Dare to join Little Tokyo in the heart of Downtown LA as the neighborhood transforms into the third annual Haunted Little Tokyo that will unravel throughout the month of October.
Beginning with the opening night of the Haunted Little Tokyo Film Festival on Friday, September 27th … Critters and creatures of all ages are welcome to experience the festivities including a family-friendly pumpkin patch, ghostly walking tours, free scary movie screenings, and interactive ghoulish games all culminating with Downtown Los Angeles’ largest annual haunted Halloween block party, trick-or-treating and costume contest.
Go Little Tokyo presented by the Little Tokyo Community Council invites all thrill-seekers to explore the fun as the community brews up eerie activities, unforgettable family-friendly entertainment, and spooky events throughout the Halloween season.
On location with John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness will be shown at the church where it was filmed with special guest, Dennis Dun. As the kickoff event to the Haunted Little Tokyo Film Festival, experience Union Center for the Arts like never before as it returns to the “Saint Godard’s” church where Carpenter filmed his 1987 classic. Enjoy themed cocktails, a Q & A session with actors, a tour of the filming location with Horror’s Hallowed Grounds’ Sean Clark, and a chance to recreate some of the most iconic scenes from the film in photo ops created by East West Player’s scenic professionals! Friday, September 27, 6:30 – 10 PM. $20 – $25
Haunted Little Tokyo Film Festival will brew some sweet treats along with classic Japanese hair-raising horror cinemas at various outdoor screening locations. All screenings are free, RSVP encouraged as space is available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
- Friday, October 4, 7 – 10 PM: Hausu at Union Center for the Arts
- Friday, October 11, 6 – 9 PM: Okko’s Inn at Japanese Village Plaza
- Thursday, October 17, 8 – 10 PM: CrimsonKimono (1959) at Japanese American National Museum
Haunted Little Tokyo Pumpkin Patch thrills Halloween enthusiasts every year! The outdoor Pumpkin Palooza marketplace is grown by local Asian Pacific Islander farmers at the Japanese Village Plaza. Purchase and decorate one-of-a-kind jack-o’-lanterns with neighbors, friends, and volunteer artists using pumpkins provided by Tanaka Farms.
Hear the stories of the resident Little Tokyo ghosts told by those who have seen the undead walk the halls at night on the Haunted Ghosts of Little Tokyo Walking Tour led by the Little Tokyo Historical Society. Re-discover the neighborhood in an all-new way with this haunted tour around the neighborhood and through haunted historical buildings.
Trick-or-Treat in Little Tokyo returns this year as traditional trick-or-treating for costumed ghosts and ghouls of all ages as they receive terrifying treats from local businesses in the Japanese Village Plaza. Treats generously donated by Meiji and Hi-Chew. Kid-friendly activities organized by KidZGen.