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The Horror on Frankel Street

2719 Frankel Street
Lakewood, California
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This ambitious and effective amateur Halloween attraction was a good bet for those living in the Lakewood suburb of Los Angeles.

Dates: Nevermore! After going on hiatus in 2014, Horror on Frankel Street sold its Halloween paraphernalia at a garage sale in 2015.

Horror on Frankel Street History
Copyright 2008 Steve Biodrowski
A Mutant farmer from Scarecrow Village

This amateur effort might be better termed a “garage haunt” – the maze took visitors through not only the back yard but also the garage. By the standards of amateur haunts, it was fairly densely populated with monsters lurking in the darkness. The technology, props and settings were fairly basic, but put to good effect.

Proprietor Steve Cometa started in 1998, hiding behind a bush and scaring kids after they got candy at the front door. After that, Horror on Frankel Street grew into a 2-3 minute walk-through maze that haunted neighbors for over a decade.

Horror on Frankel Street typically presented a brand new theme every Halloween: Scarecrow Village, Dark Carnival, Devil’s Tower Maximum Security Prison, Krazy Killer Klowns, Beneath: A Portal to the Underworld, etc.

Horror on Frankel Street Articles

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Listen to Hollywood Gothique’s Appearance on Home Wizards: podcast

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Review & Video: Horror on Frankel Street 2009 – Dark Carnival

Horror on Frankel Street is a nifty little amateur effort that impressed us last year with its "Scarecrow Village" presentation. The ...

2008 Halloween Haunt Awards

It is time for Hollywood Gothique's first annual Halloween Haunt Awards. This is the time - after the last scream ...

Halloween Haunt Odyssey 2008 – Part 1

As usual, Halloween in Los Angeles has turned out to be crowded with more bats than we could possibly squeeze ...
Horror on Frankel Street 2008 Scarecrow Village

Review & Video: Horror on Frankel Street 2008

Just in time for its 10th anniversary, we made our first trip out to The Horror on Frankel Street (located at ...

Horror on Frankel Street Photo Gallery

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