About

This is Hannah. She is why this exists.
This is Hannah. She is why this exists.

For the past 9 years we have created an ever-expanding Haunted Attraction in a variety of neighborhood driveways in the Fullerton & Anaheim area. Known affectionately as Bug's Halloween Hootenany, the crafters of El Bugito are determined to make this 10th year redefine the world of FYH(Front Yard Haunts). 


2011 Voodoo Sacrifice room
2011 Voodoo Sacrifice room
2011
2011
We have grown from a few simple doors in a garage, to a 60'x60' fully immersive maze with all sorts of horrors lurking in every shadow. This year we want to make something to rival the builders at the local amusement parks, and give it all to the neighborhood for free. That's right...we never have, and never will charge a single cent for people to walk through our creation. This is about the love of a holiday, and giving of ourselves back to our friends and neighbors.

Halloween is Daddy-Daughter night in this house.
Halloween is Daddy-Daughter night in this house.

Cast & Crew of 2012
Cast & Crew of 2012
Spook Alley 2012
Spook Alley 2012
All donations will go to the betterment of this attraction: props, costumes, building materials, running costs(we could finally pay Luther the electrical bill to run the maze for the whole weekend!), and even finally paying a cast of monsters. The efforts of construction and planning this monstrosity of the macabre are an endeavor of the heart. We just love Halloween. It's the only true community holiday left, and we intend to celebrate that until we're resting in our graves...and then we'll rise up and continue the haunting. Once a year you, us, and all your neighbors come out and join each other in the streets, visiting each others' houses and handing out welcoming treats and gifts. It is a night filled with screams and laughter, often heard together.

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2012
2012
The children of El Bugito on the final night before disassembly began.
The children of El Bugito on the final night before disassembly began.
Before the roofing began. Yes...we roof the entire maze!
Before the roofing began. Yes...we roof the entire maze!
The Mad Cage 2012
The Mad Cage 2012
Halloween night 2011
Halloween night 2011
A kidnapped maze walker gets an unplanned visit to our Voodoo Priest 2011
A kidnapped maze walker gets an unplanned visit to our Voodoo Priest 2011
Our painters hard at work for 2012
Our painters hard at work for 2012
Piece by piece erecting the tight twists and turns 2012
Piece by piece erecting the tight twists and turns 2012

Risks and challenges

We have funded and created an amazing experience for the neighborhood for 9 years now. Every year come hell or high water we put on a phenomenal show, celebrating the community. We're going to complete this project for the 10th year running. We have done so much with so little, our risk factor remains very low.

The staff behind Bug's Halloween Hootenany possesses over 60 years combined of theatrical experience. We have set builders, lighting and sound technicians, videographers, costumers, makeup artists, and painters. Most of us have been building and mounting shows since high school, and many of us do it professionally to this day.

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    Guaranteed Gift Bag! We put together gift bags for all those younglings brave enough to finish the turns of the maze and the monsters within. But we tend to run out fast. Give a little bit of yourself and guarantee a gift bag reserved for you and your little one(s)

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    DVD Credits - as a special thank you, the core engineers of the El Bugito Theatre will be personally thanking everyone who contributes

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    Hoot X Shaggy Hollows t-shirt

    Show your Hoot love with a wearable advertisement just for us!

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    Hoot X DVD - Featuring footage from over 20 night vision cameras inside the maze, as well as roving interviews through the line and behind the scenes footage of the event construction.

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    Jump the Line Pass - The line for the Hoot usually goes down the block. For a $50 donation you can bypass all that and jump to the front.

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    VIP Package!

    Jump the Line passes for a group of 6. Bug himself will guide your journey through the maze!

    DVD Special Feature!
    We will also record your own personal journey through the Boneyard Buggie, and include it as a Special Feature on your ONE OF A KIND Commemorative Hoot X DVD!

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Funding period

- (60 days)