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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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Note: My husband & I are now the proud owners of Exit Game OC in Anaheim CA

2022 Spooky Season Reviews

Here’s a list of links to my 2022 spooky season reviews.

* I won’t be personally doing as many haunted attractions as I usually do this season due to now owning/running Exit Game OC. Hopefully next year I will be back to my usual crazy schedule.

VALLEY FRIGHT NIGHTS (7/28/22)

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS CALIFORNIA (9/22/22)

SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN FRIGHT FEST (TBD)

DELUSION (11/22)

ANNOUNCEMENT – Zombie Joe North Hollywood CA

“MONDAY MAGICK WITH MICAH THE MAGICIAN”

Grand Opening MON OCT 3, 2022 at 8:30pm

Playing MONDAYS at 8:30pm, OCTOBER 3 thru OCTOBER 24, 2022

Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group – 4850 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group celebrates their 30th anniversary season with their all-new interactive magic-séance spectacular: Monday Magick with Micah the Magician! The ONLY interactive magic show where YOU are the MAGICIAN – AND the MEDIUM! Starring professional magician Micah Cover – straight from The Magic Castle and Penn and Teller: Fool Us! Just in time for Halloween! Written and Directed by Micah Cover and produced by Zombie Joe. For Ages 13+.

TIX:  $20 in Advance ($25 at the door); Advance TIX Now on Sale at: ZombieJoes.Tix.comWEBSITE:  www.ZombieJoes.com
FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/ZJUTheater/
INSTAGRAM/TWITTER:  @ZombieJoes

MICAH THE MAGICIAN’S INSTAGRAM: @micahthemagician

2022 HALLOWEEN EVENTS – Los Angeles/OC

This is a list of Halloween events in the Los Angeles & surrounding areas. It includes events within a reasonable drive from the LA County/Orange County areas. It will not include San Diego or San Francisco, even though I promise I love cities that start with “SAN” they are just too far to consider a reasonable drive for most people. I HIGHLY recommend that you click the links and research the events & locations yourself because I occasionally find things reasonably close when others do not.

THEME PARKS

Castle Dark

Halloween Horror Nights Universal Studios

Knott’s Scary Farm

Six Flag’s Fright Fest

PROFESSIONAL STAND ALONE HAUNTS

17th Door (extreme)

All Saints Lunatic Asylum

Coffin Creek

Dark Harvest

Fear Farm

Ghosted MHP

Greenspot Farms

Halls of Horror (presented by LAC High School Theatre Dept)

Hallows Eve Inc. Presents: Undead Circus

Haunted Amusement Park

Haunted Harvest

Haunted House of Misfits

Hauntington Beach Manor

High Desert Haunted House

LA Haunted Hayride

Mansion of Lost Souls

Reign of Terror

Santa Ana Haunt

Shaqtoberfest at the Queen Mary

Sinister Trails

Tunnel of Terror (drive thru event)

HORROR THEMED ESCAPE ROOMS

13th Basement – Exit Game OC

Blood Thirst & Awakened – Chronos Escape Room

Cabin 13 & Georgie – Legacy Escape Rooms

Cannibal’s Den & Bloody Elbow – Quest Rooms

Dr. Jorg’s Lab – Infinity Escape

Hex Room – Crossroads Escape Games

Taken, Operation Nightwalker (& Areana???) – Mindtrap Escape Room

The Cabin – The Room LA

The Darkest Hour – Mission Escape Games

The Menagerie – Trapped

The Mystery of Stillwater Asylum – Kryptic Tales

The Orphanage, Dr. Psycho, Dracula & Ghost Ship – 60Out

Vampire, They’re Coming & Jack the Ripper – Maze Rooms

Vampire Slayers – Back in Time

Zodiac Killer, The Secrets of Shadow Point & Zombie Apocalypse – Wild Goose Escapes

Zombie Lab, Doctor’s Office & Captive Chamber – Horror Escapes LA (has actors on weekends)

Zombie, Haunted Fair, DayCare, Resurrection & Attic – Escape Hotel

HORROR THEMED ESCAPE ROOMS WITH ACTORS

Kidnapped – Open Door Escape Games

Murderco – Black Market Escapes (extreme option available)

Project Minotaur & Resurrection – Quest Rooms

The Basement, The Study & The Courtyard – The Basement

The Butcher – Deceptive Games

The Hide – Escape Room Era

The Last Supper – Quest Tavern

The Silence & Invisible Man – 13th Room

Weeping Witch – Crossroads Escape Games

Zoe & The Last Experiment – Escapade Games (extreme option available)

IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES

Delusion

Halls of Horror (fundraiser)

Hotel Who

Karnevil

Nightmare at Dos Lagos

Sinister Pointe Ghostly Retreat

Stranger Things Are Happening in Santa Paula

The Willows

Witch!

Zombie Joes

FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENTS

Bob Baker Marionette Theatre

Carnival of Darkness

Carved

Cemetery Lane

Frosty’s Forest

Haunt-o-ween

Nights of the Jack

POP UP EVENTS

Ghost Walk Riverside Carnevil

Haunted Rose

Historic Cemetery Tour

HorrorCon – Oct 1-2

House of Spirits A Haunted Cocktail Soiree

Paranormal Cirque Show

Seaside Oddities

Son of Monsterpalooza – Oct 14-16

West Hollywood Carnaval

HOME HAUNTS & YARD DISPLAYS

Caitlin Manor

Circus of Nightmares

Clybourn Manor

Coffinwood

Fairbrook Manor

Ghostwood Manor

Hallows of Greentree

Haunted Mansion

Haunted Bones Gulch (fundraiser)

Holiday Fantasies Come to Life

Maze of Mayhem

Murder House Productions

Nightmare at Cottonwood Corner

Pickerton Legend – Elm Street Prods (fundraiser)

Pumpkinland

Rotten Apple 907

Santa Ana Haunt

Straite to Hale

The Fun House

Welcome Home

OTHER EVENTS

Inferno & Burlesque – American Contemporary Ballet

HAUNT- Magic Mountain- CA

ANNOUNCEMENT

Fright Fest At Six Flags Magic Mountain 

Returns Scarier Than Ever

Find Your Fright with New Haunted Attractions

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — August 18, 2022 — Six Flags Magic Mountain’s 29th season of Fright Fest is back with 23 terrifying nights of monsters, ghouls, and creepy characters ready to strike fear in any one who crosses their path. The bone-chilling lineup of attractions features a daunting new haunted house, two new spine-tingling scare zones, an ominous new show, and a new haunted happy hour. Six Flags Magic Mountain leaves no tombstone unturned to deliver what guests want most—an all-out terrifying experience, on select nights September 10 through October 31.

Fright Fest, presented by Snickers®, boasts a grand total of 14 electrifying haunted houses and dare-to-enter scare zones with nightmarish zombies lurking around every corner. Six Flags Magic Mountain also adds a sinister element to some of the park’s monster coasters by turning off the lights, leaving riders to face their fears in total darkness. And, for the little monsters, BooFest offers frightfully fun family activities during the day with a Trick-or-Treat Trail in Bugs Bunny World.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring this legacy Halloween event back to the park. Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest is upping the scare factor with an all-new haunted house, two new scare zones, an eerie new show, plus a new haunted happy hour and buffet,” said Park President Don McCoy. “Spooky season is back in Los Angeles, and Fright Fest is the scariest event in town!” added McCoy.

Highlights of this year’s new Fright Festlineup include:

  • Truth or Dare – A haunted facility that leaves guests questioning their every move, with never-before-done scares and effects in a warped game of Truth or Dare. Located near Full Throttle;
  • Devil’s Triangle – The deepest, darkest depths of the ocean haunted by the many souls lost to the Devil’s triangle, who prey on guests as they enter the park;
  • CarnivHELL – One of the largest scare zones in the park featuring the carnivorous band of carnies from a once-thriving circus. Located in Bugs BunnyWorld, step right up and enter if you dare;
  • The Rising – An ominous show set on the remains of a sunken pirate ship revealing the battle of good versus evil and the power of the demonic Devil’s Claw. Located in the Devil’s Triangle; and
  • Spirits with Spirits – An evening of monstertainment featuring music, spirits of both natures, and devilish treats located in the West Picnic Pavilion. Plus, don’t miss other ghoulish grub only available during Fright Fest at select locations around the park.

Popular returning haunted houses and mazes that incorporate state-of-the-art makeup, props, and special effects, include:

  • Willoughby’s Resurrected is where evil spirits roam the once-affluent Willoughby’s Family mansion;
  • Condemned – Forever Damned is full of horrific haunts of a dilapidated home where the walls are alive and the spirits of those who once lived there unleash their fury on anyone who dares enter;
  • Vault 666 Unlocked is where demonic relics are locked in a dark and sinister antique shop, casting spells and haunting those who try and steal them;
  • Sewer of Souls takes guests into an underground world of lost souls and terrifying tunnels where evil oozes; and
  • Aftermath 2: Chaos Rising is the region’s largest outdoor maze, covering more than 40,000 square feet where the spirits of the dead and the near-dead inhabit a post-apocalyptic city with larger-than-life props, fire, fog, and other special effects.

Additional scare zones around the park which leave guests nowhere to hide and screaming to get out unscathed include:

  • The Deadzone unleashes a renegade group of cyberpunk zombies that feed on unsuspecting visitors;
  • Terror Rising – Dark Developmentshaunts guests for all eternity as their worst nightmares rise up from the depths of hell and prey on the innocent who dare to enter this abandoned cemetery;
  • City Under Siege is full of clowns who are loose and running rampant through the streets;
  • TERRORtory Twisted is home to steam-spewing mechanical beasts who relentlessly hunt down their victims;
  • Nightmares – A Twisted Fantasy is where childhood favorite bedtime stories take on a perverse twist; and
  • Exile Hill makes guests freak out when unimaginable sinister souls appear without warning.

More spooktacular shows include:

  • Unleashed located in City Under Siege, takes place at 7:00pm nightly when the monsters of Fright Fest break free;
  • VooDoo Nights returns where ghoul rock goes pop with today’s hits. Guests will want to dust off those thriller moves and join in the fun in the Full Throttle Plaza. 

Fright Fest operating days include:

Fridays: September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28

Saturdays: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Sundays: September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Monday: October 31

For more information on Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest, visit our website at www.sixflags.com/magicmountain.

Six Flags Magic Mountain is currently hiring ghouls and scare actors for Fright Fest. Team Members receive in-park discounts, rewards and recognitions, exclusive Team Member events, and more. Applicants, age 16 and older, can apply online at www.sixflags.com/magicmountain/jobs

About Six Flags Magic Mountain 

Six Flags Magic Mountain, known as the Thrill Capital of the World, boasts 20 world-class roller coasters—more than any other theme park on the planet—and is home to more than 100 rides, games, and attractions, including roller coaster icons like Twisted Colossus, Tatsu, Full Throttle, and X2. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/magicmountain

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