Halloween Inland Empire & Southern California 2017 – Haunted Houses & Mazes

Halloween in the Inland Empire and Southern California provides plenty of haunted houses, mazes, and other chills and thrills in 2017!

Inland Empire Halloween Haunted Houses and Mazes

Field of Screams – The Haunted Stadium – Lake Elsinore

The Field of Screams Haunted Stadium at the Diamond in Lake Elsinore, CA has 4 ALL-NEW Mazes! “The Damned” is the only maze currently announced.  bcd01d_bfa1e3cc25c649e5beacdc931e4c0cd7OPEN: October 6th- Oct 31st, Thurs- Sat  7-11PM nightly.  BEER IS SERVED!!! Tickets: $20, and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Group rate tickets are also available.

Calico Ghost Town – Monster Mayhem– Calico

October 20-22nd, 27-29th, 2017

Join us at Calico Ghost Town as we celebration the fun and excitement of Halloween. Event includes, trick-or-treating, costume contests, pumpkin carving, kids carnival tent, stage shows, haunted attractions and more.

General Admission: $15 adults, $10 ages 6-15, under 5 Free!

Insomniac-Escape – San Bernardino

Insomniac puts on an impressive electronic music event for Halloween in downtown San Bernardino at NOS Fairgrounds. Enter the ominous world of the Psycho Circus, full of three-dimensional superstructures, glow-in-the-dark environments, and haunted mazes that will drive you mad! Dance among freaks, geeks, fortune-tellers, contortionists, and a host of formidable characters who haunt this place.. With impressive Halloween mazes in a makeshift adult Halloween theme-park this is an experience like no other, but since you’re paying for more than just Halloween mazes, so be sure to save up. GA-2 day from $149-219.  (A GA ticket grants you entry into Escape’s nightmarish world of tricks and treats, including sinister roaming creatures, stilt-walkers and fire twirlers, a terrifying haunted maze, larger-than-life art installations, and multiple stages of sound guaranteed to raise the dead.) Friday GA from $119-129. Saturday GA $119-129.

Takes place October 27th & 28th.

Coffin Creek in Corona

Coffins from the nearby Guasti Cemetary have been disturbed from flooding, and have floated down to an area now known as Coffin Creek. Since then, strange things have been happening. Back again this year is local favorite “Coffin Creek”  with 5 mazes and the fun-to-explore Dark Shadow Marketplace. Mazes: “The Haunted Asylum at Coffin Creek”, ‘The Catacombs of Guasti Cemetary”, “The Prado With Trail”, “Shady Hollow Hayride”, and the “Dark Realm”.  It will open Friday, October 6th, and will run from 6-7th, 13th-15th, 20th-22nd, 27-29th, and of course October 31st!

Single Attraction Ticket- $15, 5 Attraction Combo Ticket- $35, 5 Attraction Combo Ticket with Fast Pass- $50. Parking-$5. Tickets available online or at the door.

Zombie Empire @ Splash Kingdom in Redlands

Presented by Nightmare Productions, Zombie Empire features Zombie Mazes, a Zombie Killhouse, Zombie Photo Ops, Zombie Executions, Zombie Performances, a Zombie Beer Garden and MORE! OPEN- October 6th-7th, 13th-14th, 20th-21st, 26th-29th! Hours: 7-12AM nightly. TICKETS: GA- $24, VIP- $45 (Front of the Line Access, Free Parking, Zombie Killhouse access), Student- $20.

Scandia (16)Scandia Wussmaker in Ontario

Scandia offers three haunted attractions, “Blackout”, House of Clowns, and the “The Wuss-maker”! Blackout is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a completely “blacked out” maze that you have to feel your way through. Disorientation is guaranteed! The “Wuss-maker” is packed full of terrifying monsters and demons. Heavy use of fog machines, crazy lighting, and unsure footing make you vulnerable to whatever they throw at you. Scandia also counts how many people  “wuss out” and have to leave the maze. Total count so far-11,985. Brand-new this year is “House of Clowns”-Their Killer Clown population has grown so we needed a bigger maze to house them.

Mazes will open Fridays at 8 pm on 9/29/17,10/6/17,10/13/17,10/20/17, and 10/27/13.Mazes will open Sat/Sun at 7:30 pm 9/30/17,10/7/17,10/14/17,10/21/17,10/28/17,10/29/17,10/30/17, and 10/31/17.

One time admission: $18.75 VIP Haunt Admission (48″ or taller) , $12.75 JR VIP Admission (under 48″). The Haunted House combo will include a onetime admission to all three Mazes. The Unlimited Passport will grant unlimited rides, raceway, mini-golf, and admission to all three mazes. Prices are JR VIP Unlimited Passport (under 48″)    $20.25, VIP Unlimited Passport (48″ and taller)   $28.25.


All Saints Lunatic Asylum – Apple Valley

All Saints Lunatic Asylum lost funding and was forced to close its doors. Patients were unable to leave, Doctors had nowhere to go, and the once cutting edge mental health facility fell into obscurity. Now they offer “tours” of this historic, yet haunted, building which spans several dozen rooms and attractions, all filled with terror. The actors have a level of authenticity that may make you wonder how everyone appears so natural at appearing insane! Unlike many mazes that allow a steady steam of visitors, All Saints ensures that each and every actor is in position scare every group of visitors. Unfortunately, this allows actors to pay very close attention to visitors and their lack of desire to be followed down dark hallways, given an evil eye or invited into a crazy scientist’s experiment. This is not for the faint of heart, and not for little kids! Halloween Season – September 30, October 6th-7th, 13th-14th, 20th-21st, 7-10pm $8.00. Tour Dates: Every Friday & Saturday in October
Tour Hours Available: 7pm – 10pm  Find them on Facebook!

Other events, haunted houses and mazes in the I.E.:

Riverside Zombie Crawl The Riverside Zombie Crawl is an annual event hosted by the zombie-walkRiverside Downtown Partnership. This family friendly event is held in mid October to extend the Halloween season in downtown Riverside. Attendees can participate in various activities such as face painting, children’s Halloween crafts by DragonMarsh, zombie themed entertainment, and a costume contest. October 21st- from 2-6pm at the Main Street Civic Plaza.

Movie in the Cementary-Everygreen (Riverside)- “Hocus Pocus” and “Corpse Bride”  Date: October 21, 2017. Movie Starts: 6:00 PM
Gates Open: 5:00 PM. Cost-$15, kids 12 and under FREE. Please Bring low back chairs and/or blankets to sit on. Don’t forget to visit our Snack Bar for pizza by the slice, drinks, popcorn and candy! Or you can bring your own picnic basket.

02Evil Haunt- Murrieta- A tiny house in Murrieta, CA is possessed by an ancient evil that obeys most of the year and stays locked with the confines of its walls, a temporary veil between the dead and the living. But once a year on Halloween night, the evil trapped in purgatory escapes to feed on the young blood of innocents walking the streets looking for a treat. October 31st


Ghost Walk- Riverside  10/27/17-10/28/17 from 6-10PM. 2013 Review  A staple of Riverside, Ghost Walk is a grandthumbnail attraction designed to induce the excitement of the young and old. This year’s line-up includes five thrilling tour options that will route guests through an array of stops highlighting the city’s most renowned sites through its history-rich downtown. Ghost Walk’s inimitable theatrical style of storytelling features original narratives and performances of local talent from the area’s high schools and communities.As an encore, guests enjoy:

Live Entertainment from the festival stage including Senryu Taiko and others.
Kids’ Activities and Games at the Kids’ Halloween Carnival with PRIZES!
Kiddie Halloween Costume Contest – Ages 10 and under
Fun Food Vendors
Boo-tiques and More

Tours Available    Tickets- $15
Legends at Dalton Manor - PG
Deadly Demons-PG-13
Riverside Horror Story- PG
Cleansing Fire-G

Into the Black- Pomona

The Haunted House-Follow in the footsteps of the paranormal team once they are inside the Black house where demons lurk within. OH and by the way, you walk through alone. YES…we said ALONE!

The Movie-The Short Horror Film follows a paranormal team who venture deep into the woods to look for the legendary Black house that was built back in 1866. The Black family were known to be heavily into the Occult and Devil worship.

The VR-There is also a Virtual Reality Experience that will bring you back in time to witness the horrors that happened in the Black house.

Open: October 6-8th, 13-15th, 20-22nd, 27th-31st. 2PM- Midnight

HAUNT TICKET INFO:​​ Tickets will be sold in 15 minute blocks from 2:00PM to 11:45PM, 30 Guests per 15 minute block, 1200 Guest capacity per event day/night. Haunt Tickets- $29, VR Experience- $13

Haunted Village– Lake Hemet

3 Haunted Attractions, Live music, Retail and food vendors!

Haunted House-Dare to take a tour through the Haunted Hotel, each suite a different nightmare​. A creepy balance of Live Actors, Animations, and Special Effects.

Boneyard Maze-Take a chance and see if you can find your way out, but be careful, the Maze is littered with the Bones of those who could not.

Abandoned Mine-Could there be any Gold left in this abandoned mine, or just the Ghosts of those who never stopped looking? Be careful, the walls have eyes.

Tickets– $15-20. Open: October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, and 31st.

Haunted Downntown- Upland Ghost Hunt  – Upland

Join Scott Ault and Marco Santucci of Darklands Paranormal to investigate with them in one of the most haunted buildings in Downtown Upland! First view and hear captured evidence presented two doors while you also investigate.

Marco Scott formed Darklands Paranormal in 2011. They have investigated numerous buildings and homes over time, catching amazing evidence. Both in photographs and audio. They have appeared on My Ghost Story, Storage Wars, and have worked on projects for SyFy and Dreamworks.

Dates: October 13-14th, 20-21st, and 27-28th @ 8PM. Tickets– $30


Southern California Haunted Houses and Mazes

Within a short drive, you’ll be entering some of the region’s most famous Halloween events. If you’re looking for some impressive events and have a few bucks to spare, here are our recommendations:

Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt – Orange County    ** Tied for Best in Southern California **  2016 Review
Knott’s Scary Farm, the largest, most haunted experience in Southern California, has 20160825_203958unveiled their new spine-chilling mazes for its 45th year, Dark Ride, Pumpkin Eater, Trick or Treat: Lights Out,  and The Hollows. Elvira also returns for her last performance at Knotts!

Returning mazes (Every single returning maze has been updated): Paranormal, Inc, The Tooth Fairy, Voodo: Order of the Serpent, Red Barn, Shadowlands, and Special Ops: Infected.

Single Night Tickets- Starts at $40/person, depending on the date. Prices are raised when bought at the booth. Season passholders get a discount. Fright & Fast Lane-  Starts at $80 and varies by night. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here!


Queen Mary Dark Harbor Nights    2016 Review!


The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor rises once again from the deep history of the infamously haunted ship September 28 – November 1, 2017.

Dark Harbor is thrilled to unveil their updated mazes and intensified scare zones. Intrepid-Do you dare go back to where it all began? Meet the mastermind, the creator and now the protector of the Queen Mary. The Iron Master has returned to reclaim the precious vessel he built, fiercely guarding it from the antics of the freaks and ghouls. Follow his maddening journey… if you dare step aboard. Circus- Big Top Terror – Disorienting illusions, maniacal magic acts, and a cadre of sideshow freaks are certain to shock, stun, and startle even the bravest of souls. Deadrise-Sink into the Deep– The wreckage of Deadrise has once again been called into service by the star of Dark Harbor, The Captain, to escort him and his armada of ghosts and monsters into a battle against the living to reclaim Dark Harbor. Lullaby- Hush Hush Don’t Cry– Ring around the rosy, a pocket full of nightmares. The new Lullaby maze takes the visitor on a spine-tingling trip through the story of little Scary Mary. Soulmate- Till Death Do Us Part– Gale has been haunting Dark Harbor looking for a soul mate since her mysterious disappearance. A meandering maze of mystery, Soulmate is where Graceful Gale lures potential suitors with her charm. B340-A Descent Into Insanity– What would drive a man to madness and murder? That’s the answer B340 attempts to answer as we take a schizophrenic sojourn into the psychotic mind of Samuel the Savage. Tight spaces, darkness mixed with flashing lights, and pulse-pounding noises would drive anyone to the brink of insanity. Beware the wrath of violence of Samuel the Savage and be careful not to lose your head or your mind!

Also enjoy the chilling Side Show of Freaks and Oddities, new attractions and new monsters which are orchestrated by The Ringmaster and all of the ghoulish spirits of the Queen for its most frightful season of thrills yet.

Dark Harbor brings the true haunted tales of The Queen Mary to life, offering the most authentically frightening experience available. The annual event begins September 28th and continues to scare those who dare through November 1st. Ticket prices start at just $24 online and go up from there You also have the option to purchase Fast Fright, VIP Passes, and lodging packages. For more information or to purchase tickets online , visit http://www.queenmary.com/events/dark-harbor/.

Mickey’s Halloween Party – Disneyland

During Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park, there’s so much delightful and frightful family fun! This sensational seasonal event, part of Halloween Time at Disneyland Park, is held on select nights and continues past regular Park hours.You’re invited to dress up your little ones, don a costume of your own, trick-or-treat at the ultimate neighborhood—Disneyland Park—and enjoy: Chilling and Thrilling Attractions and Entertainment •Rise of the Headless Horsemen • Cadavar Dans Quartet • Special trick-or-treat stations with candy and healthful goodies. •Halloween Scream Fireworks • A Frightfully Fun Parade at Mickey’s Halloween Party • Disney Villains at Villian Square • Haunted Mansion Holiday • Other special activities for the whole family, along with the chance to eat, drink and be (not so) scary throughout the park. And lots more excitement for little boys and ghouls of all ages! Tickets starting at $95.


Evil Haunt in MurriettaSix Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest – Valencia

Six Flags Magic Mountain once again presents Fright Fest® will be the biggest and scariest in the Park’s history! The exciting line-up of new haunted attractions features Dead End -Evil brother Malachai haunts the dark passages of the Willoughbys’ estate. Find your way through, but don’t get trapped in the Dead End! Damned in Disguise-Change Before Your Eyes! – The City of Metropolis is transformed into a morphing masquerade. Toyz of Terror 3D-Fired from his long time job at the factory, the crazy inventor craved revenge on anyone who dared to enjoy his toys. Willoughbys Resurrection–  So, are you able to find the missing Willoughby family? As you roam the house for clues, beware when the lights begin to flicker. If you see any flashes bright light or feel the breath of cold air on your neck, you will know the Willoughby Mansion’s evil spirits have been resurrected!

Fright Fest offers terrifying haunted mazes, roaming zombies, the scariest clowns on the planet and spooky shows … leaving no tombstone unturned to bring the ultimate sensory overload for every range of fear.

September 16, 17, 23, 24, 29, 30, October 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-31.
Fright Fest activities not available on October 3, 10 and 12. Tickets begin at $56.


Los Angeles Haunted Hayride at LA’s Old Abandoned Zoo

Attractions-Purgatory: An ALL NEW LAYOUT that may just make Purgatory the best part of the entire attraction.  The charm and magic of our old world ‘haunted village’ invokes the nostalgia of Halloweens past; smell the freshly cut hay, feel the chill of cold fog, and see the deep, rich orange glow of jack o’ lanterns as you pass through our gates. Become a part of the show at Theatre Macabre, ride the Scary-Go-Round, enjoy food & drink at the Grub Shack, shop in the Bootique, visit a psychic and get ready, we’re about to blow your minds.   Get ready, we’re about to blow your minds. Trick or Treat: It’s Halloween EVERY NIGHT.  Go get candy from strangers.  The interactive neighborhood has doubled in size and has tripled the mischief.   The suburb of Hell welcomes trick-or-treaters to go door to door and come face to face w its freakish occupants. You’ve always known your neighbors were a little off, so tonight let’s pull back the curtain. “Ding Dong!” House of Shadows: Our legendary fan favorite scare zone  House of Shadows will leave you lost in the darkness.  The shadows of the most vicious, the most depraved and the ugliest souls will take over in this re-imagined, colossally possessed demonic house.  SoCal’s ONLY true dark maze.

Haunted Hayride: Take a seat on our tractor pulled hay wagon as we slither through the genuinely haunted woods of Griffith Park’s Old Zoo.  Meet a legion of vicious clowns waiting with more psychopathic fun than any wagon can handle.  And if you think you know clowns…you don’t know our clowns.  The evolution of demonic possessions that live within these trees have created a darkness that will leave with you, sleep with you and dream with you. You will wander through unforgettable life-sized sets set to an all original narrative and cast of characters from the safety of the wagon.  That is until you disembark ON FOOT to experience the winding, weaving Corn Maze smack dab in the middle of the ride! This years hayride will be your favorite hayride to date.  We are sure of it.

This event is at the Old Abandoned Zoo from the 1930’s, not to be confused with the modern L.A. Zoo. Tickets- Hayride Only-$35, GA-$44, VIP-$60 (Cheaper on Wends & Thurs). Please see website for Group rates.


Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights **  2014 Review

Universal Studios® Halloween Horror Nights® brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse you in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror. From the movie studio that invented the horror film genre, prepare for the scariest, most intense Halloween event in Southern California. This year’s event features more mazes than ever with 8 terrifying experiences based on the most frightening films and television shows:

The haunting nightmares of FX’s American Horror Story: Roanoke
One of the greatest horror films of all time in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining
A collection of the most twisted traps in SAW: The Games of Jigsaw
Chainsaw-wielding Ash Williams battling the Deadites in Ash vs Evil Dead
The supernatural realm of Insidious: Beyond the Further
The triple threat of Jason, Freddy and Leatherface in Titans of Terror
The Purge, Happy Death Day and Sinister unleashed in The Horrors of Blumhouse
Post-apocalyptic world of AMC’s The Walking Dead

The thrills continue with Titans of Terror Tram hosted by Chucky, an all-new high-energy Jabbawockeez live show and three new scare zones awaiting you around every dark corner.

Halloween Horror Nights” dates are: September 15, 16, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30th, October 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31 and November 2, 3, and 4, 2017. Tickets start at $69 and go up from there. The park is open from 7-2PM, but Citywalk will be open for those of you who need a nightcap!

Other haunted houses, mazes, and events in Southern California:

Reign of Terror – Thousand Oaks – 8 attractions, 100 rooms of terror!!! Haunted mazes- “The Haunted House”, “Quarantine”, “The Asylum”, “Miners Revenge”, “Casa Blood” , “Funhouse”, “Quarantine”, and “Infected”. Regular admission starts at $15! They also have special “lights on” tours for kids under 12 or adults who just want to check things out without fainting- $5. Open 6-7, 13-14, 20-22, 27-31.
Haunted Hotel / Scream Zone / Haunted Trail at Balboa Park – San Diego – highly rated!

Motel 6 Feet Under– Anaheim
List of reportedly haunted places in California

If there are any haunted houses that you think we should include, contact ashley@inlandempire.com