Many of our favorite Los Angeles Halloween haunts are going on hiatus during the 2015 season. Fortunately, new events and attractions are rising like ghosts leaving their graves, filling the void with enough ectoplasmic energy to sustain haunt-seekers throughout the upcoming weeks. Interested in seeing what new spirits will be haunting houses near you? Then read on…if you dare!
Creep Los Angeles
Judging from a quote highlighted on the official website – “I’m not afraid of werewolves or vampires or haunted hotels. I’m afraid of what real human beings do to other real human beings” – this “fully immersive and interactive haunt experience” seems to be another example of the unfortunate trend toward “Halloween haunts” that have little if anything to do with Halloween or haunting (e.g., Blackout Haunted House and Alone: An Existential Haunting). Which is not to say it won’t be terrifying and entertaining, if that’s your cup of blood. Creep Los Angeles will operate on October 2-4, 9-11, 15-18, 23-25, 28-31. Tickets are $20 for pre-sale (before October 1); $25 online after October 1; and $30 at the door.
Get more information in our calendar listing for this event.
Drunken Devil Productions: The Sinner’s Soiree
This self-described “Los Angeles-based, horror-centric live-entertainment company” presents “a menagerie of twisted, monstrous manifestations of vice and depravity.” The 18-and-over haunted house runs from October 9 through November 1 on weekends. Prices are $18 for general admission, $25 for front-of-the-line tickets, and $50 for VIP privileges (includes access to the lounge and complimentary drinks).
The Experiment: A Rockin’ Frank + Wighead Insane Cabaret
Set in a 1950s West German mental institution, this live show combines elements of Rocky Horror and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Upon entering, candy stripe nurses will escort you to the day room, where you will meet patients who think they are the characters they play. The show features adult content, so no one under 21 will be allowed. The Experiment is now running; it continues through Saturday Oct. 31st, with performances at 8pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Check out our calendar listing for the event or visit the official website.
Ghoulmaster’s Haunted Playhouse
Billed as a combination of Rocky Horror and Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, this live show promises “performance art that really pushes boundaries.”Expect a combination of dance, comedy, magic, and mayhem, hosted by the Ghoulmaster, who used to haunt the Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest in New Jersey. The show runs on Friday, September 25 and runs on weekends through October 31, with performances at 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays and at 7pm on Sundays. Tickets are $25 for advance online purchase, $30 at the door.
The 17th Door Haunted Experience
Experience 30-minutes of terror as you follow the footsteps of an unfortunate freshman through 17 rooms of a demented university. The 17th Door haunted house starts this Friday, September 25, then runs on weekends through November 1. Hours are 7pm to 11pm on weekdays; 7pm to midnight on Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursday, October 29; and 6pm to midnight on October 30 and 31. Tickets prices run from $21 to $35, depending on the date and whether you purchase general admission or VIP.