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Haunted House Opening Dates

01.08.2019 (5:11 am) – Filed under: Haunted House Opening Dates,Listings

 

Hours of operation listed are for opening night only. Refer to the haunt’s site for other nights open and hours of operation.

 

Open All Year

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

Haunted Mayfield Manor

 

Opening September 13

Scream Hollow 7pm-Midnight

Waco Haunted Houses 8pm-Midnight

Screamworld 8:30pm-11pm

Creepy Hollow Haunted House 7pm-Midnight

The Mortuary 8pm-11pm

House of Torment 7pm-10pm

13th Floor 7pm-10pm

 

Opening September 20

Dark Hour 7pm-Midnight

Purgatory Scream Park 8pm-Midnight

Hex House 7:30pm-11pm

 

Opening September 21

Yesterland Fright Farm Dark till 10pm

Houston Terrordome 8pm-11pm

 

Opening September 27

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

Parker House 8pm-11pm

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

Graystone Manor 7pm-Midnight

Doc Wilkes House of Horrors 7:30pm-Midnight

World of Khaos  7pm-Midnight

Creekside Manor Dark until Midnight

Hangman’s House of Horrors 8pm-Midnight

Tayman Graveyard 8pm-11pm

Moxley Manor 8pm-11pm

Haunted Trails 8pm-Midnight

3Haunts 8pm-11pm

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

The Sanctuary 8pm-11pm

Dark Woods Haunted Attraction 8pm-11:30pm

Tree Farm Massacre 7pm-Midnight

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

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

 

Opening September 28

Cutting Edge 8pm-10pm

Haunted Shadows Lake Trail 7:45pm-midnight

Phobia Haunted Houses 8pm-Midnight

Amarillo Scaregrounds 7pm-11:30pm

6th Street Massacre 7pm-Midnight

Redrum Fear Park 7pm-Midnight

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

Six Flags Fright Fest 11am-Midnight

Rise Haunted House 7pm-10:30pm

Dungeon of Doom 6pm-10pm

 

Opening October 4

Texas Scaregrounds 7pm-Midnight

J&F House of Terror 8pm until midnight, or when the line dies down.

Zombie Safari 7pm until late

Houston Screamfest Park hours 8pm-12:30 am, ticket sales end at 11pm

Terror Trails Dark until Midnight

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

Fright Night Haunted House 7pm-Midnight

Van Buren Frightmare   7pm to Midnight

Terror Trail Haunted House 7:30pm-11:45pm

Old Midland Trail of Horrors 8:30pm-11:30pm

Afterlife Haunted Attraction 8pm-11pm

Van Buren Frightmare 7pm-Midnight

Evil Visions Haunted House 7pm-midnight

Texas Maze of Terror 8pm-10pm, be in line by 9:30pm

The Asylum Haunted House 8pm-11pm

 

Opening October 5

Thrillvania 8:30pm-10pm

Nightmare in the Country 8pm-11pm

 

Opening October 11

Def Con 1 and Circus of the Dead 7pm-Midnight

Silo of Screams Hours TBA

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

 

 

Statewide Haunted House Listings

01.08.2019 (5:10 am) – Filed under: Haunted House Listings,Listings

 

North Texas

Screams  Waxahachie

Cutting Edge  Fort Worth

Thrillvania  Terrell

Parker House  Denton

Texas Scaregrounds Mineral Wells

Creekside Manor  Midlothian

Tayman Graveyard  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

 

 

Central Texas

Waco Haunted Houses   Elm Mott (Waco area)

Scream Hollow Halloween Park  Smithville

House of Torment  Austin

Silo of Screams Temple

 

 

Houston area

Screamworld  Houston

Phobia  Houston

Houston TerrorDome  Houston

Houston Screamfest  Houston

Purgatory Scream Park Kingwood

3Haunts Haunted House  Shepherd

Redrum Fear Park Richmond

Haunted Trails  Houston

Creepy Hollow Haunted House  Rosharon

Dungeon of Doom  Kemah

P-6 Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze Montgomery

 

 

Galveston

Haunted Mayfield Manor

 

 

San Antonio

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

13th Floor

 

 

East Texas

Graystone Manor  Longview

World of Khaos Tyler

Doc Wilkes House of Horrors  Longview

Terror Trails  Yantis

Afterlife  Blossom

Texas Maze of Terror Vidor

The Asylum Haunted House Talco

Zip Line with Zombies  Diana

Yesterland Fright Farm Canton

 

 

West Texas

Terror Trail Canutillo  (El Paso area)

Nightmare on 19th Street  Lubbock

Amarillo Scaregrounds  Amarillo

6th Street Massacre  Amarillo

Van Buren Frightmare  Amarillo

Old Midland Trail of Horrors Midland

The Blackness Haunted House  Plainview

Nightmare on Main Street  Vernon

DefCon 1 and Circus of the Dead Odessa

 

 

South Texas

Haunting on the Blue Ghost Corpus Christi

Fright Night Haunted House Corpus Christi

 

 

Louisiana

13th Gate  Baton Rouge

The Mortuary  New Orleans

Evil Visions Haunted House  Monroe

Tree Farm Massacre  Leesville

Rise Haunted House  Hammond

Dark Woods Haunted Attraction Natchitoches

 

 

Oklahoma

Hex House  Tulsa

The Sanctuary  Oklahoma City

House of Thorn Dewey

Nightmare in the Country  Woodward

Psycho Path Haunt  Sperry

Halloween Links

01.08.2019 (5:09 am) – Filed under: Halloween Links,Links

HALLOWEEN LINKS

 

Halloween Merchandise and Costumes

http://www.spirithalloween.com/

http://www.halloweencity.com/

http://www.partycity.com/

http://www.halloweenexpress.com/

http://www.costumeworld.com/

http://www.norcostco.com/

http://rosecostumes.com/

http://www.halloweencostumes.com/

http://www.costumeexpress.com

http://www.buycostumes.com

http://www.wholesalehalloweencostumes.com/

http://www.extremehalloween.com/

http://www.costumekingdom.com

 

Halloween Decorations

https://athome.com/halloween

http://www.michaels.com/

http://lemax-spookytown.com/

http://www.hauntedprops.com/

http://www.thehorrordome.com

http://www.frightprops.com/

http://www.poisonprops.com/

http://creepycollection.com/

http://www.mostlydead.com

http://www.dappercadaver.com/

http://www.darksidedisplays.com/

 

Haunted House Listings

http://www.hauntedhouse.com/

http://www.hauntworld.com

 

“Real” Haunted Site Listings

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

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

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

http://ghosttourstexas.com

http://www.jeffersonghostwalk.com/

Openings and Closings for 2019

01.08.2019 (5:06 am) – Filed under: Haunt News

Closed

Halls of Horror-Could return in 2020

Kingswood Asylum

Fearaphobia-Could return in 2020

Rotting Flesh Factory

Psycho Asylum

Fearshire Farms-Could return in 2020

RIP

01.08.2019 (5:05 am) – Filed under: Listings,RIP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other notable closed haunted attractions:

Fearaphobia (Could return in 2020)

Halls of Horror (could return in 2020)

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

Kingswood Asylum (Could return in 2020)

Rotting Flesh Factory

Psycho Asylum