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Fun Halloween Events in the LA Area

Halloween Horror Nights

With 7 mazes, Universal promises a spooky and exciting night. They have a Jabbawockeez live show and “mega scare zones” featuring characters from infamous movies and TV shows such as The Purge, the Exorcist, and American Horror Story. Bring a friend and buy tickets in advance as some nights sell out!

Location: Universal Studios Hollywood

Price: Depending on the day, the price may vary anywhere from $70-$90

Dates Available: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays of October and November 4th and 5th, 7PM-2AM

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Cinespia Cemetery Screenings 

To put a spooky twist on movie watching, Cinespia has several events taking place in famous LA cemetaries. Watch your favorite cult Halloween movies, partake in dance parties and other mischief around the resting place of celebrities such as Rudolph Valentino. Make sure to get there early as this is a popular event and don’t forget a lawn blanket.

Location: Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Price: $16

Dates Available: Saturday, October 15th at 7PM- Death Becomes Her, Wednesday, October 19th at 7PM- Stan Against Evil, Saturday, October 22nd at 7PM – A Nightmare on Elm Street

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Wicked Lit Immersive Theatre

Come see live adaptions of classic horror literature! This year’s show will feature short plays such as H.P. Lovecraft’s FROM BEYOND, ANANSI AND THE DEMONS, Ellen Glasgow’s THE SHADOWY THIRD. This is an outdoor moving show, so be prepared to walk and climb a lot of stairs. The show runs about three hours and the website warns it will be very scary.

Location: Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery, Altadena

Price: $85- select nights are sold out

Dates Available: October 1 – November 12, Pre-show starts at 7:15 p.m.

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Tim Burton’s the Nightmare Before Christmas Live with Danny Elfman

Bring a friend and a cozy blanket to the Hollywood bowl. “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is returning for Halloween with Danny Elfman performing once again as Jack Skellington. The show will feature an orchestra and chorus performing the soundtrack to the Tim Burton stop-motion animated movie live to screen. 

Location: Hollywood Bowl

Price: Tickets starting at $60

Dates Available: October 28-30th 8PM

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Horror Made Here

Warner Brothers Studio will be giving special twilight tours of the production lot with screenings of The Conjuring and Conjuring 2. The tour will show visitors classic set locations and give insider tales of the most iconic horror films such as The Exorcist, The Lost Boys, Gremlins, House of Wax, HBO’s True Blood. Movie themed refreshments and treats are included in this exclusive Halloween package. 

Location: Warner Brothers Studio, Burbank

Price: $75 and $10 parking

Dates Available: October 28-29th 6PM Arrival time suggested

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Escape: Psycho Circus

If you’re the type that would rather dance the night away, spend your Hallo-weekend with artists such as  Tiësto, Kaskade, Tchami, Claude VonStroke, and the Magician. Check out our article about cute DIY costumes and bring a group of friends!

Location: NOS Events Center, San Bernardino

Price: $199 2 day GA

Dates Available: Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29

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LACMA Local: Zombie

This event will feature a viewing of Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters, followed by a hands-on “Intro to Zombie” workshop. Visitors will learn how to act, dress, and walk like zombies then haunt LACMA in a short zombie walk through campus. (Makeup will be provided for light instruction. Participants are encouraged to bring their own clothes for distressing.)

Location: LACMA 

Price: $15 workshop fee, $40 membership; $25 for existing LACMA members (This event is for LACMA Local members only, you can join though the link below.)

Dates Available: Saturday, October 15th

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Dark Harbor

Come aboard the Queen Mary and spend some time with ghouls, spirits, and undead for an unforgettable, frightening experience. There are 6 different mazes and you can stay on the ship overnight if you want a truly haunting experience!

Location: Queen Mary, Long Beach

Price: The price varies depending on the day up to $40

Dates Available: September 30th – October 31st: Dark Harbor is open 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM (1:00 AM on Fridays and Saturdays)

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Kacie Cowart

Old Westbury '09

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