A guide to homemade haunts in the Southland

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DIY Haunt House, designed by Brian Kinsman in North Hollywood

Los Angeles is a prime location for haunted house aficionados. The film industry offers plenty of expertise in special effects, costumes, and set design – all things needed to make a spooky Halloween haunt.

KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis talked to Gerg MacLaurin, who lives in Arleta and has created many haunted houses over the years.

And then KCRW’s Avishay Artsy went to Northridge for a tour of “Sherwood Scare” with Brian Kinsman, creator of DIYHaunts.com.