Just got word on a pair of yard haunts we have visited in the past: Both Ghosts of Halloween and The Pirate Cave will be open again this Halloween, on October 31. We recommend both; however, since Pirates is in Northridge, and Ghosts is in Phillips Ranch, you'd have to be Speed Racer to travel the distance in the few hours they are open (dusk till 9 or 10pm).
Unfortunately, Ghosts of Halloween will be scaled down this year: no maze, but the yard will be a large scare zone, filled with gravestones and monsters.
We recently posted a Ghosts of Halloween video. Our old Pirate Cave video is below: