Friday, September 13, 2013
8 spooky haunted houses for DFW frights
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
If you like to purposely inflict terror on yourself, eight haunted frights in North Texas are waiting in the shadows to play out your worst nightmare. There's clowns giggling in the dark, ghouls sharpening their knives, and always, always, some guy with a chainsaw.
All haunted houses open Friday the 13th (September 13), except for Parker House in Denton, which opens September 20. All close November 2. Check out the haunted houses around Dallas-Fort Worth with our list below:
Slaughter House in Deep Ellum: Called "the real nightmare on Elm Street," Slaughter House is not recommended for children under 10. 2615 Elm Street, Dallas. 214-999-0708. weslaughter.com.
The Boneyard in Arlington: If you're into blood and guts, this is your place. Even spookier, you can plan a Halloween-themed wedding here. 2921 E. Division St., Arlington. 817-451-2663. theboneyard.org.
Zombie Manor in Arlington: Cursed souls populate Zombie Manor, which promises "movie-quality sets" that'll make you feel like your worst nightmare has come to life. 7501 U.S. Highway 287, Arlington. 817-478-7430. zombiemanor.com.
Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus in Irving: This new-in-Texas haunted house contains nearly 30 trailers and 100 scenes for gutsy fans to traipse through. Even the website is creepy. 8225 Esters Blvd., Irving. stranglingbrotherstexas.com.
Hangman's House of Horrors in Fort Worth: The tour of the house takes more than 30 minutes, but side attractions like the 3-D Wonderland make this an all-evening affair. It's the last year for Hangman's House of Horrors; they're hanging up the costumes at the end of the season. 2300 West Freeway, Fort Worth. 817-336-4264.
Cutting Edge Haunted House in Fort Worth: This haunt was abandoned as a meat packing plant in 1908, and you can bet there were ghosts left behind. 1701 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. 817-348-8444. cuttingedgehauntedhouse.com.
Parker House in Denton: The Parker House is said to be a home in Denton where "old man Parker" offered his home to families who needed to store their dead relatives until the funeral. Hear the rest of the scary story in person, if you dare. 8550 W. University Drive, Denton. 469-556-3475. dfwfrightnights.com.
Moxley Manor Haunted House in Bedford: Moxley considers frights a year-round vocation. Open for a Valentine's Day Massacre and a NightScare Before Christmas, the house opens once again on Friday the 13th, promising more "creepy dolls" than ever before. 510 Harwood Road, Bedford. 682-231-1313. moxleymanor.com.
Ann Pinson contributed to this story.