Halloween Reminders: Amateur Yard Haunts & Community Haunts!

It's the last week of Halloween. Afrid of the lines and ticket prices at the theme park attractions? Then check out the numerous yard haunts and community haunts in operation this week. The home haunts are decorated houses, free of charge, that sometimes include walk-through mazes; the community haunts, which tend to charge a nominal fee, are put on by schools, churches, and community centers in order to provide a safe and fun Halloween experience for local families. Despite their amateur status, many of these attractions are among the most amazing Halloween events in Los Angeles, making them a great way to wrap up the October season for little or no expense.

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Hollywood Gothique’s 2010 Halloween Haunt Awards

To my surprise, looking over last year's posts, I find no 2009 edition of Hollywood Gothique's annual Halloween Haunt Awards.

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2010 Halloween Haunt Odyssey: South Bay Boogeymen

The fourth and final installment of Hollywood Gothique's 2010 Halloween Haunt Odyssey traverses Torrance, where we visit Revenge of the Ninja and the Haunted Shack. We had long dreamed of extending our annual tour of yard haunts and amateur Halloween attractions to the South Bay area of Los Angeles, and we are glad we finally made it this year; unfortunately, several that we hoped to see were not in operation this October. The Realm of Terror in Torrance, after skipping 2009, had promised to return for 2001; alas, the promise proved false. The Beacon Street House in San Pedro, which had offered a street fair and walk-through maze for the past few Halloweens, scaled back this year to a dance party, held on October 30 - the day before we made the trip down South. We certainly hope these events will be resurrected next Halloween. Despite their absence, our 2010 sojourn to the South Bay yielded tricks and treats a'plenty, and we anticipate a return visit next year. Click through for the details

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2012 Halloween Recommendations: Best Yard Haunts in Los Angeles

Looking for last-minute, inexpensive ways to enjoy Halloween in Los Angeles? Look no further, as Hollywood Gothique presents its must-see

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2013 Halloween Haunt Awards

What were the best Halloween Haunts in 2013? Read on to find out...if you dare! Gather round, haunt-chasers. Halloween is

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Halloween 2014: Last-Minute Recommendations - Home Haunts

The third installment of our Last-Minute Halloween Recommendations looks at home haunts. Sadly, some of our favorites will not be

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