Chainsaw-wielding killers, psychopathic surgeons, creatures from the underworld, heck even a creepy clown... There are so many things that make our skin crawl and our heartbeat quicken, and just as much as the candy and the costumes, Halloween is a holiday of frights and scares. Fortunately, thrill-seekers can find a number of good haunted houses right here in the Oklahoma City metro area. Here is information on some of the best.
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Beginning in Sept. 30 in 2017, Oklahoma City's amusement park Frontier City presents "Frightfest" each Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 29. When the sun goes down, the frights come out, and the park has a large and fairly scary haunted house for the older kids and grown-ups. Admission is $5 in addition to regular park admission.
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Guthrie Haunts arrived on the metro area scare scene in 2011. Guthrie residents remember it as the old Harvey's Steakhouse building on Highway 77, 2 blocks north of Cimarron Bridge, but now it's a prime destination for Halloween holiday horror. In addition to Halloween night, the haunted house is open from 7 p.m. to every Friday and Saturday in October, as well as Thursday the 19th and Sunday the 22nd. General admission is $15.
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Located on the I-35 Service Rd just north of Frontier City, the Sanctuary is a seasonal haunt open Fridays and Saturdays in September and October, as well as Monday and Tuesday on the week of Halloween. According to organizers, the haunted house features Hollywood-style special effects and is the largest indoor attraction of its kind in the state. General admission is $20, and there are group rates and VIP packages available.
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Open from 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays into the month of November, Terror on 10th Street (2005 NW 10th St.) is a guided tour through an actual house, an interactive performance with an emphasis on the house's haunted history. Admission is $10. Private tours and group rental nights are available. Call (405) 232-1816 for more information.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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Located at 2701 W. 10th in El Reno, the Trail of Terror is one of the more intense haunted house experiences in Oklahoma City. In 2009, they added a Haunted Barn, and the actors really go all out to scare you. In 2017, the trail is open from dusk to 11 p.m. on Oct. 20, 21, 27 and 28, and the headless horseman will appear nightly. Admission is $10.
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Though they are typically one night affairs and tend to be a little less horrifying than some others on this list, don't forget that you have haunted house options at some of the area community events. For example, Moore's Little River Park has the Trail of Fears, a one-third mile trek through the haunted woods, Yukon's annual Spooksville event has a haunted house, and Shawnee's Boo on Bell Street features paranormal tours.