Halloween Home Haunts: The Best Yard Displays, Garage Haunts, & Walk-Through Mazes in Los Angeles
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Halloween in Los Angeles is a special time, when horror enthusiasts create elaborate yard displays in order to terrify appreciative trick-or-treaters just for the love of doing it. These amateur efforts are typically decorated to resemble graveyards and/or haunted houses. Some offer walk-through mazes. A few feature elaborate mechanical and visual effects, timed with audio and music to create self-contained shows.
Although we refer to Halloween Home Haunts as “amateur attractions” (because they are non-profit), some feature professional-quality makeup, sets, costumes, and special effects. Home Haunts with live actors tend to be open on select nights, usually weekends and Halloween. Decorated yards often run nightly, sometimes starting by mid-month or even earlier.
Almost all Halloween Home Haunts are free and open to the public. Some accept donations, either to off-set their costs or to benefit local charities.
Below are articles and listings about Los Angeles Home Haunts and neighborhood trick-or-treating opportunities.
Articles: recent reviews and updates, which may have info on new home haunts not yet listed below.
Best Halloween Home Haunts: perennial attractions with well-deserved reputations.
An Alphabetical List includes home haunts for which we have extensive information; the entries here link to dedicated pages including reviews, photos, and video.
Neighborhood Trick-or-Treating: Streets with many Home Haunts, making them attractive haunting ground for trick-or-treaters.
Other Home Haunts includes home haunts from past years for which we have incomplete information and new haunts we have yet to visit.
Some Halloween Home Haunts rank among the Best Halloween Attractions in Los Angeles. The list below includes haunts with an established reputation for quality. Keep in mind that many of them will be radically revising their presentations for Halloween 2020 in order to protect their visitors from Covid-19. Generally, this means that walk-through home haunts will be eschewed in favor of yard haunt displays.
2022 Dates: October 15-31 6-10pm nightly. After first indicating that they would resurrect their walkthrough and later announcing they would remain dark, Gothic Hills instead presents another kid-safe yard display this Halloween. Gothic Hills Cemetery Articles Discover more in the Gothic Hills Archive: Gothic Hills Cemetery History When located in ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: October 29-31, 7-10pm. Update: The Haunt at Hellizondo resurrects Lost Sprits of the Bayou, a prohibition speakeasy theme previously seen at its original location in Simi Valley. Haunt at Hellizondo Articles Discover more in the Hellizondo archive: The Haunt at Hellizondo History After several seasons as ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: October 28, 29, 31, 7-10pm. Admission & Parking: Free, but donations accepted The Haunted Shack Articles Learn more in the Haunted Shack Archive: The Haunted Shack Info In operation since 1997, this amateur haunted house has grown into an effects-filled, 1500-square-foot walk-through maze that takes 6-8 minutes ... Read More
2022 Dates: Opens October 10 and continues through November 3. Admission: Free Holiday Fantasies Come to Life: Overview Holiday Fantasies Come To Life is, as the name suggests, not limited to Halloween. Rather, proprietors Tina Schaefer and Arnulfo Padilla decorate their home for both October and December, utilizing a different ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: October 13-31, 7-10pm. Updates: This Halloween Reichland Asylum is billing its presentation as "Crawford Gardens," an immersive display featuring new construction, including an expanded facade. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Reichland Asylum Information Reichland offers a lengthy walk-through, which begins with new "patients" being ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: Octorber 22, 23, 29, 30, 31, 7-10pm. Update: This year’s haunt takes visitors into the Amazon jungle. Admission: Free, but donations are accepted to benefit the Volunteers of Burbank Animal Shelter. Rotten Apple 907 Haunts Articles Check out articles from our Rotten Apple Archive: Rotten Apple 907 ... Read More
2022 Dates: October 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31. The display is viewable during the final weeks of October (some effects may not be running). Full show runs on the final two weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), plus Halloween Night. Update: This Halloween, Spooky Hollows presents a new themed sidewalk ... Read More
Halloween Home Haunts & Yard Haunts: Alphabetical List
Below is an alphabetical listing of major Halloween Home Haunts and Yard Haunts in Los Angeles and the surrounding area. Last-minute additions are added in Other Home Haunts below. Haunts for which we have little or no information are listed at bottom.
Generally speaking, we use “home haunts” to refer to houses with a walk-through haunted path by costumed characters. “Yard Haunts,” as the name suggests, indicates decorated yards, usually (though not necessarily) without live actors.
2022 Dates & Hours: Through October 31, 6-10:30pm. Halloween Music House Information Officially named "Clark Does Halloween Too!" this haunted house yard display features numerous gravestones, static skeletons, a ghostly ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: October 28, 29, 31, 8pm-midnight Admission: Free Desert Decay Manor Information Desert Decay Manor is a ghoulish walk-through maze with good sets bathed in atmospheric lighting, ... Read More
2022 Dates: To Be Announced. This atmospheric home haunt usually opens in mid-October with little fanfare, for benefit of neighbors. The Fillmore Graves’ Jack-O-Lantern Farm is a Halloween yard display with ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: October 1 15, 21-22, 28-31, 7-10pm. Forgotten Hallows History Hollywood Gothique visited Forgotten Hallows in . At that time, rick-or-treaters seeking candy walked up a driveway ... Read More
2022 Dates: October 15-31 6-10pm nightly. After first indicating that they would resurrect their walkthrough and later announcing they would remain dark, Gothic Hills instead presents another kid-safe yard display ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: October 29-31, 7-10pm. Update: The Haunt at Hellizondo resurrects Lost Sprits of the Bayou, a prohibition speakeasy theme previously seen at its original location in Simi ... Read More
2022 Date & Hourse: October 28-31, starting at 6:30pm nightly. Haunted Groundz Information Haunted Groundz deceptively presents itself as just another yard display, but after admiring the decor for a ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: October 28, 29, 31, 7-10pm. Admission & Parking: Free, but donations accepted The Haunted Shack Articles Learn more in the Haunted Shack Archive: The Haunted Shack Info ... Read More
2022 Date: Halloween Night only. Address: 11802 Huston Street, Valley Village, CA 91607. Hesby Cemetery History In its previous location, Hesby Cemetery's yard haunt provided a spooky cemetery scene, with some ... Read More
24218 Hillhurst Drive, West Hills 91307 Halloween 2022 Dates & Hours: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from October 14 to 31, including Halloween Night, 7-10pm. Update: This home haunt added over ... Read More
2022 Dates: Opens October 10 and continues through November 3. Admission: Free Holiday Fantasies Come to Life: Overview Holiday Fantasies Come To Life is, as the name suggests, not limited ... Read More
Dates & Hours: October 20-31, 7-10pm. After remaining dark since the 2020 pandemic, House at Haunted Hill reawakens the spirits for Halloween 2022. Streets will not be closed to vehicular ... Read More
Dates & Hours of Operation: Friday October 28th (Preview night). Saturday, October 29-30th 7-10pm; October, 31st 6-11pm; November 5th and 12th 7-10pm. Description: This home haunt offers a haunted maze ... Read More
2022 Dates: October 15-Nov. 1, 6:30-10pm. This lovely Halloween yard display returns for another season of haunting. This year's theme is Cursed Harvest. Mourning Rose Manor Articles Discover more in ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: Halloween Night, Sunset-11pm. Update: After two years of "drive-by" haunting since the 2020 pandemic, Nightmare on Whiting Woods plans to resume its walkthrough haunt this year. The ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: October 29-31 - 7-11pm, 6pm-12am on Halloween Night. Pumkin Jack's Haunted House resurrects its scary walk-through this Halloween after two years of front yard facades in ... Read More
2022 Dates: October 22-23, 29-31. Realm of Shadows returns to its 2021 location, Trinity Christian School. Realm of Shadow Overview Haunting since 2018, The Realm of Shadow has expanded from ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: October 13-31, 7-10pm. Updates: This Halloween Reichland Asylum is billing its presentation as "Crawford Gardens," an immersive display featuring new construction, including an expanded facade. Admission ... Read More
2022 Update: Closed until further notice. In a September 6, 2021 Facebook post, Rosehill Haunt announced that the cemetery would be "condemned until further notice" though promising "our spirits will ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: Octorber 22, 23, 29, 30, 31, 7-10pm. Update: This year’s haunt takes visitors into the Amazon jungle. Admission: Free, but donations are accepted to benefit the Volunteers ... Read More
2022 Dates: Most of the display in place by second week of October; preview with animation effects the Saturday and Sunday before Halloween; walkthrough loop and candy on Halloween Night. Hours: ... Read More
Dates & Hours: Houses are decorated by mid-October, trick-or-treat block party on Halloween Night. Spooky Saloma Information: The house listed at the address for Spooky Saloma is the hub for ... Read More
2022 Update: The Farm Haunt joins forces with Beware the Dark Realm and Restless Souls Manor to create a new, non-profit attraction, Bones Gulch. Details here. Dates & Hours: October 29-30, 7-10pm ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: October 21-23, 28-31, 7-11pm. This year's theme is The Land Closest To Hell, which promises a "roaring doomtrain across the bloody continent to a...nightmarish land baptized in ... Read More
2022 Dates: October 16 to November 6. This year's display is themed to Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Valley Vista Holiday House Information: Although a few generic props may be recycled at ground ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: October 16-31, 7-10:30pm. This nifty little Halloween yard haunt, which started in 2011, eschews crude shocks; you will see neither blood nor chainsaw, only atmosphere. The display consists ... Read More
2022 Dates: None Announced. After cancelling during the 2020 pandemic, Wicked Pumpkin Hollow remained dark 2021 with a promise to return in 2022; however, our queries about this Halloween have ... Read More
Halloween Home Haunts & Yard Haunts: Neighborhood Trick-or-Treating
In some Los Angeles neighborhoods, Haunt-Seekers will find not merely a single yard haunt but an entire block decorated for the season. The impact on these streets tends to be cumulative, so there may not be individual homes worthy of a discrete entry in our listings. If you are more interested in trick-or-treating than pausing to admire an individual haunted house, you might want to check out these spooky street scenes with high haunt-density:
Dell and Venice Boulevard in Venice Beach Interested in a haunting seaside experience? Then head over to Venice Beach on ... Read More
Halloween Home Haunts & Yard Haunts: Ephemera
Halloween Home haunts come and go, manifesting for a year or two and then disappearing. Below is a list of past yard haunts that do not have pages dedicated to them on our website. Information may be out of date, and some may no longer be in operation. We will update as time allows. Meanwhile, click on available links for more information about them.
Candy Shop Take Over (walk-through)
20205 Soladera Way, Santa Clarita
We visited this during the 2020 pandemic. For 2022, its theme is Haunted Tiki Island. October 29-31, 7-10pm
Clowns at the Castle (formerly Castlestymo)
October 1-31, 7-10pm
11850 Riverside Drive #121, Valley Village
Description: This modest home haunt presents a haunted window and balcony, with a few ghosts and ghouls leering down upon visitors staring up from the sidewalk below. Reviewed here.
Circus of Nightmares (drive-by) October 19-31, 7-10pm
113 S Brighton Street, Burbank
FallOutShelter: LA (yard display) October 31, 6-10pm
1142 N. Alameda Avenue, Azusa
No dates for 2022
14319 Califa Street, Sherman Oaks
Description: In 2020, Francis Manor was one of three yard displays packed within a block of each other.
The Ghoulie Graveyard (yard display)
October15, 16, 22, 23, 29-31, 7-10pm
14722 Fonthill Avenue, Hawthorne
Description: Visited in 2020, this is a cemetery yard display worth visiting if you are in the neighborhood to see two nearby home haunts, The Haunted Shack and Spooky Spectacular Halloween Display.
The Haunted Dome (yard display)
No dates for 2022 11057 Oro Vista Avenue, Sunland
Description: For Halloween 2019, the Haunted Dome offered live actors in a short but intense mini-maze set up in the front yard. In 2020, they moved from Panorama City to Sunland, where they presented a yard display.
Lake Balboa Haunt (yard display)
No Dates for 2022 6938 Whitaker Avenue, Van Nuys, 91406
Description: Lights, animated effects, fog machines, clowns, werewolf
Recommended for: All Ages
Visited in 2020
MacDevitt Manor (yard display)
2436 W. MacDevitt Street, West Covina
Prism Haunt (show)
24465 Chamalea, Mission Viejo, 92691
Recommended for: Adults and children 8+
Description: For Halloween 2020, Prism Haunt offered a timed show featuring an experiment that brought nightmares to life with projection effects.
Redwater Pass (yard display) No dates for 2022
8708 Wendon Street, San Gabriel
Rotting Hill Cemetery (yard display) October 8-November 7, 7-10pm
4848 Sancola Avenue, North Hollywood, 91601 instagram.com/rottinghillcemetery
Official Description: Rotting Hill is where the most spectacular specters are having the time of their afterlife. See a giddy graveyard show full of jokes to die for… or possibly die from. It’s a family friendly yard display full of home-built fascinations and mechanized monstrosities with enough gallows humor to delight any boy or ghoul. Recommended for all ages.
Visited in 2020 & 2021
Spooky Spectacular Halloween Display
No dates for 2022
17008 Spinning Ave, Torrance 90504
Description: This yard is brimming with moving animatornic figures of your favorite movie monsters: Freddy, Jason, Dracula, and more.
Visited in 2020 & 2021
Stoney Point Haunt (yard display) No dates for 2022
23227 Barnacle Lane, Valencia, 91355
Admission: Free but donations accepted
Description: This was a small backyard maze in 2019; in 2020 it was a front yard display.
Pass Avenue Home Haunt (yard display)
No dates for 2022
1804 N. Pass Avenue, Burbank
Description: Hollywood Gothique chanced upon this creepy yard haunt in 2018 while on the way to something else. It used low-key lighting to cast a sinister pall upon otherwise benign looking skeletons and Jack O’Lanterns, all resting in the shadow of a “hollow” tree with a snarling face. See more here.
Visited in 2018
Patricia Manor (yard display) No dates for 2022
20146 Patricia Place
Saugus, CA 91350
Patricia Manor offered a yard with decorations and effects. Note: Before it moved from Santa Clarita to Saugus, the haunt was called “Cardiff Manor.”
Terror House Haunted Maze (walk-through) No dates for 2022, and website is down.
2080 Goodall Avenue, Duarte Ca 91010
Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Terror Tricked Productions (walk-through) This home haunt seems to have gone dark since 2019.
44307 42 Street West
No dates were listed for 2020
Twisted Minds Productions (walk-through) No dates listed since 2019, and their Facebook page is no longer accessible.
8708 Wendon Street
Los Angeles, California facebook.com/tmphaunt