Hail Satan for These Incredibly Spooky North Texas Haunted Houses
The spookiest month is officially here, and if you’re wise, you’ll make the most of it before October ends. You can binge horror flicks each and every evening; you can plan out elaborate methods of scaring neighborhood trick or treaters; hell, you could even break into an abandoned mortuary and conduct a blood ritual, praising the dark lord and his minions (too much?). Or, you could take a more balanced approach and check out some of DFW’s finest haunted houses. These are all sure to get your spine tingling, your neck hair standing, and the adrenaline pumping through your veins. Keep reading for our ghoulish top choices.
Dark Hour Haunted House
Situated in the great white north that is Plano, Dark Hour Haunted House is known for its insane production values and the scares that come along with it. There’s fire; there are movie-grade special effects; hell, there are scare actors running along the damn walls and ceilings. Their theme changes everywhere, so even if you’ve attended before, you’ll still be in for a surprise. In addition to the main haunt, Dark Hour has a supplementary attraction this year: Annabelle’s Haunt — an asylum themed that’s sure to drive you mad.
Screams Halloween Theme Park
As its name suggests, Screams is more than just a haunted house; it’s a theme park with five uniquely themed haunts. They’ve got clowns, pirates, witches, and more. What’s that? You’re unsatisfied with five freakin’ haunted houses? Well, cool your jets, bro because Screams is more like a spooky carnival with killer skill games, food, drinks, karaoke, and more. This one is definitely worth the drive to Waxahachie.
Moxley Manor is a well known Haunted House in Bedford (I had to look up Bedford too, but it’s not too far), and this year they feature three uniquely themed attractions. Moxley Manor’s primary haunt is based on a true and tragic story of a family’s demise. Additionally, they appear to have a clown-themed haunt and one that looks Exorcist-adjacent. They don’t have many specifics about the extra attractions yet but stay tuned.
Cutting Edge Haunted House
Cutting Edge has been continuously recognized by assorted haunt-centric publications and websites for years, and it’s certainly deserved. The haunted house is in a 100+-year-old, abandoned meatpacking plant in Fort Worth, and it takes visitors through numerous themed sections and floors. It is a massive space and the average walkthrough is close to an hour, so you’ll certainly get your money’s worth. Again, this is a nationally-recognized haunt, so get ready to scream.
Hangman’s House of Horrors
Hangman’s House of Horrors is another haunted staple of Fort Worth. This attraction has been around for over 30 years, so it knows how to scare the spook-seeking citizens of DFW. The main attraction is the haunted house, but there are also zombies spread throughout waiting to scare you while waiting in line. Additionally, there’s a cross between a haunted house and an escape room on the premises, so make sure you can keep your wits about you and escape (or forever be trapped in Fort Worth….spooooooooky).
Reindeer Manor is probably the closest attraction to Dallas, and it offers four unique haunted house experiences with themes ranging from vampires to clowns to 80s arcade game madness. Reindeer Manor also offers stage shows, spontaneous Thriller dances, ax throwing and more. Take a quick trip down south to Red Oak, and you’ll surely have a spooky night to remember.