Hollywood Gothique

Fright Gallery


Halloween Yard Haunt
454 South Lamer Street
Burbank, CA

NOTE: This haunt’s website has been down since 2009, indicating that Fright Gallery has gone to the grave forever.

FRIGHT GALLERY HISTORY: Describing itself as a “terrifyingly hilarious experience in suburban lawn art,” this unique Los Angeles Halloween Yard Haunt began life back in 1980 as “The Horror House”; it went through several expansions and permutations, morphing into an annual Halloween-themed musical-comedy production. Offering titles such as “Shipwreck Shores,” “Boney Island,” “Scream Acres,” and the “Pumpkin Patch,” The Fright Gallery put on a demented –and amazingly elaborate — Broadway-style musical on a stage set up on the lawn in front of their haunted house facade, complete with stage lighting and moving set pieces.

In 2003 the Fright Gallery crew even tried their hands at a professional walk-through maze called “Experiment in Terror,” which was quite good (basically, a scripted tour of a haunted house, with each room featuring a different mechanical special effect, such as a semi-transparent ghost that appeared from a bathtub and “slimed” the audience).

The Fright Gallery did not put on a show during the 2006 or 2007 Halloween season. It returned one last time in 2008, with  “Dead of the Class,” then gave up the ghost for eternity.

Fright Gallery Articles

Learn more in the Fright Gallery Archive…

Return of Fright Gallery?

Just got a message from Erik at the late, lamented Fright Gallery. After a two-year hiatus, the off-the-wall, all-singing, all-dancing ...

Halloween Yard Haunt Odyssey 2005

In last year's Haunted House Odyssey, we described our tradition of spending October 31 seeking out amateur yard haunts -- ...
The Fright Gallery 2005 Twisted

Fright Gallery 2005 review

One of our favorite haunts in 2003 was "Experiment in Terror," a fairly unique Halloween attraction in the form of ...

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