San Diego County’s largest haunted experience, The Scream Zone is considered among the goriest, scariest, and screaming-est fright fests to be found in the dark corners of southern California. We invite you to be our guests, that is, if you have the nerve.
The Scream Zone is assembled from a collection of body parts and roughly stitched together into four terrifying haunts and other monstrous attractions. This year the Scream Zone runs 24 selected nights beginning September 29 and continues through October 31. Parking at The Scream Zone is free.
Your triple haunt favorites are back: the horrifying House of Horror, the dizzying KarnEvil, and the Haunted Hayride, each casting its evil spell on the Del Mar Fairgrounds. If our triple haunt isn’t enough for you, lace up your sneakers and take part in The Running Dead. Will you survive the zombie apocalypse or will you become a wandering corpse?
Scaredy cats are welcome to enter The Scream Zone compound at no charge if you want to wait for your children or hang with your friends but are too scared to enter the haunts. There are lots of things for you to do and see, including great food vendors, photo opportunities and our Spirit Lounge bar.
The House of Horror
The House of Horror features room after room of frightening and surprising visual and visceral experiences. Imagine being trapped and moved by a bevy of clowns or shaken, rattled and upended so that you don’t know where or who you are within utter darkness!
The Haunted Hayride
The Haunted Hayride piles visitors into a wagon with an unknown destination. Ride through the darkness terrified and filled with hallucinations, including Wicked Alice in Horrendous-land and a trip through the Rabbit Hole as part of the hair-raising ride through a Never, Never Land of creepy and petrifying clowns, zombies and other wicked characters.
KarnEvil is everything carnival and freak show, including the weird and surreal trailer park of clowns and a death spiral that leaves visitors disoriented and terrified.
The Running Dead
Will you be ready for a zombie apocalypse? The Running Dead groups will face multiple obstacles and challenges as they attempt to survive a zombie outbreak and preserve the future of civilization while being chased by the living dead. This attraction requires running, crawling, and getting dirty. Athletic attire and footwear are encouraged. We do not take responsibility for patron’s personal property, so it is advised you leave personal items and valuables at home. All participants will be required to sign a release of liability waiver upon entering the attraction and must present a valid ID. You are participating in the attraction at your own risk. No one under 18 will be admitted.