It’s Almost the Spookiest Time of Year!

Tomorrow is the first of October, and you know what that means: Halloween season is upon us!

Sure, Halloween used to only be celebrated on the 31st of October, but in recent years the holiday has received a lot of build up with spooky events and scary-fun activities all of the way throughout the month of October.

To “wet your whistle” for the spookiest time of year, here are some of the best “haunted houses” in Los Angeles.

PREMIUM

Knott’s SCARY FARM

One of the original Halloween events held in a theme park, the Scary Farm goes all out with over 1,000 monsters roaming through mazes, “scare zones” and live shows. Besides the usual scary creatures, watch out for zombies, an evil tooth fairy and Southern voodoo this year!

Raymond Hill Mortuary

If you’re looking for something a little less than average, check out this real life mortuary turned theatre in South Pasadena! With proceeds benefiting the South Pasadena Educational Foundation, the show tells the story of a vile, debased, depraved and corrupt man simply known as “the Mortician.”  Get ready to scream!

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

Not quite a “haunted house” this hayride is usually sold out weeks in advance! The hayride explores a portal to the underworld that’s opened up in Griffith Park, complete with “demons and maniacs”.

Halloween Horror Nights

If you like your scary with a big side of fun, check out Halloween Horror Nights, featuring mazes based on it tv show The Walking Dead and movies such as The Purge and Alien vs. Predator. An added bonus for lovers of 90s hair bands? A creepy clown maze with music by Slash!

Dark Harbor

Get ready to set sail (not really, the boat is always at the dock) for a giant Halloween themed evening on the famous Queen Mary! Expect fog, mazes, monsters, a Ferris wheel and yes, even a full bar! Be alert though, the Queen Mary is said to already be pretty haunted on its own without the added Halloween spookiness.

Alone: An Existential Haunting

Do you find “monsters” and mazes to be less-than-scary? If psychological fear is more your thing, check out this interactive theater experience in an undisclosed location downtown!