During the time of Covid, we are facing our first Halloween that is being shut down due to the virus. Normally, I would have already been to Universal Halloween Horror Nights and perhaps have gone to another larger event or horror maze in the area. This year, however, for safety concerns – and having to social distance and avoid large crowds, most events – including the massive Halloween Carnivale – in West Hollywood have been cancelled.
Luckily, I was able to attend an awesome horror-themed Escape Room in Fullerton, California: Zoe, by Escapade Games. That was definitely kick-ass – if you are local to Los Angeles or Orange County, I highly recommend it.
But one thing you need to check out is 1870 Haunt Manor in Anaheim, CA. Created by 16 year old Mike Fernandez – it is a socially distant horror facade and photo op – that is sure to get you into the holiday spirit.
Normally, he does a maze in front of his house, but not wanting the virus to ruin his love of Halloween and scaring people – he created a more scaled-back version this year that is still fun…and creepy…and it is definitely a nice attraction for both kids and adults.
If you are not local and still want to help Mike with his haunt, you can donate to his VENMO page that goes straight towards building future haunts.
Even though it seems that most of Halloween has been canceled this year, it is still nice to see that the love for the holiday can inspire others to find a way to keep it going – safely.