2012 Halloween Recommendations: The Best Haunted House Events in Los Angeles

Wondering what will be the best Halloween haunted house events in Los Angeles this year? Which should you eagerly anticipate like Dr. Markway swooning over Hill House in 1963’s THE HAUNTING? Which should you avoid like the Lutz family considering a return to Amityville? Hollywood Gothique acts as your real estate agent, taking you on a virtual tour of all the hot haunted properties that should be on your 2012 must-see list.

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Heritage Haunt will be back in 2012

The reports of Heritage Haunt's death have been greatly exaggerated. After a disappointing Halloween 2010, the rumor was that this engaging Halloween attraction would not return, because of behind-the-scenes difficulties over permits and permissions (which put the kibosh on the event's highlight, the wonderfully atmospheric haunted Newhall Ranch House). For 2011, many of the crew from last year have moved on to a new Halloween haunt. However, Heritage Haunt has not gone quietly to its eternal slumber; instead, it returns from the grave - on a smaller scale, closer to its previous incarnations - with the Newhall Ranch House once again the creepy centerpiece.

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Heritage Haunt 2010: Review

Dates: October 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, from 6:00 to 9:30pm
Location: Heritage Junction, 24151 Newhall Ave, Newhall, CA 91322
For Halloween 2010, Heritage Haunt continues to expand its number of attractions. As sometimes happens, the increased activities leads to a dilution of the original appeal – in this case, the severe truncation of the event’s signature haunted house. Fortunately, there are compensations, most notably in the form of a lengthy Hayride of Nightmares, which offers more than enough Halloween horror to satisfy thrill-seeking trick-or-treaters.

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