Northridge Fashion Center
19450 Plummer Street
Northridge, CA 91324-2142
Phone: (323) 2SCREAM
DATES: October 11-14, 19-21, 25-28, 30-31
HOURS: 7:00pm to 10:00pm weeknights & Sundays, 7:00pm to 11:00pm Fridays & Saturdays, 7:00pm to midnight on October 30 & 31.
TICKETS: $13 for one maze, $16 for that two, $20 for three haunts, $25 for V.I.P. Speed Pass (special front of line treatment). No children's prices.
DISCOUNTS: V.I.P. Speed Passes are available online for $20 (pay with PayPal, no service charges). There is a group rate discount for 15 or more; call (323) 964-8100.
PARKING: Plenty of free parking in the fashion center, near the movie theatre.
THE LEGEND: In the current fashion of Halloween Haunts, Haunt USA features a legend that acts as a sort of concept behind the attraction. In this case, we're told that a turn-of-the-century cemetery, buried beneath the parking lot, rises from the ashes once a year on Halloween night. A frightened night janitor disappeared after a frantic phone call to his sister years ago, having discovered a mysterious something he could not describe. Find out what it was by visiting the Haunt...!
ATTRACTIONS: Haunt USA offers three haunted houses:
- Nightmare Factory - a traditional haunt with chainsaws, bodies, dangeorus curves, and some nearly pitch-black corridors.
- Extreme Madness - a carnival of colorful clowns, with black-light paintings adorning the walls
- ZombieVille - an outdoor haunt infested with zombies who block your path through a maze of chain-link fences. Can you find a way to escape?
INFORMATION: The Haunt USA website insists that their attraction is an intense experience not appropriate for younger children. They also claim to offer "various weird and wonderful scenes designed and decorated by talented visual and special effects professionals." In other words, it's not just a bunch of black corridors with monsters leaping from around corners.
VOLUNTEERS: The haunt is looking for eager actors. Click here to sign up.
HISTORY: The HauntsUSA company was founded in 2002 by Harlan and Laura Freeman. A reality TV producer, Harlan decided that his second job - moonlighting for Halloween - should be geared toward fundraising events to help local and national charities. Every year, HauntUSA donates part of its proceeds to some worthy cause, such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Make a Wish Foundation. This year's proceeds will benefit Kiwanis Internaitonal, Project Grad Los Angeles, and the Special Olympics of Southern California.
OPINION POLL: Is Haunts USA your favorite Halloween attraction in the Los Angeles area? Then vote for it here.
VIDEO: Watch a video of Haunt USA's debut at the Northridge Fashion Center in 2006.