San Fernando Valley Haunts

San Fernando Valley (& northwest) Haunted Houses

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!

The Portal – Rotten Apple 907

2017 Update The Portal has opened… 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 21-22, Sat-Monday October 28-29 & Halloween, 2017  EarlyBird

      • Opens at 7 – 10 pm (line may close earlier some nights)
    • 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

2017 Update  Evil is lurking! The Janss Marketplace Reign of Terror is an award winning, 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 23,000 Sq Ft of scare space, 100+ rooms & 8 terrifying attractions including our newest attraction – Infected.

Haunting since 2002.

  • Info:
    • September 30 – October 31, 2017
      • Friday-Sat October, last 2 Sundays and Halloween week  (times vary, starting at 7pm)
    • The Janss Marketplace
      • off the 101 Freeway, at the intersection of Hillcrest Drive and Moorpark Road
      • 197 North Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks
    • $15, express VIP $35 (see website for coupons and more options)
      • Ticket booth near food court / Tickets may be bought online.
        • Group and lights-on only at ticket booth.
      • Handicap access options available, but contact in advance.
    • Light ON tour for kids, no actors or SFX
      • Saturday, 21 & 28, 2017,  1-4pm
      • Kids afternoon tour $5 (Parents w/ kids, free for this event), Adults w/o kids, $5
    • No Costumes

Haunted Adventure Tour at the Starlight Bowl

The Unknown

2017 Update Get ready for a frightful night at the Haunted Adventure Tour.  The Burbank Nature Docents will lead you on a frightening tour of the Starlight Bowl turned into a haunted house. This terrifying tour is very scary and children under 6 years old will not be allowed. No refunds for scared participants.  Haunting since 1996.

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

  • Info: or Event Detail or Flyer  or 818.238.5440
    • Friday-Saturday, October 13-14, 20, 2017, 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. 

The House at Haunted Hill

2017 Update 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:  or facebook

    • Saturday-Tuesday, October 28 – 31, 2017
      • Open at 7.  Closing time varies
    • 4400 Saltillo St, Woodland Hills
    • Free, but donations towards permit fees accepted

The Haunt… With No Name Yet

2017 UpdateYard 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:
    • Saturday-Tuesday, October 28 – 31, 2017

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

Ghost Train in Travel Town

2017 Update Playful Spooks invade the mini-trains 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! Your adventure will unfold as you ride 1/8 scale trains, immersing you in an imaginary dream world of 30 professionally-designed displays, with theatrical lights and sound, projections, animatronics, fog, and pyrotechnic effects. The show is designed to be spooky, yet family friendly; there is no blood or gore, and no actors will jump out or touch you.

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 ghost train
    • Oct. 13-15, and 20-22,  27-31, 2017,  7:00 – 10 pm.
      • Fri-Sun, plus Halloween week
    • Near Travel Town, at the Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum
      • 5202 Zoo Drive, Griffith Park, Los Angeles
    • $20 donation per rider /  Order in advance, some dates sell out.
    • No one under 34? in height or over 350 lbs., scary

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride – Secret Society

2017 Update To which part of the Secret Society do you belong?  The Elite or The Deranged?  You will be judged and sent down the path of your status in this revolutionary twist that will send hayriders down one of two different paths, giving hayriders–which have now been declared “society members”–different experiences.   Inside the gates of the society, members will bear witness to the clandestine lives of their faction and in a shocking turn, will be commandeered by the society and sent into an initiation, confronting the GHOSTS OF HAYRIDES PAST…ON FOOT, FACE TO FACE.  That’s right, for the first time ever, guests will leave the safety of the hay wagon. Upon returning to their wagon, society members will continue down the secret road of power, corruption, influence, tyranny, and evil, allowing members to see that this day is not all about costumes and candy.

As tractor drawn hay-filled wagons make their way through the forest, scenes of pure horror await in the  dark, haunted woods of the OLD ZOO, in the dead of night. DON’T OPEN YOUR EYES. An east coast tradition.  Attractions: Haunted Hayride,  Trick or Treat: Interactive village, and Purgatory: Haunted Village.

Haunting LA since 2010.

  • Info:  or facebook
    • September 29 – October 31, 2017
      • Friday – Sunday, some Thursdays,  plus Halloween
      • 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.)
    • Tickets: Hayride only $30, full access $39 and up,  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

2017 UpdateAbracadaver!!!  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 21 – 31, 2017
      • 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 2017 season.

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.

  • 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

2017 Update Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group’s fun and frightening, semi-immersive 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 6-31, plus special Halloween & Halloween eve, 2017

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

FALLEN SAINTS: Dia de los Muertos – Force of Nature

2017 Update  Join Force of Nature for this immersive Halloween theatrical haunt!  Just be warned, the spirits are known to follow some home.  

Day of the Dead. One of the most cherished and celebrated holidays in Mexico. A time for families to visit and celebrate the lives of those who have passed. As spirits gather on earth to be remembered, a small village faces an evil spirit whose dark secret was buried ages ago.  You journey deep into old Mexico and to the place where the legend began.

  • Info:  or  event detail
    • Friday & Saturday, October 13 – 28, 2017  

      • 3 shows nightly starting at 7:30 pm / arrive at least 15 minutes early
      • limit 30 souls per show
    • The Actors Group Theatre
      • Generation DCD Studio
      • 1001 W Olive Ave, Burbank
    • Tickets: $15 / see website for discounts
    • Recommended for children 9 & over, Parental discretion is advised

The Blackwoods Maze

2017 Update “Journey into the heart of a once prosperous city that has fallen victim to a devastating war. An army of unknown origins has overtaken and morphed this town into a wasteland under siege. Maneuver past guard towers and trudge through the trenches in a world without law and order. Chaos prevails as hostile warlords and scavengers who are starving to survive warp this town into a barbed wired war zone.”  Haunting since 2003.

  • Info:  Facebook   or  Instagram
    • Oct 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 & 31, 2017

      • Friday-Sunday & Halloween
      • 7-10pm
    • 1912 N Pepper St, Burbank
    • Free, but donations accepted.


2017 Update Theatricum Botanicum transforms into the haunted BOO-tanicum with the theatre company’s annual Halloween extravaganza, highlighted by its unique and infamous Haunted House.  Enjoy the tricks and treats of the season on our wooded grounds with a host of enticements including live music, chilling comedy improv, ghost stories, games for ghouls of all ages, frightfully good food and potions, and much more! Beware of zombie thespians! Come on down… if you dare.  Family friendly.  Haunting since 2010.  

  • Info:  or  Event Detail  or  (310) 455-3723
    • Saturday, October 28, 2017 –  4 – 10 pm
      • (Haunted House opens promptly at 7pm. Don’t be late. People will be DYING to get in!)
    • Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum – A Repertory Theatre Company
      • 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga
    • Tickets: Adults – $15  / Kids 6-15 – $10 / Kids 5 & under – FREE

Horror Made Here:  A Festival of Frights  New Event

2017 Update Take our night tour that include a chilling look behind-the-lens of some of the most memorable horror scenes.  The Neibolt House: Fans who missed the highly popular haunted house will get a chance to experience this terrifying dark maze replica of “Where IT Lives” at Horror Made Here. Guests will be guided by “Georgie” through the 5,000 sq. foot house and will venture room by room through immersive film inspired scenes complete with  actual set props, live actors, and state of the art lighting and audio.  You never know what may be lurking around each corner.

At Stage 48: Script to Screen, you’ll get an up-close look at the original costumes and hand props that created some of the scariest moments in the horror genre, including Pennywise’s and the Losers costumes from “IT,” The Annabelle doll, and costumes worn by the demon Bathsheba in “The Conjuring,” plus an array of eerie pieces and collections that are too twisted to mention.

Featuring Halloween-themed activities, music, food and drinks for purchase, and spine-tingling walkthroughs from iconic movies such as  “IT”, “The Conjuring,” and  “A Nightmare on Elm Street.”

  • Info: or
    • Thurs-Sat, October 19-21, 26-28, 2017 – 6-11pm
    • Warner Brothers Studio
      • Drop-off: Avon St. and Warner Blvd., Burbank
      • Parking Lot:  3400 Warner Blvd., Burbank / $12 per car
    • Tickets: $69
      • Separate ticket required for evening tour
      • ADA complaint.  All events wheelchair accessible but The Conjuring Experience
      • Ages: 18+
    • No Costumers are Masks

Scare-amount Ranch – Paramount RanchNew Event

2017 Update For nearly 100 years, Paramount Ranch has set the scene for hundreds of movies, TV shows, and photo shoots. That includes a number of monster, paranormal, and other supernatural films and shows, from “The Forbidden Trail” (1932) to “Van Helsing” (2004), and episodes of the X-Files and HBO’s Westworld. In keeping with that theme, the National Park Service will host a first-of-a-kind event on October 27 called Scare-amount Ranch.

The family-friendly Halloween event will combine elements of film history and nature. Kids activities will include making fake movie blood and nocturnal-animal-themed crafts. Groups can choose from two self-guided hikes into the backlot woods, one which will family-friendly, the other for those looking for a little scare. 

Other activities will include a screening of the 1966 classic Munster, Go Home, which was filmed at Paramount Ranch; selfies in the jailhouse; a spider zoo and bug trap; and ranger stations throughout the ranch grounds.  Haunting since 2017.

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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,

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 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


The 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