Whether you’re looking for family-friendly fun or you want to have your pants literally scared off of you, Halloween-lovers need look no further than Southern California, which boasts a wide variety of haunted houses, decorated yards, mazes and more that cater to both younger audiences and the adrenaline junkies looking to get their heart rate up with a good scare.
There are, of course, the big productions you already know about, like Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios in Hollywood, Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park and Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain, but there are plenty of yard displays, walkthroughs and haunted shows that people set up in their front yards or houses that aren’t as heavily advertised, but still open to the public.
What’s the scariest haunted house, hayride or scare zone you’ve ever been to? What made it stand out?
For more information on the haunts that Parks and Cons have visited this year, click here.
For a complete list of Southern California haunts, you can check out the SoCal Haunt List here.
Carmelle Marshall, owner and editor-in-charge of “Parks and Cons,” an online publication, podcast and YouTube channel which covers pop culture conventions, haunted attractions and themed entertainment in Southern California; she tweets @Con_noisseur