Best Haunted Houses for a Seriously Scary Halloween

Feeling like a trip to California but don’t want to go to Disneyland? Then opt for Knott’s Berry Farm. While it doesn’t have the international prominence that the house of Mickey Mouse has, Knotts Berry Farm is a hot spot for dedicated Halloweenies. Dubbed “Knott’s Scary Farm” during spooky season, this 57-acre amusement park has everything you can ask for when it comes to great Halloween adventure—from thrilling rides decorated with all sorts of monsters and ghouls to haunted mazes and attractions as well as sinister shows. Don’t want to scare the bejesus out of your younger tots? Then visit Knott’s Spooky Farm—a weekend venture that has events suitable for kids three to 11 years old.

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Get sucked into the Halloween spirit when you visit Busch Gardens’ annual Howl-O-Scream fest. Not only is the park bringing back their renowned scare zones (eight in total), fan favorite shows such as “Fiends” and “The Rolling Bones” and revamping all their popular attractions, but Howl-O-Scream will also see the addition of three haunted houses to the festivities, giving visitors plenty of creepy abodes to check out for that adrenaline high this year. While Howl-O-Scream typically runs for 19 days, the Busch Gardens extravaganza is running for 28 days this year, opening from September 10 to October 31.

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With their haunted mazes, scare zones and themed shows, Halloween events have become an annual fall tradition at theme parks. Virtually every park stocks up on fog machines, noisy chainsaws and buckets of gore, hires actors to run amok as brain-thirsty zombies and other creatures and rolls out the blood-red carpet for visitors seeking chills and screams.

Last year, however, something truly scary and horrific happened that upended this and many other traditions: the pandemic reared its ugly virus and nixed most parks’ Halloween plans.

The scare-a-thons are returning with a vengeance this season, albeit sometimes under new (para)normal conditions. For example, since there typically isn’t a lot of social distancing going on in tightly packed indoor mazes, it’s likely the actors won’t be the only ones wearing face masks.

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some fun Halloween alternatives for teens to keep the spirit alive. And if they’re not driving yet, throw in an offer to transport them and a few friends, and see if that doesn’t perk them up out of their existential teen Halloween doom and gloom. If your teens want to do something fun besides door-to-door trick-or-treating, we’ve provided at-home ideas when possible to keep the festivities alive.

The cult classic comic series Love and Rockets arguably paved the way for the alternative comics revolution of the ‘80s and doesn’t really get the recognition it deserves for its impact on the comic landscape. The serial series follows the misadventures of two primary groups grounded in equal parts realism and fantastical Sci-Fi adventures. The indie comic offered a welcome reprieve from the superhero books that dominated comic shelves at the time, unlike today, where Peanuts Halloween independent comics are much more commonplace. Taking a look back at this punky off-the-wall indie series, here’s everything to know about Love and Rockets

Love and Rockets was created by Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, who are jointly referred to as Los Bros Hernandez. The series began as a self-published single-issue book that was quickly picked up and distributed by Fantagraphics Books. L&R is a serial comic series that prominently follows the adventures of two separate groups written by each respective brother. Gilbert helmed the storyline titled Palomar while Jaime wrote Hopper 13, also known as Locas. 

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