Spooky Season

Spooky Szn(photo courtesy of creativefabrica)

Spooky Szn(photo courtesy of creativefabrica)

Tiffany Vo, Photojournalist

Happy October, Mustangs! Spooky Season has finally come upon us, and it’s arguably the best time of the year. All throughout the month, there are countless Halloween themed activities that can be done with family, friends, or all alone. Here is a list of local events that can be attended, hosted, or done:


To Attend: Dozens of Halloween related events can be found anywhere. Gather the most fearless people and have a night of pure screams. Down below are some notable mentions:


  • Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios: Sept. 14-Nov. 3 (Universal Studios)
  • Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland: Until Oct. 31 (Disneyland)
  • Knotts Scary Farm: Sept. 20-Oct. 31 (Knotts)
  • West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval: Oct. 31 (Timeout)
  • Long Beach Zombie Fest: Oct. 19-Oct. 21 (Timeout)
  • Día de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever: Oct. 27-Oct. 28 (Timeout)
  • Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor: Sept. 27-Nov. 18 (Queen Mary)
  • Watch Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween: Oct. 12
  • Watch The Nun: Sept. 6
  • Watch Halloween: Oct. 19
  • Halloween-themed Escape Rooms


To Host: Along with attending an event, hosting one can be equally as enjoyable. The theme, decorations, and activities planned will ultimately be under one’s control. Gather friends and family to help organize an experience people will for sure talk about. Below are some ideas:


  • Costume party
  • Movie night
  • Backyard maze
  • Halloween hangout with your friends


To Do: Not everything spooky is scary. Some classic Halloween festivities can be done locally in one’s city or even at the comfort of one’s home. With that, here are some traditional ideas to follow through:


  • Visit a pumpkin patch
  • Attend a Halloween party
  • Carve pumpkins
  • Halloween movie marathon
  • Bake/Make spooky snacks
  • Decorate the house
  • Make a homemade costume
  • Binge on chocolate and candy


Halloween may be considered scary for most, but the fear factor makes events more thrilling to participate in. Amy Chou (12) admits that she is a “scaredy cat,” but she still loves to join in on the spooky fun “because [her] friends will be there with [her].”


Still, always be cautious of reckless behavior. Although it is a season filled with eerie entertainment, some suspicious demeanor should be taken seriously. When out late at night, Bridgette Magana (12) reminds to “always be with people,” because skeptical actions can still lurk. Stay safe by avoiding physical encounters with dressed up strangers outside from a specific event.


With that, have a spectacular spooky season Mustangs!