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Rotten Apple 907 Home Haunt Needs Community Support

It’s been a really rough year for the team behind Rotten Apple 907, one of Southern California’s greatest home haunts. Located in Burbank, the team – led by Diane and Preston Meyer – has been a staple of the haunt community since 2003. Recently, the team encountered a nasty setback from Mother Nature in the form of a flood, which wiped out a lot of their materials where they were being stored on a property in Acton, California.

Props, walls, and other components necessary for their annual haunt were either destroyed, washed away, or covered with filthy debris and mud. To add insult to injury, while the Meyers were waiting for the water to recede enough to try and salvage their stuff, a bee colony moved in and made themselves a hive, which also had to be taken care of.

To say that 2017 has been a rough one for Rotten Apple 907 and its team is an understatement. These are good people who create a tremendous attraction – with a new theme – each and every year, with all of their proceeds going to local charities. Since 2003, Rotten Apple 907 has donated thousands of dollars to people in need. And, as luck would have it, now they are the ones in need.

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Rotten Apple’s Not So Enchanted Forest 2016

Rotten Apple 907 Not So Enchanted ForestFor the past 26 years, Halloween fans have flocked to Rotten Apple 907 in Burbank, California, to visit one of the most elaborate home haunts in Southern California. This year, the Rotten Apple team put its twisted spin on popular childhood tales, creating the Not So Enchanted Forest.

Entering the foreboding Not So Enchanted Forest through a storybook facade, guests stepped into a dark, heavily-landscaped woodland. A small footbridge carried folks over a babbling brook toward a small cottage in a clearing – but not before a spooky tree a la Snow White’s Scary Adventures or even the Haunted Mansion advanced menacingly! This set the stage perfectly for the family-friendly frights that waited ahead in the darkness of the Not So Enchanted Forest.

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Rotten Apple 907 Home Haunt 2014 a Fun House of Horrors

Rotten_Apple_2014-103884One of our favorite home haunts to visit each year is Rotten Apple 907 in Burbank, California. This popular attraction isn’t your average yard display with skeletons and strobe lights (not that there’s anything wrong with those – we love all of that); you see, the folks that live at 907 North California Street go all-out and create a stunning walk-through maze in the driveway of their property. What’s more impressive than that, is the fact that each year, the haunt is completely different; a new theme, new props, new layout, new facade – the whole shebang! It’s a massive undertaking that is certainly appreciated by locals and Halloween fans from afar, who travel from Orange County and the Inland Empire to see what Diane and Preston Meyer have dreamed up each season.

In 2014, the theme for Rotten Apple 907 was the Wilsley Bros. House of Fun; a sinister fun house filled with strange and bizarre sights and many lurking horrors! Something that is rarely seen at the home haunt level, the House of Fun featured a spinning vortex tunnel, which is always a great gag; it wasn’t terribly long (remember – this all fits in their driveway), but it was definitely effective! If that wasn’t enough, the haunt also featured a clown driving a bumper car in one of the scenes guests had to make their way through in the darkness! Are you kidding me? Such great gags executed very nicely!

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