer's Market
Dates: check schedule for departures
Hours: times vary
The Haunted Hollywood Tour
Guided night-time tours of famous death and scandal sites around Hollywood. Private tours available.
Location: Tours leave from Grauman's Chinese Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
Dates: Nightly departures
Hours: 6:30 pm departure
Info: www.hauntedhollywoodtours.com, (818) 415-8269
Michael J. Kouri's Haunted Houses of Pasadena Ghost Tour
A 3-hour walking tour of Pasadena's most haunted buildings provided by psychic and paranormal investigator Michael J. Kouri. Tours include dinner at a haunted restaurant and a mini psychic reading. Kouri also offers walking/driving tours of Hollywood and North Orange County that may require you drive your own car. Book early as tours around Halloween sell out. Private tours available.
Location: Meeting location provided with reservation.
Dates: Sept 1, 9, 15, 29 (Full Moon), Oct 6, 14, 19, 28, 29 (Full Moon), 30, 2012
Hours: 7-10 pm
Info: www.icghosts.com/Tours.html, (626) 791-1129 CALL for reservations.
Old Towne's Haunted History Ghost Walk
Old Towne's Haunted History Ghost Walk is an outdoor-only 90-minute walking tour of charming Old Towne center in the City of Orange, CA.
Location: Walking Tours leave from in front of the Royer Mansion, "Orange Chamber of Commerce Offices" located at 307 E. Chapman Ave, Orange, CA at the corner of Chapman Ave. and North Grand St
Dates: Sept 7, 14, 22, 28, Oct 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 2012 (more dates TBA)
Hours: 8 pm departure most days, Oct 5 & 12, 2012 9 pm.
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