Orange County Haunts

Chilling Orange County Haunted Houses 

Boot Hill

2017 Update BOOT HILL rises from the fog in Irvine, California. The unearthly spirits from the Old West town of Bridgewood materializes for haunting nights, transforming the residence at 16 Goldenrod into the old church and cemetery that once occupied this hallowed ground.  Come if you dare… but beware the ghost of Jedediah Smith, as he has been known to roam the decaying grounds of Boot Hill, exacting revenge on all who cross his path!

An elaborate yard haunt. Haunting since 2000.

  • Info: http://www.legendofboothill.com/  or facebook
    • Friday-Sunday – Oct 13-14, 20-22,  27-29, 2017
      • 7-10, Closed Halloween
    • 16 Goldenrod, Irvine
      • Parking limited, see where to park on the website
    • Free Admission, Donations accepted with part of the proceeds going to benefit Children’s Hospital of Orange County

 The Flesh Yard  /  Cook Haunt

2017 Update If you’re not terrified, then we’re not doing our job.    During your experience at the Fleshyard, you may experience claustrophobic situations, crawling, foul odors, strobe lighting, fog, dizziness, and you may get wet!   We guarantee you it’s all in fun!  Also, pumpkin patch, bounce house, inflatable slide, and petting zoo – separate charges.   Haunting various locations since 1971.  This location since 2015.

  • Info: http://www.pumpkinpatchhaunt.com/  or  facebook   or    http://www.cookhaunt.com/ 

    • Thurs – Sunday, October 13-15, 19-22, 26-31, 2017
      • Opens at  7pm, closing times vary
    • at the pumpkin patch on the corner of Imperial Hwy and La Palma
      • (off the 91 Freeway in the city of Anaheim)
      • Across the street from Carl’s Jr, In/Out, and Cinema City.
    • recommend at least 12+ years of age for scenes of intense gore.
    • Tickets vary by weekend: $10 / $13 / $15

The Empty Grave Haunted Attraction

(Dark for 2016)

??? 50,000 square feet of terror! Can you handle what we have in store for you? The killings ravaged the small town. As the flood filled the graves, he killed, the grave grew stronger. Insanity filled his soul. The voices told him to kill so he did. Death was to only way to stop the screams. He went to the grave, digging to bloody bare knuckle, a hole so deep, it collapsed. In the darkness and madness, the voices grew so loud, it was he heard. In the bitter ground he died, buried, rotting to death.

But now The Empty Grave has been unearthed. And now the ground will consume all who enter.

Long term haunters. Haunting this event since 2009

  • Info: http://theMTgrave.com/ or (949) 25-SCARY / or facebook
    • September 25 – November 1, 2015

      • All Fri-Sun, Some Thus
    • Laguna Hills Mall
      • 23400 Laguna Hills Mall, Laguna Hills
        • Just off the 5 Freeway and El Toro Rd.
    • Tickets: $13, VIP for $20 See site for more group options.
      • See web for admission coupons
    • Also does group special themed events.

Gershon Dungeon

2017 Update Every year around Halloween spirits and ghosts can be heard coming from the dungeon beneath the earth.  The Gershon Dungeon is one of the largest and longest running home haunts in all of Orange County. It’s an extremely scary haunted house located in Tustin. Every year just gets scarier than the year before. Many people can’t make it through and have to be escorted out!

Haunting since 1992.

  • Info: www.TeamsAndScreams.com/Halloween or    Facebook
    • Saturday & Tuesday, October 28 & 31, 2017 – 7PM-10PM
    • 13861 Gershon Pl, Santa Ana
      • (see facebook flyer for detailed location instructions)
    • Free
    • 8 & up – monsters will tone down scare for younger victims. 

Perdition Home

Perdition Home presents “the Stockyard” where nightmares are made flesh. Gory and disturbing local house maze: just the way YOU like it! Walls coated in blood and gore, mangled human torsos hung up by rusty meat hooks like grotesque ornaments, marred limbs at every turn, and horrible masks which guise the deplorable faces of our minion. Every year during the month of October our average-looking home is transformed into a savage maze. Haunting since 2008.

The 17th Door Haunt Experience  – Locked Up

2017 Update Welcome to Perpetuum Penitentiary. A place of darkness born only in nightmares. For within these stone walls you will meet true suffering and despair. Prayers for mercy unanswered. Evil pervading it’s every space. Paula’s space. This detour through hell is her new reality. The question is… will it be yours? The sadistic warden has agreed to unsupervised visitation. Go cautiously, one-by- one, as the residents of Perpetuum have no concept of confinement and no intentions of behaving. And they are thirsty. Longing for the smell and taste of new blood. No one escapes. You’re only hope is to survive. Are you scared? YOU WILL BE.

The 17th Door is an intense and terrifying haunted house. Over a dozen new rooms have been created, including a mini escape room, to take things to a whole new level. New Location and haunt. Indoors attraction.  Haunting since 2015.

  • Info:  http://www.the17thdoor.com or facebook
    • September 22 – October 31, 2017
      • Opens at 7pm most nights, closes 11pm or 12am   
    • West Fullerton Shopping Center <– New Location
      • 1851 W Orangethorpe Ave.
        • Near the corner of Brookhurst St. and W Orangethorpe Ave., just north of the 91 & 5 freeways (exit Brookhurst). Same building as The 99 Cent Store.
        • Park & enter in the back of the building / Free parking
    • Regular ticket prices start at $24, VIP Speed Pass ticket prices start at $29
      • Pricing varies by night and day of the week
      • Most areas handicap accessible, see staff on site
    • Mature audiences, preferably 16 years of age and older, and is not recommended for children under the age of 13
    • You will be required to sign a waver.  Please read in advance to know what you are getting into.
      • We do not recommend pregnant women go through the haunted house. No toddlers or infants will be allowed entry. This attraction is not recommended for visitors who have back problems.
    • No costumes or masks or facepaint allowed. Please leave the haunting to us!
      • Wear clothing  you’re willing to get wet or messed up.

Haunted Trails – City of Laguna Niguel

2017 Update Welcome to Haunted Trails.  Mysteriously in the night, a tent appeared at Crown Valley Park with a sign posted: Carnivale opening soon! Groups will be escorted through a series of mazes and tents with scenes such as: freak show, fortune teller, spider maze, and clown alley, which are sure to AMAZE & TERRIFY all who dare to visit the annual Haunted Trails event!  We use scary music, black lights, fog machines, and strobe lights, with clowns popping out of every corner of the trail!

Wear comfortable shoes to walk along the trail. Haunting since 2001.

  • Info: http://www.ci.laguna-niguel.ca.us/ or Event Detail  or 949-425-5100
    • Thursday- Saturday, October 26-28, 2017   EarlyBird
      • 6:30-10pm
    • Behind the Scenes – Saturday, October 28, 2017
      • 4:30 – 5:30
      • Lights on for a less scary view.
    • Crown Valley Park  — New location
      • 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel
    • Tickets: $13 – $15 at door
    • No costumes
    • This is a very scary event, 8 & over

Family Fun Night with Kids Imagine Nation “Halloween Episode” 

2017 Update  KIDS IMAGINE NATION is a high-energy, interactive children’s musical. Come sing and dance along with Aaron, Rachel, and Beatz the Robot in their original theatrical show. There is no better way to celebrate Friday 13th than taking part of the spooktacular fun of Kids Imagine Nation. So, bring the family, wear your costume and bring your dancing shoes.

 Haunt at Heritage Hill and the Autumn Harvest Festival

Autumn Festival at Heritage Hill

2017 UpdateFestival Halloween:  Heritage Hill Historical Park welcomes back the annual Autumn Harvest Festival. Bring the family to a fun-filled adventure and experience the park transformed into a spooky Halloween festival.

Enjoy the Trick or Treat Stations, Adventure Maze, and dare to visit the Haunted School House.  Children of all ages can participate in ghoulish games, costume contests and the pumpkin decorating zone. Costumes and trick-or-treat bags are recommended. Fun for the whole family. Children are encouraged to come in costume.

Haunt at Heritage Hill

2017 UpdateHaunted House: OC Parks and the City of Lake Forest welcomes trick-or-treaters ages 12 and older back to Heritage Hill Historical Park for the 10thAnnual Haunt at Heritage Hill. The park will once again transform into a haunted adventure with scream zones.  Haunting since 2008.

Harvest Festival

  • Saturday, October 7, 2017 – 4-9   EarlyBird
  • Admission: $5
  • Ages 3 and up 
  • Costumes encouraged, but NO masks or full-face paint will be allowed inside the event. 

Haunt

  • Fri-Sat, October 13-14, 2017 – 6-10:30  EarlyBird
  • Admission: $8
  • Teen event, 12 and up
  • Costumes encouraged, but NO masks or full-face paint will be allowed inside the event. 

Mable’s 6 Feet Under – Anaheim Fall Festival Haunted House

2017 UpdateThe haunted house is an actual maze! A walk through could take twenty minutes….or thirty….or more, depending upon how lost you get!  Once you’re there, our little girl Mable won’t want you to leave. She lives in the motel….for all eternity. She has enlisted the help of the dead and undead motel staff to keep you in her tourist trap. Just when you think you have found your way, she will add another trick to turn you back. With too many animatronics and details to see in one pass through, Mable will keep you on your toes and out of your mind.
Come to the MOTEL. Check in. Then get lost.

This haunt is “chainsaw free.” It is not gory or disturbing. However, it is loud, dark and scary. People get turned around and confused. Things pop out when you least expect them. This attraction uses loud noises, flashing lights, strobes, etc. Attendee assumes all risks and is in good health with no heart, neck or spinal conditions.  Not recommended for pregnant women.

  • Info:  https://www.mables6feetunder.org/   or (714) 999-3456  / or  facebook
    • Wed-Sun, plus Halloween week –  October 6 – November 4, 2017   EarlyBird
      • Starts at 7pm, closing varies by day
    • Anaheim Business Expo Center
      • 1960 S. Anaheim Way, Anaheim
      • Located across the freeway from Disneyland
      • Space at the center is available for private parties that can include admission
    • Tickets: $15, plus VIP and front of line, see web for discounts
      • Discounts for Wed, Thurs, & Sunday
      • See web for special Back Stage tour packages.  Very limited.  Book now.
    • Not recommend it for small children. Tickets need to be purchased by 18+up.

Fear Station Haunt

(Dark for 2016)

??? Fear Station teams up with the city of Stanton to present two terrifying mazes.  Freak Show of Fears will be sure to take your happy dreams and transform them into terrifying nightmares! Our ringmaster is excited to introduce you to all his creepy crawlers, playful clowns, and doll collection. Face the Windigo as you try to escape from Shadow Walk Manor. Cannibals look for their next meal as victims try to find their way out. Can you escape the Windigo’s Curse?  What scares you?  Haunting since 2005.

Haunted High   

Haunted High will feature a High School maze complete with classrooms full of zombies; The Lab, Music room, Administration room, Teacher’s lounge and Locker hallway are just a few of the interactive rooms to experience in the zombie school themed maze.

Graveyard zombie area.  “Humans vs. Zombies” shooting gallery attraction and will feature stationary and live targets. A “Zombie Photo Op” will also be available for visitors to take a picture with our zombie students. Haunting since 2013.

  • Info:  714-527-7225  or facebook
    • Haunt: Fri-Sat, October 21-22, 28-29 & 31, 2016  EarlyBird
      • 6pm – 9:30
    • Holy Cross Lutheran Church
      • 4321 Cerritos Avenue, Cypress
    • Tickets:  $5 for both events, $2 for Humans vs. Zombies. Photo area free, bring your own camera.  Boutique is free.
    • All ages event.
      • Also have a no-scare option for youngsters or those who just want to see the detailed decor.

Spooky Seas  New Event

 Join us for a night full of fright as you navigate through our labs and ships that might have a few unexpected visitors! Our haunted adventure begins aboard the Brig Pilgrim, continues onto the historic Boathouse, and ends in a Mad Scientist lab! Excuse yourself from the ghostly gathering to enjoy hot cocoa, apple cider, and educational activities inside our Ocean Education Center! Activities in our Ocean Education Center are suitable for all ages. 

  • Info:  https://www.ocean-institute.org/ or Event Detail or Calendar
    • Friday-Saturday,  October 27-28, 2017
      • Tours start every 10 minutes from 6:00 pm to 8:50 pm; Last ticket sale is at 8:30 pm.
    • Ocean Institute
      • 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr.,  Dana Point
    • Tickets: Just Activities: $5, all ages /  Members” 10%  off all
      • Haunt and Activities: $15, 15 & up / $10, ages 10-15
      • Sells out
    • Haunt Tour – 10 and up only

Crossroads Escape Games

2017 Update As a team, you must find the clues, solve the puzzles and escape the game in 60 minutes. Two rooms, two levels of play.  See website for details, releases required.

The Hex Room: Private game: 5-10 players. Can you survive a horror film? This murderous horror movie fan wants to watch you try. Each player will take a quiz before the game to find out which character they are: The geek, virgin, jock, rebel, prom queen, or detective. Your team will be divided up into separate rooms where you must work individually and as a team. Not only do you need to escape, but you must also survive! Who will live? Who will die?

The Fun House:  This game is for 2-8 players.  Do you have the wits to become the magicians apprentice? Or are you more of a clueless clown? Come and test your skill in this vintage circus to see if you have what it takes to look past all the tricks and illusions in this crazy, fun, and upside-down game!

  • Info: https://www.crossroadsescapegames.com/  or  (714) 572-1004
    • Open all year long!  2017  EarlyBird
      • Wed-Sunday, hours vary.  Open Halloween week
      • Reservations required as event is timed.  Arrive at least 15 minutes in advance.
        • No admission after start of reserved time.
    • 4245 E La Palma Ave, Anaheim
      • Right off the 91 Freeway between the Tustin and Lakewood Exits, 6 miles each of Disneyland
    • The Hex Room: $32 per person. 5-10 players. This is a PRIVATE game
      • Only ages 16+
    • The Fun House: $32 per person. 4-8 players. Private game.  Can choose KIDS option at check-out for simpler puzzles. 
      • All ages,  kids must be accompanied by an adult.

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Da Graveyard

Our graveyard for haunts that have closed and have good websites, or may just be taking a year off….

Sinister Pointe – Haunted Attraction

Switching over to a 2 night party in 2017

Sinister Pointe has opened a portal between our world and the next. Upon multiple experimentations we have discovered 4 separate dimensions within this dark and vast oblivion. This is a highly interactive, choose your own adventure style single haunted attraction. Featuring 4 unique and terrifying paths that exist within this other world. experience just 1 or all 4.  Enter this world cautiously for the BRANDER lurks beyond the walls. If you are caught in his grasp, you WILL BE MARKED. Once marked, there is no escape!

This attraction was designed specifically for groups of 2 but can accommodate up to 4 guests for those of you who just can not bare to be ALONE!

Note:  events throughout the calendar year as well.   Haunting since 2009, by the folks who been doing haunts for years.

  • Info: http://www.sinisterpointe.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/sinisterpointe or 866-95-SCREAM
    • 2016
      • All Friday & Saturday, some Thursday & Sunday, plus Halloween
      • Starts at 6pm, Midnight close on Fri and Sat, 11pm for rest
    • 131 E. Imperial Hwy., Fullerton
      • Admission: starts at $18 for one event depending on date.  Screen passes available for all night.  See site for more options
        • See website for coupons
        • Timed tickets,  sells out
    • Suggest that people under 12 years be accompanied by an adult.
    • Due to uneven ground, high heals not recommend

The Haunting – Anaheim???

The Haunting, an Anaheim yard haunt. Don’t bother to Scream. No one will hear you.Haunting since 1997.

  • Info: http://tragicterror.com/
    • October 31, 2013 – 6:00 until line cut off at 10pm
  • 1904 S. Morgan Lane, Anaheim
    • in Anaheim, 1 block south of Disneyland
  • Admission: Free. Front of the line VIP, $5 donation
  • Some parts of the haunt not suitable for children

Voices of the Macabre

A presentation of a series of spook-tacular readings from Edwin Gorey, Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe, Stephanie Meyer, Washington Irving and more in this Eek!-tober halloween literary adventure. Laughs, shrieks and good fun avail as corny knock-knock jokes intersperse the haunting merriment!
Info: http://www.bowers.org/ or 714.567.3677 or
October 29, 2011 – 1:30-2:30 pm
Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana.
Members $7 / General $10 / Senior $5

Fullerton Arboretum’s Annual Haunted Garden

The spirit of Halloween is alive in the Haunted Garden at the Fullerton Arboretum. The tours for this popular event begin at 6:30 PM both nights with the last scheduled tour leaving at 8:30 pm. Bats and bullfrogs, vampires and vermin, ghosts, ghouls and goblins, everything that goes “Bump” in the night are lurking along hidden trails. Count Dracula’s vampires will guide you down the garden paths into the deciduous forest where you will witness what it is like when the cemeteries come alive and the witches, skeletons and ghouls come out to play. After a spooky trip through our creepy garden paths, visitors are greeted at the Haunter’s Ball with a “treat” and Halloween fun. Haunting since 2004

  • Info:  http://www.fullertonarboretum.org  or       http://www.fullertonarboretum.org/event_haunted.php
    • Fri-Sat, October 25-26, 2013
    • The Fullerton Arboretum
      • 1900 Associated Road, Fullerton
    • Tickets: $12/$10/$8 / and see more details on the web, RSVP in advance
    • May not be appropriate for children under 6
    • Have a separate events for 3-6 om the afternoon

Ghost Ship

Board a real ship for a cruse aboard a haunted ship. You partake of a 75 minute interactive voyage that takes you back to the 1930’s. Interactive shows. Drink and snacks may be bought on the Shock Therapy Deck. Haunting since 2011.
Info: http://ghostship.com/
Fridays & Saturday, October 14-15. 21-22, 28-29, 2011
3 Sailings – 6:30, 8:15, 10pm.
Allow time to park. Must be on time for voyage
Tickets: $59 – presale, or cash only on site
Not recommended for under 12
No costumes. / Fur free environment

Tustin Haunt

There will be a haunted graveyard display at our old location for those who wish to have something spooky to view on Halloween. Amazing scenes, props, lighting, sound design, and animatronics. Haunting at this location since 2003
Info: http://www.tustinhaunt.com/
In 2009, switched to yard display, set up by mid October, fully function on Halloween.
Brittany Woods, between Redhill and Tustin Ranch Rd., off of Irvine Blvd, City of Tustin