Programming Update

ScareLA will feature two days of panels, screenings, presentations, classes and workshops appealing to Halloween addicts, scare enthusiasts, and haunt pros, covering everything from pumpkin carving and crafting to special effects makeup and costumes, to prop and set building, to horror trivia contests, to haunt creation and management, DIY special effects, and more. Top of all this – dozens of interactive exhibitor booths where you’ll be able to do some early Halloween shopping!

While we’ll release more details on our specific calendar soon, some early scheduling highlights to look out for:


Saturday, Aug 10

Presentations by John Murdy, Creative Director of Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights and animatronics wizard Garner Holt, of Garner Holt Productions;

Speakers include horror film and haunt producer Jason Blum (“Paranormal Activity” series, “Insidious”, Blumhouse of Horrors).

Sunday, Aug 11

Panels featuring Knott’s Halloween Haunt designers and staff, including Brooke Walters, Daniel Miller, Jeff Tucker, Adam Hankinson, and Lara Hanneman;

Presentations and classes by the Original Hauntepreneur, Leonard Pickel with an exclusive look into the world of turning scares into careers and so much more!


For a full list of participants, sign up for our e-mail list and be sure to keep an eye on our website, Facebook page, and Twitter!