Newland House Museum
19820 Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach, 92648
This excellent Halloween walk-through haunted for one season only but left an indelible impression, combining indoor and outdoor settings with story elements to create an early example of what we would now call an immersive experience. Afters its debut in 2015, it went on hiatus the following year with a promise to return in 2017 - a promise which, alas, was never fulfilled.
The Huntington Haunt Experience offered a combination of Delusion: A Haunted Play and Fright Nights at the Winchester Mystery House: one part guided tour of a historical landmark, one part haunted house experience, and one part living theatre, with guests cast as members of a wedding party that took place at the Newland House and Barn in Huntington Beach.
For more timid Halloween fans, there were family-friendly "Happy Hours" from 3pm to 6pm each day, with trick-or-treating, face-painting, and costume contests. After 7pm, things got really scary.
Read our mini-review of the Huntington Haunt Experience below: