Best Haunted Houses to Visit This Halloween

Raegan Ervin, Co-Editor in Chief

As fall comes into season, fun October activities like haunted houses start to open up. If carving pumpkins and decorating the house hasn’t made the Halloween season thrilling enough yet, make sure and visit some of the locations around Houston that will surely provide a frightful evening to remember. Here are some of the best haunted houses in the area to go to at this time of year:

ScreamWorld- As one of the most popular haunted houses in Houston, ScreamWorld presents five different attractions that will have people running towards the exit. Maze of Maniacs, Skull Cave, the Edge of Darkness, Jake’s Slaughterhouse and the Zombie Graveyard are all of the houses that will be available when visiting this chilling location. The Maze of Maniacs is a special outdoor feature; it requires people to follow through a maze as dressed up residents stand in every corner ready to scare. When done with the maze, the other four attractions trail after each other in order. The haunted house is open on Sundays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 8 p.m. to midnight.

2225 North Sam Houston Pkwy W, Houston

Phobia- Dawn of the Machine, Mind Control, Genetic Nightmare, Clown Mania and Darke Institute are the five main attractions found in Phobia. Exile is another option, a different attraction that has three houses: Darke World, Savage Ground and Contagion. Ticket prices will vary depending on how many houses one visits, and the hours are 8 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays. Phobia is sometimes open on Thursdays, depending on the date.

5250 S Sam Houston Pkwy E, Houston

Red Rum- Located in Richmond, Red Rum is a smaller haunted house that has three attractions: Twisted Circus Rewired, Cinegore and Deadwood Asylum. Red Rum has also recently introduced Lazer Fury, a Mad Max themed battlefield arena where friends can team together in an intense game of laser tag. On Saturday nights people can even party with the scary residents while music blasts on a stage. Red Rum is open on Thursdays and Sundays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., and on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to midnight.

1800 E Hwy 90 Alt, Richmond

13th Floor-  13th Floor is brand new to Houston, with widely known locations in Austin and San Antonio. This haunted house has multiple different rooms that each contain a different scare. Clown, Necronomicon and La LLorona are the three attractions featured in 13th Floor that will surely have people screaming their way out. It is open on multiple days in October and November from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

7075 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W, Houston