8 haunted houses within driving range
With Spooky Season in full force, here are some haunted houses that are sure to satisfy peoples’ adrenaline kick.
Atrox Factory: Leeds, Ala.
When: Oct. 4-6, Oct. 10-13, Oct. 16-20, Oct. 23-27, Oct. 30-Nov. 2. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m.
Where: 8404 Parkway Drive, Leeds.
What to expect: Atrox Factory bills itself as “the largest indoor haunted attraction in the Southeast,” with “50,000 square feet of mind-numbing terror and over 1/4 mile of twisted hallways and shocking surprises.
Admission: $20-$25 general admission, $40 VIP (no waiting in line), $100 Ultimate VIP package for two, $5 extra at gate for celebrity appearances. Visitors age 13 and younger must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
Columbia Manor: Columbia, Ala.
When: Oct. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 24-26, 30-31. Ticket office opens at 7:30 p.m.
Where: 306 S. Main St., Columbia.
What to expect: “Travel back in time as former residents return from the afterlife accompanied by some familiar friends as you tour through their past abode known now as Columbia Manor,” according to Facebook page.
Celebrity appearance: Celebrity appearance on Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.-midnight, by Andrew Bryniarski, who played Leatherface in “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.” Photos $10 each, cash only.
Admissions: $13 general admission, $30 fast pass. Part of proceeds benefits Columbia Volunteer Fire & Rescue Emergency Squad. Not recommended for children younger than age 6.
Darkwood Farms: Arab, Ala.
When: Opens Oct. 4
Where: 1232 Granada Road, Arab.
What to expect: Creepy characters stalking an old chicken house that organizers say is haunted. “Many people, workers included have witnessed what they say was a tall man in a black trench coat walking around the haunt at night.,” the official website says. “Will you see the man dressed in all black during your visit with us? Or will you witness the little girl that sometimes roams the halls that’s believed to be his daughter?”
Admissions: $15-$16, $12-$13 with two canned food items.
Greenville Haunted Firehouse: Greenville, Ala.
When: Oct. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, 31. Hours are 7 p.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 1198 Norman Road, Greenville.
What to expect: Characters including ghouls, demons, serial killers and evil clowns, portrayed by volunteers who aim to give you chills and thrills
Admissions: $8 Fridays, $10 Saturdays, $10 teaser ball that ups the ante for interaction with characters.
Hotel Mitchell: Foley, Ala.
When: Fridays-Sundays through Nov. 3. Hours 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Sundays
Where: OWA, 1501 S. OWA Blvd., Foley.
What to expect: Haunted house that aims for chills and thrills and a haunted corn maze. Not recommended for children younger than age 13.
Montgomery Humane Society Annual Haunted House: Montgomery, Ala.
When: Oct. 18-19, 25-26. Hours are 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m.
Where: Montgomery Humane Society, 1150 John Overton Drive, Montgomery
What to expect: Actors in costumes and makeup, sets and props, all designed to scare.
Admissions: $15, $25 fast pass. No age limit, but haunted house is geared for teens and adults. Organizers discourage attendance by “very young children, toddlers or infants.” Suggested for age 10 and older.
Sleepy Hollow Haunted Farm: Auburn, Ala.
When: Oct. 11-12, 18-19, 24-27, 30-31. Ticket sales start at 7:30 p.m.
Where: 939 Lee County Road 14, Auburn.
What to expect: Ghouls, ghosts and goblins and more in five attractions: Murder Maze, Haunted Hayride, Clown Cabin, Zombie Paintball, R.I.P. Ride. Petting zoo and concessions.
Admissions: $13-$18 for each attraction, $30 combo ticket for three, $50 combo ticket for all. Parental guidance recommended for children younger than age 13.
Warehouse 31: Pelham, Ala.
When: Oct. 4-6, Oct. 11-13, Oct. 17-20, Oct. 23-31, Nov. 1-2. Box-office hours are 6:30 p.m.-midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Sundays and weekdays.
Where: 3150 Lee St., Pelham.
What to expect: Two scream-inducing attractions, Rigamortis and 3D Experience. Both are indoors and cover nearly 30,000 square feet of twists and turns, according to organizers. Escape room, Monsters Midway with concessions, Lights Out Lantern Night on Oct. 23, at 7 p.m.
Admissions: $19.95-$49.95, $10 for escape room. Recommended for those age 12 and older. Younger children may attend when accompanied by parent or guardian.