Monday, August 27, 2018

More Upcoming Halloween Events

More Halloween events!

* Queen Mary's Dark Harbor

The Dark Harbor was greatly improved last year and I'm looking forward to what they have in store this year. The mazes announced are B340, Scary Mary, Lullaby, Circus, Dead Rise, Intrepid, and Feast. These won't be the same mazes as last year because there will be new maze designs and interactive alternate paths. I'm excited to see repeat mazes with the new aspects. There will also be Sinister Swings, live entertainment, and more bars than you know what to do with.

* The Huntington Library's Drama After Dark: A Night of the Macabre with Poe and Gorey

I went to this event last year (and then forgot to write about it) and it's one of the most unique experiences I've been to. The works of Edgar Allan Poe and Edward Gorey are performed at the Huntington Library after dark. There are few lights on site, so bring a flashlight to walk around. The gardens and paths look very different at night. Each performance is only lit by candles and the actors work without microphones. It's intimate and old fashioned feeling. Last year, my favorites included The Oval Portrait, The Pit and the Pendulum, and The Cask of Amontillado. Unfortunately, it's impossible to see all the performaces so I'm so excited to see some that I didn't get to last year. This is a once a year event on October 27th.

* Pageant of the Monsters

Laguna Beach's Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters bring monsters with an artistic twist. The event will feature a haunted house backstage with other tricks and treats such as art activites, live music, wandering zombies, and other spooktacular surprises. This one is a little vague on the details, but I think it'll be fun.

* Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

I've wanted to go to this haunt for years because it always looks amazing from the videos on Youtube. In Griffith Park and the old LA Zoo, a tractor drives you through scary scenes and  let out for a separate maze. In addition, there are other scare zones and mazes to enjoy like Purgatory and Trick or Treat. Last year, the focus was creepy clowns and there's no word on this year yet. I don't know anyone who's gone to this event, but the different format and setting could set it apart from the other more conventional events.

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