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Halloween 2013: Haunted Houses

Spooky haunted houses all over the city are ready to scare the pants off of you.

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  • Sep. 3 -
    Oct. 31

    HALLOWEEN TIME
    For six weeks, the happiest place on earth becomes a gory-ious oxymoron when Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, and other attractions are decked out in full Halloween garb. Disneyland. More information

  • Sep. 13 -
    Oct. 31

    KNOTT’S SCARY FARM
    At Knott’s Scary Farm, you don’t have to ride the rollercoasters to scream. Monstrously garbed actors who sneak up behind you make that happen. Knott’s Berry Farm. More information

  • Sep. 20 -
    Nov. 2

    HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS
    Beware the zombies of The Walking Dead. Nothing slakes their hunger like the taste of tourist. Universal Studios. More information


  • Oct. 10 - Nov. 2

    ROB ZOMBIE’S GREAT AMERICAN NIGHTMARE
    No less than three separate locations make up the world of Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare. Check out state of the art “haunted house technology,” elaborate attractions, and terrifying animatronics based on Rob Zombie’s movies. Pomona Fairplex. More information

  • Oct. 24 – Nov. 3

    ALONE [AN EXISTENTIAL HAUNTING]
    This event promises to shake the very core of your being. Every guest goes on a solitary 30 minute walkthrough with only a flashlight for company. No gore, no chainsaws, no killer clowns. Just you and whatever else is hiding in the dark. Odd Fellows Temple. More information

  • Sep. 26 -
    Nov. 24

    MASQUE OF MORTALITY
    This is less a haunted house and more an evening of spooky interactive theater. Small groups of participants are led into a ramshackle building populated by ghosts, madmen, devil worshippers, and on occasion Neil Patrick Harris. The plot may be a touch corny, but the special effects—choreographed by a former Hollywood stunt whiz—are terrific. Secret site, Silver Lake. More information

  • Sep. 27 -
    Nov. 2

    THE PURGE: FEAR THE NIGHT
    What happens when the producer of the fright flick Paranormal Activity branches into live performances? The old Variety Arts Theater gets tricked out as a fabulous creep show. The production this year is inspired by The Purge, the recent thriller about an annual day of lawlessness. Lots of attention to detail goes into the gorgeous and multi-layered tour. 940 S. Figueroa St., Downtown More information

  • Oct. 3 -
    Nov. 2

    DARK HARBOR
    This October the Queen Mary steams full speed ahead into a harbor of the damned at the annual Dark Harbor Haunted Halloween Event. Join us for mazes, live music, food, cocktails and plenty of horrifying surprises that are sure to leave you screaming for more. Queen Mary, Long Beach. More information

  • Oct. 4 -
    27

    FRIGHT FEST 2013
    Actors dressed as zombies, monsters and other ghouls chase you around as you wander through eight haunted mazes and spooky attractions. Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia. More information

  • Oct. 4 -
    31

    LOS ANGELES HAUNTED HAYRIDE
    Hop on a hay-filled wagon and ride through a nightmarish landscape that exploits your fears and terrors. Back for its fourth year, the trail is longer and the attraction now includes a 360-degree interactive experience, bringing the terror to all sides. Also, you will get wet. (Proceeds benefit the LA Parks Foundation.) Griffith Park (Old Zoo). More information

  • Oct. 4 -
    Nov. 10

    BLACKOUT LA
    You must be at least 18 and sign a waiver to enter Blackout LA, which you’ll experience by yourself. It’s all about shock and humiliation. Unlike other haunted enterprises, where the performers don’t touch you, here they do—and they’re naked. A New York import that debuted in L.A. last year, it seems ideal for fans of the Saw and Hostel movies. 940 S. Figueroa St., Downtown More information

  • Oct. 11 -
    Nov. 24

    MACHINE PROJECT: ALVARADO CAVERNS AND MYSTERY THEATER
    The Machine Project has turned its storefront location into a spooky looking cave with a Victorian era theater space in the basement. Come by for a scare or one of the many performances in the basement. Machine Project. More information

  • Oct. 12 -
    Nov. 2

    OLD TOWN HAUNT
    Descend into the basement of the supposedly haunted Union Savings Bank building in Old Town Pasadena to peruse the catacombs and meet fear head-on. 20 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. More information

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