Lovers of ghost stories, terrifying movies, thrill / chill rides and seasonal horrors can find many terrifyingly well-produced attractions, ghost walks and enchanted exhibits in our region at this time of year.
Will you venture out in the first weeks of autumn 2021 to reconnect with your love of Halloween and all the monstrously happy sights and spectacles that it entails? Including the local traditions that may have thrown 2020 off track?
Now watch some of the top Southern California events and check times, prices, parking, and safety guidelines before you set off.
LA Haunted Hayride Los Angeles Haunted Hayride is back in Griffith Park with his eponymous hay-laden role under the trees. There are other opportunities beyond the hay cart, including three mazes and a scare zone inspired by the fictional town of Midnight Falls. Opening date? It’s September 24th.
Getty Images Are you ready to indulge in the real, oh-so-creepy stories of the OC cities you know well? Haunted OC offers a bevy of spirited walkers with deeper insights into the past of Santa Ana, Old Towne Orange, and other destinations in the area.
RomoloTavani Do you count yourself among Jack Skellington fans, ardent admirers of all things “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”? Danny Elfman, the singing voice of Jack and creator of the music of the stop-motion classic, will accompany the film on October 29th and 31st with special guests in the Banc of California.
Freeform / Richard Harbaugh Explore a “Halloween Road” when Freeform lands at the Heritage Square Museum for the first five days of October to celebrate its “31 Nights of Halloween”. Both “Hocus Pocus” and the Addams Family will show up in the not-too-scary assignment.
Halloween Horror Nights The Terror Tram is back at Halloween Horror Nights, Michael Myers too, and the Frankenstein bride has her first labyrinth. Are you ready to call Universal Studios Hollywood for this famous Maze Takular that also features several famous monsters and original content? (Universal Studios and NBC’s own television network operate under the same parent company, NBCUniversal.)
Knott’s Scary Farm Knott’s Scary Farm lit the proverbial lantern on September 16 and lured horror fans to the famous ghost town and the mazes. There are several recurring favorites in 2021, including “The Depths” and “Dark Ride”. And you can bet on it: the themed treats are terrifyingly delicious.
Stefano Carella / EyeEm Haddonfield, the city that was depicted in the 1978 horror classic “Halloween” is mainly located in South Pasadena. And in South Pasadena, just behind the Michael Myers home, the SugarMynt Gallery is hosting an art exhibition dedicated to the John Carpenter-directed film.
Delusion Step into the action and step into the real Phillips Mansion in Pomona as Delusion explores a new adventure in Reaper’s Remorse. A VIP option gives guests the chance to visit the second floor of the 19th century mansion.
Coasters and horrors? Thrill rides and sights that are cool? The Fright Fest presented by Snickers has rushed into Six Flags Magic Mountain again.
mar1koff Do you prefer your creepy feeling in the open air? You are very lucky: Numerous film series around our area, from the Cinespia to the Rooftop Cinema Club to the San Fernando Valley Drive-In, present different ways to see scary cinema. Some places are outside for sitting, others are pop-up drive-ins, so double-check all the cool details before you leave.
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