Halloween Home Haunts: The Best Yard Displays, Garage Haunts, & Walk-Through Mazes in Los Angeles
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Halloween in Los Angeles is a special time, when horror enthusiasts create elaborate yard displays in order to terrify appreciative trick-or-treaters just for the love of doing it. These amateur efforts are typically decorated to resemble graveyards and/or haunted houses. Some offer walk-through mazes. A few feature elaborate mechanical and visual effects, timed with audio and music to create self-contained shows.
Although we refer to Halloween Home Haunts as “amateur attractions” (because they are non-profit), some feature professional-quality makeup, sets, costumes, and special effects. Home Haunts with live actors tend to be open on select nights, usually weekends and Halloween. Decorated yards often run nightly, sometimes starting by mid-month or even earlier.
Almost all Halloween Home Haunts are free and open to the public. Some accept donations, either to off-set their costs or to benefit local charities.
Below are articles and listings about Los Angeles Home Haunts and neighborhood trick-or-treating opportunities.
Articles: recent reviews and updates, which may have info on new home haunts not yet listed below.
Best Halloween Home Haunts: perennial attractions with well-deserved reputations.
An Alphabetical List includes home haunts for which we have extensive information; the entries here link to dedicated pages including reviews, photos, and video.
Neighborhood Trick-or-Treating: Streets with many Home Haunts, making them attractive haunting ground for trick-or-treaters.
Other Home Haunts includes home haunts from past years for which we have incomplete information and new haunts we have yet to visit.
Some Halloween Home Haunts rank among the Best Halloween Attractions in Los Angeles. The list below includes haunts with an established reputation for quality. Keep in mind that many of them will be radically revising their presentations for Halloween 2020 in order to protect their visitors from Covid-19. Generally, this means that walk-through home haunts will be eschewed in favor of yard haunt displays.
2022 Update: This Halloween, Beware the Dark Realm joins forces with fellow home haunts Restless Souls Manor and The Farm Haunt to create Bones Gulch, a non-profit haunt benefiting the L.A. Sheriffs Department's Sheriff's Museum. For more information visit bonesgulch.com. Dates & Hours: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29-30, 6-10pm ... Read More
2022 Status: On hiatus. Although Gothic Hills had indicated an intention to resurrect their walkthrough this year, a September 10 Facebook post revealed this will not happen: "Sometimes even spirits need to rest. We are sad to announce we will be dark this Halloween. It's been a rough year and ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: October 29-31, 7-10pm. Update: The Haunt at Hellizondo resurrects Lost Sprits of the Bayou, a prohibition speakeasy theme previously seen at its original location in Simi Valley. Haunt at Hellizondo Articles Discover more in the Hellizondo archive: The Haunt at Hellizondo History After several seasons as ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: October 28, 29, 31, 7-10pm. Admission & Parking: Free, but donations accepted The Haunted Shack Articles Learn more in the Haunted Shack Archive: The Haunted Shack Info In operation since 1997, this amateur haunted house has grown into an effects-filled, 1500-square-foot walk-through maze that takes 6-8 minutes ... Read More
2022 Status: No specific plans announced, but the Halloween display usually starts in mid-October and continues through Halloween Night, sometimes into the first week of November. Admission: Free Holiday Fantasies Come to Life: Overview Holiday Fantasies Come To Life is, as the name suggests, not limited to Halloween. Rather, proprietors ... Read More
2022 Dates: To Be Announced. Updates: This Halloween features new construction, including an expanded facade. Reichland Asylum Information Reichland offers a lengthy walk-through, which begins with new "patients" being escorted inside for a brief orientation, followed by decontamination. The path takes you inside and outside of the institution - through ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: Octorber 22, 23, 29, 30, 31, 7-10pm. Update: This year’s haunt takes visitors into the Amazon jungle. Admission: Free, but donations are accepted to benefit the Volunteers of Burbank Animal Shelter. Rotten Apple 907 Haunts Articles Check out articles from our Rotten Apple Archive: Rotten Apple 907 ... Read More
2022 Dates: October 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31. The display is viewable during the final weeks of October (some effects may not be running). Full show runs on the final two weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), plus Halloween Night. Update: This Halloween, Spooky Hollows presents a new themed sidewalk ... Read More
Halloween Home Haunts & Yard Haunts: Alphabetical List
Below is an alphabetical listing of major Halloween Home Haunts and Yard Haunts in Los Angeles and the surrounding area. Last-minute additions are added in Other Home Haunts below. Haunts for which we have little or no information are listed at bottom.
Generally speaking, we use “home haunts” to refer to houses with a walk-through haunted path by costumed characters. “Yard Haunts,” as the name suggests, indicates decorated yards, usually (though not necessarily) without live actors.
2022 Dates & Hours: To Be Announced. Usually, the last few weeks of October 8-31, 6-10:30pm. Halloween Music House Information Officially named "Clark Does Halloween Too!" this haunted house yard display ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: October 28, 29, 31, 8pm-midnight Admission: Free Desert Decay Manor Information Desert Decay Manor is a ghoulish walk-through maze with good sets bathed in atmospheric lighting, ... Read More
2022 Dates: To Be Announced. This atmospheric home haunt usually opens in mid-October with little fanfare, for benefit of neighbors. The Fillmore Graves’ Jack-O-Lantern Farm is a Halloween yard display with ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: October 1 15, 21-22, 28-31, 7-10pm. Forgotten Hallows History Hollywood Gothique visited Forgotten Hallows in . At that time, rick-or-treaters seeking candy walked up a driveway ... Read More
2022 Status: On hiatus. Although Gothic Hills had indicated an intention to resurrect their walkthrough this year, a September 10 Facebook post revealed this will not happen: "Sometimes even spirits ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: October 29-31, 7-10pm. Update: The Haunt at Hellizondo resurrects Lost Sprits of the Bayou, a prohibition speakeasy theme previously seen at its original location in Simi ... Read More
2022 Update: To Be Announced. Usually, October 30-31. Haunted Groundz Articles Discover more in the Haunted Groundz Archive: Haunted Groundz Information Haunted Groundz deceptively presents itself as just another yard ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: October 28, 29, 31, 7-10pm. Admission & Parking: Free, but donations accepted The Haunted Shack Articles Learn more in the Haunted Shack Archive: The Haunted Shack Info ... Read More
2022 Date: Halloween Night only Address: 11802 Huston Street, Valley Village, CA 91607 Hesby Cemetery History In its previous location, Hesby Cemetery's yard haunt provided a spooky cemetery scene, with some ... Read More
2022 Status: No specific plans announced, but the Halloween display usually starts in mid-October and continues through Halloween Night, sometimes into the first week of November. Admission: Free Holiday Fantasies ... Read More
2022 Dates: October 15-Nov. 1, 6:30-10pm. This lovely Halloween yard display returns for another season of haunting. Mourning Rose Manor Articles Discover more in The Mourning Rose Archive: Mourning Rose ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: Usually, Halloween Night, 6-11pm. Update: After two years of "drive-by" haunting since the pandemic, Nightmare on Whiting Woods plans to resume its walkthrough haunt this year. The ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: October 29-31 - 7-11pm, 6pm-12am on Halloween Night. Pumkin Jack's Haunted House resurrects its scary walk-through this Halloween after two years of front yard facades in ... Read More
2022 Dates: To Be Announced. Realm of Shadows will return to its 2021 location, Trinity Christian School. Realm of Shadow Overview Haunting since 2018, The Realm of Shadow has expanded from ... Read More
2022 Dates: To Be Announced. Updates: This Halloween features new construction, including an expanded facade. Reichland Asylum Information Reichland offers a lengthy walk-through, which begins with new "patients" being escorted ... Read More
2022 Update: Closed until further notice. In a September 6, 2021 Facebook post, Rosehill Haunt announced that the cemetery would be "condemned until further notice" though promising "our spirits will ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: Octorber 22, 23, 29, 30, 31, 7-10pm. Update: This year’s haunt takes visitors into the Amazon jungle. Admission: Free, but donations are accepted to benefit the Volunteers ... Read More
2022 Dates: Most of the display in place by second week of October; preview with animation effects the Saturday and Sunday before Halloween; walkthrough loop and candy on Halloween Night. Hours: ... Read More
2022 Update: The Farm Haunt joins forces with Beware the Dark Realm and Restless Souls Manor to create a new, non-profit attraction, Bones Gulch. Details here. Dates & Hours: October 29-30, 7-10pm ... Read More
Halloween Dates: Trick or Treating on October 31 Many houses are decorated by mid-month. The neighborhood of Toluca Lake is well known mecca for for trick-or-treating: several streets are filled ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: To Be Announced. Most likely something small on Halloween night only. Admission: $5 Donation 5815 Panama Dr Buena Park, California 90620 facebook.com/TwistedDreamsHaunt Twisted Dreams advises haunt-seekers ... Read More
2022 Dates: October 16 to November 6. This year's display is themed to Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Valley Vista Holiday House Information: Although a few generic props may be recycled at ground ... Read More
2022 Dates & Hours: October 16-31, 7-10:30pm. This nifty little Halloween yard haunt, which started in 2011, eschews crude shocks; you will see neither blood nor chainsaw, only atmosphere. The display consists ... Read More
2022 Dates: To Be Announced. After cancelling during the 2020 pandemic, Wicked Pumpkin Hollow remained dark 2021 with a promise to return in 2022. Wicked Pumpkin Hollow Articles Discover more ... Read More
Halloween Home Haunts & Yard Haunts: Neighborhood Trick-or-Treating
In some Los Angeles neighborhoods, Haunt-Seekers will find not merely a single yard haunt but an entire block decorated for the season. The impact on these streets tends to be cumulative, so there may not be individual homes worthy of a discrete entry in our listings. If you are more interested in trick-or-treating than pausing to admire an individual haunted house, you might want to check out these spooky street scenes with high haunt-density:
Dell and Venice Boulevard in Venice Beach Interested in a haunting seaside experience? Then head over to Venice Beach on ... Read More
Halloween Home Haunts & Yard Haunts: New Listing for 2022
Lunar Terror Productions: JORŌ
4035 Dee Dee Court, Lancaster www.lunarterrorproductions.com
Dates & Hours of Operation: Friday October 28th (Preview night). Saturday, October 29-30th 7PM-10PM October, 31st 6PM-11PM November 5th and 12th 7-10PM
Ticket Price: FREE but accepts donations to defray costs
Description: This home haunt offers a haunted maze based on Japanese lore. Proprietor Brady Crow describes it as a “dark trip into the outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. Where JORŌ overtakes, deceives and feasts.” The show features live actors, original audio and designs, sensory effects, artistic lighting, and a powerful sound system.
Recommended for ages: Teens and Adults
Halloween Home Haunts & Yard Haunts: Ephemera
Halloween Home haunts come and go, manifesting for a year or two and then disappearing. Below is a list of past yard haunts that do not have pages dedicated to them on our website. Information may be out of date, and some may no longer be in operation. We will update as time allows. Meanwhile, click on available links for more information about them.
11850 Riverside Drive #121, Valley Village
Description: This modest home haunt presents a haunted window and balcony, with a few ghosts and ghouls leering down upon visitors staring up from the sidewalk below. Reviewed here.
Circus of Nightmares (drive-by)
113 S Brighton Street, Burbank
FallOutShelter: LA (yard display)
1142 N. Alameda Avenue, Azusa
14319 Califa Street, Sherman Oaks
Description: In 2020, Francis Manor was one of three yard displays packed within a block of each other.
The Ghoulie Graveyard (yard display)
14722 Fonthill Avenue, Hawthorne
Description: Visited in 2020, this is a cemetery yard display worth visiting if you are in the neighborhood to see two nearby home haunts, The Haunted Shack and Spooky Spectacular Halloween Display.
The Haunted Dome (yard display) 11057 Oro Vista Avenue, Sunland
Description: For Halloween 2019, the Haunted Dome offered live actors in a short but intense mini-maze set up in the front yard. In 2020, they moved from Panorama City to Sunland, where they presented a yard display.
Prism Haunt (show)
24465 Chamalea, Mission Viejo, 92691
Recommended for: Adults and children 8+
Description: For Halloween 2020, Prism Haunt offered a timed show featuring an experiment that brought nightmares to life with projection effects.
Redwater Pass (yard display)
8708 Wendon Street, San Gabriel
Reichland Asylum (walk-through)
3980 Bandini Avenue, Riverside Facebook.com/ReichlandAsylum
Description: Ambitious, pro-quality walk-through, worth the drive to Riverside. Reviewed here.
Rotting Hill Cemetery (yard display)
4848 Sancola Avenue, North Hollywood, 91601 instagram.com/rottinghillcemetery
Official Description: Rotting Hill is where the most spectacular specters are having the time of their afterlife. See a giddy graveyard show full of jokes to die for… or possibly die from. It’s a family friendly yard display full of home-built fascinations and mechanized monstrosities with enough gallows humor to delight any boy or ghoul. Recommended for all ages.
Visited in 2020 & 2021
Spooky Spectacular Halloween Display
17008 Spinning Ave, Torrance 90504
Description: This yard is brimming with moving animatornic figures of your favorite movie monsters: Freddy, Jason, Dracula, and more.
Visited in 2020 & 2021
Stoney Point Haunt (yard display) 23227 Barnacle Lane,
Admission: Free but donations accepted
Description: This was a small backyard maze in 2019; in 2020 it was a front yard display.
Pass Avenue Home Haunt (yard display)
1804 N. Pass Avenue, Burbank
Description: Hollywood Gothique chanced upon this creepy yard haunt in 2018 while on the way to something else. It used low-key lighting to cast a sinister pall upon otherwise benign looking skeletons and Jack O’Lanterns, all resting in the shadow of a “hollow” tree with a snarling face. See more here.
Visited in 2018
Patricia Manor (yard display)
20146 Patricia Place
Saugus, CA 91350
Patricia Manor offers a yard with decorations and effects. Note: Before it moved from Santa Clarita to Saugus, the haunt was called “Cardiff Manor.”
Terror House Haunted Maze (walk-through)
2080 Goodall Avenue, Duarte Ca 91010
Recommended for ages 12 and up
No dates were listed for 2020, and their website is down.
Terror Tricked Productions (walk-through)
44307 42 Street West
No dates were listed for 2020
Twisted Minds Productions (walk-through)
8708 Wendon Street
Los Angeles, California facebook.com/tmphaunt
No Dates were listed for 2020, and their Facebook page is no longer accessible.