The terror trio
Where to find this month's local Halloween attractions
1 This Tucson scare staple is more than a few ghosts and ghouls poking their fingers at screaming kids. Voted among the top 10 haunted houses in the country, and the scariest haunted house in Tucson for the past five years, The SlaughterHouse is crawling with zombies and evil clowns to bring the community a scare throughout the season. The SlaughterHouse is open 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday, and 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday throughout the month of October. Tickets range from $21-$75, with package deals available.
Terror in the Corn
2 Opening its haunted cornfield and maze, “Terror in the Corn,” on Oct. 4, Buckelew Farm aims to terrify guests and give them a night they would rather forget. Releasing the werewolves, vampires, zombies, serial killers and evil clowns, this haunted cornfield looks to keep the spirit of Halloween thriving in Tucson. The 25- to 30-minute haunted cornfield is open Friday and Saturday nights in October from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $20, or you can skip the lines by purchasing a fast pass for $25. For more information on available activities and discounts, see www.buckelewfarm.com.
Nightfall at Old Tucson
3 When Old Tucson is transformed into Nightfall, it stands as one of the scariest Halloween-themed towns around. Magic and illusion shows, apocalyptic-themed pyro and stunt shows, haunted walkthroughs and creepy characters fill the streets of a town that serves as a flashback to the Old West every other month of the year. Nightfall is open until Oct. 31, 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday, and 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $25 plus tax.