Not only does Albuquerque have some haunted houses great for visiting during the Halloween season, there are also ghostly events happening year round at some of the city's haunted tours. Take a ghost tour and visit some of the oldest ghosts in town with these haunted tours.
Updated for 2016.
Dragon's House of Horror
The haunted house at the New Mexico Expo is now in the Guinness World Records as the longest indoor walk-through horror house. The house is 7,183 ft. 8.4 in, a measurement that was verified on November 3, 2015. The gruesome foursome are back: the clown butcher, Michael, Jason and Pumpkinhead. The haunted house will be open beginning Saturday, October 8, and running through Monday, October 31. It's open October 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22. On Halloween week, it's open October 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31. Friday and Saturday hours are 7 p.m. to midnight. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday hours are 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, October 30, the house is open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost for the haunted house is $25 per person. There will be a special VIP event on Friday, October 7, beginning at 7 p.m. where the haunted house will receive a certificate for being the longest indoor walking horror house. The celebration will include food, music, haunted house preview and a VIP ticket that can be used through the month of October. Cost for the VIP event is $65.
Ghost Tours of Old Town
The ghosts of Old Town are around all year, but at Halloween, the tours through the haunted houses are even better. Learn about the history and basics of hunting for ghosts in this 90 minute tour. Chilling. Tours are nightly at 8 p.m., and and ghost hunting tours begin at 9 p.m. Enjoy a Toast a Ghost haunted pub crawl at 7 p.m. on select Fridays and Saturdays, a Breaking Boo! combo tour with Breaking Bad RV tours, a Spook Troop junior ghost hunting tour and a moonlight ghost tour. The moonlight ghost tour happens September 30, October 1, 7, 8, 14 and October 15, the night of the full moon. Other moonlight tours are October 21, 22, 28, 29, 30 and Halloween on October 31. Tuesday November 1 is Day of the Dead, a special moonlight tour. All moonlight tours begin at 10 pm.
McCall Haunted Farm
Legend has it that Farmer McCall did the unspeakable in the 1970s, first murdering his family, and then tourists. The legend continues at the cornfield, the butcher shop, and in the flashlight maze. Prepare to be frightfully scared. Recommended for those over 13 years of age. There will be a Zombie Hunt. Shoot live zombies with a paintball gun. The hauntings run Fridays and Saturdays beginning September 30 and continuing through October 29. The farm is in Moriarty, near the McCall's Pumpkin Patch. The three terrifying attractions include a haunted cornfield, haunted barn and zombie hunt. Be forewarned: on busy nights, the wait times to enter the house can be 3 or 4 hours. For the first 25 to reserve a campfire site each night, there is the chance to sit around the campfire and tell stopries at a picnic table until it's time to enter the house.
NM Slaughter House
This special house features a demented couple and a tour through secret passages and hidden walls where demented children can be found. Slaughter House is located at 1909 Bellamah Avenue across from Hotel Albuquerque. Open September 30 through October 31. Open September 30, October 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. Special venue Blood Bath October 19 and 26. For ages 18 and up. Call 764-2868 for info.
The dead have risen. The problem--besides them being dead--is they're hungry. Society is breaking down and the only one way out is through Quarantine. Blackout Theatre Company has created a haunted house staffed by professional actors. Audience members enter the quarantine in small groups with an actor and take on the roles of people trying to survive a zombie apocalypse. Quarantine is located at the New Mexico Expo. Survive it from October 7 through 31st. Suitable for anyone 13 and older.