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Haunted Houses Aren’t for Mouses; They are for Screamin’ Demons


Every year, as students get older and can no longer go trick-or-treating, they might have a hard time figuring out what do on Halloween night. Luckily, because we live in such a large city, there are plenty of things to do that’ll scare students’ pants off. From haunted houses to spooky corn mazes, Greenway’s Demons will be able to do some fun stuff this Halloween.

Fear Farm

Fear Farm is one of the most popular and well-known haunted houses in Phoenix. Their attractions include Legends of the Witch, Dark Carnival (for all of those clown fans out there), The Bunker, Area X, Phoenix Haunted Hayride, Undead, and the Slaughterhouse. Freshman Chloe Fox said that the actors were her favorite, believable and engaging. “They really got into it,” she said, “They really got into character, and the timing along with all of the elements were great.” Fear Farm is open on and before Halloween night at 7 p.m. At most, the admission is $33.99 and tickets are available for purchase online.

The 13th Floor Haunted House

Another extremely popular and local haunted house in our area is the 13th Floor Haunted House. They have two new attraction themes this year: Ancient Evil and Zombieland. Sophomore Priscilla McClure said, “I loved the whole weird, creepy atmosphere of the thing.” She said it was “pretty spooky” and she loved the entire event. McClure said she would “10/10 recommend” it to anyone who is thinking about going. The 13th Floor is open on and before Halloween night at 7 p.m. Tickets range up to $33.99 and you can purchase them online.

The Outbreak at Schnepf Farm

The Outbreak at Schnepf Farm is a less known but highly rated Halloween event in Phoenix where people are placed in a zombie outbreak themed scene and have to shoot paintballs at zombies in order to jump on a hayride to complete their mission and save themselves from the undead. The event is open until Sunday, October 29. Tickets are available for purchase online for $22.00, and are $28.00 at the door.

Scarizona Scaregrounds

The Scarizona Scaregrounds Events include Startled Darkness, Slayers Slaughter House, Epic Fear, and Operation Zombie Storm. Freshman Maddie Donner said that she went and the whole thing was “pretty thrilling”; she would probably go back again. She said it was a ” ‘pee your pants’ scary haunted thingy.” An all-attraction pass is $39.00 and a one-attraction pass is $22.00.

Maybe you’re too old to ask for candy, but you can certainly get into the spirit by daring to visit one of these local haunted events, but you may want to take an extra pair of underwear.