So it’s me ZombeeMunkee with this year’s Halloween Offerings in and around the Southern California area. I apologize for the extended absence but trust me, trying to survive in a Zombie infested world would be a piece of cake compared to this terrible economy infested reality that we are currently dealing with. All I have to say is come 12-21-12, those Mayans better be right!! Ok, on with the awesome Holiday (yes, Halloween is my Christmas!!) Offerings…
Let’s start off with the Grandaddy of Haunt Events, Knott’s Halloween Haunt now into it’s 40th year. Haunt has lots to offer this year that will make last year’s event seem like a bad dream. They brought back the original Witch Hanging in Calico Square which was creepy beyond Hell (But never fear, the pop culture Hanging still lives on). They also added 4 new mazes as well as updated some existing ones. New this year is Dominion of the Dead, Evil Dead, Pinocchio Unstrung, and my favorite maze of the year….Trick or Treat!! They also added a pay maze that I hear is amazing…Trapped!! The cost to enter this maze is 60 bucks for a party of up to 6 (Do the math, 6 friends, 10 bucks each, equals amazing time!!) In this maze you have to sign a waiver before entering in small groups of up to 6. You are put into a room and you must figure out how to get the hell out!! For more information, please visit the official website here Knott’s Halloween Haunt
My favorite event of last year was almost a no go this year. The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor returns with a vengeance this year. The added more monsters and added a new maze this year called Dead Rise. DO NOT MISS The Cage maze which was my all time favorite maze that really messed with the senses. Not only that, the 3 mazes inside of the ship itself bring you right in the middle of the REAL Paranormal Hotspots on the ship and the theme of those mazes play off the real hauntings. Who knows what that might actually scare up!! Also the longest maze which I have ever been in as well…Village of the Damned. Just when you think you are coming towards the end, think again. You are not even halfway. By far, one of the best events in Southern California. For info visit The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor
Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights. What can I say about this event? AWESOME MAZES (What else would you expect from an actual movie studio?!) but crappy guest control. Lines can easily get up to 2 hours long per maze and in order to really get your night’s worth, you must purchase their front of the line pass which is sold in limited numbers. Only one show so their is really no crowd dispersal at all so the park tends to get overly crowded. But did I mention the AWESOME MAZES??!! This year The Walking Dead invades Universal as well as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Silent Hill, and Alice Cooper Goes to Hell. Don’t get me wrong, this event is a must see but prepare yourself for massive crowds and long waits. For more info, visit their official site… Universal Studio’s Halloween Horror Nights
This little known maze in Brea is an must see event. Much like a “Choose Your Own Adventure” Book written by Satan, this maze is interactive. Some rooms you have to figure out how to get out of and you come to the end of some hallways with arrows telling you to choose a path. Maze cost is $15 for one trip through but my advice, buy the all night pass for only $28. With all the choices to make, this maze is not an only through one time event. Even if you just go through twice, you already saved $2. Trust me, this maze is pure awesomeness and detailed beyond belief. This maze gives some of Universal”s mazes a run for their money. For more info visit their webpage Sinister Pointe
Located in the Old Zoo in Griffith Park, Los Angeles comes, The Haunted Hayride.
While playing in the woods surrounding the Old Zoo, the Clifton Twins discovered a strange playmate – a little boy named Aleister. The boy had no family, no one could understand how he had survived. He would barely speak, and if he did, he preached a dark religion he had learned from the presence in the woods. Soon, he gathered a flock of followers, the Clifton Family included. And on that faithful night, when all perished in a horrific church fire, Aleister’s black eyes glowed against the flicker of the match. Tonight, Aleister and his followers have returned to mark you as a witness to the prequel of past years. Examine the darkness he brought onto the community and what occurred before that fateful night the church fire killed the whole village. Ride with us as we explore the powerful hand of cults.
Visit the official site LA Haunted Hayride
Delusion The Blood Rite is an interactive Haunted Play that takes place in a real decrepit mansion and put on by actual Hollywood Stuntmen. Added bonus is that this play is produced but none other than Niel Patrick Harris himself and this play has the makings to be be LE..GEN…wait for it…DARY!!!
Visit the official site to read the story and to view the trailer Haunted Play
The new kid on the block is Paranoia coming to the Santa Monica Place Mall. In it’s inaugural event, Paranoia throws at us 3 mazes…The Infirmary, Insomniac Clown Playhouse, and Granny’s Manor of Mayhem. With so many unbelievable events happening around Southern California, this event better rip out throats and leave a trail of dead bodies to even compete with the big dogs. Let’s wish them luck. Check them out at Paranoia
Based off an actual true event, Coffin Creek in Corona offers up 5 mazes sure to get that blood pumping. Here’s the story the legend is based off of…
The legend started in 1938 when Southern California had 14 days of rain causing sever flooding. Here is part of the article from the Santa Ana Register (now the OC Register)
Corona, CA — AP
As the flood waters subside from 2 week of flooding, 13 coffins were
discovered in the wooded area next to River Rd and Archibald Ave in
the city of Corona. “The coffins are believed to from the abandoned
Guasti Cemetery in the city Ontario” said Officer Willmans. Officer
Willmans went on to say “The coffins were found by some locals floating
in a small creek that runs through the woods. The authority’s and
locals started referring to this area as Coffin Creek.
The authority’s continue to search the woods for the remains of the 13
This is all of the article I could find, page 3 was missing. Now it’s up to you to find out what is haunting the woods.
Find out more here at Coffin Creek
This is just a few of the offerings offered here in Southern California. So go and have yourself a spooktacular time!!!