Go Metro Weekends: Brave the spookiest Halloween events L.A. has to offer, car-free

Metro Halloween 2015

Photo by @michaellawrenceheard via Instagram.

Monsters are scary, but the gruesome traffic expected to hit this weekend will be a real nightmare! If you still haven’t figured out how to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve, here’s how to avoid the traffic monster and Go Metro to enjoy all that L.A. has to offer!

Haunted Attractions

Evil Twin Studios is making nightmares come true this Friday and Saturday with interactive tours of the haunted Raymond Hill Santarium. Tickets can be purchased for $15 online and $17 at the door. (Metro Gold Line to South Pasadena Station)

For an intimate Halloween experience, check out CreepLA, set in an abandoned warehouse downtown at 718 East Jefferson Street, just north of 1st St. Creep runs until Halloween night and timed tickets are sold online at $25 per person; $30 at the door. (Metro Gold Line to Little Tokyo/Arts District Station)

Scary Movie Screenings

The Wiltern Night of Horror is hosting four movie screenings — An American Werewolf in London, The Cabin in the Woods, The Descent and Demons — costume contests, giveaways and more Friday night at 7 p.m.! Get your tickets here. (Metro Purple Line to Wilshire/Western Station)

Those headed to the screening of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Friday and Saturday, consider taking Metro to the Hollywood Bowl. (Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Highland or Universal/Studio City then transfer to shuttles — free ride for TAP card holders. (Don’t forget to wear a costume!)

Halloween Parties and Festivals

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval!  Please note the listed buses are detouring but can still be used to reach the carnaval. (Metro 2, 4, 10, 704 and 705 to Santa Monica Boulevard between La Cienega Blvd. and North Doheny Drive.

There are literally TONS of parties happening in downtown L.A. and along Hollywood Blvd. this weekend. We encourage taking Metro for a faster and safer route. Plus, we’re offering late-night service until 2 a.m.! Use the Trip Planner to plan your best route.

Spooky Musicals and Concerts

If the original 1976 Carrie freaked you out, you won’t want to miss Carrie: The Musical, playing now through November 15 at the historic Los Angeles Theatre. Ticket prices vary. (Metro Red Line to Pershing Square Station)

Pasadena’s Lineage Performing Arts Center will host Shakespeare’s Night of Terror Friday night! (Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station or Del Mar Station)

More events to check out that are a little less frightening: 

  • Ghostbusters! Playing at the Egyptian Theatre Friday night at 7:30 p.m. (Metro Red Line  Metro Bus 212, 217, 222 to Hollywood/Highland)
  • Figat7th, Day of the Dead Celebration. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free. (Metro Red, Purple, Blue or Expo Line to 7th Street/Metro Center)
  • Other Halloween festivities happening this weekend that you may have missed in last week’s Go Metro Weekends post.

And finally before I sign off, here is Michael Jackson’s iconic Thriller video to help you get into a spooky mindset:

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