New for Halloween 2017: Haunted Little Tokyo

Go Little Tokyo, a community effort that organizes programs and events in the Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles, presents its first Halloween effort: Haunted Little Tokyo. Starting on October 13*, the month-long series of events includes pumpkin patches, trick-or-treating, free horror movie screenings, live entertainment, 'haunted' walking tours, bar crawls, themed food and drink specials, culminating with a block party and costume parade on Saturday, October 28.

Haunted Little Tokyo 2017
"Spirit of the Witch", themed cocktail by Wolf & Crane

Films include the scary Ju-on: The Grudge (the 2002 Japanese original) and the more whimsical anime favorites Kiki's Delivery Service and My Neighbor Totoro. Participating stores, restaurants, and organizations include Cafe Dulce, Wolf & Crane, East West Players, the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, Little Tokyo Vibes, Monkey Pants, Seoul Sausage, Tanaka Farms, and the Japanese Village Plaza.

A complete calendar of events has yet to be finalized, but you can subscribe to the mailing list for updates at the Haunted Little Tokyo website.

*This article originally stated that Haunted Little Tokyo would begin on October 1.

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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.