It’s that time of year again. Time to head to your favorite haunted house and get the crap scared out of you. Have you ever thought about the concept of going to a haunted house? Isn’t is strange that so many of us migrate to these types of places each year when it’s something that is terrifying? It’s crazy to think about but I find myself at haunted houses each year and love them to no end. There is just something exhilarating about getting so scared that you want to jump out of your own skin.
Dallas has lots of great haunted houses to go to in the metroplex. We have a quick rundown of them all.
Haunted Houses in Dallas/Ft Worth
Located in a 100-year-old abandoned meat packing plant in a section of Fort Worth historically dubbed as “Hell’s Half Acre,” the Cutting Edge Haunted House is built upon a foundation of fear. The meat packing equipment from the Old West is still in use, however now it is a two-story human processing area. Bodies are hoisted up to the second level and brought through the entire meat packing process until the conveyor system brings the corpses back to the first level. Cutting Edge Haunted House offers a unique setting for thrill seekers searching for a high-quality Haunted House. It takes visitors an average 55 minutes to explore Cutting Edge Haunted House.
1701 E. Lancaster Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76102 / Purchase Tickets online or $10 at the door
A 1940’s home based mortuary that was closed down by the FBI due to the Parker’s daughter Mary. Left to run the family business at such a young age, and witnessing death all around her. Mary turned into a hardened murderer. Through torture and cruelty, she created her own bodies for the morgue.
8550 West University Dr. Denton, TX 76207 / Purchase tickets online or $23 at the door
A real nightmare on Elm Street, Slaughterhouse has been completely redone for 2014. There is over 16,000 square feet of pure terror. Grab a coupon for a discounted rate. VIP tickets are sold online that will allow you to skip the line on busy nights.
2615 Elm Street, Dallas, TX / Purchase tickets online or $24 cash at the door
Boneyard Haunted House located in Dallas – Fort Worth features the perfect blend of high tech effects and good old-fashioned Blood-n-Guts scare tactics. The Boneyard has new scenes, animatronics and movie quality props. In 2006 the Boneyard was submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records as the Largest walk through Haunted House in the World. The haunt was measured at over half a mile long! Beating the old record by 20% Bringing the World record back home to Texas. Located in the heart of the Metro-plex at 360 and Division across from Six Flags. Fear has a new name “The Boneyard”
2921 E. Division St. Arlington, Texas 76011 / Purchase tickets online or $28 cash at the door
Around the turn of the century there was a small township in a rural area south of Dallas, TX. Though short-lived, the township did thrive once upon a time. This community, like most others, had all the essentials and businesses of a bustling small town. Curiously, it was also the one community in the state with the largest percentage of graveyards. At the forefront of this community was an estate known as Reindeer Manor and its owner James Sharp. Print off a coupon to save a few bucks.
410 Houston School Rd. Red Oak TX, 75154 / Purchase tickets online or pay cash at the door – Shows start at $15
In 2014, Hangman’s House of Horrors celebrates its 26th Anniversary as the top charity-benefiting haunted house in the WORLD! Under new ownership and at an amazing new location, the house has entertained over half a million patrons and donated almost $2 million to local charities! The annual production involves over 1000 adult volunteers and 200 companies who contribute time, talent and supplies to this tremendously successful endeavor.
The haunted tour includes three separate attractions: the classic Hangman’s House of Horrors, 3D Wonderland and Zombie Outbreak! Additionally, the nineteen-acre property will be transformed into an exciting festival area featuring live bands, food trucks, free photos, festival activities, novelties and more.
4400 Blue Mound Road Fort Worth, TX / Purchase tickets online or pay $25 for regular admission and $35 for Fastpass Admission.
ZOMBIE MANOR is Dallas-Fort Worth’s most TERRIFYING, original & unique Halloween experience. Our highly detailed movie quality sets, stunning special effects and interactive performers will place YOU in your own Hollywood horror movie.
7501 US Highway 287, Arlington, TX 76001 / Purchase tickets online for $17
Coming to Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus is like stepping on the set of a horror movie. You’ll come face to face with a host of freaky and unruly characters who are waiting to take you away to another world – one populated with misfits and eccentrics.
As you descend into 32 rings of terror… mysteries will begin to unfold around you, and as you and your friends experience the bizarre abandoned circus maze.
3880 Irving Mall, Irving TX 75062 / Purchase tickets online
The horror movie villains that haunt your nightmares are here and living in the forest in Southlake this Halloween. Come see if you can survive a Nightmare on Quail Creek.
904 Quail Creek Court, Southlake, TX / Purchase tickets online for $10
An acre of labyrinth mazes, dark hallways, and bone chilling effects. If you thought last year was scary, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Around every corner lurks the undead. Zombies, crazy blood thirsty Clowns, Butchers, and Dwarfs. The halls are littered with the bodies of our previous victims. Choose your path wisely or you may never get free of this terrifying haunt.
2990 Audie Murphy Parkway West, Farmersville TX / $20 at the door
Haunt attraction drawing patrons from 100s of miles, ready to show you and your friends a new world of “in your face” fright. Heart stopper fright is a living breathing monster that swallows hoards of guests only to spit them out a shivering shell of their former selves. HSF is an addiction that leaves a scar on everyone it comes in contact with. They will drop you to depths deep beneath the world you know. Their house is NOT like yours. The Boogeyman loves to play for keeps. You will end up in places you were told to never go. Wild creatures await you and your friends.
333 Our Road, Shepherd TX 77371 / Purchase tickets online or tickets start at $11 on site
Screams® – haunted houses and a whole lot more! Screams® features 3 haunted houses plus the Ghoulish Graveyard and All New CarnEvil Clown Maze; professional actors, live music & entertainment, games, rides, Scary-Oke, food and drink, shops and more.
2511 Farm to Market 66, Waxahachie TX / Purchase tickets online for $24 or pay $27 on site
At The Dark Path Haunt you can experience a haunted attraction that is truly haunted.
Located in the REAL haunted woods adjacent to the legendary “Goatman’s Bridge” in Denton, TX resides The Dark Path Haunt. The historic Old Alton Bridge and surrounding forest were locations of horrific murders, suicides, disappearances, séances, ghost sightings and paranormal investigations since 1938. Experience the legends at The Dark Path Haunt
2695 Old Alton Rd, Denton, TX 76210 / Purchase tickets online
Dark Hour provides a one-of-a-kind experience, featuring an intricate storyline. The tale of a coven of 13 witches, each with her own terrifying talent, unfolds as guests traverse over 30,000 square feet of climate-controlled fear. Every detail encountered on the path from the cemetery, through the Coven Manor, and into the Voodoo Swamps draws visitors deeper and deeper into the story, providing a truly unforgettable night of fright.
701 Taylor Drive, Plano TX / Purchase tickets online
Take a journey into Japanese Culture and Folklore. Dan is breaking from the typical haunt template. No Clowns, No Zombies, No Chainsaws. This year’s theme is: Ancient Fear Rising we bring forth the forefathers of fear to re-take their rightful place, we will unleash the Samurai, Spirits, Ghosts, and Demons on the Dallas / Fort Worth – DFW Metroplex. Fear is in Everything !
501 E. Swisher Rd. Lake Dallas, Texas 75065 / Purchase tickets online or pay $17 at the door
Which Dallas haunted houses have you been to? Leave a comment with your favorite haunted house! (As always, if I missed one – please let me know!)