Updated: Oct 18
1. House of Torment
House of Torment is celebrating 15 years of delivering sheer terror. This year, their 40,000-square-foot attraction includes a haunted manor, bloodcurdling penitentiary, and nightmarish carnival. House of Torment takes scares seriously. They combine 200 skilled, costumed actors with advanced animatronics to create a truly spine-chilling experience. For the fearless folk, they offer a special “Blackout” event where you can walk through the attraction with only a glow stick to guide you.
Location: 2632 Ridgepoint Dr Austin, TX 78754
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 7:30-11pm; Fri-Sun 7pm-midnight
2. Scare for a Cure
Their theme this year is Return to Mutant Wasteland, and your ticket also gets you admission to their maze event, The Boneyard: Nightmare Wasteland. It all fittingly takes place at J. Lorraine Ghost Town, just a short drive from the city in Manor. Getting scared for a good cause will run you $20 to $40 depending on which weekend you go. Just make sure not to wear nice clothes or open-toed shoes—you may need to crawl or climb to escape and you just might find yourself covered in “blood” or slime by the end. You’ve been warned!
Location: 14219 Littig Road Manor, TX 78653
Opening Hours: Thu; 7:30-9pm; Fri, Sat 7:30-11pm
3. Bat City Scaregrounds
Bat City Scaregrounds is a Halloween theme park that hosts multiple haunted houses, food, and general spooky, scary, and horror entertainment. Bat City Scaregrounds is the newest haunted attraction in the Austin area and is run by the folks at Horror Web.
Location: 14101 S Turnersville Rd Buda, TX 78610
Opening Hours: Fri/Sat - 7:30 - 11:00
4. Scream Hollow
Scream Hollow consists of four horrifying haunts across 18 different buildings. During a visit here, you should be prepared for a thrilling, highly interactive experience where you may have to work with your environment to find a way out. To get there, you'll have to drive just East of Bastrop.
Location: 149 Split Rail Lane Smithville, TX 78957
Opening Hours: Fridays, Saturdays 7pm-midnight and Sundays 7pm-10pm
So, which one will you be visiting?