Jenna Harper, Features Editor

As the spooky Halloween season fast approaches, those of us who love to celebrate the ghosts, ghouls, goblins,  and countless other supernatural creatures turn to our beloved theme parks and attractions to give us a good scare. Here are the top ten best spine-chilling events to visit for the Halloween season!

10.) Ghosts and Gravestones- This Halloween, take your seat on the Old Town trolley as a “Gravedigger” guide takes you on a tour where you’ll get to experience the paranormal activity, ghostly sightings and unexplainable mysteries that surround some of San Diego’s most haunted sites. You won’t want to miss this frightful event!

9.) Haunted Trails- Ah, who could forget the beloved Balboa Park Haunted Trails? This spooky stroll through a devilishly haunted park will leave you with nightmares for the entirety of the Halloween season. From Pennywise the Dancing Clown to classic horror icons such as Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers, you’ll want to make sure to get your tickets before the attraction closes on October 31.

8.) Scream Zone- Located at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Scream Zone is a local attraction complete with a Haunted Hayride, House of Horror, and even a scary carnival known as “Karnevil.” Pick one, or spook your socks off with an inclusive pass to all three. Either way, Scream Zone is always an October must-do.

7.) Haunted Hotel- A San Diego classic, the Haunted Hotel is our city’s longest-running haunted house.This year’s attraction contains new features such as the Hellevator, Morgue Autopsy Lab, Chaos Hallway, and more. The Haunted Hotel is only open until Halloween Night, so get your tickets soon!

6.) Savage House- Savage Productions is a group that specializes in creating a realistic and terrifying “themed haunt,” and this year is no exception. Be sure to go check out “The Backwoods” at Westfield Mission Valley before November 1!

5.) Six Flags Fright Fest- Running until October 28, features that differentiate Fright Fest from any other day at the rollercoaster site include new eerie mazes, creepy characters walking about, and numerous scare zones located throughout the park. Make sure you catch a ride on the Full Throttle Fears coaster while it lasts!

4.) Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights- Horror Nights at Universal Studios are fright-filled and fun, with eight confusingly creepy mazes, a Terror Tram, five scare zones, and many spine-chilling live shows — there are unexpected scares around every corner. Be sure to pay a visit to the theme park before November 3!

3.) Knotts Scary Farm- Akin to both Universal Studios Nights and Six Flags, Knotts Scary Farm follows the seasonal theme. Creepy creatures roaming the park, puzzling mazes, various thrill rides, and more are just another fun-filled and bloodcurdling way to spend your Halloween.

2.) Spooky Disneyland- Spooky Disney returns, haunting both the original park as well as California Adventure this October. With costumed characters, Haunted Mansion Holiday, and countless creepy little details, Spooky Disney is always a welcomed classic, and not to mention a kid-friendly one!

1.) Reign of Terror- Despite the long drive to Thousand Oaks, Reign of  Terror Haunted House is totally worth it. This 23,000 square foot, 8 attraction, and a 105 room  haunted course has been voted the Best Haunted House and Biggest Indoor Haunt in Southern California. Open until November 3, with times and prices varying depending on the day, this is the number one scare that you won’t want to miss.