Horror, Fantasy, Science Fiction & Halloween Events in Los Angeles
Best Halloween Haunts in L.A.
For those seeking the Best Los Angeles Halloween Haunts, we present this eclectic selection of creepy attractions: theme parks, haunted houses, rides, mazes, theatrical experiences, and more.
Every year, Hollywood Gothique reviews numerous Halloween events. The haunted attractions listed on this page have been chosen as the best in Los Angeles, because they maintain consistently excellent quality from year to year, frequently earning nominations and wins in our annual Halloween Haunt Awards. Consequently, you will not find one-off events, such as plays or exhibitions that ran during only a single season; nor will you find attractions on hiatus or defunct - those are listed in the Graveyard of Lost Halloween Haunts.
Best Los Angeles Halloween Haunts: Categories
Los Angeles Halloween Haunts come in all shapes and sizes, and we try to avoid comparing rotten apples to blood oranges. To help haunt-seekers navigate the labyrinth of choices, we have divided our favorite Halloween events and attractions into categories, according to where they are normally listed on our website: Halloween Theme Parks; Halloween Mazes and Rides; Halloween Home Haunts; and Halloween Tours and Shows. Within each category, the haunted attractions are listed alphabetically, not ranked in comparison to each other.
Click the links below to get more information on each Halloween attraction.
Best Halloween Theme Park Attractions in Los Angeles
Halloween Theme Park events take place in year-round venues that have been refashioned for the scary season. These attractions typically include rides and show available the rest of the year, plus haunted houses and shows specifically installed for Halloween.
Halloween Horror NightsUniversal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza Univeral City, CA 91608
1-800-UNIVERSAL Universal Studios
2017 Attractions : This year's mazes and rides at Halloween Horror Nights Universal...
Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park 90620
2017 Dates : September 21-23, 28-30; October 1, 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-31
Hours : 7pm to 1am on weekdays and Sundays; 7pm to 2am on Fridays and ...
Queen Mary Dark Harbor
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802
2017 Dates : September 28-30; October 1, 5-8, 12-15, 20-22, 25-29, 31; November 1.
2017 Hours : 7pm-midnight ...
Best Halloween Haunted Houses, Mazes & Rides in Los Angeles
Halloween Haunted Houses, Mazes, and Rides typically "pop up" in October, running for a few weeks. These stand-alone events may feature only a single attraction, though some are more like mini-theme parks, with multiple mazes and rides.
All Saints Lunatic Asylum
22521 Shawnee Road
Apple Valley, CA 92308
Halloween 2017 Dates: Fridays & Saturdays in October, Plus October 30 and Halloween Night.
Hours : 7-10pm.
Tickets : $10
This independent walk-through ha...
Into the Black Halloween Haunt
101 W. McKinley Avenue (enter at Gate 1)
Pomona, CA 91768
2017 Dates: October 13-15, 20-22, 27-29, 30 &Halloween Night.
Hours : 2pm to midnight.
Tickets : $29 for the Into the Black Ha...
The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
Griffith Park Old Zoo
4730 Crystal Springs Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027
2017 Dates & Hours :
September 29-30; October 6-8, ...
5202 Zoo Drive - Los Angeles, CA 90027
Ghost Train 2017 Dates & Hours: 7-10pm on October 13-15, 20-22, 27-31.
Tickets : $20
After going on hiatus for Halloween 2016, the Ghost Train pulls ...
Reign of Terror Haunted House
Janss Marketplace, above Gold's Gym
197 North Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, 91360
2017 Dates : September 30; October 6-7, 13-14, 20-22, 27-31.
Best Halloween Home Haunts, Yard Haunts & Garage Haunts in Los Angeles
Though non-profit amateur events, home haunts, yard haunts, and garage haunts often showcase professional quality work. The distinctions are fluid, but "yard haunts" are typically decorated displays; "home haunts" and "garage haunts" often include walk-through mazes with actors in costume, for a stronger scare experience. These amateur Halloween efforts usually operate only for a few days at the end of October.
Beware the Dark Realm Home Haunt
28621 Sugar Pine Way
Santa Clarita, CA 91390
2017 Dates & Hours: October 14, 20-21, 27-28, 7-10pm
Price : Free, but a $5 donation to the SCV Domestic Violence ...
Boney Island Yard Haunt
4602 Morse Avenue
Sherman Oaks, CA 91432
2017 Dates : October 21-31 UPDATE : Closed this Halloween and most likely forever. After listing dates on its official website back in Septmeber, ...
907 N. California Street
Burbank, CA 91505
2017 DATES & Hours : October 21-22, 28-29, 31, 7-10pm
In operation since 1990, this amateur Halloween attraction by "Rotten Apple Studios" is a little bit scary an...
The Backwoods Maze
1912 North Pepper Street
Burbank, CA 91505
2017 DATES : October 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 & 31
PRICE : Free but donations accepted to defray costs
PARKING : Ample free street parking ...
The Haunt with No Name Yet
19351 Hatteras Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
2017 Dates & Hours :
Saturday, October 28th, 6:30–11pm
Sunday, October 29, 6:30-10pm
Monday, October 30, 6:30-10pm
Tuesday, Halloween Nig...
The House at Haunted Hill
4400 Saltillo Street, Woodland Hills, CA
2017 Dates: October 28-31
Hours : 7pm-midnight on Saturday, 7-10pm on Sunday, Monday, and Halloween Night
Note : The House ...
Best Halloween Shows, Tours & Theatrical Events in Los Angeles
The Best Los Angeles Halloween Haunts include not only haunted houses and rides; there are also many shows, tours, and theatrical events that operate every October, ranking among the best fright experiences available.
The Huntington Library, Art Collection & Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino 91108
2017 Date & Hours : Oct 28, starting at 6:30pm
Tickets : $45 for Huntington members, $55 for non-members
Long Beach Municipal Cemetery & Sunnyside Cemetery
1095 E. Willow Avenue, Long Beach 90806
2017 Date : Saturday, October 28
Hours : 9am to 3pm (last tour starts at approximately 2:40pm)
Tickets : $20 for adults, $8 for ages...