MURDER HOUSE PRODUCTIONS
Murder House Productions is a home haunt based in Thousand Oaks, California that features high quality set design, detailed prop work, and narrative elements. Bursting onto the scene in 2017 with their acclaimed Trick ‘r’ Treat maze, Murder House instantly took its place among the best home haunts in the Los Angeles area.
- Located at 2240 Ranch View Pl, Thousand Oaks, CA
- Walkthrough haunted house with jump scares
- No intentional touch from actors
- Recommended for guests age 16 and up
- Intense and scary themes, with plenty of gore
- Special effects including strobe lights and fog
- Guests may go through in small groups or solo
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Murder House Productions wasted no time becoming one of the best home haunts in SoCal, earning much praise for their adaptation of the Halloween anthology film Trick ‘r Treat (an idea which was prompty “borrowed” the next year for Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights). Whereas other home haunters slowly build up their inventory of props and fill out their roster of scare actors, Murder House arrived nearly fully formed, with gruesomlely gorgeous sets and well-executed scares. Its two founders, Aurora Persichetti and Kyle Warner, were immediately welcomed into the community and Aurora was invited to the New Generation of Haunters panel at Midsummer Scream in 2018.
Their haunt is a traditional walkthrough maze that emphasizes skill and craftsmanship, with no detail overlooked. Scare actors are intimidating in their detailed, custom-made costumes, and bloody body parts decorate the dense, intimate layout of the house. There are even a number of puppets used to great effect in the production.
Murder House also values story, with the narrative being set up well before guests enter. In 2018, their production Resurrection recounted the legend of Azbell, a witch from the woods who hunts children. Guests are treated to audio clips that deepen the story, and can even read bits of lore from Azbell’s diary. Though Murder House began by adapting an existing IP, all signs point to the haunt exploring original stories for the forseeable future.
Located not far from Reign of Terror (making for a great appetizer or dessert to your Halloween festivities), Murder House benefits from its location outside the big city, with ample street parking and shorter lines than some other home haunts. Its website notes that the haunt is wheelchair accessible, something not all home haunts prioritize. The production typically runs during the week of Halloween and possibly the week preceding. They request a minimum $5 donation to visit, though more is certainly welcome given the high cost of this production.
If their first few productions are any indication, Murder House is growing quickly, in both quality and ambition. Make sure to catch them on their way up and support excellent local haunts!
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