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The complete guide to Phoenix's, the Valley's haunted houses, attractions

Published: Sunday, October 16, 2011

Updated: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 18:10

Arizona Scream Park

Ryan A. Ruiz • College Times

Arizona Scream Park.

Are there any age (or other) restrictions? We do not have an age restriction, but we do suggest 13 and older as the haunts can be intense for smaller children.

On a scale of 1-10, how scary is this haunted house? 8

What's the theme or concept behind this house? House 666 on the Lane is an ancient house that has been around for centuries. Throughout the ages various people have lived in the house but all have suffered from strange and bizarre deaths. You're a potential buyer touring the house, but quickly come to realize that the former residents have not quite left. You are left to find your way out of the twisting hallways and escape with your life, or stay trapped forever. Le Canaval des non Mortes: Medieval transcripts report a band of travelers arriving from beyond the forest in Cluj, Eastern Europe. It describes them as soulless blood thirsty heathens wreaking havoc and preying on the weak and the frail. After years of torment and numerous disappearances the villagers burned the site of the travelers only to return in the morning to find no trace of its existence. Their site was called Le Carnaval des Non Morts. Centuries later, the Carnaval has reappeared, waiting for new guests to entertain.

Who is the scariest character in this haunted house? This really depends on the guest, as people's fears are diverse. Any of our haunters can be the most terrifying depending on the guest.

What is this haunted house's coolest feature? We have custom 3D CGI projections, optical illusions and laser effects, but perhaps our most popular feature is the Vampire Labyrinth, a twisting maze of corridors that people must find their way through in total darkness.

Fear Farm

Address, phone number, website: 2209 N. 99th Avenue, Phoenix, 623.826.5632, fearfarm.com

Days of operation, hours: October 13-16; October 20-23; October 27-31; Corn maze, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly; Haunts: Thursdays and Sundays, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, Sunday, October 30 and Halloween night, 7 p.m. to midnight

Number of houses/courses: 5, plus corn maze

We did not receive a response to our request for information from this attraction.

The Gauntlet Haunted House

Address, phone number, website: 155 W. Hampton Avenue, Mesa, 480.834.8319, golflandfrightnights.com

Days of operation, hours: October 13-16; October 20-23; October 27-31; Thursdays, Sundays and Mondays, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays,

7 p.m. to midnight

Number of houses/courses: 1

Square footage, total: about 8,000 inside and 5,000 outside

Approximate total time to complete, per house: 15 min

Cost: $11

Any special deals? Coupons available on our Facebook page

Are there any age (or other) restrictions? Recommended for 13 and over, but no restrictions

On a scale of 1-10, how scary is this haunted house? 10, of course

What's the theme or concept behind this house? A virus is causing hallucinations and homicidal tendencies.

Who is the scariest character in this haunted house? The Butcher

What is this haunted house's coolest feature? "Crazy Kristen"

Haunted Graveyard

Address, phone number, website: 8414 E. Valley Vista Drive, Scottsdale, 480.607.6422, birkettentertainment.com

Days of operation, hours: October 27-31,

6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Number of houses/courses: 1

Square footage, total: 1,200

Approximate total time to complete: 15 minutes

Cost: Free

Are there any age (or other) restrictions? No

On a scale of 1-10, how scary is this haunted house? 4

What's the theme or concept behind this house? A haunting reminiscent of Disney's Haunted Mansion.

What is the scariest thing in this haunted house? Your own mind.

What is this haunted house's coolest feature? Endless mine shaft.

Jack and Jill's Haunted Hill

Address, phone number, website: 9847 N. 14th Street, Phoenix, 602.380.6913, jackandjillshauntedhill.com

Days of operation, hours: October 14-16; October 21-23; October 28-31; 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Number of houses/courses: 1

Square footage, total: 4,000

Approximate total time to complete, per house: 10 to 12 minutes

Cost: $10 donation

Any special deals? No

Are there any age (or other) restrictions? No

On a scale of 1-10, how scary is this haunted house? 9

What's the theme or concept behind this house? Many locals have been turning up missing in a small town. Jack and Jill went up the Hill to fetch a pail of water and found an abandoned mine. They too turned up missing. We're asking people to join the search team to look through the abandoned mine and see what happened to poor Jack and Jill.

Who is the scariest character in this haunted house? The miner who has gone mad and is killing the missing.

What is this haunted house's coolest feature? This is a very intimate ‘gore' house. You will be locked in rooms to watch scenes with no way to escape.

Monsterland

Address, phone number, website: 18 W. Main Street, Mesa, 480.461.3300, www.monsterland.com

Days of operation, hours: October 13-15, October 20-31; Sunday through Thursday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m. to midnight

Number of houses/courses: 2 floors

Square footage, total: 15,000

Approximate total time to complete, per house: Not sure, no one has gone through and it will depend on if people take their time or run. But, technically, no one has been through the attraction for us to time it yet.

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