It's spooky szn y'all!
That’s right, it’s October and this is the first of many Halloween related posts to come this season. Like many of you, Team Freck is obsessed with Halloween, so we’re kicking off the season with a guide for all you interested in where to get spooked in Los Angeles. We've added a bunch of new ones from last year to step up your scare game.
The Chamber Camino Del Norte, San Diego, CA 92129
McKamey Manor is a very in your face, aggressive and claustrophobic experience, not your standard “boo”. This is more of an audience participation type of situation. There’s no cost, but you have to get on the waitlist and sign a liability waiver because they’re not just jumping out to give you a little scare. The cast at the McKamey Manor are allowed to not only touch you but give you unwanted haircuts, drench you in fake blood, make you eat unknown things and tie you up. The experience can last anywhere from 2-8 hours..no thanks. No one has experienced the whole thing, obviously because it’s terrifying but if you’re into that kinda thing then maybe this the place for you.
The Basement: A Life Escape Room Experience
12909 Foothill Blvd, Sylmar CA, 91342
The Basement is a little bit different than the other items on this list because it’s not a haunted house, it’s an escape room venue with 3 different experiences. In each experience, you will be locked inside for a designated amount of time while you and your team, up to 6-10 depending on your escape room, try to figure out how to get out. The rooms contain clues, trap doors, and hidden items. Anything that’s not glued or bolted down can be moved and may be an integral piece in your quest to escape.. and survive. Team Freck hasn’t really partaken in anything like this but seems like a pretty dope thing to do if amusement parks aren’t your thang.
Creep LA Haus of Creep
ROW DTLA, 777 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Creep LA returns this fall, welcoming all into the dark-heart of downtown with their fifth installment: Haus of Creep. Since 2015, Creep LA has welcomed over 20,000 Creeps through their doors and beginning on Friday the 13th this September, Creep LA will immerse guests in a bizarre and shocking world where reality and performance art blur together. The roughly 75-minute milti-sensory exhibit brings guests into the world of Creep LA, a darkly satirical and terrifying send-up of social media-driven culter. Haus guests will spend the hour roaming and avant-garde and nightmarish playground of over a dozen installations, witnessing grand shocking scenes as well as intimate scares. Elaborate lighting and diverse and detailed environments create a surreal world in which guests may find themselves lost, unsure where reality ends and the show begins.
Queen Mary Dark Harbor
1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802
If you want the full experience with possible ghosts in sight, board the Queen Mary for their Dark Harbor event. The Captain claims he is in control…but is he? Confusion and fear reign supreme at Dark Harbor 2019. It's all hands on deck for 23 select nights as the Captain, Scary Mary and over 200 monsters haunt six terrifying mazes, nightly live entertainment, secret bars and exciting rides. You’re invited to test the waters at SoCal’s most authentic haunted attraction, September 26 through November 2, with tickets starting at $20.
4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027
LA's classic Haunted Hayride is back with a new theme, Midnight Falls! Within the foothills of Midnight Falls, The Hayride leads to a thrilling adventure of horrors afflicting the town. Out in the darkness, a portal has opened spilling hideous creatures from its rotted mouth. The spirit of Halloween comes to life surrounding helpless victims brave enough to board The Hayride.
Knotts Scary Farm
8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620
We’ll start the list off a little more family friendly. Knott’s Scary Farm is on select nights September 20 – October 31, 2018 with tickets starting at $42. The theme park is completely transformed featuring haunted mazes and attractions, sinister shows and more than 1,000 horrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding in the park. This is the one to go with your family and friends, and still enjoy your time. Zina recommends the Special Ops Zombie Laser tag.. even though she just sat back in a corner lol.
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
If you’re a fan of some spooky shit like Stranger Things, Poltergeist, and the First Purge than you’re gonna love Universal Studio Horror Nights. Get your spook on the selected nights, Sept. 14 thru Nov. 3, tickets starting at $69. If you’ve ever wondered what it’d be like to be in those shows or movies.. why not head to the movies studios that brought them into our lives in the first place? They basically create immersive worlds of the living, breathing icons from the most twisted imaginations in film and television, and you’ll have to figure out how to get through those mazes and not give yourself whiplash.
There we have it: Freck’s first Spook Guide for our Cali bbs. Do you know any other great places to go for a scare? Even if you’re in another state drop some suggestions in the comments below!
xx Team Freck <3