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A Guide to H-Town's Scariest Haunts

Here's our map to Houston's scariest haunted houses, plus a few in Kingwood, Sugar Land, Galveston and Rosharon.
Here's our map to Houston's scariest haunted houses, plus a few in Kingwood, Sugar Land, Galveston and Rosharon. Illustration by Susie Tommaney; source images via Getty Images
It’s time for spooks, frights, fangs and boos! Halloween 2017 is right around the corner. This year Houston has plenty of tricks and treats up its sleeve, including spine-chilling treks through some of the city’s most terrifying haunted houses. Here’s how to get your Houston spook on this Halloween.

Extended Weekends in October and November

Creepy Hollow Haunted House
12872 Valley Vista, Rosharon, 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday (starting October 22), plus hours on Halloween night and first weekend of November, $30 to $40,
This fear-inducing haunt provides a scare you may not come back from, with multiple attractions including the 288 Scare Factory, a mobile viral genetic research facility gone awry; the dense Dark Woods, looked after by a caretaker hoping for fresh skin to replace his burned flesh; and Pitch Black, a holding facility gone wrong where you’ll find plenty of psycho killers in between moments of flashing lights and complete darkness. Tickets are $30 for all attractions, with a $10 speed pass available for purchase at the box office.

Houston Scream Fest
1500 Elton, Thursday through Sunday plus extended hours through Halloween, $40,
Get ten attractions for one price at this family-friendly scream fest. Hit up haunts like the haunted sanitarium, the medieval castle of doom, the Texas chainsaw maze and the zombie paintball shoot.

The Kingwood Asylum & Haunted House
1963 Northpark, Fridays through Sundays in October, plus Halloween and November 3-4, $30,
Run by the mad Dr. Philip Blackman, this haunted hit features caves and hallowed grounds outside and a deranged asylum inside. Look out for $5 coupons online.

Nightmare on the Bayou
1515 Studemont, 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and Halloween, 7 to 10:30 p.m. all other nights, $22 to $45,
Get ready for the creeps because this bad dream, located right next to Houston’s oldest graveyard along the bayou, is truly terrifying. The 15,000-square-foot maze of high-intensity scares boasts terrifying twists and turns, freaky actors and potential spirits lurking throughout the two attractions.

5250 South Sam Houston Parkway East, Friday-Sunday through October 22, Thursday-Tuesday October 26 through Halloween night, $15 to $65,
This year’s horror factory features three separate attractions and three linked attractions for a total of six electrifying haunts. Dare to enter the Dawn of the Machine, where the abyss of technology eclipses humanity; the mutant-packed Genetic Nightmare; and the Mind Control, a mental hospital that has lost all control. Don’t miss the three-part Exile — a journey through a deadly packing plant, a contaminated savage ground and a contagious dark lab.

2225 North Sam Houston Parkway West, Thursday-Sunday, plus October 24 through Halloween night and weekend of November 3-4, $17 to $37,
Five blood-tingling attractions range from an old-school slaughterhouse and zombie graveyard to a seriously creepy asylum maze packed with clowns. Pay online and save $5.

Terror Dome
16030 East Freeway, $20 to $38, extended weekends through Halloween,
Expect this dome of terror to be more frightening than ever. In addition to the new for 2017 “Sacrifice,” guests can hit Sicko and Freako’s 3-D funhouse and live clown paintball shooting gallery. Tickets are available at all Spookers Halloween Super Stores.

click to enlarge It's spooky time in Houston. Where will you go for spine-chilling frights? - PHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES
It's spooky time in Houston. Where will you go for spine-chilling frights?
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National Museum of Funeral History
415 Barren Springs, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, $3-$5,
The seventh annual Halloween Haunted House will run all month long, with a family-friendly atmosphere and goosebump-inducing fun. The house is rated PG-13 and is recommended for children ages 12 and up. Children under 12 are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are half price when purchased with museum admission. Other special events include the tenth annual Halloween Classic Car Show on October 28 and the Día de los Muertos celebration, held November 1-4.


Haunted House at Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land
13016 University, 7 to 10 p.m., $5 for members, $10 for non-members,
This family-friendly haunted house is back to usher in the horrors of Halloween. Explore every creepy corner as you step into the darkened museum after hours.


Haunted at Mayfield Manor
2313 Harborside, Galveston, 409-762-6677, $10,
The only year-round haunted house in Texas features the quite insane Dr. Mayfield and 12 rooms of terror that will leave those daring enough to visit screaming.
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