13 cool and frightful things to do in the 805…and beyond!!
If you dare:
The old Maverick’s gym near Golf n Stuff transforms into a horror maze with scary scenes! The couple behind this madness go through great lengths to make sure everyone who enters gets the fright scared out of them!
October 9, 10
October 16, 17
October 23, 24
October 29, 30, 31
(There is a Halloween Planet costume store there also.)
4756-3 Telephone Rd
Ventura (between Winco and Burlington)
Ages 6 and up
Sun Oct. 4th 10:45am
Tues. Oct. 6th 6:30pm
Sun. Oct. 11th 10:45am
Sat. Oct. 17th 10am
Tues. Oct. 20th 6:30pm
Thurs. Oct. 22nd 6pm
3) THRILLER DAY
Dress like a zombie and do the Thriller dance with a big group! Or come out and just watch!
Saturday, Oct 24th
Fillmore Western Railway
All weekends in October
10:30am and 2pm
$12 kids 4-12yrs
351 Santa Clara St, Fillmore
Take the vintage train to the patch to pick your pumpkins. Jolly jump, hayride, maze and other fun activities for the young’uns!
Touted as one of SoCal’s best haunted houses!
All weekends in October
$17-$25 (CASH ONLY)
The one and only iconic RHPS!
18 & over
3277 E. Ojai Ave. (Hwy 150 at Reeve’s Rd)
Oct 9 & 10
Oct 16 & 17
Oct 23 & 24
A MUST! This event is a true Halloween treat for the entire family! Get spooked and have fun!
(NOTE: optional dinner buffet offered)
The area’s zoos add a little Halloween fun for the entire family!
The Zoo transforms for three nights of safe, traffic-free trick-or-treating for monster-ous thrills and chills including a Trick-or-Treat Trail, Boo-Choo-Choo train rides, Creepy Crawly encounters, Spooky Storytelling, Goblin Games, and more.
$10 (ages 2-12)
Friday, Oct 23 5:30-8:30pm
Saturday, Oct 24 4:30-8:30pm
Sunday, Oct 25 4:30-7:30pm
Oct 31-Nov 1
This midsize zoo is a gem. Every day in October has oodles of activities for Halloween fun.
Griffith Park, Los Angeles
8) HORROR MOVIES AT THE THEATER
“Transylvania 2” now in theaters
OCT 16 release
OCT 23 release
“Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension”
OCT 30 release
“Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse”
ROCK CITY STUDIOS presents its Annual Halloween show
Live music all day!
$12 presale, $15 at the door
9) HOWL-O-WEEN DOG COSTUME CONTEST
Bring your pooch dressed in a costume!
At the Carousel Stage
Saturday Oct 24
10) FULL MOON
Get your howl on!
11) DIAS DE LOS MUERTOS
Oct 30-Nov 1
A colorful weekend of culture and history celebrating the “Day of the Dead”
12) SPOOKY FLICKS
Watch these seasonal favorites on DVD or NetFlix:
“Tim Burton’s Nightmare before Christmas”
“Rocky Horror Picture Show”
“Sweeney Todd the Barber of Fleet Street”
“Night of the Living Dead”
“Nightmare on Elm Street”
“World War Z”
“When a Stranger Calls”
“American Horror Story” (TV series)
“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”
(P. S. Tim Burton rocks!)
Not enough fright on this list? Visit a cemetery at night. Don’t forget your flashlight!
OUT OF TOWN
The ultimate fright fest. The entire park turns in a haunted frenzy. No costumes. Walking Dead zombies to haunted tram.
Every Thursday to Sunday in October.
$55 presale online (it does sellout!)
$85 at the gate
At dark (on dates listed below), Magic Mountain turns into a Fright Fest.
September 26, 27
October 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30, 31
The Happiest Place on Earth gets a tad spooky for Halloween. There’s the The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, a haunted attraction based on “The Twilight Zone” TV series; carved pumpkins on Main Street; The Haunted Mansion gets a spookier makeover with the Nightmare before Christmas additions.
Through Oct. 31.
As night falls, the “farm” goes from berry to scary! Knott’s Scary Farm, complete with five scream-inducing mazes and scary shows like “Carny Trash,” “Blood Drums”.
In Buena Park
DANNY ELFMAN at Hollywood Bowl
Musical genius from Oingo Boingo turned into a soundtrack phenomenon for the likes of Tim Burton films, The Simpson’s, etc. Tickets got snapped up quick last Friday when they went on sale. Ticket resale companies are listing tickets in the $94 and up range. Expect to pay $150 for a decent seat. He’s also performing on Nov. 1 at the Nokia in Los Angeles and on Nov. 2 in Anaheim. However, the show to see is at The Bowl with Tim Burton films costume contests and full blown set decorations. And…being that it’s held on Halloween night, well…that’s a big bonus!
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