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East Valley Boasts Several Of The Best Haunts In Arizona

October 22nd, 2018 SanTan Sun News
East Valley Boasts Several Of The Best Haunts In Arizona
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Heather Copfer


The smell of candy corn is in the air and the season of shocks and horrors is upon us. Experience the thrills and cryptic stories that haunted houses across the region have to share with those who dare venture through, or just grab a pumpkin from a patch if scary isn’t your style.

Here are some of the East Valley’s best (and scariest) attractions.

Sanctum of Horror

Those who enter the Sanctum of Horror enter the twisted mind of Lenore and relive her terrifying past. Navigate through an ancient graveyard and through St. Charlotte Asylum, where the inmates have taken over. The only way out of this realm of horror is through Lenore’s cell, but beware of her terror.

Sanctum of Horror, 6555 E. Southern Ave. in Mesa, 480-200-8163, sanctumofhorror.com, various days and times through Nov. 3, $15-$22.

Scarizona Scaregrounds

This year, the Scarizona Scaregrounds features four haunted houses with Startled Darkness, Epic Fear, Slayer’s Slaughter House and Operation Zombie Storm. Merchandise is available for purchase, including shirts, a snack deal or a scaredy-cat care package. Fast passes are available for those wanting to skip the long lines.

Scarizona Scaregrounds, 1901 N. Alma School Road in Mesa, 480-444-2590, scarizona.com, info@scarizona.com, various days and times Oct. 5 to Nov. 3, $22-$36 and $10 for fast passes.

The Crypt Haunted Attractions

Embark on a journey through one of Arizona’s longest-running haunted houses in Mesa. Navigate the dark in The Crypt, dodge mad doctors in The Asylum or get lost in the haunted corridors of the Chaos Maze. Be prepared to be spooked.

The Crypt Haunted Attractions, 1445 W. Southern Ave. in Mesa, 480-332-8095, hauntedaz.com, various days and times, daily through Oct. 31, $25-$35.

The Outbreak at Schnepf Farms

Immerse yourself in Arizona’s best interactive zombie experience. Each participant will be granted a paintball gun and journey out into a mysterious wasteland to stop the mass of attacking zombies.

The Outbreak at Schnepf Farms, 24610 S. Rittenhouse Road in Queen Creek, schnepffarms.com, 7-11 p.m., Thursdays to Sundays through Oct. 28, Admission TBA.

Good scares elsewhere

Fear Farm

On 30 acres, Fear Farm invites you to jump into one of its six main attractions, if you dare. Come with friends or the family and enjoy the largest outdoor haunted attraction in town.

Fear Farm, 2209 N. 99th Ave. in Phoenix, 623-866-5378, fearfarm.com, info@fearfarm.com, various days and times through Nov. 3, $27.99-$53.99.

13th Floor Haunted House

Welcome to Phoenix’s most horrifying haunted experience. Attempt to find your way out and away from the horrific nun, Mara, in The Possession or fight your way out of decayed town where the virus PL4-GU3 has taken over the remainder of its population In the Shadows. The 13th Floor may not be suitable for children 12 and younger.

13th Floor Haunted House, 2814 W. Bell Road in Phoenix, 602-456-2250, 13thflooraz.com, various days and times through Nov. 3, $27.99-$53.99.

AZ Field of Screams

The AZ Field of Screams features a haunted corn maze that’s planted over a long-forgotten cemetery where the dead seek to raise terror on anyone who dares trespass. Also featured is a less-spooky family maze and a pumpkin patch where you can purchase your Halloween pumpkin.

AZ Field of Screams, 5726 N. 75th Ave. in Glendale, 602-999-3276, azfieldofscreams.com, 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 27 and 7-11 p.m. Oct. 31, $15-$25.

Jack & Jill’s Haunted Hill

This “psychological thriller” enters its eighth season in the Valley at a hilltop in Sunnyslope. Groups are sent into the 100,000-square-foot, two-story building and experience original theatrical effects and scenes from a live and story-driven cast. Other attractions include pool tables, dance floor, full service bar and grill.

Jack & Jill’s Haunted Hill, 3401 W. Greenway Road in Phoenix, jackandjillshauntedhill.com, various days and times through Oct. 31, $25-$35.