4302 Ambrose Avenue, Los Angeles (Los Feliz Area), CA 90027
2017 Dates: To Be Announced. Usually the last three weekends of October.
Hours: 6-9pm except Halloween Night, which is 5-10pm; less scary kid version (no actors) during the first hour of operation each night.
Admission: Free. Donations accepted.
This neighborhood yard haunt (once known as Nightmare on Ambrose) is the brainchild of Timur Bootzin, who started scaring the local trick-or-treaters as a teenager back in 2012.. The haunt may be too intense for young trick-or-treaters, but a milder version is available for the first hour each night. The haunt makes good use of the available space: a house on a hill with steep steps and foliage that leaves plenty of shadowy hiding places in the dark.