The Haunt with No Name Yet


19351 Hatteras Street, Tarzana, CA 91356

2016 Dates & Hours:

  • Friday, October 28th, 6:30-11pm
  • Saturday, October 29th, 6:30–11pm
  • Sunday, October 30, 6:30-10pm
  • Halloween, Dusk-10pm

In operation since 1996, this yard haunt is one of the more delightful amateur Halloween attractions in Los Angeles. The Haunt with No Name is pitched at just the right level for a yard haunt – effective and memorable but not too scary for trick-or-treaters (except perhaps the very youngest). There is an overall sinister feel, with the layout of the corner house’s front yard nicely utilized to create the sense that you are approaching a dark and dreadful place (even though the proprietors turn out to be quite nice).

Located in a quiet, dark residential area, the Haunt With No Name Yet’s wide front yard of a corner lot is filled with shrubbery and trees that block the light, lending an extra touch of authentic atmosphere. Mood – not shocks – is definitely what is in store for visitors. The lighting scheme is low-key, and you will have a hard time taking photographs even with your night vision digital cameras, but the effect is wonderfully creepy in an old-fashioned Gothic way.

The decor consists of a stone gate, tombstones, ghosts floating from trees, fog,  shrouded figures, and a myriad of imaginatively carved Jack-O’Lanterns. The tableau are mostly static, but there is a nice moving candle that seems to hover in the air above a stone sarcophagus. Even more impressive is the large upright crypt with a floating spirit inside.

Parking in the quiet neighborhood is free.