"Paranormal Activity" producers turning historic Downtown L.A. theater into a Halloween attraction

Jason Blum, producer of the “Paranormal Activity” film franchise and ghost themed “Insidious,” will be converting downtown L.A.’s historic Variety Arts Theatre into a Halloween attraction. “The Blumhouse of Horrors” will be open October 4th thru November 3rd at 940 South Figueroa.

In a press release, Blum said, “we are taking everything we have learned from our film production experience to create a one-of-a-kind Haunted House in downtown L.A.”

Two supernatural themed films Blum produced will be released while the Blumhouse of Horrors is open: “Sinsister,” starring Ethan Hawke on October 5th, and “Paranormal Activity 4” on October 19th.

According to the press release:

The Blumhouse of Horrors is taking over the 88-year-old Variety Arts Theater building, located at 940 South Figueroa Street, between 9th and 10th Streets. Once known as “The Playhouse,” the building hosted performances by industry greats like Laurel & Hardy and Clark Gable and featured speeches by historical figures like Eleanor Roosevelt and Dorothy Parker. The event provides rare access for visitors to explore one of Los Angeles’ most historic and well-preserved cultural sites…

Visitors will tour the twisting corridors of an eerily haunted theater whose stage was home to one of the world’s most deranged, dark art magicians during the heyday of 1920s vaudeville. That is, until one tragic performance when his assistant climbed into a magical box and vanished forever. The theater was shut down instantly and permanently closed to the public … until now.

Filled with terrifying sights, sounds and smells, The Blumhouse of Horrors will bring visitors face-to-face with the ghostly spirits of the magician and his disciples -all of whom continue to hone their craft, on the lookout for volunteers for tricks that could end in disappearance or death.

This is a fresh theme for a maze in an even more exciting location. As huge fans of the Southern California based Paranormal Activity, we’re looking forward to how this comes out

The Blumhouse of Horrors will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from October 4th through October 28th; and then Monday, October 29th, through Saturday, November 3rd. Advance tickets are on sale now starting for $29, with VIP front of line passes priced at $55. Select daylight tours are being created “for the kids.”