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The Whittier Museum
6755 Newlin Avenue
Whittier, CA 90601
2022 Dates & Hours: October 28-30, 6-11pm. No show on Monday, October 31.
Update: The Haunted Rose returns to the Whittier Historical Society. Titled Beyond the Gates of Turnbull, this Halloween’s presentation focuses on the The Hidden Hills Asylum, where vile experiments were performed on the criminally insane until a fire broke out, releasing inmates into nearby Turnbull Canyon. Their ghosts are still visible to sensitive viewers, especially on foggy nights during the Halloween season.
Tickets: $10 dollar entry at the door.
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The Haunted Rose made its debut in 2016 to immediate acclaim and followed up in 2017 with “Maritime Horror,” a wonderfully creepy walk through a fishing village suggesting “Shadow Over Innsmouth.” After going on hiatus in 2018, the Haunted Rose returned in 2019, in a new location with a new theme, Carter’s Crypt, inspired by “The Statement of Randolph Carter.”
During 2020 pandemic lockdown, Haunted Rose converted to a show instead of a walkthrough. Continuing with its penchant for Lovecraft-inspired themes, the theme was “The Colour Out of Space,” described as a “live theatrical display of Cosmic Horror,” presented in a “fun, socially distanced” manner, in consideration of the Covid-19 pandemic. That Christmas, there was a Krampus Night and Hearse Show for the winter season, reusing the display from its Halloween 2020 presentation.
In need of a new location, The Haunted Rose gave up home haunting and joined forces with the Whitter Museum, where they presented “Realm of the Supernatural” in 2021, another example of cosmic horror in the Lovecraft mode. The haunt charged admission, acting as a non-profit fund-raiser for the museum. The relationship proved fruitful, leading to another presentation in 2022, this time based on so-called “Gates of Hell” in nearby Turnball Canyon, alleged the sight of paranormal activity.
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