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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 for updates.

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IMMERSIVE – Zombie Joes – CA

Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group proudly presents their ghastly-new cat-cafe style immersive experience, where guests find themselves trapped within the nightmarish waiting room of Dr. Smegma, a purgatory teeming with his grotesque human experiments that yearn for your calming, therapeutic touch.   

Step into the horrifying realm of Doctor Smegma’s macabre hospital, where the boundaries between creation and destruction dissolve into a nightmare of unimaginable proportions!  In this ghastly cat-cafe style immersive experience, guests find themselves trapped within the hospital’s nightmarish “Sparkling Waters” Waiting Room, an air-conditioned purgatory teeming with unfathomable monstrosities that yearn for human touch…As you sink deeper into the dramatic ambience, sip on some refreshing sparkling water – as you surrender to the unhinged-charm of the deformed creatures that hunger for your calming, therapeutic affection.  Brace yourself for a “treat” unlike any other, where the boundaries between pleasure and horror blur, leaving you forever scarred by the insidious secrets that lie within!  Directed by Zombie Joe and Charlotte Cocker.  For Ages 18+ only.  Wheelchair accessible.  *(Mandatory Waivers to be signed at the door, prior to entry.)

DETAILS:  Dr. Smegma’s HUMAN PETTING ZOO AND “SPARKLING WATERS” WAITING ROOM.  For Ages 18+ Only.  Wheelchair accessible.  (Mandatory Waivers to be signed at the door, prior to entry).

WHEN:  (1) Weekend Only: JUNE 9, 10 and 11, 2023.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY at:  8:00p, 8:45p, 9:30p, 10:15p.

WHERE:  ZJU Theatre Group: 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601

TIX at:  ZombieJoes.Tix.com  $20 in Advance ($25 at the door).

WEBSITE: www.ZombieJoes.com
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ZJUTheater/
IG-TWITTER:@ZombieJoes @charlottephantom


New Summer Events Lineup and Water Park Opening

New Summer Events Include Viva La Fiesta, Pride Celebration, and Flavors of the World Food Festival 

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. — May 16, 2023 — Six Flags Magic Mountain, the undisputed Thrill Capital of the World, today announced a new lineup of exciting events at the theme park and neighboring water park, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, which officially opens for the season on Saturday, May 27. The theme park, now open daily for the summer season, brings fun to life with Viva La Fiesta and Flavors of the World, featuring exciting new entertainment, expansive new culinary offerings and more for thrill-seekers of all ages. At the water park, guests 18 and older can celebrate Pride Month during the new and exclusive Pride Celebration After-hours Splash Party.

“We’re excited to be expanding our summer line up with all-new events and entertainment at both the theme park and water park,” said Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor Park President Don McCoy. “It’s the perfect time of year to embrace our Los Angeles roots with new food festivals that bring different cultures to life and something new for guests to experience. Our new Pride event at Hurricane Harbor is just another way for us to show our love and commitment to our local communities, providing a fun and safe place for guests to celebrate,” he added.  

A celebration of cultures from North and Latin America come to life at Six Flags Magic Mountain during Viva La Fiesta with ten days of festive music, delicious food, crafts for kids and more. On Saturdays and Sundays now through June 11, guests can join in festivities including: 

  • Themed Areas & Décor – Embrace the cultures of North and Latin America in six uniquely themed areas around the park featuring vibrant colors through papel picado décor, floral photo backdrops and more;
  • Exciting Entertainment – Immerse yourself in the celebration with live DJs playing festive music, salsa dancing, crafts for kids and more; and 
  • Festive Flavors – Savor the flavors of traditional and cultural-inspired sweet and savory food and drinks including sopes, elote, empanadas, paletas, mangonadas, agua frescas and so much more. 

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 16 through August 13, the newly developed Flavors of the World food festival takes foodie-lovers on a culinary trip around the globe with an assortment of specialty foods, desserts and beverages. The adventure and thrills for guests of all ages includes: 

  • Mouthwatering Menus – Sip and sample distinct dishes and exclusive beverages from seven different countries around the world including Italy, India, Korea, China, Greece, France, and the Caribbean; and
  • Music & Entertainment – Let the sounds of the world surround you as you enjoy festive music, dancing and live DJs during this cultural celebration. 

For more information regarding events at Six Flags Magic Mountain, visit sixflags.com/magicmountain/events.

Located just next door to the theme park, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor opens for the season on select days starting Memorial Day Weekend. Southern California’s most thrilling water park offers more than 25 unique rides and speed slides, family splash areas and so much more for water lovers of all ages. 

In honor of Pride Month, guests 18 years and older can spread the love during the new Pride Celebration After-hours Splash Party taking place June 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 9:00pm – 1:00am. The water park celebration includes: 

  • Exclusive After-hours Access – Splash in the water park after hours during this special-ticketed Pride Celebration;
  • Immersive Theming – Step into the Electric Jungle and become one with the Aurora Tribe as you’re painted with electric glow body paint, the mark of inclusion into the black-lit jungle;
  • Two Water Attractions – Party in the Forgotten Sea Wave Pool as the music and energy fills the air or let sparks fly on the daring speed slides of Black Snake Summit;
  • Exciting Entertainment – Join in the celebration and feel the beat of the music as live DJs play favorite top hits in two exclusive dance areas; and
  • Specialty Food & Drinks – Indulge in festive food and drink offerings, including a selection of specialty mixed drinks and more. 

All guests, including Pass Holders, that attend the Pride Celebration After-hours Splash Party must purchase an event-specific ticket and be over the age of 18. General admission includes after-hours event access starting at 8:30pm, complimentary parking and a souvenir gift. For those looking for a more premium experience, a limited number of VIP packages will be available each night. VIP packages include a private reserved seating area, bottle service and much more. 

For more information regarding Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, including park operating days and hours, or events including the Pride Celebration After-hours Splash Party, visit sixflags.com/hurricaneharborla.

THEATRE – The Wanderer – CA

Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group proudly presents “The Wanderer”, an absurdist dark comedy that tells the story of three humans who meet an otherworldly entity on the night that a mysterious asteroid is set to destroy the earth.  As the humans come to terms with their impending doom, they are forced to grapple with the incomprehensible nature of the asteroid, which transcends space and time.  With humor and a touch of cosmic horror, “The Wanderer” explores the existential crises that comes with facing the end of the world, and the strange ways in which we seek meaning in the face of the unknown, as we question the very nature of reality itself!  Featuring Steve Alloway, Jorge Lozano, Natalia Ortega, Kelvin Rim and Matthew Tyler Vorce; Written by Matthew Tyler Vorce, Directed by Bess Jane and Produced by Zombie Joe.  For Ages 16+.  Wheelchair accessible.

DETAILS:  THE WANDERER.  For Ages 16+.  Wheelchair accessible.

WHEN:   (2) Weekends Only: FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS at 8:30p; MAY 19, 20, 26 and 27, 2023.

WHERE:  ZJU Theatre Group: 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601

TIX at:  ZombieJoes.Tix.com  $20 in Advance ($25 at the door).

WEBSITE: www.ZombieJoes.com
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ZJUTheater/
INSTA-TWITTER: @ZombieJoes @anmlmother



A Mother’s Love can take many shapes.  It can heal and it can just as easily harm.  This Mother’s Day Weekend, Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group invites you to take a heartfelt and terrifying trip into a crazed mother’s domain, as she tries to make sense of the world and, to the best of her ability, raise her unruly children.  “Mother” explores the many facets of parental grief and trauma, and how our relationships with the one who brought us into this world colors every other relationship we will have.  

“Mother” is a full-contact, immersive experience that seeks to understand generational trauma and its effects on family.  Featuring Jorge Lozano & Linnea Swanson.  *Contains mature themes of family and interpersonal trauma. For Ages 18+ Only.  Wheelchair accessible.  (Mandatory waivers to be signed at the door, prior to entry.)

DETAILS:  MOTHER: An Extreme Horror Experience.  For Ages 18+ Only.  Wheelchair accessible.  (Mandatory Waivers to be signed at the door, prior to entry).

WHEN:  Mother’s Day Weekend Only: MAY 12, 13 and 14, 2023. 

FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY at: 8:00p, 8:30p, 9:00p, 9:30p, 10:30p and 11:00p.

WHERE:  ZJU Theatre Group: 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601

TIX at:  ZombieJoes.Tix.com  $25 in Advance ($30 at the door).

WEBSITE: www.ZombieJoes.com
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ZJUTheater/
INSTA-TWITTER: @ZombieJoes @anmlmother

INTERACTIVE AUDIO THEATRE – Everything Starts Like a Knock at the Door – phone

Everything starts like a knock at the door

Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time.

The creator of the critically-acclaimed shows “We Should Meet in Air” and award-nominated “One Bad Day” returns with a brand-new, 25-minute interactive audio drama, set in West Hollywood, 1989.

“This is literally the biggest day of my career. I can’t mess this up – it’s way too big of an opportunity.”

10% of all proceeds from this production will be donated to Thursday’s Child, the National Youth Advocacy Hotline.

Dates: June 5-June 30 (Monday-Friday)

Tickets: $30

Location: Over the phone (International callers can use Discord or Instagram. See ticketing page for more info).

For tickets and more info: https://nothing-in-the-dark-productions.ticketleap.com/everything-starts-like-a-knock-at-the-door/

There is a strong content warning for upsetting themes of stalking and violence.

Announcement – Resova

Escape City Continues to Grow Following Easy Transition from Competitor
Irvine, California (April 17, 2023)

Resova, a fast-growing online booking and marketing software vendor focused on escape rooms and activity and tour operators, has become a crucial business solution for partner Escape City, a growing Canadian Escape Room business.
With a flagship location in Edmonton, a second location in Saskatoon, and more on the way, Escape City’s leadership chose Resova’s suite of Escape Room-centric software solutions after years of using Xola’s booking and ticketing platform.
Resova’s operator-friendly pricing structure is designed with the Escape Room Industry’s unique set of business requirements in mind.
“During our extensive research we discovered that Resova is used by some of the best escape room businesses,” said Mike Ringrose, Managing Partner of Escape City. “Resova gives us the flexibility to offer our customers a better price point,” said Ringrose, “Resova’s commission-free business model and robust tools for marketing return visits have helped us grow.”
Unlike Xola and other popular booking platforms, Resova doesn’t add commission or additional processing fees on top of a baseline monthly fee.
According to Ringrose, another major factor in Escape City’s accelerated growth has been the seamless integration between Resova’s Marketing and Promotion features and Escape City’s existing email solution.
“Resova’s coupon code marketing program is quite robust and customizable, we were able to easily integrate it with our MailChimp account and put together a good online package so that we could really focus on return visits,” said Ringrose. “That combination has done wonders for our digital marketing.”

Resova tracks which rooms customers have completed, enabling Escape City to send targeted marketing whenever they debut a new attraction.
“When we launch an experience, we have this database we fire out messages to,” said Ringrose. “In the first three or four months after a launch, we end up with a lot of repeat customers.”
After putting Resova’s software through its paces, the team behind Escape City is happy to have found a solid partner in Resova.
“We’re always trying to push the envelope and innovate with every new room. It’s nice to be partnered with a company that’s doing the same thing in the digital space,” said Ringrose.
It all adds up to an exciting future for Escape City with Resova as its booking partner.
“I would give Resova a 10 out of 10. There’s nowhere to go but up. I have no problem recommending Resova to anyone.” – Mike Ringrose, Managing Partner of Escape City.

ARG – Nonchalance – CA

I received this email yesterday:

Hello Divine Nonchalants,

This is not yet an announcement of a new epic proposition,

but just perhaps the advent of your own creative chapter.

It is the offering of an artifact / keepsake, 

and perhaps a window of opportunity.

The candelabrum of the San Francisco House 

are sleeping in the woods.

Tomorrow, Sunday April 16 between 2 and 3 pm

Just West of “Overcoat Rim Route”

following “Sir Francis Vista Path” 

toward the Pacific Ocean.

There is an Intention path veering Left of the fallen tree,

and in to the windblown woods atop the hillside.

These artifacts have been cleansed of the past

and patiently await reincarnation, a new life.

There are no conditions,

only the following suggestions.

That your activity not be secretive.

It is not a competition. Instead; collaborate to discover and activate them in some way.

Exercise clear wisdom: the candles offered are to be taken away with you, and ARE NOT to be lit outdoors.

Please share the tales of your adventure with me somehow.


Fortuity / Harmony


THEATRE – Ivanov – CA

“IVANOV” at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group

(2) Weekends Only:  APRIL 28 & 29 and MAY 5 & 6, 2023.

FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS at:  8:30p & 9:30p 

ZJU Theatre Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

For All Press Inquiries: Please Contact Zombie Joe at 818-202-4120 or email: ZombieJoes@Ymail.com

TIX:  $20 in Advance ($25 at the door); Advance TIX at:  ZombieJoes.Tix.com

WEBSITE: www.ZombieJoes.com
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ZJUTheater/
INSTAGRAM & TWITTER: @ZombieJoes @ZeldaGay