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Texas Haunts 2023

11.01.2023 (7:37 pm) – Filed under: Site News

Welcome to Texas Haunts, 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 Houses open for Valentine’s Day

11.01.2023 (7:36 pm) – Filed under: Haunted House News,Uncategorized

Open All Year

Haunted Mayfield Manor in Galveston

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure in San Antonio

 

Friday, February 10

Hangman’s House of Horrors 50 Shades of Fear 8pm-11pm

Old Midland’s Trail Of Horrors 6:30pm-10pm

 

Saturday, February 11

Dark Hour Haunted House Dead by Dark Hour 80’s Slasher movie tribute. 7pm-10pm

Hangman’s House of Horrors 50 Shades of Fear 8pm-11pm

Nightmare on 19th Street (Lubbock) 7pm-10pm

Old Midland’s Trail Of Horrors 6:30pm-10pm

The Asylum (Oklahoma) 7pm-10pm

The Expelled Haunted House (Arkansas) 7pm-11pm

 

Sunday, February 12

Hangman’s House of Horrors 50 Shades of Fear 8pm-11pm

 

Valentine’s Day

Cutting Edge Hours TBA

 

Weekend of February 17-19

House of Torment February 17-19. Timed tickets, buy on their site.

13th Floor Houston February 17-18. Timed tickets, but on their site.

 

 

2023 is Here

01.01.2023 (7:06 pm) – Filed under: Site News

A new year has arrived, and 2023 should be a great year for haunted haunted houses! Halloween will be on a Tuesday this year, so most of the parties will be on the weekend before Halloween. Texas Haunts will keep you up to date on haunted house news through the off season. Our site will update for the 2023 season in July.

Haunted Attractions Open In The Off Season

14.11.2022 (4:32 pm) – Filed under: Haunted House Listings

Open All Year

Haunted Mayfield Manor in Galveston

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure in San Antonio

 

Statewide Haunted House Listings

14.11.2022 (4:31 pm) – Filed under: Haunted House Listings

 

North Texas

Screams  Waxahachie

Cutting Edge  Fort Worth

Thrillvania  Terrell

Parker House  Denton

Texas Scaregrounds Mineral Wells

Creekside Manor  Midlothian

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

Zombie Safari  Forney

Six Flags Fright Fest Arlington

Haunted Mead Manor Alvarado

Nightmare on Little Elm St Haunt Little Elm

The Nightmare on Front Street Itasca

The Unknown Cleburne

 

 

Central Texas

American Scaregrounds Haunted Attraction Elm Mott (Formerly Waco Haunted Houses)

Scream Hollow Halloween Park  Smithville

House of Torment  Austin

Fatal Fear Haunted House Austin

Bat City Scaregrounds Austin

Silo of Screams Temple

Rocky Creek Maze Moulton

 

 

Houston area

Phobia  Houston

Houston TerrorDome  Houston

Houston Screamfest  Houston

Purgatory Scream Park Kingwood

Redrum Fear Park Richmond

Haunted Trails  Houston

Creepy Hollow Haunted House  Rosharon

Dungeon of Doom  Kemah

P-6 Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze Montgomery

Haunted Drive Cleveland

Horror Trails Houston

13th Floor Houston

Terror Isle Haunted Attraction Texas City

 

 

Galveston

Haunted Mayfield Manor

 

 

San Antonio

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

13th Floor

 

 

East Texas

Graystone Manor  Longview

World of Khaos Thrill Park Tyler

Doc Wilkes House of Horrors  Longview

Terror Trails  Yantis

Afterlife Haunted Attraction Blossom

The Haunted Hotel Beaumont

Texas Maze of Terror Vidor Open at a different location in 2022, see website

The Asylum Haunted House Talco

Zip Line with Zombies  Diana

Yesterland Fright Farm Spooktacular Nights Canton

Delusions Scream Park Bryan

 

 

West Texas

Haunted Houses of Terror El Paso

Terror Trail Canutillo  (El Paso area) Closed in 2022, back in 2023

Forbidden Acres El Paso

The Asylum El Paso

Nightmare on 19th Street  Lubbock

Amarillo Scaregrounds  Amarillo

6th Street Massacre  Amarillo

Old Midland Trail of Horrors Midland

The Blackness Haunted House  Plainview

Nightmare on Main Street  Vernon

Bloody Bill’s Chainsaw Carnage Odessa

 

 

South Texas

Haunting on the Blue Ghost Corpus Christi

Fright Night Haunted House Corpus Christi

The Hauntings of Boogeyman Haunted House Corpus Christi

Nightmare on Broadway McAllen

 

 

Louisiana

13th Gate  Baton Rouge

The Mortuary  New Orleans

New Orleans Nightmare New Orleans

Evil Visions Haunted House  Monroe

Tree Farm Massacre  Leesville Permanently Closed

Rise Haunted House  Hammond

Dark Woods Haunted Attraction Natchitoches

Necromanor Haunted House Bossier City

The Devil’s Knot Haunted Trail Haughton

Fright Trail Lafayette

Haunted Forest Downsville

 

 

Oklahoma

Hex House  Tulsa

The Sanctuary  Oklahoma City Closed in 2022, back in 2023

Wicked Forest of Terror Oklahoma City

Guthrie Haunted Scaregrounds Guthrie

The Asylum Haunted Attraction Nowata

DCP Haunted Trail Yukon

Nightmare in the Country  Woodward

Psycho Path Haunted Attraction  Sperry

Nightmare Warehouse Enid

Nightmare Grounds Fort Cobb

Mad Jack’s Haunted House Ardmore

Newcastle Nightmare Newcastle

Noble Scaregrounds Noble

Trail of Fears Haunted Scream Park Lawton

The Castle of Muskogee Halloween Festival Muskogee

Haunted Plantation Coweta

Twisted MINDZ Haunted Attraction Oklahoma City

Nightfall Haunted Territory at Lost Lakes Oklahoma City

 

 

New Mexico

NM Slaughterhouse Haunted Attraction Albuquerque

Purgatory Haunted House Albuquerque

Dragons House of Horror Albuquerque

McCalls Haunted Farm Albuquerque area

The Horror Hall Haunted House Tularosa

 

 

Arkansas

Haunted Hotel of Arkansas Little Rock

The Expelled Haunted House Huntsville

Fear Factory 501 Jacksonville

Nightmares Haunted House Bentonville

Reaper Haunted House North Little Rock

The Asylum Haunted House Cave Springs

Banshee Manor Haunted Attraction Fayetteville

Warehouse of Fear Siloam Springs

Scantling Haunted House Booneville

Carpenter’s Mortuary Spook House Gentry

Fields of Terror Mountain Home

Haunted Houses Open After Halloween

02.11.2022 (4:04 pm) – Filed under: Uncategorized

 

Open All Year

Haunted Mayfield Manor in Galveston

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure in San Antonio

 

November 4

Central Texas

Scream Hollow (Pitch Dark) 7pm-11pm

House of Torment Check for times available in ticket selection

 

Houston area

Phobia 7:30pm-11pm

Houston Screamfest 8pm-11pm

Purgatory Scream Park Lights Out Night 8pm-11pm

Redrum Fear Park 7pm-11pm

Creepy Hollow Haunted House 7:30pm-10pm

13th Floor Houston Blackout night, check for available time in ticket selection

 

San Antonio

13th Floor San Antonio Blackout night, check for available times in ticket selection

 

Louisiana

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

New Orleans Nightmare Blackout night, check for available times in ticket purchase

Evil Visions Haunted House Blackout night 7pm-Midnight

 

Oklahoma

Hex House 7pm-11pm

Guthrie Haunts Scaregrounds Blackout night 7pm-11pm

Mad Jack’s Haunted House 7pm-11pm

 

Arkansas

Haunted Hotel 7pm-Midnight

 

November 5

DFW

Cutting Edge 7:45pm-9pm

 

Central Texas

Scream Hollow (Pitch Dark) 7pm-11pm

American Scaregrounds 7:30pm-Midnight

House of Torment Check for times available in ticket selection

 

Houston Area

Phobia 7:30pm-11pm

Phobia Kemah 5pm-9pm

Houston Screamfest 8pm-11pm

Purgatory Scream Park Lights Out Night 8pm-11pm

Redrum Fear Park Blackout night 7pm-11pm

Creepy Hollow Haunted House 7:30pm-10pm

13th Floor Houston Blackout night, check for available time in ticket selection

 

San Antonio

13th Floor San Antonio Blackout night, check for available times in ticket selection

 

East Texas

Afterlife Haunted Attraction Blackout night 8pm-10pm

Haunted Hotel Texas 7pm-11pm

 

Louisiana

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

The Mortuary Opens at 6pm

New Orleans Nightmare Blackout night, check for available times in ticket purchase

Evil Visions Haunted House Blackout night 7pm-Midnight

RISE Haunted House Lights out night, 7pm-9pm

 

Oklahoma

Hex House 7pm-11pm

Guthrie Haunts Scaregrounds Blackout night 7pm-11pm

Mad Jack’s Haunted House 7pm-11pm

 

Arkansas

Haunted Hotel 7pm-Midnight

 

November 11

House of Torment  Blackout, check for times available in ticket selection

Houston Screamfest 8pm-11pm

 

November 12

House of Torment  Blackout, check for times available in ticket selection

Houston Screamfest 8pm-11pm

 

Happy Halloween

31.10.2022 (7:01 am) – Filed under: Halloween News

Happy Halloween from Texas Haunts! Check out our listings below to help you decide what to do tonight. If you just want to stay in and watch horror movies, consider Trick ‘r Treat, Tales of Halloween, The Exorcist (original), The Omen (original), the original Halloween, Night of the Living Dead, and a black and white classic, Curse of the Demon.

Statewide Haunted House Listings

Halloween Parties and Events October 24-Halloween

Horror Movies and TV Shows October 2022

Halloween Merchandise and Costume Links

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and Hayrides

Paranormal Places and Ghost Tours in Texas

Halloween Week and Weekend

17.10.2022 (1:02 am) – Filed under: Site News

We’re getting to the part of the season where there will be quite a few posts every week. Some posts get buried, so here are the most important links, as you plan your Halloween season.

Statewide Haunted House Listings

Halloween Parties and Events October 24-Halloween

Screams Review

Full Moon Bar at Screams Review

Horror Movies and TV Shows October 2022

Halloween Merchandise and Costume Links

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and Hayrides

Paranormal Places and Ghost Tours in Texas

 

Final Night for Screams 2022!

17.10.2022 (1:01 am) – Filed under: Screams

On the final weekend of the season, be sure to check out Screams Halloween Theme Park! Screams is truly a must see haunted attraction, and has something to appeal to everyone. The haunted houses at Screams are great, but if you are one of those people who becomes too frightened at haunted houses, you can eat, drink, and shop all night at Screams, while you take in the great Halloween atmosphere. Screams has a perfect 10 score from Texas Haunts, and is the only attraction that we visit more than once per season.

Screams has five haunted houses, two walk through attractions, a large food court, seven pubs and taverns, plus the all new 13th Hour Bakery! A wonderful acrobatic/aerialist group called Hell Dolls performs on the Screams main stage, two to three times per night. A wide variety of Halloween themed merchants can be found around the park this season. With the exception of 13th Hour bakery, credit cards are accepted where food and alcohol are served. Four ATMs are available onsite.

While you are at Screams, be sure to visit Full Moon Bar and Cafe. Bartenders Cheltsea and Michael have created a menu of specialty, Halloween themed drinks for 2022. Beer, wine, and a full bar are available at Full MoonFull Moon is the only full service cafe at Screams, so try some items from the menu, which includes toasted ravioli, cheeseburgers, buffalo chicken wings, street tacos, and bacon cheese fries. Full Moon has plenty of seating available. Keep in mind that 11:30 is last call at Full Moon, and around the park.

Remember that Screams is open on Fridays and Saturdays only, from 7pm-1am, and that all tickets must be purchased online. Tickets and fast passes are date specific, with the exception of the VIP combo, which is also purchased online. Screams will not be open on Sunday, October 30, or on Halloween, so tonight is your last chances to experience Screams this year. Tickets may be purchased here. Screams is limiting the number of tickets it sells for each night, so it’s a good idea to buy tickets as early as you can today.

Remember to dress comfortably for Screams. It’s a large park, so wear comfortable shoes, and this weekend, bring a jacket or coat, since the weather will be chilly at night.

Check out our review of Screams here, and our review of Full Moon Bar and Cafe here.

Pumpkin Carving at The Old Monk Dallas

14.10.2022 (9:12 am) – Filed under: Other Halloween Activities

The Old Monk in Dallas will be having it’s annual pumpkin carving this week, through Halloween. The fun begins on Tuesday, October 25. $20 gets you a pint, a pumpkin, and carving tools. Proceeds benefit local schools. Old Monk is a well known Irish pub, with an excellent selection of beer and whiskey from Ireland, plus great Irish food. It’s been voted as having the best fish and chips in Dallas for years. Old Monk also has beer, liquor, and food from the US and other countries. It’s been decorated for Halloween, so pumpkin carving should be lots of fun. Their Facebook is here, and hours for pumpkin carving are below.

Oct 25-31
Tue-Thur 3p-9p*
Fri 11:30a-9p*
Sat-Sun 11a-9p*
Halloween 3p-9p*
*or until we run out!

Halloween Parties and Events October 12-16

10.10.2022 (8:27 am) – Filed under: Halloween Parties

 

October 12

Spooktacular Bowl in Lewisville  noon-4pm

Halloween Pumpkins Painting With a Twist Lewisville, 7pm-9pm

 

October 13

Pumpkin Hollow in Little Elm 6pm-9pm

 

October 14

October Crafting Event in Kaufman 2pm-Midnight, dinner included.

Haunted Lock In Flower Mound 4:30pm-9pm Must be there by 5.

Screams Halloween Theme Park 7pm-1am

Solitaire Homes Presents Trick or Treat Fall Fun in Ft Worth 8pm-10pm

Pumpkin Hollow in Little Elm 6pm-10pm

Black Lagoon Halloween Pop Up Bar at Nickel City Ft Worth, begins at noon, runs through Halloween

 

October 15

Puptopia Festival Dallas 10am to 5pm

Pawtoberfest in Richardson  10am-6pm

Woof ‘O Ween in Forney from 5pm-7pm

Halloween Bash in the Park in Arlington. Kids $10, adults free. 5pm-8pm

Sparkle and Glam Halloween Event 6pm-8pm in DeSoto

Downtown Dallas Zombie Crawl 6:30pm-2am

Screams Halloween Theme Park 7pm-1am

 

October 16

Pawtoberberfest in Richardson begins at 10am

 

 

 

Halloween Parties and Events October 17-23

10.10.2022 (8:26 am) – Filed under: Halloween Parties

 

October 17

Pumpkin Nights Howell Family Farms Arlington 6pm-11pm

 

October 18

Haunts and Houses Trick or Treating in Famers Branch 4pm-6pm

 

October 19

Pumpkin Carving Dalworthington Gardens noon-1:30 and 7pm-8:30pm

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Legacy Hall Plano 6:30pm-9:30pm

 

October 20

Vintage Market Halloween Edition at Four Corners Brewing Dallas 6pm-9pm

Halloween Trivia False Idol Brewing North Richland Hills 7pm

 

October 21

Fun on the Farm: Halloween on the Farm Plano 10am-noon

Roanoke Trunk or Treat 4pm-7pm

Silo Halloween Party Prosper 6pm-10pm

Hall’s Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze Grapevine 6:30pm-9pm

Screams Halloween Theme Park 7pm-1am

Zombie Safari: The Zombie Hunt Forney 7pm-10pm

Free Play Arcade Ghostbusters Halloween Party Richardson 9pm-2am

Spooky Plunderings Niki’s Italian Bistro North Richland Hills  7:30pm-11pm

 

October 22

Halloween Trick or Treat Kid’s Cooking Class at Maggiano’s Northpark Dallas 10am-noon

Trunk or Treat Plano 11am-2pm

Sundance and Samhain Feissanna Marriott Westlake 8am Sat to 4pm Sun

Pumpkin Dunk Frisco 9am-noon

Flea Harvey’s Halloween Event Downtown Dallas 11am-1am

Trunk or Treat Lewisville 11am-1pm

Trunk or Treat McKinney 11am-1pm

Haven Farms Autumn Fest Whitesboro 11am-3pm

Bad Bunny Halloween Bar Crawl Ft Worth 2pm-11:30pm

Barktoberfest Inspiration in St Paul (Lake Lavon area) noon-3pm

HiJinx Trunk or Treat Grand Prairie 3pm-8pm. Adult party begins at 9pm

Dallas Halloweekend Bar Crawl 4pm-10pm

Beware of the Square in Celine 4pm-9pm

Ft Worth Trunk or Treat 5:30pm-7:30pm

Kids Halloween Costume Party Mesquite 5pm-8:30pm

Harley Davidson Halloween Party and Street Bob Giveaway Garland 4:30pm-8:30pm

Trunk or Treat Dallas 4pm-6pm

Trunk or Treat McKinney 4pm-6pm

Trunk or Treat Wylie 5pm-7pm

Trunk or Treat Frisco 5pm-6pm

Trick or Treat Trail Little Elm 5pm-9pm

Candy Trail Haunted Halls Valley Ranch 6pm-9pm

Enablers @ Rockin S Bar Halloween Party 6pm-9pm

Zombie Halloween Party-Family Friendly Colleyville 6pm-11pm

Denison Ghost Tour 6:30pm-8pm

Screams Halloween Theme Park 7pm-1am

80’s Horror Movie Monster Mash Party Plano Begins at 7pm

Children of the Night (Play) Irving 7pm-9pm

Trunk or Treat Richardson 7pm-9pm

Halloween Pole Party Ft Worth 7pm-10pm

Annual Halloween Bash in Aubrey Costumes required, begins at 7pm

Rumble Boxing Halloween Party Flower Mound 7pm-10pm

Halloween Paint Party Ft Worth 7pm-11pm

Aria Scared? Spooky Songs for Halloween Frisco 8pm-9pm

Rocky Horror Picture Show Uptown Theater Grand Prairie starts at 8pm

Costume Party With Axe Throwing Frisco 8pm-11:30pm

Dallas Happy Hour Halloweekend Pub Crawl Deep Ellum 4pm-10pm

Ft Worth Happy Hour Halloween Bar Crawl in Kung Fu Saloon 5pm-11pm

Midnight Vault: An Improvised B Movie Dallas 9pm-10pm

Oaklawn Spooktacular Dallas 9pm-1am

Dragons Ball Dallas 9pm-3am Tickets here

 

October 23

Howl-O-Ween at The Yard in McKinney 11pm-2pm

Tupps Brewery Beer+Halloween Candy Pairing noon-4pm McKinney

TRICKS, TREATS & PITS Dallas 2pm-4pm

Meadows Museum Trick-or-Treat Dallas 3pm-5pm

SEG Halloween Showcase Frisco 5:30pm-7:30pm

 

 

 

Halloween Parties and Events October 24-Halloween

10.10.2022 (8:02 am) – Filed under: Halloween Parties

 

October 25

Old Monk Pumpkin Carving 3pm-9pm

The Lodge’s Halloween Costume Party Dallas 6pm-2am, free buffet 6pm-9pm

Trunk or Treat Mansfield 5pm-6pm

Murf’s Trivia – Halloween Edition @ Bentley’s Pub  Arlington Begins at 6pm

Halloween Movie Night Party Irving Begins at 6pm

Halloween Pet Paint Nite Dallas 7pm-9pm

 

October 26

Old Monk Pumpkin Carving 3pm-9pm

Harry Potter Halloween Party Dallas 4pm-7pm

Dallasites 101 Pumpkin Painting Party at Dot’s 6pm-9pm

Drunken Pumpkin Party Waxahachie 6:30pm-11pm

Evo Drunken Pumpkin Halloween Party Southlake 6:30-11pm

Hall-O-Ween Movie Series: The Addams Family Legacy Hall Plano 7:30pm-10pm

 

October 27

Old Monk Pumpkin Carving 3pm-9pm

Dog Halloween Costume Contest at the Stoneleigh Dallas 5pm-7:30pm

Halloween Party at the Lodge Colony 4pm-7pm

Boo Bash Frisco 4:30pm-8pm

Reverchon Annual Trunk or Treat Dallas 5pm-7pm

Highland Hills Fall Festival Ft Worth 5:30pm-8pm

Halloween Spirits Walk Grandscape in the Colony 6pm-9pm

Halloween Extravaganza Dallas 6pm-8pm

The Space on West Main Halloween Party Allen 6:30pm-8:30pm

Boo-ze and Bites Halloween Bar Crawl Plano 6pm-8pm

Halloween Rendezvous | The Hill ONE YEAR Anniversary Party Dallas 7pm-10pm

Devil’s Disco by Rave Plano Begins at 8pm

The Dark Side of the Moon Halloween Party Dallas 7pm-11pm

 

October 28

Halloween Tot Party Dallas 10am-noon

Halloweekend at the Rustic Dallas 11am October 28 to October 30 10pm

Old Monk Pumpkin Carving 11:30am-9pm

Arcade 92 Halloween Party McKinney 3pm-1am

Masquerade VIBE Ball Dinner Kona Grill Plano 3p-11:45pm

Trick or Treat on Downtown Streets Dallas 4pm-7pm

Halloween Fall Festival Grapevine 5pm-7pm

Free Ikea Trunk or Treat Grand Prairie 5pm-7pm

Rick’s Day of the Dead Halloween Party Ft Worth 5pm-4am

Doctors n Dolls Haunted House Halloween Party Ft Worth Begins at 5pm

Dallas Zombie Crawl at Dot’s Hop House Dallas Registration begins at 4, event begins at 6pm

Trick or Treat Dallas Halloween Bar Crawl 6pm-2am

Grapevine Train Witches Brew Train Boarding Begins at 7pm, train departs at 7:25pm

Haunted Lights and Frights Tour Dallas 6:30pm-9:30pm

Nightmare on Deep Ellum Dallas 6:30pm-9:30pm

Screams Halloween Theme Park 7pm-1am

Zombie Safari: The Zombie Hunt Forney 7pm-10pm

Stumpy’s Hatchet House of Horror – BLACK LIGHT PARTY Irving Begins at 7pm

Trunk or Treat Richardson 7pm-9pm

Free Halloween Party Hotel Vin Grapevine 7pm

Crush It Halloween Party Grapevine 7pm-1am

Dallas Halloween Pub Crawl Begins at 7pm

DIE Presents: SCREAM On Elm Street Dallas 7pm-2am

Halloween Party @ the Rail Yard with The Neighbors Band Frisco Begins at 7:30pm

Ten Spooky Tens: a Halloween play festival Dallas 7:30pm-10pm

ABH @ Holy Grail Pub (Halloween Party) Plano Begins at 8pm

Fire and Ice Costume Party Ft Worth 8pm-1am

Halloween Takeover Party at Virgin Hotels Dallas 8pm-2am

The Nightmare Before Halloween Dallas 8pm-2am

Halloween Darkness Rumba Party Carrollton 8pm-Midnight

Midnight Vault: An Improvised B Movie Dallas 9pm-10pm

Arcade of the Dead Denton Free Play Arcade Halloween Party 9pm-2am

Night of the Living Arcade Arlington Free Play Arcade Halloween Party 9pm-2am

Halloween Bash and Costume Contest Arlington 9pm-2am

SCB Rocks Halloween Party Frisco Begins at 9pm

Bad Ass Halloween Weekend Ft Worth 9pm October 28-October 31 2am

Silent Disco Halloween Bash Dallas Begins at 8pm

NOLA FOOTWORK SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN Arlington 9pm-1am

Spell on You: DJ Spider at The Manor Dallas 9pm-2am

Rave Costume Party at the Green Elephant Dallas 9pm-2am

Costumes and Cocktails Halloween Party Grapevine 10pm-2am

Halloween Public House Party Denton 10pm-2am

Theory Uptown Halloween Friday Party Dallas 10pm-2am

 

October 29

Grapevine Train Trick or Treat Trains 8:30am-1:30pm

Pet Adoption Event & Costume Contest at Carson Hearing Care in Ft Worth 10am-noon

Boos & Booze Brunch Kona Grill Plano 10am-2pm

Trunk or Treat Southlake 10:30pm-12:30pm

Howl O Ween Mutts Canine Cantina Dallas 11am-10pm, costume contest at 1pm

Halloween at the Truckyard  Dallas 11am-Midnight

Halloween at the Truckyard Colony 11am-1am

Trick or Treat at Scheels The Colony 11am-1pm

Fall O Ween Cedar Hill 11am-1pm

Old Monk Pumpkin Carving 11am-9pm

Spooktacular Drive Thru North Richland Hills Noon-2pm

Main Event’s Halloween Bash noon-2pm

Trunk or Treat Arlington noon-3pm

2022 Halloween Costume Party Arlington Begins at noon

HOWLoween Haunted Hunt and Costume Contest Irving Begins at 1, costume contest at 1:30pm

Halloween Costume Contest and Party Dallas 1pm-2:30pm

Heritage Halloween  Heritage Museum in Frisco 1pm-4pm

Barks & Boos Halloween Dog Costume Party Dallas 2pm-6pm

CUTX Ross Branch Dog Halloween Costume Contest Dallas 2pm-6pm

Mall-O-Ween Lewisville Mall 3pm-6pm

RTC Halloween Party Aubrey Begins at 3pm

Ukulele SPOOKTACULAR OPEN MIC/JAM and Costume Party Carrollton 3pm-5pm

The Backdrop Room’s Halloween Party Plano 3pm-6pm

Halloween Bar Crawl Dallas 3pm-11:30pm

Halloween Bar Crawl 10/29 – Ft Worth 3pm-11:30pm

Tori Cage Productions Presents Another Popup Sip & Shop Halloween Edition Irving 3pm-Midnight

Haunted Experience Garland 4pm-8pm

Fright Night Community Block Party Dallas 4pm-8pm

Trick or Treat Dallas Halloween Bar Crawl 4pm-2am

Halloween Bar Crawl Ft Worth 4pm-Midnight

Free Kids Halloween in the Park Garland 4pm-8:30pm

Dallas Halloweekend Hangover Bar Crawl 4pm-10pm

Halloween Bar Crawl Dallas 4pm-Midnight

Halloween Party at On The Lamb Yarn Shoppe Grapevine 5pm-8pm

Trunk or Treat Rowlett 5pm-8pm

Halloween in the Park Farmers Branch 5pm-10pm

Trick or Treating in the Park Dallas 5pm-8:45pm

Trunk or Treat Plano 5:30pm-7:30pm

Trunk or Treat Ft Worth 6pm-8pm

Scare on the Square Cedar Hill 6pm-8pm

Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat Euless 6pm-7pm

Everman Halloween Festival – 2022 6pm-9pm

Costumes & Cocktails with DirtWater Social Club Irving 6pm-2am

Tricks + Treats Halloween Party Corky’s Gaming Bistro Grapevine 6pm-10pm

Denison Ghost Tour 6:30pm-8pm

Greenwood Hills Halloween Parade Richardson 6:30pm-8:30pm

Haunted Lights and Frights Tour Dallas 6:30pm-9:30pm

Pre Halloween Party with Jerry Audley Denton Begins at 6:30pm

Screams Halloween Theme Park 7pm-1am

Zombie Safari: The Zombie Hunt Forney 7pm-10pm

Halloween Time Machine at ICC with Crux Cigars Frisco 7pm-10pm

Keith and Margo’s M**der IN SUNDANCE SQUARE Ft Worth 7pm-10pm

Lost in Space Halloween Party Arlington Begins at 7pm

Guitars and Growlers Halloween Bash Richardson Begins at 7pm

Halloween Party at Atheneum Cider Azle Begins at 7pm

Rave to the Grave, Halloween Bash Irving Begins at 7pm

Scary-oke and Halloween Costume Party Carrollton Begins at 7pm

Dallas Zombie Crawl at Dot’s Hop House Dallas Registration begins at 4, event begins at 6pm

The Thriller Halloween Cruise at Sam’s Dock Lake Lewisville 7pm-10pm

Spell On You: Dine & Drink at Commons Club Dallas 7pm-10pm

80s Night & Costume Contest at The Frisco Rail Yard with 80s Gadgets Frisco 7pm-10:30pm

The Gaston Halloween Party Dallas 7pm-10:30pm

Oaklawn Halloween Block Party  Dallas 7pm-2am

Boos, Brews, and Booze: Guitars & Cadillacs Halloween Bash Ft Worth 7pm-2am

Freaky Forum Halloween Party and Costume Contest Richardson Begins at 8pm

Fright Fest: A Halloween Finale Production Dallas Begins at 8

Kids Halloween Party in Haslet Begins at 8pm

Back at The Brew ’22 Vol 10 Halloween Bash Burleson 8pm-Midnight

Chic Halloween Party Far North Dallas 8pm-1am

Halloween Bash at the Glass Cactus Grapevine 8pm-1am

Halloween Bash with the Velcro Pygmies at Fat Daddy’s in Mansfield Begins at 8pm

Willhoite’s Halloween Party   Grapevine Begins at 8pm

FIZZ Halloween Costume Party Plano Begins at 8pm, Costume contest begins at 10pm

Halloween Costume Party  Freakshow Themed Richardson 8pm-Midnight

Spooktacular Silent Disco at Hotel Vin Grapevine 8pm-Midnight

AKAI Halloween Party 2022 Dallas 8pm-2am

2022 Dallas Halloween Bar Crawl 8pm-2am

Halloween Weekend Bash Rhome 8pm-4am

Midtown Playboys Band and Halloween Party Midlothian Begins at 8:30pm

Halloween Party with Atomic Frog Arlington Begins at 8:30pm

Spooktacular 2022 Dallas 9pm-1am

Addison Point Halloween Bash Begins at 9pm

Doublewide Halloween Bash Feat Dallas Live Music and DJs, begins at 9pm

Halloween Bash at Charlie’s Star Lounge Dallas Begins at 9pm

Midnight Vault: An Improvised B Movie Dallas 9pm-10pm

Trick or Treat: Ghouls & Freaks (Couples Pole Event) Dallas 9pm-11:30pm

Big Mike Event’s Halloween”THRILLER” Addison 9pm-2am

Pixel Poltergeist Free Play Ft Worth Free Play Halloween Party 9pm-2am

Halloween Party and Costume Contest at Canvas Hotel Dallas 9pm-2am

Haunted W Rooftop Halloween Party and Costume Ball Dallas 9pm-2am

A Nightmare at ESO: Just Another Halloween Party Arlington 9pm-2am

Spell on You: Halloween Party at the Manor Dallas 9pm-2am

Nightmare on Elm Street: Sexy vs Spooky Dallas 9pm-2am

Hoolieween at Hooligan’s Pub Arlington Begins at 9pm, costume contest at midnight

Till Death Do Us Party Halloween Party Dallas 9:30-2am

THRILLER -N- DALLAS All Black Attire Party 9:30pm-2am

The MAX Halloween Party At Sherlock’s Addison 9:45pm-2am

Boo Bash Frisco 10pm-Midnight

Halloween Night Party in Euless 10pm-2am

Dead Hollywood – Dallas Social Halloween Party 10pm-2am

Horrorbilly Halloween Armoury D.E. Dallas 10pm-2am

Halloween Saturday at Theory Nightclub Dallas 10pm-2am

Haunted House of Blues Halloween Costume Contest and Ball Dallas 10pm-2am

Voltage After Hours – Halloween Weekend Dallas 1:30am-5am

Mystical Dawn Halloween Party Dallas 2am-7am

 

October 30

Halloween Boo Bash Plano 11am-2pm

Halloween Brunch at The Bearded Lady, with doggie costumes Ft Worth 11am-3pm

Old Monk Pumpkin Carving 11am-9pm

Trunk or Treat Plano noon -2pm

Monsters & Mutts II Pet Adoption and Pet Costume Contest at Rahr and Sons Brewing Ft Worth noon-4

Halloween Day Party Dallas noon-6pm

McKinney Fall Festival 1pm-3pm

Halloween Weekend Arlington 1pm-6pm

Trunk or Treat Arlington 2pm-4pm

DJ SPINDERELLA’S Halloween Boo Bash The Colony 4pm-11pm

Trunk or Treat for All Ages at Faithbridge + Chili & Dessert Cookoff 5pm-7pm

Halloweenie – Puppy Costume Contest Dallas 5pm-8pm

Halloween Haunted Maze & Carnival Ft Worth 5pm-9pm

Zombie Safari: The Zombie Hunt Forney 7pm-10pm

Halloween Bash at the Statler Dallas 7pm-10pm

Halloween Scary Night Party Dallas 8pm-Midnight

Halloween Giveback Skate Costume Party Dallas 8pm-Midnight

TRICK OR TEQUILA Irving 9pm-2am

K-NIGHT: The Darkest Hour Ft Worth 10pm-2am

 

Halloween

Dogtopia of Roanoke Halloween Party All day (opens at 7am, closes at 7pm)

Barcadia Halloween Dallas 11am-2am

Trunk or Treat Addison 3pm-6pm

Old Monk Pumpkin Carving 3pm-9pm

Dallas Official Halloween Bar Crawl 4pm-10pm

Halloween Bar Crawl 10/31 – Dallas 4pm-11:30pm

A Nightmare On Hall St @ Palms Dallas Dallas 4pm-10pm

Halloween at the Boo-ardwalk Plano 5pm-7pm

Dallas Zombie Crawl at Dot’s Hop House Dallas Registration begins at 4, event begins at 7pm.

Trunk or Treat Plano 6pm-7:30pm

Community Trick or Treat Plano 6pm-8pm

Spell on You: Potions & Palm Readings at Funny Library Coffee Shop Dallas 6pm-9pm

From Behind The Bookcase: A Halloween Burlesque Revue, Early Show Dallas 6pm-9pm

Trick or Treat Dallas Halloween Bar Crawl 6pm-2am

Wicked Walkthrough Bedford 6pm-8pm

Monster’s Ball Costume Party 6pm-11pm Dallas

Trunk or Treat Lewisville 6:30pm-8:30pm

Haunted Lights and Frights Tour Dallas 6:30pm-9:30pm

Dallas Halloween Night Pub Crawl Begins at Dot’s Hop House at 7pm, goes to 2am

House Vs Techno: Halloween Festival 2022 Dallas 8pm-2am

Minion Madness Rave Dallas 8pm-2am

From Behind The Bookcase: A Halloween Burlesque Revue, Late Show Dallas 9pm-11pm

The Church Presents Halloween on Halloween 9pm-2am

As Above, So Below – Halloween Party  at Select Start Arcade Dallas 10pm-2am

 

 

Screams Review

02.10.2022 (4:59 am) – Filed under: Reviews,Screams

Screams Halloween Theme Park

Score-10 out of 10

Site here

Facebook here

Tickets here. Remember that tickets and fast passes are online only, and Screams sells a limited number of tickets per night!

Phone (972) 938-3247

Location: Screams is on FM 66, 1.6 miles east of I-35, in Waxahachie. The address is 2511 FM 66 Waxahachie TX, 75167. Screams is about 30 minutes south of downtown Dallas and downtown Ft Worth. Directions to Screams are here.

Screams Halloween Theme Park began it’s 2022 season with a great opening weekend and will be open Fridays and Saturdays through October 29, from 7pm-1am. The opening time is a half hour earlier than in the past, so you have more time to enjoy the park. Tickets and fast passes will be available online only, and are on sale! It’s important to remember that there will be a limited number of tickets on sale for each night, so it’s a good idea to buy your tickets ASAP, if you know which night you want to go to Screams. Tickets and fast passes will be date specific, except for the VIP combo tickets. Ticket info is here. You can buy your tickets with your phone, if you forget to purchase them before you leave home. Keep in mind that busier nights can sell out. The final two weekends of the season are the most likely to sell out, especially on Saturday nights.

Screams has five haunted houses: Cursed: The Witches of Terra Mythica Castle, the brand new Bootlegger’s Bayou, Klownz in 3D, the Zombie Wasteland Apocalypse Trail, and the Time’s Up Maze. In addition to the haunted houses, Screams has additional attractions, such as the all new Cool Ghoul Boolevard, Rottingwood Cemetery, entertainment on the main stage, and Scary-Oke. Cool Ghoul Boolevard and Rottingwood Cemetery are walk through attractions. Don’t forget about DJs spinning at Taboo Tavern stage nightly. New to Screams this year are the Hell Dolls, an act that combines aerials and fire! Hell Dolls will be on the main stage. You can go through the haunted houses and all attractions as many times as you want. Fast passes are available online and cut the wait time in line for the haunted houses significantly on crowded nights. Fast passes can be purchased here. Parking is free.

Walk through time-10-15 minutes per main attraction, except for the maze, which can take over 20 minutes. The combined total walk through time for all five main attractions is over an hour.

The new stage act, Hell Dolls, is around 30 minutes of acrobatics, fiery hula hoops, fire swallowing, and fire twirling. The Hell Dolls are made up of three stage performers, and much of the act involves synched routines with all three performers working with fire simultaneously. I’ve never seen anything like the Hell Dolls and you have two to three chances to see them nightly. Check their schedule in front of the main stage early as it varies some from night to night. They typically have their first show at 8.

Screams has increased the number of actors roaming the park through the night. The stilt walkers get the biggest reactions from crowds, but they all do a good job of entertaining guests and livening the mood.

Full Moon Bar and Cafe, 6 pubs (including the all new Headless Horseman Tavern and the all new Jack O’Lantern Pub), a large food court, a souvenir shop, games (including test of strength, paintball, axe, knife, star, and dart throwing). Halloween related merchants, tarot card and palm readings, and Henna tattoos are also on the Screams grounds.

Full Moon Bar and Cafe is a well decorated, full service bar and café, with great bartenders and first rate service. Food available at Full Moon includes cheeseburgers, street tacos, buffalo chicken wings, bacon cheese fries, and toasted ravioli. The bartenders, Cheltsey and Michael, create a menu of specialty, Halloween themed drinks every year. This year, Poison Apple, The Werewolf, Dracula’s Kiss, Witches’ Brew and It are among the drinks on offer at Full Moon. The Werewolf is a mixture of six types of alcohol and yet it tastes great. Poison Apple tastes like cinnamon apple, and Witches’ Brew tastes like a root beer float. I tried most of the food over opening weekend. My favorite was toasted ravioli, followed by the cheese fries, but it was all good. In addition to Cheltsey and Michael behind the bar, Jessica will be waiting tables on Saturdays.

The food court and pubs now accept credit cards, which is a welcome addition to Screams. The new 13th Hour Bakery will be cash only. There are four ATMs onsite, and are located in the souvenir shop and by the food court.

Food court offerings include: nachos, fajitas, hot dogs, corn dogs, chicken tenders, pretzel bites, pizza, fries, chili cheese fries, hand pies, mini donuts, butter beer, Snapple, slushies, energy drinks, coffee, hot cocoa, and Dr Pepper products.  Hand pies are available in a wide variety of flavors, but the more popular flavors can sell out, so stop by the food court (hand pies are in the part of the food court across from the games) early and pick up your pies. Try the salted caramel apple and bourbon vanilla peach. Mini donuts, butter beer, caramel apples, and chocolate milk are available in the food court, between hand made pies, and Taboo Tavern.

13th Hour Bakery will have freshly baked cookies, pecan sticky buns, pesto rolls, Zombie Fingers (specialty sausage rolls), pastries, fruit turnovers, parfaits, cupcakes, cakes, brownies, hot coffee, cold brew coffee, iced chai tea latte, hot tea, hot chocolate with specialty flavors, white hot chocolate, and iced green tea. I tried the sausage roll and caramel brownies, and both were great. 13th Hour Bakery is the bakery at Scarborough, and it has some seating available. 13th Hour Bakery, The Headless Horseman Tavern, and Cool Ghoul Boolevard are in a part of the park that was just opened for Screams. When you enter Screams, take a right to get to this area. Screams did a wonderful job of decorating the new zone, and it doesn’t have as large of a crowd as the rest of the park, so it’s a good place to go for a break. I went to 13th Hour for food, then to Headless Horseman to drink and relax. Headless Horseman overlooks the stream that runs through the park, and has plenty of covered seating. The stream and woods next to the tavern are both serene and creepy at night. Cool Ghoul Boolevard is across a bridge that leads to the Pecan Grove part of Scarborough and has a canopy that you walk under with Halloween lights that are synched to music. Cool Ghoul Boulevard leads to the new Jack O’Lantern Pub, so you can get more refreshments as you walk back to the main part of Screams.

The full list of pubs and taverns at Screams is: Full Moon Bar and Cafe (food court), Taboo Tavern (food court), Morgue Tavern (food court), Spider’s Web Bar (great jello shots, next to Taboo Tavern), Bag O’ Bones (close to Terra Mythica Castle), Headless Horseman Tavern, and the Jack O’Lantern Pub. When you go to Taboo Tavern, Captain Jack and Bill will be behind the bar.

Alcohol available at the pubs includes:

Ace Pear Cider, Bishop Crackberry Cider, Bud Light, Budweiser, Deep Ellum Dallas Blonde, Deep
Ellum IPA, Guinness Stout, Left Hand Milk Stout, Michelob Ultra, Obsidian Stout (tastes like strong coffee), Paulaner Oktoberfest, White Claw Black Cherry, and Ziegenbock.

Wines: Alexander Valley Chardonnay, Brut Champagne, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Cupcake
Moscato, Ferrari Carano Fume Blanc, Rebellious Red, Sangria, White Zinfandel, and White Zinfandel Peach

Jell-O Shots: Cherry (my favorite), Lemon Lime, and Coconut Lime

Remember that last call for alcohol at Screams is 11:30!

This year, Screams has expanded the size of it’s park, so arrive as early as possible, so that you don’t have to rush through everything. It’s a huge haunt park, with lots to do and see. I spent two nights reviewing Screams, to give you an idea of how much there at this park. If you know that you will arrive after 9, you may want to consider buying a fast pass online, especially if you want to go through the haunted houses multiple times. I’ve been going to Screams since the night that it opened in 1996, and I always see the haunted houses first, then I go to eat and drink. Screams is on the Scarborough Faire grounds and is natural terrain, so remember to wear comfortable shoes, and don’t wear high heels. If the weather cools down, you may want to take along a light jacket, just in case. Wearing costumes, Halloween type masks, or face paint into Screams is not allowed.

Restrooms can be found close to the entrance to the park, between Scary-oke and the entrance to Terra Mythica Castle, and on the walk to Cool Ghoul Boolevard, just over the bridge. Porta potties are located close to the exit for Terra Mythica Castle and the main row of games, as well as close to the Jack O’Lantern Pub, and the exit for Cool Ghoul Boolevard.

Prices: General admission tickets are $42 (all ages) for Friday nights, and $52 (all ages) for Saturday nights. Fast passes are $30 (all ages) for Friday nights and $40 (all ages) for Saturday nights. Remember that all tickets and fast passes are date specific, except for the $125 VIP Combo package with one ticket and one fast pass that are valid for any one night of the season. Group discounts are for parties of 15 or more (all ages). Group tickets are $40 for Friday nights, and $50 for Saturday nights. Tickets are available here. For tax exempt groups, or consignment tickets, contact the Screams sales department here.

 

Haunted Attractions:

 

Klownz in 3D

Klownz is the 3D funhouse at Screams. Funhouses are usually secondary attractions, but the actors in Klownz startled me more often than actors in any other attraction at Screams. I was very surprised by how good they were at finding hiding places, and using props for misdirection, to set up guests. Their timing was impeccable. I went through Klownz several times last weekend, and at first I thought that Screams had hired a massive number of actors for Klownz, but then I realized that the actors were just doing a great job of pursuing guests. The same actors were scaring people several times every time that I went through. My favorite was one clown who saw me examining strands of neon fabric that were hanging from the ceiling (they look like long, neon dog leashes) and leapt out at me while I was holding a strand in my hand, trying to figure out what it was made of. These actors are opportunistic, to say the least. Another actor looked like part of a wall of skeletons, and waited until the perfect moment to reach out for me. Even though I went through five times over the weekend, I was still scared a few times on my last visit.

Of course, no 3D house would be complete without neon paint, and Klownz had a great paint job in the off season. The skeletal faces were my favorite paint effect, but the detail throughout Klownz was outstanding. Lights were used effectively to create a disorienting feeling that didn’t end until I was out of the house. The vortex tunnel was fast, and I had a little problem with balance at first, due to being disoriented by lights. That was the first time since the mid 2000’s that a vortex tunnel has had that effect on me. There is another fun part of Klownz with green lasers and fog that create the illusion of walking through water. It’s been there before, but I’ve never become tired of it. This year, one of the actors startled me while I was waving my hand through the fog, by jumping out as I rounded a bend. Another cool effect is the shaking hallway, and actors were present there too, which was a first for me. Klownz is a fast moving house, with either an actor, or an animatronic in every part of the place.

Make sure that you take the time to go through Klownz in 3D at least once on your visit, and really, to appreciate all of the work that has gone into the house, you should see it twice.

 

Zombie Wasteland Apocalypse

This is the haunted trail at Screams, and it’s as fun as any trail I’ve been on in 20 years of reviewing. To begin with, it looks great from the outside. It’s in the back of Screams, behind the food court and Taboo Tavern, so it feels a little isolated. Then you have the green sign and creepy looking entrance. The greeter at the entrance must be an actor at Scarborough, because she gives a fantastic performance. She is so into her character that her drinking water is dyed to make it look like she is drinking toxic water. Her outfit is perfect for a post apocalyptic trail. She is the master of setting the mood.

I sometimes avoid spoilers in reviews, but I have to say that the first actor in this trail scared me every time that I went through. I knew more or less where he would be, but he got me every time. I love it when a trail gets off to a strong start.  Zombie Apocalypse seemed a little darker this year, a little spookier. The decor is spot on for a disaster area, overrun by zombies, but this time, everything seemed more urgent. Maybe it was the actors who made the trail more intense this year, or maybe it was the lighting and sound effects? The answer is probably that everything improved in the off season, and 2021 was a hell of a year in it’s own right.

One thing that I noticed about Screams 2022 in general, is that actors are getting in lots of extra scares this season. Zombie Apocalypse is no exception. The actors on this trail were persistent and always made an extra effort to give the best performance possible.  There are some large sets through the trail, and the actors took advantage of the cover provided by the props to scare the hell out of customers.

Close to the end of the trail, the area with burnt out cars and trucks was a favorite of mine. The music in this area created a dismal feeling that is rare in haunted attractions today. Fog and chainsaws at the end of haunts are a new staple at Screams, and they were a high energy finale to Zombie Apocalypse Wasteland.

 

Bootlegger’s Bayou

This is a first year attraction, but you wouldn’t know that by walking through. The Bayou is rustic, very rustic. From the music playing through the haunt, to the clothes and accents of the actors, this is very Old South. The Gutt family has a true nightmare of a house. The outside of the place looks like a cross between Texas Chainsaw Nightmare and Deliverance, and the greeters are creepy as hell. I use the plural for a reason. There are two greeters, one on the outside (sometimes Dirty Ernie, God love him) and one on the inside, who appears to be the Gutt matriarch. After being told the story of the house, you are on your way in.

I mentioned the music, which is ideal for the setting. The decor isn’t Southern Gothic, it’s more like Southern pig sty. It takes a lot of work to make a place look this nasty, and Bootlegger’s put in the effort. The Gutt family abode is filthy, and the actors look the part. I enjoyed the family slaughterhouse, but the kid’s room was the nastiest part of all.

There are some very good animatronics in Bootlegger’s, but the haunt relies mostly on the skill of the actors, which is outstanding. Total immersion is the best way to describe the actors’ approach here, unless Screams managed to recruit a bunch of inbred hillbilly cannibals. You’ll enjoy everything about the Bayou, the music, the lights, the props, but the actors bring it home.

Make a point of visiting Bootlegger’s Bayou, and ask Dirty Ernie to give you a special tour.

 

Cursed: The Witches of Terra Mythica Castle

I love the approach to the Castle. However you go, it’s a good walk, and the castle is illuminated in red, and drenched in fog. The greeter is creepy, looking like a swamp witch. She sets the stage well, before sending you off into what has to be described as a foreboding entryway.

The Castle’s decor is the finest at Screams, and the first few scenes are beautifully done. This is a large haunt, but the corridor you travel through is narrow, and the atmosphere is claustrophobic.

The Castle has a story that you will want to examine. The King had three daughters, who became witches. He grew to realize that they were evil, and expelled them from the Castle. The witches were not happy about their banishment, and what you see in the castle is the result of the King’s decision.

Attention to detail is consistent throughout the Castle. There are no blank spaces, everything is well decorated. The paintings of the witches that are found through the Castle were probably my favorites, but the evil creatures in the halls were a close second. Lighting and sound effects are used to set the mood in each room and area. Lighting is dim, but there is enough light to read the printed story of the King and witches, which is found in various parts of the Castle. It may not be easy, but try to take the time to read the story. It explains what is going on in each part of your journey.

As you descend deeper into the Castle, you’ll pass through a library, and a room with wine casks, before entering the haunted forest. I loved the decor along the bridge leading to the forest. It seemed like actors were everywhere in this part of the haunt. I’m not easy to surprise me, but actors in each of the Screams attractions did a great job of finding good hiding places, and had their timing down perfectly. The swamp creature in the forest did a great job of scaring the guests since he was able to blend in with the background. The halls in Terra Mythica have hidden doors the actors use to come and go, so they can always find a way to get in front of you, or behind you. The effect is that you feel like someone is watching you the entire time.

Once you get to the dungeon it seems like you are well below ground (you may well be), the air is thick, and you’re already tense due to actors startling you from the beginning of the path. The dungeon looks great, and the haunt becomes more intense as you pass into the catacombs. It must have taken a lot of work to get the walls and celling of the catacombs to look as old and decrepit as they do. It looks like decades of dripping water have ruined this area. It’s as creepy as anything you’ll find in a haunted house.

Eventually, you will come across the three witches, close to the end of your trip, but you’ll still have a bonus waiting for you outside the Castle.

If you have time, it’s worth going through Terra Mythica a second, or third time. There is so much going on that you will miss some details on your first trip through, or even on the second. I went to the Castle five times this weekend and noticed some new things on my fifth trip. Great actors, great art and decor, and genuinely creepy lighting and sound effects make the Terra Mythica Castle a must see!

 

Time’s Up Maze

I’ll be up front about mazes, they tend to piss me off. Mazes are generally afterthoughts to occupy customers, and are used to keep the line down in other attractions. The maze at Screams is the exception to that rule. A considerable amount of planning and time was put into making Time’s Up a real haunted attraction. It does take some time to make your way through the wire fences and actors who are always giving you inaccurate directions, but this maze has a payoff in the quality of the actors. They may be annoying (intentionally) but they somehow manage to surprise people with nothing more than wire fencing as cover.

There are well made props and interesting decor inside the maze, but the lights really make this special. I was always off kilter due to those lights, and I was never able to to figure out where I was going since actors kept popping out at every bend. Customers were teaming up to find a way out of Time’s Up, but most kept going through the maze, over and over. I suppose that the best compliment that can be paid to a maze is that it’s difficult to solve, but Time’s Up is enjoyable enough that it’s almost too fun to solve.

 

As you can tell, I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Screams. There truly is something for everyone here. I have a friend who doesn’t like haunted houses, and she enjoyed Screams, because of the park, the food, the drinks, and the Halloween atmosphere. I’ve been reviewing haunted attractions for almost 20 years, and I’m usually happy, but ready to go once I exit a haunt. Screams is the one place where I hang around until closing time, and I still want more when I leave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Moon Bar at Screams

02.10.2022 (4:58 am) – Filed under: Screams

Full Moon Bar and Cafe has the only full bar and is the only full service café at Screams. The bartenders are Cheltsey and Michael, and the server is Jessica, although Jessica works on Saturdays only. Full Moon is located on the far side of the food court, between the Morgue Tavern, and Taboo Tavern. There is usually plenty of seating, although it can become crowded later on a Saturday night. Full Moon’s décor and dim lighting is ideal for a Halloween park. It’s a nice place to relax, eat, and enjoy Halloween themed drinks, or any other type of liquor.

I’ve tried all of the Halloween drinks at Full Moon. The Werewolf is the strongest, but it has a pleasant taste. Witches’ Brew tasted like root beer. Poison Apple tastes like a caramel apple dusted in cinnamon. “It” is probably the sweetest of the drinks, but has a kick to it. Dracula’s Kiss is my favorite. It’s great for cooling off on a warm night, and it’s strong enough to be worth the price. Of course, this is a full bar and both bartenders are excellent, so they can make a wide variety of mixed drinks. Beer is also available.

The menu at Full Moon is a little scaled down this year, but everything they make is good. I had all of the items on the menu over opening weekend. I had the street tacos and buffalo chicken wings the first night, and both were very good. On the second night I had the cheeseburger and fries, bacon cheese fries, and toasted ravioli. The toasted ravioli was my favorite, the bacon cheese fries were a close second, and the cheeseburger and fries were good.

Be sure to stop by Full Moon Bar and Cafe when you visit Screams. Keep in mind that last call for alcohol is at 11:30pm.

 

Specialty Drinks:

Witches’ Brew (tastes like a root beer float)

Poison Apple (tastes like cinnamon apple)

Dracula’s Kiss (strong, but refreshing)

The Werewolf (six types of alcohol)

It (sweet drink)

 

Food:

Bacon Cheese Fries

Street Tacos

Toasted Ravioli

Buffalo Chicken Wings

Cheeseburger and Fries

 

Beer

Deep Ellum IPA

Octoberfest

Michelob

Bud Light

Ziegenbock

 

 

 

Spirit Store Openings

25.06.2022 (11:12 pm) – Filed under: Halloween Links

Check here to see Spirit store locations for 2022.

Horror Movies And TV Shows October 2022

25.06.2022 (6:29 pm) – Filed under: Horror Movies and TV Shows

TV Listings

Turner Classic Movies October Horror  from October 1-Halloween. Their full schedule is here.

Syfy 31 Days of Halloween begins on October 1. Their daily schedule is here, and their October schedule will be here.

AMC Fear Fest begins on October 1. Their schedule will be here.

Discover’s Ghostober begins on September 12. Their site and schedule are here.

Food Network Halloween begins on September 12. Their October schedule is here, and their daily schedule is here.

Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween begins on October 1, and their schedule will be here.

Disney Channel Monstober’s schedule will be here.

Halloween Movies on TV is a great site for listings and other information.

 

New Movie Releases

Halloween Ends will be released on October 14.

Smile is in theaters on September 30.

Ms. Harrigan’s Phone will be released on October 5.

Terrifier 2 comes out on October 6.

Hellraiser reboot airs on October 7.

Significant Other, with Maika Monroe, will be on Paramount+ on October 7.

Grimcutty will be on Hulu on October 10.

Spirit Halloween: The Movie, with Christopher Lloyd, comes out on October 11.

V/H/S/99 comes out on October 20.

Prey For The Devil will be released on October 28.

 

Vintage Horror Movies

Texas Theater

The Texas Theater has a pretty good lineup for this October that includes The Wicker Man, Nosferatu, and Re-Animator. They begin showing horror movies on September 23. Their calendar is here.

Inwood Theater

The Inwood will be showing new and vintage horror movies in October, including Smile, The Hunger, and The Lost Boys. The Lost Boys will play at midnight on October 1, Psycho will play at midnight on October 8, Event Horizon will be on at midnight on October 15, Trick R’ Treat will play at midnight on October 22, and The Hunger will be on at midnight on October 29.

Alamo Drafthouse

You can check each theater in calendar view for the entire month of October. Trick ‘R Treat, The Shining, Nightmare on Elm St, Donnie Darko, and Psycho are part of Alamo’s October lineup. Alamo has movie parties in October for Beetlejuice, Ghostbusters, Shaun of the Dead, and The Lost Boys. Alamo has their Brunch showing for Scream, and The Craft.

Movie Tavern

Search any of their Texas locations by date. Movie Tavern will be showing the new release horror movies, and will also show a series of $5 horror movies in October. Only the Hulen location in Ft Worth will show the $5 horror movies in the DFW area. Info is here.

Studio Movie Grill

The link takes you to the Spring Valley location in Richardson, but you can use the location drop down to search all of their locations. SMG is showing vintage horror movies though Halloween, including Trick ‘R Treat.

The Moviehouse and Eatery

Search it’s five Texas locations from the link, along with Cinepolis locations. The Exorcist, The Lost Boys, Smile, and Halloween Ends are among their horror movies for October.

Angelika Dallas will have the Exorcist: Extended Version on October 3, plus The Birds, and Psycho in October.

Angelika Plano will have The Birds and Psycho in October.

The Rooftop Cinema Club Ft Worth

The Rooftop Cinema Club Houston

 

Halloween Merchandise and Costume Links

25.06.2022 (6:28 pm) – Filed under: Halloween Merchandise and Costumes

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 2022

 

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

Halloween Costumes.com

Costume Express

Buy Costumes

Wholesale Halloween Costumes

Costume Kingdom

Horror Hub

The Halloween Spot

Mask World

Halloween Costumes 4U

Pure Costumes

 

In Person and online

Costume World

Norcostco

Magic Etc

Dallas Costume Shoppe

Dallas Vintage Shop

 

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and Hayrides

24.06.2022 (6:28 pm) – Filed under: Corn Mazes,Hayrides,Pumpkin Patches

North Texas

Halls Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze Grapevine

The Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch Flower Mound

Boo at the Zoo Ft Worth Zoo

Dallas Arboretum Pumpkin Festival Dallas

Dallas Pumpkin Patch Preston Trail Farms Gunter

Blase Family Farm Pumpkin Patch Rockwall

Zombie Safari Forney

Team Family Farms Aubrey

Yesterland Fall Festival Canton

Black Creek Farms Pumpkin Patch Decatur

Elves Farm Pumpkin Patch Denison

Wild Berry Farm Sadler

 

Central Texas

The Robinson Family Farm Temple

The Jersey Barnyard Pumpkin Patch La Grange

Barton Hill Farms Fall Festival Bastrop

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm Pumpkin Festival Elgin

Evergreen Farms Pumpkin Hunt Elgin

Rocky Creek Maze Moulton

Sweet Berry Farm Harvest of Fall Fun Marble Falls

 

San Antonio Area

Good News Pumpkin Patch San Antonio

Vogel Orchard Pumpkin Patch Fredericksburg

Circle and Maze La Vernia

Devine Acres Farm Fall Countryfest  Devine

Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch-Love Creek Orchards Medina

Pipe Creek Pumpkin Patch Pipe Creek

 

Houston Area

Halter Inc Haunted Trail and Pumpkin Patch Houston

P-6 Farms Montgomery

Haunted Drive Cleveland

Wood Duck Fall Festival Cleveland

Blessington Farms Fall Festival Simonton

Dewberry Farm Brookshire

Holy Cross Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch Sugar Land

Double Creek Farm Pumpkin Patch Livingston

Martin Farms Pumpkin Patch Bellville

J&J Nursery Spring

Old Time Christmas Tree Farm Pumpkin Patch Spring

Berryland Farms of Texas  Winnie

Froberg Fruit and Vegetable Farm Alvin

Oil Ranch Scarecrow Festival and Pumpkin Patch Hockley

Tomball Corn Maze Tomball

TX Zombie Hunt Richmond

 

East Texas

Moore Farms Bullard

Zip Line With The Zombies Diana Reservations required. Call 903 968 6924

 

West Texas

Fiddlestick Farms Midland

Maxwell Pumpkin Farm Amarillo

AT’L Do Farms Lubbock

Lone Star Family Farm and Corn Maze Stephenville

Assiter Punkin Ranch Floydada

Haunted Maze at Circle S Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch Wall

 

South Texas

Rockin K Maze Robstown

South Texas Maize Hondo

Neal’s Lodges Haunted Hayrides Concan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paranormal Places and Ghost Tours in Texas

24.06.2022 (6:27 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

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

Alamo City Ghost Tours

RJA Ghost Tours San Antonio

El Paso Ghost Tours

Concordia Cemetery Ghost Tour El Paso

Haunted ATX Austin