The Haunting of Sylmar Rating
Hollywood Gothique Says:
The Haunting in Sylmar boasts a vivid display of countless Jack-O’Lanterns, animatronic ghosts, dragons, and a variety of seasonal displays. We were extremely impressed with the hand carved pumpkins, which gave Rise of the Jack-O-Lanterns a run for their money.
12929 Aztec Street, Sylmar, CA 91342
2019 Update: Heavy winds and the threat of brush fires have prevented the proprietors from setting up their usual Halloween presentation. There will still be some decorations, carved pumpkins, and candy for trick-or-treaters, but not this will be a scaled-back version.
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Hollywood Gothique first visited this home haunt in 2018, when it lived up to intriguing photographs and description offered by the proprietor:
"A large number of intricately-carved jack-o-lanterns (sometimes 20-plus) mixed in with a graveyard scene, which is decorated with skeletons, masks, tombstones, lighting, mist, and electronics. Music plays in the background. Although atmospheric and generally spooky, it is family friendly. There have been instances where really, really young kids have run off crying, although most are fascinated, and their parents love it. We also give out full-sized candy bars rather than the 'fun size' candies. Although the family members wear costumes, there aren’t any actors in makeup or masks. The decorations are confined to the front yard and a hillside on our property."