Spook-tacular Halloween events

Tess Guan , Web Editor

Escape Rooms

Designed to keep your heart racing and palms sweaty, escape rooms have become a popular Halloween activity for groups of friends. Escape rooms imitate “escape the room” video games, in which  a character is locked in a room and solves puzzles to escapeall  within a certain time limit. Exodus Escape Room in Rowland Heights offers an apocalypse themed room, in which participants explore an abandoned power plant in the midst of an apocalyptic world. Also in Rowland Heights, the Real Escape Room offers laboratory themed and bomb defusing rooms.

Horror Movies Playing

With Halloween quickly approaching, horror movies are at their peak. You can watch a favorite Halloween classic at home or watch a new movie in theatres.  Movies currently playing in theaters include: “Ouija: Origin of Evil,” “Boo! A Madea Halloween,” “Don’t Breathe” and “Blair Witch.”

Ouija: Origin of Evil:

This prequel to the 2014 horror film “Ouija” revolves around the story of an evil spirit possessing the daughter of a psychic reader, who used an Ouija board in her readings. The board’s curse becomes increasingly apparent as it controls the daughter and people around her.

Boo! A Madea Halloween

A bit more on the comedic side, “Boo! A Madea Halloween” describes a woman’s adventure in scaring off ghosts and killersall while watching out for a group of delinquent teenagers. The teenagers, participants of a frat party, prank Madea, who shut down their party, throughout the night by posing as ghosts and dressing up as clowns.

Don’t Breathe

This movie tells the story of a miscalculated house robbery, as the victim, a blind but keen veteran, hunts down his teenage intruders. The intruders find themselves locked in the old man’s house, as he seals off all possible exits.  

Blair Witch

This haunting movie describes the effects of a sinister tale on a group of travelers. As their trip progresses, they realize the legend of the Blair Witch is more than just a myth, as it begins attacking the travelers, one by one.

Whether you decide to watch them in theaters or in the comfort of your own home, they’ll be sure to send shivers up your spine.

Theme Parks

As usual, the annual Horror Nights at Universal Studios and Knott’s Scary Farm at Knott’s Scary Farm will be popular attractions through the Halloween season. This year however, Horror Nights has added more scares inspired by horror movies and television shows. The event now features seven new mazes with “American Horror Story,” “The Exorcist” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” influences. The park will also include features from “The Walking Dead” and “The Purge.” Knott’s Scary Farm continues to offer its usual activities: mazes, shows, rides and scare zones.