Halloween updates

The Catacombs

We have been busy updating our Calendar of Events with several attractions that will take place during the Halloween season in October. Many of these haunted events have been mentioned before, but some have only recently confirmed their dates and hours of operation for 2008. You can find more information on our Halloween Haunts page.

Below is a list of recent additions to our calendar:

Title: Boo at the Zoo
Location: Los Angeles Zoo - 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles
Phone:  (323) 644-4200
Description: The L.A. Zoo presents this annual encounter with creepy crawly critters. There will be a pumpkin patch with activities for young trick-or-treaters. Runs October 25-26 from 10am to 4pm, with a special preview on the 24th for GLAZA members only, starting at 8:30am.
Website: www.lazoo.org

Title: Brick-or-Treat
Location: Legoland California - One Legoland Drive Carlsbad, CA
Description: Legoland theme park dresses up for Halloween with a Brick-or-Treat trail during the day and a Brick-or-Treat party at night. The trail operates on Octber 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 from 10am to 5pm. The part runs October 4, 11, 18, 25 from 5pm to 9pm. Visit their website for details: www.legoland.com/California.htm

Title: The Catacombs
Location: 10800 Henderson Road - Ventura, CA
Description: This amateur high school effort is designed mostly to provide fun for the local kids, while bringing in some money and food donations The proprietors promise “a small but cool maze with a mild scare factor”; although the budget is small a few Hollywood FX professionals do help out. Runs October 24-26 from 6pm to 10pm
Website: catacombs.sacredheartventura.org

Title: Ghosts of Halloween
Location: 2 Stagecoach Drive Phillips Ranch, CA 91766
Description: This amateur yard haunt features a professional gloss. Open Halloween night from dusk till treat-or-treaters stop coming.
Website: www.ghostsofhalloween.com

Title: The Haunted Shack
Location: 5112 Maricopa Street Torrance, CA 90503 www.thehauntedshack.com
Description: This amateur yard haunt feature a 3-4 minute maze. Open Halloween night from 7-11pm.

Title: Reign of Terror
Location: Conejo Recreation Center 403 Hillcrest Drive Thousand Oaks, CA 9136
Description: This haunt - previously an amateur effort - has moved to a new location and promises a new look for this year. The hours are slightly longer, and they will be charging admission. Runs through November 1. Website: www.rothauntedhouse.com

Title: Satan's Chop Shop
Location: 5016 W. 118th St Hawthorne, CA 90250
Description: The low-price and the MySpace page suggest that this haunt hovers somewhere between amatuer and professional. A gruesome gorefest, put on by some Hollywood makeup and effects artists, promises to scare you silly with intestines, chainsaws, and other bloody horror not seen in your average spooky yard haunt. Runs October 25-26, 30-31.
MySpace page: www.myspace.com/satanschopshop

Title: Scarium of the Pacific
Location: Aquarium of the Pacifice 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 590-3100
Description: The 9th annual Scarium of the Pacific offers a “family friendly adventure, including the chance to meet thousands of creatures of the Pacific, frighteningly fun activities, and plenty of hands-on experiences to haunt your memory.” The aquarium offers you a chance to “Discover the creatures lurking in the depths of Pacific at the Scarium of the Pacific—a spooktacular educational Halloween event for the whole family. Enjoy special Halloween programs, including the annual children’s costume contest, the creepy coloring contest, magic shows, spooky storytelling, kooky crafts, eerie animals in the Great Hall, and much more.” Runs October 25-26.
Webpage: www.aquariumofthepacific.rrg

Title: Tustin Haunt
Location: 13151 Brittany Woods Drive Tustin, CA 92780
Description: This community haunt is open October 25-26, 31 & November 1. Get details here: www.tustinhaunt.com

Title: Whitecliff Manor
Location: 1077 Whitecliff Road Thousand Oaks, CA (818) 681-3750
Description: Formerly the Van Noord Street Haunt, this amateur effort features a walk-through maze. Open October 25 & 31.
Website: www.vannoordhaunt.org