We have been busy updating our Calendar of Events with several attractions that will take place during the Halloween seasonRead more
NOTE: Hollywood Gothique's annual Halloween Haunt Odyssey is a sort of unofficial tour of yard haunts in Los Angeles, many ofRead more
It is time for Hollywood Gothique's first annual Halloween Haunt Awards. This is the time - after the last screamRead more
The Reign of Terror in Thousand Oaks was one of our most pleasing discoveries of Halloween 2008, so we are pleasedRead more
Reign of Terror was without doubt our great discovery on Halloween night 2008. A community haunt at the Conejo Recreation Center, it was as good as any pro haunt, making it well worth the drive from Los Angeles out to Thousand Oaks.
We shot some video, but by the time we got around to looking at it, the Halloween season had passed, so we let it sit on the back burner until now. With word out that Reign of Terror is returning for 2009 - at a new location, promising an even bigger and better haunt - now seems like a good time to finally make the video available.Read more
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.Read more
You have idled away the Halloween season; your best of intentions have dwindled away to almost nothing, and now you find yourself on October 31 with too little time and too many haunts. You cannot get to all of them on Halloween night, and unfortunately most are not taking advantage of the weekend to stay open an extra day on November 1. What are you going to do? How can you prioritize? Well, it is your great good fortunate that you are reading this article, because we are about to enumerate 2009's must-see Halloween events in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. These are the best Halloween haunts, rides, and mazes - the ones you will regret missing if you do not make the extra effort necessary to enter their murky portals before the witching hour sounds tonight. Be bold and brave, dear traveller, and as you ride through the night, urged on by ghosts and goblins, do not despair of reaching your final destination before dawn, for remember: "the Dead travel fast...."Read more
After beginning our 2009 Halloween Haunt Odyssey - an annual night-time tour of amatuer haunted houses - with a visitRead more
Title: Reign of Terror Location: 215 North Morpark Road, Thousand Oaks, California Link out: Click here Description: Nine nights ofRead more
A vast variety of Halloween events are opening in Los Angeles on the weekend of Friday, October 5, 2010, and if you don't start now you are likely to miss much of hauntingly horrible fun. Hence, we have gathered together in one convenient place, a list of exciting attractions now available to you, including Reign of Terror, Heritage Haunt, Nightmare at Scareview Farms, 13 Nights of Terror, Haunted Midnights, the 4th Annual Haunted Hollywood Scavenger Hunt, and many more! If haunted houses aren't your bag of bones, you can check out the opening of the Horrorwood Art Exhibition, visit Creation's Weekend of Horrors or the final weekend of Screamfest, or attend the last two performances of Dracula at the Westcherster Playhouse. Details below the fold...Read more
The Reign of Terror - a wonderful Halloween attraction in Thousand Oaks - has been growing from year to year,Read more
Dates: October 15-16, 22-24, 28-31
Location: Janss Marketplace, 215 North Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks
In the past, we ranked Reign of Terror among our "Must-See Halloween Haunts for 2009," but we never quite pinpointed exactly where it ranked in that exalted upper echelon of delightfully horrible Halloween entertainment. Well, the fence-sitting finally ends here. For 2010, we feel confident in declaring that Reign of Terror is the best walk-through attraction we have encountered this Halloween.
It's the final weekend; time is running out! You have paused and prevaricated, allowing the October days to slip through your fingers, and now you are in a last-minute flurry, trying to see as much as you can before midnight of November 1 arrives, bringing Halloween to a conclusion. In this limited two-day window of Saturday and Sunday, what are the absolutely essentail Halloween haunts that you must see in 2010? Read on to find out...Read more