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I’m Christine, a gal obsessed with haunts, escape rooms and other oddities.

This blog is a passion project of mine. The fact that I personally do all of the reviews here and on my YouTube channel is what really makes TheHauntGirl.com stand out from other review sites. There is no team, just me. Most of my entries are about the west coast since that is where I live, however I also love to travel. In 2018 I was approached by USA Today to be one of their Ten Best List experts for haunted attractions & escape rooms. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel & sign up for my newsletter for updates & discount codes.

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BL4KM4SS 3DD13 Virtual Immersive


BL4KM4SS presents: A new Virtual Show- 3DD13
In March, BL4KM4SS postponed all their scheduled 2020 shows due to the Covid-19 pandemic. C0-
F0UND3R Alex C. James began writing and planning with fellow founders; Reyna “Chainsaw Queen”
Velarde, Paul Stephen Edwards, and Amori Stewart on new content.
Since, BL4KM4SS has produced 3 shows; 1NT1M4CY (a no touch/no contact show, performed from
behind a glass plate) and Pathology (a full physical show with mandatory masks, and sanitation), written,
directed, and performed by Velarde and Edwards (introducing Tristan Sinns in Pathology), and our first
virtual show, 3Y3.
3Y3 was a collaborative Zoom event directed by Alex C. James and written by himself along fellow
castmates; Linnea Swanson, David Matchell, Amanda Picard, Jitaro Roybal and introducing… Monique C.
Martin and Shar Mayer.
BL4KM4SS’S new show 3DD13 is also virtual and will take place Sundays in January. There will be 4
guests per show and shows will run at 5:30pm and 7pm PST for approx. 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Tickets will be $30 per guest.
Current approved applicants may register.
To attend this and all future events, email bl4km4ss@gmail.com to request an application.
Once approved you may register for events and receive event information before it’s posted on social
media, priority registration, and select discounts.
If you want to know about our events, we have several films for sale at $5 each.
A Prelude: A Interactive film (Free with approved application)
M: P4RT I: Interactive Documentary
Clausen: Inauguration (an almost full run through)
M: P4RT II: Documentary (Mostly full run through, interview with director, and bts)
1NT1M4CY (full performance by Reyna Velarde, proceeds go to Covid relief fund at Long Beach
Memorial Hospital)
And coming soon- BR4ND1NG 0F TH3 L4MB

For more information, see their Instagram and Facebook page @BL4KM4SS
OR check out their website at www.bl4k4mss.com

HOLIDAY LIGHTS 2020 (Los Angeles area)

LOOKING FOR HOLIDAY LIGHTS IN THE LA AREA? HERE’S A LIST TO HELP YOU FIND THEM:

PAID HOLIDAY LIGHTS LIST

BiteLA (South El Monte)

Christmas in Color (San Dimas)

Christmas Lights in LA (Pico Rivera)

Christmas Train (Irvine)

*Elf on the Shelf Magical Holiday Journey (Pomona)

Electric Noel (Norco)

Dodger’s Holiday Lights (DTLA)

Hikari Festival of Lights at Tanaka Farms (Irvine)

Happy Place (Century City)

*Holiday in the Park Six Flags Magic Mountain (Santa Clarita)

Holidays in Your Car (Ventura)

Holiday Road (Calabassas)

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Ultimate Drive Thru (Ontario)

LIT Hanukkah (West LA)

Maccabees: Drive Thru Chanukah Experience (DTLA)

Nights of OC (OC)

Santa’s Speedway (Irwindale)

Winter Wonder Wash (OC)

*WonderLAnd (Woodland Hills)

FREE HOLIDAY LIGHTS LIST

Altadena Christmas Tree Lane

Aliso Viejo cross streets El Toro Road and Aliso Creek Road

Brea Eagle Hills Community East Birch and South Starflower Streets & Primrose Street

Burbank Holiday Fantasies Come to Life

*Burbank Norton Family Lights 513 N. Florence Street

Burbank Winter Snowland 529 N. Florence St, Burbank CA 91505

Corona Dark Magic

Costa Mesa Snoopy house: Costa Mesa City Hall, 77 Fair Drive

Fontana – Stott family from Great Light Fight 9697 Locust Avenue

Ladera Ranch community

Lake Forest  22981 Belquest Drive

Lawndale community lights (Fundraiser…free to see but $10 to vote)

Moorpark Timberdale Rd. & Pinedale Rd

* Pasadena Upper Hastings ranch Incredible community with several blocks of yard displays & lights

Rancho Santa Margarita Candy Cane Lane near the 241, just off Melinda Road

Reseda 7300 block Yolanda Ave

Riverside Mission Inn

Santa Clarita communities near cross streets: Homestead/Paragon & Smiley Ct/Hardwood Dr & Wakefield Court between Seco & Haskell Canyon

Thousand Oaks Montgomery Rd & E Janss Rd

*Toluca Lake Lilley Hall there are also several houses in the community that decorate

Torrance Sleepy Hollow Lights on Robert Road near PCH (north of Calle Mayor)

Torrance Candy Cane Lane cross streets Reese Rd & Linda Dr

Whittier Neighborhood around 16138 Lisco Pl

Wilmington lights at 24517 albatross ave wilmington ca. 9077

Woodland Hills cross streets Oxnard & Lubao

* my personal favorites of 2020

ESCAPE ROOMS – Edaqa’s Room: Carnival – Online

  • Title: Edaqa’s Room: Carnival
  • Homepage: https://edaqasroom.com/game/carnival
  • Quick Description: A Puzzling adventure at the Carnival.
  • Flavour Text: The Carnival is coming and you’re definitely going! Rumour has it that a secret society is hiding there, luring potential members with puzzles spread over the fair grounds. Come; show your mettle; beat the carnies at their own games.
  • Game Style: Similar to a point-and-click adventure, though less story and more puzzles.
  • Multiplayer: 2-4 players in cooperative multiplayer. Solo play also works, but team play is encouraged. There is no technical player limit, though beyond four it gets busy.
  • Regular Price: $12.50
  • Players: 1-4, though multiplay is preferred to solo play
  • Requirements: Firefox, Chrome, or newest Edge browser
  • Playtime: Teams averaged around 90 minutes. There is no game timer: players may take as long as they like, even leave and come back.
  • Release Date: November 13, 2020

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ANNOUNCEMENT- The Scarab’s Curse – Online

Clue Chase has just revealed their latest breakthrough escape room product, “The Scarab’s Curse”.

The Scarab’s Curse is the latest offering from the Manhattan-based game company. Having specialized in in-person entertainment for the last five years, Covid presented Clue Chase with a unique challenge. How can the fun and excitement of an escape room be translated into a game that can be played remotely, while in isolation?

Clue Chase’s in-house team of game designers have spent the last eight months dedicated to solving this puzzle, and they are very pleased with what they’ve come up with. The transition to an online-only environment for this game has allowed them to present information to players in entirely new ways – utilizing the Unity engine to present video game elements, and a myriad of webpages, real and fake, for the players to delve into in order to solve the mystery.

The game takes place on the set of 1939 Hollywood’s latest blockbuster, “The Scarab’s Curse”. The lead actress has just been found murdered, and the producers believe a member of the crew may be to blame. In order to prevent public panic and a possible PR disaster, the producers have locked down the studio and hired a P.I. firm, which is where you come in. You and your team will take on the role of these private investigators,dig through the studio lot for clues, learn everything you can about the cast and crew, and apply that knowledge to solving the murder.

“The Scarab’s Curse” can be played with a team of up to four players, the total cost of the game is $40 (just $10 per player)! The game can be played remotely, using a client such as Zoom, or in person, with your pod or family. It should take roughly one hour to complete, and a system of clues is available to help players who may feel stuck. Only one person in your group needs to purchase access to the game, as that player will receive a set of codes to share with the other members of their team, enabling them to play. Access to a laptop or desktop, preferably with the Chrome browser, is also required. 

For more information about the Scarab’s Curse, or their in person escape rooms, which have recently reopened, please refer to their website at https://cluechase.com

ANNOUNCEMENT- Not Another Escape Room – CA

Join Scrooge as he confronts his past, present, and future in an escape room inspired by A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

Not Another Escape Room is very excited to announce their newest game: A Christmas Carol. This game replaced their first game, Designers’ Studio, and will be there for the rest of 2020.

This is a 1 hour game for up to 6 players and has a medium level difficulty.


Visit their website to book your game today!