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Cemetery Lane reopens this Halloween

Cemetery Lane is reopening its gates to trick-or-treaters of all ages this October, once again turning the grounds of the Heritage Square Museum into a Halloween wonderland, filled with lights, decorations, and costumed characters. This season’s presentation will be themed to the “monster kid” era of the 1950s and 1960s, when classic horror films from an earlier era inundated local television stations, leaving an indelible impression upon a generation of young minds. Costumed trick-or-treaters of ages are welcome to the family-friendly event, which is more spooky than scary (though it grows somewhat more sinister after nightfall).

Cemetery Lane‘s 2021 debut was a delight, falling somewhere between Boney Island’s single season as a pro attraction and Haunt ‘O Ween, which is to say it is a free-roaming outdoor event- more extensive than the former but not as elaborate as the latter. Do not expect rides and carnival games; this is a door-to-door trick-or-treat experience among the museum’s Victorian Mansions, decorated for the Halloween season.

This year, Cemetery Lane runs on select dates from October 19 through 30. Hours have not been announced, but expect times to range from afternoon to evening, with tickets sold in timed blocks of one-hour (guests are not required to leave after an hour, merely to arrive during their allotted time in order to even out crowd size throughout the day). Tickets range from $27 to $32.

Check out photos and video of the 2021 Cemetery Lane below, or scroll to the bottom to read the official the press release…

Video: Cemetery Lane at Heritage Square Museum

Cemetery Lane, SoCal’s New Halloween Trick-R-Treating Tradition, Adds a Second Weekend for 2022 Run

Tickets on sale, Saturday, August 27, for its highly anticipated return LOS ANGELES, CA – The Cemetery Lane trick-r-treat experience returns to Heritage Square Museum in Los Angeles for select dates between October 19-30, 2022. Costumed visitors of all ages will make their way from home to home in the safely gated ‘neighborhood’ of Heritage Square Museum’s Victorian manors, which have been reimagined into a Halloween night from an era when the Addams Family, the Munsters and residents of the Twilight Zone joined millions of 1950’s and 1960’s American families in their homes each week.

“This year, guests will step back into the ’50s and ’60s when pop culture became obsessed with monster movies, as well as fascinated with the ‘horror hosts’ who permeated television airwaves late at night,” said David Markland, event Creator and Co-producer.

The mid-century theme of this year’s Cemetery Lane will transport guests young and old to a time when horror comics and magazines like Famous Monsters of Filmland flew off the shelves, and the real-life fears generated by the Cold War caused many a nightmare.

After a completely sold out event for its first year in 2021, Cemetery Lane has expanded to two weekends, with hourly timed ticketing including daylight hours on Saturdays and Sundays so the younger ghouls and boils will have plenty of time to fill their candy buckets before darkness falls and the eeriness intensifies in the neighborhood of Cemetery Lane.

Guests should expect a 45-minute to one hour immersive experience, including 13 trick-r-treat stops, character interactions, photo-ops, a selection of spooky vendors to shop from, and a curated selection of food trucks, along with other surprises.

Cemetery Lane is resurrected by David Markland (Co-Founder and Executive Director of Midsummer Scream) and Claire Dunlap (Co-Founder/Supervising Producer of Midsummer Scream and Co-Creator/Producer of Spooky Swap Meet), with decor and effects provided by Jeff Schiefelbein (creator of Sinister Pointe Haunted Attraction).

Tickets go on sale Saturday, August 27 at 9 a.m PST. Admission cost before 6 p.m. is $27 and from 6 p.m on is $32. Toddlers two years and under, not trick-or-treating, are admitted for free.

Event entry is located at 3515 Pasadena Avenue, Los Angeles, 90031. Absolutely no parking or entry is available for Cemetery Lane from Homer Street.

To learn more or purchase tickets, visit CemeteryLane.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.