Haunted Houses in Texas for Halloween 2016
Find information on all the spectacular Halloween haunted houses in Texas for 2016. As you might expect Texas is a big state with lots of really scary haunted attractions. Funtober has a complete list of haunted houses, haunted trails, haunted corn mazes, scream parks, and more Halloween fun events. Expect to find haunts with Hollywood set designs, live actors, creepy costumes, air blasters, and more than a few screams. Look out for zombies, witches, vampires, creatures, monsters, and more than a couple Freddy’s and Jason’s roaming the Texas countryside in 2015.
Funtober is also the place to check out information on the best haunted houses in the country with our article and videos America’s Best Top 100 Haunted Houses in 2013 (with videos). The ghosts at the Texas haunted attractions will run you right off their property for spreading such a vicious rumor.
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There are 63 haunts in Texas with some being the best attractions in the nation. We have separate attraction links and listings for haunted houses USA, haunted corn mazes, haunted trails, haunted zombie paintball, haunted forests, haunted hayrides, and ghost tours.
2015 Haunted Houses in Houston
Houston is home to the Johnson Space Center, where NASA’s Mission Control Center is located. The ghosts here, as you can expect, are a bit out of this world. Houston has some of the Best Haunted Houses in Texas.
ScreamWorld – 2225 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston, TX 77038
ScreamWorld has been around for over 24 years. It takes about one hour to go through all five house attractions. Tickets online are $25 or $29 at the door. Online tickets currently are reduced for an unknown limited time. ScreamWorld opens Friday, September 18th. Doors open at 8 pm and closes at midnight on Friday and Saturday. Haunt closes at 10:00 pm other nights. It takes 45 minutes to an hour to complete this haunt. The haunts are Skull Cave featuring animatronics, VooDoo Swamp, and Psycho Farm House. Jakes’s Slaughterhouse is a grim old style meat processing plant complete with slaughtered beef. Edge of Darkness features a morgue, hospital, and death row. Maze of Maniacs has meandering corridors, strobe lights, and ghouls. Finally Zombie Graveyard is an outdoor attraction with undead creatures. This place has received numerous awards for creativity and terror. Expect to be entertained. Screamworld is a Funtober Favorite 100 and a top 100 most popular haunted attraction in the country.
Nightmare on the Bayou – 1515 Studemont St., Houston, Texas 77007
Nightmare on the Bayou bills itself as America’s scariest Halloween attraction as seen on the Travel Channel. It is located next to Houston’s oldest graveyard. It is a large haunted house with over 15,000 square feet of terror. Nightmare opens at 7:30 and closes at 11 pm. Nightmare opens Friday, September 25th. Tickets are $22 for either haunt or the combo ticket for $38. Check their website for family night, police, military and more discounted tickets. Nightmare is a Funtober Favorite 100 and a top 100 most popular haunted attraction in the country.
Phobia – 5250 S Sam Houston Parkway E., Houston, Texas 77048
All new location for 2015. They call themselves “Houston’s biggest haunted house attraction”. Phobia features 8 haunted attractions all at one location. There are separate lines and separate ticket prices. You should allow 15 minutes to complete each haunt. Tickets are $15 per haunt or combo packages at $30, and $40. Expect to find psycho clowns, robots, staggering zombies, eerie woods, and screaming chainsaws. The haunts are Mind Control, 3 D Phobia, Claustrophobia, Darke Institute, Dawn of the Machine, Darke World, Fowler’s Woods, and Mania. Phobia starts the season on October 9th. They are open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night from October 9th. Doors open at 7:30 or 8 pm. See the schedule on their website.
Houston Screamfest – 1500 Elton Street, Houston, Texas 77034
Tickets are $35 for Screamfest including admission to Castle of Doom and The Sanitarium. It opens October 1st. Doors open at 8 pm and closes at either 10:30 pm or midnight. Expect big crowds and lots of fun at this place. However, parts of Houston Screamfest featuring the haunt Texas Chainsaw Maze are free including movies and live bands nightly. Adult beverages served at the bar. You get the haunted house, maze, and suspension show included for free. What a deal! Ten attractions including three new Zombie Paintball shoots. Spend the evening at this fun entertainment facility.
The Haunted Trails – 11500 Antoine Dr., Houston, TX
The Haunted Trails is very scary. A General admission Ticket for $25 gets you into both Haunted Trails and Psycho Hollow . There are some discount nights still available. It opens Friday, October 2nd.
Terror Dome – 16020 East FRWY, Houston, TX 77530
If you weren’t scared at other places try Terror Dome. Opens October 2nd at 8 pm. See their posted Schedule on their website as some nights they open at 7 pm and close at midnight. They have many discount ticket nights. Full Terror tickets are $20. Also some nights include a live DJ and Zombie Dancers. The place is fully air conditioned (to keep the dead bodies cool).
Red Rum Haunted House, 1207 FM 359, Richmond, TX 77406
RedRum has three haunted attractions for one low price. Tickets are $15 for a single haunt entry. The themes change each year for all new shows. It opens Friday, October 2nd beginning at 7:00 pm nightly.
Kingswood Asylum, 1965 Northpark Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339
The grounds at Kingswood Asylum are tainted, ruined, and diseased. Dr. Blackman and his staff closed the asylum in the 60’s. They open weekends starting September 25th.
3 HaunTs, 333 Our Road, Shepherd, Texas 77371
“The Boogeyman loves to play for keeps” at Heart Stopper Fright. It has 13 acres of terror and an Army of Darkness. There are 3 haunts available separately or as a combo package. Parking is free and it runs from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. The haunts are Woods of Deception, Maze of Halloween, and House of Unholy. The combo ticket is $30-35. HSF opens September 25th.
Fearshire Farms, 1100 South Walker, Angleton, Texas 77515
The three attractions plus the courtyard are open 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm every Friday and Saturday night starting September 25th. They also have a free courtyard that has a campfire pit for marshmallows, a pumpkin display, a shooting gallery, Bucking Bull, maze, food and drinks. They have three levels of scary entertainment. Tickets to the haunts are: Fearsons Farm House $20, Dead End Corn Maze $20, and Honkey’s Fun House $15. The Fear Pass Combo ticket (all three) includes the courtyard entertainment sells for $30.
2015 San Antonio
San Antonio has one of the largest concentrations of the military in the United States. It should come as no surprise that there are a few peace loving ghosts stirring up trouble in these parts. San Antonio has some great Texas haunted houses.
Terror Mansion – 414 W. Laurel, San Antonia, Texas 78212
Terror is 23 rooms of horror. Rats, roaches, and spiders are everywhere in the cold dark insane asylum. Some of the rooms are CSI, Maze, creepy clowns, Jason, Freddy, and the human meat locker. Expect to find bloody instruments of terror. Tickets are $20. They also have a paranormal tour. Terror Mansion opens the last Friday and Saturday in September until midnight. The doors open at 7 pm.
The 13th Floor – 1203 E. Commerce Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205
Two haunted houses at one location and for one low price. The 13th Floor says they are the longest and largest haunted attraction in San Antonio. Warning the event may be too intense. Ever wonder why the 13th floor is missing in so many buildings. The two haunts are Groudup and Dwellings of the Dead. Tickets are $24.99. Doors open at 7 pm. This is a Funtober Favorite 100 and a top 100 most popular haunted attraction in the country. Attraction is open starting September 25th through November 14th. Check website for dates.
Dallas Haunted Houses for 2015
Dallas-Fort Worth grew based on the strength of its cotton and oil. So we have no doubt that the city was a rough place in its early years. And produced enough ghosts to haunt a whole slew of houses. Dallas has some of the Best Haunted Houses in Texas.
Cutting Edge Haunted house, 1701 E. Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Guinness marked Cutting Edge Haunted House as the “World’s Largest Walk Through Haunted House”. The dark attraction is filled with terrifying live characters, amazing special effects, and incredible monsters. Tickets are $29.95. How long does it take to go through Cutting Edge? The answer is how fast can you run. Actually it takes about 55 minutes to go through this haunt. Cutting Edge opens on September 11th.. Regualar hours the doors open at 7 pm or 8 pm and runs until 10 pm or midnight. Check their schedule for details. Voted one of the best attractions anywhere. It is a Funtober Favorite 100 and a top 100 most popular haunted attraction in the country. Funtober names Cutting Edge the #1 Haunted House in Texas.
The Boneyard Haunted House – 2921 E Division St., Arlington, Texas 76011
“Experience the Fear” at the Boneyard. Tickets are $35. Doors open at 7 pm every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October 2015. Opening night is September 25th. Friday and Saturday nights they are open until midnight. Open until 10 pm other nights. Haunt is located across from Six Flags and near Texas Stadium.
13th Street Morgue, 410 Houston School Road, Red Oak, Texas 75154
There are three haunts named 13th Street Morgue, Dungeon of Doom, and Reindeer Manor. Find this haunt at Reindeer Manor Abusement Park. Tickets are $15 each or $25 for two shows, or a $35 combo price for all three. In October the attractions open at 7 pm on Saturdays and at 8 pm on Fridays. They are open Friday and Saturday from September 26th. Most nights they close at 12:30 am. The Morgue dates back to 1915 and has been the location of many paranormal investigations. It is the 2nd most real haunted house in Texas. The Dungeon of Doom is located in an old saloon haunted by 4 entities. Attraction has been recognized nationally for fantastic entertainment.
Moxley Manor Haunted House, 510 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021
Expect strange creatures, blood, and zombies at Moxley Manor Haunted House. A story of infidelity, jealously, debt, and murder at a local family home. Moxley Manor is open Christmas, Friday’s the 13th, Valentines Day, and of course many dates around Halloween. Doors open at 8 pm in September and 7:30 pm in October. If you want wear your costume however no face masks. Attraction closes on Friday and Saturday in October at midnight. Open until 10 pm on other dates. Moxley Manor kicks off their season on September 18th. This is an indoor haunt open rain or shine. Tickets are $17.
Dark Hour Haunted House – 701 Taylor Drive, Plano, Texas
This is the third year for this spectacular 47,000 square foot haunt. This is one of the most technical haunts anywhere with lots of animatronics, motion sensors, and QSC sound speakers. Their season opens September 25th. Tickets are $26.
Dan’s Haunted House – 501 E. Swisher Rd., Lake Dallas, TX 75065.
Little Yuki’s Nightmare is the theme for this new haunt in 2015. Based on Japanese spirits, samurai, and ghosts it brings new meaning to ancient fear. Not your typical zombie type haunt. Experience true fear with interesting characters such as Hachiman, Tengu, Reiko Kashima and more. Never before seen characters bring ancient fear to you. This is an outdoor attraction with real woods and a 6 acre outdoor maze. Ticket prices are $20. They are open from 8:00 pm until 11:00 pm starting September 25th.
Reindeer Manor Haunted House, 410 Houston School Road, Red oak, TX 75154
This haunt is connected with 13th Street Morgue and Dungeons of Doom. You can enter Reindeer Manor Haunted House for the ticket price of $15 or all three for a combo price of $35. The manor opens September 25th and every Friday and Saturday nights in October. Reindeer Manor is about a great manor, insane father, and children who are poisoned and demented killers. They open at 7:00 pm on Saturday nights and 8:00 pm on Friday nights. Doors close at 12:00 am.
Thrillvania, 2330 County Road 138, Terrell, Texas 75161
Thrillvania Thrill Park is 4 amazing haunt attractions. Thrillvania is open rain or shine. Doors open at 8 pm. The five haunts are “The World Famous Verdun Manor” about a psychopathic werewolf. “Cassandra’s Labyrinth of Terror” deals with clown horror. “Sam Hain’s Trail of Torment” has lots of psychic madness. Finally the Thorn Hall is a chilling experience of sensory overload. Thrillvania is a Funtober Favorite 100 and a top 100 most popular haunted attraction in the country.
Mischief Manor Haunted House – 7829 E FM 917, Alvarado, TX 76009
Presented by Chaos as Texas Scaregrounds there is more than a few blood and gore scenes to scare you senseless. A short drive from Fort Worth, get close and follow the screams. Tickets for the all new attraction Texas Scaregrounds are $15. Also visit Panic’s Playground for free with games, face painting, concessions, and events. Mischief is open Friday and Saturday nights from September 19th. Doors open at 7 pm and close at midnight on Friday and Saturday. Doors close at 10 pm all other nights.
Tayman Graveyard, 4721 Cecilia Avenue, Midlothian, TX
Graveyard is open every Friday and Saturday from September 18th through November 2nd. It is open 7:30 pm until 12 pm most nights. Tickets are $20-27 for adults with discounts available on their website. Attraction features a maze, 3D clown experience, a walkthrough Gravedigger’s Hollow, and the flagship attraction Funeral Home.
Terrorplex, Mansfield, TX 76063
The website and Facebook are down. Appears they are closed. At one point this was a fantastic favorite haunt in the Dallas area.
Slaughterhouse, 2615 Elm Street Deep Ellum, Texas (near North Dallas, TX)
Slaughterhouse features 16,000 square feet of future terror. It is all redesigned for 2015. Tickets are $23. It will open Saturday from 9 pm to 1 am on September 26th. It is open 8 pm until 1 am most night ad 2 am some nights. Check their ticket schedule for your exact date and time.
Texas Scaregrounds, 800 W. Kennedale Parkway, Kennedale, TX 76060
Features 2 haunted attractions plus food, music, games, and free parking. Texas Scaregrounds has The Doors Haunted House and The Dark Carnival. Expect to find zombies and lots of them. Haunt is open at 7 pm Friday and Saturday.
Festival of Nightmares, 4729 South Carrier Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
The Festival is a story of the gypsy curse of Von Rohtenstein and the gruesome and horrid monsters who bring horror to the poor souls passing nearby. Free parking, concession stand, and lots of scary fun for the benefit of scout troop 202. (Note they have not updated their 2014 information as of 9/27/2014.)
Strangling Brothers Texas Haunted Circus, 2602 Mayfield Rd., Grand Prairie, TX
An all new haunt comes to Texas. This is one of the best haunt organizations in the country. They put together high tech horror for thrill seekers and families alike. Tickets are around $35.. Laugh or scream at the fire spitting semi-truck that driven by a crazed clown. A special circus they feature lots of blood thirsty clowns. They also feature a 16 foot screen with their own preview movie. I recommend visiting this new attraction. Open most nights through November 1st. Check website for schedule.
Hangman’s House of Horrors, 4400 Blue Mound Road, Fort Worth, TX 76106
New House, same as last year location, and lots of new horrors for this 26 year old haunt. This is described as “The Best Place to get Spooked”. There are 3 haunts at Hangman’s House of Horrors. A full evening of entertainment with live bands, karaoke, festival game activities, food trucks, and free parking. The haunts are Hangman’s which takes about 30 minutes to go through. Then 3D Wonderland takes you through a look at Alice through the rabbit hole. Finally Outbreak is infested by what else but Zombies. Tickets are $25. Notes specials are available online including season passes, coupons, group discounts, two for one tickets, and more. Check their online website for details. The story is back in 1882 a lynch mob ended the terror of Hezekiah Jones who hanged more than 100 innocent persons. The attraction opens Friday, September 18th. Doors are open 7:30 pm and close at midnight most nights.
Screams, 2511 FM 66, Waxahachie, TX 75167
There are 5 major attractions at Screams Halloween Theme Park. Tickets are $27. Activities include the haunts plus games, actors, rides, karaoke, food and drink. The haunts are Castle of Darkness, 3D Pirates of Peril Point, Ghoul’s Graveyard, Unkel Koy’s Klown Maze, and an all new for 2015 Hotel of Horror. Screams opens 7:30 pm every Friday and Saturday. This park is open until 1:30 am on Friday and Saturday. Opens October 2nd.
Austin Haunted Houses
Ever been to an outdoor concert? If so, you’ll know why there are more than a few ghosts that have never made it out of The Live Music Capital of the World. Austin is home to music and great haunted houses in Texas.
The House of Torment – 523 Highland Mall Blvd., Austin, Texas 78152
Now with more than 10 years of haunting the House of Torment has 3 haunted attractions for the price of one. Tickets are $19.99 – $28.99. It has long been recognized as one of America’s top haunted attractions. Featured haunted houses include Cursed, The Awakening, and The Slaughterhouse. Most Friday and Saturday nights have music, DJ, live radio broadcast, and undead dancers. House of Torment is open more than 30 dates during September, October, and November. Call (512) 407 9449 for details. Generally it is open every Friday and Saturday night from September 18th. Most Friday and Saturdays open 7 pm until midnight. Most other dates open 7:30 until 11 pm. House of Torment is a Funtober Favorite 100 and a top 100 most popular haunted attraction in the country.
Scare for a Cure – 14219 Littig Road, Manor, TX 78653
Scare hosts Dread Asylum this year as a charity haunt that supports many community good causes. It features three attractions including Fairy Tale Nightmares, Murder at Ghost Town, and The Boneyard. Tickets are $40. It opens October 2nd. Fairy Tale takes about 45 minutes to complete. From a Zombie wasteland to a carnival of lost souls you will find great entertainment at Scare for a Cure.
El Paso Haunted Houses
El Paso may be the call center capital of the United States, so you know why the citizens here deserve to be haunted. Do you think El Paso deserves to be known for its haunted houses in Texas?
Texas Terror Trail Haunted House – 401 Anthony Road, Cavutillo, TX 79835
This haunt features 2 acres of haunted trails and a 19 room haunted house at the paintball facility of WinkeyDoodles Paintball Adventure. There are two attractions. Haunted Trail Haunted House has a ticket price of $15. The Haunted House doesn’t use paintball. The Zombie Paintball Adventure costs $18. It seems zombies have taken over the sanitarium. Facility is open from 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Terror is open Friday and Saturday nights starting on October 2nd.
Corpus Christi Haunted Houses
Dark Dimensions Haunted House
Looks like their Facebook page is active and they might open in 2014. Their website is down and there is not date, location, or price information available..
Galveston Haunted Houses
Galveston was the location of the deadliest natural disater in American history when a hurricane hit the city in 1900. So, yes, there are ghosts here.
Haunted Mayfield Manor – 2313 Harorside Drive, Galveston, TX 77550
Mayfield Manor is open on various dates throughout the entire year including every day in July and August. During October it is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from the 1st through the 31st. On Friday nights it is open from 5 pm until 10 pm. On Saturday the hours are 2 pm until 10 pm. Sunday hours are 1 pm until 6 pm. Tickets are $10. October – Call 409-762-6677 for schedule.
Amarillo Haunted Houses
Amarillo once called itself the Helium Capital of the World. While I’m not sure whether the slogan is just a bunch of hot air, I do know to avoid the ghosts in these parts as they are quite serious. Amarillo has some of the best haunted houses in Texas.
6th Street Massacre – 3015 SW 6th Avenue, Amarillo, Texas 79106
A special 3D haunted house the 6th Street Massacre supplies 3D glasses. Tickets are $20. Haunt is open 7 pm to midnight. The season begins September 25th. Then attraction is open every Friday and Saturday nights.
Amarillo Scaregrounds – 2736 SW 10th Avenue, Amarillo, Texas 79102
Haunt doors open at 7 pm. The Pepsi Pass Combo ticket is $35 to enter Terror, Insanitarium, The Basement, Blackout, and Zombie Apocalypse. You can purchase individual tickets to these attractions for $15, $15, $20, $5, and $5 respectively. Fun starts September 30th.
Mayhem – 816 S. Van Buren, Amarillo, Texas
The Clown gang battles Zombies at this haunted attraction. It is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights from October 1st. It is open 7:30 pm to midnight. What is going on at the old downtown YMCA building? Is there really a battle at the newly discovered underground lair? Stop by and find out for yourself.
Lubbock Haunted Houses
Do you have any doubt that the city which witnessed the Lubbock Lights in August 1951 is haunted by some creatures, terrestrial or extra-terrestrial?
Nightmare on 19th Street – 602 East 19th Street, Lubbock, Texas
There are 4 attractions at Nightmare on 19th Street. Doors open at 7:30 pm in October. Tickets are $20 on Sundays. Tickets are $25 on Fridays and Saturdays. Nightmare kicks off September 26th. The haunted attractions are Skullick, Blood Moon Manor, Twisted Tales, and City of the Lost. Back for 2015 is 3D Twisted Tales featuring ghouls and ghosts from Grimm’s tales.
Odessa Haunted Houses
Midland was established in 1881 as the midway point between Fort Worth and El Paso on the Texas and Pacific Railway. I suspect that a few ghosts disembarked in Midland-Odessa and forgot to get back on.
Def Con 1 – 2215 W. 2nd Street, Odessa, TX 79763
This is a 2 haunt 8000 square foot haunted warehouse attraction put on by BloodyBill. Doors open from 7 pm until 10 pm. Featured are Def Con 1 Haunted Warehouse and Curse of the Dead. Def Con features zombies from beyond the grave. The curse is a murder maze. Opens October 16th.
Laredo Haunted Houses
Known for its month long Washington’s Birthday Celebration, I expect that a few of the hundreds of thousands of tourists lose it during the Jalapeno Festival that accompanies it and can later be seen at the haunted houses around Laredo.
Fear Haunted House
The Maze by Tyler Jaycees – 12338 Hwy 155 South, Tyler, Texas
Nacogdoches Jaycees Haunted House – Beal Bldg at University Mall, Nacogdoches, Texas
Home Haunts (New List of Home Haunted Houses for Halloween 2014)
San Antonia – Haunting Valley Cemetery 16403 Hunting Valley St., San Antonio
Nearby Haunted Attractions
Everything’s bigger in Texas. But if you don’t have a Texas haunted house close by, you may need to look across the state line.
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