Los Angeles Halloween Weekend Reminders: What to do with the last days of October

Just in case you are not prone to sorting through the listings in our Calendar of Events, here is a brief reminder of this weekend's hot Halloween offerings. This is not a complete list of every Halloween attraction in Los Angeles; we're focusing mostly on events  scheduled only for the next few days, not on-going events that have been running for several weeks (and which, if you're smart, you've already attended).

Please note: there are too many Halloween home haunts to list here; you can find them on this page. You can also find Halloween street fairs, festivals, and neighborhoods noted for their trick-or-treating and elaborate yard haunt displays on this page.

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blackthorne-screamfest-2016-the-mayorBlackthorne Screamfest
October 28-29 @ 7:00 pm
Pico Rivera Sports Arena
11003 Sports Arena Drive
Pico Rivera, CA 90601

Blackthorne Haunted House graduates from home haunting to professional status in 2016, moving to the Pico Rivera Sports arena. Find out more.

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dia-de-los-muertos-at-strathearn-parkDia De Los Muertos at Strathearn Park
October 30 @ 2:00 pm
Strathearn Historical Park and Museum
137 Strathearn Place
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Strathearn Historical Park and Museum (once the home of a historical ghost tour) presents a Day of the Dead Celebration. Find out more.

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david-j-skal-dracula-double-billDracula & Dracula’s Daughter w/David Skal in person
October 30 @ 6:30 pm
The Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Author David J. Skal introduces this double bill of classic Dracula movies and signs his biography of Bram Stoker, Something in Blood. Find out more.

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experiment-rocky-headwigThe Experiment: A Rockin’ Frank + Wighead Insane Cabaret
October 28-29 @ 8:00 pm
Clifton’s Downtown
648 S Broadway
Los Angeles, 90404

Creating Arts Studio resurrects their cabaret musical Halloween show for two nights this weekend. Find out more.

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ghostwalkriversideGhost Walk Riverside
October 28-29 @ 6:00 pm
Main Street Pedestrian Mall
Main Street and 10th Street
Riverside, 92501

The California Riverside Ballet presents its annual Halloween event: Ghost Walk Riverside - a block party that includes live entertainment and five "tours" consisting of spooky plays performed around downtown locations. Find out more.

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halloween-festival-at-seasons-placeHalloween Festival at Seasons Place
October 29 @ 2:00-10:00 pm
Seasons Place
8558 E. Gale Ave
City of Industry, CA 91748

Enjoy arts, crafts, trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, and live performances all day long - plus a haunted house! Find out more.

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Werner Krause and Conrad Veidt in CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI

Halloween Organ with Film: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
October 31 @ 8:00 pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, 90012

The Walt Disney Concert Hall screens the classic, silent Expressionist horror film, with live musical accompaniment on the venue's in-house Wurlitzer organ. Find out more.

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witchs-tea-partyHalloween Witches Tea
October 30 @ 3:00 pm
High Tea Cottage
21938 Costanso Street
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

The High Tea Cottage presents its annual Halloween Witches Tea, including a champagne reception and a four-course Dracula's Tea Menu. Come in costume! Find out more.

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HelizondoThe Haunt at Hellizondo
October 30 & 31 @ 6:30 pm
2134 Elizondo Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93065

This impressive home haunt offers two nights of Halloween fun this weekend, featuring a Salem Witches theme. Find out more.

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haunted-high-promoHaunted High
October 28-29 @ 6:00 pm
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
4321 Cerritos Avenue,
Cypress, CA 90630 United States

Holy Cross Lutheran Church presents Haunted High. The event's 4th year promises to be its best yet, with a new maze promising more scares. Find out more.

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Hollywood Boulevard costumesHaunted Hollywood Scavenger Hunt
October 29-30 @ 4:00 pm -  6:30 pm
Hawthorne and Highland
Hollywood, 90028

Watson Adventures offers its annual Halloween scavenger hunt, which takes participants to allegedly haunted locations near the intersection of Hollywood and Highland. Find out more.

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Ghost in tombstone at haunt with no name yetThe Haunt with No Name Yet
October 28-30 @ 6:30 pm - October 31 @ 6:00 pm
19351 Hatteras Street
Tarzana, 91356

The nameless limbo-land of lost souls and wandering spirits opens its gates once again. This is a spooky favorite - no walk-through or jump scares but lots of traditional atmosphere and beautifully carved Jack O'Lanterns. Find out more.

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House at Haunted Hill skeleton with candlesThe House at Haunted Hill
October 28-31 @ 7:00 pm
4400 Saltillo Street
Woodland Hills, CA

After going dark for Halloween 2015, the House at Haunted Hill returns! With professional-quality special effects timed to recorded dialogue and music, the is one of the great high-tech home haunts in Los Angeles. Find out more.

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The Haunted ShackThe Haunted Shack
October 29 & 31 @ 7:00 pm
5112 Maricopa Street
Torrance, 90503

The Haunted Shack offers for two nights of terror this Halloween. The walk-through maze is one of the best - worth the trip down to Torrance (where you can also visit the not-too-distant Revenge of the Ninja maze). Find out more.

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Halloween (1978) Michael MyersJohn Carpenter’s Halloween
October 29 @ 5:00 pm
Eagle Rock Recreation Center
1100 Eagle Vista Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90041

The Frights-Feast-Film Halloween 2016 festival wraps up with an screening of the 1978 drive-in classic, with food vendors and other fun in an outdoor setting. Find out more.

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A guide introduces "From Orphans to Oil Wells," the story of Louis and Elisa Denni (David Narloch and Vanessa Rose Parker)

Long Beach Historical Cemetery Tour
October 29 @ 9:00 am
Long Beach Municipal & Sunnyside Cemeteries
1095 Willow Street
Long Beach, 90806

The Historical Society of Long Beach conducts its annual living history tour, where the ghost of the dead arise to tell their life stories, relating to the history of the area. Find out more.

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mistress-yvonne-haunted-housoeMistress Yvonne’s Haunted House
October 28-31 @ 6:00 pm
19206 Bergamont Drive
Riverside, CA United States

For its 14th anniversary, this free haunted house offers, ghosts, witches, and other creatures of the night. Find out more.

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nightmare-before-christmas-2016-skeleton-danceThe Nightmare Before Christmas 4D
Through October 31
El Capitan Theater
6838 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, 90028

Walt Disney's El Capitan Theater continues it Halloween tradition of presenting Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas on the big screen. More here.

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10-31-14-Danny-Elfman-sings-Nightmare-Before-Christmas-Nokia-Theater-LiveThe Nightmare Before Christmas Live
October 28-29 @ 8:00 pm - October 30 @6:30pm
The Hollywood Bowl
2301 Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, 90068

Tim Burton’s will be projected on the big screen while Danny Elfman and other cast members perform the soundtrack, backed by a live orchestra. Find out more.

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pumkin jack's haunted housePumkin Jack’s Haunted House
October 28, 29 & 31 @ 7:00 pm
28603 Natalie Lane
Saugus, CA

After going dark in 2015, Pumkin Jack's Haunted House returns for three nights of terror. The home haunt offers an impressive walk-through, worth the drive up north (where you can also see Beware the Dark Realm). Find out more.

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rc-haunt-slit-mouth-girlRC Haunt
October 28-31 @ 7:00 pm
12798 Camassia Center
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739

RC Haunt is a family-run haunted house that has been offering fun and frights every October for ten years.  They promise their best Halloween ever for 2016. Find out more.

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Revenge of the Ninja 2010: behind barsRevenge of the Ninja Maze & Block Party
October 29 & 30 @ 7:00 pm - October 31 @ 6:00 pm
Way of the Shadow Martial Arts Academy
18727 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance , CA 90504

The Way of the Shadow Martial Arts Academy offers its uniquely themed maze and bock party. It's a fun community event, but outsiders are welcome, too - if they're not to afraid to face the vengeful ninja haunting the maze! Find out more.

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Zombie Crawl on Santa Monica PierSanta Monica Zombie Crawl
October 29 @ 6:00 pm
Rusty’s Surf Ranch
256 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, 90401

The 4th Annual Santa Monica Zombie Crawl offers the living dead a chance to tour pubs and bars on and around the Santa Monica Pier. Come in costume if you don't want the zombies to chase you! Find out more.

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Shoreline-Village-Haunted-House-2015Shoreline Village Halloween Magic Shows & Trick-or-Treats
October 29 @ 4:00 pm - October 30 @ 2pm - October 31 @ 4:00 pm
Shoreline Village
401-435 Shoreline Village Drive
Long Beach, 90802

The Shoreline Village Halloween Haunt presents three days of fun for Halloween weekend: a magic show on October 29-30; trick or treating on October 31, and a haunted house from Friday through Monday. Find out more.

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westchester haunted parkWestchester Park of Pain
October 28 @ 7:00 pm - October 29 @ 11:00 pm
Westchester Recreation Center
7000 W. Manchester Avenue
Los Angeles, 90045

The Westchester Recreation Center resurrects its "Park of Pain" for Halloween 2016. This has been a local tradition for decades - a fun do-it-yourself effort for the local community but worthwhile for outsiders, too. Find out more.

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Wok-ing Dead Halloween Party at WokanoWok-ing Dead Halloween Party
October 28 @ 8:00 pm
Wokcano Restaurant
1415 5th Street
Santa Monica, 90401

The Wok-ing Dead Halloween Party returns to the Wokano Restaurant, offering music, dancing, and costumes. Find out more.

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.