Local Home Haunts Offer Cheap Alternative to Professional Haunts

If your budget is tapped out from visiting all the professional haunts and theme parks or if you’re just finding things tight because of high gas prices and unemployment, don’t fear because we have some home haunts listed here that are either free or inexpensive.  These haunts are either front yard displays or an actual walk-through.  Many of them rival even professional haunts.  We have them listed for you here.

THE BACKWOODS MAZE – the theme here is hillbilly cannibals.  This is a walk-through maze that rivals the best at Knott’s.
1912 N. Pepper St.
Burbank, CA 91505
Dates: October 12-14, 19-21, 26-28 & Halloweennight.
Also possibly on October 30, though not confirmed.
Hours: 7-10pm

BIG WORM’S SHERWOOD SCARE – “We’re using our combined skills as filmmakers and craftsmen to build a full scale, immersive haunted house experience for the Halloween season!   It features a 3500 sq/ft maze complete with some of the best illusions and scares our imaginations can dream up. We’re excited to share our efforts with you!”
8856 Encino Ave.
Northridge, CA 91325
2012 Dates & Hours: October 19-21, 26-28, 7-10pm; Halloween night 7pm to midnight
Donation: $3 per person. Proceeds go to Big Worm’s Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

BONEY ISLAND YARD HAUNT – jaw-dropping skeleton illusions.
4602 Morse Avenue
Sherman Oaks, CA 91432
2012 DATES: October 19-31
2012 HOURS: 6-9pm Sunday-Thursday; 6-10pm Friday-Saturday

DARK REALMS: An American Haunt –this is an actual walk-through maze featuring actors and scenes.
537 Palm Dr.
Brea, CA 92821
2012 Dates : October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 & 31
Hours: Typically, 7pm-10pm on weeknights and 7pm-11pm on weekends, with an early show for timid trick-or-treaters at 6:30pm
Tickets: $8 for General Admission or $15 for a front of the line pass.

ETERNAL REST CEMETERY: yard haunt and maze – “Professional outdoor Halloween adventure” with a walk-through on the side of the house.
2012 DATES: October 27 and Halloween night, 7pm to approximately midnight
HOURS: Typically, from dusk (approximately 6:30pm) until the line of trick-or-treaters dwindles

FALLEN ANGEL CEMETERY – spooky front yard display with light and sound effects.  candy for the kids.
23830 Berdon St.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
2012 DATES & HOURS: October 19-31, dusk till 10:00pm (candy on Halloween night only)

FOREST OF MIRRORS – amazing illusions are created by using mirrors
6124 Lederer Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
2012 DATES & HOURS: October 31, 6:00pm to midnight

HALLOWEEN GRAVEYARD – 13 gravesites, moving skeletons, chasing heads, ghosts, bats, sound/lighting/fog effects and more.
On Katherine Ave (between Riverside Dr. & Huston St.)
Sherman Oaks, CA

HANOVER HALL: The October Country– atmospheric home haunt with displays of witches, goblins and ghosts.  Has a “dark ride” feel.
1016 Beechwood St.
Camarillo, CA 93010
2012 Dates: October 25-13
Hours: 7:30pm to 9:30pm

HART STREET HAUNT — a yard haunt featuring mechanical mannequins and a handful of monsters.

19521 Hart St.
Reseda, CA
Monsters are typically only there on Halloween night
From dusk until the last trick-or-treaters appear

HAUNTED COURTYARD – a basic, atmospheric walk-through with candy for the children
Villa del Fuente
627 N. Spaulding Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
2012 Date: Halloween night
Hours: from dusk till the candy run out.

THE HAUNTED DIARY – haunted Hollow 2012 takes Los Angeles Halloween fans back to 1974 to experience the terror and mystery of the Halloween night when the Dent family massacred the townspeople of Paxton and then disappeared, never to be seen again.  “The Haunted Diary promises a “classic, vintage Halloween feel” that will recreate a 1970s small town. Trick-or-Treaters will first pass through cornfields and a swamp on the outskirts. Next, they will enter the village of Paxton and encounter the victims, before proceeding inside the Dent residence and the Paxton School house.”
603 N. Las Palmas Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004
2012 Dates & Hours: Friday, October 27 and Wednesday, October 31st, 7:30pm-11:30pm

HAUNTED HOUSE ON PUNTA DEL ESTE STREET – this walk through yard haunt promises its biggest and scariest year.

2125 Punta Del Este St.
Hacienda Heights, CA
2012 Dates & Hours: Halloween night only
Hours: 6-10pm

HAUNTED MANSION HAUNT – a tribute to the Disney Haunted Mansion in horrifying sight and sound
Millwood Rd.
Trabuco Canyon, CA
2012 Dates & Hours: October 26, 27, 28 & 31: dusk – …???

THE HAUNTED SHACK – 1,500 sq ft. walk through that changes every year.
5112 Maricopa Street
Torrance, CA 90503
2012 Dates & Hours: To Be Announced. Typically, one or two nights, including October 31, 7pm-10pm

THE HAUNTING – walk though maze
(address revealed one week prior to Halloween)
2012 Dates: Halloween night, from dusk till 10pm.

THE HELLIZONDO HAUNT – A short walk through maze with custom props and decorations.
2134 Elizondo Ave.
Simi Valley, CA 93065
2012 Dates & Hours: October 30 & 31 (Halloween night) from dusk till…?

HOLLYWOOD HAUNTER PRESENTS: Haunt on Garden Street – cemetery with a pair of mausoleums featuring a 150ft. walk through crypt.
1547 Garden St.
Glendale, CA 91201
2012 Dates & Hours: Halloween night, sundown to 11pm

THE HORROR ON FRANKEL STREET – yard and garage haunt
2719 Frankel St.
Lakewood, CA
2012  DATES & HOURS:  October 20, 27, and Halloween night, from dusk to 10:00pm.

THE HOUSE AT HAUNTED HILL – this is more than a display, it’s an actual show featuring narration, music, and professional special FX.
4400 Saltillo St.
Woodland Hills, CA
2012 Dates & Hours: Friday-Saturday, October 26-27: 7pm to midnight
Sunday-Wednesday, October 28-31: 7pm-10pm

THE HOUSE OF RESTLESS SPIRITS – atmospheric display with ghosts in the yard and windows.
1008 Euclid St.
Santa Monica, CA
2012 Dates & Hours: October 27 & 31: 7-11pm

MOURNING ROSE MANOR – front yard display featuring ghosts
5250 Aurelia St.
Simi Valley, CA
2012 Dates & Hours: October 1-31, from dusk till 11pm

THE LEGEND OF BOOT HILL – visit the old church and cemetery that once occupied the old west town of Bridgewood where spirits materialize and Jedediah Smith roams the decaying grounds of Boot Hill.
16 Goldenrod
Irvine, CA
2012 Dates & Hours: October 26-30th; 7-1opm
Weekend and Halloween night parking will be **EXTREMELY LIMITED** parking is available at nearby Springbrook Elementary School (On Springbrook) until 10pm ONLY.  After 10pm cars will be ticketed.

MURDER MANOR – walk through maze including: torture chamber, boiler room, spider cave, stormy grave yard and more.
5311 Acacia Ave.
Garden Grove, CA 92845
2012 Dates & Hours: Usually, Halloween Night 7pm-midnight

PERDITION HOME: MAIM – Be ready for Orange County’s scariest home haunt. Welcome to PERDITION HOME, the abode of timeless suffering and affliction! Soon you too will join the thousands of dead which make up the very foundation of this horrible place.
5181 Manor View Dr.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
2012 Dates & Hours: October 26, 27, 28 & 31: 7-11pm (will stay open later for guests in line)

ROTTEN APPLE 907: The Haunted Wilsley Manor – professional walk through going back to its roots with a traditional haunted house style maze.
907 N. California St.
Burbank, CA
2012 Dates & Hours: October 26, 27, 28, & 31: 7-10pm

SPIDER LIGHTS AT CATALINA – elaborate lights and decorations.
806 Catalina St.
Burbank, CA 91505
2012 Dates & Hours: October 27-31. Much of the display will be on view the weekend of October 20; full set-up should be ready by October 27. Candy is distributed October 31 from 6-10pm

SPOOKY HOLLOW –  new for 2012.  animated figures and video illusions and surprises fill this yard display featuring a grave yard, a witches lair and a toxic waste dump.
17449 Burbank Blvd.
Encino, CA
2012 Dates & Hours: October 29, 30 & 31st, 7PM to 10PM

SPYDERHILL CEMETERY – a walk through featuring Cobweb Alley, Clowns of Chaos and Spyderhill Cemetery.
1522 W 22nd St.
Torrance, CA 90501
2012 Dates & Hours: TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR Halloween night,  6:30pm – 10pm (may stay open later if there’s still visitors)

THE 13th GATE ASYLUM – 30 cast member walk through maze
1798 Avenida Navidad
Camarillo, CA 92780
2012 Dates & Hours: Halloween Night Only 6-7pm: Child’s Play/Chicken Hour (no scaring) 7:30-10:30pm: Fair Game (anything goes)

THE WHITECLIFF ROAD HAUNTED MANOR – elaborate yard decorations

1077 Whitecliff Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA
2012 DATES & HOURS: Halloween night, dusk till…???


3 thoughts on “Local Home Haunts Offer Cheap Alternative to Professional Haunts

  1. we’d also like to add http://www.legendofboothill.com/ to your list, its a great little home haunt that we enjoyed last year. they are having a Haunters night this Monday.

    Thanks for this list! We visited Backwoods, Boney Island and Big Worm’s this past weekend and they were all fantastic with Big Worm’s being the hit of the night for us, we feel its a “don’t miss” attraction.


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