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Texas Haunts 2024

04.05.2024 (12:44 am) – 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!

Scream Hollow’s Frequency of Fear

04.05.2024 (12:43 am) – Filed under: Haunted House News

Scream Hollow in Smithville (southeast of Austin) is opening in May and June for their Frequency of Fear show. Dates are May 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 31, June 1, 7, and 8. Hours are 7pm-midnight ,with the exception of Sunday, May 26 from 7pm-10pm.

Statewide Haunted House Listings

04.05.2024 (12:22 am) – 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 and Haunted Trail Moulton



Houston area

Phobia Haunted House BW-8 Houston

Houston TerrorDome  Houston

Houston Screamfest  Houston

Purgatory Scream Park Kingwood

Redrum Fear Park Richmond

Haunted Trails  Houston

Creepy Hollow Haunted House  Rosharon

Phobia Kemah Boardwalk  Kemah

P-6 Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze Montgomery

Haunted Drive Cleveland

Forest of Fear Drive Cleveland

Horror Trails Houston Closed in 2023

13th Floor Houston

Texas Zombie Hunt Richmond

Terror Isle Haunted Attraction Texas City




Haunted Mayfield Manor



San Antonio

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

Terror at the Oaks Vidor

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) Permanently closed

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 Closed in 2023

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 Not Open in 2023




13th Gate  Baton Rouge

The Mortuary  New Orleans

New Orleans Nightmare New Orleans

Evil Visions Haunted House  Monroe 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




Hex House  Tulsa

The Sanctuary  Oklahoma City Permanently closed

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 Permanently closed

Mad Jack’s Haunted House Ardmore

Newcastle Nightmare Newcastle

Noble Scaregrounds Noble

Trail of Fear Haunted Scream Park Lawton

The Castle of Muskogee Halloween Festival Muskogee

Haunted Plantation Coweta

Mad House Haunted Attraction Oklahoma City

Nightfall Haunted Territory Oklahoma City



New Mexico

NM Slaughterhouse Haunted Attraction Albuquerque Closed in 2023

Purgatory Haunted House Albuquerque

Dragons House of Horror Albuquerque Permanently closed

McCalls Haunted Farm Albuquerque area

The Horror Hall Haunted House Tularosa




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

Halloween Merchandise and Costume Links

04.05.2024 (12:21 am) – 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.


In Person and online



At Home

Party City

Home Depot


Halloween Town

Halloween Club

Halloween City

Halloween MegaStore

Spookers Halloween

Phantom Halloween

Halloween Express

Halloween Mart


Joann Fabrics

EHobby Tools




Lemax Spooky Town 2023


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


Halloween Costumes.com

Buy Costumes

Wholesale Halloween Costumes

Costume Kingdom

Horror Hub

The Halloween Spot

Mask World

Halloween Costumes 4U

Pure Costumes

Costume Super Center


In Person and online

Costume World


Magic Etc

Dallas Costume Shoppe

Dallas Vintage Shop


Paranormal Places and Ghost Tours in Texas

04.05.2024 (12:20 am) – 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

Haunted Rooms: 17 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

Haunted ATX Austin



Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and Hayrides

04.05.2024 (12:18 am) – 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


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

Lone Star Family Farm & Corn Maze Stephenville


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

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

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










04.05.2024 (12:16 am) – Filed under: Haunted House News

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

Tayman Graveyard, built on the same grounds that Tayman Manor occupied, has closed. 2021 was it’s final season. It had a good, long run, from 2005-2021. Tayman Graveyard had a great location and multiple attractions. I fondly remember the creepy walk from the old parking lot to the haunt, and the great decor inside the park.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other notable closed haunted attractions:

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure


Halls of Horror


Nightmare on the Bayou

Southlake Carroll haunted house

Dan’s Haunted House

The Boneyard Haunted House

Dr Fright’s in Arlington


Haunted Hollow at the Hill

Fear Factory in the Colony

Nightmare on Forest Lane

Count Dracula’s in McKinney

Zombie Manor

Dark Path Haunt

Jefferson Fright Train

Rotting Flesh Factory

Psycho Asylum

Tree Farm Massacre

The Sanctuary Haunted House

Evil Visions Haunted House

Terror Trail (Canutillo)

Nightmare Grounds




Dark Hour’s St Patrick’s Day Show

01.03.2024 (1:39 pm) – Filed under: Haunted House News

Dark Hour Haunted House in Plano will be open on March 16 for it’s Survive St Patrick’s Slay show. Dark hour will be open from 7pm-10pm that night. You can buy tickets here.

Haunted Houses Open For Valentine’s

31.01.2024 (1:05 am) – Filed under: Haunted House Opening Dates

Please be advised to buy your tickets online.


North Texas

Cutting Edge Haunted House Ft Worth Feb 10 8pm-10pm, Feb 17 8pm-10pm

Hangman’s House of Horrors Ft Worth Feb 9,10, 16,17 from 8pm-11pm

Dark Hour Haunted House Plano Feb 10 7pm-10pm



House of Torment Feb 16-18. Feb 16 and 17 from 7pm-10pm, Feb 18 from 6:30pm-9:30pm.



13th Floor Houston Feb 16 and 17, 7pm-10pm


East Texas

Doc Wilkes House of Horrors Longview 7pm-11pm


West Texas

Nightmare on 19th Street Lubbock 7:30pm-10pm



Necromanor Haunted House Bossier City Feb 2, 9 from 7pm-midnight. Feb 3, 10 from 6pm-midnight.


2024 Is Here

02.01.2024 (10:00 pm) – Filed under: Site News

The new year has begun! Look for a post for haunts open on Valentine’s Day soon.

Happy Halloween

31.10.2023 (4:42 pm) – Filed under: Site News

Happy Halloween from Texas Haunts! Have a great one!

Halloween Week and Weekend Links

21.10.2023 (9:33 am) – Filed under: Halloween Links

Here are site links for the last of the 2023 Halloween season.

Halloween Parties and Events October 22-Halloween

Final Weekend For Screams

Screams Halloween Theme Park Review

Statewide Haunted House Listings

Pumpkin Carving at the Old Monk and Dubliner

Swizzle Tiki Bar

Haunted Houses Opening October 18-27

Haunted House Opening Dates

Halloween Movies and TV Shows October 2023

Halloween Merchandise and Costume Links

Paranormal Places and Ghost Tours in Texas

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and Hayrides

Halloween Parties and Events October 22-Halloween

21.10.2023 (9:32 am) – Filed under: Uncategorized

Through October

Dallas Haunted Soiree: A Macabre Cocktail Party  Select dates from October 13-31

Nightly Halloween Mansion Pop Up at Stirr Dallas October 5-31. Hours vary.

Fair Park Fright Haunted House and Ghost Bar Dallas October 1-31. Hours vary

List of Dallas area bars with the Halloween spirit

Cosmic Howl at Meow Wolf October 13-31 Grapevine Mills Mall


For a list of family friendly Halloween events, check out familyeguide.com


October 22

Monster Mash! Keller Springs Begins at 2pm

BooFest at Exall Park in Dallas 4pm-6pm


October 24

Pumpkin Carving at the Old Monk Dallas 3pm-9pm

The Lodge Halloween Costume Party Dallas 6pm-9pm


October 25

Pumpkin Carving at the Old Monk Dallas 3pm-9pm

Woof-o-ween Flower Mound 5:30pm-7:30pm

Pumpkin Carving at the Dubliner Dallas Late afternoon/early evening


October 26

Pumpkin Carving at the Old Monk Dallas 3pm-9pm

Boo Bash 2023 Plano 4:30pm-8:30pm

Boo on Ballard Wylie 6pm-8pm

Monster Mash Bash Dallas 6pm-8pm


Halloween Haunted Circus Dallas 6:30pm-10:30pm

Boolesque at Swizzle Tiki Bar Lower Greenville Dallas Show begins at 7pm

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


October 27

Boo at the Zoo Ft Worth 10am-5pm

Halloween Crafts and Trick or Treat Parade Allen  10:30am-11:30am

Pumpkin Carving at the Old Monk Dallas 11:30am-9pm

Bar CRawl Dallas 4pm-Midnight

Fort Worth Happy Hour Halloween Weekend Bar Crawl 4pm-2am

Halloween Bar Crawl Ft Worth 4pm-Midnight

Garland’s Graveyard Haunted House 5:30-7:30pm

21+ Halloween “Boos” Crawl at PGA Frisco 6pm-9pm

Halloween Party at School of Rock Frisco 6pm-9pm

Halloween Costume Party Westin Southlake 6pm-11pm

C&G Halloween Bash! Dallas 6pm-11pm

Trick or Drink: Halloween Bar Crawls – Dallas Begins at 6pm

Dallas Halloween Bar Crawl 6pm-2am

Halloween at the House Mansfield 6:30pm-8:30pm

FREE Halloween Party with Miles Casad Grapevine 6:30pm-11:30pm

Screams Halloween Theme Park 7pm-1am

Boobie Bash Halloween Costume Party Dallas 7:30pm-9:30pm

Glass Cactus 90’s Throwback Halloween Party Grapevine 9pm-Midnight

The Players Ball Dallas 9pm-12:30am

Rave Costume Party @ The Green Elephant Dallas 9pm-2am

Nightmare on South Street Free Play Arcade Arlington 9pm-2am

Haunted Hotel at the Statler Dallas 10pm-2am

Annual THRILLER Halloween Party and Costume Contest @ RokFridays Dallas 10pm-2am

LIT Halloween Weekend Party Ft Worth 10pm-2am

Halloween Warehouse Party Dallas 11pm-4am


October 28

Halloween @ Truck Yard  w dog and human costume contests. Dallas 11am-Midnight

Arlington Animal Services Trunk or Treat 10am-2pm

Boo at the Zoo Ft Worth 10am-5pm

Howl O Ween Dog Party and Contest Dallas 11am-noon

Halloween @ Truck Yard Alliance All Day Party. Dogs Welcome. Ft Worth 11am-11:30pm

Pumpkin Carving at the Old Monk Dallas 11am-9pm

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

Trunk or Treat Halloween Spooktacular Frisco 11am-2pm

Haunted Halloween Gingerbread Workshop Dallas 10:30am-1pm

4th Annual Trick or Treat at the Museum Ft Worth 9am-4pm

Halloweekend at the Dallas Arboretum 9am-5pm

Loving Long Ears Donkey Rescue Halloween Event “Pirates Of The Caribbean” Southlake 11am-4pm

Infinity Arcade Halloween Party Garland All day, begins at 11am

Annual Halloween Event and Street Bob Giveaway! Allen 11:30am-3:30pm

The 2nd Annual BDR Halloween Party Plano Noon-2pm

Mall O Ween at Vista Ridge Mall Lewisville Begins at 1pm

Heritage Halloween 2023 Frisco 1pm-4pm

Trick or Treat The Square 2023 Frisco 1pm-4pm

Halloween Bash Bedford 3pm-6pm

6th Annual Trunk or Treat Bonnie View Park Dallas 3pm-7pm

Halloween Campout Grapevine Begins at 3pm, goes until 10am October 29

Woof-O-Ween 2023: Bark to the Future! Dallas 4pm-6pm

FALL-O-WEEN Cedar Hill 4pm-6pm

Ghost Town Carrollton 4pm-7pm

Arlington Official Halloween Bar Crawl 4pm-10pm

Full Moon Gathering Halloween Party White Settlement 4pm-11pm

Wicked Wolverine Halloween Bar Crawl – Dallas, Texas 5pm-11pm

Halloween in the Park Farmers Branch 5pm-10pm

Biggest Halloween Bar Crawl – Dallas 5pm-Midnight

BIGGEST Halloween Bar Crawl – Fort Worth 5pm-Midnight

Trick or Drink Dallas 4pm-2am

Dallas Official Halloween Bar Crawl 4pm-2am

The Official Halloween Bar Crawl – Ft Worth 4pm-2am

Fort Worth Happy Hour Halloween Weekend Bar Crawl 4pm-2am

HALLOWEEN BALL | $1000 Cash Contest •Day Party •After Party Dallas 4pm-2:30am

Trunk or Treat Rowlett 5pm-8pm

Halloween in the Park Farmers Branch 5pm-10pm

DALLAS HALLOWEEN miniFEST Poor David’s Pub Dallas 5:45pm-11:45pm

The Haunted Lights and Frights Tour Dallas 6pm

Scare on the Square 6pm-8pm Cedar Hill

Halloween Par-Tee Frisco 6pm-9pm

Dallas Margarita Society Party at Love and War in Texas Plano 6pm-10pm

Spooky Saturday @ Old City Park Dallas 6pm-10pm

Halloween Gala-Thriller Nights! with Whos Bad Arlington 6pm-11pm

Dallas Halloween Block Party  Cedar Springs area. Starts at 6pm

Dallas Zombie Crawl – Halloween Bar Crawl 6pm-2am

Bottle Rockets Halloween Bash and Costume Contest Plano 6pm-2am

Phantom Gala – Dallas 6:30pm-10:30pm

Screams Halloween Theme Park 7pm-1am

Dallas Halloween Bar Crawl @ Playground 7pm-2am

Hallow Scream Halloween Dallas 8pm-1am

Dead Will Live! DFW Halloween Party Arlington Begins at 8pm

Halloween Party and Costume Contest at the Hidden Door Dallas Begins at 8pm

HalloWINE Costume Party at Zin Zen McKinney 8pm-11pm

Hallow Scream Halloween Party Dallas 8pm-1am

Haunted Mansion Party Dallas 8pm-2am

2023 Dallas Halloween Bar Crawl Dallas 8pm-2am

$1000 Halloween Costume Contest & Party @ The Forum Richardson 8pm-2am

FRISCO 80s HALLOWEEN PARTY at THE REVEL with LIVE 80 Frisco Begins at 8:30pm

Dragons Ball Area 51 Alien Rave Dallas 8:30pm-5am

Down the Rabbit Hole Halloween Bash Dallas 9pm-11:30pm

Fright Night Bike Night Arlington Begins at 9pm

Nightmare on Morton Halloween Party Ft Worth Begins at 9pm

A Night Of Nostalgia/Halloween Bash Arlington 9pm-Midnight

Rave Costume Party  W Hotel Dallas 9pm-2am

Halloween Costume Contest @ The Back 9 Addison 9pm-2am

Halloween Party at Eight Ball Billiard Bar Ft Worth 9pm-2am

Handsome Halloween Party Dallas 9pm-2am

Halloween at Happiest Hour Dallas 9pm-2am

Rooftop Halloween Party at CANVAS Hotel Dallas 9pm-2am


The Neon Carnival Free Play Arcade Dallas 9pm-2am

Pixel Poltergeist Free Play Arcade Ft Worth 9pm-2am

Halloween Party at Armoury D.E. Dallas 9:30pm-2am

Fright Night Halloween Party @ House of Blues 10pm-2am

Sin Citi Halloween 2023 Dallas 10pm-2am

Haunted Hotel @ Theory Dallas 10pm-2am

The 8th Annual Haunted Halloween Party @ City Works Frisco 10pm-2am

The Lost Souls Halloween Party at The VCC Dallas 10pm-2am

House Of Horror Blum Halloween Dallas 10pm-2am

Halloween Horrors……Vampire Sex Dallas 10pm-2am


October 29

Trick ‘r Treat Train Grapevine 10am-3pm

Boo at the Zoo Ft Worth 10am-5pm

Pumpkin Carving at the Old Monk Dallas 11am-9pm

Halloweekend at the Dallas Arboretum 9am-5pm

Haunted Halloween Hop Highland Village 10am-1pm

ZaZa Boozy Halloween Brunch Dallas Noon-4pm

Dragged To Hell: Halloween Drag Brunch Dallas 1pm-2pm

Trick or Treat Extravaganza Dallas 4pm-8pm

DJ SPINDERELLA’S Boo Bash Feat TWISTA & PAUL WALL The Colony 4pm-10:30pm

Halloween at the Plaza Garland 5pm-7pm

Tri-County Zombie Prom Frisco 5pm-8pm

EPIC Halloween Party At The Ginger Man Irving 6pm-9pm

Trick or Drink Dallas 6pm-2am

Freak Or Treat Halloween Costume Party Dallas 9pm-1:30am

Bolloween | Costume Party 2023 Plano 9:30pm-2am

Haunting on Elm Street Dallas 10pm-2am


October 30

Haunted Howl-o-ween Party for Dogs at Wag Hotels Richardson 6:30-8pm

Haunting on Elm St Dallas 10pm-2am

Pumpkin Carving at the Old Monk Dallas 3pm-9pm

Main Event Halloween Party Plano 6:30pm-8:30pm



Pumpkin Carving at the Old Monk Dallas 3pm-9pm

Mall O Ween at Vista Ridge Mall Lewisville Until 6pm

Downtown Trick Or Treat Midlothian 4pm-6pm

Trick or Treat on Downtown Streets at Main Street Garden Park Dallas 4pm-7pm

Dallas Halloween Hangover Bar Crawl 4pm-11pm

Halloween Bar Crawl @ Electric Shuffle 4pm-11:30

Lake Dallas Trunk or Treat 5pm-7pm

Street ‘N Treat Grand Prairie Begins at 6pm

Movie Night at Infinity Arcade Garland Begins at 6pm

Trunk or Treat at Grubbs Grapevine 6pm-8pm

A Night of Ghost Hunting at the Historic Ridglea Theater Ft Worth 6pm-11:30pm

Dallas Halloween Bar Crawl 6pm-1am

HOWL-O-WEEN YAPPY HOUR Love and War in Texas Dogs in Costumes Plano 7pm-10pm

Dallasites101 Chills and Thrills Halloween @ The Granada Dallas 7pm-Midnight

Halloween Horror Trivia and Costume Contest Dallas 7:30pm-Midnight

Nate’s in Addison Halloween Costume Contest with Sugarbush begins at 8pm


The Church Presents Halloween on Halloween Dallas 8pm-2am

UNTOLD | Halloween Party Denton 9:45pm-2am

Dallas Halloween Horror Story Party 10pm-2am

Swizzle Tiki Bar

21.10.2023 (9:31 am) – Filed under: Other Halloween Activities

Swizzle Tiki Bar in Lowest Greenville is celebrating Halloween all month long with crafted Halloween drinks, Halloween decorations covering the entire place, and horror movies playing on a TV over the bar. Owners Joseph and Jen clearly love this holiday and Swizzle has Halloween spirit to spare.

Attention to detail is seen in both the drinks and the food. All of the specialty drinks are Instagram worthy, and they have a pretty extensive food menu, specializing in Polynesian dishes. I tried the Q.B Cooler, plus Halloween drinks All Tunnel, No Light, Eye of the Spider, and Harlequin. The O.B. Cooler is strong enough to be limited to 2 per person, and yet it is tasty. All Tunnel, No Light, Harlequin, and Eye of the Spider have a pleasant smoky aftertaste. All of the drinks were strong, so you get your money’s worth. The drinks menu has a convenient rating system that gives you an idea of how strong each drink is. Visual presentation of the drinks is great. My server Nicole did a great job of helping me pick drinks from the Halloween menu. On my next stop I will try Strangers Blood and Ghost of XMAS Past.

I was lucky to arrive just before the kitchen closed for the night. Loco Moco, a beef dish in brown gravy with an egg on top, went well with my drinks. The adventurous menu is pretty unique in Dallas, and has a couple of dishes that feature Spam. Pupu platters, handheld food, various rice bowls, curry, and stir fry are among the offerings. Desserts are Dole Whip, fried sweet, sugary Hawaiian rolls, and a banana filled lumpia.

Swizzle has several areas to choose from for seating. A nicely decorated patio outside the front entrance is ideal for cooler nights. Two alcoves in the back of Swizzle offer privacy. The bar itself is beautifully decorated and yet cozy. There are several larger tables available in middle of Swizzle.

Beachcomber Happy Hour is Monday-Friday from 4-6. Cocktail specials are $5, wells are $3, and beer is $1 off. There are also discounts on select menu items. Additionally, Monday is $5 Mai Tai Monday, and Tuesday is Tiki Tuesday with $5 frozen drinks and Dole Whips.

I was generously given the opportunity to attend the first paranormal investigation of Swizzle. The event began at midnight, and was hosted by Claudelia Zarate, with her friends Samantha and Oscar. This was a an interesting investigation, and it appears that Swizzle has at least one friendly ghost named Charles, and possibly three others. Charles was speaking to Samantha for several minutes while she was on the ground wearing a blindfold. All in all, Claudelia and Company did a great job. They were very professional, informative, and entertaining. The spirits at Swizzle are good natured, so you can relax and enjoy your October nights at Swizzle, with the possibility of a paranormal surprise.

A Boolesque show is coming up at Swizzle on October 26. Tickets are here and the show begins at 7.

I highly recommend Swizzle! Great food and drinks, and it’s easily the best Halloween experience I’ve had this season.


Check out the pics below information. Keep in mind that I took these close to closing time, and just before the paranormal investigation began.


Basic Info:


P: (469) 862-3102

E: SwizzleDallas@Gmail.com


1802 Greenville Ave Ste 110

Dallas, TX 75206

Monday-Thursday 4pm-Midnight

Friday 2pm-Midnight

Saturday 12pm-Midnight

Sunday 12pm-11pm

Open to ALL AGES before 9pm



P: (469) 862-3102

E: SwizzleDallas@Gmail.com



For Reservations:

Reservations are for dining only. Purchase of food for each guest is required. Parties of 6 or more are encouraged to make a reservation.

Guests joining us for drinks only will be sat first come first serve. No reservation is needed.

To reserve Swizzle for your next corporate party, catering or private event please email us at 






Pumpkin Carving at The Old Monk and The Dubliner

15.10.2023 (4:59 pm) – Filed under: Halloween Parties

The Old Monk on Henderson, in Dallas, will be having pumpkin carving October 24-Halloween. $20 gets you a pint, a pumpkin, and a carving kit. Supplies of pumpkins are limited, so it’s best to arrive in the late afternoon, or early evening M-Thu, and earlier Fri-Sun. Old Monk opens is open 3pm-midnight Monday through Thursday, Friday 11:30am-2am, Saturday 11am-2am, Sunday 11am-midnight.

Pumpkin Carving Hours are:

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


The Dubliner, on Lower Greenville, is having pumpkin carving on Wednesday, October 25, late afternoon-early evening.

Final Weekend for Screams

15.10.2023 (4:58 pm) – Filed under: Screams

The final weekend of the season is approaching, so 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.

Screams has five haunted attractions, two walk through attractions, a large food court, six pubs and taverns, plus 13th Hour Bakery! A wonderful acrobatic/aerialist group called Hell Dolls performs on the Screams main stage. A wide variety of Halloween themed merchants can be found around the park this season. There are also games of skill close to the food court.

Remember that Screams is open on Fridays and Saturdays only, from 7pm-1am.

Site here

Tickets here

Facebook here

Instagram here

Twitter here

Screams FAQs here

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. Screams is just off of I-35, on the Scarborough Faire grounds. Directions to Screams are here.

Check out our review of Screams here,

Haunted Houses Opening October 18-27

15.10.2023 (4:55 pm) – Filed under: Haunted House Opening Dates

October 18

Purgatory Haunted House Albuquerque New Mexico. 7pm-10pm


October 20

Terror at The Oaks Vidor TX “8pm until it gets slow.”

Bloody Bill Haunted Attraction Odessa TX 7pm-Midnight


October 27

Scantling Haunted House Booneville Arkansas Opens at dark


Screams Halloween Theme Park Review

02.10.2023 (11:15 pm) – Filed under: Screams

Screams Halloween Theme Park 2023

Score 10 out of 10

Site here

Tickets here

Facebook here

Instagram here

Twitter here

Screams FAQs here

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. Screams is just off of I-35, on the Scarborough Faire grounds. Directions to Screams are here.

Screams has five haunted attractions this year: Terra Mythica Castle, Bootlegger’s Bayou, Klownz in 3D, Zombie Wasteland Apocalypse Trail, and the Times Up Maze. In addition to the haunted houses, Screams has two additional walk through attractions, Cool Ghoul Boolevard, and Rottingwood Cemetery. Hell Dolls provide entertainment on the main stage. Merchant’s Row has Scary-Oke. You can go through the haunted houses and walk through attractions as many times as you want. Fast passes are available online and cut the wait time in line for haunted attractions significantly on crowded nights. Fast passes can be purchased here. Parking is free.

The walk through time is 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.

Hell Dolls is a 30 minute show made up of acrobatics, 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 Hell Dolls and you currently have two chances to see them nightly, at 8 and 10. Check their schedule in front of the main stage early in the evening as it may vary later in the season. Their link tree is here.

Rottingwood Cemetery is a walk though attraction at the park entrance. It’s expanded this year and will usually have actors in the area. It’s well decorated and is a good way to begin the evening. It looks great once fog machines cover the area.

Cool Ghoul Boolevard is a walk through light show, with synched music. It’s very photogenic and looks good at either twilight or in the dark. Take a right at the park entrance and look for the lights just before Headless Horseman Tavern.

For the second year in a row, Screams has increased the number of actors roaming the park. There is a great deal of variety this year, with a vampire, grave digger, two clowns, two undead Victorians, a carnival MC, a ghoul, a boogeyman, and a couple of stilt walkers. The stilt walkers get the biggest reactions from crowds, but they all do a good job of entertaining guests and livening the mood.

There are 6 pubs and taverns at Screams this year. The pubs and taverns all accept credit cards.

Headless Horseman Tavern is a great place to drink and relax, with friendly bartenders Jamie and Kesha. Located between Klownz in 3D and 13th Hour Bakery, Horseman has covered seating overlooking a creek. Cool Ghoul Boolevard is next door to the tavern. You can find sangria, Ace Pear Cider, milk stout, Brut champagne, several types of beer, and a variety of wine at Headless Horseman. In addition to a creek view, this tavern has a great view of 13th Hour Bakery, shops, and the end of the long Screams graveyard.

Full Moon Bar no longer has food, but it still has a full bar, with plenty of covered seating, and eerie mood lighting. Full Moon is located at the far end of food court, between the pizza place and Morgue Tavern.

Morgue Tavern is between the west arch and the food court, and has sangria, plus a selection of beer.

Taboo Tavern is at the back of the food court, next to hot dog sales. Taboo has a variety of beer, hard cider, and wine. There is covered seating next to the tavern, with a nice view of Times Up Maze.

Spider Web Pub is now located next to 13th Hour Bakery and features four types of frozen drinks on tap, margaritas, blood orange ritas, lavender ritas, and hurricanes. Spider Web also has beer, and jello shots.

Bag of Bones is close to the entrance of Terra Mythica Castle and has beer, hard seltzer, blood orange ritas, and hard lemonade. Pretzels are available here.

Roaming vendors have jello shots in syringes.

The full list of all alcohol offered at Screams is below. Remember that not all of these will be offered at each pub.

Ace Pear Cider, Left Hand Milk Stout, Paulaner Oktoberfest, Ziegenbock, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, Dallas Blonde, Estrella Jalisco, Bishop Crackberry Cider, Deep Ellum IPA, Pumpkin Cider, Spaten Oktoberfest, Mango Cart Cider, Neato Bandito, Budweiser, White Claw Black Cherry Hard Seltzer, and Karbach Cerveza Especial

Non-alcoholic beer offerings

Wines & Champagne: Brut Champagne, Alexander Valley Chardonnay, Cupcake Muscato, Ferrari Carano Fume Blanc, Rebellious Red, and more

Specialty Drink:  White Zinfandel-Peach Sangria

Jell-O Shots:   Cherry, Lemon Lime, Coconut Lime

Full Liquor Bar and Specialty Cocktails over Ice:  Hurricane Margarita, Blood Orange, Spiked Lemonade

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

The main food court at Screams has pizza, hot dogs, chili cheese dogs, corn dogs, turkey legs, sausage on a stick, BBQ sandwiches, nachos, fajitas, Frito pies, grilled cheese sandwiches, elote, Bubba’s bacon, plus a wide range of soft drinks and bottled water. Covered seating is available in front of, and behind the food court. The food court accepts credit cards.

Snow cones in several flavors are available next to Time’s Up Maze, behind the food court. Kettle corn is offered between the main stage and Zombie Wasteland. Both the Snow Cone and Kettle Corn vendors accept credit cards.

13th Hour Bakery, located across from Cool Ghoul Boolevard, offers great cookies, cakes, and pastries, Beef and Cheddar skulls, Buffalo Chicken Skulls, jalapeno cheddar bread, stuffed croissants, Terrormisu, pumpkin spice cake, and Zombie Fingers. Drinks available include hot tea, milk, hot coffee, cold brew coffee, hot chocolate, frozen chai, and iced green tea. Specialty drinks mixing cocoa or coffee with flavor shots are available. There are eight flavor shots to choose from, and you can have them added to any drink. 13th Hour now accepts credit cards.

Two snack shops with candy, soft drinks and water, are located close to the entrance and exit for Cool Ghoul Boolevard.

The Screams souvenir shop is located close to the park entrance, across from Rottingwood Cemetery. It has Screams t-shirts, hoodies, beanies, water bottles, bottle openers, wine and coffee tumblers, shot glasses, and more.

Shops at Screams are found on the row between Rottingwood Cemetery and Terra Mythica Castle, and close to Cool Ghoul Boolevard. A psychic with tarot and palm reading, a horror movie coaster shop (Creepy Coasters), Cowgirlz Candy, Serial Creations, Rugged History Beard Company, Chained Reaction jewelry, and Dead Dave Designs are located on the row of shops past Rottingwood Cemetery. The Cauldron Corner (witch and Halloween decor) is on the walk to the food court, across from Terra Mythica Castle. Next to Cool Ghoul Boolevard is Whimsical Way, with holistic products.

Games at Screams include Heads and Hoops, zombie paintball, mallet test of strength, and axe, knife, dart, and star throwing. Games are cash only

There are ATMs located through the park, though most places at Screams take credit cards. One is in the souvenir shop, another is located next to Taboo Tavern, and a third is next to Scary-oke, on the side of the building. Screams has flush toilets between Terra Mythica Castle and Scary-oke. Porta potties are located next to the entrance to Cool Ghoul Boolevard, at the entrance to Terra Mythica Castle, at the exit for Terra Mythica Castle, and by the exit for Cool Ghoul Boolevard.



Terra Mythica Castle

Terra Mythica Castle is the largest of the attractions at Screams. It’s a realistic looking castle that is also an attraction at Scarborough. Terra Mythica is also by far the most photogenic attraction at Screams, so be sure to have your phone ready for pictures when you get into line.

Close to the entrance you will find suits of armor, the castle fireplace, and paintings of the family of the castle. Witches appear next. You can tell that witches figure prominently in the story of Terra Mythica, judging by the actors and props. Once you get by the witches, it’s on to the spider bridge, filled with cocoons. From there the path leads to a swampy forest, then down into the castle dungeon. The forest is perfectly lit and has eerie sounds. It’s also a great place for actors to hide. Props in the dungeon are elaborate. The dungeon goes on for quite a while. You get the impression that the people who owned the castle before the witches had lots of enemies to lock up. After the dungeon the path leads into the catacombs below the castle. I love the hallway to the catacombs with red lighting and deer heads on the walls. The catacombs are the creepiest part of Terra Mythica. You’ll find great detail in the walls in this area. Everything looks ancient and diabolical. As you near the close of Terra Mythica, you’ll encounter the three witches who took over the place. There is an interesting dragon animatronic after the catacombs, shortly before the open air finale of the haunt.

Terra Mythica has detailed decor and props. The orangish lighting  throughout the castle is ideal, with some red lighting mixed in. It really looks like an old decrepit castle that has been taken over by evil forces. Actors are in every part of the haunt. There are hiding places everywhere, so you never know when someone will appear. Actors at Screams all do a wonderful job, but actors in Terra Mythica have a lot to work with in terms of surroundings. It’s great to go through Terra Mythica on a slow night so that you can take your time and check out the detail along the corridors. If you attend Screams later in the season, try going through twice.

Bootlegger’s Bayou

Bootlegger’s Bayou is fun from beginning to end. The outside of the house looks the part, run down and creepy. Hosts interact well with the crowd, sizing people up for butchering (a cannibal family owns the house) while discussing the best way to marinade bodies. Upon entering, you meet Mama, the head of the family. Before Mama gets too far from her chair, you’re off to explore the dilapidated old house, but look out for family members hiding in the clothes ridden hallway after Mama’s room. If you think you aren’t too tidy, take a look at the kitchen and bathroom in this place. It must have taken a lot of work to make rooms look this foul. On the other hand, the dining room looks pretty good. People may be the main course, but it’s like something out of Cannibal Good Housekeeping. The bedroom is also the dollhouse, and has a peculiar odor to it. If dolls freak you out, this is a room to hurry through. Given the family diet, it’s no surprise that they have a slaughter room. Having to move between wrapped up bodies is a nice touch. Any good country cannibal house has a parlor, but the sewing room was unexpected. My favorite part of this place was the porch area. It’s very quiet in this part of the attraction, with cricket noises as the sound effect. If you expect a chainsaw at the end of haunted houses, you won’t be disappointed. I’m not a big fan of chainsaws, but this one is appropriate.

The actors in Bootlegger’s are completely in character. Perfect accents and attitude. They really know how to get after guests and keep them moving. They are also good at making you think they are props until the last second when they jump out at you.  One actor toward the end of the house stood out because, though she never said anything, she had way of staring at you that made you want to move away as fast as possible. Great timing from all of the actors in this house. I went through Bootleggers four times this weekend, and I will be back for more later.

Klownz in 3D

Klownz in 3D is longer this year. An additional outdoor area has been added to the end of the funhouse. There is a mostly new cast of actors working in Klownz, and their enthusiasm takes over the place. The placement of actors helps, with an actor around every corner, and in areas where guests are looking at animatronics and props. Clowns in the small maze with ribbons hanging from the ceiling mixed in very well with their surroundings. Having an actor at the end of the vortex tunnel, by the steps down, was almost a cheap shot, but it was fun. Overall, the actors in Klownz had as high an energy level as I’ve seen in a haunted attraction.

Klownz looks great, the neon paint has been updated and seems more vibrant this year. The clown props and artwork are great. The three headed clown creature that makes it seem like you’re looking into a mirror as it moves toward you was interesting, but the hallways top this attraction. One hallway has clown props moving back and forth, out of windows, with an actor hidden in the area. Another hallway shakes as you move through. I’ve always liked vortex tunnels, and having an actor and a spinning prop after the vortex tunnel was a good combo. A motion activated fogger toward the end of Klownz was a pleasant way to end the house. It’s easy to go through Klownz more than once since the actors are having a good time and the props and paint are fun to look at.

Zombie Wasteland Apocalypse

The Zombie Wasteland Apocalypse Trail is darker this year, literally. There is a new location for Zombie Wasteland in 2023. It’s switched places with the maze, and is now between Klownz in 3D and the main stage. This is a quieter part of Screams, and it works well for the overall atmosphere. You’re in an area that has been destroyed by zombies, so it’s fitting that you don’t hear noise from outside the trail. It seems that there are more actors in the trail this year, but it may be that the same actors are able to scare groups in multiple parts of the trail due to the trail’s new layout. Actors keep the pressure on, always jumping out when you’re distracted by something else. One thing about an attraction this dark is that there is no end of places for actors to hide.

Red lights give Zombie Wasteland great mood lighting. Fog and creepy sound effects are well used to add to the ambiance. Physically, the trail looks great, with burnt out vehicles and evidence of battle dotting the landscape. The setting has a rustic feel. Maybe this was a military base in the country? Barrels that may contain the source of the zombie outbreak cover one part of the trail. I liked the detail in what appears to be an overrun field hospital, and actors in this area were very energetic. The skeleton town toward the end of the trail is a nice touch. Zombie Wasteland Apocalypse is perfect for the cooler nights ahead.

Times Up Maze

Times Up Maze has been moved. It’s now behind the main food court and Taboo Tavern. I loved how foggy the area outside the trail was. The recurring theme of time is seen in clock graffiti through the maze. There are far more actors in Times Up than you will find in most mazes. They do a good job of hiding in the darker parts of the maze, especially at dead ends. Some actors roam the maze and give bad directions to the guests. The actor in the Yeti outfit stood out, for obvious reasons. It may take some time, but you will eventually find your way to the center of the maze, which is mostly fences that seem to run in circles. I tried looking for the exit along the edge of the maze, with no luck. I went into the maze twice, and gave up after 20 minutes, both times. The maze seems more difficult this year, but I think that the key is going to your right when you enter the maze, staying to the right, and going to the very back of the maze. That seems to be how people found their way out, without using the emergency exit.


General Info

The park opens at 7pm, and closes at 1am, but the ticket office closes at midnight. This is a massive park, so arrive as early as possible. I spent two nights reviewing Screams, to give you an idea of how much there is to do at this park. If you know that you will arrive after 9, you may want to consider buying a fast pass, especially if you want to go through the haunted attractions multiple times.

It helps to go through the haunted houses first, then eat and drink. I begin my night at Screams with Terra Mythica Castle first. This has the longest lines later at night, so see it early. When you enter the park, take a left past Rottingwood Cemetery, walk down Merchant’s Lane, and you will see the entrance to the Castle ahead. Once you exit the Castle, take a right, then another right and begin walking uphill, back to the shops. After a few yards you will see the entrance to Bootlegger’s Bayou on your right. This is lots of fun and also has long lines later in the evening. After Bootlegger’s, take a left, walk past the food court and games, and go into Time’s Up Maze. Once you are out of the Maze, walk past the food court, past the main stage, and look for the entrance to Zombie Apocalypse Wasteland. After Zombie Apocalypse, look for Klownz in 3D, which is close to the entrance to Zombie Apocalypse. After exiting Klownz, you will have seen all five major attractions and then it’s time to eat, drink and shop. On your way around the park you can walk through Cool Ghoul Boolevard and Rottingwood Cemetery.

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.


Online Ticket prices are:

$42 General Admission for Friday ($45 at ticket office)

$52 general admission for Saturday ($55 at ticket office)

$30 for Friday fast pass ($33 at ticket office)

$40 for Saturday fast pass ($43 at ticket office)

$40 group tickets for Friday, $50 for Saturday. Parties of 15 or more to qualify. Online only.

$165 season pass. Available online only.

Buy tickets here

Ticket prices do not include taxes and fees.

Parking is free, courtesy of Legacy Chevrolet/GMC Waxahachie.



Screams is the only real haunted theme park in North Texas and is the best value around. At other haunted attractions, you drive to the haunt, wait in line, and spend 10-35 minutes inside. Then you leave. Some of the haunted houses in DFW are good, but Screams is the only place where you can go through each attraction as many times as you want, eat, drink, and shop. It is easy to arrive at 7 and stay until 1. I was at Screams this Friday and Saturday, arrived at 7 both nights, and left around 1 each time.  Another unique feature is that there is something for everyone at Screams. Even if you aren’t into haunted houses, you can have a great time in the park. You can fill your evening by having dinner, trying the various pubs and taverns, seeing Hell Dolls, shopping, playing games, and going through the walk through attractions.

Screams looks great in 2023, with a park redesign, new food and drink, and a great cast of actors. They went all out in preparation for this season, in record breaking heat, and their effort shows in the attention to detail in the houses, trails, and in the park grounds. Be sure to see Screams at least once this season, and remember, arrive early, and stay late!

I just checked the weather for this coming weekend, and it’s looks perfect for Screams. 82 as a high on Friday, with a low of 56, 72 as a high on Saturday and low of 52. There will be a nice Fall chill in the air on Saturday.







Halloween Movies and TV Shows October 2023

24.09.2023 (9:25 pm) – Filed under: Horror Movies and TV Shows,Uncategorized

TV Shows

AMC Fearfest This year, AMC has a countdown to Fearfest that begins on September 25. Fearfest begins on October 1. AMC daily schedule here.

Syfy 31 Days of Halloween Syfy has a countdown to 31 Days of Halloween that began on September 10. 31 Days of Halloween begins on October 1. Syfy’s daily schedule is here.

TCM October Horror  TCM is running horror movies on select nights in September, and begins it’s Classic Horror on October 1.

Freeform 31 Nights of Halloween Begins on October 1.

Disney Channel Monstober Countdown begins on September 25. Regular schedule starts on October 1.

Food Network Halloween Halloween Wars begins on September 17. Daily schedule here.

Halloween Movies on TV is a great site that I link to. They update through the season, so check them out once a week.


New Movies in Theaters

The Nun 2-In theaters now. People I know who watch horror movies have said that it is far worse than the first Nun, which was no prize winner.

A Haunting in Venice-September 15.

No One Will Save You-September 22

Deliver Us-September 29

Saw 10-September 29

The Exorcist: Believer-October 6

Pet Sematary:Bloodlines-October 6

V/H/S/85-October 6

Totally Killer-October 6

Dear David-October 13

Five Nights at Freddy’s-October 27

Suitable Flesh with Barbara Crampton-October 27


Theaters Showing Vintage Horror Movies in October

Texas Theater

Angelika Film Center Plano-Begins showing vintage horror movies on October 2.

The Rooftop Cinema Club Ft Worth

The Rooftop Cinema Club Houston


Theaters Showing Vintage and First Run Horror Movies in October

Alamo Drafhouse

Movie Tavern

Studio Movie Grill


Angelika Film Center Dallas-Begins showing indie and vintage horror movies on September 22.


Screams Halloween Theme Park Opens This Weekend!

24.09.2023 (9:18 pm) – Filed under: Screams

Screams Halloween Theme Park begins it’s 2023 season on Friday, September 29, and will be open Fridays and Saturdays through October 28, from 7pm-1am. Tickets and fast passes are available online now, and will be available at the ticket booth on event nights. The ticket booth closes at midnight. For the first time, Screams is offering a season pass. Season passes are available online only. Discount tickets are on sale now online, and discount coupons are available at Legacy Chevrolet-GMC in Waxahachie starting September 15. Parking is free, courtesy of Legacy Chevrolet-GMC. Buy tickets here.

Screams features five main haunted attractions, with two additional walk through haunted attractions, nightly stage entertainment from Hell Dolls, Scary-oke, 5 pubs, a large food court, the Full Moon Bar, 13th Hour Bakery, games of skill, plus a wide variety of Halloween related merchants. The price of admission gets you into all haunted attractions, as many times as you want. Fast passes are available, and are advisable on Saturdays, as well as Fridays later in the season.

The main haunted attractions at Screams are: Terra Mythica Castle, Bootlegger’s Bayou, Zombie Wasteland Apocalypse, Klownz in 3D, and the Time’s Up Maze. Two additional walk through haunted attractions are Rottingwood Cemetery and Cool Ghoul Boulevard.

Screams has four ATMs onsite. Most places offering food and drink take credit cards, but not all of them.

It’s best to arrive as early as possible at Screams. Be there about 15-20 minutes before the park opens (6:40-6:45) if possible. Screams is open for six hours, but time flies when you are having fun. You can easily spend an entire evening at Screams and not do the same thing twice. You can find everything here, haunted houses, eating, drinking, shopping, nightly shows on the main stage, plus games of skill. If you are only going to go to one haunted attraction in the DFW area, I recommend Screams because it is so all inclusive. Another great thing is that the ticket price gets you into all of the haunted attractions as many times as you want. Basically, you get into a total of seven attractions for the price of one.


General info:


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.

Site here

Facebook here

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.


Press release from Screams:

The Time is Here…

Screams® 2023 Opens This Friday!

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (September 25, 2023):  The time for the 27th season of Screams® Halloween Theme Park is here! Screams® 2023 opens this Friday, September 29th and will run every Friday and Saturday night through Saturday, October 28th. Screams® Halloween Theme Park is the ultimate Halloween experience in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex with 5 Haunted Houses and a Whole Lot More including walk-through attractions, exciting live stage entertainment, Scary-Oke, shops, food, pubs, and games of skill for an entire night of Halloween fun!

At Screams® 2023, visitors will discover all new twists and turns along with terrifying characters and new sights and sounds in all of the 5 haunted houses. There are new locations for the Times Up Maze, the Zombie Wasteland Apocalypse, the Cool Ghoul Boolevard, and the Spider’s Web Pub. Screams® is also introducing a season pass for those who want to return to Screams® every night of the 2023 season for the best Halloween fun in D/FW.

Screams® is sure to find what makes you scream with the different experiences offered at each of the 5 haunted houses: witches and evil spells throughout a medieval castle; a post-apocalyptic world of zombies and the undead; a maze where you’re time may be at its end; depraved family members from the depths of the bayou who don’t want you to leave; and clowns in horrifying

3-D… it’s a night filled with frights of all kind!

And there’s a Whole Lot More! The Rottingwood Cemetery and the Cool Ghoul Boolevard walk-through attractions, the Screams® Stage featuring the return of the Hell Dolls with their wicked shows where aerials and fire collide, and Scary-Oke (Screams® unique version of Karaoke) where everyone is encouraged to join in the fun.

When visitors are ready to take a break, they can grab a drink and a bite to eat at the Food Court or the 13th Hour Bakery. Those 21+ can partake in an adult beverage at one of the 5 Screams® pubs (must be 21+ to purchase or consume alcohol) that will feature mixed drinks, a great selection of craft beers & seltzers, and the ever-popular Jell-O Shots in a syringe!

There are also palm readings, henna tattoos, and shops with hand crafted chocolates, horror/

sci-fi/cult movie themed collectables, jewelry, tarot cards, resin and ceramic art, horror themed crochet plushies, and so much more.

Credit cards are widely accepted throughout the park. However, games and some other locations are cash only. Visitors are encouraged to bring sufficient cash but there are 4 ATMs available should they need them.

Tickets prices at the gate (on event nights only) start at $45 and Fast Pass prices start at $33 with prices varying for Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets include admission into the park and all 5 haunted houses along with the Rottingwood Cemetery, Cool Ghoul Boolevard, stage entertainment, and Scary-Oke. To cut the wait times into the haunted houses in half, there are a limited number of Fast Passes available each night as well. Fast Passes are NOT admission tickets. Food, drink, games, and shop merchandise must be purchased separately.

Discount tickets are available on-line at www.ScreamsPark.com and discount coupons are available at Legacy Chevrolet/GMC in Waxahachie. A limited number of the all-new Season Passes that provide admission into every night of Screams® 2023 are available only at www.ScreamsPark.com for a cost of $165 plus tax & fees. The Season Pass does not include a Fast Pass. Parking at Screams® is Free compliments of Legacy Chevrolet/GMC – Waxahachie.

A few additional things to keep in mind for your visit to Screams® are:

  • Screams® is designed for ages 16+ and is not recommended for small children
  • No costumes, face paint, or decorative masks are allowed at Screams®

Screams® is open Friday and Saturday nights, now through October 28, 2023, from 7:00 pm and is open late until 1:00 am. The ticket office and admission close at 12:00 Midnight on event nights. Screams® is located at the Scarborough Faire® site one mile west of I-35E at 2511 FM 66 in Waxahachie, Tx. That’s just 30 minutes south of the downtowns of Dallas & Fort Worth. Screams® is sponsored by Dr Pepper and Legacy Chevrolet/GMC.

For more information about Screams® 2023 visit ScreamsPark.com or follow us at ScreamsPark on Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, or Instagram.


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