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Halloween Home Haunts: The Best Yard Displays, Garage Haunts, & Walk-Through Mazes in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles Halloween Home Haunts house blinking eyesHalloween 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.
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Best Halloween Home Haunts & Yard Haunts

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.

Beware The Dark Realm

2023 Status:  After taking time off in 2022 to collaborating on a fundraiser haunt called Bones Gulch, Beware the Dark Realm offers a small home haunt titled The Coven of Witches. Date: Halloween night only, starting at sunset. Beware the Dark Realm plans to return to Castaic in 2024 with ...

Gothic Hills Cemetery

Status: Closed for Halloween 2023. After submitting dates to some sources, Gothic Hills abruptly closed its cemetery "due to unexpected events." Gothic Hills Cemetery Articles Discover more in the Gothic Hills Archive: Gothic Hills Cemetery History When located in North Hills, this Halloween home haunt offered a decorated yard and ...

Haunt at Hellizondo

2023 Dates & Hours: October 28, 29, 30 (no scare actor) and 31, 7-10 pm. Update: This year's walkthrough is titled Hope's Edge Cemetery. Haunt at Hellizondo Articles Discover more in the Hellizondo archive: The Haunt at Hellizondo History After several seasons as a decorated yard, the Haunt at Helizondo ...
Holiday Fantasies: Pirates of the Caribbean 2019

Holiday Fantasies Come To Life

2023 Update: This Halloween's theme is Classic Monsters. Dates & Hours: October 7-31, 6:30pm. Admission: Free Holiday Fantasies Come to Life: Overview Holiday Fantasies Come To Life is, as the name suggests, not limited to Halloween. Rather, proprietors Tina Schaefer and Arnulfo Padilla decorate their home for both October and December, ...
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Reichland Asylum Home Haunt

2023 Update: This year's theme is The Return of Sarah Crawford, Part 2. Dates & Hours: 13-14, 20-22, 27-29, Nov. 3-4, 7-10pm. 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 ...
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Rotten Apple 907

2023 Update: This Halloween's theme is "Let's Go to the Movies." Dates & Hours: October 21-22, 28-29, 31. 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 History In operation ...

Spooky Hollows Home Haunt

2023 Update: This Halloween's presentation is another sidewalk show (fx, music, narration) with a Ghostbusters theme. Dates & Hours: October 20-22, 27-31, 7-10pm. Admission: Free, but Spooky Hollows accepts donations of canned goods to go to local charities. Spooky Hollows Home Haunt Articles Discover more in the Spooky Hollows Archive: Spooky ...

 

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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.

Beware The Dark Realm

2023 Status:  After taking time off in 2022 to collaborating on a fundraiser haunt called Bones Gulch, Beware the Dark Realm offers a small home haunt titled The Coven of ...
Catastrophe Cabin home haunt 2019

Catastrophe Cabin Yard Display

2023 Dates & Hours: Oct. 26-Nov. 2,  5-10pm. The display is open for walkthrough the final week of the month, with trick-or-treating and full fx on Halloween Night. Catastrophe Cabin ...
3600 Clark Avenue

Clark’s Halloween Music House

Dates & Hours: Usually runs nightly in October through Halloween Night 31, 6-10:30pm. Clark's Halloween Music House Information This haunted house yard display features numerous gravestones, static skeletons, a ghostly ...
Clown Town 2018 front yard

Clown Town

2023 Status: Low-Profile. Clown Town is not on the SoCal Haunts list, but it is open. Clown Town is a yard display featuring - you've guessed it - Clowns! The ...
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Coffinwood Cemetery Yard Haunt

2023 Dates & Hours: October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, 31, 7-10pm. Lights are on all week 7-10pm with no effects. Fridays are kid safe, with games and prizes for kids, ...

Creepy Crossing (formerly Spooky Hollow)

Status: To Be Determined. After making its debut in 2012 under the name "Spooky Hollow," this yard haunt went on hiatus for several years, finally returning for Halloween 2020 under ...

Desert Decay Manor Home Haunt

2023 Dates & Hours: 27, 28, 31,  6-11pm. Admission: Free Desert Decay Manor Information Desert Decay Manor is a ghoulish walk-through maze with good sets bathed in atmospheric lighting, but ...

Fillmore Graves Jack-O-Lantern Farm

2023 Dates: To Be Announced if any. This atmospheric home haunt usually maintains a low-profile, opening in mid-October with little fanfare, for benefit of neighbors. The Fillmore Graves’ Jack-O-Lantern Farm  ...

Forgotten Hallows Yard Haunt

Dates & Hours: 14, 20-21, 27-28, 31, 6-9pm. Forgotten Hallows offers a yard display with effects and a short walk-through along the driveway to obtain treats on Halloween Night. Forgotten Hallows ...

Garden Path of Doom Yard Haunts

Dates: The yard haunts on Pepper Drive are a bit old-school in that they tend to run specifically on Halloween Night, starting at dusk and continuing till trick-or-treaters stop coming ...

Gothic Hills Cemetery

Status: Closed for Halloween 2023. After submitting dates to some sources, Gothic Hills abruptly closed its cemetery "due to unexpected events." Gothic Hills Cemetery Articles Discover more in the Gothic ...
Grimwood Hollow

Grimwood Hollow

2023 Status: On hiatus for personal reasons. Grimwood Hollow History After relocating from Pasadena, where it was last seen in 2016 as “Wicked Vines," Grimwood Hollow injected new life into ...
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Harry’s Haunts Halloween Neighborhood

2023 Dates & Hours: October 31, 5-9:30pm. Harry's Haunts Information The plural in the title of Harry's Haunts is no mistake: the address listed above is the hub of haunt ...

Haunt at Hellizondo

2023 Dates & Hours: October 28, 29, 30 (no scare actor) and 31, 7-10 pm. Update: This year's walkthrough is titled Hope's Edge Cemetery. Haunt at Hellizondo Articles Discover more ...

Haunt with No Name Yet

2023 Dates & Hours: October 28-31, 6:30-10pm. Price: Free. The Haunt with No Name Yet Overview In operation since 1996, the Haunt with No Name Yet is one of the ...

Haunted by Memories Manor

2023 Update: There is an outdoor walk through in the yard this year, with animatronics and an infrared target challenge. Children under 7 must be accompanied by someone 14 or ...

Haunted Groundz

2023 Status: For Halloween 2022, Haunted Groundz added a shooting gallery theme to their haunted yard display. We will let you know about developments for 2023. Haunted Groundz Information Haunted ...
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Haunted Mansion Haunt

2023 Dates & Hours: October 28-31, 6-10pm. Haunted Mansion Haunt Information The name tells you all you need to know: this is a home haunt version of Disney's Haunted Mansion, ...

Hesby Cemetery Yard Haunt

2023 Date: To Be Determined. The proprietor is building something for a local school that he may port over to his yard, time permitting. Address: 11802 Huston Street, Valley Village, CA ...

Hillhurst Haunted Circus

Halloween 2023 Dates & Hours: Octobert 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 27, 28 & 29, and Halloween Night, 7-10pm. Update: This year features eight new animatronics, a new new sewer ...
Holiday Fantasies: Pirates of the Caribbean 2019

Holiday Fantasies Come To Life

2023 Update: This Halloween's theme is Classic Monsters. Dates & Hours: October 7-31, 6:30pm. Admission: Free Holiday Fantasies Come to Life: Overview Holiday Fantasies Come To Life is, as the name ...
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House at Haunted Hill

2023 Dates: October 10-31 Hours:  7-9pm Sunday-Thursday, open till 10pm on Friday-Saturday. After remaining dark since the 2020 pandemic, House at Haunted Hill reawakened the spirits for Halloween 2022. Thankfully, ...
Lunar Terror

Lunar Terror Productions:

2023 Status: This Halloween's presentation is a non-profit ticketed event titled Verum, a remake of its 2021 presentation with new effects and other improvements. Dates & Hours of Operation: October 31, ...

Mourning Rose Manor Halloween Yard Display

2023 Dates: October 10-31, 6-10pm. This lovely Halloween yard display returns for another season of haunting. This year's theme is Rotten Harvest of Mourning Rose Manor. Mourning Rose Manor Articles Discover ...

Nightmare in Whiting Woods Home Haunt

2023 Dates & Hours: To Be Announced. Usually on Halloween Night only, Sunset-11pm. Status: Planning is underway for the 2023 haunt but the theme has yet to be announced. Nightmare ...

Pumkin Jack’s Haunted House

2023 Dates & Hours: October 31, 7-11:30pm. Pumkin Jack's Haunted House made a late announcement (October 6) that their walkthrough would be up and running on Halloween Night only this ...
Realm of Shadow Halloween Home Haunt

Realm of Shadow Home Haunt

2023 Update: This year's theme is the Lord of the Shadows Puzzle Box. Dates: 27-29, 31, 7-11pm. Realm of Shadow Overview Haunting since 2018, The Realm of Shadow has expanded from ...
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Reichland Asylum Home Haunt

2023 Update: This year's theme is The Return of Sarah Crawford, Part 2. Dates & Hours: 13-14, 20-22, 27-29, Nov. 3-4, 7-10pm. Reichland Asylum Information Reichland offers a lengthy walk-through, which ...
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Rotten Apple 907

2023 Update: This Halloween's theme is "Let's Go to the Movies." Dates & Hours: October 21-22, 28-29, 31. Admission: Free, but donations are accepted to benefit the Volunteers of Burbank Animal ...

Spider Lights Yard Haunt

2023 Dates: Most of the display is up by mid-October. Animation and effects will be on view the weekend before Halloween. Walkthrough loop on Halloween night Hours: 6-9pm. Lights stay on ...

Spooky Hollows Home Haunt

2023 Update: This Halloween's presentation is another sidewalk show (fx, music, narration) with a Ghostbusters theme. Dates & Hours: October 20-22, 27-31, 7-10pm. Admission: Free, but Spooky Hollows accepts donations of ...
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Spooky Saloma Yard Haunts

Dates & Hours: Houses are decorated by mid-October, trick-or-treat block party on Halloween Night. Spooky Saloma Information: The house listed at the address for Spooky Saloma is the hub for ...

Steam Town Gotham Home Haunt

18717 Schoenborn Street, Northridge, CA. 2023 Dates & Hours: October 13-15, 20-31, 6-10pm. Steamtown Gotham brings a steampunk version of the DC Universe to life in its front yard, with ...

The Farm Haunt

Halloween 2023:  After collaborating on Bones Gulch in 2022, The Farm Haunt resurrect its yard display for 2023, titled Dr. Diablo’s Haunted Pumpkin Patch. Dates & Hours: October 20-22, 27-31, ...

Toluca Lake Neighborhood Trick or Treating

Dates: Trick or Treating takes on Halloween Night only. Houses are decorated by the third week in October in order to qualify for the annual contest, organized by local realtor ...
Twisted Dreams Haunt

Twisted Dreams Haunt

2023 Dates & Hours: October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 7:30 pm - 11pm; October 29, 30, 31, 7:30 pm - 10pm. Admission: Free but donations are encourage to ...

Valley Vista Holiday House

Halloween 2023: This year, Valley Vista Holiday host will resurrect its Ghostbusters: Afterlife presentation, adding a Gate Keeper to its terror dog display. Dates: October 20 to November 3, 6pm ...
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Van Oaks Cemetery Yard Haunt

2023 Dates & Hours: October 16-31,  7-10:30pm.. Haunting since 2011, Van Oaks Cemetery is a nifty home haunt yard that eschews crude shocks; you will see neither blood nor chainsaw, only ...

Western House of Darkness Yard Haunt

Status: After a three-year hiatus, this home haunt returned for Halloween 2021 and 2022. We are awaiting word from the owner about plans for this Halloween. Usually, the yard display ...

Wicked Pumpkin Hollow

2023 Dates & Hours: October 27-31, 7-10pm. Having been on hiatus since 2020 pandemic lockdown, Wicked Pumpkin Hollow has announced its return for Halloween 2023. Wicked Pumpkin Hollow Articles Discover ...

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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:

Angelino Heights Trick-or-Treating

Carroll Avenue and Douglas Street in Angelino Heights Date: Halloween Night The historic neighborhood of Angelino Heights is famous for ...

Beverly Hills Witch House Trick-or-Treating

Beverly Hills Trick-or-Treating: Walden Drive and Carmelita Avenue in Beverly Hills Date: Halloween Night Beverly Hills Halloween Trick-or-Treating Overview Legend ...

Brentwood Trick-or-Treating

Brentwood Glen, between Church and Beloit Streets in Brentwood Date: Halloween Night, starting at dusk This upscale neighborhood near the ...

Venice Beach Trick-or-Treating

Dell and Venice Boulevard in Venice Beach Interested in a haunting seaside experience? Then head over to Venice Beach on ...

Halloween Home Haunts & Yard Haunts: Ephemera

Halloween Home haunts come and go, sometimes manifesting for only a year or two and then disappearing. Sometimes they simply go extinct, or the creators may revamp and rename their haunt or move to a new location outside the southland. Below is a list of yard haunts that we have encountered in the past but for which we have never created dedicated pages. Information may be out of date, and some may no longer be in operation. Several are still active, and we will update their information as time allows. Meanwhile, click on any available links for more information about them.


Candy Shop Take Over (walk-through)
20205 Soladera Way, Santa Clarita
We visited this during the 2020 pandemic. For 2022, its theme was Haunted Tiki Island. October 29-31, 7-10pm


Clowns at the Castle (formerly Castlestymo)
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


Community Creep at Sinman Manor
No dates for 2022
17643 Community Street, Northridge
Visited in 2020


The Forbidden Playground (formerly Corky’s Discount Pest Control)
2020 N. Manning Street, Burbank
Visited in 2020 and 2021


FallOutShelter: LA (yard display)
October 31, 6-10pm
1142 N. Alameda Avenue, Azusa


Francis Manor
No dates for 2022
14319 Califa Street, Sherman Oaks
Description: In 2020, Francis Manor was one of three yard displays packed within a block of each other.

Francis Manor

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.


Hamlin Street Horror (yard display)
17436 Hamlin Street, Lake Balboa
Visited in 2020


The Haunted Dome (yard display)
No dates for 2022
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.

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The Haunted Mansion
No dates for 2022
7132 Forbes Avenue, Lake Balboa
Visited in 2019

Welcome Foolish Mortals home haunt 2019
The Haunted Mansion in Lake Balboa

Kraken Cove (yard display)
1030 Manley Drive, San Gabriel
Visited in 2020


Lake Balboa Haunt (yard display)
No Dates for 2022
6938 Whitaker Avenue, Van Nuys, 91406
Description: Lights, animated effects, fog machines, clowns, werewolf
Contact: rich_sacco@yahoo.com
Recommended for: All Ages
Visited in 2020

Haunted Mansion

MacDevitt Manor (yard display)
2436 W. MacDevitt Street, West Covina

Midwick Manor (yard display)
1688 Midwick Drive, Altadena


Prism Haunt (show)
24465 Chamalea, Mission Viejo, 92691
prismresearchgroup.org
Contact: PrismExperiences@gmail.com
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.

Prism Home Haunt 2020
Prism

Redwater Pass (yard display)
No dates for 2022
8708 Wendon Street, San Gabriel


Sleepy Hollow Graveyard (formerly Rise of the Dead) yard display
1400 Andenes Drive, Glendale


Rotting Hill Cemetery (yard display)
4848 Sancola Avenue, North Hollywood, 91601
instagram.com/rottinghillcemetery
rottinghillcemetery@gmail.com
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

Rotting Hill Cemetery Review
Rotting Hill Cemetery

Sombras Cemetery (yard display)
26041 Sombras Center, Valencia
Visited in 2019

Sombras Cemetery Review
Sombras Cemetery

Spooky Spectacular Halloween Display
No dates for 2022
17008 Spinning Ave, Torrance 90504
facebook.com/torrancehalloween
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)
No dates for 2022
23227 Barnacle Lane, Valencia, 91355
Admission: Free but donations accepted
Description: This was a small backyard maze in 2019; in 2020 it was a front yard display.

Stoney Point 2020
Stoney Point

Pass Avenue Home Haunt (yard display)
No dates for 2022
1804 N. Pass Avenue, Burbank
Admission: Free
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

Pass Avenue Home Haunt 2019
1804 N. Pass Avenue

Cardiff Manor Yard HauntPatricia Manor (yard display)
No dates for 2022
20146 Patricia Place
Saugus, CA 91350
youtube.com/codybufkin
Patricia Manor offered 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)
No dates for 2022, and website is down.
2080 Goodall Avenue, Duarte Ca 91010
www.TerrorHouseMaze.com
Admission: Free
Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Terror Tricked Productions (walk-through)
This home haunt seems to have gone dark since 2019.
44307 42 Street West
Lancaster, 93536
packageishere@gmail.com
instagram@terrortricked
Admission: Free.
No dates were listed for 2020

Twisted Minds Productions (walk-through)
No dates listed since 2019, and their Facebook page is no longer accessible.
8708 Wendon Street
Los Angeles, California
facebook.com/tmphaunt
Admission: Free

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Check out the Southern California Haunt List