As the desert's unforgiving heat begins to dim, pumpkins, ghouls, goblins -- and chainsaws -- start to come out of the woodwork. October means Valley residents can find a hair-raising, nail-biting experience at several haunted house locations state-wide.
Arizona's Original Scream Park: 8823 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale
Admission: $22 per person for two haunted attractions, $27 for an All Access pass, $10 extra for Speed Pass. Parking costs $6. Cash only at the gate or purchase tickets online with a credit card.
Open: Thursday through Sunday
Arizona Field of Screams : 5726 N. 75th Avenue, Glendale
Admission: $16 per person, all ages
Open Friday and Saturdays beginning Oct. 5 and Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Not recommended for ages 10 and under. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Fear Farm: 2209 N. 99th Avenue, Phoenix
Admission: Tickets range from $8 to $30. Fast Track passes are available.
Golfland Fright Nights: 155 W. Hampton Avenue, Mesa
Admission: Regular haunted house admission $12, Unlimited Fear and Fun $27.46, Spooktacular Golf $7.25+tax for adults and $6.25+tax for children.
The Nest: 5700 W. North Loop Road, Chandler
Admission: $25 for general admission, VIP admission for $40 at the door/$29 online.
Jack and Jill's Haunted Hill: 4237 W. Thunderbird Road, Phoenix
Admission: $10 or $18 VIP Experience
M onsterland : 18 W. Main Street, Mesa
Admission: Tickets online starting at $10 or purchase the AZ Fright Pass for $35 and gain entry to The Crypt, Monsterland and Chambers of Fear.
The Slaughter House: 1102 W. Grant Road, Tucson
Admission: General admission $21, $50 VIP access includes access to all haunts, front of line privileges and a T-shirt. Single attraction prices are $7.
The 13th Floor: 2814 W. Bell Road, Phoenix
Chambers of Fear: 11340 W. Bell Road, Phoenix
Admission: General admission for $20, R.I.P . Fast Pass Ticket for $25 and group rates available.
Panic Park: Indian Bend Road and Pima Road, Scottsdale
Admission: $5 general admission; $27 all access pass; $35 super pass (Law enforcement, firefighters, military personnel free)