Haunted attractions rise again in the East Valley - East Valley Tribune: Get Out

Haunted attractions rise again in the East Valley

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Related Stories

Posted: Thursday, October 7, 2010 2:00 pm | Updated: 1:38 pm, Fri Jun 13, 2014.

When dressing in costume has lost its appeal, there’s still one Halloween thrill teens and adults can turn to year after year: haunted houses.

Here’s your guide to five East Valley haunts vying to scare you silly this season.

The Crypt and The Asylum

What: One’s a death chamber guarded from trespassers by an army of the undead. The other’s an 1870s mental hospital that’s fallen to the same madness it tried to cure. Together, they add up to two separate haunted houses in one spot.

When: 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays in October

Where: Fiesta Mall, 1445 W. Southern Ave., Mesa

Cost: $13 for one or $17 for both

Information: hauntedaz.com

 

Dark Scares Haunted Attraction

What: This newbie features two haunted houses, one called The Institute (based on a mental hospital theme) and another called Feardom, which is billed as an experience of “fear itself.”

When: 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays in October

Where: In a shopping center at 6912 E. Hampton Ave., Mesa

Cost: $18, includes both attractions

Information: darkscares.com

Final Destination V

What: Judgment Day is the theme of this haunted house, where 250 people exited in tears last year and three wound up curled in the fetal position. It advertises itself as being “louder, longer, more intense and dramatic than ever before,” and advises would-be thrill seekers to stay home if they can’t handle “socially polarizing” issues.

When: 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 28-29 and 6 p.m. to midnight Oct. 30

Where: 585 E. Frye Road, Chandler

Cost: $10 general admission; $20 for a fast-pass wristband that guarantees entry within 30 minutes.

Information: hell101.com

The Gauntlet

What: You won’t find movie monsters or sci-fi horrors here. This 5,000-square-foot haunted house is based on something that was truly scary: the Black Death, the plague that ravaged 1300s Europe. If you’re in the mood for something a little less scary, you can turn to the wholesomely spooky mini-golf course right next door; it’s perfect for family outings or thrill seekers who turn squeamish at the last minute.

When: 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 11-14, 17, 21, 24, 28 and 31. Hours vary for Spooktacular Golf and other park attractions.

Where: Golfland-Sunsplash, 155 W. Hampton Ave., Mesa

Cost: $12 for haunted house admission; $6.25-$7.17 for mini-golf.

Information: (480) 834-8319 or golfland-sunsplash.com/frightnights/main.html

 

The Nest

What: Your Halloween experience begins on Rawhide’s Main Street, where you’ll find freakish characters, concessions and photo ops on your way to three haunted attractions totaling 55,000 square feet: Turmoil 3D (a haunted house with custom sound, video and illusions — and crazed clowns), Bleak (a labyrinth of complete darkness) and The Nest (a 10,000-square-foot haunt for “only the bravest souls.”

When: 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays in October

Where: Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse, 5700 W. North Loop Road, Chandler

Cost: $25-$35, plus $5 to park

Information: (480) 502-5600 or frightened.com

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss

Facebook

GetOut on Facebook

Twitter

GetOut on Twitter

Google+

GetOut on Google+

RSS

Subscribe to GetOut via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px
Your Az Jobs