A Definitive Ranking of Every Hollywood Haunted Attraction

Halloween arrives not only with candy and cute costumes, but also with plenty of spooky attractions.

If you're lucky enough to live in the Los Angeles area, then you know this town wholeheartedly embraces the creepy Oct. vibes. While Halloween entertainment can be found in every corner of the city, some diversions are better than others.

Keep scrolling for our definitive ranking of every Hollywood haunted attraction.

9. Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo is an annual Halloween celebration that takes place at—who could've guessed it—the Los Angeles Zoo. The attraction features spooky tales, pumpkin carving, puppet shows and more Halloween-themed events throughout the month of Oct. While the zoo transforms into a fall paradise during Boo at the Zoo, it's also an attraction you can miss. The family-friendly aspect of this celebration means it's not as creepy as other Hollywood offerings. And when it comes to Halloween, we're all about those spooky vibes. 

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8. Halloween Carnaval

Halloween Carnaval is a West Hollywood event that takes place on the actual night of Halloween. The Oct. 31 celebration features live music, dancing, lots of food and a general environment of fun. It's basically a block party full of costumed adults. Carnaval dedicates a space for people to come together and celebrate Halloween without paying admission or standing in lines. However, a few hours wandering the streets can get a little boring. It's definitely a fun celebration, but other, spookier events are just cooler. 

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7. Creep Los Angeles

Creep is a Halloween experience that's just so L.A. This annual haunting mimics the style of Instagram-worthy pop-ups with plenty of photo ops that will bring the creepy vibes to your feed. However, this pop-up shop has a fun twist. During the 75-minute walkthrough, the picture-perfect backdrops will come alive in all kinds of nightmarish ways. This haunted experience pokes fun at the Instagram-obsessed culture of L.A., while still playing into the photo-worthy pop-up expectations. It's clever, fun, and—most importantly—pretty darn scary.

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6. Paramount After Dark Tour: Tales From the Other Side

If you're a major movie buff, the Paramount After Dark Tour is the perfect Halloween experience for you. This two-and-a-half-hour guided tour takes you through Paramount Studios after- hours, where you'll learn insider information about the most famous deaths in Hollywood. Right next to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, this attraction definitely has a chilling vibe. However, it's not outright scary, nor is it meant to be. It's a mellow experience that's only slightly creepy at best. If that's your thing, go for it. However, we prefer scarier experiences when considering the top Halloween attractions.

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5. Cinespia Cemetery Screenings

The Cinespia Cemetery screenings really aren't scary at all. These outdoor movies start at the end of the summer and continue through Halloween season. However, they take place in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where hoards of movie-goers set up camp on top of old graves. Something about the whole experience gives us the heebie-jeebies, probably because it all feels so normal. What can we say? Apparently, we're a little superstitious regarding cemeteries.

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4. Dark Harbor

Dark Harbor is an annual haunted house experience in Long Beach. Unlike your regular haunted house, however, Dark Harbor welcomes visitors onto the Queen Mary, an old ocean liner. While the Queen Mary can be chilling during a normal visit, the added monsters, mazes and fog makes this experience totally terrifying. The crowded environment of the boat means there's nowhere to hide from the terrors around you, resulting in an evening full of fright. While LA still has other, better experiences, Dark Harbor is a Halloween attraction you don't want to miss.

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3. Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

While a hayride usually elicits images of a jolly trek through a pumpkin patch, the L.A. Haunted Hayride is far from a cheerful experience. This attraction takes viewers through the hills of Griffith Park, where they encounter many nightmarish sights meant to terrify every visitor. Over the years, the Hayride has grown scarier and scarier. Now, it's one of the top Halloween attractions in the city. Although the theatrics may be overdone at times, there's plenty in this experience to keep you occupied for hours, making it a worthwhile visit.

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2. Knott's Scary Farm

Every year, Orange County's Knott's Berry Farm transforms into its nightmarish counterpart—Knott's Scary Farm. During Halloween, the amusement park features free-roaming monsters, terrifying mazes and other haunting entertainment. The entire theme park is transformed, resulting in incredible sights that will both scare and delight you.This attraction changes the whole experience of visiting the park, which is why it's one of our favorites. While the actual fright aspect of Knott's Scary Farm is open to interpretation, this experience is definitely worth at least one visit.

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1. Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights

Is this really a surprise? Pretty much everyone can agree that Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios is the best attraction in the city. Much like Knott's Scary Farm, this experience transforms the entire park into a terrifying, nightmarish maze. However, Halloween Horror Nights always outdoes Knott's Scary Farm in terms of actually scaring their visitors. This experience features multiple mazes and scare zones—each of which can keep you trapped for extended periods of time while you struggle to find your way out. It's truly the stuff of nightmares, making it the best Halloween experience L.A. has to offer.

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