8 Creepy Things To Do In LA on Friday The 13th

Angel M Rodriguez

This Friday The 13th Jason Voorhees leaves Camp Crystal Lake, Freddy Krueger leaves Springwood and Michael Myers leaves Haddonfield. The three killers head to Los Angeles for a night of terror. Some of them won’t make it through the night. Will you? We review the best eight things to do in LA on Friday The 13th.




1. Great Horror Movie Night Presents—Friday The 13th

When: Friday May 13th

Where: Old Zoo in Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Dr Los Angeles, CA 90027.

Time: Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. The screening begins at 7:45 p. m. First come, first served. Parking is free. No overnight parking.

Tickets: Price is $15 per person. Everyone attending must have a ticket.

Phone: (323) 913-4688

Ten Thirty One Productions will present the Great Horror Movie Night at the old abandoned zoo in Griffith Park. This deadly night will include hilarious, movie-themed, live pre-show entertainment and audience participation games. Guests can enjoy Friday the 13th from the safety of their lawn chairs and blankets, but you are warned, spooky surprises will be lingering in the night waiting for you.




2. An All-Nighter On Elm Street

When: Friday May 13th

Where: 7165 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036. One block West of La Brea.

Time: 7:30 p.m. Street parking available on Beverly Boulevard and Formosa Avenue.

Tickets: $30. Tickets are sold out online. You can buy tickets the day of the event.

Phone: (323) 938-4038

Website: New Beverly Cinema

New Beverly Cinema will never let you sleep again with their A Nightmare on Elm Street marathon taking place on Friday The 13th. New Beverly Cinema will be screening all seven Freddy Krueger movies. This will be a jam packed event for all the horror fans out there. Tickets are no longer available online but you still have time to get them on the day of the event. This is a first-come, first-seated event.



A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Written and Directed by Wes Craven



A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)

Directed by Jack Sholder



A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

Directed by Chuck Russell



A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: Dream Master (1988)

Directed by Renny Harlin



A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

Directed by Stephen Hopkins



Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

Directed by Rachel Talalay



Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)

Written and Directed by Wes Craven




3. Hollywood Forever Cemetery Movie Night

When: Friday May 13th

Where: 6000 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90038.

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Tickets: Free. Have your pass ready to show at the door.

Phone: (323) 469-1181  

Something dark is coming to Hollywood. Yes, The ConjuringHollywood Forever Cemetery will be having a free screening of Warner Brother’s hit 2013 horror movie on the creepiest night of the year. This is the night to fear. Seating is first-come, first-served and is not guaranteed.






4.  A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Film Locations

Hop in the car with some friends and have a horror adventure day by checking out this classic movie’s locations. Wes Craven’s film, A Nightmare on Elm Street filming locations include Burbank and Los Angeles. See where Nancy Thompson lived, or the house where Tina Gray was murdered by Freddy. You could also head over to the school where all the kids from Springwood went. Don’t forget: no running in the hallway!

A Nightmare on Elm Street filming locations and addresses here.




5. Halloween (1978) Film Locations

You can also head over to Haddonfield to see where Annie was murdered, or where Laurie Strode grew up, but above all, the house where young Michael Myers lived. Filming locations for this film include Alhambra, City of Industry, Los Angeles, Pasadena and Sierra Madre.

Halloween filming locations and addresses here.



6. Club Underground Los Angeles

When: Friday May 13th

Where: Grand Star Jazz Club, 943 N Broadway, Los Angeles CA 90012.

Time: 9:00p.m.

Tickets: Free before 9:45p.m., with RSVP (Join the event page on Facebook) $8 all night without RSVP.

It’s a Friday The 13th dance party and everyone is invited. Head on over to Underground and dance to all your favorite Indie, Brit Pop, New Wave, Post-Punk and all their favorite artists from the 60’s until now, from Amy Winehouse to Yeah,Yeah,Yeahs, plus giveaways & special guest DJs!





7. Whedonopolis Convention

When: Friday through Sunday May 13th- 15th

Where: Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Ave. Lake Balboa, CA 91406

Time: Times vary on the day.

Tickets: Prices vary depending on the day.

Phone: (818) 997-7676

Welcome to Sunnydale—I mean, Whedonopolis. This is Joss Whedon’s very first convention and it is all happening here in Los Angeles. We’re the lucky ones! Get ready to dance at The Bronze and relive the best times at prom. This is all things Whedon. If you’re a fan of Joss, you can’t miss this event. There will be auctions to raise money for charity, screening, workshops, contests, celebrity guest, autographs, games and of course, you’ll be able to meet your favorite Whedon veterans. You couldn’t ask for a better weekend.




8. Spike TV Friday The 13th Marathon

Maybe you just want to stay in and be alone. That’s fine. You could always hang at home and watch Spike TV’s Friday The 13th Marathon that will be happening all day and night on Friday. Put on some comfortable night clothes and get a few bottles of vodka, wine or beer—or all three if you like. It is the weekend, and enjoy some you time with some great scares.


Angel M Rodriguez
Author, Review Weekly Blog

Angel M. Rodriguez is a freelance writer in Los Angeles. He writes horror, comedy & online articles. He’s a horror movie fanatic. Wes Craven and Stephen King are his inspiration. Angel has written for Curve Magazine, Elite Daily, The Bold Italic, Thought Catalog and other online websites. He's a contributor for Review Weekly.