Confront familiar foes at Universal Studios’ annual Halloween festivities, where big-budget scares meet iconic horror movie characters. You’ll be able to navigate multiple scare zones and mazes, including ones based on The Last of Us, Stranger Things, Evil Dead Rise, The Exorcist: Believer, Chucky, the classic Universal Monsters and a selection of creatures inspired by Latin American folklore. Also, the “Terror Tram” takeover of the studio tour will return with a Jordan Peele mash-up that features the Tethered doppelgängers from Us in the Jupiter’s Claim area from Nope.
Not all Halloween events are hell-bent on scaring you straight. Well, alright, a lot of them are, but in addition to haunted houses and spooky screenings you’ll also find some family-friendly activities and trick-or-treating opportunities.
To make your Halloween planning a little bit easier, we’ve split this feature in two: scary and adult-focused events are toward the top with a whole section of kid-friendly events about halfway down the page.
Outside of these picks, if you’re looking for a real taste of the fall, you’ll find apple picking aplenty and—for the thrill-seekers—some real-life haunted places. But if you simply want something festive, there’s no shortage of worthwhile Halloween events in Los Angeles.
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