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Halloween 2012: Last-Minute Yard Haunt Suggestions

Looking for some new – or at least, lesser known – yard haunts in Los Angeles? Then you should check out this list of “Do It Yourself” haunts at deathbombarc.com. Somebody has really done his homework here: Along with well-known ones such as the Backwoods Maze and Boney Island, this list contains several obscure amateur attractions and community haunts, of which Hollywood Gothique was previously unaware. Many sound like neighborhood events; one or two, such as the South Seas Haunted House, are community events presented by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. So these non-professional scare shows are not necessarily something you want to drive miles to see, but if you happen to live nearby, why not check them out and let us know what you think?

If that is not enough for you, the Pasadena Star News offers suggestions for “Where you can go to get really scared on Halloween.” Fans of Hollywood Gothique will recognize many of the names (The House at Haunted Hill, The Boney Island Yard Haunt, The Haunt with No Name Yet), but author Stephenie Cary manages to find a few unsung attractions as well – another reminder of the vast diversity in the field of yard haunts, many of which labor in obscurity despite our efforts to shine a spooky spotlight on them.

Details are scant regarding some of the haunts in both lists, so do not consider this post a recommendation. It’s more of a suggestion for those adventurous Halloween horror fans seeking new and different shivers this season.