Any successful horror movie worth its scares never ever ends when it ends.
Just when you think the hero and heroine are in the clear -- hooray, they're going to get out of the woods just fine, no worries -- out pops the monster for one last jolt.
Like the jolt-delivering monster, Halloween still has a few frights to share, even when November makes its early stand. This makes sense, since many revelers were out with their trick-or-treaters on Oct. 31, and the chance to go out and take in a little spooky drama or a macabre maze or two slipped by, due to other creepy-fun conflicts.
But you likely have no trick-or-treat conflicts during the start of November, not unless your neighborhood really, really likes handing out candy. (And, if so, then lucky you.) If you need one more jolt of Halloweeny high jinks, a few places are still truckin' out the terrifying good times. Those include...
Halloween Horror Nights: The maze-packed experience at Universal Studios Hollywood is throwing a "After Party" with a few more frights and a couple of special happenings, too. Those special happenings include a "(s)pecial fan meet and greet with Jabberwockeez," the event's featured dance troupe, and stunts 'n more from the Academy of Villains. Final last chance dates to visit "The Walking Dead" and the Terror Tram? Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7.
"Carrie: The Killer Musical Experience": The downtown-based extravaganza has been taking audiences back to high school via a certain young lady with pronounced telekinetic talents. Are you ready to go to prom, only a prom that absolutely isn't one for the memory books? The shivery stage show is singing at the Los Angeles Theatre through Sunday, Nov. 15.
Wicked Lit: There's no sitting in a plush, away-from-the-elements theater for this annual theatrical treat, no sir. It all happens in the Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery, a highly atmospheric setting for some spine-tingling tales. The 2015 run includes "The Fall of the House of Usher" and more autumn-perfect yarns, yarns well-matched to the grave-laden location. Missing the macabre now that Halloween is done? Wicked Lit runs through Saturday, Nov. 14.