Haunt at Hellizondo: Simi Valley's Nightmare Home Haunt
Hollywood Gothique Says:
An elaborate home haunt, located on a corner lot with plenty of room for “indoor” and outdoor settings, loaded with custom-made props and decorations. The short walk-through maze is haunted by monsters of various shapes and sizes, who pop out of cleverly situated hiding place, their species shifting from year to year depending the theme.
2020 Location: 21024 Arminta Street, Canoga Park
2134 Elizondo Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93065
2020 Update: In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Haunt at Hellizondo will abandon its walk-through in favor of setting up a yard display at a different location.
Dates: October 23-25, 30-31, 7-10pm
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The Haunt at Hellizondo History
After several seasons as a decorated yard, the Haunt at Helizondo offered its first themed attraction in 2007 with Haunted Tiki Island, which lasted a few years. Subsequently, the haunt expanded annually, adding animatronics in 2008 and a maze in 2009.
In 2010 the theme changed to Carnival of Risk. 2013 saw the debut of Scabtree Hollow, which took visitors back to the days of witch hunts; the theme returned in 2014 and 2015, with a small village simulated in the driveway - a nice addition to the walk-through maze in the yard. 2017's theme was Lost Spirits of the Bayou. For 2018 The Haunt at Hellizondo presented The Crossroads, set in New Orleans during prohibition, when would-be drinkers may have had to sell their souls for a drink - and did so gladly.