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Halloween: Creepy, Scary Fun in DFW

Carrie Rasak

Posted on September 30, 2018 23:32

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The Dallas Fort Worth area has a ton of haunted houses and attractions to keep you entertained for the entire month of October.

Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love yard decorations, haunted houses, and giving candies. I especially love checking out costumes. Some people would get very creative, and it's neat to see them get all decked out. It's definitely a kid's holiday in many ways. But there are also options to make Halloween entertaining for adults, especially in the Dallas/Fort Worth area!

I've mentioned this before that one of the Meetup groups I'm in is called DFW Friends of Halloween. They are most active during October, although they do some off-season events as well.

With the group, I have gone through several haunted houses and gone behind the scenes on occasion. This usually happens before they open or after they close for the night. And it's fascinating to see everything with the lights turned on.

It's a little weird walking through something that's very creepy with the lights on. The bright lights are quite jarring and the horrors lurking behind the shadows disappear completely.

Here are some haunts I've visited, in no particular order:

1. Reindeer Manor in Red Oak, just south of Dallas. They have several haunted attractions: the recently revamped Dungeon of Doom, an 80s arcade themed walk through; 13th Street Morgue, which was my favorite because of the attention to detail and creativity; Reindeer Manor, the main attraction that is Mardi Gras themed; and Shadow House, which I actually did not go through because it's completely black except for a glow stick, and rather than find it scary in a cool way I just find not being able to see annoying.

It's a great way to spend a few hours, especially since they have shows going on throughout the park as well.

2. Fearaphobia in Bridgeport, off the beaten path but well worth the detour. They live up to their name. I found myself genuinely frightened walking through, which is not usually the case. The folks who run it are great, and they gave us a behind the scenes tour when they closed for the night. It was somehow just as creepy even without the actors moving throughout.

3. Dan's Haunted House in Lake Dallas uses Japanese mythology, and it works very well. It was also educational as I wasn't familiar with the various demons and the types of torture they rendered upon their victims. I definitely want to go back this year and check them out.

4. Dark Path in Denton touched on the local legend of a haunted bridge for their story. And since it was actually a path in slightly overgrown woods, it added to the creepiness factor. I was incredibly sad to discover they'd closed due to the property being sold.

My October weekends are filled with screams, but it turns out that's not a bad thing.

Carrie Rasak

Posted on September 30, 2018 23:32

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Source: Bay News 9

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