Halloween Haunt Odyssey 2008 - Part 2

NOTE: Hollywood Gothique's annual Halloween Haunt Odyssey is a sort of unofficial tour of yard haunts in Los Angeles, many of

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Jackson Manor on Hiatus for Halloween 2009, Plus Video Flashback

Sad news: Jackson Manor - a nifty yard haunt in Burbank - will not be opening its crypt for Halloween 2009. Fortunately, the news is not as bad as it might have been: the official website has been down for months, leading us to fear that the haunt was gone for good; however, proprietor informs us that he is merely taking the year off and will have a new website and a resurrected yard haunt for Halloween 2010.

In the meantime, you can console yourselves with a glimpse of Jackson Manor's past glories in this attached video, which is Part 2 of our 2005 Halloween Haunt Odyssey. Enjoy!

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Halloween Haunt Odyssey 2009: Rotten Apple 907's Burbank Underground, with Video

Rotten Apple 907 has consistently crafted an entertaining amateur event that exceeds the usual definition of a “Halloween yard haunt,” but 2009's theme, Burbank Underground, takes a quantum leap to a whole new level. From the moment you glimpse the exterior, you know you are in for something more than the same old trip through the looking glass.

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2010 Halloween Haunt Odyssey: Burbank Museums & Mazes

Hollywood Gothique's 2010's Halloween Haunt Odyssey - an annual tour of amateur yard haunts - begins in Burbank, which seems to have become the bleeding, beating heart of Halloween in the San Fernando valley. Within an easily drivable distance are no less than four worthwhile haunts, with several other decorated yards also in the area: Spider-Lights, the Backwoods Maze, Nightmare Junction, and Rotten Apple 907's Nightmare at the Museum. Click through for details.

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2010 Halloween Haunt Odyssey: Woodland Hills Horrors

Part 2 of Hollywood Gothique's 2010 Halloween Haunt Odyssey offers a trio of atmospheric yard haunts in Woodland Hills and Tarzana: Fallen Angel Cemetery, the Haunt with No Name, and the House at Haunted Hill.

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2010 Halloween Haunt Odyssey: Westside Terrors

Part 3 of Hollywood Gothique's yard haunt tour includes visits to CrestaFallen Cemetery in West Los Angeles, the Eternal Rest Cemetery in Venice, and the House of Restless Spirits in Santa Monica. The combination of atmosphere and just plain fear makes for a fascinating variety of Halloween horror.

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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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