Sinister Pointe 2012

Southern California's "only year-round haunt" once more opens its doors for Halloween, allowing foolish visitors to venture into a backwoods cabin infested by backwoods crazies and all manor of tortuous horror. The Sinister Pointe haunted attraction offers some innovative scares not seen anywhere else in the Southland, making it worth the trip for Los Angeles fright fans.
Location: 195 Arovista Circle Brea, CA 92821
Dates: September 27-29, October 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, 31.

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Disney's Halloween Time & Mickey's Halloween Party 2012

Once again, the Enchanted Kingdom transforms itself into a haunted theme park (family-friendly, of course) as part of Disneyland Halloween Time. The usual rides and attractions are open, with a seasonal spin, and on select dates you and your children can attend Mickey's Halloween Party.

Halloween Time Dates: September 14 through October 30

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Rotten Apple 2012: Wilsley Manor

Location: 907 N. California Street Burbank, CA 91505

Description: Rotten Apple - one of the best Halloween yard haunts in Los Angeles - returns for 2012 with another new theme: Willsey Manor. As always, admission is free, but donations will be accepted for charity; this year's recipient is Family Promise. No word on what awaits us within this year's haunt, but Rotten Apple 907 always presents an enjoyable variety of impressively scares. 2012 DATES: October 26-28, 31

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Boney Island 2012: Halloween Yard Haunt

The Boney Island Yard Haunt - the most whimsical and family-friendly of Los Angeles's many Halloween Events for Children - returns for another season of mystical illusions and goofy gags. The whimsical skeletons are back with a new magic show, entitled "Abracadaver" - which promises "even more jaw-dropping illusions to thrill and amaze you this Halloween." Location: 4602 Morse Avenue Sherman Oaks, CA 91432. 2012 DATES: October 19-31

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Reign of Terror 2012

The Reign of Terror Haunted House - the most convincing and atmospheric of the many Halloween attractions in and around Los Angeles - returns for its 13th anniversary this October. For 2012, the elaborately decorated walk-through includes four distinct sections: the traditional Haunted House; Insane Asylum; Blood Manor; and new for 2012, Miner's Revenge. Location: Janss Marketplace, above Gold's Gym 197 North Moorpark Road Thousand Oaks, California. Dates: October 5-6, 12-13, 19-21, 26-28, 30-31

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Paranoia Haunted Attraction casting call

Great news for fans of Halloween in Los Angeles: the deplorable vacuum that has existed on the Westside for years will finally be filled this fall by the Paranoia Haunted Attraction, a brand new Halloween event making its debut in 2012. Details are scarce, but there will be three mazes: “The Infirmary,” “Insomniac Clown Playhouse” and “Granny’s Manor of Mayhem.” Event producers Deep Lifestyle Group have put out a casting call. Currently, they are seeking: monsters and actors; attendants and hosts; hair and makeup artists; wardrobe managers; merchandising sales people; engineers, technicians, and laborers. You can apply by emailing

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