Halloween Frights Await

Universal Studios

Don’t be afraid. It’s not too late to make Halloween plans. Whether you’re hoping for a frightening night full of ghost and goblin sightings, or some festive time with family, there’s plenty of fun to be had.

Haunting Halloween Haunt
Join the Bronco Events and Activities Team (BEAT) for a night of terror at their Halloween Haunt event the day before Halloween. Visitors can walk through terror trucks and experience the scream-inducing horror of mini haunted houses on wheels, which will be on Olive Walk Lane from 4 – 7 p.m. Then, from 7 – 9 p.m., “The Conjuring” will be playing in Ursa Major in the Bronco Student Center. The event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 3801 W Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768. For more information, call (909) 869-4455 or visit asi.csupomona.edu/beat.

Knott’s Scary Farm
The normally sweet amusement park turns haunted, complete with five frightening mazes and scary shows like “The Hanging,” “Elvira’s Sinema
Séance” and “Carny Trash.” Knott’s Scary Farm is open until Nov. 2, and can be found on 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park. For ticket prices and more information, visit knotts.com or visit the Games Room Etc. to get discounted tickets.

Universal scary characters

Characters from haunting television and film come to life at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights.

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights
This Hollywood experience takes you behind the scenes, where you can walk along the isolated streets and alleyways invaded by “The Walking Dead” of the hit TV show. Other characters you may see roaming around, waiting to scare, include those from “Evil Dead,” “Insidious” and “El Cucuy.” For ticket prices and more information, visit halloweenhorrornights.com/hollywood/2013/ or visit the Games Room Etc. to get discounted tickets.

The Happiest Place on Earth gets spookier this time of year. Spine-tingling attractions and entertainment include Halloween Screams, Disney Villain encounters and a special Halloween parade, Mickey’s Costume Party Cavalcade. These Halloween festivities go through Oct. 31, on 1313 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim. For ticket prices and more information, visit disneyland.com or visit the Games Room Etc. to get discounted tickets.

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare
Rob Zombie’s Fairplex show includes three haunted houses that you can go through as many times as you want as well as watch concerts each night. October 31 includes a punk rock Halloween show featuring artists Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Agent Orange, Andrew W.K., Mod Sun and Beware of Darkness. For ticket prices and more information, visit greatamericannightmare.com or visit the Games Room Etc. to get discounted tickets.

Main Street Halloween Celebration
Celebrate with spooky festivities including a moon bounce, petting zoo, Ferris wheel, pumpkin carving, costume contest and more. The celebration is from 4-8 p.m. and admission is free. At downtown Huntington Beach, Main St. and 5th St. by Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach. For more information, visit surfcityusa.com.

Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor
The Queen Mary presents horrifying creatures, six terrifying mazes, attractions and live entertainment. Halloween night festivities include trick-or-treating for little ones, a Halloween Costume Ball and a ghost tour aboard the ship. Goes through Nov. 2 with Dia de los Muertos celebrations from Nov. 1-2, at 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach. Tickets start at $20. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit queenmary.com/dark-harbor.

Zombie Crawl
Get ready to be zombi-fied! Join hundreds of zombies as they take over the city of Santa Monica in the biggest crawl of All Hallows Eve. The undead will begin walking the streets at Rusty’s on the Pier and continue throughout the night at Big Dean’s, Ye Ole King’s Head, Brittania Pub, West 4th and Jane, Barney’s Beanery and finish at the Official Zombie After Party at Wokcano. Tickets and more info at zombiecrawlsm.eventbrite.com.

Kellogg Farm Store Pumpkin Patch
Missed the Pumpkin Festival? There’s still time to go picking right on campus. The Pumpkin Patch at the Kellogg Farm Store is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day through Oct. 31. More info at csupomona.edu/~farmstore.

Happy Halloween!