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New for 2021: Haunt of Halloween

Here is a new event for Halloween 2021: Haunt of Halloween, from the people behind the Long Beach Zombie Fest. Their new effort includes many elements from the Zombie Fest, but instead of being a one-weekend event in Long Beach, Haunt of Halloween will run all month long in Mission Viejo.

Below is a description and information they submitted to us:

Haunt of Halloween conjures up a hell of a scary time in truly macabre fashion. From our collective twisted minds come Outpost 13, a 5,000+ square-foot haunted maze that unmasks the true spirit of Halloween! It’s psychologically designed to shock your senses, test your limits, and bring out your deepest fears. It also showcases a SCARE ZONE where the tables are turned and you’re given 5 minutes to draw blood-curdling screams from your victims — it’s where maze-goers get to scare the hell out of people.

On Saturdays and Sundays afternoons, Haunt of Halloween shifts to “kid fun mode.” The Not-So-Scary Haunted Maze is great fun and ideal for guests ages 6 – 12, who will enjoy a “less haunted” 3600 sq. ft. version of our haunted maze featuring Trick-or-Treating  throughout and other fun activities…just without the fright! No special effects, scare-o-meter off and theatrical lights on. There will also be a pumpkin patch with non-knife carving/decorating and spooky Halloween shows and acts. Costumes are encouraged.

Haunt of Halloween is the ideal Halloween experience for all Halloween fanatics. There’s something for everyone. The event also features an interactive reptile exhibit, a face your fears sensory attraction, and an up close horror pop up. Also, makeovers by Hollywood special effects make-up artists from Cinema Makeup School, free souvenir photo op, sideshows, meet and greets, Halloween-themed food (like pumpkin spice kettle corn) and more to get you into the Halloween spirit!

Recommend for Teens and Adults, except on Saturdays and Sundays from 2-5, when kids aged 6-12 can enjoy the frightless version of the haunt.

Dates of Operation: Thursdays through Sundays, Sept. 30-Oct. 31, 2021.

Location: Kaleidoscope Mall – Plaza Level, 27741 Crown Valley Parkway, Unit 225, Mission Viejo, 92691

Tickets are $12-$25. Visitors are given an opportunity to donate a pumpkin to the families of Marines, 1st Division at Camp Pendelton.

For more information, visit facebook.com/hauntofhalloween, or contact the haunt at 562-495-5959 or haunt@hauntofhalloween.com.

Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.