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Texas Haunts 2020

18.10.2020 (10:17 pm) – Filed under: Site News

Welcome to Texas Haunts 2020, bringing you news and reviews of Texas haunted houses, plus listings of Halloween events all over Texas. Scores are on a 1-10 scale. Please click on the haunted house links for information about dates of operation, prices, location, and directions. We also list current and vintage genre movies and TV shows, pumpkin patches, links to a variety of Halloween stores, and paranormal sites and restaurants with the Halloween spirit. We will also have a full list of Halloween parties in the DFW area. Thanks for visiting and please come again soon!

 

Nightscape Haunted House

18.10.2020 (10:16 pm) – Filed under: Haunted House Listings,Haunted House News

A new haunted house called Nightscape has opened up in Lewisville, inside of Music City Mall (formerly Vista Ridge Mall) and is open October 23, 24, 25 29, 30 and Halloween. Hours are 3-8 Fridays and Saturdays, and 3-7 on Sunday, October 25, and Halloween.

Full Halloween Season Listings

Here are the major listings on Texas Haunts, to help you plan the remainder of your Halloween season. We will update each page throughout October.

Haunted House Opening Dates

Statewide Haunted House Listings

Recommended Haunted Houses

Halloween Parties

Horror Movie and TV Show Listings

Paranormal Places and Ghost Tours in Texas

Halloween Merchandise and Costume Links

Other Halloween Activities

Recommended Haunted Houses

11.10.2020 (5:49 pm) – Filed under: Haunted House Listings,Haunted House News

Screams and Dark Hour aren’t open this year, but some of the best haunted attractions in Texas and surrounding states are. Below is a list of haunted houses that we recommend.

Cutting Edge Haunted House in Ft Worth.

Waco Haunted Houses in Elm Mott, just north of Waco.

Thrillvania Haunted Park in Terrell.

Scream Hollow Halloween Park in Smithville, southeast of Austin.

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure in San Antonio.

Haunted Mayfield Manor in Galveston.

13th Gate in Baton Rouge.

Haunted House Opening Dates

11.10.2020 (5:45 pm) – Filed under: Halloween News,Haunted House Listings,Haunted House Opening Dates

Due to Covid, it’s possible that haunted attractions will have to close with little notice, so please check with the haunted attraction before buying tickets, and before you leave for the attraction. It’s best to call the number for the attraction for updates, or to check their Facebook site. Websites are usually last to be updated. Please remember to take a mask with you. Most attractions will be required to enforce mask wearing, and most will not have masks to provide to customers.

Update: Some haunted attractions will be selling a limited number of tickets, online only, this season, so it’s best to buy your tickets in advance this year. If nothing else, check with the attraction’s site, or Facebook page to find out whether advance tickets are required. In 2020, don’t show up at a haunted house with the expectation of being able to buy tickets at the box office.

Update II: House of Torment is closed for the 2020 season.

Dates and times are for opening night only. Please check with the haunted house’s site for all other dates and times.

 

All Year

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure 11am-6pm Sun-Thu, 10am-9pm Fri-Sat (210) 226-2828 Facebook

Haunted Mayfield Manor 1pm-6pm, except Saturday 1pm-8pm. (409) 762-6677 Facebook

 

Opening September 18

Scream Hollow 7pm-Midnight (512) 710-8267 Facebook

13th Floor 7:30-10pm (210) 910-6450 Facebook

 

Opening September 25

World Of Khaos 7pm-Midnight (903) 283-8939 Facebook

Doc Wilkes House of Horrors 7:30-Midnight (903) 297-5397 Facebook

Purgatory Scream Park 8pm-Midnight (281) 622-6186  Facebook

6th Street Massacre 7pm-Midnight (806) 337-0749 Facebook

 

Opening September 26

Amarillo Scaregrounds 7-9pm, tickets on sale only at the box office. (806) 367-9516 Facebook

P6 Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze 10am-6pm (936) 597-6062 Facebook

 

Opening October 2

Cutting Edge  8-11pm (817) 348-8444 Facebook

13th Gate 6:30-11:30pm (225) 389-1313 Facebook

Hangman’s House of Horrors 8pm-Midnight (817) 336-4264 Facebook

Houston Screamfest 8pm-11pm Must sign waiver before entering park. Facebook

Phobia 8pm-Midnight (713) 526-3323 Facebook

J&F House of Terror (Online tickets only) (972) 278-7692  Facebook

Texas Scaregrounds  7:30pm-Midnight (817) 819-6773 Facebook

The Mortuary 6:30pm-Midnight (504) 483-2350 Limited tickets, time slot only Facebook

Hex House 7-11pm (877) 980-7882 Facebook

Houston Terror Dome 8-11pm (281) 864-9686 Facebook

Haunted Trails 8pm-Midnight (713) 618-3323 Facebook

Creepy Hollow 7pm-Midnight (800) 357-3323 Facebook

Graystone Manor 7pm-Midnight (In person sales only, at 50% capacity) (903) 918-3889 Facebook

Afterlife Haunted House 8-11pm (903) 202-0123 Facebook

Yesterland Fright Farm “Dark until 10” (903) 567-2255 Facebook

Parker House  7:30-11pm  (469) 556-3475 Facebook

Creekside Manor Dusk till Midnight (469) 471-4030 Facebook

Moxley Manor Hours TBA (682) 231-1313 Facebook

Haunted Shadows Lake Trail 7:45pm-Midnight  Facebook

3Haunts 8-11pm (713) 962-2339 Facebook

Psycho Path Haunted House 7:30-11:30pm  Timed tickets sold online only. (918) 288-7685 Facebook

The Blackness Haunted House 7:30-11pm Facebook

Redrum Fear Park 7pm-Midnight (281) 762-0034 Facebook

Rise Haunted House 7pm-10pm (985) 277-9666 Facebook

Haunting on the Blue Ghost 7:30-10pm (361) 248-8268 Facebook

Nightmare on Main Street 7:30-10 pm Facebook

Tree Farm Massacre 7pm-Midnight (337) 378-8726 Facebook

Dark Woods Adventure Park 7-11 pm (318) 289-9019 Facebook

Zombie Safari 7-10pm (972) 203-0014 Facebook

 

Opening October 3

Nightmare on 19th Street 7:30-10:30pm (Tickets online only) Facebook

Zip Line With Zombies (903) 968-6924 Begins at 7, reservations only, made by phone only. Facebook

 

Opening October 9

Thrillvania 8:30-10pm (972) 428-9653 Facebook

Waco Haunted Houses 8pm-Midnight (254) 826-7473 Facebook

Silo of Screams  Opens at 8 for first showing, 10:15 for second showing Facebook

Fright Night Haunted House Online ticket sales only, limited tickets, timed entry. 7-11pm Facebook

Evil Visions Haunted House 7pm-Midnight (318) 355-1751 Facebook

 

Opening October 16

Texas Maze of Terror Timed tickets only this year, buy online. 8 to 10 (409) 681-5115 Facebook

 

Opening October 23

Defcon One and Circus of the Dead 7pm-Midnight (432) 894-2494 Facebook

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween Parties

11.10.2020 (5:40 pm) – Filed under: Halloween Parties,Other Halloween Activities

There won’t be as many Halloween parties and events as usual, and the parties that are held will probably have reduced capacity, so order your tickets early. Free Play Richardson is limiting ticket sales to 25% capacity. I’m only posting in person events, no online events will be listed here.

Pocket Sandwich Theater in Dallas, Attack of the Killer Mutant Leeches, opening October 16.

Scream and Halloween Trivia at Trinity Cider, in downtown Dallas, October 20, 7-9:30pm

Palace Arts center Halloween Flicks, October 22,23,29,30, in Grapevine

 

October 23-24

Murders and Mysteries of Dealey Plaza: A Ghost Tour October 23 at 5 pm, John Neely Bryan Cabin on Elm St, in downtown Dallas.

Free Play Richardson  Halloween party, October 23, from 9pm-2am

PetBar Grand Opening Howl O Ween October 24, from 10am to noon, at Petbar, across the street from Inwood Village in Dallas.

Pumpkin Pick Me Up in Hurst October 23 and 24, from 3-6pm

Forest of Fear October 23 and 24, from 7 to 10pm. Drive through around Joe Pool Lake.

Pumkinfest by Prestoncrest October 24, from 5:30-8pm, in Dallas.

Outdoor Movies in the Park: Beetlejuice, October 24, at 8pm

Halloween Celebration at Shops at Highland Village, October 24, 2-5pm

Haunted Forest in Oak Cliff, October 24, from 5:30-7:30pm

Drive Boo in the American Airlines Center garage, drive through, each level has a different theme. October 23, 24, 30, from 7-11pm.

Dragons Halloween Ball October 24 9pm-4am. One of the oldest, and largest, of the major Halloween parties in DFW.

Cult Fest II in Dallas, from 8pm-2am, October 24

Halloween Bar Crawl in Legacy Hall, Plano, October 24, from 10pm-1am

 

October 25

Monster Mash Dance Party at Reunion Tower in Dallas, October 25, starting at 5pm.

 

October 29-30

Howl O Ween Yappy Hour and Costume Contest in Frisco on October 29, from 5-7pm

Fall Festival in Frisco from 6:30-9:30pm

Spirits of Halloween Beer and Boos Dinner at the Social House in Arlington, from 7-9pm on October 29.

Brewed Halloween Bash in Ft Worth from 6-10pm

Discover Studios Halloween Party October 30, 8-11:30 pm, in downtown Dallas.

Tunnel of Terror Haunted Car Wash in Frisco, from 8-11pm, October 30.

 

Halloween

Halloween Portrait Pawty at Shops at Legacy from 10am-2pm, benefitting Dallas Street Dog Advocates.

1st Annual Halloween Treats and Photos In Saginaw, from 3pm-9pm. Free, leashed pets welcome.

Truck Yard Halloween Bash in Lower Greenville, begins at 11am, dog costume contest at 2, human contest begins at 6.

Trick Or Treat in Lowest Greenville (Dallas) from 11am-3pm

Trick R Treat Train Grapevine 11am, 1pm, 3pm.

Night Vision Zombie Hunt, with real firearms, in Grapevine, 10am or 1pm.

Un-Cancel Halloween at Main Event in Lewisville from noon to 4pm

Ft Worth Halloween Crawl from 2-10pm

Uptown Halloween Bar Crawl, 2-10pm, starts at Playground Bar on McKinney.

The Haunting of Jasper’s Uptown from 2pm-7:30pm, followed by a showing of Scream

2020 Dallas Halloween Night Bar Crawl 8pm-2am, exact location TBA, Uptown and Deep Ellum venues. Limited tickets, will sell out, so get your tickets early.

Death by Disco in Dallas 8:30pm-2am

Nightmare on Main St on Main St in Dallas, from 8pm-2am

Haunted W Dallas Rooftop Halloween Night Masquerade Ball  9pm-2am

Nightmare on Elm St Party in downtown Dallas, 9pm-2am

Halloween Vampire Murder Mystery Dinner at the Vineyard  6pm-10pm

Hall O Ween at Legacy Hall in Plano, from 9pm-1am.

House of Halloween at Sanctuary Studios in north Irving, from 9pm-2am

Canvas Hotel Halloween Party from 10pm-2am, at the Canvas Hotel in downtown Dallas.

MASK Halloween Party in Plano, from 8pm-1am.

Haunted House at Lorenzo at the Hotel Lorenzo in downtown Dallas 8pm-2am

Halloween on Halloween at the It’ll Do Club (where the Church moved) from 9pm-2am

 

 

 

Horror Movie and TV Shows October 2020

11.10.2020 (5:35 pm) – Filed under: Horror Movies and TV Shows

Sadly, there are no current mainstream horror movies to be released this October, Alamo Drafthouses are closed, and the Inwood Theater isn’t showing midnight movies.

Update: Due to a lack of new releases, national theater chains are showing classic horror movies from now through Halloween. Cinemark is showing The Shining and the original Nightmare on Elm St, for example. Check your local listings. These showings are typically one night, and vary from theater to theater.

However, the original Halloween, plus Halloween 4 and 5, will be released in select markets this October, including Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, Tyler-Longview, and Austin. I haven’t found comprehensive listings, but in Dallas (according to Google) Halloween will be playing Friday, October 30, Halloween, and November 1, at Studio Movie Grills, Cinepolis Cinemas, and Moviehouse and Eatery locations.

Additionally, those three chains will show other vintage horror movies in October. Cinepolis will be showing It, It Ends, Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus beginning October 9, and will show the original Halloween, The Exorcist, Friday the 13th, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Practical Magic, and The Addams Family later in the month.

Studio Movie Grills will be showing The Goonies, Hocus Pocus, and new indies No Escape and Death of Me, beginning October 9.  Brand new indie horror movie, The Empty Man, will begin showing on October 23. The original Halloween will be shown on Halloween weekend, beginning on October 30.

Moviehouse and Eatery locations are showing Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Practical Magic beginning October 9. The Exorcist will begin playing on October 23.

Movie Tavern locations will be playing The Conjuring, Scream, Annabelle, Lights Out, Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus, beginning October 9. A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Hotel Transylvania will be out later in the month.

The Drive In at the Central Rooftop Cinema Club in Dallas, close to Uptown, has horror movies playing nightly from October 18-Halloween. Early shows start at 7:15 or 7:30, with later shows starting between 9:45 and 10:30. Showings include Halloween, Friday the 13th, The Conjuring, The Craft, Scream, Ghostbusters, Hocus Pocus, The Lost Boys, Beetlejuice, and Nightmare on Elm Street.

The Texas Theater is showing Sleepaway Camp (Oct 23 8pm), the original Nightmare on Elm St Oct 24 4 and 9pm), The Love Witch (Oct 29 8pm), and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Halloween at 4:30 and 9pm).

Amazon Prime has Welcome to the Blumhouse, with four horror movies, dropping in October.

 

TV Listings

Syfy 31 Days of Halloween: October 1-Halloween. Their full schedule is here. The full schedule will be released later in September, or October.

AMC Fear Fest: October 1-Halloween. Their full schedule is here. The full schedule will be out later in September, or October.

TCM October Horror: From October 2-Halloween. Full schedule is here.

Travel Channel Ghostober: Travel Channel has only paranormal programming, but their special Ghostober lineup begins on October 14, with the premiere of the new season of Ghost Nation. They have numerous specials during the last seven days of October. See their lineup here, and check their daily schedule here.

The Food Network has several Halloween related shows, the best known of which is Halloween Wars. Halloween Wars began it’s new season on September 13, and has a new show every Sunday night, through October. You can catch up on past episodes on the Food Network site. Read about Halloween Wars here, and the Food Network schedule is here.

Freeform 31 Nights of Halloween: From October 1-Halloween. Full schedule is here.

Disney Channel Monstober: From October 1-Halloween. Partial schedule is here. The full schedule will be out later in September, or October.

I get a lot of my information from a site called Halloween Movies on TV. They are a comprehensive resource, and the site is updated daily. Their home page is here.

 

 

Other Halloween Activities

11.10.2020 (5:30 pm) – Filed under: Halloween Links,Halloween News,Other Halloween Activities

Due to the fluid nature of Covid, check the site of the event that you want to attend for the latest in days open and hours of operation.

Boo at the Zoo October 22-25, with a drive through this year.

Dallas Arboretum Art of the Pumpkin Now through November 1. Located next to White Rock Lake. Separate charges for admission and parking. There have been changes to ticketing, so check their site for current information before you go.

 

Pumpkin Patches DFW

Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch Attendance by reservation only. See the site for details.

Halls Pumpkin Farm Opens October 2, check the site for hours, directions, and prices.

Preston Trail Farm Open now, check the site for hours, prices, and directions.

More pumpkin patches and outdoor Halloween activities are listed here.

 

Costume Shops DFW

Incognito Costume World-Dallas, on Inwood, close to the Galleria. Open for in person business.

Dallas Vintage Costume Shop-Plano, off of 75, just north of Collin Creek Mall. Open for in person business.

Magic Etc. In Ft Worth, on Forest Park Blvd, just north of I-30, west of downtown Ft Worth. Open for in person business, seven days a week.

Norcostco Dallas Closed for in person shopping. Online and phone orders only, with curbside pickup. On Wycliff, south of I-35, in the Design District.

Rose Costumes-Denton, off of I-35 (northbound side) at 288. Closed for in person shopping, but they have online shopping available.

Dallas Costume Shoppe-in east Dallas, on Main. By appointment only, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

 

 

 

Halloween Merchandise and Costume Links

11.10.2020 (5:20 pm) – Filed under: Halloween Links,Halloween News

Here is an updated list of stores that sell quality Halloween merchandise and costumes. These links should take you directly to their Halloween departments. Walgreens, Kroger, Tom Thumb, Albertsons, and CVS usually sell a fair amount of Halloween decorations and candy, but they list little to nothing online, so I’m not linking to them. They are worth checking out in person, especially CVS. Many of the costume shops listed also carry decorations.

Merchandise

In Person and online

Spirit

Michaels

At Home

Party City

Home Depot

Lowes

Halloween Town

Halloween Club

Halloween City

Halloween MegaStore

Halloween Adventure

Spookers Halloween

Phantom Halloween

Halloween Express

Halloween Mart

Hallmark

Joann Fabrics

EHobby Tools

Target

Walmart

Costco

Lemax Spooky Town 2020

 

Online only

Amazon Halloween

Haunted Props

The Horror Dome

Fright Props

Poison Props

Creepy Collection

Mostly Dead

Dapper Cadaver

Dark Side Displays

Best Halloween Store

Halloween Found

Oriental Trading

 

Costume Shops

Online

Costume Super Center

Halloween Costumes.com

Costume Express

Buy Costumes

Wholesale Halloween Costumes

Costume Kingdom

Costumes 4 Less

The Halloween Spot

Mask World

Halloween Costumes 4U

Pure Costumes

 

In Person and online

Costume World

Norcostco

Rose Costumes

Magic Etc

 

Paranormal Places and Ghost Tours in Texas

11.10.2020 (5:15 pm) – Filed under: Paranormal

Since it’s looking like at least some haunted attractions in Texas will join Screams in cancelling, we are going to post alternatives to haunted houses this season. Without commenting on whether paranormal activity is real, I will say that investigating paranormal sites can be fun, even if you aren’t a believer. After all, we all know that haunted houses aren’t full of real monsters, but they are great fun anyway. Below are some links to paranormal sites and ghost tours.

 

Haunted Places

Haunted Places.org The Most Haunted Places In Texas

Backpackerverse 10 Most Haunted Places in Texas

Texas Monthly Fear Factor

Caller.com 13 Haunted Places in Texas

Mysterious Heartland: 10 Most Haunted Places in Texas

Haunted Rooms: 14 Most Haunted Places in Texas

Haunted Rooms Most Haunted Places in DFW

Texas Escapes Texas Ghosts List

Click2Houston Creepiest Places in Texas

Arlington Tourism 18 Most Haunted Places in DFW

Haunted Texas Road Trip

Travel Texas Haunted Places to Visit

Austin Ghosts Top 10 Most Haunted Places in Texas

Texas Highways 5 Most Haunted

Shadowlands Haunted Places in Texas

 

Ghost Tours

Viator Top Texas Ghost Tours

Trip Advisor Ghost Tours in Texas

Top 7 Ghost Tours in Texas

Jefferson Ghost Walk

Dallas Ghost Tour

Granbury Ghost Tour

Austin Ghost Tours

Ghost Tours of Galveston Island

Ft Worth Stockyard Ghost Tours

San Antonio Haunted Tours

Houston Ghost Tour

 

 

 

 

 

Statewide Haunted House Listings

11.10.2020 (5:10 pm) – Filed under: Haunted House Listings

 

North Texas

Screams  Waxahachie Closed in 2020, back in 2021

Cutting Edge  Fort Worth

Thrillvania  Terrell

Nightscape in Lewisville, in Music City Mall (formerly Vista Ridge Mall)

Parker House  Denton

Texas Scaregrounds Mineral Wells

Creekside Manor  Midlothian

Tayman Graveyard  Midlothian Closed in 2020, back in 2021

Haunted Shadows Lake Trail  The Colony

Moxley Manor  Bedford

J&F House of Terror  Garland

Hangman’s House of Horrors  Fort Worth

Dark Hour Haunted House  Plano Closed in 2020, back in 2021

Zombie Safari  Forney

Six Flags Fright Fest Arlington No haunted attractions in 2020, rides only

 

 

Central Texas

Waco Haunted Houses   Elm Mott (Waco area)

Scream Hollow Halloween Park  Smithville

House of Torment  Austin Closed for 2020, back in 2021

Silo of Screams Temple

 

 

Houston area

Screamworld  Houston Permanently closed

Phobia  Houston

Houston TerrorDome  Houston

Houston Screamfest  Houston

Purgatory Scream Park Kingwood

3Haunts Haunted House  Shepherd

Redrum Fear Park Richmond

Haunted Trails  Houston

Creepy Hollow Haunted House  Rosharon

Dungeon of Doom  Kemah Closed in 2020, back in 2021

P-6 Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze Montgomery

 

 

Galveston

Haunted Mayfield Manor

 

 

San Antonio

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

13th Floor

 

 

East Texas

Graystone Manor  Longview

World of Khaos Tyler

Doc Wilkes House of Horrors  Longview

Terror Trails  Yantis Closed in 2020, back in 2021

Afterlife  Blossom

Texas Maze of Terror Vidor

The Asylum Haunted House Talco Closed in 2020, back in 2021

Zip Line with Zombies  Diana

Yesterland Fright Farm Canton

 

 

West Texas

Terror Trail Canutillo  (El Paso area) Closed in 2020, back in 2021

Nightmare on 19th Street  Lubbock

Amarillo Scaregrounds  Amarillo

6th Street Massacre  Amarillo

Van Buren Frightmare  Amarillo Closed in 2020, back in 2021

Old Midland Trail of Horrors Midland Closed in 2020

The Blackness Haunted House  Plainview

Nightmare on Main Street  Vernon

DefCon 1 and Circus of the Dead Odessa

 

 

South Texas

Haunting on the Blue Ghost Corpus Christi

Fright Night Haunted House 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 Closed in 2020, back in 2021

House of Thorn Dewey Permanently closed

Nightmare in the Country  Woodward Closed in 2020, back in 2021

Psycho Path Haunt  Sperry

Thrillvania Opens This Weekend!

04.10.2020 (9:31 pm) – Filed under: Haunted House Listings,Haunted House Opening Dates,Thrillvania

Thrillvania Haunted House Park opens this Friday, October 9th, at 8:30pm. The hours for this coming weekend are 8:30-10pm Friday, 8:30-10:30pm Saturday, and 8:30-10pm Sunday. Thrillvania features Verdun Manor, Cassandra’s House of Clowns, and Sam Hain’s Trail of Torment.

Thrillvania encourages guests to purchase tickets in advance. You can buy tickets here. Once on the property, you can join a virtual queue line, and remain in your car until your group is up for entrance into the haunted attractions. You can read about Thrillvania’s safety protocols here.

Check their Facebook page for updates, and remember to buy your tickets in advance.

Waco Haunted Houses Opens October 9!

Waco Haunted Houses opens Friday, October 9, at 8pm. Plans are for 8pm-midnight, Friday and Saturday. This attraction features two haunted houses, and nice gift shop. Things will be a little different this year, as with all haunted houses, but you can refer to my 2019 review for a full rundown of Waco Haunted Houses. This place has always been one of my favorites, and it’s worth the drive if you live in DFW or Austin. Check their Facebook page for updates.

House of Torment Is Closed for 2020

04.10.2020 (8:30 pm) – Filed under: Haunted House News,Haunted House Opening Dates

House of Torment was to have opened on September 12. They have delayed their opening weekly since then. They just announced cancellation of their 2020 season, and to no one’s surprise, the fault lies with the Austin city government. The full statement is below.

 

We have been working with the City of Austin over the last few weeks and despite submitting multiple plans that exceed Texas’ requirements for safely opening, we have been unable to receive that approval. Unfortunately, at this time, we are sad to say that we will not be opening the House of Torment (as you know it) for the 2020 Halloween Season. We are currently working on an alternative way to celebrate the season and continue the House of Torment tradition, so stay tuned! In the meantime, our sister attraction, 13th Floor Haunted House in San Antonio is open now, we’d love to see you there this season, please keep your eyes open for some great discounts that we will be offering specifically for House of Torment fans that visit San Antonio!

All orders for this season have been issued full refunds. Please allow 3 – 5 business days for refund to reflect on your bank statement.

 

Haunted Houses Opening October 9

04.10.2020 (8:23 pm) – Filed under: Haunted House Listings,Haunted House Opening Dates

Thrillvania 8:30-10pm (972) 428-9653 Facebook

Waco Haunted Houses 8pm-Midnight (254) 826-7473 Facebook

Silo of Screams  Opens at 8 for first showing, 10:15 for second showing Facebook

Fright Night Haunted House Online ticket sales only, limited tickets, timed entry. 7-11pm Facebook

Evil Visions Haunted House 7pm-Midnight (318) 355-1751 Facebook

Cutting Edge Opens This Weekend!

28.09.2020 (8:29 pm) – Filed under: Cutting Edge,Haunted House News,Haunted House Opening Dates

World famous, Guinness record holding Cutting Edge Haunted House opens it’s doors this Friday, October 2, at 8pm. Friday night will be 8-11pm, and Saturday will be 7:30-11:30pm. Cutting Edge has always put on a great show, and they will do so again in 2020! You can check for updates about Cutting Edge on this site, call (817) 348-8444, or check their Facebook. If you’re going to go to one haunted house this season, Cutting Edge has to be your choice. They are the biggest, and the best around!

There are some big changes at Cutting Edge in 2020, regarding ticket purchases. Buy your tickets early! They are going to operate at 50% capacity this season, and there has always been massive demand for tickets to Cutting Edge. I’m pasting directly off of Cutting Edge’s site, for the sake of simplicity. Check out the changes below. Click here to buy tickets.

NOTE:  Tickets will be emailed in a pdf.

Due to Covid-19 we are at 50% capacity and using timed ticketing and a virtual queue line to social distance our guests. Upon your arrival, the parking attendant will give you instructions to enter the virtual queue. Stay in your vehicle until we text you to exit. Tickets are extremely limited, buy early.

Instructions:

1. Select your ticket type.
2. Choose a date to attend.
3. Choose a time slot to arrive on property.
4. Join virtual queue line upon arrival.

– NO BAGS OR PURSES ALLOWED. Due to COVID-19 risk, we no longer have lockers available. Please leave these items at home or hidden in your car.

– No Refunds or Exchanges

 General Admission tickets are unavailable for the 2020 season due to “Social Distancing Guidelines” provided by the CDC,

 

Haunted Houses Opening October 2-3

28.09.2020 (8:25 pm) – Filed under: Haunted House Listings,Haunted House Opening Dates

Opening October 2

Cutting Edge  8-11pm (817) 348-8444 Facebook

13th Gate 6:30-11:30pm (225) 389-1313 Facebook

Hangman’s House of Horrors 8pm-Midnight (817) 336-4264 Facebook

Houston Screamfest 8pm-11pm Must sign waiver before entering park. Facebook

Phobia 8pm-Midnight (713) 526-3323 Facebook

J&F House of Terror (Online tickets only) (972) 278-7692  Facebook

Texas Scaregrounds  7:30pm-Midnight (817) 819-6773 Facebook

The Mortuary 6:30pm-Midnight (504) 483-2350 Limited tickets, time slot only Facebook

Hex House 7-11pm (877) 980-7882 Facebook

Houston Terror Dome 8-11pm (281) 864-9686 Facebook

Haunted Trails 8pm-Midnight (713) 618-3323 Facebook

Creepy Hollow 7pm-Midnight (800) 357-3323 Facebook

Graystone Manor 7pm-Midnight (In person sales only, at 50% capacity) (903) 918-3889 Facebook

Afterlife Haunted House 8-11pm (903) 202-0123 Facebook

Yesterland Fright Farm “Dark until 10” (903) 567-2255 Facebook

Parker House  7:30-11pm  (469) 556-3475 Facebook

Creekside Manor Dusk till Midnight (469) 471-4030 Facebook

Moxley Manor Timed tickets, online sales, 7:30-11:30pm (682) 231-1313 Facebook

Haunted Shadows Lake Trail 7:45pm-Midnight  Facebook

3Haunts 8-11pm (713) 962-2339 Facebook

Psycho Path Haunted House 7:30-11:30pm  Timed tickets sold online only. (918) 288-7685 Facebook

The Blackness Haunted House 7:30-11pm Facebook

Redrum Fear Park 7pm-Midnight (281) 762-0034 Facebook

Rise Haunted House 7pm-10pm (985) 277-9666 Facebook

Haunting on the Blue Ghost 7-11pm (361) 248-8268 Facebook

Nightmare on Main Street 7:30-10 pm Facebook

Tree Farm Massacre 7pm-Midnight (337) 378-8726 Facebook

Dark Woods Adventure Park 7-11 pm (318) 289-9019 Facebook

Zombie Safari 7-10pm (972) 203-0014 Facebook

 

Opening October 3

Nightmare on 19th Street 7:30-10:30pm (Tickets online only) Facebook

Zip Line With Zombies (903) 968-6924 Begins at 7, reservations only, made by phone only. Facebook

 

Haunted Houses Opening September 25-26

22.09.2020 (5:53 pm) – Filed under: Haunted House Listings,Haunted House Opening Dates

Scream Hollow and 13th Floor are already open. Haunted Mayfield Manor and Ripley’s Haunted Adventure are open all year. The Mortuary  and Dark Woods Adventure Park have changed their opening night from September 25 to October 2.

 

Opening September 25

World Of Khaos 7pm-Midnight (903) 283-8939 Facebook

Doc Wilkes House of Horrors 7:30-Midnight (903) 297-5397 Facebook

Purgatory Scream Park 8pm-Midnight (281) 622-6186  Facebook

6th Street Massacre 7pm-Midnight (806) 337-0749 Facebook

 

Opening September 26

Amarillo Scaregrounds 7-9pm, tickets on sale only at the box office. (806) 367-9516 Facebook

P6 Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze 10am-6pm (936) 597-6062 Facebook

 

 

Scream Hollow and 13th Floor Opening This Weekend

16.09.2020 (10:07 pm) – Filed under: Haunted House News,Haunted House Opening Dates

Scream Hollow, a Halloween park southeast of Austin, and 13th Floor, a large haunted house in San Antonio, are opening September 18.

Scream Hollow is a large haunt park, with four haunted attractions, a bar, a cafe/bakery, and a gift shop. It’s located in Bastrop County, close to the town of Smithville. It’s about 30 minutes southeast of Austin. Directions are here. Tickets are here. This is their Facebook. I have never been to Scream Hollow, but it’s at the top of my list of places to see. It sounds a lot like Screams, which is a great haunt park. Speaking of Screams, since they are closed this year, Scream Hollow is your best bet for a similar experience, so go if you can make the trip. If you live in that part of Texas, definitely go. Scream Hollow is spread out over 20 acres, they have plenty of space for social distancing, and they are taking all Covid precautions. Scream Hollow is open Friday, September 18, and Saturday, September 19, from 7pm-Midnight. They are open Sunday, September 20, from 6pm-10pm.

13th Floor is part of a nationwide group of haunted houses that includes House of Torment in Austin. I haven’t been to 13th Floor, but I have been to it’s sister haunt, House of Torment, which is excellent. 13th Floor has an impressive list of Covid precautions, and they are limiting ticket sales this year, so please buy your tickets in advance. Tickets are here, this is their Facebook, and their list of Covid precautions is here. 13th Floor is open on Friday, September 18, and Saturday, September 19, from 7:30pm-10pm.

Spirit Stores Begin Opening This Weekend

07.08.2020 (1:28 am) – Filed under: Halloween News

Spirit begins opening it’s stores this weekend, Friday August 7, and Saturday, August 8. Check here for Spirit stores opening in your area.

Update on the 2020 Season

30.07.2020 (7:10 pm) – Filed under: Halloween News

This is the time of year when I ordinarily update the statewide haunted house listings, and begin posting haunted house opening dates. You can see the statewide haunted house listings here, but I won’t be posting haunted house opening dates until early September. At this point, the only Texas haunted attraction that has cancelled it’s 2020 season is Screams. However, no haunted attraction can be certain of opening in 2020, and won’t be certain of being able to open until at least early September.

2020 is unprecedented, thanks to Covid. We aren’t sure of how much of an impact Covid will have on the Halloween season, beyond haunted houses. Halloween parties, trick or treating, seeing horror movies in theaters, and other activities such as pumpkin festivals, may be impacted. We can be certain that stores that carry Halloween related merchandise (Spirit, Michaels, At Home, Party City, etc) will be open. At the very least, you will be able to visit “real” haunted sites, watch horror and scifi movies and TV shows at home, and decorate your home. Anything beyond that will have to be viewed as a bonus this year.

Speaking of “real” haunted sites, or paranormal sites, if you prefer, we will be posting a list of such sites in Texas and surrounding states. We do have a list of stores that carry Halloween merchandise here, but we will be posting an updated list soon. The first Spirit store openings will be on August 8, and will continue on a rolling basis into early September. We will keep you informed of new developments in the 2020 season as they happen, so keep checking back.

Spirit Locations Have Been Announced

27.07.2020 (4:46 pm) – Filed under: Halloween News

In another promising sign for the 2020 Halloween season, Spirit has announced most of it’s store locations for 2020. This is not a full listing, so keep checking their site for added locations. Check here for their locations.

 

Screams 2020 Is Cancelled

27.07.2020 (4:41 pm) – Filed under: Halloween News,Haunted House News,Screams

It is incredibly difficult for me to write this, but Screams just announced that they have cancelled their 2020 season. I will post their full press release below. I was greatly looking forward to seeing everyone at Screams, and especially Helaine, the Screams/Scarborough marketing director, Cheltsea and Michael at the Full Moon Cafe, and Tai.

As anyone who visits this site knows, Screams is my favorite theme park (of any kind) and the Halloween season will not be the same without it. It would have been extra difficult for Screams to have opened, given that they sell a great deal of food and drink, and in the end, management made a decision in the interest of the safety of Screams employees and guests. As sad as this is, I am already looking forward to Screams 2021!

Below is the Screams announcement.

2020 Season Canceled
Due to the continuing COVID-19 health crisis and on-going outbreaks, Screams® Halloween Theme Park has made the difficult decision to cancel Screams® 2020 season for the first time in its 25-year history. Screams® 2020 season was scheduled to run Friday and Saturday Nights October 2 – October 31, 2020.
During this unprecedented time, the owners and management of Screams® considered many options and scenarios to safely conduct the Screams® 2020 season. They came to the determination that cancelling Screams® is the most responsible course of action to ensure the health and safety of its staff, employees, participants, patrons, and community.
Screams® is extremely disappointed in the cancellation of its 2020 season but plans to be back in the Fall of 2021 bigger and better than ever to celebrate its 25th season!
We wish each of you good health and hope that the COVID-19 will be contained and eradicated in the coming months.
Screams® Owners and Management

Lemax Spooky Town 2020

26.07.2020 (7:37 pm) – Filed under: Halloween News

Michaels has put the 2020 Lemax Spooky Town line out on display in it’s stores, nationwide. This is the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Spooky Town Collection, and this year’s line is the best since at least 2008. Here is the regular Spooky Town 2020 line, and here are the Michaels exclusives.

Lemax is ridiculously expensive at regular price, so I wait for the Michaels annual Labor Day sale, when they give out a coupon that can be used for all items in their stores, including items already at reduced price. Michaels begins marking down Lemax in late August, in most years, so I get roughly 40%-45% off of the regular price for Lemax by combining Michaels Labor Day coupon with the mark down of Lemax items. You could wait until late September for Lemax at Michaels to be marked down to over 50% off, but by then nearly all of the good stuff is sold out. Make sure that you are on Michaels email list so that you will receive their Labor Day coupon. They only send those to their email list.

Michaels and At Home Are Stocking Halloween Merchandise

13.07.2020 (1:45 pm) – Filed under: Halloween News

At Home (formerly known as Gardenridge) and Michaels have begun to stock Halloween decorations. At Home and Michaels usually have most of their Halloween decorations on shelves by late July. Both stores have an excellent selection of Halloween merchandise, and Michaels is the main distributor of Lemax Spookytown. Michaels currently has a 20% off coupon on their site for use on regular price, in store purchases. This sale runs through August 1.

Ripley’s San Antonio and Haunted Mayfield Manor Now Open Daily

18.06.2020 (12:29 am) – Filed under: Haunted House News

After a break for Covid, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure (in San Antonio) and Haunted Mayfield Manor (Galveston) are open daily again. It will be interesting to see how smoothly these haunts operate during the summer. If business is good, other haunted attractions could decide to open for the Halloween season. Updates on these haunts will be posted in July. For now, if you are going to be in San Antonio or Galveston, check these attractions out. Both are well regarded. Please remember to protect yourself from Covid while you are in public.

Dark Hour Cancels Summer Show

11.06.2020 (8:27 am) – Filed under: Haunted House News

Dark Hour Haunted House in Plano has cancelled it’s annual Dog Days of Summer show, which is held in July. Hopefully Covid will not prevent haunts from opening for the Halloween season. We will post an update about the upcoming season in July.

Waco Haunted Houses to Open for Friday the 13th in March

16.02.2020 (9:29 am) – Filed under: Haunted House Listings,Haunted House News

Waco Haunted Houses, in Elm Mott, just north of Waco, is the first haunted house to announce that they will be open for Friday the 13th in March. I had a great time reviewing this haunt last October, and you can read the review here. There are two haunted houses on the grounds, plus a gift shop. Waco Haunted Houses is located off of the access road for northbound I-35, between Waco and West, and yes, West is the name of a town. The address is 14656 I-35 N Elm Mott, Texas 7664, their phone is 254 826 7473, and you can also check their Facebook. It’s great for people in the Waco and Waxahachie areas, and is within easy driving distance of DFW and Austin.

Dark Hour Returns in March With St Patrick’s Slay

16.02.2020 (9:28 am) – Filed under: Uncategorized

Dark Hour Haunted House in Plano will be open for St Patrick’s Day on March 13 and 14, from 7pm-11pm. March 13 is also Friday the 13th! Tickets are $30 for the main haunt, and $40 for a combo of Dark Hour and The Asylum. VIP tickets and group rates (at least 15 people) are also available.

Valentine’s Day Haunted Houses

23.01.2020 (8:19 pm) – Filed under: Haunted House Listings,Haunted House News

The following haunted houses will be open for Valentine’s Day.

Dark Hour Haunted House on Feb 14 and 15, from 7pm-11pm.

House of Torment beginning at 7pm on Feb 14 and 15. Tickets here

Haunted Mayfield Manor in Galveston, and Ripley’s Haunted Adventure in San Antonio are open all year.

 

Halloween Links

23.01.2020 (7:55 pm) – Filed under: Halloween 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/

 

“Real” Haunted Site Listings

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

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

http://www.jeffersonghostwalk.com/

Haunted Houses in December

09.12.2019 (11:58 pm) – Filed under: Haunted House Listings,Haunted House News

Dark Hour Haunted House in Plano is open December 13-14, and December 27-28. 7pm-11pm each night. A behind the scenes tour is available on December 28, from noon-3pm. Tickets here.

Scream Hollow is open December 13-14, and December 20-21, from 6pm-11pm each night. Tickets here.

House of Torment in Austin will be open December 13-14, and December 20. Hours are 8pm-Midnight each night. Tickets here.

Screamworld in Houston will be open on December 13, 8pm-11pm. Tickets here.

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure in San Antonio, and Haunted Mayfield Manor in Galveston are open all year. Check their sites for times and prices.

 

Haunted Houses Open After Halloween

01.11.2019 (4:56 am) – Filed under: Haunted House Listings

Halloween is over, but many haunted attractions will be open this Friday and/or Saturday. A few will be open the weekend of the 8th and 9th. Check the statewide haunted house listing page for hours of the haunt that you want to see this weekend, and beyond. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure and Mayfield Manor are open all year. Cutting Edge and Dark Hour open for special nights in the off season. Texas Haunts will be open and updated all year, so check back with us for listings of special events between December and July. Thanks for visiting our site this season, and we hope you had a great Halloween. The 2020 season of Texas Haunts will begin in August of 2020!

 

 

Happy Halloween!

29.10.2019 (7:23 pm) – Filed under: Halloween Links

Happy Halloween from Texas Haunts! We hope you have a great time, and to help with that, here is a rundown of what there is to do on Halloween.

Haunted Houses-Aside from Screams, all haunted attractions are open for Halloween. Check our statewide haunted house listings for times. Generally, haunted houses close earlier on Halloween, usually around 10pm.

Parties/Trick or Treating/Other Events-Check our listing of Halloween events and other Halloween activities for everything other than haunted houses and movies.

Movies-Most Alamo Drafthouses, Angelikas Dallas and Plano, Texas Theater, and some Studio Movie Grills have vintage horror movies playing on Halloween. Zombieland Doubletap and Countdown are in wide release. Check our horror movie listings for showtimes and links to each theater. Check the theater’s site to verify the showtime late morning or early afternoon. I can’t stress this enough because theaters sometimes make last minute changes to showtimes.

For at home entertainment, AMC has Fearfest, TCM has vintage horror movies, SYFY has the final day of 31 Days of Halloween, Travel Channel has Ghostober, Freeform has 31 Nights of Halloween, Food Channel and Disney Channel have Halloween shows, and most other networks and channels will have some genre programming on Halloween. Check our listing of horror movies and shows for more information.

Halloween Week

With the exception of Screams, all haunted attractions are open on Halloween, and many are open Monday-Wednesday. Check listings here for the haunts you want to see. My recommended haunted houses are here. Most haunted houses will also be open Friday and Saturday. I will have a post later in the week for haunts that will be open past Halloween.

For all things Halloween, check out the following pages. All have been updated for this week.

Statewide listing of haunted attractions

Halloween movie and TV listings

Halloween Parties October 29-November 2

Other Halloween Activities

Haunted House Reviews

Halloween links