Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Spooktober Haunted Manor

Image Credit: Spooktober AU
If you happen to find yourself in Melbourne, Australia this Halloween, we would like to recommend a trip to Spooktober. They have two haunts in two locations. The first is the Haunted Manor, located in the St Kilda Town Hall. They are a kid friendly Halloween Trail, suitable for ages 6 and up. At least until 8PM! Then the lights go down for a spookier, but still family friendly event, recommended for ages 10 and up. There will be a large Spectral Illusion there, too! Asylum Haunted House is far scarier and is strictly 18+, located near Wesley College. Tickets are available online and at ticket booths if the event isn't already sold out.

Haunted Manor
St. Kilda Town Hall
99A Carlisle Street
St Kilda, Vic 3182
October 30 5PM-11:30PM
October 31 10AM-11:30PM

Asylum Haunted House
557 St. Kilda Road
Melbourne 3004
October 29-31 7PM-1AM

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Casa De Los Muertos

Starting this weekend is a yard haunt in Valencia, CA called Casa De Los Muertos! We are told they will have Ghosts in the Graveyard running as well! Go check it out if you're in the area!

Casa De Los Muertos
23801 Millford Court
Valencia, CA 91354

Rotten Apple 907

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Rotten Apple 907 opens this weekend, running October 24, 25, 30 and 31 from 7-10 PM. It is one of the most intricate yard haunts we've ever seen. They are amazing at design and allowing for the maximum amount of maze in a yard that we've seen. What is even more unbelievable is that they change their theme nearly every year! This year, they celebrate their 25th Anniversary with Rotten Apple Hollow, a western themed haunt, and you may see some Spectral Illusions around! Admissions are free, but they do take donations for the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, which provides a Food Pantry; sack lunches, showers and laundry for the homeless; medical assistance; and other services for those in need. Please go see this haunt if you're in the Burbank, CA area!

Rotten Apple 907
907 N. California St.
Burbank, CA 91505

Thursday, October 15, 2015

LA Live Steamers Ghost Train 2015

Photo credit: LA Live Steamers Ghost Train

One of our favorite haunts in Los Angeles is the LA Live Steamers Ghost Train in Griffith Park. It is a 15 minute or so ride through a variety of scenes and themes. It is kid friendly, as long as they meet the height requirement of 34". The LA Live Steamers is a Railroad Museum and exists solely on donations and this is their primary fundraiser for the year. It's a great place to go even when it's not Halloween. They have exhibits including Walt Disney's Barn moved to the property from his home where Walt, himself, worked on his personal railway. The Ghost Train is open October 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31 and November 1 from 7-10PM. Tickets are $15. It gets busy, so be prepared to wait. The line also usually calms down around 9. There are lots of great effects going on throughout the ride, including a large proportion of Spectral Illusions effects. We also created a custom effect for them, seen above. Enjoy your ride! There's no light at the end of their tunnel!

LA Live Steamers Ghost Train
5202 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Friday, October 9, 2015

Motel 6 Feet Under

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Motel 6 Feet Under is an actual maze. It could take 20 minutes to walk through, or longer if you get lost in the depths. There's creeps and scares around every corner, too! Even some of our Spectral Illusions effects! It is located in the Anaheim Business Expo Center, right across the freeway from Disneyland. It is on several Must See Haunt lists for Southern California, and it looks like it's going to be a great attraction! Additionally, Motel 6 Feet Under has a non-profit arm called BOO! (Building Occupational Opportunities). Their goal is to provide job training in the fields of theatrical arts construction for underserved adults. It's a great opportunity to be scared for a great cause. They open tonight, October 9 and will be open Thursday-Sunday until November 1. Ticket booth hours are 7-10PM Thursdays and Sundays, and 7-11PM Fridays and Saturdays

Motel 6 Feet Under
1960 S. Anaheim Way
Anaheim, CA 92805

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Kersey Valley Spookywoods

It's that time of year again, and that means it's time to spread the word about some great haunts that are using our effects.

Photo credit: Kersey Valley Spookywoods

First up this year is Kersey Valley Spookywoods in Archdale, NC. It's already been open since September, and they're open Friday, Saturday and Sunday this week and Thursday-Sunday through Halloween weekend, then November 6,7, and 13 to close out the season. Ticket booth opens at 7:30. Check their website for more details and closing times, as they vary depending on the date. They've been on numerous Top Haunt lists, and looks like for good reason! After Haunt season is over, they'll be converting the Manor House into Kersey Valley Escape. Spookywoods has been haunting Archdale since 1985. That's a lot of scaring! There are multiple scare zones and attractions, too. When you're at the Manor, don't forget to look up. You might see some familiar specters looking back at you!

Kersey Valley Spookywoods
1615 Kersey Valley Road
Archdale, NC 27263