Richard & Christina's Haunted House
Hollywood Gothique Says:
The East-Meets-West vibe of this family-owned haunted house distinguished it from other Halloween attractions. The home haunt origins were apparent in the modest production values, but clever layouts and enthusiastic cast members made this Asian-flavored horror show something special.
Anaheim Garden Walk
321 W Katella Avenue, Suite #81
Anaheim, CA 92802
2021 Update: Probably on hiatus. After closing their walk-through during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic (but still operating a booth out front), the proprietors are busy with a new store under construction and do not expect to open their haunt for Halloween.
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Haunting since 2007, Richard & Christina’s Haunted House offers an “East Meets West” approach to Halloween, mixing familiar horror movie icons (Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers) with spirits derived from Chinese and Japanese mythology, such as “The Ghostly Lady in a Red Cheongsam” (a traditional tale) and of course the long-hair ghost girls made famous in Ring and The Grudge.
Richard & Christina’s Haunted House began its existence in Rowland Heights as a yard haunt, when the husband-and-wife team decided to fill the void after a popular neighborhood haunt shut down. Being immigrants (Richard from Taiwan; Christina from China), the couple incorporated Asian supernatural elements to create their own brand of Halloween horror. After the attraction outgrew its home, it moved to a local banquet hall for Halloween 2018, then to Anaheim Garden Walk in 2019.
Even since turning pro, Richard & Christina’s Haunted House remains a hands-on, do-it-yourself effort. The 2018 version was relatively low-tech in terms of sets and special effects. Its strength lay in atmosphere, enthusiastic performances, and carefully arranged corridors that provided numerous unexpected hiding places. And of course the Asian horror influence distinguishes this haunted house from the overused cliches seen in many Los Angeles Halloween Haunts.
For Halloween 2019, Richard & Christina’s Haunted House moved into the Anaheim Garden Walk, which previously housed The Empty Grave. The season’s theme was The Third Eye.