Creepy LA: The Los Angeles Halloween Blog


Ghosts of the Underground: A Journey Into Surreal Nightmare At Zombie Joe’s

'Till death do they part: The detective and his murdered wife in "Ghosts of the Underground."

Horror and the macabre take many forms, and in “Ghosts of the Underground” (playing through this weekend at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theater in North Hollywood) the terrible price of love and revenge is its fascinating shape.   It’s an immersive show; not fully interactive with the audience, but tantalizingly close. You enter the...

It Has Four Ghosts, A Graveyard And A Zombie Chorus: A Christmas Carol at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theater

The cast of A Christmas Carol at Zombie Joe's Underground Theater.

This review, like the show, is short and sweet: If you’ve ever seen anything at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theater—a place where you confront body horror and existential fear in a series of blackouts and disturbing, push-the-envelope vignettes and experimental theater—you’re totally unready for the great fun you’ll have with their...

Is “America Is Haunted” Legit?

Image from the America Is Haunted website.

Recently, a number of “deals” for dozens of haunted attractions across the country have appeared on various discount shopping sites, all tied to the website “America Is Haunted.” While the attractions claim to be an established brand, saying they are “Americas longest running national fear factor,” we have been...

Your Nightmares Live At Zombie Joe’s Underground Theater Urban Death Tour of Terror


Zombie Joes’ Underground Theater never takes any shortcuts, except for one: Other haunted attractions put you through a gauntlet of frights and then let you have your own nightmares. ZJUT’s Urban Death Tour of Terror is all about removing the middleman and making you experience walking, talking, in-person nightmares. Which means that this very...

Scream Bigger: A review of Six Flags Fright Fest

Aftermath Maze

As the only SoCal theme park with a seamless day-to-night transition, Six Flags Magic Mountain’s FRIGHT FEST is a great value for thrill seekers. You can play all day and stay for coasters in the dark, menacing mazes, and stage shows at night. The park doesn’t close when FRIGHT FEST begins. Instead, as darkness fell, I slowly started to...