The multi-event scarefest takes pride in its tagline “Whatever you are afraid of, Screams will find it.” For over two decades, the Screams attraction in Waxahachie has inspired glass-shattering screams heard all across DFW. But with five newly-redesigned haunted houses, a terrifyingly tasty food court, psychic readings and more, this Waxahachie haunt has something for everyone. Prepare yourself for a night of chills and terror.
This annual event — recently ranked the best Halloween theme park event in Texas — offers another year of thrilling roller coasters, several haunted houses and a terrifying cast of characters. What’s scarier: Riding Texas Giant in total darkness or goblins and ghouls lurking around every corner? At Fright Fest, you don’t have to decide.
3. DARK HOUR
Dark Hour offers one of the most high-tech, full-blown haunted houses I’ve ever experienced. The backdrops are truly magnificent and set the stage for shows that are just as entertaining as they are scary. The witches of Coven Manor have been giving visitors top-tier scares since 2013, and it would be a grave mistake not to visit this Halloween season. If you make it out of this Plano haunted house alive, the sheer fun of this bone-chilling haunt may tempt you to run right back inside. Plan to wait in long lines, but know they’re worth it.
4. CUTTING EDGE
What’s scarier than clowns, chainsaw-wielding psychopaths and hordes of the undead? All of those things stuffed inside an abandoned meat packing factory in Fort Worth! Enter if you dare and encounter the horrors that are free to roam and scare the living daylight out of you in this mega-sized, nationally-recognized haunted house on Lancaster Avenue.
Legend has it that this house was once a simple family business: The Parker Funeral Home. When young Mary Parker took charge after her parents’ death, she began to sell the deceased’s body parts on the black market. The mortuary didn’t have enough dead bodies to keep up with her buyer’s demand, so Mary made her own. After an FBI raid and more than 20 years of government investigations, the Parker House went back up on the market…only to be bought and turned into a haunted house. Enter, but beware—you just might become Mary’s next victim.
Fright Fest // Courtesy: Six Flags Over Texas
Scary-movie lovers, you may recognize this one from The Houses October Built. It may not look frightening from the outside, but this one was voted one of DFW’s scariest in 2017 and a must-see for 2018! Trust me, you’ll scream all the way through Moxley Manor and in their 3D haunted house, Big Top Terror.