Hold onto your face masks, Dallas, it’s haunted house season. Happy “Halloweek!” Who said a global pandemic can get in the way of our ghoul and goblin festivities? One of the best ways to get into the spirit of this spooky holiday is to visit a haunted house and experience some good ole’ terror. Grab your witch hats and broomsticks, here are our recommendations for haunted houses in the Dallas area to try this week. Who’s ready to be scared?

J & F House of Terror

J & F House of Terror located inside Firewheel Mall in Garland, Texas.

Located inside of Firewheel Mall, J & F House of Terror is back for another year providing thrills and chills to Halloween fanatics. If you have visited this haunted house before, expect the unexpected. Each year brings new surprises that are guaranteed to bring about fear. This year’s attractions include a haunted house maze filled with talented actors who are there to ensure a spooky experience. Don’t worry, they are prohibited from touching guests and this haunted house will adhere to all COVID guidelines to keep all participants safe. After escaping the maze the fun continues. Visitors have access to an escape room as well as the chance to experience psychic readings. Tickets are only $20 and are limited, so be sure to grab them soon. Select your haunting date at https://jandfhouseofterror.com/. Will you survive this house of terror?


Advertisement for SixFlags Hallowfest 2020.

SixFlags Fiesta Texas introduces Hallowfest! This Halloween-inspired event in Arlington provides guests with a unique experience which combines traditional elements of a haunted house and creative activities and features. While you’re here, be sure to check out the scare zones. These areas may appear normal during daylight, but once the sun goes down, be prepared to scream. Those brave enough to face the scare zone are welcome starting at 7:00pm. For those interested in terror-free activities, SixFlags Fiesta Texas offers live entertainment, seasonal food choices and more. Daytime activities include photo opportunities, pumpkin decor and trick-or-treat-fun for younger guests. One more thing, on certain evenings visitors have the chance to witness a new firework display, the Frightful Finale. Reserve your ticket today and head to SixFlags Over Texas to experience all that is Hallowfest. To learn more about this haunted house, visit https://www.sfftsource.com/events/hallowfest.

Preview of Haunted Tall Tales presented by Reunion Tower.

Haunted Tall Tales

Presented by Reunion Tower, Haunted Tall Tales is a haunted experience unlike any other. Visitors have the chance to learn all about Dallas’ haunted history from previous natives. You heard that correctly, ghosts are the tour guides at Haunted Tall Tales. You may think you have Dallas all figured out, but this experience will open your eyes to the frightening events of the past. Did we mention the view you’ll have? In this haunted experience, guests walk through Reunion Tower’s Geo-Deck which is situated 470 feet in the air. What better way to get to know your city and its spooky history than in the sky? Tickets are $45 and you can book your trip today at https://reuniontower.com/events/haunted-tall-tales/.

The Parker House

The Parker House of Denton, Texas.

Ever heard of Mary Parker? You’ll wish you hadn’t once you leave this historic site. Those in need of a good scare, this is the perfectly terrifying place for you. The Parker House in Denton takes the term “haunted house” to a new level. Whether you choose the haunted walk through or Outbreak, you’ll surely be shaking in your boots. The walk through of the haunted house leads guests into Parker’s very own living quarters, torture chambers, the infamous graveyard and the woods. Watch out for some unwanted guests who may be walking through as well. Outbreak consists of a ride in one of Parker House’s attack vehicles. What’s your key mission? Eliminate the zombies and save the world! Each attraction costs $15 and visitors can purchase a combination of the two for $25. Courageous visitors can enter at their own risk on Thursdays between 7 and 10pm as well as Fridays and Saturdays between 7 and midnight. Who is bold enough to enter Mary Parker’s stomping grounds? Interested parties can learn more by visiting https://www.hauntedhousedenton.com/.

We know how we will be spending our “Halloweek,” do you? Happy haunting to all!