Grin Grinning Ghosts Come Home to Socialize

If you love Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion, then you’ll love the Haunted Mansion Haunt.  Located in Trabuco Canyon in South Orange County, Haunted Mansion Haunt, designed and run by Salar Kohnechi is now in it’s 7th year and continues to grow.  Last year it drew over 1,500 people.  Their goal this year is to reach over 3,000.

Not only does this maze feature programmed, full-sized jumping animatronics and characters such as The Singing Busts, Madame Leota and Little Leota, but it has live actors as well (some of them coming even from Knott’s Scary Farm).  So expect this maze to be scary.   Continue reading

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New York City’s Most Extreme Haunted House is Coming to Los Angeles to FU*K You Up!!

Blackout, New York City’s sickest and most hardcore haunted house will be arriving in Los Angeles this October.   The twisted minds of Josh Randall and Kris Thor from Vortex Productions will have you experience and be forced to do things you wish you never did and that quite possibly will make you sick!

Visitors to Blackout will face their deepest psychological fears such as sexual depravity, complete darkness and torture.  Those who overcome and survive will feel a demented sort of pride and have a great sense of accomplishment.  Most however will scream the word SAFETY which will release them from the nightmare and fail. Continue reading

Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery to Scare Visitors with WICKED LIT

Since 2009, when WICKED LIT was first held on the grounds of the haunted Greystone Mansion, over 3,000 attendees have enjoyed full adaptations of  authors such as Edgar Allen Poe, Washington Irvin, H.P. Lovecraft and Robert Louis Stevenson.  This year attendees will see three new short plays as they’re led by a guide who tells a story as they take them through the grounds of the Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena, CA.  This year there will also be vampires.

The world premiere adaptations by Unbound Productions Co-Artistic Directors Jonathan Josephson, Paul Millet and Jeff G. Rack will run from Oct 12-31, 2012.  The adaptations are M.R. Jame’s “Count Magnus”, F Marion Crawford’s “The Dead Smile” and Johann Ludwig Tieck’s “Wake Not the Dead.”  Wicked Lit is a great theatrical production adapted from classical literature, but promises it will be scary. Continue reading

40th Anniversary Knott’s Halloween Haunt History Video

Knott’s recently unveiled a video exploring its history.  Come learn about what makes Knott’s Scary Farm what is today, the pioneer of the haunt industry and the biggest and baddest player on the field.

We’re excited to once again be able to cover the event this year as we have for the past three.  We’ve been going to Halloween Haunt for many years in a row now.  We’re excited to see what they have planned for the 40th Anniversary.

Haunt Review: Universal Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood

This year at Halloween Horror Nights is highlighted by The Walking Dead who have their own maze and Terror Tram.  Ashamed to admit, never having watched the show, we didn’t know what to expect.  They also have the sequel to Alice Cooper’s Welcome to My Nightmare, A Texas Chainsaw Massacre maze based on the original film, A Silent Hill Maze which fans have reportedly been requesting for a long time (we had seen the movie, but never played the game), as well as a new La Llorona maze and Universal Monster Remix. Continue reading

Knott’s Scary Farm Welcomes Elvira for One Night Only

BUENA PARK, CA – Elvira, the legendary mistress of the dark, will make a rare one- night-only appearance as part of Knott’s Halloween Haunt’s 40th year celebration on Thursday, October 4 from 9 pm to 1:00 am. Guests to the park that night can purchase a photo of the Hollywood Horror movie queen for her signature or even purchase a photo with her at the Knott’s 40th Halloween Haunt Museum.

      Elvira’s reign as the “Queen of Halloween” began in 1981 when she became the hostess of the KHJ television show “Movie Macabre,” and went on to be the first horror host to be syndicated nationally. Continue reading

VIP to Conduct Exclusive Investigation at Historic VFW Post in Los Angeles

This Saturday, Valley Investigators of the Paranormal will become the first paranormal group to investigate a historic VFW post in Los Angeles.  “This investigation is one of many exclusive investigations we have conducted in Southern California,” stated VIP founder and case manager, Erik Vanlier.  “After hearing of the activity that has been experienced here, we were excited to be invited as the first group to get a chance to investigate.” Continue reading