Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday in the history of life, and haunted houses are the reason darkness and jumpy dudes with shakey cans were invented, as far as I am concerned.
We all know about Halloween Haunt at Knott’s, and its cousins at Universal Studios and Magic Mountain, plus Spooky House and the Old Town Haunt but did you know there are all sorts of indie haunted houses and spooky yard displays all over Los Angeles?
Googhoul (ha!) is a spooky haunt search engine where you put in your zip code, and get a list of haunted houses and spooky things in your area.
There’s a basic search, as well as an advanced search that lets you limit the type of haunt you’re looking for, as well as what age level it’s appropriate for. There’s also a form for you to submit your own information.
Fright seeker beware, though; not all of the listed events are actually there, so it’s probably in your best interest to read the reviews (if available) and double check with googhoul’s non-scary inspiration before you plan your night out.