5 Haunted Places to Put You in the Halloween Mood

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Whether your Halloween plans lean more toward the trick or the treat, the Fort Worth-Dallas area has plenty of places to experience a little hocus pocus. Here are some of the spookiest attractions within an hour from Fort Worth.

by Amanda Smiley

Whether your Halloween plans lean more toward the trick or the treat, the Fort Worth-Dallas area has plenty of places to experience a little hocus pocus. Here are some of the spookiest attractions within an hour from Fort Worth.

Hangman’s House of Horrors

Get your phantom and zombie fix at Hangman’s House of Horrors. Two of its most popular attractions are the House of Horrors (a massive, vacated military building from World War I filled with phantoms) and the Zombie Outbreak (an apocalyptic experience with brain-hungry zombies hunting each living visitor). Hangman’s also offers the No Place Like Home 3D virtual attraction, a play on the mind using spooky visual effects and high-tech imaging.

Admission: General admission is $29, a Speedpass to cut the line is $39 and a season pass is $79.
Where: 4400 Blue Mound Road
Contact: 817.336.4264
hangmans.com

Cutting Edge Haunted House

Cutting Edge has a reputation for being one of the best haunted houses in Texas, with two Guinness World Records under its belt (“World’s Largest Haunted Attraction” and the “World’s Largest Walk-Through Haunted House” in 2015). Check out this house for zombies, creatures, ghosts and other spine-shuddering spooks.

Admission: General admission is $34.99, a timed ticket (for a specific time slot) is $44.99 and a Speedpass (to cut the line) is $54.99. Keep in mind that Cutting Edge only accepts cash as payment at the door.
Where: 1701 E. Lancaster Ave.
Contact: 817.348.8444
cuttingedgehauntedhouse.com

Moxley Manor Haunted House/Big Top Terror

Inspired by a true story, the Moxley Manor haunted house takes visitors through a terrifying mansion to retell the story of the 1920s family cursed with secrets of infidelity and jealousy turned violent. A separate attraction, Big Top Terror, promises a terrifying time with scary clowns and other circus characters.

Admission: General admission is $25, and a Fastpass to cut the line is $40.
Where: 510 Harwood Road, Bedford
Contact: 682.231.1313
moxleymanor.com

Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Texas

Six Flags Over Texas’ annual Halloween event has three mazes this year — one takes visitors through a haunted morgue, another forces visitors to escape a pig mask-wearing murder gang and another that plays on patrons’ fear of the dark. Fright Fest also features various scare zones alongside its classic attractions and newly opened DC villain-inspired thrill rides.

Admission: A daily admission ticket and Fright Fest ticket is $61.99, a haunted house pass is $29.99 and a season pass to all haunted attractions and Fright Fest is $66.99.
Where: 2201 Road to Six Flags, Arlington
Contact: 817.640.8900
sixflags.com/overtexas/special-events/fright-fest-night

The Parker House

The Parker House is home to the tale of Mary Parker, who not only lived in the home in the early 20th century but sold dismembered body parts to the Black Market. She even became the town murderer to supply the mortuary with more bodies for her dark business. The Parker House has three attractions: the Parker’s Mortuary inside the very walls that housed the dead long ago; the Parker Plantation that takes visitors around the family’s plot of land, now haunted with spirits; and menacing figures and the Ratcliff Sanitarium (a local sanitarium rumored to have tortured and tormented its admitted patients).

Admission: General admission is $25, and a Fast Pass is $40. Keep in mind that the Parker House only accepts cash as payment at the door.
Where: 8550 West University Drive, Denton
Contact: 469.556.3475
hauntedhousedenton.com