October is here! Time for Los Angeles’ Top Halloween Events in 2022
The City of Angels hosts some of the US’s biggest parties – including the West Hollywood Halloween Parade. But we’re going beyond, including both the biggest parties and also great events beyond Lala Land itself.
There’s plenty of ways to celebrate the spooky season this year in the SoCal, from family friendly fun to adult-level screams and scares.
We’re listing them all out for you, and updating them as we discover more.
Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights
Battle your favorite movie baddies at Universal Studios’ annual Halloween festivities, where big-budget scares meet iconic horror characters.
Your gang can navigate multiple scare zones and mazes, including ones based on the Weeknd (yes, from “Blinding Lights” singer ) , Halloween, The Black Phone, Killer Klowns from Outer Space and the OG classic trio of the Wolf Man, Dracula and the Mummy.
And more….! The “Terror Tram” takeover of the studio tour will return with a Jordan Peele mash-up featuring the Tethered doppelgängers from Us in the Jupiter’s Claim area from Nope.
Danny Elfman at the Bowl
Danny Elfman returns to the Hollywood Bowl for his best Halloween show yet!
This time he doesn’t only celebrate “A Nightmare Before Christmas”. It’s even more!
Inspired by his Coachella success, it’s a high-energy, metal-meets-classical-meets silly and freaky – with plenty of funky – including songs from Oingo Boingo, and his famous film and TV music, including Batman, Edward Scissorhands and The Simpsons.
The Halloween spook classic continues!
In October, Cinespia will show The Thing and Carrie at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
The series will host a gothic masquerade at the Los Angeles Theatre for a screening of Bram Stoker’s Dracula on Halloween weekend.
In previous years, Halloween fans screamed their way through the Victorian home and while on a Blade Runner-inspired hunt.
This year the celebrated immersive horror event returns to L.A. at a 147-year-old mansion where you and your friends will “deprogram” a 1970s cult.
Halloween Organ & Film
Every year the Walt Disney Concert Hall brings the spooky season into their music halls. This year there will be a silent film screening of the 1920 masterpiece The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. accompanied by organist Clark Wilson for an extra eerie feel.
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
This haunted Griffith Park hayride, which has been running for well over a decade now, returns to the mid-’80s fictitious town of Midnight Falls, inspired by Sons of Anarchy and Twin Peaks.
Rooftop Cinema Club
Starting early in September a schedule of Halloween favorites will play at their El Segundo, Arts District and DTLA rooftops. The thrills continue as Halloween approaches, with Hocus Pocus, Get Out, Halloween, Coco and Beetlejuice, among more.
‘Frankenstein’ with Live Orchestra
The LA Opera and the Theatre at Ace Hotel partner again for a mash-up of live music and film.
Indulge in the Ace’s gothic auditorium for a screening of the 1931 Boris Karloff classic, Frankenstein, with live accompaniment from LA Opera Orchestra.
PS: the actual movie was released without a score, so composer Michael Shapiro was inspired to create an entirely original devilish soundtrack.
After the October 26 showing of the Ace’s “A Hitchcock Halloween,” join the fun for a haunted costume party in the hotel theater’s lobby.
Lucha VaVOOM: Bienvenido a la Twilight Zone
Lucha VaVOOM is a unique mix of sexo y violencia especially for the Mayan’s exuberant spectacle— Halloween-themed “Bienvenido a la Twilight Zone.”
Good vs. evil plays out in a sinful circus of masked Mexican wrestling, burlesque stripteasing and comedic commentating. Plenty of tequila and tamales as you party with Aztec dancers and luchadores.