Gothic Hills Cemetery
Hollywood Gothique Says:
Phantom Silhouettes and Apparitions creep
Through the Gothic Hills, where Restless Spirits weep…
Gothic Hills Cemetery is an ambitious home haunt, highly recommended for its large, colorful yard display in front and elaborate mini-maze in back. It is a charitable non-profit, which collects donations to benefit the community.
Status: Closed for Halloween 2023. After submitting dates to some sources, Gothic Hills abruptly closed its cemetery “due to unexpected events.”
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When located in North Hills, this Halloween home haunt offered a decorated yard and and a very impressive walk-through, with amazing decorations and effects. The yard display was beautiful, and the maze was fun – a search through a tomb for lost treasure. Jump-scares were relatively minimal; this was more like a guided tour with your host leading you on a treasure hunt and stopping here and there to show off effects, including a digitally projected witch who delivered an incantation and a mechanical monster guarding the treasure.
For Halloween 2017, the proprietors of Gothic Hills Cemetery moved from their old North Hills location to Sylmar, where they presented a simpler yard haunt and pumpkin patch for trick-or-treaters and guests on Halloween Night.
After reducing itself to a yard display during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, Gothic Hills Cemetery moved to a new location in Riverside, where they presented another yard display in 2021. A plan to resurrect the walkthrough in 2022 was abandoned when the haunt announced in September that it would go dark that year; fortunately, Gothic Hills ultimately wound up offering another yard display. Plans to resurrect the walk through crypt in 2023 were abandoned due to unforeseen circumstances.
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