Garden Path of Doom
Hollywood Gothique Says:
The main attraction in the mecca of trick-or-treating that is Pepper Drive in Altadena, north of Berendo.
The Garden Path of Doom
1903 Pepper Drive
2020 Update: No word on whether this yard haunt will be active this Halloween. It usually runs on October 31, dusk till trick-or-treaters stop coming.
Garden Path of Doom Info
Pepper Drive, north of Berendo, is a sort of mecca of trick-or-treating, where sidewalks remain crowded with ghosts and goblins long after other neighborhoods have gone dark. There are numerous decorated houses up and down the street, featuring Jack O’Lanterns, giant spider webs, and seasonal lights, making this a great neighborhood to visit on Halloween NIght.
The Garden Path of Doom is the main Halloween attraction – an aptly named home haunt that requires costumed ghouls to ascend a twisted, treacherous cobblestone path that curves around a yard full of gravestones and up to a house haunted by motion-activated monsters. Along the way are several clever touches, including a talking mannequin, achieved not with wireless radio but an old-fashioned voice tube. The scare factor is enough to intimidate the tiniest trick-or-treaters, but their parents and older compatriots will be suitable impressed as well. The proprietor informs us that the Garden Path of Doom has been haunting decades. Thanks to assistance from the next generation, the haunt should continue for the foreseeable future.
Hollywood Gothique visited Garden Paths of Doom in 2016.