In 2018, Halloween haunted houses in Arkansas are very scary entertainment. Haunted attractions have lots of zombies, demons, chainsaw murders, and aliens come out around Halloween. Most haunts have animatronics, quality Hollywood type sets, air blasters, costumed actors, and professional makeup. Just visit one of the many haunted attractions around Little Rock, Hot Springs, Fayetteville or Jonesboro to know that. They’ve exported one of the scariest business known to humankind to the rest of the world: Walmart. So in October avoid the Arkansas haunted houses at all costs. Unless you are up for a good scare at Halloween!
Also check out our list of the Top 100 Haunted Houses 2017 in America. Is your favorite haunted attraction on the top 10 and top 100 state list?
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Asylum - Cave Springs, AR
Asylum is an annual haunted house in Lowell, Arkansas. Tickets are low priced entertainment. The Asylum runs from 7 pm to midnight. It is open every Friday and Saturday in October.
Banshee Manor - Fayetteville, AR
An annual attraction located inside the Lokomotion Family Fun Center in October.
Creepy Works - Conway, AR
Creepy Works is a family oriented 3D haunt for all ages. Seasoned staff provide realistic terror. You will be drawn into the depths and lose control of rational thoughts.
Dead End Zombie House - Beebe, AR
Fear Factory - Jacksonvile, AR
At the Fear Factory 501 tickets are for “a place where fear is made”. There are 3 horrifying haunted attractions at this one location. Doors open at 7 pm and close at 12 am. Lots of screams here plus bloody paintball.
Haunted Barn - Concord, AR
The Haunted Barn opens October 6th. This is an annual charity haunted house for the benefit of children and adults born with certain diseases. It is open every Friday and Saturday nights in October plus every night Halloween week.
Haunted Hotel - Little Rock, AR
Attraction is open every night on Monday through Saturday from mid-October. Doors open at 7 pm until 10 pm weeknights or later on Friday and Saturday.
Haunted Warehouse - Fort Smith, AR
The Jaycees have operated this haunt for over 20 years. Their building has been sold so they will not be operating in 2017.
Horrow in the Hollow - Pigott, AR
You’ll hear the screams from the Forest of Fright, the Butcher Barn and the Frighthouse Farmhouse. Three great haunts open Friday and Saturday and yes it also is open on Halloween. Hours are 7 pm to 10 pm. Forest of Fright has twisted in-breds and cannibals waiting. You pay to get in and pray to get out. Bubba’s Butcher Barn has gut gripping fear. The butcher is waiting for fresh meat. Frighthouse Farmhouse was the home to mortician Dr. Soares. The gates are chained shut to keep something (the undead) inside.
Magic Screams - Hot Springs, AR
Magic Screams opens October 7th, 2017. Your park admission to Magic Springs Water and Theme Park also gets you access to their Halloween event, which in past years has included a haunted house, haunted trails, and a spooky hayride. They run from 4 pm and close at 11 pm on Saturday and 9 pm on Sunday nights.
Night Terrors 13 - Little Rock, AR
Horrific and gory this is one scary haunt. Prepare yourself or you will be begging to be let out. It features live special effects, computer animation, and over 18,000 square feet of terror in their new location behind Colonial Wine & Spirits. Experience the Abandoned Abyss complete with Hollywood quality costumes and special effects. So scream all you want because no one will hear you. Call 501-398-FEAR for more information.
Nightmares - Bentonville, AR
Attraction proceeds support the Bentonville Breakfast Lions Club charities. Nightmares Haunted House has operated for 27years. Attraction is operated by the local Lions Club. The feature is the Phantom 13 bus ride with a second attraction the Maximum Terror Drive. The ticket booth is open from Sunset until 11 pm.
Ominous Haunted House - Bentonville, AR
Appears this attraction is closed for 2017.
READ - Malvern, AR
To the east of Hot Springs, The READ program hosts an annual haunted house in Malvern. Read raises funds for their literary education efforts, which assist children and adults with reading literacy. Doors are open nights from 7 pm until the last victim is served.
Scared City - Jonesboro, AR
The scary fun starts this year on October 6th. Scared City operates 4 haunted attractions. Haunted Farmhouse, Slaughtershed, Neon Demon, and 3D Funhouse. The Last Ride is $5. A combo ticket for all four attractions is available. Doors are open weeknights until 10:30 pm or on weekends until between 11-12 pm. Call 870-219-0810 for more information.
The Expelled - Huntsville, AR
Opens starting September 29th. They want you trembling with fear as you navigate through their 6000 square foot attraction located in an Abandoned Slaughter House. This is a charity haunt. They operate every Friday and Saturday night in October plus Halloween and possibly some added dates.
Torture Chamber - Benton, AR
The Torture Chamber located at The Warehouse off Edison has operated for 10 years. They are in the scream business. At Torture Chamber you will need to be able to crouch, crawl, and beg for your life. Doors open at 7 pm and close at 12 am on Friday and Saturday or 10 pm on other nights.
Additional Haunted Houses
Sometimes the best haunted house for you is across state lines. If you find yourself close to the boundary of Arkansas, or that is where the nearest metropolitan area is, there probably is a haunted house that is worth visiting there.
I’ve identified these border states with haunted houses for you to checkout in addition to the Arkansas haunted houses.
Find other fall fun things to do in Arkansas in October:
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