Here in southern California we enjoy a wealth of Halloween treasures. There are a total of 54 haunts in the area from Professional events like Knott’s Scary Farm to home haunts like Motel 6 Feet Under, to more professional, independent haunts like The Empty Grave.  It can be an overwhelming task to pick and choose your activities in October.  It can also be an expensive one.  What is a Haunt fan to do?  Go on a death march.

Introducing the first annual
Orange County Death March.


The Empty Grave

STOP #1 (5:45pm)

We start the night off at Laguna Hills Mall and The Empty Grave.  Mike Talorico has a lovely haunted house set up just waiting for you.  The expansive 5,000 square foot maze is choc full of the homespun scares that have made the Grave a must-do during the Halloween season.

Here we will also be treated to a meet and greet with Mike and a lights-on walkthrough of the maze.

From there we will hop in our cars and meet up at the Tustin Market Place for quick bite at a restaurant in the area as we get ready for the next destination.

The 17th Door

STOP #2 (8:00pm)

Next up we will tour Irvine’s The 17th Door.  Again with priority access, we delve into the sickening mind of a young girl and journey with her down a path of destruction.  One of the most anticipated haunt experiences of 2015, The 17th Door will immerse guests in a terrifying succession of scenarios as we try to survive the dangers that lie within.

Sinister Pointe’s Trust Challenge

STOP #3 (10:00pm)

We end our march with a trip to Sinister Pointe’s Trust Challenge in Brea.  A terrifyingly unique experience, where you along with a single guest will encounter a nearly 30-minute fear challenge that will require complete trust from your partner. Upon entering the dimly lit facility, you are escorted upstairs. One at a time you will each enter completely blacked out quarters. Depending on the fear you have chosen, you may encounter evil clowns, the possessed or the living dead!

You will spend an agonizing 10-minutes in this realm attempting to navigate through it in total darkness … alone!

but, there is hope! Your partner will be just outside in a control booth watching your every move on a monitor using infrared cameras located within the world that you inhabit. They will see your every move and everything else possibly lurking beside you. Your goal will be to use your partner’s eyes as they navigate you to collect survival coins. Upon successful survival, the game is then reversed. Your partner will then enter a completely different realm, and you will be responsible for navigating them through the terror.

imagine the ability to see what is about to unfold right in front of your partner’s eyes, yet they have absolutely no awareness of the evil before them. Will you guide them to victory? Or will you use this opportunity to seek revenge? You decide!!!

This is a low-capacity attraction so the majority of us will park ourselves a block away at Branagan’s Irish Pub and head over in shifts.


The ticket buys you priority access to all three haunted attractions for the small price of $50


If you are on the fence about what haunts to do and when, why not join us for three of the best haunts on Orange County?  One price, three haunts, endless screams.

See you in the fog!