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The SCV's houses of terror

Posted: October 29, 2010 6:00 a.m.
Updated: October 29, 2010 6:00 a.m.
Who puts the scare in the neighborhood? Escape knows. Who puts the scare in the neighborhood? Escape knows.
Who puts the scare in the neighborhood? Escape knows.

Heritage Haunt
Inside Hart Park at Heritage Junction
24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall, CA 91321
Oct. 29 and 30 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
All Proceeds Benefit the Santa Clarita Valley
Historical Society.
General admission - $15
Coupons available at local McDonald's restaurants for discounts on Heritage Haunt admissions and more.
For group discounts call (661) 254-1275.
Ticket price includes entrance to all events, shows and performances.
For additional information and tickets visit
Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society:
(661) 254-1275
Hayride of Nightmares: Can you survive the witch's curse and make your way through the haunted woods? Along the way you may run into some nightmares you've never dreamed of.
Scare Zone: Every October a strange, mysterious fog rolls over Newhall, and the creatures of the night come out to play. Venture through the Western streets and see some of the most horrific monsters known to man. Then continue on to the swamp and watch out for what lurks in the fog.
Indian Trail Massacre: Ancient Indian lore tells of a long lost Indian camp that was cursed. The Indians, long dead, will rise and get their revenge. Do you dare enter the Indian Trail massacre.
‘Alice in Scaryland': New World Dance performs a ballet production of "Alice in Scaryland." It will be the scariest tea party you'll ever attend.
Chewy's Pirate Cove: Avast ye landlubbers! Enter the pirate ship "Chewy" and see the captain and his crew of scallywags, and venture through the streets of Port Tortuga.
Graveyard: Beware of the all-new Newhall Graveyard. Be sure to pay your respects to the deceased.

Schaefer's Scary Yard
20201 Lakemore Drive, Canyon Country, CA 91351
(From Soledad Canyon Road, take Langside north ½ mile to Lakemore. Look for the "Black Pearl.")
Open 7 p.m. until midnight, weather permitting, Friday, Oct. 29, Saturday, Oct. 30, and Sunday Oct. 31.
These creative and realistic ghouls and characters are 95 percent handmade by the "Master," Bob Schaefer. This will be his 21st year at amazing folks from all over Santa Clarita and beyond. Bob and his kids, Brandon, Madison, Makenna and Delaney work for four to five weeks to prepare, striving for the perfect detail, from lights to sound to eerie effects. In the graveyard you will find tombstones immortalizing famous characters from some of pop culture's greatest nightmares. Swashbucklers from "Pirates of the Caribbean" take their place next to Lizzie Borden, Elvira and Count Dracula, the Grim Reaper, Hannibal Lecter, the Headless Horseman, Emily Rose and many more. Look for Sami's Stew, boiling with ?? Also find the Ork head on a stake as Smeagol grins from afar. Come face to face with an attraction that keeps its guests entertained and coming back for more. You, too, will wonder which of those who haunt this yard are real or fake.

House on Rodeffer Hill
22020 Rodeffer Place, Saugus, CA 91350
(Off of Copper Hill and Kenton.)
(661) 803-9627 Robert or Christine Tezai
The House on Rodeffer Hill is back, bigger, and dare I say, darker than ever with this year's annual offering, which celebrates "The Wolf Man," then and now. We've been able to incorporate some visuals and concepts that Rob Tezai brings home as an alumni to Santa Clarita's Heritage Haunt, where, as a volunteer, much more was learned about the crafts of producing an exciting and effective Halloween haunt experience. We've introduced many new "things" this year, which supplement the cemetery and singing pumpkins. Our display will now include a walk-through (Oct. 31 only ... if you dare). However 22020 Rodeffer Place is now on display nightly from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., except when it's raining.

The Haunted Observatory
27257 N. Blakely Place, Valencia, CA 91354
(Take Hillsborough Parkway to Dunsmore, right on Blakely to the end of the cul-de-sac.)
For a different kind of cosmic thrill, it's perfect for little kids. Open to star gazers on Halloween from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., where visiting trick or treaters get to view the sky through an 11-inch telescope.
Moorpark and Glendale College astronomy professor James Somers, his wife, Eufemia and their son Andrew, will open the observatory to allow little haunters a view of double stars and globule clusters. Professor Somers will give a star talk to interested star searchers. Be sure to get treats from the Neighborhood Witch. "But it's a requirement you look through the telescope before you get your treat," Somers said.

The Haunting on Kristin Lane
"where evil runs rampant"
22005 Kristin Lane, Saugus, CA 91350
(Off Pamplico in the cul-de-sac - between Grovepark and Seco Canyon.)
Enter if you dare as our house has been taken over by many evil entities. Think the glowing red boarded-up windows or demented cemetery are scary? Think again! Experience true fear as you walk through a haunted forest trail or live your worst nightmares with our clowns. If you make it that far you will surely die after watching the actual cursed videotape from "The Ring." Did we mention the murderer wielding a chainsaw? You may remember him from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." The Haunting on Kristin Lane, in collaboration with Saugus High School, is raising money for a well known local substitute teacher, Mr. G. For those who don't know, he is known for his upbeat teaching style and always ends each class with a song. Mr. G is suffering from t-cell lymphatic leukemia and 100 percent of the donations received will go to him and his cause. Visitors are welcome starting at dusk until late on Halloween night. All ages are welcome...and in fact encouraged. Depending on how busy we are we will let children walk through without being scared by our monsters.

Inside and out on Adobe
25601 Rancho Adobe Road, Valencia,
CA 91355
(From McBean, turn east on Ave Navarre, then left on Alta Maderia and right on
Rancho Adobe.)
Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
This first-year haunt features an outdoor haunted cemetery (not too scary for the little ones) and a scary indoor haunted house with optical illusions, special effects, a meat market scene, a haunted daycare scene, a dungeon scene and "hallway of doom." All indoor scenes contain scary realistic props as well as live role players and are NOT appropriate for small children. Donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation.


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