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Post-Halloween 2018: Those Haunts That Remain (updated)

Don’t succumb to the Post-Halloween Blues! Some haunted attractions, plays, and other events are still open – some for a few more days, some for weeks or months! Here is a rundown of 2018 Los Angeles Halloween Events still going strong in November.

Note: Updated with information on the High Desert Haunted House in Apple Valley and Richard and Christina’s Haunted House in Rowland Heights.

Creep: Awake continues through November 4 at ROW DTLA. The immersive play promises to explore the darkness creeping in the remote corners of your mind, taking twenty-five guests at a time on a 75-minute journey through their deepest nightmares. Expect physical contact and subtle scares designed to make you shiver. The address is 777 S Alameda Street, Los Angeles 90021. The website is: Creepla.com.

Delusion: The Blue Blade: is sold out through December, but you may be able to purchase unneeded tickets on their Facebook page. Also, the show will return in February. 5257 W. Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles 90016. The website is: Enterdelusion.com. Hollywood Gothique reviewed the play here.

Dr Zomba's Ghost Show of Terror Halloween
Dracula emerges in Dr Zomba’s Ghost Show of Terror

Dr. Zomba’s Ghost Show of Terror closes with a final performance on November 3 in the Flight Theatre at The Complex Hollywood. The amusing recreation of midnight spook shows offers a fun form of Halloween horror, with tongue firmly in cheek. The address is 6476 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles 90038. Their Facebook page is here. Reviewed here.

Emery Park Cemetary continues through November 2. The Halloween yard display, suitable for all ages, is open from sundown until 10pm. The address is 233 S. Meridan Avenue in Alhambra.

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood continues through Sunday, November 4. Halloween 2018 is not the haunt’s best year, but the Universal Monsters maze is excellent. The address is 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608. Website is here. We review Halloween Horror Nights here and provide a video of Universal Monsters here.

UPDATE: High Desert Haunted House will stage a second “extreme” night on Saturday, November 3. The encore is an 18-and-over event, which may involve being handcuffed, bagged, verbally abused, etc. The address is 9976 Bonita Vista Road, Apple Valley 92308. Hollywood Gothique has not seen the full High Desert Haunt, but the mini-walkthrough at ScareLA this August was very impressive. Advance reservations are recommended. Book tickets at: highdeserthauntedhouse.com.

UPDATE: Hollywood Museum’s Dungeon of Doom is open year-round, but as part of their Halloween promotion, visitors on the weekend of November 3 and 4 receive a $5 discount off the admission price if they come in full costume. The museum’s collection of horror movie props, posters, and costumes is a delight for any fan. The address is 1660 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood. The website is: thehollywoodmuseum.com.

House of Boos leaves its gravestones and Jack O’Lanterns up through November 3. The Halloween yard haunt is located at 5417 Willis Avenue in Sherman Oaks. Lights are on from 7:00 to 10:00pm.

Illusions of the Passed: Legends of Queen Mary continues at the Queen Mary Hotel through January 27. Although magic is involved, this is not a magic show; it’s more of a  theatrical séance, with illusionist Aiden Sinclair evoking the ghosts of the past for dramatic effect. The address is 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach 90802. The webpage is here. Reviewed here.

Mystic Motel runs on November 1 & 2, 7-10pm. The home haunt offers a family-friendly fun house ride in the garage. The address is 36 Lewiston Ct. in Ladera Ranch 92694. Their Facebook page is here.

Nicodemus: Demon of Evanishment continues on November 1 and 2 at the Glendale Galleria, along with Ghostbusters: Dimensions. The elaborate VR experience has visitors interacting with actual physical props and sets as the pursue the trail of a demon. The address is 100 W Broadway in Glendale 91210. The website is here. Preview video with clips and interviews here.

Nights of the Jack: A Halloween Jack O’Lantern Experience continues through November 4 at the King Gillette Ranch. Thousands of carved pumpkins create a series of amazing art installations. The address is 26800 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas 91302. The website is nightsofthejack.com. Reviewed here.

Queen Mary Dark Harbor 2018 Review Ice Cave
Queen Mary Dark Harbor

The Queen Mary Dark Harbor continues through Friday, November 2 at the Queen Mary Hotel. The address is 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach 90802. The website is here. We reviewed the haunt here.

Reign of Terror Haunted House will offer a special Lights-Out event on Saturday, November 3 at their location in the Janss Marketplace. The Halloween attraction is located at 197 North Moorpark Road in Thousand Oak 91360. The website is hereCheck out our video of this year’s haunt.

UPDATE: Richard and Christina’s Haunted House continues through November 4. Hours are 7pm to midnight on Friday and Saturday, 6-10pm on Sunday. The haunt is located in the STC Center at 1040 S. Otterbein Avenue in Rowland Heights 91748. Admission is $10 for adults; children are free. The website is: rchaunted.com.

Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta runs through November 18 at Plummer Park. The interactive play features only a small scare element, but it is filled with magic realism, as a book signing party opens a portal to the past, revealing the history of the park’s namesake, Eugene Plummer. The address is 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood. The website is here. Reviewed here.

Urban Death: Tour of Terror runs for two more nights on November 2 and 3 at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre. The bizarre series of vignettes is creepy as always, but for Halloween 2018, a few glimpses of amusing satire have crept in. The address is 4850 Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood  91601. The website is here. Reviewed here.

Walking Tree Cemetery continues through November 4. Suitable for all ages, the yard display can be viewed from sundown until 10pm at 535 N. Pasadena Avenue in Azusa.

The Wicked Lit Halloween Theatre Festival continues on select days through November 10 at the Mountain View Mortuary and Cemetery. The pared-down show offers only two plays this Halloween, but the show is still worth seeing. The address is 2300 Marengo Avenue in Altadena 91001. The website is here. Reviewed here.

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.