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The Bite L.A. to offer Halloween Food Crawl and Creature Safari

The Bite LA: Halloween Food Crawl and Creature Safari promises another drive-through experience for Halloween 2020, but instead of trying to capture the thrills and chills of a haunted house, this sounds more like an immersive experience along the lines of last year’s excellent House of Spirits: A Haunted Cocktail Soiree, featuring a smorgasbord of food and entertainment as guests explore the eerie terrain around Legg Lake in South El Monte. The similarity is no coincidence, as The Bite LA is being produced by Meyer2Meyer Entertainment, creators of House of Spirits, the Great Horror Campout, and the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride.

The one-hour self-driving event will include “immersive entertainment that guests can enjoy from the safety of their own vehicle,” such as Flashlight Creature Safari (scan the darkness for lurking monsters), Ghost Stories told around a virtual campfire, and a Costume Car Contest (literally for decorated cars).

Exact dates have not been announced. Tickets, which go on sale this week, range in price from $38 to $65 per person. Each ticket entitles a guest to eight “bites,” campfire dessert, and a warm beverage. Additional bites may be purchased on site. Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free options will be on the menu.

Unlike House of Spirits, there will be no alcohol – because drinking and driving definitely do not mix well with navigating haunted, unpaved roads by night.

Health and safety protocols to prevent spread of Covid-19 will be enforced. Guests must remain in vehicles and wear masks when they open car windows do retrieve food from the Bite Booths.

Legg Lake is located at 750 Santa Anita Avenue, South El Monte, CA 91733

Get more information at: thebitela.com.

Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.