Halloween Events in LA 2015

Queen Mary's Dark Harbor (Photo by Ed Simon)

Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor (Photo by Ed Simon)


ALONE  [AN EXISTENTIAL HAUNTING] (Saturday 10/31 is sold out)

Time slots available on the hour from 7pm – 10pm Downtown LA $55

Alone is a 30 minute psychological journey into your nightmares that you must embark upon alone. Instead of blood and gore, Alone explores loneliness, fear and survival. Just you. Alone. In the dark. It is shrouded in mystery, but press sources report an underground labyrinth that is stinky, dark and dirty. It was created by a filmmaker and a CIA graduate so you know it’s going to be trippy. Location given after ticket purchase. 18+ must have valid ID. Cell phones, cameras or other recording devices will not be permitted inside the event. You will be wet and dirty and people will touch you. You must be in good physical condition. No flip-flops or high heels. There is a lounge for recovery. With beer. This year the theme is “Unweave the Rainbow” and is a study of the effects of light.



Halloween Pub Crawl – COME IN COSTUME! One all access ticket to 10+ bars and nightclubs on Hollywood Blvd. Party with hundreds of other costumed crawlers. No schedule – you and friends roam the streets at your own pace and party non-stop all night. Show your wristband for exclusive drink specials and free entry at Hollywood’s best Halloween parties!

MUSIC Friday 10/30

Tav Falco’s Panther Burns, featuring Mike Watt and Tony Dammit with Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine

9pm Alex’s Bar 2913 E Anaheim Street Long Beach, CA, 90804 $20 – $22




7pm – The Wiltern (Downtown LA) 3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, 90010 $15 – $30

The Wiltern is hosting a quadruple-feature horror movie screening: An American Werewolf in London (R)1981 Fantasy/Horror 1h 37m The Cabin in the Woods (R) 2011 Thriller/Mystery 1h 45m The Descent (R) 2005 Thriller/Drama 1h 39m Demons 1985 Horror 1h 28m. Plus there will be a dance party hosted by Henry Pope, costume contest, virtual reality horror film showcase and live hollywood FX makeup presentation by Cinema Makeup School. Hosted by Christopher Meehan. 18+


HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS Friday 10/30 and Saturday 10/31


7pm – 12am Griffith Park (The old zoo) by the merry-g-round $30

This year’s theme is the Boogeyman. Five scare zones including a twist on The In-Between Dark Maze. No kids under 8 years old, no smoking, no refunds if you chicken out. Do not touch the wild animals or the actors. Don’t even touch the trees. You will get soaking wet. They rate it as a “high scare.”


7pm-1am Long Beach

Six Mazes, including the Lullabye Maze, based on the legend of the Queen Mary’s resident ghost, Scary Mary. Monsters, and a Big Top Bar featuring absinthe, Starting at $24 Age 13+

Top historic pick from Offbeat LA

Read our 2014 review


7pm – 2am Buena Park $46.99 and up online

Mazes include Gunslingers Grave” “Black Magic” and “Paranormal Inc.” If the Ghostrider rollercoaster doesn’t scare you, we bet the roaming monsters will.

Read our review


HOME HAUNTS 10/30 and 10/31

See Dukey Flyswatter’s recommendations


THEATER 10/30 and 10/31


Friday 10/30 and Saturday 10/31 Every hour on the hour starting at ZJU Theatre 4850 Lankershim North Hollywood 91601 $15 (818) 202-4120

“…a total mind fuck of a collection of sketches ranging anywhere from 15 seconds to a few minutes long.” – Dukey Flyswatter. Also check out Zombie Joe’s maze, which even made our fearless Dukey jump. Tickets are no longer available online. Reservations: (818) 202 – 4120. Cash/MC/Visa/Debit card accepted at door.

Read our review


Friday 10/30 8pm Saturday 10/31 6:30pm Tickets start at $24

Take your seat on the bleachers and get comfy, because you are going to prom! “…this successful revival is firing on all cylinders and is being primed for Broadway. With an excellent cast and stage direction, this play is a must-see, whether during the Halloween season, or any other time of the year.” -Nikki Kreuzer

Offbeat LA’s pick for a campy Halloween event

NOSFERATU: A Symphony in Terror


NoHo’s Crown City Theater Company bring you  F.W. Murnau’s take on the story of Dracula inspired by the 1922 German Expressionist silent film Nosferatu. “…its eerie atmosphere and breathtaking suspense come alive through music, dance, screen projections, special effects and makeup.” (Continues through Nov 15, 2015).


8pm Long Beach Playhouse 5021 E. Anaheim St. Long Beach, California 90804 $24

Possibly the most popular cover ever for tabloid Weekly World News tabloid, this musical comedy tells the story of a half-human/half-bat boy But soon the town’s cows begin to fall victim to a mysterious plague. “With its clever production numbers, infectious pop-rock score, surprising twists and a message about acceptance, this frightfully funny spoof is a classic love story with a wicked bite that’s part comic book, part horror flick — and all fun.” Plays through




Showtimes Vary. El Capitan $14 – $23

An annual tradition for children and adults alike. First released in 1993, Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS was directed by Henry Selick (JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH), and based on a story and characters by Tim Burton. The film follows the earnest-but-misguided adventures of Jack Skellington, Halloween Town’s beloved Pumpkin King, as he attempts to take over the Christmas holiday. Against the advice of Sally, a lonely rag doll who has feelings for him, Jack enlists three mischievous trick-or-treaters – Lock, Shock, and Barrel – to help him kidnap Santa Claus


BARS, CRAWLS, AND PARTIES Saturday, Oct. 31st


October 31 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Santa Monica Boulevard Between La Cienega and Doheny  FREE (323) 848-6503

This is the biggie. If you have never done West Hollywood for Halloween you owe it to yourself to go. The costumes are always original and hilarious. There will be live entertainment, the street is lined with restaurants and bars, and the action is in the street just like Mardi Gras. It is specifically an “adult” event, so children and pets are not recommended. This year’s theme is The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Secret tip: The police station is a good place to call a cab or Uber and they have a bathroom.


Oct 31, 8pm – 2am  11780 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064 FREE

HALLOWEEN BASH Your worst fears confirmed: It’s Liquid Kitty’s 20th Annual Halloween Bash! Experience mind numbing intoxicants! Untamed…Unashamed! Sultry & Sexy! Drink Specials: $4 Heineken $8 Morgue-eritas $9 Pumpkin Martinis Face your fears but face them drunk.Costume contest at midnight! Featuring DJ Señor Amor co-host of KXLU FM’s Molotov Cocktail Hour

Vegan Scene Screamin’ Halloween

10pm – 1am Vegan Scene 610 Main Street in Venice Beach. $45.00

All you can eat and drink from Spooky Themed Franksby Frankenstand – Ghoulishly Treats by Cup My Cakez – Open Barnivore Approved Bar (Non-Alcoholic Drink Menu too!) Music, Dancing, and More! Event is 21+ Tickets Final Sale.


October 31 6:30 p.m. – 2am From the pier (Rusty’s) to 5th Street (Wokcano)

Check-in is from 6:30-9 p.m. at Rusty’s on the Pier. Free zombie makeup will be provided from Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy for those who need it. All zombies are requested to please behave like zombies, short of eating brains. Zombies can enjoy spooky drink and food specials all night at participating locations with the official pub crawl wristband.  The wristband also includes access to the Official Zombie After Party at Wokcano.


Oct 31, 5pm-1:30am Downtown LA FREE

This crawl encompasses the Library Bar, Sixth Street Tavern, Beelman’s Pub, Spring St. Bar, and King Eddy Saloon. ACME hospitality group is presenting its second annual Crawloween. Each bar will throw a party with a different theme. The Library Bar will follow a Dead Celebrities theme while Sixth Street Tavern is holding a Sock Hop. Beelman’s Pub will celebrate Glam Rock. Each bar will offer a signature spiked punch for $5, and judge a costume contest around 9pm. All locations are within a few square downtown blocks of each other.

Beelman’s Pub (Glam Rock)
600 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

King Eddy Saloon (WF Wrestling Superstars)
131 E 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Library Bar (Dead Celebrities)
630 West 6th St., Suite 116-A, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Sixth Sreet Tavern (Sock Hop)
630 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Spring St. Bar (Day of the Dead)
626 S Spring St Suite B, Los Angeles, CA 90014


MUSIC Saturday, October 31

Danny Elfmans Music from the Films of Tim Burton – The Nightmare Before Christmas Live

8:00 PM Hollywood Bowl $79 – $96 (also on 11/1)

If this is not Danny Elfman’s most critically acclaimed work, it is definitely the most fun and accessible. Just try not to sing along. Pack an extra ice chest with cool drinks and snacks to leave in the car for the traffic on the way out.

El Cid’s la Noche de los Muertos with Apollinaire

8:00 pm El Cid $20 – $400

La Noche de Los Muertos – an evening of mystery and intrigue as El Cid is transformed into a haunted Spanish mansion. There will be live gypsy music by The 440’s, Apollinaire, and The Miscreants, flamenco dancers, fortune tellers, a photo booth, and deliciously creepy treats from Chef Juvenal. 21+

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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