Halloween is just around the corner and instead of walking around trick-or-treating, or shelling out big bucks to go to amusement parks, why not visit some of the spookiest places in LA? *ominous music plays in the background*
You can go on location to some of your favorite horror movies! You can sit in the exact spot Laurie Strode was waiting for her ride in the iconic horror film Halloween. The current homeowners always have pumpkins outside their home and encourage Halloween fans to take a photo with the pumpkins in front of their home. You can look at this list of other horror films that were filmed in LA and go visit them! This list includes locations from films such as Poltergeist, Carrie, and Nightmare on Elm Street.
LA Haunted Hayride in Griffith Park's theme for this year is clowns. Along with a long hayride through terrifying clowns and other monsters, the Haunted hayride allows attendees to go through a dark maze that ends in the clown's tent.
If you want to get more cultural this weekend, Hollywood Forever Cemetery is celebrating their 18th Annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) where people are invited to learn about important Mexican figures along with honoring the deceased. There will be music, face painting, and an art gallery dedicated to Mexican journalist and cartoonist José Guadalupe Posada.
The Beverly Hill's Witch's House (516 Walden Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210) was built for silent films in the 1920s. The house wasn't meant to be lived in, yet current homeowner, Michael J. Libow bought the 'Witch's House' in 1998 and has completed renovations that keep the mystical charm of the house. Libow tells the Los Angeles Magazine that for Halloween, "we typically have between three and four thousand children and their families visit with hands outstretched and mouths agape. When I look out from the window on Halloween night, it can be a bit frightening how many people are out front, but it’s an incredible tradition and I’m happy I brought it back."
The Museum of Death in Hollywood is open everyday and is a walk through museum for those who are interested in (and have the stomach) for all things death related. The museum holds the world's largest collection of serial murders' art, crime scene photos, execution devices, body bags, morgue instruments and so much more.