Post-Halloween 2020: Those Haunts That Remain
Well, the saddest day of the year has rolled around once again, which means its time for our annual listing of Halloween Events that remain open after October 31. Visiting these attractions is like have a taste of the “hair of the dog that bit me” after waking up from a night-long binge of excess. We hope this helps get you through the day.
Unfortunately, this list is shorter than usual, because so many Halloween Haunts did not open at all this season, even some that had planned to do so. Consequently, most of what you will find below is Halloween home haunts, with a few other tidbits thrown in.
Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice
14611 Valley Vista Blvd, Sherman Oaks
November 1-5, Sundown-midnight
Description: A magnificent tribute to Beetlejuice (1988), featuring home-made props. Reviewed here.
Carvel Ice Cream Store
11037 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
11am to 11pm Sunday
Description: Apparently, the ice cream store is still offering their Hocus Pocus Milkshake, which was part of their 31 Nights of Halloween celebration.
11850 Riverside Drive #121, Valley Village
November 1, Dusk-10:30pm
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.
1541 Garden Street, Glendale, CA 91201
Description: This yard haunt in the Verdugos region of Los Angeles is creating a mini-wonderland packed full of Halloween decorations. Don’t expect the resident witch to be handing out treats the day after Halloween, however. Reviewed here.
Del Amo Scary Walk (walk-through)
2601 East Victoria Street, Compton
November 1, 6:30-9:30pm
No info available.
Desert Decay Manor
55520 Calico Avenue
Whitewater, CA 92282
Description: We have not made the long trek out to the desert this year, so we cannot report how Desert Decay Manor has adapted its usual walk-through to be Covid-safe, except that masks and social distancing are required. We can say that past versions of this home haunt have been very good.
5426 E Fairbrook Street, Long Beach
November 1, Dusk-10pm
No info available
FallOutShelter: LA (yard display)
1142 N. Alameda Avenue, Azusa
November 1, 6-10pm
No info available
14318 Emelita Street, Van Nuys
7-10pm (?) Sunday
Description: This eerie Jack O’Lantern Farm has kept a low profile this season, setting up for neighborhood trick-or-treaters but not submitting its name to the SoCal Haunts List, because they did not want to attract too big a crowd during a pandemic. They probably won’t mind a few lookie-loos the day after Halloween, when visitors are fewer. Reviewed here.
14319 Califa Street, Van Nuys
Description: Francis Manor is one of three yard displays packed within a block of each other. Only this one is officially open tonight; hopefully the others will keep their lights on as well. Reviewed here.
Gothic Hills Cemetery
13796 Marchant Avenue, Sylmar
October 1-31, 6-10pm
Gothic Hills schedule has been extended through November 8, with lights on but no fog. Reviewed here.
Hamlin Street Horror
17436 Hamlin Street, Lake Balboa (Van Nuys)
Description: Creepy decor remains in place at this yard display in West San Fernando Valley. Reviewed here.
Harvest of Horrors
14861 Ramona Avenue, Chino
Description: This outdoor walk through, presented by The Fleshyard and Perdition Home, continues one more night. Reviewed here.
810 Meridian Avenue
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Through November 8,
1-7pm Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday
1-8pm Friday & Saturday.
SugarMynt Gallery’s annual exhibition of art inspired by John Carpenter’s Halloween and other horror films, film continues through November 8.
The Haunted Mansion
7132 Forbes Avenue, Lake Balboa (Van Nuys)
November 1-2, 7:30-10:30pm
Description: Foolish mortals are welcome to visit this tribute to Disney’s Haunted Mansion tonight and tomorrow, not far from Hamlin Street Horror in Van Nuys. Reviewed here.
The Haunted Shack
5112 Maricopa Street, Torrance
Description: The Shadow Monster from Stranger Things remains in place for another night. Reviewed here. Owner interviewed here.
The Haunting of Hamlin House
17317 Hamlin Street, Lake Balboa
Description: Another yard haunt, four minutes east of Hamlin Street Horror. Reviewed here.
Holiday Fantasies Come to Life
1505 N. Valley Street, Burbank
November 1-6, 6pm to 11:30pm
Description: This spectacular display officially ran through October 31, but unofficially, the lights are still on through November 6. Even if you have seen it before, it’s worth seeing again because of this season’s changes and improvements. Reviewed here.
6688 San Alano Circle
Buena Park, CA 90620
Dusk to 10pm Sunday
Description: This creepy Orange County yard display continues another day. Reviewed here.
Knott’s Taste of Fall-O-Ween
Knott’s Berry Farm
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, 90620
noon to 8pm Sunday
Description: Unlike other years when Halloween falls on a Saturday, there are no Halloween Theme Parks staying open on November 1, because there are no Halloween Theme Parks that have been open. However, this excellent event, a chance to enjoy great food while viewing seasonal decor, is open today. Sadly, it is sold out, but maybe you can grab a bootleg ticket somewhere. Reviewed here.
Kraken Cove (yard display)
1030 Manley Drive, San Gabriel
November 1, 7-10pm
Nights of the Jack
King Gillette Ranch
26800 Mulholland Highway
Malibu, CA 91302 United
Description: The drive-through version of this annual Halloween Jack O’Lantern experience continues tonight. The familiar sights and sounds are there, even if visitors have to view them through their windshields. Reviewed here.
The Pirate’s Cave
2548 E Garfield Ave, Orange, CA 92867
October 23-25, 30-31, November 1, 7-10PM
Description: The Pirates Cave has shifted from a walk-through to a spectacular show depicting the back story of the pirates haunting the cave. Reviewed here.
Regnum Silenti (yard display)
234 Benicia Road, Diamond Bar
November 1, 7-10pm
We have never been, but the pics we have seen look good.
11560 Acama Street, Studio City
Description: Rosehilll Haunt offers a view-from-the-street version of its display, with loads of spooky eye candy. Reviewed here.
Rotten Apple 907: The Haunted Manor
907 N California St, Burbank, CA 91505
Description: Rotten Apple substitutes an enjoyable show in place of their usual walk-through. Based on Disney’s Haunted Mansion, a facade showcases several rooms and an upper floor window, which come to life in sequence with music and narration from the famous theme park attraction. It lasts only a few minutes, but it’s wildly enjoyable. Reviewed here.
Rotting Hill Cemetery
4848 Sancola Avenue, North Hollywood
Through November 8, 6:30-10pm
This clever arrangement of tombstones and statuary, bathed in colored lights and wafting with fog, is more of a mini-show than a mere yard display, featuring jokey dialogue from three lively spooks. Reviewed here.
32610 Ridge Top Lane, Castaic
No info available
16418 Gilmore Street, Van Nuys
Oct 30 through November 1
Description: Spooky Hollows provides an encore presentation of their Halloween show, depicting the origins of their resident cryptid, Mr. Sticky. Reviewed here.
Spooky Spectacular Halloween Display
17008 Spinning Avenue, Torrance 90504
Through November 3, 7-9:30pm
Description: This yard is brimming with moving animatornic figures of your favorite movie monsters: Freddy, Jason, Dracula, and more. Reviewed here.
5127 Tobias Avenue, Sherman Oaks
Description: A towering scarecrow with a Jack O’Lantern head and a projection of a ghostly jazz band are the stand out features of this clever yard display. Reviewed here.
Tortured Souls Threshold
4850 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Description: This is the final night of the latest horrifying Halloween production from Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre, set outside to make it Covid-safe. Zombie Joe is interviewed here.