Professional Mazes, Rides, & Walk-Through Attractions
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Below is a listing of professional haunted houses, walk-through mazes, and similar Halloween events and attractions in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. These are seasonal haunts put on by people who specialize in scaring eager trick-or-treaters. Some are set in permanent locations; others set up temporary structures in parking lots or wherever space is available. All of them charge for admission, although some donate their proceeds. We make a distinction between them and what we term Community Halloween Haunts, which also charge admission but for the purpose of raising money to support the local community centers, schools or churches.
Looking for other ways to spend Halloween in Los Angeles? Check out our listings for Theme Park Halloween Attractions, Amatuer Halloween Yard Haunts, Community Halloween Haunts, Halloween Haunts for Children, Halloween Tours & Performances, and Halloween Parties & Costume Contests. If you have trouble finding the haunt you seek in these categories, try our master list.
NOTE: Halloween events with shorter entries have more information on their own pages, which include photos and/or videos, plus links to reviews.
Dates: October 26 through November 4
Description: A new Halloween event comes to Los Angeles! The Blackout Haunted House has been a big hit in New York City for the past few years. Its gimmick is that visitors pass through the completely dark maze alone, with only a mask and a flashlight to protect them from whatever horrors lurk within. Judging from the reviews, the experience has less to do with Halloween Horror than with torture porn, S&M, and Abu Ghraib: the actors touch you and invade your personal space; you may find yourself shackled in the dark with a bag over your head. The website warns that you will encounter: fog, strobe lights, complete darkness, crawling, stairs, loud noises, water, physical contact, sexual and violent situations. Only those 18 and over may attend; all patrons are required to sign a waver before entering.
Tickets are $35 on school nights, $45 on weekends and Halloween. Performance times are at 7, 8, 9 & 10pm on weeknights, with an additional 6pm slot on weekends.
Dates: October 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 29,31; November 1-3.
Hours: 6pm to midnight
Tickets are $29 for general admission; $55 for VIP (front of the line).
Article Archive: click here
Description: Hollywood producer Jason Blum debuts a new Hallween event in Los Angeles this October, named after his company, which produced PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, INSIDIOUS, and SINISTER (the latter of which opens nationwide on October 12). Set in the old Variety Arts Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, the Blumhouse of Horrors is based on the back story of a magician’s assistant who literally disappeared on stage in the 1930s, never to be seen again. Since then, the theatre has been closed, until now. Visitors will weave their way through the venerable building from top to bottom, encountering scares provided by a cast of 50 actors. With a 25-person behind-the-scenes crew, the Halloween haunted house attraction cost several hundred thousand dollars to produce.
2011 Dates: October 5-6, 12-13, 19-21, 25-28, 30-31.
Hours: 7pm-midnight on Fridays, Saturdays, and Halloween Night; 7:00pm-10:30pm on Tuesdays & Sundays.
Tickets: Coffin Creek offers “multiple ticket options,” including group tickets and opening weekend discount tickets (both available online only).
Description: This Halloween haunt in Corona is quite a distance from Los Angeles, but its reputation indicates it is worth the drive. There are five haunted attractions, including one hayride, two guided tours, and two unaccompanied walk-throughs:
- Lone Hill Manor
- Scarecrow Trail
- Shady Hollow Hayride
- Chambers of the Mausoleum
- Labyrinth of Lost Relics. There are also vendors at the Dark Shadow Market Place.
The truncated back story of the haunt (cleverly presented on the website as a newspaper article with the “continued on page 3″ section missing) tells of 13 coffins found in a wooded area after a flood, believed to have been washed away from the abandoned Guasti Cemetery in Ontario. Strangely, most of the coffins were empty, and police called off the search after dark, upon hearing and seeing strange things in the woods. (We assume the “Guasti Cemetery in Ontario” is a reference to Ontario’s The Haunted Vineyard, which set its story in the “Guasti winery.”)
Coffin Creek is not recommended for children under 12.
Click here for the Coffin Creek archive of articles.
FEARS GATE Halloween Haunt
(formerly Forbidden Haunt in Sherman Oaks)
This haunt, which made its debut in 2010 as Forbidden Haunt, moved to Oxnard in 2011, where it was renamed Fears Gate. For 2012, they chose “Zombie 2012 Apocalypse” as their theme.
Part of the Halloween Harvest Festival at Pierce College in Chatsworth, in the Northwest San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, the Factory of Nightmares features a night-time corn maze, a haunted trail, and a haunted house. Click here for more information.
THE HERITAGE HAUNT Halloween Attraction – Back for 2012
Note: This atmospheric Halloween attraction is set in an allegedly real haunted house, in Newhall, north of Los Angeles. The haunt went on hiatus in 2011. Click here for more information.
THE LOS ANGELES HAUNTED HAYRIDE
This Halloween attraction (which moved from King Gillette Ranch to Griffith Park in 2010) features a scary haunted hayride, a haunted hay maze, and a Halloween carnival. The first is rather scary; the later is appropriate for families with younger children. Click here for more information.
OLD TOWN HAUNT Halloween Attraction
This impressive Halloween walk-through maze, with an underground setting, is located in Old Town Pasadena. Click here for more information.
Dates: September 28-30; October 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, 30 & 31
- 7pm to 1am on Thursdays & Sundays (last ticket sold at midnight).
- 7pm to 2am on Fridays & Saturdays (last ticket sold at 1am.
Tickets (price includes unlimited maze access all night):
- General Admission: $24
- Student Admission: $19 (must show valid student I.D.)
- VIP Fast Pass: $39
- Month Pass: $69
- VIP Month Fast Pass: $99
- Group discounts available. Contact groupsales@ParanoiaHalloween.com for more information.
REIGN OF TERROR HAUNTED HOUSE
Located in Thousand Oaks, CA, this entertaining Halloween attraction grew from a yard haunt to a community haunt before expanding into its present form, which rivals the best professional Halloween haunted houses & hayrides in Los Angeles. Unlike many Halloween events, this one truly resembles a haunted house. Click here for more information.
SINISTER POINTE HAUNTED ATTRACTION
This well-regarded Halloween Haunt has been scaring residents in Orange County since 1996. The team behind Sinister Pointe has also contributed to the Queen Mary Dark Harbor in Long Beach, which made its debut in 2010, and to Diner of the Dead, which appeared in Garden Grove the same year.
Click here for more information.
THEATRE 68 HAUNTED HOUSE
Located in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, this Halloween attraction features a more dramatic presentation than most, thanks to its theatrical setting. Click here for more information, or read our review of the 2008 haunt here.