Knott’s Scary Farm returns for the 45th season of terrifying Nightmares


By Jenny A.

Photos Alfonso De Elías

The most haunting Halloween event in Southern California, Knott’s Scary Farm, returns with unimaginable scares and innovative thrills for its 45th season. The fully transformed park will feature 13 uniquely haunted mazes and attractions, including the return of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, for her last performance as she bids farewell to the Scary Farm crowds with an all-new show. Knott’s Scary Farm is back for 25 horrifying nights from September 21 – October 31. This year’s Knott’s Scary Farm experience has all the ingredients of a truly terrifying nightmare, but unlike most dreams, Knott’s Scary Farm is a nightmare you can’t wake up from.

The new season will bring three all-new, unique haunted attractions, each introducing new menacing storylines and heinous never-before seen characters.

 Dark Ride (New for 2017) –You will enjoy a journey through an abandoned carnival ride where cruel characters still linger in the shadows in Dark Ride.

Pumpkin Eater (New for 2017) – Here you will attempt to survive the wrath of the murderous 7-foot tall creature that haunts the old woods surrounding. Be prepare for a creepy adventure.

Trick-or-Treat: Lights Out (New for 2017) – You will be invited to step inside the Green Witch’s haunted full of  faulty flashlight where brave visitors must face the terror of the Green Witch’s house completely in the dark.

Returning Favorites

Returning for the last and final year at Knott’s Scary Farm, Elvira is back with a bang, in a brand new spectacular farewell show, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. The exclusive performance will pay homage to the Queen of Halloween’s celebrated comedy-horror film, complete with musical numbers, dance and humor. Knott’s Scary Farm will be the exclusive home of Elvira for her final performance this Halloween season.

 Special Ops: Infected – Here you will fight against zombie apocalypse in an all-out war against the undead in this interactive experience armed with specially designed laser guns.

Shadow Lands- This Maze invites valiant wanderers to fight off demon samurais whose souls are cursed to rot within the depths of purgatory through a sacred shrine, an ancient Japanese temple.

Paranormal, Inc.- The guest will investigate a haunted hospital where demoniac spirits have been detected throughout the mysterious halls.

Red Barn – The horrifying, blood-soaked Red Barn re-opens its doors, filled with carnivorous animals seeking to prey on human flesh in the park’s goriest maze

The Tooth Fairy – This twisted tooth fairy steals more than just baby teeth as he drags his victims out of their bedroom window and into a world of cruel dentistry.

Voodoo – Order of the Serpent: The haunting legend of Papa Legba continues as guests follow him on his foreboding journey to conjure the serpent demon goddess in the outskirts of New Orleans.

The Hanging- A live stage show on the Calico Mine stage irreverently looks back at the year’s pop culture with killer comedy.

Scare Zones

Every night monsters spill out onto the streets and turn theme park midways into murderous scare zones.

Ghost Town Streets is the original and largest, most terrifying scare zone that started it all.   Bands of half-human, half-animal monsters prowl the streets and inhabit the fog.

Fiesta De Los Muertos features colorful costumes and larger than life stilt walkers in a dark scare zone.

CarnEVIL scare zone you will be in the boardwalk, clowns crave your undying attention.

The Hollow Scare Zone will terrorize guests as they find themselves in a war between three covens of witches and their armies of the undead.

Definitely LA people can’t stop visiting this exciting park that will be full of surprises, with tons of fun, foggy and workers in costumes go around scaring people.



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