Category Archives: Halloween

Halloween is Almost Here, Check out these Haunts

Halloween has always been one of my favorite times of year. The creativity that comes out in people is astonishing. Now Halloween isn’t for everyone but for everyone who it is for, here are a few local haunts that you can visit if you’ve already been to Halloween Horror Nights, Dark Harbor, Haunted Hay Ride and of course, my favorite, Night of the Jacks.

If you are wondering where is “local” for us, it would be in California a bit north of Los Angeles. I’ll list a few, just by name and location, if you need more information feel free to DM me on Twitter.

The Bone Yard, it is in Simi Valley, CA and it is on Halloween night only.

The Haunt at Hellizonde, also in Simi Valley CA

A Haunting on Hill Canyon, Thousand Oaks CA

Murder House Productions, Thousand Oaks CA. I did go to this one last night and I do have pictures on our Instagram and Twitter. This is a small but scary “production”. They are small, but they sure do know how to do Halloween. You can see a walk through on our Facebook page, group and Twitter if you can’t make it. It’s worth it and it doesn’t cost a things for this great experience.

Morning Rose Manner, Simi Valley CA October 1-31

That was just a small list, there is quite a bit more. Being from Connecticut, Halloween was a very big part of my childhood. Now being in California, I have found some very very amazing walk throughs, photo ops, and attractions.

If you’d like more detail feel free to ask.

ScareLA 2018

ScareLA is a spooky Halloween convention held this weekend August 25th and 26th at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  Tickets are reasonable and well worth it.

As you know we attended Midsummer Scream just a month ago.  It was a good convention, I can’t take away from it.  ScareLa is a bit different, a little darker, and has a lot more to do.

When you first walk into the convention there is a sense that there is an outbreak of some sort, some are  infected and some are not.  You go through a maze.

The sense of Halloween hits you as soon as you enter.  Every way you look there is something to remind you of the upcoming season.

There was not only smells and sights of scary and spooky halloween booths, there was also music.  I wouldn’t say it was overwhelmingly loud but it put you in the mood for sure.

We made our way around the convention, it was dark, and had scare zones.  Many of the upcoming attractions such as the Haunted Hay ride and Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor were featured.

We go to all the haunts in the area, the Haunted Hayride and Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor are two that have become must go to attractions.  They really take the time to make it feel real, and it can get scary in some parts.

Here are a few pictures I snapped of the convention as I walked around.  There was a lot to see, I may not have gotten it all.  Here’s a peek.

I have to say, even though this was my first ScareLa, it won’t be my last.  I was also able to by some great comics.  There were books, comics, jewelry, make up and screening of short films in the back.  There indeed was a lot to keep you busy for the duration.

If you can’t make it tomorrow, definitely put this on your calendar for next year, its one you won’t regret if you love   Halloween.

 

Halloween in July, Midsummer Scream

This year was our 2nd time attending the Midsummer Scream convention in Long Beach California.  We love Halloween and October is a long way away.  Its conventions like these we wait for to hold us over until Halloween.

 

 

“Come closer I may have some candy”

This year the convention was much bigger than in years past.  Many booths and many walkthroughs.  It truly felt like Halloween.  So much so we didn’t want to leave.

“They Live”

The booths were decorated, the picture above is from a great film called “They Live”.  It really makes you think, and the picture is on point.  There were scary walkthroughs on the other side we could have went through but this year we focused on the booths and what the convention had to offer.

This will hopefully become a tradition each year, and will be something we attend in addition to SDCC, Wondercon and LA Comic Con.  Everyone who likes Halloween in July should check it out!