5415 Brockton Avenue in Riverside
Dates: None. The Haunting of Corona haunt went dark in 2016. Although the official website indicates a planned return for Halloween 2018, no further announcements were made. Our efforts to contact the owners have received no response. We do not expect this haunt to return.
Tickets: $5 (donated to breast cancer research)
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This excellent home haunt (located in Riverside despite its name) had a certain affinity with The Backwoods Maze – not in terms of theme or style but of length and quality. The impressively extensive walk-through circumnavigates the house, heading through the back yard, which included separate sections with a variety of monsters: witches, werewolves, clowns, and even characters from the Purge, each in its own appropriate environment. Though the sets were fairly basic, they were cleverly constructed: some straight forward; others with narrow passages and sharp corners, making it easy for monsters to block your way.
There was a $5 donation to get inside, but the haunt was worth three times that much, and the money went to a good cause: breast cancer research.