Updated: Feb 5
The drinks will give you a chill and the scares are a real thrill on this list, because it is time to get your spooky on in North Texas. Haunted houses, Halloween-themed drinks and other frightful experiences await. Here's where the grizzled ghouls from DF-Dub are going out to have their fun.
1. zombie safari
Photo by: @zombiesafari
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.
2. six flags over Texas fright fest
Photo by: @sixflagsovertexas
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.
3. dark hour haunted house
Photo by: @darkhourhauntedhouse
Plano's Dark Hour Haunted House brings you two haunts on the same site. At Dark Hour, the 13 witches of the Dark Hour Coven come together to bring your worst nightmares to life. At Annabelle Noir's Asylum, you scurry through twisted tunnels and haunted halls to try to escape the inhuman inmates, and they'll leave a cell open for you if you're caught. Prices for going through one of the two can run from $15-$77, but there are too many add-ons and options to list here. Check them out.
4. cutting edge haunted house
📍Fort Worth, Texas
Photo by: @cuttingedgehaunt
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.
5. Moxley Manor haunted house
Photo by: @moxleymanorhauntedhouse
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.
6. creekside manor haunted house
Photo by: @creeksidemanor
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.
7. kill minster by ill minster pub
The cozy haunt inside Uptown Urban Market has a great talent for the moment that really shows through in its seasonal cocktails. But Kill Minster ratchets that whole scene up a notch, as, this month the place has basically transformed itself into a slasher film pop-up experience. Paint parties, costume parties, movie nights, anything goes (apparently) through Oct. 31 at the Uptown bar formerly known as Ill Minster.
8. rooftop cinema club: spooky edition
Photo by: @rooftopcinemaclub
For a more relaxing version of the spooky treatment, try a scary movie at Rooftop Cinema Club! From classic horror flicks like Nightmare on Elm Street to kid-friendly showings like The Nightmare Before Christmas to modern thrillers like Get Out: whatever your tastes, bring a blanket and get your last shot at outdoor movie-watching before winter is here!
9. HAUNTED CAR WASH AT WASH MASTERS
Photo by Wash Masters
With all of the rain this past week, you need a car wash. We don't know who had the idea to combine something so practical with something so horrific but we are here for it. A clean car combined and damp seats after you wet your pants makes for the perfect combo, don't you think? Team Love List is going next week so we will report back but let's just say we've heard nothing but terrifying things and we are ready to be scared clean! Plus, just genuinely looking forward to a car wash! Double win!