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Return of a Burbank Halloween treat

Pair's elaborate 'haunted house' rises once again to provide chills and thrills.

October 25, 2013|By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com
  • One of the ghouls that will greet visitors to the Haunted Wilsley Manor II is ready to go, at 907 N. California St., in Burbank, on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.
One of the ghouls that will greet visitors to the Haunted… (Raul Roa / Staff…)

The Burbank haunt that's been giving thousands of locals chills and thrills since 1990 is back this Halloween with demented dolls, ghosts and goblins.

Get your fright fix this Halloween season at the Haunted Wilsley Manor II, built by longtime Burbank residents Diane and Preston Meyer.

“We live our life around Halloween,” said Diane Meyer, adding that she schedules home improvements around the holiday. “The people going down the street, honking, all the kids going by excited for it — all that outweighs how tired you are and all hassles that go with it.”

The Meyers, who pick up materials being trashed by local studios to build their scary sets, started the haunted house tradition more than two decades ago for their daughter's ninth birthday. She was born just a few days before Halloween.

The Haunted Wilsley Manor II, located at 907 N. California St., will be open from Oct. 25 to 27 and Oct. 31 from 7 to 10 p.m.

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Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for the Burbank Arts for All Foundation. Last year, the project raised nearly $4,000 for Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley.

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