The weekend starts a little early for some of you this week, and we are fully supportive of that. Halloween only comes around once a year after all!

One of the things we love about living in Los Angeles is the excellent variety of things to do on a nightly basis–and those options double when it’s a holiday. So, without further a due, your Halloween L.A. Weekender:

Theme park horrors: If you haven’t had a chance yet, Knott’s Scary Farm, Universal Studio’s Halloween Horror Nights and Mickey’s Halloween Party are still going strong this weekend. The final days are sometimes the most fun because the monsters are soaking in their last glorifying scary moments via your timid selves.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride: Griffith Park: home to murder, torture, paranormal activity, abduction and legends. The area surrounding the “Old Zoo” and “B Rock” come back to life on this haunted hayride through one of the scariest areas of Los Angeles.
There is a reason why the theme this year is “Based On Actual Events.

The Purge: Fear The Night: New to L.A. this year, The Purge event invites guests to venture into the film itself. Six floors of horrors awaits you. In a world where “crime is legal for one day of the year,” it’s immersive horror theater at it’s finest. Guests must be 18 and older to enter.

Danny Elfman: If you’re a Tim Burton fan you’ll love this one. Head down to the Nokia Theater for an evening of listening to Danny Elfman’s masterpieces including the soundtrack from The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice and Edward Scissor-hands. Tonight is your last chance to see him.

Nightmare Before Christmas at the El Capitan: Keeping to the theme of Danny Elfman/Tim Burton, The Nightmare Before Christmas is showing at the El Capitan Theater. The film includes new 4D sensory effects and digital Disney 3-D to make the experience come to life like it never has before. A “making of” exhibit also adds to the fun. Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office upon arrival.

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare: This weekend is your last chance to be weirded out by Rob Zombie’s creative imagination. Mazes, concerts, the Bloody Boulevard and more await you if you choose this option for your Halloween fun. The event runs all weekend long with a new music lineup each night. www.greatamericannightmare.com

Whether you plan to get the pants scared off of you, spend some time basking in the talents of Danny Elfman and Tim Burton or just staying in with candy and a Hallween classic, we hope you have a fun and safe Halloween.

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