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    Boos!Letter: Horror-themed escape rooms that elevate the scare factor
    • October 27, 2023

    Happy Friday, Ghosties!

    While there are dozens of walk-thru attractions with plenty of pop-out scares to enjoy throughout Southern California this haunting season, if you truly want to immerse yourself into the terror, an escape room just might be the ticket.

    There are several horror-themed escape rooms now open with a variety of backstories from zombies being created in a lab to being trapped in the home of a serial killer. These timed experiences are designed for small groups and put individuals in charge of certain tasks.

    Can you work with your crew find all of the clues to move forward? Will you be brave enough to step up to the monsters in an effort to find your way out?

    Check out reporter Richard Guzman‘s list of 10 Halloween-themed escape rooms here.

    Here’s more frightfully fun news.

    Ariana Madix and Harvey Guillen at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights on October 6, 2023. (Photo by Hamilton Pytluk, Universal Studios Hollywood)

    Photos: Stars at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights

    Even celebrities like a good scare.

    Since Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights opened on Sept. 7, stars have been showing up for a screaming good time.

    From actors and actresses like Vince Vaughn, Abigail Breslin and Pedro Pascal to rockers and pop stars like Billie Eilish, Blink-182’s Travis Barker and Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, they’ve all turned out to experience walk-thru attractions based on films like “The Exorcist: Believer” and “Evil Dead Rise” and television shows including “Stranger Things” and “Chucky.”

    Take a spin through a photo slideshow of all of the horror-loving talent here.

    View of the atmosphere during a spine-chilling soirée in celebration of the launch of Disney+ and Hulu’s “Goosebumps,” the new series inspired by R.L. Stine’s books, at Chelsea Factory on October 13, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)

    Hulu’s free Halloween pop-up brings its latest offerings to life

    Hulu’s “Huluween: Now Screaming” pop-up experience at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood will feature several scare zones based on films like “Annabelle,” “The Boogeyman,” “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” and TV shows like “American Horror Story” and “Goosebumps.”

    There will also be photo-ops and exclusive Huluween merchandise.

    It’s all free, too, and runs from 4-10:45 p.m. Oct. 29-31. Richard has more on the event here.

    Long Beach based 562 LIVE Radio is using a cast of local actors for its Halloween-themed radio show dubbed Haunted Radio 2023, which will air online from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31.(Photo courtesy Alex Exum)

    Tune into Haunted Radio via Long Beach’s 562 LIVE

    On Halloween night, Long Beach’s 562 LIVE Radio will flip its programming to become Haunted Radio online with voice actors sharing family-friendly campfire ghost stories from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    It’s a homage to classic radio dramas, where friends and families would gather around the home radio to listen to plays that also include music and other sound effects.

    Find out how to tune in and what goes into creating the broadcast here.

     Until next week, happy haunting!

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