Haunted Houses in the Bay Area
Professional haunted houses can be pretty expensive for just a few minutes of fun. But community haunted houses offer a cheaper alternative with, arguably, a little less polish.
Some of the community haunted houses have a largely younger audience in the early evening hours, but also offer later operating hours for teens and adults.
Here are a few to check out that are $8 or less thanks to Hauntmistress of hauntedbay.com
2010 Bay Area Community Haunted Houses – $8 or less
Fear Oaks Haunting Experience (SF)
The Young People’s Teen Musical Theatre Company creates 800 square feet of scary haunted fun. Featuring Thriller performances at 7:15pm Friday-Saturday, and 6:45pm and 9:15pm on Sunday.
– $4 – Oct. 29-31, 2010, Fri.-Sat. 7:30pm-9:30pm; Sun. 7pm-9pm
– 346 Fair Oaks, San Francisco
The Haunted School (Oakland)
The Arts Management Department of Oakland School for the Arts presents The Haunted School, a creepily different school tour. It’s the first day in a new school – in a building set upon the remains of a terrifying, dark secret. Enter the twisted reality of The Haunted School.
– $5 – Oct. 28-31, 2010, 7pm-10pm
– The Marion E. Greene Black Box Theatre, 531 19th St., Oakland
Piedmont Haunted House
Take a trip through Piedmont’s own haunt, where the regular assortment of phantoms have been scared away by a Zombie invasion!
– $5 – Oct. 28-29, 2010, 8:30pm-9:30pm
– Piedmont Recreation Department, 358 Hillside Ave., Piedmont
Alameda Teen Haunted House
Have a spook-tacular time at Alameda’s haunted house, brought to you by Alameda Teens.
– $7 – Oct. 22-24, 2010, 6:30pm-9:30pm
– Alameda Veterans Building, 2203 Central Ave., Alameda
Prepare yourself as classic monsters and aliens creep from the basement and impose their malicious intent on those brave enough to wander into the Hauntatorium.
– $5 – Oct. 29-31, 2010, 6pm-10pm; also 11am-2pm on the 31st for $3
– Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Hercules Halloween Haunted House
The Teen Youth Council of Hercules puts on a one-of-a-kind haunted house for the community.
– $7 residents; $8 non-residents – Oct. 29-31, 2010, 6pm-9pm
– Market Hall, 4000 San Pablo Ave., Hercules
CIFF Haunted House (Moraga)
The California Independent Film Festival Haunted House takes place at the New Rheem Theatre in Moraga. This is the perfect place for a haunt that will have a taste of all the scary movies you love. Don’t miss the claustrophobia chamber and the other nightmare rooms.
– $8 – Oct. 22-23 and 28-31, 2010, 7pm-11pm (open until midnight on Halloween)
– New Rheem Theatre, 350 Park St., Moraga
Hayward Halloween Haunted House
Hayward’s Matt Jimenez Community Center is transformed into a scary place. Experience a night of ghosts and spooks in a fun environment.
– $5 – Oct. 29-31, 2010, Fri. 7pm-9:30pm; Sat.-Sun. 6pm-9pm
– Matt Jimenez Community Center, 28200 Ruus Rd., Hayward
The Haunted Plaza (Concord)
Expect a heart-pounding excursion into an unearthly realm as you walk through a maze of creepy rooms with ghoulish and original surprises.
– $7 – Oct. 15-31, 2010, 6pm-10pm
– Todos Santos Plaza, Willow Pass Rd. and Grant St., Concord
Concord Cascade Haunted House
Come in, look around, see what you think of the Concord Cascade Haunted House, a well-done haunt filled with actors and full of surprises.
– $5 – Oct. 22-23, 29-30, 2010, 7pm-midnight
– Concord Cascade Mobile Home Park, 245 Aria Dr., Pacheco
Legends of the Dark Path Haunted House (Pleasant Hill)
The Pleasant Hill Teen Council presents its annual Haunted House.
– $5 – Oct. 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, 2010, 7pm-8:30pm
-Pleasant Hill Park Teen Center, 147 Gregory Ln., Pleasant Hill
List curated by Hauntmistress of hauntedbay.com – a huge calendar of Bay Area Halloween events, including pumpkin patches, haunted houses, bar/club events, balls/parties, and more for San Francisco and the greater Bay Area.