Updated: Oct 13, 2022
Frightful experiences await in all corners of DFW this month, as we all prepare for the spookiest day of the year: Halloween. Here are the haunted houses where the grizzled ghouls from D-F-Dub are going out to have their fearsome fun.
1. Moxley Manor haunted house
You get a lot of scare for your buck at Moxley Manor, situated right in between Dallas and Fort Worth off of 183. You get access to three, count 'em, three (3) top-rated haunted houses (one of them is a 3-D adventure!) for one entry price: a $35 ticket that comes with a set entry time or a $50 speedpass ticket.
2. screams park
Screams features a whopping five-haunted-house-in-one experience and is just a short drive to the south in Waxahachie! Test your bravery at the newest one: Bootlegger's Bayou and at the updated Time's Up haunted maze, The Witches of Terra Mythica Castle, Klownz in 3D and Zombie Wasteland: Apocalypse! Grab bites at the 13th Hour Bakery and the Eerie Edibles Food Court or visit the full-service bar and restaurant the Full Moon, onsite! Friday tickets are $42, and Saturday tickets are $52.
3. dark hour haunted house
At Plano's Dark Hour, the 13 witches of the Dark Hour Coven come together to bring your worst nightmares to life. The haunted house underwent a massive expansion for 2022, including more terrifying scenes, creatures, horrors, and nightmares that are sure to thrill all who enter the Coven. General admission is $40, while Fast Passes are $60, and a ghoulish VIP experience is listed at $100.
4. pumpkin nights
For a little more chill to the spooky vibes, and a COMPLETELY Gram-worthy Halloween experience, try Pumpkin Nights in Arlington while you still can! It's not technically a haunted house, it's a Halloween Trail, and it is a hoot for the whole family. Their website says they are close to completely selling out for the month already, so hurry! There's also a Halloween-themed bar at the beginning so you can take a little sip with you along the trail.
5. zombie safari
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The folks at Cousin's Paintball in Forney are true pros, who know how a simple shift in format can really amp up the fall festivities and appeal to a wider demographic than just "paintball bros." This is a family-friendly outing where your crew can climb aboard a rig like the one pictured above and pop a (paint) cap in as many zombies as possible until the ride is over! Price points run from about $12.50 for a ride-along (not a shooting position on the trailer) to about $680 for a private VIP 16-person shooting spree, and these spots fill up quick! According to their website, all slots on Oct. 16 and Oct. 23 were already sold out as of the publication of this piece.
6. six flags over Texas fright fest
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Fright Fest is back and spookier than ever! This attraction is mainly for the youngsters, as no costumes are allowed for those entering the park who are over the age of 10. One day tickets can be had for about $40, while season passes run $70 and up. The multiple haunted houses throughout the park aren't the only frights that await. Monsters ride next to you on all your favorite rides, and all manner of spooky Fright Fest shows and skits await to give you a laugh as well as a scare.
7. cutting edge haunted house
📍Fort Worth, Texas
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The USA Today 2021 Readers' Choice Best Haunted House for 2021 lives in Fort Worth, folks. It's a multi-story, multi-themed haunted adventure located in a 100-year-old abandoned meat packing plant in a section of Fort Worth historically known as “Hell’s Half Acre." It takes roughly an hour to get through the whole deal, provided you don't wimp out or make a mess in your pants early on. A timed ticket with a reserved arrival time runs you $48, and a speedpass ticket knocks that up to $65. Enjoy.
8. creekside manor haunted house
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The biggest bargain on the list is another family friendly haunted house, just south of town in Midlothian. Tickets are $20 for adults, or $15 for kids younger than 12. A portion of ticket sales will go to Manna House Midlothian, which helps needy families in Ellis County. You can never be sure what's around the next corner once you enter Creekside Manor, but you won't be able to shake the foreboding feeling that the house.... is watching you.