San Fernando Valley Haunts

San Fernando Valley (& northwest)

If you’re hitting yard haunts on Halloween in Los Angeles’  San Fernando Valley, also check out other eclectic events as part of your haunt crawl!

Wilsley Brother’s House of Fun – Rotten Apple 907

2015_Update Rotten Apple 907 welcomes you to our Manor… come in. Have a scare. Limited departures in October: New themes each year.

Scare levels are adjustable for our younger guests. The house where screens are made. Created by professional haunters. Haunting since 1990.

  • Info: or facebook
    • Sat-Sun, October 24-25, October 30-31, 2014  EarlyBird
    • Opens at 7 – 10 pm
    • 907 N. California St., Burbank
      • 3 blocks east of Hollywood Way and just south of Magnolia Blvd.
    • Free. Requesting donations for charity

Reign of Terror Haunted House

2015_Update Evil is lurking! The Janss Marketplace Reign of Terror award winning haunt  is a classic walk-thru themed haunted house with elaborate sets, props, lighting & sound effects that combine live actors with animatronics to create realistic and intense frights. It includes approximately 15,000 Sq Ft of scare space, 80+ rooms & 6 themes (Haunted House, the Asylum, Blood Manor, Miners Revenge, Quarantine)   including our newest theme the Fun House.  Haunting since 2002.

  • Info: or
    • Friday-Sat October & Sunday before – October 3 –  though Halloween, 2015  (times vary)
    • the Janss Marketplace
      • 197 North Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks
    • $17, express $25 (see website for coupons and more options)
    • Light ON tour for kids
      • Saturday, 24 & 31, 2015,  1-4pm
      • Kids afternoon tour $5 (Parents free for this event), Adults w/o kids, $5

Haunted Adventure Tour at the Starlight Bowl

Forgotten Fairytales

2015_Update The Starlight Bowl is transformed into a maze full of frights in Forgotten Fairy-tales.  Guides will lead their guests through chilling fairy-tale scenes with terrifying surprises around every corner. This terrifying tour is very scary and children under 6 years old will not be allowed. No refunds for scared participants.

No flashlights, costumes or props.  Wear comfortable shoes.  Will walk up and down hills.

  • Info: or  or  Event Detail or Flyer  or 818.238.5440
    • Friday-Saturday, October 16-17, 2015, 7-9pm
    • Stough Park near the Starlight Bowl off of Walnut Avenue
      • Stough Canyon Nature Center
      • 1335 Lockheed View Drive
    • Tickets: $5, refreshments available for purchase.
    • Ages 6+, An adult must accompany children under 12 years old.

Fright Fair ScreamPark & Halloween Harvest Festival – Pierce College

???  Welcome back “Spookley” the square pumpkin and his friend Jack the scarecrow at the all new HolidayHill Farms stage show inside our very own pick your own pumpkin patch. Venture through the Adventure Corn Maze, or take a spooky journey into the Haunted House or Creatures of the Corn Haunted Trail.” Farm Festival Also farm animals, hay rides, bungee bounce, bounce house, rock wall, giant slide and pony rides for the kids. After dark gets extremely scary.

  • Info: (818) 999-6300
    • September 26 – November 2, 2014 
      • 10 AM – 10 PM Sun – Thurs, 10 AM – 12 AM Fri – Sat,
      • Day, open every day.
      • Some nights dark. final two weeks, all nights but Monday
      • Hours vary by activity, haunted houses after dusk
    • Pierce College
      • 20800 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills
      • Metro: take Take the Orange Line directly to the DeSoto Metro stop
      • Bring in a same day MTA Ticket and receive FREE admission to the festival event area
    • Daily kid events.
  • For the evening scary events.
    •  September 26 – November 2, 2014
      • Dusk – 10 PM Sun – Thurs, Dusk – 12 AM Fri – Sa
      • Some nights dark. final two weeks, all nights but Monday
      • Closed Mondays and some early Oct Tues & Wed, check their calendar
    • Buy tickets on line for evening show only

The House at Haunted Hill

Dark for 2015, stay tuned for 2916

Magic Lantern Creations, Inc. presents their haunting of the San Fernando Valley with a high-tech outdoor haunt with fully scripted story and original score.  Created by Hollywood professionals and supported by fabulous friends and neighbors.  Featured on HGTV .

Located in a dark neighborhood with no sidewalks and limited parking. Carpool if you can, please. Haunting since 2000. This location since 2007

  • Info:
    • Thursday – Sunday, October 30 – November 2, 2014
      • Thurs-Sat, 7 most nights, see website for all
    • 4400 Saltillo St, Woodland Hills
    • Free, but donations towards permit fees accepted

The Haunt… With No Name Yet

2015_Update Yard haunt that chooses to use eerie lighting with an chilling atmosphere to turn a corner lot of suburbia into a haunted graveyard. Classy, moody haunt, vs. scare.  Haunting since 1991.

  • Info:
    • Thursday-Saturday, October 29 – 31, 2015

      • 6-to at least 10pm, Halloween opens at dusk, some nights later
    • 19351 Hatteras Street, Tarzana
    • Free

Ghost Train in Travel Town

2015_Update Playful Spooks invade the mini-trains ( 1/8 scale) at Griffith Park. Evening rides feature 30 display around the track. Come ride a train!  There is no light at the end of our tunnel!

The Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum has been demonstrates railroads in miniature, 3 different gauges, for almost 50 Years. It has been haunting since 2001. Checkout pictures from other years.  Rolling since 2001.   

  • Info: or 323-662-8030 or facebook
    • Oct. 16-18, and 23-25,  29 – Nov 1, 2015,  7:00 – 10 pm.
      • Fri-Sun, plus Thursday Halloween week
    • Near Travel Town, at the Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum
      • 5202 Zoo Drive, Griffith Park, Los Angeles
    • $15 donation per rider
    • No one under 34? in height or over 350 lbs., scary

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

2015_Update As tractor drawn hay-filled wagons make their way through the forest, scenes of pure horror await. Fifteen foot tall mascots of death, a nice cute group of 200 year old children, and your friendly neighborhood clown….waiting for you deep, dark, haunted woods of the OLD ZOO, in the dead of night. DON’T OPEN YOUR EYES. An east coast tradition. Haunting LA since 2010.

Attractions: Haunted Hayride, The In-Between (dark maze), House of Shadows, Trick or Treat, Seven Sins Sideshow and Purgatory: Theatre Macabre takes over our main-stage yet again to bring you another exclusive LAHH original live interactive theatrical experience! Theatre Macabre will feature nightly reenactments of iconic scenes of your favorite horror movies, the roles played by our AUDIENCE MEMBERS!

Theatre Macabre takes over our main-stage yet again to bring you another exclusive LAHH original live interactive theatrical experience! Theatre Macabre will feature nightly reenactments of iconic scenes of your favorite horror movies, the roles played by our AUDIENCE MEMBERS!

Our village of entertainment turns the line into part of the show!  Within “Purgatory”, you will find the fan favorite “dark ride”: The Scary-Go-Round! As well as Jack’s Carving Shack, Psychic Readers, our Death Row Photo-Op, roaming monsters, fall-fare food and beverages, and more!

  • Info:
    • October 2-31, 2015
      • Friday – Sunday, some Thursdays,  plus most Halloween week
      • Opens at 7, hayrides start at dusk
    • Griffith Park
      • OLD ZOO 4730 Crystal Springs Dr., LA
      • (located just beyond the Park Ranger Headquarters and Shane’s Inspiration, Below Harding Golf Course.)
      • See website for direction around construction.
    • Tickets: Hayride only $30, 5 zone access $43,  VIP and group pricing and discounts available. See web for more options.
    • Pre-purchased tickets much have photo-ID
    • High scare, not recommended for under 8
    • No costumes. No fur on any clothing. Leave all metal objects in car. See site for more details.

Boney Island

2015_Update Abracadaver!!!  The skeletons at Boney Island are up to their old tricks again. Jaw dropping illusions to thrill and amaze you. Catch them before they disappear. Halloween magic at Boney Island.  Fully animated for fun-loving skeletons of all ages.

Haunting since 1997.

  • Info:    or facebook

    • October 17-16 and thru the rest of the month  October 21-31, 2015
      • Starts at 6pm, closing varies mostly  9pm, some weekends later
    • 4602 Morse Ave, Sherman Oaks
      • 2 blocks south of 101 freeway, 2 blocks west of Coldwater
    • Always free

Big Worm’s Sherwood Scare

Closed for 2015 season, back next year.

Summer Camp! Our haunted maze is 3600 sq ft and presents a unique combination of both the crew’s professional film-making skills as well as their craftsmanship. Haunting since 2012.

  • October 17 –  31, 2014
    • Friday – Sunday, plus Halloween night.
    • Starts at 7pm, closing time varies
  • 8856 Encino Ave.,  Northridge
  • Lights on version Sunday, October 19 & 26, 2014
    • 5pm-6:30
  • Not recommended for under 10
  • Donation : $3 per head
  • No masks, costumes only on Halloween

Urban Death: Tour of Terror Haunted Theatre

2015_Update Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group’s all-new fun and frightening, interactive Haunted-Halloween theatrical attraction, steering theater-goers and thrill-seekers through a terrifying “Urban Death” maze of inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities, and the disturbed spirits that walk among us!  Labyrinth of Terror rises from the catacombs.   Maze and show.  Haunting since 2013.

  • Info: or (818) 202 – 4120 or
    • Friday – Saturdays, October 2 – 31, 2015

      • Doors creak open for five shows per evening
      • Tickets: $12-$15, buy on line for specific times
    • Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group at Z.J.U.
      • 4850 Lankershim Blvd North Hollywood
      • (Just north of 101-134 Fwys across from KFC)


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da Graveyard

Our graveyard for haunts that have closed and have good memory websites, or may just be taking a couple of years off….
Spooky House – Haunted Theme Park

The Witecliff Road Haunted Manor

As of 2012 changing to yard display from iterative haunt. Formally “the Van Noord Street Haunted House”. Haunting since 1995.

  • Info: or
  • Friday-Sunday, October 29-31, 2010
    • (6-11. Halloween open at 5), Weather permitting
  • 1077 Whitecliff Road, Thousand Oaks
  • $2 donation for the tunnel
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult,

The Pumpkin Patch Haunted Maze

??? Exploring the atmosphere of the Day of The Dead, visitors of all ages can now enter the maze and experience a creative display of skeletons, aliens, and museum style scenes that capture the eerie spirit of Halloween. This is not a haunted house event where people in costumes jump out to scare you. Visitors can enjoy this unique Halloween art display. Pumpkin patch, petting zoo, magic shows.

Day time tours are in full light and ideal for children who are scared of the dark yet still enjoy a spooky experience. The night display is a bit more creepy and mysterious. Both daytime and nighttime are kid friendly.
Info: or or 818- 505-8039
October 1 – 31, 2010 – 10am-9pm
Toluca Lake Pumpkin Patch and Petting Zoo
10601 Riverside Dr., North Hollywood/Toluca Lake
(corner with Cahuenga)
Haunted Maze $6.00 daytime, $8 nighttime. Petting Zoo: $4.00

RIP Spooky House

1990-2008. With Bob Koritzke’s death, serious haunting moves into a new era.. Visit and for more info and discover the new projects of his partners and the old crew.

Spooky House features 3 expanded and uniquely haunted attractions including the Spooky House Haunted Mansion, Haunted Forest, and Darkwater Haunted Asylum. Famously large undertaking that setups for Halloween each year in the San Fernando Valley. One of the biggest in Los Angeles every Halloween. Nightclub. Haunting since 1990.

Regular attraction recommended for 10 and over. Rated: very scary. Young children can attend the weekend matinee, Spooky House Adventure.
Info: or call (818) 882-FEAR.
Sept 26-27, 2008. Every Fri-Sat-Sun Oct 3- Nov 2, 2008, Every night Oct 23 to Nov 2, 2008
21512 Nordhoff St. between Topanga Canyon and Canoga, Chatsworth
Tickets: All attractions general admission $20/all ages, VIP admission $26, (can be purchased online).
Special Platinum Pass $39 includes admission to 4 different haunts in the L.A. area: Spooky House Haunted Theme Park (Chatsworth), Seaside Haunt (Ventura). Old Town Haunt (Pasadena) and Fearplex Haunted Theme Park (Pomona Fairplex)
Club 13 Spooky Nightclub – all ages, live bands, no alcohol
opens at 10pm Fri & Sat nights, $10 cover
Children’s Less Scary Matinee – Spooky House Adventure, toned down haunt.
Sat & Sun, noon to 4. Sun, Oct 5- Sat, Nov 1 , 2008, $8.50

Curse of the Ghoul Mine – Heritage Haunt

??? Hayrides of Nightmares, if you dare. It is a high end haunt using combined live action and animatronics to give you chills vs. lunatic scares. This takes place at an historic mining location used in early cowboy movies. The spooky environment surrounds you. Take a tour through this Haunted house and witness its paranormal activity first hand.

Haunting this location since 2007.

Daytime activities on Saturday include a Pumpkin Festival from 11am-3pm Sat Oct 23, 2010. Come see the haunt in the daylight for a behind the scenes look.

Zombie March – Sat Oct 16, 2010 – Canned food drive – more info TBA
Info: or (661) 998-3026
Fri-Sat, October 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, 2010, 7-11 p.m
Heritage Junction at William S. Hart Park ,
24101 San Fernando Road, Newhall
Tickets: $10.00, kids $8 All Proceeds Benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society and the local school district.
see website for discount coupons for select days.
Pumpkin Festival free.
Not recommended for kids under 8

he Haunted House of Sylmar

Lots of lights and special effects, a maze, a haunted graveyard, the witches quarters (with a bubbling cauldron) and the crazy butchers block. There will be over 10 characters ready to terrify trick-or-treaters.

The lil ones that are too terrified to come in the gate will be greeted with candy by a kid-friendly character. New haunt for 2009.
October 31, 2009, 6:30p-11p
13196 Norris Ave Sylmar
Admission is free


The Jackson Manor

Taking a year off, back in 2010 ????

Yard haunt with elaborate props and decoration. (Their website also has lots of good instructions for building your own haunted house and yard haunt.) Haunting since 2002.
October 31, 2008 – Dark -11pm
2506 N. Myers St., Burbank

13 Nights of Terror

Bringing Scary back! This is a good old fashioned boo-fest, featuring an all-new professional haunted house from the original producers of the Haunt at the Queen Mary–back when it was “the must-do Haunt” in Los Angeles. Each night will feature special surprises: live entertainment, contests, prizes, “holiday shopping boutique” vendors, an onsite BBQ cafe, and much more. Proceeds benefits the nonprofit Gull Wings Children’s Museum.

For true family fun for the whole family, including small children, the Haunted House will be open for a lights-on matinee during the Halloween Festival and Family Safety Fair. Haunting since 2010.
Info: & more fall events at
October 15-17, 21-24, 27-31, 2010 – see site for hours
Sat Oct 30 noon-5
special “lights on” family-friendly matinée, $5
Also check out their Halloween Festival
Lost Canyons Golf Club
3301 Lost Canyons Drive, Simi Valley (just north of the 118 frw)
Tickets: $13 / $11 under 16 / VIP available
Night time version of the haunted house is not suitable for children under 13 without a paid parent.


Skull Kingdom Haunt Haunted House

On hiatus for 2010. Working with the crew at Old Time Haunt

Behind the forbidding castle walls of Skull Kingdom, you’ll find a haunting collection of goblins, ghosts and monsters – all of which are trained to make your every nightmare come true. Night time mega scary session for adults and the older kids. The family matinee daytime tour combines humor with spooky twists, making it the perfect option for family adventurers. New for 2008.
Fri – Sun Sept 26 – Nov. 1, 2008 & every night Oct.22-Nov.1, 2008 (closed night session Sunday Sept 28)
Mega scary sessions start a 7pm. Fri & Sat, ’till Midnight, ’till 10pm other nights
Low Scare Family Matinees
23210 Ventura Boulevard, West Hills )at Woodlake