October 2023 September 28, 2023

Local Halloween Events

Halloween Horror Nights
– Universal City
– Until October 31, 2023
Big budget scares with iconic horror movie characters…..there are multiple areas including scare zones and mazes.  Some of the themes include The Last of Us, Stranger Things, Evil Dead Rise, The Exorcist: Believer, Chucky
– Hollywood Forever Cemetery
– Until October 31, 2023
Spooky films in a cemetery….what a perfect fit for Halloween.. This October, Cinespia will be showing Halloween and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, The Ring at L.A. State Historic Park and Rosemary’s Baby at the Orphuem.
Rooftop Cinema Club
– Downtown Arts District
– Until October 31, 2023
Alfresco rooftop movie viewing, featuring your favorites of the Halloween season.  Taking place at the El Segundo, Arts District and DTLA rooftops.
Underwood Family Farms Fall Harvest Festival 
– Moorpark
– Until October 31, 2023
A Giant Pumpkin Patch, pick your own & fall harvest experience.  There are games, rides, photo ops and live entertainment.  There are also themed weekends, bands and more!  There is Pick Your Own fruit, vegetables and flowers as well as tractor-pulled wagon rides around the farm as well as an animal centers and visits with their animals offered daily.
Tim Burton’s the Nightmare Before Christmas Live with Danny Elfman
– Hollywood Bowl
– Oct 27-29, 2023
Quickly becoming a Halloween tradition…Danny Elfman steps back into the fole o fJack Skellington for a live performance and screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas. 
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
– Griffith Park
– Until October 31, 2023
Not your kid-friendly version from a pumpkin patch, this hayride will unleash all sorts of scary characters.  This year’s hayride ventures deep into the backwoods of the fictitious town of Midnight Falls.  This years event promises new wagons and scenes.  There is the Midnight Mortuary Haunted House as well as axe throw, water balloon-based paintball and the Hellbilly Halloween maze
– La Canada, Descanso Gardens
– Oct 6 – 29, 2023
Stroll through a mile-long trail filled with all things pumpkins including an illuminated forest of jack-o-lanterns.  The event will line a loop of the botanical garden with thousands of professionally pumpkins
Spider Pavilion
– USC/Exposition Park
– until November 26, 2023
Face your fears and check out the spiders at the Natural History Museum’s Spider Pavilion.  You can observe several hundred orbweaver spiders in a living exhibit just outside the museum.  In the past, so of the spiders seen have been as large as the palm of your hand, but no need to worry because the scariest ones are in enclosed habitats.