Wicked Lit Comes to Mountain View Mausoleum

More spooky options for Halloween lovers


Daniel Kitayama / Staff Photographer

Kevin Dulude and Flynn Platt (4) in Teig O-Kane and the Corpse.

Welcome to Mountain View Mausoleum, home of Wicked Lit, an interactive Halloween horror show. Upon arrival, the guests are greeted by two tour guides of Mountain View “Museum,” who introduce some of the history of the plays and of the mausoleum itself.

It was ten years ago that Unbound Production started off as a small production at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills and steadily grew larger through time, until it moved to its current location at Mountain View Mausoleum.  With time, the size of the production grew with its content. They added in more shows, such as “Mystery and History Lit.”Despite the variety of plays offered, Wicked Lit remains the crown jewel of the set as they continue to bring stories to life every year. 

After the introduction the audience is  split into two groups, each one following the tour guides to their respective stories. Each story is followed by a small break, before the crowds can move on to the next experience. During the entire show, the guides make sure that everyone stays on track and in their place, without getting in the way of the actors and their performance. Each scene is designed in a way, during which performers get very close to the audience, which just adds another dimension of fun for the visitors. 

“The Chimes: A Goblin Story,” is one of the two Irish plays that the museum features. It was adapted and incorporated by Jonathan Josephson, a Los Angeles playwright. This cautionary tale pays a subtle homage to “A Christmas Carol,” but rather than ghosts, Goblins appear to a church caretaker and warn him of his ways.

“Teig O’Kane and the Corpse,” was adapted by a young actor by the name of Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm (Kaz). The story exemplifies the story of how Tim O’Kane has to learn to let go of those he has lost, otherwise, he will be stuck with the dead forever.

Each set creates a tense atmosphere with spooky lighting and extraordinary sound effects, the actors’ feelings are palpable, as they bring these stories to life. The tension remains even through a few technical difficulties with a strobe light during  “Teig O’Kane and the Corpse.”     

Tickets to these exciting shows cost $30. The runtime is approximately 75 minutes. Wicked Lit runs until Nov. 10 and is located at 2300 N. Marengo Ave., Altadena. Wearing comfortable shoes are recommended!