Hollywood Gothique

Fright Gallery


Halloween Yard Haunt
454 South Lamer Street
Burbank, CA

NOTE: This haunt’s website has been down since 2009, indicating that Fright Gallery has gone to the grave forever.

FRIGHT GALLERY HISTORY: Describing itself as a “terrifyingly hilarious experience in suburban lawn art,” this unique Los Angeles Halloween Yard Haunt began life back in 1980 as “The Horror House”; it went through several expansions and permutations, morphing into an annual Halloween-themed musical-comedy production. Offering titles such as “Shipwreck Shores,” “Boney Island,” “Scream Acres,” and the “Pumpkin Patch,” The Fright Gallery put on a demented –and amazingly elaborate — Broadway-style musical on a stage set up on the lawn in front of their haunted house facade, complete with stage lighting and moving set pieces.

In 2003 the Fright Gallery crew even tried their hands at a professional walk-through maze called “Experiment in Terror,” which was quite good (basically, a scripted tour of a haunted house, with each room featuring a different mechanical special effect, such as a semi-transparent ghost that appeared from a bathtub and “slimed” the audience).

The Fright Gallery did not put on a show during the 2006 or 2007 Halloween season. It returned one last time in 2008, with  “Dead of the Class,” then gave up the ghost for eternity.

Fright Gallery Articles

Learn more in the Fright Gallery Archive…

Alas, No More: A Lament for Los Angeles Halloween Haunts Gone to the Grave

The Los Angeles Halloween season begins in earnest tomorrow, September 24, with the opening of the Knotts Berry Farm Halloween ...

Fright Gallery 2008: Dead of the Class – Video

Our first encounter with the Fright Gallery was back in 2003, when they presented a professional haunted house attraction titled "Experiment in ...

Halloween Haunt Odyssey 2008 – Part 1

As usual, Halloween in Los Angeles has turned out to be crowded with more bats than we could possibly squeeze ...
The Fright Gallery 2005 Twisted

Fright Gallery returns!

After a two year hiatus, the Fright Gallery is returning in 2008! This is great news because Fright Gallery is ...

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