boys and girls of every age, wouldn’t you like to see something strange?

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.

For example, did you know there’s a spooky haunted train in Griffith Park or a recreation of WWI’s Verdun, France in Harbor City? I didn’t, until tonight.

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.

(via Lifehacker)

3 thoughts on “boys and girls of every age, wouldn’t you like to see something strange?”

  1. Oh man! I’m so going to so file a request with the IAAL‚Ä¢MAF that our 10/25 river bike ride include participation on the spooky train. Thanks for the tip, Wil!

  2. Thanks so much for posting this. We have been slaving away on our own yard haunt for years and never bothered to publicize it because we get soooo many kids from our own neighborhood. People always seem to find us, we’ve been on TV and in magazines, but we work so hard creating our yard haunt and think more people should see it, and be able to bring their kids to what we think is a great neighborhood for trick or treating — super safe, flat streets, houses close together, sidewalks — so we submitted a listing;

    “This is the long running Brentwood Glen yard haunt. It attracts hundreds of children and parents every year and never fails to amuse and scare a few lost souls. With two graveyards, frightening siamese twins, a one eyed monster dolly, devil babies, costumed mannequin trick or treaters, flying ghosts, witches, ghouls and goblins, bats, spiders, spirits, light, sound and fog affects, and more pumpkins than anyone has the right to run electricity to, this is the place to bring your kids to follow the long cherished tradition of trick or treating. Begin or end here and collect candy all over this safe, flat, easy access, sidewalk covered neighborhood. Has been featured on television and in magazines.”

    11363 Berwick Street, Los Angeles, Ca, 90049

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