knott's Scary Farm & Universal Horror Nights Have Been Cancelled

2020 Halloween looks to be filled with more fear than fun

One of the events I personally look forward to most has tragically (I expected it though) been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. Both Knott's Scary Farm and Halloween Horror Nights run by Universal Studios have been cancelled. Not just shutting down the California location, but Florida as well.


Knott's Berry Farm yearly haunted houses have been a staple Southern California community for years. In 1973 it began as a small three-day event and has drastically expanded into a six-week long holiday.




I personally LOVE Knott's Scary Farm and am devastated to see it will be closed for this Halloween season. Last year I spent the night enjoying the epic settings of Mutilated Wax Corpses, Clowns in circus tents, Alien's lurking in space ships and countless more.

Deadline quoted a statement from the park representatives saying, “Regrettably, due to continued operating restrictions related to the pandemic we have had to make the very difficult decision to cancel our highly anticipated 2020 Knott’s Scary Farm event. We know that this news is disappointing, but we look forward with great enthusiasm to making 2021 Knott’s Scary Farm our best year ever.”

Deadline is also reporting that the Queen Mary and Disney California Adventure have both cancelled their annual Halloween events as well. It does however appear that Six Flags parks are still planning a modified version of their annual Fright Fest, with no word on what that will look like. (We have not been able to verify this information yet.)


2020 has proven that it's chaos is far from over and it will even be impacting the enjoyment that all of us Pulp Cultists have during the Halloween season.


What are your thoughts on the cancellations? Do you think there will be ANY haunted houses this year? Let me know down in the comments!


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