Amateur Halloween Yard Haunt
19351 Hatteras Street
2012 DATES & HOURS: (subject to change)
- October 29 & 30, 6-10pm
- Halloween night, dusk to 10pm
HAUNT WITH NO NAME ADMISSION & PARKING: ALWAYS FREE
HAUNT WITH NO NAME INFORMATION: In operation since 1996, this is one of the more impressive amateur yard haunt in Los Angeles. Located in a quiet, dark residential area, the wide front yard of a corner lot is filled with shrubbery and trees that block the light, lending an extra touch of authentic atmosphere. Mood – not shocks – is definitely what is in store for visitors. The lighting scheme is low-key, and you will have a hard time taking photographs even with your night vision digital cameras, but the effect is wonderfully creepy in an old-fashioned Gothic way.
The decor consists of a stone gate, tombstones, ghosts floating from trees, fog, shrouded figures, and a myriad of imaginatively carved Jack-O’Lanterns. The tableau are mostly static, but there is a nice moving candle that seems to hover in the air above a stone sarcophagus. Even more impressive is the large upright crypt with a floating spirit inside. Overall, this has an sinister feel, with the layout of the corner house’s front yard nicely utilized to create the sense that you are approaching a dark and dreadful place (even though the proprietors turn out to be quite nice).
The Haunt with No Name is pitched at just the right level for a yard haunt – effective and memorable but not too scary for trick-or-treaters (except perhaps the very youngest).
HAUNT WITH NO NAME FUN FACTS: The proprietors insist they would like to come up with a name for their haunt, so if you have any good ideas, feel free to e-mail them.
HAUNT WITH NO NAME VIDEO: Check out our video interview with the Haunt’s proprietors…