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Haunted Rose announces Carter’s Crypt for Halloween 2019

Here is some good news: after announcing that it would not be open for 2019, the Haunted Rose has pulled an abrupt turnaround, scheduling a one-night only mini-maze on Halloween Night, titled “Carter’s Crypt.”

Like 2017’s “Maritime Horror,” the Haunted Rose once against takes inspiration from the cosmic horror of H.P. Lovecraft. The new title is a reference to the author’s  “The Statement of Randolph Carter,” which is a first-person account of a man who relating what happened when he a a friend discovered a crypt with a staircase that led much farther down into the depths of the Earth than either of them expected, with unfortunate results for the one who made the descent. Presumably, visitors to the Haunted Rose will be following in the fellow’s unfortunate footsteps…

The home haunt will be open from sunset till midnight on October 31 at Millmur Manor, 1500 Arbolita Drive in La Habra.

Original Post (July 24, 2019)

This is the text of our original post announcing the cancellation of Haunted Rose.

Sad new for Halloween fans: In a short Facebook post today, The Haunted Rose announced, “Due to circumstances out of our control The Haunted Rose will not be open this Halloween season. Thank you all who have continued to support us through the years! Here’s to looking forward to 2020.”

After going on hiatus for Halloween 2018, the Whittier yard haunt had announced its intended return in 2019 with a series of teaser posts, promising a “new chapter in terror” at a new location.


Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.