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.
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Location: Downtown Los Angeles (exact address emailed to ticket-holders)
Dates: October 24-27, 30-31, and November 1-2.
Hours: 5pm to midnight, depending on the day of the event
Tickets: $40 for general admission, $55 for front-of-the-line privileges. Tickets are sold in one-hour blocks of time.
Website: Click here
Description: A new attraction opens in Los Angeles this Halloween. Alone: An Existential Haunt offers a 30-minute walk-through experience, which each visitor must accomplish on his own, with only a flashlight. The experience – which is described as one part interactive theatre and one part psychological haunting – sounds similar to the Blackout Haunted House: you to fill out a waiver and then follow the instructions given to you inside the haunt; refusal to comply will result in your removal, without a refund.
18 and over only (bring photo i.d.). Wear comfortable shoes, and clothes you are not afraid to get dirty.
2013 Dates: October 4-6, 10-13, 17-20, 23-27, 29-31; November 1-3, 7-10.
Tickets: $65. Performance times start at 7:00pm every night and continue at half-hour intervals. You purchase tickets for a particular time slot (e.g., 8:30pm), not for the entire evening.
Description: After years in New York, The Blackout Haunted House opened a new location in Los Angeles. 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.
Visitors are required to perform some unpleasant actions. If the experience grows too intense, you can yell “Safety” and you will be escorted out. If you refuse to do as you are told, you will be removed from the event. There are no refunds.
2013 Review: click here
2013 Dates: October 11-12, 18-20, 25-27, 30-31.
Hours: 7:30pm till midnight on Fridays, Saturdays and Halloween; 7:30pm till 10:30pm on Sundays and weekdays. Gate opens at 7:00pm, box office at 7:15pm.
Tickets: $13 for one attraction, $33 for all five (available online or at the door).
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.
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Dates: September 27-29; October 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 29-31; and November 1.
- Scary Dark Tours are 7-10pm on Sundays and weekdays; 7pm-midnight on Fridays and Saturdays;
- Behind the Screams Tours (for younger and more timid souls) 2-4pm on Saturdays.
- $13 for one haunt, $20 for 2, $30 for 3, and $32 for three haunts with extra ammo for the Mutant Militia paintball experience
- The Double-Wide Coffin Ride is $5 for one person, $9 for two.
- There are discounts for military personnel with valid ID.
Description: Oxnard’s annual Halloween haunt returns for its third year. Fears Gate made its debut in 2010 in Sherman Oaks as a big-tent, clown-themed walk-through, before changing its name and moving to its current location, where it now offers three attractions: Deadtime Stories, Krazed Klowns, and Mutant Militia (the latter is an interactive paintball experience). There is also a double-wide coffin ride that is much macabre fun.
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.
2013 Dates: October 4,5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-27, 31
Hours: 7:30 to midnight through October 26; 8pm to midnight on October 27 and 31
Tickets: $29 (additional charge for certain attractions)
Description: The Hollywood Sports Paintball and Airsoft Park transforms itself into Haunted Hollywood Sports for the Halloween season. The event made its debut in 2012, offering a Halloween attraction you will find nowhere else in Los Angeles: an opportunity to shoot zombies, courtesy of “Killhouses” (i.e., paintball zones themed for Halloween).
For 2013, Haunted Hollywood Sports offers three Killhouses: Zombie; Voodoo; and Deadman’s Trail. There is an extra charge of $10 per Killhouse. There are three walk-through mazes mazes: All American Armageddon; Cannibal Caverns; and Venom. And there are two Scarezones: Carnival of the Damned and Outpost Z.
In addition, those 18 and over can lounge around Club Crimson. You can also try to climb Suicide Rock or test your shooting skills on the Evil Axis Shooting Range. Like the Killhouses, these attractions require an additional fee of $10 each.
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.
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.
2013 Dates: October 10-13. 17-20, 24-27, 31; November 1-2
Hours: 6:30pm to 11pm on Thursdays & Sundays; 6:30pm to 1am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Tickets: Advance prices start at $30 for Thursdays and Sundays, $35 for Fridays & Saturdays.
The Los Angeles County Fairplex, which went dark for Halloween 2012, hosts a brand new horrifying event this October. Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare features three haunted houses and dozens of live musical acts.
- Haunt of 1000 Corpses
- The Lords of Salem
- The Haunted World of El Superbeasto 3D
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 North 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.