Halloween 2009: Vampyr Inn's Bloody Ball - Review & Video

Finally, after an unforgivably long delay, we are back to wrap up this year's edition of our annual Halloween Haunt Odyssey. Atypically, our final stop was at not an amateur yard haunt but a professional Halloween haunted house: the Vampyr Inn's Bloody Ball, a new Halloween attraction in West Hollywood.

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Halloween Odyssey 2009: Forest of Mirrors

We are back for another installment of our annual Halloween Haunt Odyssey. This is an article in which we round up all the haunted attractions and Halloween events in Los Angeles that we visit on the night of October 31; predominantly, these tend to be Halloween yard haunts, because many of those tend to be open only on Halloween night. This year's odyssey was small in number but large in quantity, because we toured haunted houses in widely separated geographical areas: the Forest of Mirrors and the Reign of Terror in the West Valley; the House of Restless Spirits and the Eternal Rest Cemetery not far from the beaches of Santa Monica and Venice.

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Keeping Halloween Alive for One More Day

It's the day after Halloween, and you're going through major withdrawl pains. What can you do? Get your fix with a handful of Halloween events in Los Angeles that have taken advantage of the weekend by staying open one more day! Not as many attractions have exploited this opportunity as one might have hoped, but there are more than a few: Knotts Scary Farm, Halloween Horror Nights, Boo at the Zoo, Rotten Apple 907's Burbank Underground, The Vampyre Inn's Bloody Ball, The Empty Grave, and the Halloween Harvest Festival; plus, a pair of horror themed plays, NEVERMORE and SALLY SPECTRE: THE MUSICAL.

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Nightmare at Scareview Farms 2009: Review

Nightmare at Scareview Farms is the new Halloween attraction at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds, replacing Fearplex(which was sold off after the death of owner Bob Koritzke) Located in the fairgrounds’ Big Red Barn (instead of the stadium that housed Fearplex), Nightmare at Scare View Farms offers three mazes, which benefit from the vast expanse of available space, creating wide open environments quite different from the claustrophobic confines of most walk-through Halloween haunts. The results are not as intense as in some scare factories, but they are frightening in a fun sort of way that should appeal to families as long as their children are not too easily frightened (recommended age is over twelve). Also, Halloween fans looking for something besides the usual chainsaw-killer-in-the-corridor approach will appreciate the distinctive approach.

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Last-Minute Halloween Suggestions: Plays, Parties & Performances

Running out of ways to celebrate the October season? Or are you simply looking for a different kind of way to enjoy Halloween in Los Angeles? Well, you're in luck! Here are a handful of last-minute additions to our monthly Calendar of Events: Slly Spectre: The Musical, Halloween Spook-tacular at Universal City Walk, a screening of NOSFERATU at Walt Disney Concert Hall accomanpied by a live musical performance, and several costume masquerades.

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Haunted Queen Mary 2009: Vampire Village - Video

Here is our first video of the Long Beach Halloween attraction, featuring a walk through Vampire Village and the Graveyard of Lost Souls. Although set on land, Vampire VIllage is located in the old Fishing Village, whose architecture is well suited to creating a wonderful old-fashioned Gothic ambiance perfectly suited to a Halloween haunt.

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