Halloween Horror Movie Screenings, Film Festivals & All-Night Horror Shows in Los Angeles
Although Halloween Events are typically live (haunted houses, costume parties, etc.), Los Angeles offers plenty of Halloween horror movie screenings every October. Hollywood and the surrounding environs are home to several repertory and specialty theatres; local organizations screen movies in unusual, outdoor settings (parks, cemeteries), and even the major theatre chains get in on the action.
Many of these venues program lengthy series of classic, cult, and contemporary horror titles; others squeeze in a few scare films into otherwise Halloween-free programming. The locations are spread around the Greater Los Angeles area, so you need not live in Hollywood in order to enjoy a little Hollywood Gothique Cinema.
In short, there is no shortage of Halloween Horror Movie Screenings in L.A.
Scrolling down this page will lead to recent updates about Los Angeles Halloween Screenings, followed by a list of long-running seasonal film fests.
Halloween Horror Movie Screenings: Updates & Articles
Find new information and archived articles about seasonal cinema in Los Angeles.
2022 Horrorthon Date: Saturday, October 29, starting at 7pm. Horrorthon Location: Aero Theatre at 1328 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. Horrorthon Titles: To Be Announced Throughout October, the American Cinematheque will screen a variety of horror films in addition to its annual one-night Horrorthon. Titles include: American Psycho, The Craft, Hellraiser, ... Read More
2022 Schedule: Ghostbusters (1984) at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on September 17 at 8pm The Craft LA State Historic Park on October 14 at 7:15pm John Carpenter's The Thing at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on October 15 at 7:15pm Carrie (1976) at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on October 22 at 7:15pm Bram Stoker's Dracula at the ... Read More
Halloween 2022 Titles: Electric Dusk gets in the mood with a couple of scary/spooky titles in September, then fills is schedule with Halloween-theme fare in October. Films include: The Dark Knight, Jurassic World: Dominion, and Interview with the Vampire in September, and Ghostbusters (1984), A Nightmare on Elm Street, Christine, and Carrie, with more ... Read More
2022 Film: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), starring Werner Krauss and Conrad Veidt. Date & Time: October 31, 7:30pm It has become an annual October tradition since the opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Organist Clark Wilson provides live musical accompaniment for a silent horror ... Read More
Halloween 2022 Dates & Times: Fridays & Saturdays, October 14-22. First film starts at 7pm, second film at 9:15pm unless otherwise noted. Update: After returning to Lake Balboa Complex in 2021, this annual Halloween film series is once again at Westfield Fashion Square, where it is now billed as Halloween Movies ... Read More
Halloween 2022 Schedule: Avatar September 23 - October 2. Hocus Pocus - October 7-13. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in 4D October 14-31. Opening night fan event for Nightmare Before Christmas on October 14 at 7pm. Guests include Don Hahn, X Atencio’s daughter, Tori Atencio McCullough, former Director of ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: October 28 & 29 at 8pm. Title: Frankenstein (1931), with live music composed and conducted by Michael Shapiro. Tickets: $29 to $109. Location: The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015. Website: laopera.org. Every Halloween, the L.A. Opera offers a mash-up of ... Read More
2022 Schedule: October 1: Clash of the Titans at 2pm, The Last Picture Show at 7:30pm, Return of the Living Dead at midnight (Saturday only) October 2: Clash of the Titans at 2pm, The Last Picture Show at 7:30pm, October 3: Island of Lost Souls & Murders in the Rue ... Read More
2022 Schedule: The War of the Worlds on September 24 at 2:30 & 7pm The Films of George Melies on September 25 at 2:30m Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein on October 1 at 2:30 & 7pm The Man Who Laughs on October 2 at 2:30pm Frankenstein on October 8 at 2:30 & 7pm Halloween-Themed Live ... Read More
2022 Films: Jurassic Park, The Dark Knight, The Fifth Element, Labyrinth, Scream, Shaun of the Dead, Beetlejuice, The Shining, Hocus Pocus, Bram Stoker's Dracula, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Nightmare Before Christmas Dates: Fridays & Saturdays in September and October, plus Halloween Night. Hours: Doors and bar open at 6pm; ... Read More
2022 Schedule: Films run daily at the organizations three venues. Scary films include Interview with the Vampire, Final Destination, The Shining, The Silence of the Lambs, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Get Out, A Nightmare on Elm Street, A Quiet Place 1 and 2, Seven, and The Exorcist. More family-friendly titles include Hocus Pocus, Edward Scissorhands, Coraline, ... Read More
2022 Schedule: PIEDRAS BLANCAS/GIANT GILA/ROBOT MONSTER @ SMC Theater Thu, Oct 6, 6:30 PM BLOOD AND BLACK LACE & KILL BABY KILL (35mm) @ The Million Dollar Theater Fri, Oct 7, 8:00 PM THE BLOB (1958) [16mm] & THE BLOB (1988) @ The Secret Movie Club Theater Sat, Oct 8, ... Read More
2022 Update: This Halloween, Street Food Cinema presents an indoor immersive event titled Slasher Cinema at the Million Dollar Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. There will be two installments: "Totally '80s," featuring A Nightmare on Elm Street, and "That's So '90s," featuring Scream. As with their 2019 presentation, Cinema Phantasmagoria, ... Read More
Below are Halloween Horror Movie Screenings in Los Angeles which have not yet had a page dedicated to them.
L.A Halloween Horror Screenings: Heritage Square Museum
2022 Updates: The Heritage Square Museum used to include a screening of a black-and-white horror classic as part of its Halloween programming, but none have taken place since the 2020 pandemic lockdown, though the annual Outdoor Mourning Faire runs on Saturday & Sunday October 23 & 24 from 11-5.
Heritage Square Museum is located at 3800 Homer Street near Montecito Heights. Learn more at the museum’s website.
West L.A Halloween Screenings: The Nuart Theatre
2022 Schedule: To Be Announced.
Landmark’s Nuart Theatre screens horror, fantasy, and science fiction films year round as part of its weekly Friday-night Cine Insomnia series. The ratio of horror titles goes up during the Halloween season.
The Nuart Theatre is at 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles. Get more information here.