Fri, Oct. 25
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare
The ultimate Halloween Horror festival put together by Rob Zombie himself, Great American Nightmare is full of terrifying haunted houses including Haunt of 1,000 Corpses and Lords of Salem in Total Black Out. Check out the live music from Doctor P, Zomboy, Terravita and Evol Intent.
FEARplex (L.A. Fairplex), 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, (909) 623-3111; www.fairplex.com.
Fri, Oct. 25-26
Take one of the five haunted tours that’ll transport you to the Reveille Dance Studio, Municipal Auditorium, Old Fire Station and more, including tours that are family friendly. Once you’ve been scared to the core, you’ll find yourself enjoying the live entertainment including music, dance, tricks and treats that Riverside’s Ghost Walk has to offer.
Main St. Pedestrian Mall, 3834 Main St., Downtown Riverside, (951) 787-7850; www.crballet.com.
The Medium and Lord, Help My Poor Soul
The double bill is delivering the critically acclaimed opera, The Medium, as well as the play by John Lynd, Lord, Help My Poor Soul. This double dose of terror will spook up your week just in time for Halloween.
Knox Hall, First Presbyterian Church of Redlands, 100 Cajon St., Redlands, (909) 904-3572; www.redlandsopearthreatre.com.
Fri, Oct. 25-27
With five haunted houses including the Bog of the Abyss and Labyrinth of Lost Relics, this Halloween show will be extremely fright-tastic. If spine-chilling scares aren’t always you’re thing, there will also be different shows happening, including the Pandemonium Magic Show.
Crossroads Riverview Park, 14600 Baron Dr. (was River Rd.), Corona, (951) 735-0101; www.crhaunts.com.
Sat, Oct. 26
With live music by Southern Spirit, a beer garden bar, taco bar ghoulish drinks and even costume contests, this is sure to be the ultimate Halloween bash. Their over the top decorations and party favors will bring your holiday over the top.
Cadillac Ranch, 22581 Outer Hwy. 18, Apple Valley, (760) 247-7060; www.cadillacranchav.com.
Forget candy and decorating pumpkins, Halloween is about listening to live music and partying! Get your kicks at Killarney’s in Temecula and you’ll enjoy live music from Road Work.
Killarney’s Pub & Grill, 3639 Riverside Plaza Dr. #532, Riverside, (951) 682-2933; www.killarneys.com.
All dressed up with nowhere to go? You’re always invited to the Annual Costume Halloween Party at Mario’s Place. With a live DJ, there’s sure to be a dance party. There’s also karaoke, drink specials and a costume contest at midnight.
Mario’s Place, 3646 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, (951) 684-7755; www.mariosplace.com.
This annual event features games, entertainment for kids and adults like pumpkin throws, crab apple digging, the flying bat toss and pumpkin decorating. Be sure to capture your cuties in their outfits with fun Fall photos.
Victoria Gardens, Chaffey Town Square, 12505 Mainstreet, Rancho Cucamonga, (909) 463-2830; www.victoriagardensie.com.
Nothing says Halloween quite like watching the most popular movies that celebrate the season. A free showing of The Corpse Bride will be all the rage, and while costumes aren’t suggested . . . we don’t see any reason to not wear one.
The Shops at Dos Lagos, 2780 Cabot Dr., Ste. 140, Corona, (951) 277-7601; www.shopsdoslagos.com.
This daytime Howl-O-Ween adventure has all the excitement you’d expect from a park and much more. There will your typical Halloween must-haves including trick or treat stations, costume contests and pumpkin decorating, however they go above and beyond with animal encounters, bounce houses, pumpkin bowling and much, much more.
The Living Desert, 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert, (760) 346-5694; www.livingdesert.org.
Sun, Oct. 27
Come dressed in your Halloween gear, and get ready for more games, prizes and contests than you’ve ever seen before. You can visit the graveyard, the pumpkin patch, get chased by goblins and watch the animals receive their very own special Halloween treats.
Big Bear Alpine Zoo, 43285 Goldmine Dr., Big Bear Lake, (909) 584-1299; www.bigbearalpinezoo.org.
Tues, Oct. 29
If you’re not into the whole getting scared part of this frightful holiday, then this celebration with be perfect for you. Franklin Haynes Marionettes presents a mix of spooky and funny stories so don’t miss your chance to celebrate the holiday with laughter.
Steelworks’ Auditorium, 8437 Sierra Ave., Fontana; (909) 574-4500.