Although there may be other activities and events associated with these haunted attractions, the main event is probably the terrifying, horrifying, spine-chilling haunted house(s). You'll find that typically they are not recommended for young children or people with weak hearts. Frankly, if you are squeamish or frighten easily, I probably don't recommend these at all. But if you like a good, gruesome scare, you have plenty of haunted attractions in the Phoenix area from which to choose.
The haunted attractions listed here are presented in alphabetical order. Of course, there are other ways to celebrate Halloween, and you'll find those here:
- Pick-a-Pumpkin, Harvest Festivals and Pumpkin Patch Farms
- Halloween Festivals, Shows, Concerts a Family Activities
- Halloween Parties at Restaurants and Bars
I update this list frequently, so check back often!
Why do many tall buildings not have a 13th floor? What has happened in history to create such a stigma about a 13th Floor? You'll find out at 13th Floor Haunted House, inhabited by fortunate or unfortunate souls, living and dead, that have discovered their secret locations when seeking shelter from the environment, or society. Various species of rats, snakes, and spiders have also taken up residence here, living in secret, by their own rules. This is a multi-level haunted attraction. Not recommended for small children. No cameras. General admission: $25; VIP Fast Pass: $35. Free parking.
In 2012: September 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, October 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17 - 31, November 2, 3, 9, 10
See pictures of the 13th Floor Haunted House.
15 acres of terrifying fun with 4 separate haunts: Castle of Darkness (an old, medieval castle where creatures come alive and out of the walls at night), Gold Miner’s Revenge (over 30 minutes of fright as you wander through the Old West while the zombies protect their secret treasure), 3-D Fear Factory (an indoor maze all painted with 3-D paint where the creatures appear along with your inner most fears), Horror High (the creepiest school you’ve ever seen as zombies and ghouls run wild). Not recommended for children under 12. Check online for a coupon. Cash only when paying at the park. A 2-Haunt pass is $22 and the 4-Haunt ticket is $27. Check online for coupon. There's also a charge to park.
In 2012: October 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25-31, November 1, 2, 3
See pictures of Arizona's Original Scream Park from previous years.
AZ Field of Screams is a haunted corn field maze, a corn field planted over an old cemetery. Watch out for the living dead. They are now seeking revenge on anyone trespassing their grounds. Do you dare enter where your most horrifying dreams become reality?! Don’t let what happened to the others happen to you! Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Not recommended for children under 10 years old (or at parents discretion - no refunds). $16. Opening Night Haunt ½ price on October 5th and on Halloween night, October 31st, $8. Opens at 7 p.m., last ticket sold at 10 p.m. Combo tickets: haunt and family maze: $19.
In 2012: October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 31.
See pictures of AZ Field of Screams from previous years.
This year’s haunted house features more than 25,000 square feet of screams, with two new additional haunted house attractions, Hillbilly Nightmare, and the Den of Darkness. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Tickets start at $20. R.I.P Fast Pass Ticket $25. A ticket gets you in to all three haunted houses. Check participating Sonic America's Drive Ins and Hungry Howie's Pizza for discount coupons. Tickets available online (service charges apply). Box office opens on site at 6:30 p.m. each evening the event is happening.
In 2012: September 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, October 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
See pictures of Chambers of Fear from previous years.
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You are welcome to check in and stay awhile. Dr Vantas will take gooooood care of you. At the Asylum, there is a difference between being startled, scared and grossed out. The Asylum manages to do all three with a macabre sense of humor. The actors are aggressive and the septic scene setting is in your face. A dark winding Gothic labyrinth of supernatural horrors, the suspenseful Crypt has a mysterious and eerie side. It is full of haunting surprises, demons, and monsters around every wrong turn. Whatever you do, don’t let the Crypt Keeper catch up to you! What about the Chaos Maze? Get lost and love it. Crypt and Asylum are not recommended for children under 7; all children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Single attraction admission (to either The Crypt OR The Asylum) is $13. Admission to both The Crypt and The Asylum is $18. Fast Pass Ticket $25. Chaos Maze $5 or a $2 add-on to a single or double haunt ticket. Check online for coupon.
In 2012: September 28, 29, October 5-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-31
See pictures of The Crypt from previous years.
Check in at Dark Scares Hotel. This luxury hotel has surprises lurking around every corner. Once checked in you are free to browse the hotel's amenities and even wander in to the Black Mirror Casino, where gambling with your life is much more fun.
In 2012: September 28, 29, October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 31 November 2, 3.
Rawhide Western Town, Chandler
In 2012: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays from October 3 through October 31.
See pictures of Doomtown!
Fear Farm is more than 25 acres with five horrifying experiences. At Chainsaw Mayhem, whatever he kills, he eats. As you walk through The Apocalypse you will visit the locations of bizarre murders. Will you be one of the Arizonans poisoned by a fatal toxin in Condemned? Zombies return with vengeance in Decimation. Your nightmares will come true in the Twizted Toy Factory. $25 per person includes 5 haunted houses and the Unhaunted Corn Maze. The Unhaunted Corn Maze alone is $8. Combine them both for $30. Check online for coupon, specials and fast track pricing.
In 2012: September 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, October 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, 30-31
Images from Fear Farm.
A terrifying maze full of heart-pounding terror. The multi-level haunted house contains ground-breaking special effects, animatronics and skilled actors. The Gauntlet is not recommended for children under 13 years old and those with heart conditions. Participants will be required to crawl and climb over objects and stairs. $12. Gauntlet + mini golf, race cars, bumper boats, laser tag $27.46. Prices do not include tax.
In 2012: October 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 27, 30, 31
See pictures of The Gauntlet from previous years.