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Texas Haunts 2018

12.09.2018 (1:46 am) – Filed under: Site News

Welcome to Texas Haunts 2018, bringing you news and reviews of Texas haunted houses. We are based in the DFW area, but we list haunted attractions from all over Texas and surrounding states. Scores are on a 1-10 scale. Please click on the haunted house links for information about dates of operation, prices, location, and directions. Thanks for visiting and please come again soon!

Haunted House Opening Dates

12.09.2018 (1:45 am) – Filed under: Listings

Open All Year

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

Haunted Mayfield Manor

 

Opening September 15

Scream Hollow 7pm-Midnight

 

Opening September 21

Dark Hour 7pm-Midnight

Hangman’s House of Horrors 8pm-Midnight

Halls of Horror in Music City Mall Lewisville. 7pm-until late, 4pm until late on Saturday.

Dan’s Haunted House 8pm-11pm

Fearaphobia 7:30pm-Midnight

Tayman Graveyard 8pm-11pm

Screamworld 8pm-Midnight

House of Torment 7:30pm-11pm

Creepy Hollow Haunted House 7pm-Midnight

13th Floor 7pm-10pm

Hex House 7:30pm-11pm

Dark Woods Haunted Attraction  Box office opens at 6:30pm, the haunt is open 7pm-Midnight.

 

Opening September 22

The Mortuary 7pm-11pm

Yesterland Fright Farm Dark till 10pm

Six Flags Fright Fest 11am-Midnight

 

Opening September 28

Screams 7:30pm-1:30am Box Office closes at midnight.

Parker House 7:30pm-Midnight

Waco Haunted Houses 8pm-11pm

World of Khaos  7pm-Midnight

13th Gate 6:30pm-11:30pm

Moxley Manor 8pm-11pm

3Haunts 8pm-11pm

Haunted Trails 8pm-Midnight

Kingswood Asylum 8pm-11:30pm Box office opens at 7:30pm, closes at 11pm

Graystone Manor 7pm-Midnight

Doc Wilkes House of Horrors 7:30pm-Midnight

Terror Trail Haunted House  Hours TBA

Nightmare on 19th Street 7:30pm-11:30pm

Tree Farm Massacre 7pm-Midnight

The Sanctuary 8pm-11pm

The Blackness Haunted House 7:30pm-11:30pm

Nightmare on Main Street 7:30pm-10pm

 

Opening September 29

Cutting Edge 8pm-10pm

Haunted Shadows Lake Trail 7:45pm-Midnight

Phobia Haunted Houses 8pm-Midnight

Terror Dome 8pm-Midnight

Fearshire Farms Dark until 11pm

Amarillo Scaregrounds 7pm-Midnight

RISE Haunted House 7:30pm-10:30pm

Psycho Asylum 7pm-Midnight

P-6 Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze 10am-10pm

Dungeon of Doom 6pm-10pm

Redrum Haunted House 7pm-Midnight

6th Street Massacre 7pm-Midnight

Zip Line With Zombies Reservation required. Call 903 968 6924 or 903 736 5155

 

Opening October 4

Houston Screamfest 8pm-10pm

Chainsaw Massacre 8pm-Midnight

 

Opening October 5

Thrillvania 8pm-11pm

Creekside Manor Dark until Midnight

J&F House of Terror 8:30pm-Midnight, or when the line dies down.

Zombie Safari 7pm until late

Terror Trails Dark until Midnight

Afterlife 8pm-11pm

Evil Visions Haunted House 7pm-Midnight

House of Thorn 7:30pm-11:30pm

Psycho Path Haunt 7pm-11pm

Nightmare in the Country 8pm-10pm

Van Buren Frightmare 7pm-11pm, 7pm to Midnight on other Fridays and Saturdays.

 

Opening October 12

Haunting on the Blue Ghost 7pm-10:30pm

DefCon1 Haunted Warehouse Hours TBA Final Year!

 

 

Statewide Haunted House Listings

12.09.2018 (1:44 am) – Filed under: Listings

 

North Texas

Screams  Waxahachie

Thrillvania  Terrell

Cutting Edge  Fort Worth

Halls of Horror Music City Mall (Formerly Vista Ridge Mall) Lewisville

Creekside Manor  Midlothian

Tayman Graveyard  Midlothian

Parker House  Denton

Haunted Shadows Lake Trail  The Colony

Dan’s Haunted House  Lake Dallas

Fearaphobia  Bridgeport

Moxley Manor  Bedford

J&F House of Terror  Garland

Hangman’s House of Horrors  Fort Worth

Dark Hour Haunted House  Plano

Zombie Safari  Forney

Six Flags Fright Fest Arlington

 

 

Central Texas

Waco Haunted Houses   Elm Mott (Waco area)

House of Torment  Austin

Scream Hollow Halloween Park  Smithville

 

 

Houston area

Screamworld  Houston

Phobia  Houston

Houston TerrorDome  Houston

Houston Screamfest  Houston

3Haunts Haunted House  Shepherd

Fearshire Farms  Angleton

Redrum Haunted House  Richmond

Haunted Trails  Houston

Creepy Hollow Haunted House  Rosharon

Kingwood Asylum  Kingwood

Dungeon of Doom  Kemah

P-6 Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze Montgomery

 

 

Galveston

Haunted Mayfield Manor

 

 

San Antonio

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

13th Floor

Psycho Asylum

 

 

East Texas

Graystone Manor  Longview

World of Khaos Tyler

Terror Trails  Yantis

Afterlife  Blossom

Doc Wilkes House of Horrors  Longview

Zip Line with Zombies  Diana

Yesterland Fright Farm Canton

 

 

West Texas

Terror Trail Canutillo  (El Paso area)

Halls of Horror  Lubbock  Returning in 2019

Nightmare on 19th Street  Lubbock

Amarillo Scaregrounds  Amarillo

6th Street Massacre  Amarillo

Van Buren Frightmare  Amarillo

Chainsaw Massacre  Amarillo

The Blackness Haunted House  Plainview

Nightmare on Main Street  Vernon

DefCon 1 Haunted Warehouse Odessa Final Year!

 

 

South Texas

Rotting Flesh Factory  Harlingen

Haunting on the Blue Ghost Corpus Christi

 

 

Louisiana

13th Gate  Baton Rouge

The Mortuary  New Orleans

Evil Visions Haunted House  Monroe

Tree Farm Massacre  Leesville

Rise Haunted House  Hammond

Dark Woods Haunted Attraction Natchitoches

 

 

Oklahoma

Hex House  Tulsa

The Sanctuary  Oklahoma City

House of Thorn Dewey

Nightmare in the Country  Woodward

Psycho Path Haunt  Sperry

Halloween Links

12.09.2018 (1:39 am) – Filed under: Links

HALLOWEEN LINKS

 

Halloween Merchandise and Costumes

http://www.spirithalloween.com/

http://www.halloweencity.com/

http://www.partycity.com/

http://www.halloweenexpress.com/

http://www.costumeworld.com/

http://www.norcostco.com/

http://rosecostumes.com/

http://www.halloweencostumes.com/

http://www.costumeexpress.com

http://www.buycostumes.com

http://www.wholesalehalloweencostumes.com/

http://www.extremehalloween.com/

http://www.costumekingdom.com

 

Halloween Decorations

https://athome.com/halloween

http://www.michaels.com/

http://lemax-spookytown.com/

http://www.hauntedprops.com/

http://www.thehorrordome.com

http://www.frightprops.com/

http://www.poisonprops.com/

http://creepycollection.com/

http://www.mostlydead.com

http://www.dappercadaver.com/

http://www.darksidedisplays.com/

 

Haunted House Listings

http://www.hauntedhouse.com/

http://www.hauntworld.com

 

“Real” Haunted Site Listings

http://theshadowlands.net/places/texas1.htm

http://www.texasescapes.com/FEATURES/Texas_ghosts.htm

http://forgottenusa.com/haunts/TX/

http://ghosttourstexas.com

http://www.jeffersonghostwalk.com/

A New Season and New Attractions for Screams

12.09.2018 (1:30 am) – Filed under: Haunt News

All attractions at Screams will be new for 2018! From the Screams press office:

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (September 10, 2018) Screams® is all new and completely transformed for 2018! Think you know Screams®, then think again! The 23rd season of Screams®will begin on Friday, September 28, 2018 with all five of its haunted houses completely redesigned and enhanced for the 2018 season along with scores of haunting new characters added to provide the scariest Screams® experience ever!

Screams® 2018 will be much more shocking and terrifying than in years’ past with frights hitting you the minute you enter the park and not stopping throughout the night! Screams®is NOT recommended for children under 16.

“Our new Creative Director, Ray Don Mitchell, has brought 15+ years of Fright and Haunted House experience to Screams® to help take Screams® up to the next level of creative frights and downright terror in each of our 5 haunted houses” says Coy Sevier, Screams® General Manager. “In addition, we have a whole new corps of roaming actors that will help set the atmosphere of heightened fear from the moment people enter our event. You don’t want to miss a minute of Screams® 2018!” 

As part of the Screams® 2018 transformation, each of the 5 haunted houses have been completely redesigned and have new names/themes. You will experience:  Cursed…The Witches of TerraMythica Castle, PT Harmum’s Carnival of Chaos MazeCaptain Babarossa’s Blood HarbourHotel D’feers and the Zombie Wasteland…Apocalypse.

The new menacing Strigoi (meaning evil souls) characters include: Snuffs & Cuffs (horrible roaming clown couple), “The Count of Bloodworth” (the Screams®vampire), Hayward & Lanterna (living …or not so living…scarecrows), Captain Barbarossa & his Mate, Hansel, sister witches Haga, Baga & Smew (casting spells on all those they encounter) and el Cucuy (the Boogeyman).

Additionally Screams® offers a whole lot more for an entire night of Halloween fun such as live entertainment, Scary-Oke, Psychic Readings, Palm Readings, face painting, henna tattoos, and games of skill. Screams® shops will feature wares like jewelry, medicine bags, glo products, feather extensions, hats & crowns, infused oils, wax hands, wax roses, and of course Screams® souvenirs.

There is food and drink at the food court and the full-service restaurant & bar along with adult beverages at the pubs for those 21 and older. New foods for the 2018 season include onion petals and Bomb Pop ice cups. Featured seasonal & craft beers will include Deep Ellum IPA, Deep Ellum Dallas Blonde, Deep Ellum Local Legend, Spaten Oktoberfest, Bishop Crackberry Cider, Billy Jenkins Wild Acre, Spaten Lager, Bishop Apple Pineapple Cider, Franconia Chicken Dance, Founders Dirty Bastard, Ace Pear Cider, Bishop The OG Cider, Left Hand Milk Stout, Ziegenbock, and Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin Ale.   The Spider’s Web pub will also feature lime & cherry Jello shots (in a syringe shot glass)!

The entertainment line-up for Screams® 2018 will include Screams® radio partners taking over the Screams® stage bringing their own brand of entertainment with the KSCS Scary-Oke Battle on September 29th, ALT 103.7’s Halloween Trivia Contest on October 13th and Jack-FM Dance-Off Party on October 20th.  Complete DJ will take the Screams® stage the rest of the season spinning music and creating a festive atmosphere.

Screams® Halloween Theme Park is 5 Haunted Houses and a Whole Lot More that runs every Friday and Saturday night September 28 through October 27, 2018 7:30 pm – 1:30 am.Screams® single admission price is $35 at the gate and includes all 5 haunted houses, live entertainment and Scary-Oke. Plus, visitors may go through the haunted houses as many times as they like (as the crowds will allow).

Discount tickets can be purchased in advance on-line at ScreamsPark.com. Starting on September 22, 2018 visitors can also get discount coupons at North Texas MetroPCS stores and at Waxahachie Nissan. Waxahachie Nissan is also offering two free tickets with a test drive at Waxahachie Nissan while supplies last.  To cut the wait times in half, visitors can purchase a Fast Pass for $20 in advance or during their visit at the gate or at the Fast Pass kiosk.   Screams® is a top 10 pick for Halloween Spooktacular Fun by TopFor.com and rated as the best Haunted Theme Park – ‘A 10 out of 10’ by Texas Haunts.

Screams® is located just 30 minutes south of downtown Dallas and Fort Worth off I-35E at exit 399A on the Scarborough Faire® site. From Waco, follow I-35E north to Exit 399.  Parking is free compliments of Waxahachie Nissan.  Screams® is sponsored by Dr Pepper and MetroPCS.

For more information visit ScreamsPark.com, ScreamsPark on FaceBook, Twitter or Instagram. The Screams hashtag is:  #ScreamsPark.

Openings and Closings for 2018

12.09.2018 (1:20 am) – Filed under: Haunt News

This is a work in progress, as more news about new haunts, and closed haunts, will come in through September.

 

New Haunted Attractions

Halls Of Horror-Lewisville, in Music City Mall (Formerly Vista Ridge Mall). Opens Saturday, September 15 at 4pm, and will be open until 1am. The 15th is also the reopening of Music City Mall, with a festival and stage acts inside the mall.

 

Closed Haunted Atractions

Nightmare on the Bayou

Dark Path Haunt

Texas Scaregrounds, though they could return in 2019

Frightmares at Whatz-Up

Jefferson Fright Train

Texas Maze of Terror

13th Ward

 

RIP

12.09.2018 (1:00 am) – Filed under: Listings

This is a list of haunted houses from years past. Of course, nearly every haunted houses that opened before 1996 is closed now, so this is a list of personal favorites that have closed.

Dallas Scaregrounds  A great haunted house that started out as Dr Blood’s and developed into a haunted festival, in the Dallas Design District. It was very popular, but fell victim to the redevelopment of the Design District. This was one of the first extra large haunted houses in DFW.

Fatal End/Dollhouse  Another popular haunted house that was ended by redevelopment in the downtown Dallas area. Fatal End opened in the late 2000’s. It had a great location in the West End, and had great props. Necroplex merged with Fatal End in 2011 and the name changed to The Dollhouse.

Dallas Slaughterhouse  This haunt started in the West End in Dallas in the mid 2000’s and eventually moved to Deep Ellum, before merging with J&F in Garland in 2016.

Dungeon of Doom  The original DoD, in the basement of the Arlington Museum of Art, was formed as a way to raise money for the museum. It probably had the best decor of any haunted house I’ve been to, with the possible exception of Verdun Manor. Kay, and her husband Milton, ran the place. With so many multi haunt attractions opening in the 2000’s, Kay felt that DoD could no longer compete and closed down after the 2007 season. Many of the props went to the new Dungeon of Doom in the Reindeer Manor/13 Street Morgue complex.

Necroplex started in Italy, south of Waxahachie, in 2008, and merged with Fatal End in 2011. Necroplex had great Old West style Gothic props and decor.

Tayman Manor  One of the most intense haunted houses of the 90’s and early 2000’s was Tayman Manor in Midlothian. Actors made some contact, the place looked great, and had a creepy setting. Tayman Manor was destroyed in a fire, along with most of Addamsville, but Tayman Graveyard lives on to this day.

Addamsville was a haunt park, next to Tayman Manor. It was only open for 2002 and 2003, but it was fun while it lasted. Addamsville had a coupon system, similar to the State Fair. It had a trail, a clown house, a mortuary, a haunted museum, and a standard haunted house. Concessions and a gift shop were at one end of the park. Stilt walkers roamed through the night. It had a great festival atmosphere. Sadly, most of Addamsville was destroyed in the fire that took out Tayman Manor. The mortuary and concessions stand are still around at Tayman Graveyard.

Dr Haunt’s Chamber of Fear  Located in Gainesville, Dr Haunts was a throwback to ’80’s side of the road haunted houses. The quality varied year to year, but a unique layout and enthusiastic college volunteers made the trip worthwhile through the 2000’s.

Terrorplex was a small haunt park located in the outskirts of the Mansfield area, south of Arlington. It had four to five small haunted houses at a time. Mead Manor was the best of the haunts.

Lafitte’s Landing was a pirate themed haunted house that opened in the mid 2000’s, and reopened for one more year in Allen.

Phantom’s Haunted House  This was the haunt that would not die. Originally located in Lewisville, on the west side of the 1-35 access road, Phantoms had to move to Frisco after it’s property was bought by a car dealership. After one season in Frisco (I think that was 2003) Phantoms moved to the State Fair for three seasons, before moving back to Frisco, or Plano, at an Old West attraction in 2010. Phantom’s final location was in Allen, off of 75, where the outdoor mall is today. The Lewisville location had the best haunted house, but the Allen location had the best hayride I’ve been on. It wound through a densely forested area, with tree branches close enough to touch at times.

Faustas Sanitarium was located in Cleburne in the Wright Plaza building, which shows up on lots of paranormal sites as a haunted location. Faustas was upstairs, and was fairly small, but was extremely well decorated due to being designed by Lance Pope’s company, Wolf Productions. Wright Plaza was closed at night, aside from Faustas, and in those days downtown Cleburne was deserted at night, so the entire area had an eerie feel to it. Faustas was open in the 90’s and closed down around 2003.

Haunt House  Located in Caddo Mills, off of the I-30 access road, Haunt House was a small, but creative place. This was the first haunt in the area to use shock pads on walls.

Ripley’s haunted house  Ripley’s in Grand Prairie had a very good haunted house in the wax figure section of it’s building in the 2000’s. I went for the first time in 2004, and it closed a few years later. The wax figures of horror movie monsters and liberal use of fog machines were the best parts of the haunt.

Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus  This still exists in Utah, but the DFW version was around for three seasons, beginning in 2013. The circus was a collection of 18 wheeler trailers, each with it’s own scene and actors, plus some props and actors between the trailers. It moved each year, from two locations in Irving, to Grand Prairie, before closing shop in Texas. It was a unique approach to haunting, but was probably too expensive for the market.

Other notable closed haunted attractions:

Southlake Carroll haunted house

Texas Scaregrounds (It could be back in 2019)

Dr Fright’s in Arlington

Haunted Hollow at the Hill

Fear Factory in the Colony

Nightmare on Forest Lane

Count Dracula’s in McKinney

Zombie Manor

Dark Path Haunt

Fear Factory

Jefferson Fright Train