Texas Haunts – Haunted House News and Reviews

Haunted Attractions in the Off Season

16.11.2018 (1:44 am) – Filed under: Haunt News,Haunted House Listings,Listings

Dark Hour has it’s annual Wreck the Halls show in December, on the 14th, 15th, 28th, and 29th.

Scream Hollow has family friendly activities in December. They are open on Fridays from 6pm-11pm and Saturdays from 4pm-11pm, Sundays 4pm-8pm.

House of Torment has Krampus, on Dec 7th and 8th.

3Haunts is open December 21,22,28,29

Final Weekends For Haunted Houses

01.11.2018 (10:20 pm) – Filed under: Haunt News,Haunted House Listings,Listings,Site News

Halloween is over, but many haunted attractions will be open this Friday and/or Saturday. A few will be open the weekend of the 9th and 10th. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure and Mayfield Manor are open all year. Cutting Edge and Dark Hour open for special nights in the off season. Texas Haunts will be open and updated all year, so check back with us for listings of special events between December and July. Thanks for visiting our site this season, and we hope you had a great Halloween. The 2019 season of Texas Haunts will begin in August of 2019!

Open Daily

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure Ripleys is open daily, all year. Here are their hours

  • September – May
    Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 8pm
    Friday – Saturday: 10am – 11pm
  • Memorial Day – Labor Day
    Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 11pm
    Friday – Saturday: 10am – 12am

Haunted Mayfield Manor  Open on weekends year round, check site or contact haunt for hours.

 

Open Friday, November 9

House of Torment from 7:30pm-11pm

Haunted Mayfield Manor Contact haunt for times

Rise Haunted House from 7pm-10:30pm

 

Open Saturday, November 10

House of Torment from 7:30pm-11pm

Haunted Mayfield Manor Contact haunt for times

Rise Haunted House from 7pm-10:30pm

 

Beyond November 10

Scream Hollow has family friendly activities in December. They are open on Fridays from 6pm-11pm and Saturdays from 4pm-11pm, Sundays 4pm-8pm.

3Haunts is open December 21,22,28,29

 

Open Friday, November 2

Scream Hollow from 7pm-midnight

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

Haunted Shadows Lake Trail from 7:15-midnight

Fearaphobia from 7pm-midnight

J&F House of Terror from 8:30pm until the line dies down, or midnight

Hangman’s House of Horrors from 8pm-midnight

House of Torment from 7:30pm-11pm

Screamworld 8pm-midnight

Phobia 7:30pm-11pm

Houston Terror Dome 8pm-midnight

3Haunts 8pm-11pm

Fearshire Farms from 7pm-11pm

Haunted Trails from 8pm-midnight

Creepy Hollow Haunted House from 7pm-midnight

Kingswood Asylum from 8pm-11pm

Haunted Mayfield Manor Contact haunt for times

13th Floor 7pm-midnight

Graystone Manor from 7pm-midnight

Doc Wilkes House of Horrors Contact haunt for hours

Yesterland Fright Farm 6pm-10pm

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

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

The Mortuary opens at dusk

Evil Visions Haunted House from 7pm-midnight

Rise Haunted House 7pm-11:30pm

The Hex House from 7:30pm-11pm

The Sanctuary from 8pm-11pm

Nightmare in the Country 8pm-11pm

 

Open Saturday, November 3

Cutting Edge 8pm-10pm

Fearaphobia from 7pm-midnight

Scream Hollow from 7pm-midnight

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

Hangman’s House of Horrors from 8pm-midnight

Haunted Shadows Lake Trail from 7:15pm-midnight

Screamworld 8pm-midnight

J&F House of Terror from 8:30pm until the line dies down, or midnight

Zombie Safari opens at 7pm

House of Torment from 7:30pm-11pm

Phobia 7:30pm-11pm

Houston Terror Dome 8pm-midnight

3Haunts 8pm-11pm

Fearshire Farms from 7pm-11pm

Redrum Haunted House from 7pm-midnight

Haunted Trails from 8pm-midnight

Creepy Hollow Haunted House from 7pm-midnight

Kingswood Asylum from 8pm-11pm

Haunted Mayfield Manor Contact haunt for times

13th Floor 7pm-midnight

Graystone Manor from 7pm-midnight

Afterlife Haunted Attraction from 8pm-11pm

Doc Wilkes House of Horrors Contact haunt for hours

Yesterland Fright Farm 10am-10pm

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

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

The Mortuary opens at dusk

Evil Visions Haunted House from 7pm-midnight

Rise Haunted House 7pm-11:30pm

The Hex House from 7:30pm-11pm

The Sanctuary from 8pm-11pm

Nightmare in the Country 8pm-11pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Halloween

30.10.2018 (5:36 pm) – Filed under: Haunt News,Site News

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

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

Parties/Trick or Treating/Other Events-Check our listing of Halloween events for everything other than haunted houses and movies. Catfish Plantation in Waxahachie has a Halloween buffet at 5 and 7. The big costume party is at the Church, and you will want to arrive early, or have a hell of a time finding parking. There are some big trick or treat events happening in DFW, and there are some other events, like murder mystery theater, a boat party, and face painting.

Movies-Alamo Drafthouses, Angelika Dallas and Plano, Texas Theater, The Granada, all Movie Taverns and Studio Movie Grills have vintage horror movies playing on Halloween. The new Halloween is in wide release. Check our horror movie listings for showtimes and links to each theater. Check the theater’s site to verify the showtime late morning or early afternoon. I can’t stress this enough because theaters sometimes make last minute changes to showtimes. Alamo Drafthouse locations are playing an advance screening of the new Suspiria, and a showing of the original Halloween. Angelika Dallas and Plano are showing Psycho, Texas Theater is showing the original Suspiria, Granada is showing Hocus Pocus, Movie Taverns are showing The Shining, and Studio Movie Grills are showing the original Nightmare on Elm Street and Hell Fest.

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

Halloween Week

28.10.2018 (7:15 pm) – Filed under: Haunt News,Site News

The weekend is almost over, but remember that, with the exception of Screams, all haunted attractions will be open on Halloween, and many will be open Monday, and/or Tuesday. Check my haunted attractions listings for haunted houses in your area. Click on the link and go to the haunt’s site to check for hours, as haunted houses have hours this week that differ from their regular hours.

There are some Halloween parties Sunday night, the Church has the largest, and there are a few Halloween events on Monday and Tuesday, but most of the remaining Halloween parties and events will be on Halloween day and night. Check my Halloween events listing for more information. It’s in chronological order, to make it easier to search.

The new Halloween is in theaters now, and it’s pretty good, though not as good as the original. Speaking of the original Halloween, Alamo Drafthouse has it playing on Halloween night at it’s locations. There are lots of classic horror movies playing at Alamo, Movie Tavern, Studio Movie Grill, Angelika, and the Granada this week, plus lots of movies and shows on television, so take a look at my movie and TV listing for showtimes and horror marathons on TV.

The weather will be nice this week, so get out and do something while the season lasts!

Final Weekend Of The Season

24.10.2018 (8:41 pm) – Filed under: Haunt News,Site News

While there are parties on Halloween, and most haunted attractions will be open on Halloween, this weekend has the best parties, and is the best time to see haunted houses and theme parks. Check out my Other Halloween Activities post for information about everything offered from now through Halloween.

Remember that Screams will not be open on Halloween, so this Friday and Saturday are your last chances to see Screams this season. Most haunted houses will be open late this Friday and Saturday. Be sure to check out Cutting Edge, Thrillvania, Parker House, and Halls of Horror!

There are lots of vintage horror movies being shown at local theaters, marathons of horror and scifi movies and shows on TV, plus several new horror movies in theaters. Check out my listing of horror movies and shows to find something to watch in your area, or on TV.

Nearly every club and bar will have a Halloween party over the next week, and there are lots of other types of fun Halloween activities between now and Halloween. Check out my listing of the best parties and other events for more information.

Final Weekend For Screams 2018!

22.10.2018 (5:41 pm) – Filed under: Haunt News,Screams

This coming weekend is your last chance to see Screams this year! Please remember that Screams will not be open on Halloween, so this Friday and Saturday are the final days for the 2018 season at Screams. All of the haunted attractions, and most of the park, have been redesigned and remodeled for this season, so even if you’ve seen Screams in the past, everything will be new to you. Please read my review of Screams from earlier this season, if you want more detailed information about the changes Screams has made this year.

Screams has five main attractions, Cursed: the Witches of Terra Mythica Castle, Hotel D’Feers, Capt’n Barbarosa’s Blood Harbour (3D), PT Harmum’s Carnival of Chaos (maze), and the Zombie Wasteland Apocalypse trail. I listed the attractions in the best order to see them in, especially if you don’t have a fast pass. Screams also has a large food court, three pubs, and a full service bar and cafe called Full Moon Cafe. Full Moon has an excellent selection of Halloween specialty drinks (Dracula’s Kiss is my favorite) and great bartenders. They also have good food, generous portions, and reasonable prices. Full Moon is well decorated too, it’s like eating and drinking inside a haunted house. You can find Full Moon Cafe on the side of the food court by the West Market Arch.

Screams also has Scaryoke in the covered seating area next to Taboo Tavern, live nightly entertainment on the main stage, games of skill across from the food court, Halloween related shops, wax hands, henna tattoos, palm and tarot readings, and feather extensions.

Screams has general admission tickets, fast passes, and group tickets available here. Group tickets have to be purchased in advance, online. They are not available at the ticket booth.

Below are the events on the main stage this final weekend, and the Screams photo gallery. Screams has never been better, so be sure to check it out this weekend! Screams is located in Waxahachie, on the Scarborough Faire grounds. Their address is 2511 FM 66 Waxahachie, TX 75167. If you are coming from the north, take exit 399A from I-35, and head west (right), if you are coming from the south, take exit 399, and head west (left). Screams is 1.6 miles west of I-35. Visit their site here for more information.

OCT. 26TH

Complete DJ on the Main Stage

OCT. 27TH

Complete DJ on the Main Stage & the last night of Screams® 2018!

Screams This Weekend

17.10.2018 (4:07 pm) – Filed under: Haunt News,Screams

The weather looks better for haunted houses this weekend, and Screams has the following on their main stage, in addition to their regular attractions! The Screams Gallery has also been updated, with new shots of Hotel D’Feers and Full Moon Cafe.

OCT. 19TH

Complete DJ on the Main Stage

OCT. 20TH

100.3 Jack FM on the Main Stage with a Dance Off Party

 

A New Season and New Attractions for Screams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Openings and Closings for 2018

12.09.2018 (1:20 am) – Filed under: Haunt News,Haunted House Openings and Closings 2018

New Haunted Attraction

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

 

Closed Haunted Attractions

Nightmare on the Bayou

Dark Path Haunt

Texas Scaregrounds, though they could return in 2019

Frightmares at Whatz-Up

Jefferson Fright Train

Texas Maze of Terror

13th Ward

Rotting Flesh Factory appears to be closed for 2018, may return in 2019.