Although we look forward to the return of the classic, big-name haunts every year, there’s nothing quite like the announcement of a brand new haunted attraction to get us excited about the upcoming Halloween season. One of the first new haunts we learned about this year was Bones’ Gulch Haunted Attraction, coming to Castaic, California, this October. But this is no ordinary new player on the professional haunt scene. Behind Bones’ Gulch are three of the biggest names in California home haunting: Beware the Dark Realm, Restless Souls Manor, and The Farm.
If you know anything about the Southern California home haunter scene, you already know these three names. All three home haunts have offered professional-quality haunted attractions in their front yards and/or garages for years, with Beware the Dark Realm and Restless Souls Manor in particular commanding long lines for their walk-through attractions. These haunters have also presented at multiple haunt conventions and have even been featured in documentaries. Unlike some operations that see a pro haunt as an easy money-making opportunity, we know that the folks behind Bones’ Gulch are true Halloween experts who are completely devoted to bringing a quality attraction to the Santa Clarita Valley area.
The team is already hard at work building the haunt, which, as the name implies, seems to have an Old West theme. The haunt will be located at the Jack Bones’ Equestrian Center in Castaic. From the build photos, we can see many interesting buildings going up already, creating a very intriguing setting for the outdoor walk-through attraction. Based on our previous experiences with the three home haunts, we’re certain that Bones’ Gulch will be full of rich details and plenty of scares.
The haunt is being presented in partnership with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as a fundraiser for their museum. Dates, times, and ticket prices are still to be announced. In the meantime, you can follow the haunt build on Facebook or check their website for updated info. And if you just can’t wait for October, Bones’ Gulch will also be featured in the Hall of Shadows at Midsummer Scream this July!