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19 haunted houses and other Halloween screams to check out this weekend

A new "scare zone" inspired by the TV series "American Horror Story" is one of the offerings at this year's Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
A new "scare zone" inspired by the TV series "American Horror Story" is one of the offerings at this year's Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Looking to get scared witless this Halloween weekend? Here’s your guide to select haunted houses, escape rooms and other frights to tickle your terror bone. Events run through the weekend unless otherwise noted.

Blackthorne Screamfest: Two mazes, plus live music and DJs; for ages 13 and up. Pico Rivera Sports Arena, 11003 Sports Arena Drive, Pico Rivera. Friday and Saturday only. $25-$80. www.blackthornescreamfest.com

BOO-tanicum: Family-friendly event with ghost stories, haunted house and more. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. Saturday only, 4 to 10 p.m. $15; children 5 and under, free. www.theatricum.com

Creep L.A.’s Entry: A 1970s-era artist descends into madness in a series of interconnected vignettes in this terror tale inspired by the films of David Lynch and Stanley Kubrick; includes an interactive pre-show lounge. Creep LA, 2316 N. San Fernando Road, L.A. $40-$50. www.creepla.com

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