In Los Angeles, we’re lucky to have so many creative types in one place, so our Halloween festivities are off the charts (no lame costume parties for us). Here’s where to get your spook on:
Action Junkies Stuntman Jon Braver has worked with Spielberg, but his passion project is Delusion: Lies Within, an interactive horror production. Here’s the plot: You’re walking, running and crawling through a West Adams district mansion, searching for a great author who’s rumored to have met an ugly fate.
Literary Types Wicked Lit is a night of fiction-turned-theater, all performed on stage in Altadena’s Mountain View cemetery. See a Mexican folk tale about a woman who drowns her children, a Bram Stoker story and a yarn about a clergyman who battles evil.
Outdoor Lovers Griffith Park’s adults-only Haunted Hayride is a 25-minute tour that repurposes park tunnels, rides and abandoned zoo cages as sinister attractions. Hello, maze of mutants, asylum of psychotics and the “scary-go-round.”
Lone Wolves Downtown in the Arts District, Blackout ups the ante on haunted houses by making you go through its rooms alone. You’ll run into yelling people, naked people, and you might have to wade through puddles. Egads.