Nightmare Junction back for 2010

We had written the gruesomely good Halloween yard maze known as Nightmare Junction, since it had been out of operation for 2007, 2008, and 2009. To our surprise, during a swing through Burbank on our annual yard haunt odyssey, we found the haunt resurrected – as big, bold, and bloody as ever.

Back when we first started the Halloween Yard Haunt Odyssey, Nightmare Junction was one of the first amateur attractions we discovered with an extensive walk-through section. Located on the corner of a quiet neighborhood, Nightmare Junction suggests a torture chamber, complete with dismembered bodies strung up above the fence that surrounds the property, plus various torture racks and other menacing devices. The grounds are patrolled by a hooded executioner, who pulls a cord to drop the guillotine on a dummy victim. Enterting the main gate leads you into a short, maze structure, with a couple of gory scenes and several jump scares.

Although we have not had time to edit the video we shot last night, Part 1 of our first Yard Haunt Odyssey video includes a segment on Nightmare Junction, which starts about 4 minutes in.

Nightmare Junction, located at 2220 Chandler Blvd in Burbank, will be back on Halloween night from dusk until…?

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Steve Biodrowski

Steve Biodrowski owns and operates Hollywood Gothique. Since graduating from the University of Southern California's School of Cinema, Steve has worked as a film critic, script analyst, journalist, and interviewer. As a film journalist, his work has appeared in Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage (in France) and The Dark Side (in England). He served as the West Coast Editor of Cinefantastique magazine in the 1990s, then worked as the Vice President of Editorial Content at and, more recently, as the Executive Editor at Cinescape Online. He is currently the Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online, the website incarnation of Cinefantastique magazine.

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