Halloween week is here! While there’s tons of Halloween inspired events to attend this year, we’ve narrowed down a list of the best things to do for Halloween week in Los Angeles. If you’re not into getting spooked or macabre, you can always check out a show. We’ve selected our favorite concerts for this week here. But if you want to experience something different and full of ghoulish vibes, we suggest you attend one of the five Halloween events below.
1. Rob Zombie’s American Nightmare (various nights) – Finally, a haunted house for horror aficionados with no kids allowed! This place is no joke. From satanism, bestiality, torture, serial killers, horny freaks that will come on to you, and more — Rob Zombie’s American Nightmare also features live music performances. You can catch acts such as Jello Biafra, Agent Orange, Andrew W.K., Emilie Autumn, and more! The event takes place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through November 2. Don’t miss out on this one, it’s at the top our list for a reason. Tickets start at $30. Click here for more info.
2. LACMA’S Muse Halloween Costume Ball (Saturday, Oct. 26) – A bit more hip, a bit more artsy and tad more sophisticated — you will not find any of the above Rob Zombie stuff at this annual Halloween ball. The 10th annual celebration will be haunted by the ghosts of old Hollywoodland. The evening’s entertainment includes Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes, a DJ set by Theophilus London and Zombie Joe’s Underground. It’s truly one of the best events in Los Angeles to see some jaw-dropping Halloween costumes. This year’s costume categories are as followed: Best Black-and-White Costume, Best Classic Movie Monster, and Best Ghost of Hollywood Past. Tickets start at $60. Click here for more info.
3. Night of the Living Zoo (Friday, Oct. 25) – Another adults-only bash that will transform the Los Angeles Zoo into a playground of macabre delights. Nestled in Griffith Park, the evening will feature ghouls, fortune tellers, food trucks, creepy cocktails, DJs, musical performances by Batwings Catwings and Edgar Allan Poets and much more. We think it’s extra special that certain parts of the zoo will be open such as the LAIR, Australia, Campo Gorilla Reserve, Elephants of Asia and more! Tickets start at $40. Click here for more info.
4. Universal Studio’s Horror Nights (various nights) – Better than Knott’s Scary Farm, better than Six Flags Fright Fest? We think so! If you’re a Walking Dead fan, you will want to attend this event! Based on the best, most frightening films, television series and music — this year’s immersive line-up includes: 6 new mazes including The Walking Dead, Evil Dead, Insidious and Black Sabbath; Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure; Terror Tram: Invaded by The Walking Dead; and new scare zones including The Walking Dead, The Purge, Curse of Chucky! Tickets start at $64. Click here for more info.
5. The Shining at Cinerama Dome (various dates) – You can never go wrong with a special screening of Stanley Kubrick’s, the Shining. The cult classic will be big as ever as it takes the big screen at the historic Cinerama Dome in Hollywood. With its 86 foot wide screen, advanced acoustics and 70mm film capability — this is going to be a very thrilling treat. Click here for more info.
Got some other Halloween options for us? Let us know what you’re doing in a comment below!