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Texas Haunted Houses have grown over the years to feature some really amazing haunted houses some of which have been featured on Travel Channel. Several years ago when we visited haunted houses in Houston, Texas the haunted houses in Texas seemed to be around every corner especially in the Cleveland, Texas area haunted houses are very popular form of entertainment and more haunted houses in Texas can be found at Hauntworld.com. On Hauntworld.com you will find every type of haunted houses in Texas from a haunted hayride, haunted house, Halloween Attractions, ghost tours, to paranormal ghost hunting. Read all about the best and scariest haunted houses in the state of Texas here at Hauntworld.com. Texas has some of the biggest haunted houses in cities like Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Corpus Christi, Amarillo, San Angelo, Texas.
When looking for a scary or the best haunted house in Texas look no further than the area of Cleveland, Akron, Toledo and Columbus, Texas because this is an absolute hotbed for haunted houses which would also include the Akron area. Texas has more haunted houses than almost any other state in America, and not only do they have several haunts but they have some of the best found anywhere. Texas has many cities with great haunted houses especially Texas area which has more of the top rated haunts than any other city in America.
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Ghost Towns in Texas
In the mood for a real fright? Spend the month of October spooking yourself from visits to some of the scariest ghost towns in the state of Texas. You are sure to be frightened by the dilapidated, eerie ruins that are left in these towns.
Business was booming and Indianola, Texas was one of the most prosperous cities on the Texas coast. Now, most of the city is located underneath the bay. Residents of the city thought that they were protected from hurricanes, but in 1875 a giant hurricane took place and wiped out the town. There are faint remnants of the town, such as pieces of the town courthouse that remain and can be seen by visitors. A visit to Indianola is eerie as there is a clear understanding that a bustling town with a booming economy used to exist there.
Helena was a busy city until the town made the decision not to pay a bonus to the railroad. City officials made this decision to avoid having the railroad go around the town. During this time, any town without access t to a railroad had a difficult time keeping business afloat. In response to not paying the bonus to the railroad, the president of the railroad company re-routed the train to be even further away from the town. Residents began moving away and in a flash, it became a ghost town. Plenty of ruins from the town still exist and are certainly worth a visit.
This coal-mining ghost town was once a booming town but today has a population of 25 people. With over 10,000 people in 1886, this town specialized in mining coal and was known as one of the largest coal-mining towns in all of Texas. In 1903, the mining employees unionized and the mines closed down. Thurber then became a ghost town. A cemetery still exists which has over a thousand graves to see. Other buildings also remain standing, such as homes, a church and old businesses.
Hauntworld Reviews Texas Haunted Houses
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One of the scariest haunted houses in Texas is in Fort Worh The Cutting Edge Haunted House. This haunted house is so intense that the visitors who survive are thankful they can live to tell about it and warn others. You are surrounded by complete darkness and creatures you only dreamed about as a child are crawling all over waiting to claim their next victim to try to escape. Think you are brave enough?
The House of Torment in Austin, Texas featured in Hauntworld the Magazine in 2008 is one of the best in the nation known for its innovative and over the top scares. You will come face to face with monster dropping from above and illiousions that will make you question your sanity. Monsters have rage that they take out on guests or should we say VICTIMS.
Also in Houston is Heart Stoppers Fright where creatures will scare the crap out of you and your friends. You will fall into the depth of fear when you eneter the 150 foot snake pit. You thought the Boogey man only scared you as a child but he is back and ready to take your soul to the other side this time. Once inside you won't know whats real and whats not...till its too late.
Another great Houston haunted house is Phobia NINE seperate attractions in two different locations where you are invited to enter upon your own free will but you may not make it out. The sick and twisted things that you will see are enough you make a grown man become ill. Mental Asylum patients will chase you, Clowns will try to eat you...RUN! Run as fast as you can to survive the dark.
Another must see haunted house in Houston, Texas is Nightmare on the Bayou located next to a Cemetery the ghost of those that have laid to rest are creepy into this haunted house where sometimes.even the employees are scared to be there alone. These aren't just people dressed like ghost. they are realy paranormal inhabitiants lurking the grounds who never wanted to be disturbed.
Dr. Haunts Chamber of Fear in Gainsville, Texas a haunted house that thrives on tortured souls. Once you enter the darkness you will beg for your life as monsters bring to life your worst nightmares. You will hear blood curdling screams from those who are trapped inside, see savaged killers who are looking for their next victims and witness unspeakable acts that will make you scream for mercy
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When the converted Fort Worth meat-packing plant, now world renowned as Cutting Edge Haunted House, first earned the distinction in 2009, the path that wound through the 235,000 square foot meat packing plant measured a mere 2,261 linear feet. Yet, it took the average visitor the better part of an hour to travel the treacherous highway through Hell. The following year it was lengthened to 3,590 feet, whereupon Cutting Edge Haunted House once again dominated over a would-be rival in Ohio.
In 2011, the designation of World's Longest Walk Through Horror House went to an attraction in Yamaguchi, Japan, whose path was measured at 4,235 feet. Come this September, Cutting Edge vows to reclaim their title by more than doubling the length of their 2009 record-breaking passage through Cutting Edge Haunted House in Fort Worth, Texas.
Cutting Edge Co Creators are keeping the exact length under wraps, but the haunt staff feels certain they have this one in the bag.
The colossal haunted house is built in a meat packing plant located on the ruins of what was once the raunchiest, bawdiest, deadliest gun slinging neighborhoods on the east side of Fort Worth, Texas. Once known as "Hell's Half Acre," this is a former hideout for notorious outlaws the likes of Jesse James, Sam Bass gang and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
The old brick factory building itself is rumored to be haunted by mysterious specters from bygone days, and haunt crew members give regular ghostly accounts of hearing sounds of a woman crying while working on the sets. There are even parts of the edifice where some fear to venture.
"I've seen something over there," says haunted house set designer Frances W. "You can laugh if you want, but there is something over there in that part of the haunt’s building, and I will not go over there alone."
It could be the haunting spirit of a long dead prostitute named Sally, who was found murdered and nailed to the door of an outhouse behind the old meat packing plant in 1887. This is just one of the many unsolved homicides in the lawless ranch hands stop on the cattle trail to Kansas. Or perhaps the meat being cut up in the factory wasn't all bovine…
The haunted house’s factory with an old two-story conveyor system has been preserved and put to use, now moving macabre carcasses through the building on actual meat hooks, while crazed clowns, bloodthirsty zombies and an apocalyptic industrial drum line terrorize all haunt goers who dare venture inside. Playing on scrap steel, miscellaneous car parts and all sorts of metal objects, the drummers give a perfectly executed, eerily disturbing performance worthy of a top notch competitive drum line, all the while sporting horrific costumes and frightening the wits out of everyone haunted house attendee who crosses their sinister paths.
With a live haunt cast and crew of 150 able, terrifying bodies and countless animatronics, Cutting Edge Haunted House in Fort Worth keeps the horror action going from the moment patrons tentatively step through the gaping maw of the two story skull that serves as the haunt’s entranceway until they make a final panicked dash through the 100-foot wall of solid foam that awaits those hardy enough to persevere. Haunt visitors who panic and depart early get the distinction of adding to the annual tally of those who "failed to finish," numbering over a thousand faint-hearted souls every year.
For the extra stout of heart and quick of wit, there is a 30,000 square foot human maze, through which competitors may race with the aid of a single chemical glow stick to light their way in the stifling velveteen darkness. Few if any will find this haunt’s exit before the lights come up at the end of the allotted time.
In addition to their Guinness record book title in 2009 and 2010, last year Cutting Edge garnered the #2 spot in Haunted House Ratings' Top 13 Haunted Houses, as well as the #6 spot in Hauntworld Magazine's Best Haunted Houses in America, adding to a long list of haunt awards and commendations that Todd James and his haunted house crew have racked up over the last 23 years of haunting.
"It's very competitive, a lot like the movie industry," says James about the haunted house industry. Why are we so fascinated with fear? What drives otherwise ordinary people to pack up the family hearse and head out across the country every October to visit legendary monumental scare fests like Cutting Edge in order to be totally and completely terrified for a whole hour at a time? "I think people want to be kids," says James.
The horror festivities aren't just limited to the 45 days around the Halloween season either, at least not in Fort Worth, Texas. Cutting Edge Haunted House is open every Friday the 13th, which occurs one to three times each calendar year, plus Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day offer special engagements with special themed shows for those seeking a different and unusual way to celebrate, taking these holidays to a horrific new level.
And this September when the man from Guinness returns to Cutting Edge, with a nightmarish journey of delicious chills and thrills approaching a mile long...
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Terrell Texas near Dallas Texas is the home of one of the scariest haunted houses in America called Thrillvania Haunted House Park. Texas has many incredible haunted houses and Hauntworld rates and reviews the best haunted attractions in America. Hauntworld can help you find hundreds of haunted houses in Texas and America .
Comprised of five separate attractions and situated on 50 acres of woodlands just a few miles east of Dallas, Thrillvania Haunted House Park is a world class haunted attraction conceived and built by legendary haunted house visionary Lance Pope.
The centerpiece of the attraction is Verdun Manor, a nightmarish, dilapidated, ghoul-infested old gothic mansion reputed to be haunted by a psychopathic werewolf and his vampire bride. Accessed by way of the dank, marshy Voodoo Bayou and a foggy overgrown cemetery, Verdun Manor has grown and evolved many times over the years since its original incarnation.
The building started out as "Haunted Cannon Manor," a regular attraction at the annual State Fair of Texas. Anyone who has seen pictures of the original façade of the manor will recognize a striking similarity to Disneyland's haunted house attraction, and indeed the haunt was originally designed and created by former Disney Imagineers.
It was there at the State Fair where a young and impressionable teenager fell in love with “Haunted Cannon Manor”. Young Lance Pope persuaded the owner of the attraction to let him help out, sweeping floors and cleaning up after the crowds, later working as an actor and eventually collaborating in the creation of new scenes and features.
In 1989, while attending the University of Texas at Arlington and operating the first, much more modest “Haunted Verdun Manor” across the street from his dormitory, Lance got a call from the owner of Cannon Manor, offering to sell him the attraction. The caveat was that he had to be able to get it moved NOW! Lance was so enamored with the haunt that he made it happen.
Lance leased a small plot of land in Forney, Texas, and there he refurbished Cannon Manor to become the new Haunted Verdun Manor, an attraction that grew and flourished so well over the next seven years that in 1996 Lance moved it to its current 50-acre plot in Terrell, Texas. He named the new Haunted Park “Thrillvania”. The site in Terrell was large enough to allow Lance to expand his dream, adding new buildings and attractions every year. In the last year of his life he added Granny Lupus' Séance Theatre, which debuted in October of 2002.
An amazing display of animatronic genius, the Séance Theatre features ghoulish ectoplasmic visitors from the other side, flying phantoms and grotesque talking heads. More fascinating than truly frightening, it's an especially good attraction for some of the more timid visitors to the park.
Those with coulrophobia, or fear of clowns, may want to steer clear of Cassandra's Labyrinth of Terror, a shocking, in-your-face, brilliant three-dimensional trip through madness, full of optical illusions and treacherous passageways frequented by evil, chainsaw-wielding clowns.
Thorn Hall is a chilling old Victorian style building that rests on the top of a huge hill. It is an experiment in sensory deprivation, forcing guests to face their fears while traipsing through complete darkness, relying on their heightened sense of smell, touch and hearing to guide them past the unseen horrors.
Lance’s original hayride has been replaced by Sam Hain's Trail of Torment, a creepy walking trail where monstrous human experiments come at you from every direction as you fumble your way through the black Texas night. The actors are able to slip in and out of a cloak of darkness, remaining camouflaged until the very last moment, causing visitors to feel all the more vulnerable and exposed especially to werewolf’s.
The park features so many spectacular pyrotechnic displays that they keep two licensed pyrotechnic operators on site whenever the park is operational.
The hallmark of the haunted house park is still Verdun Manor, Lance Pope's labor of love, and fans come from far and wide to be scared witless inside its hallowed halls. With amazing set decorations, spectacularly ghoulish themes and an incredible cast of actors, this life-size horrific mansion just keeps getting better and better.
Making full use of 21st century technology to build chilling special effects, Haunted Verdun Manor is a massive experiment of shock and gruesomeness. There's so much to see as you walk - or run - through the mansion that each trip through brings a different set of terrors. The world famous manor has more props per square foot than just about any haunt in the world.
Many talented people work together to make Thrillvania come alive every year, dreaming up new ways to terrorize and titillate the thousands of loyal patrons. Lance's mother Suzette Pope, Jeffrey Gilbreath, Michael Malec and Todd James run the attraction, with a good deal of help from Lance's loyal "wolf pack," many who have been with Thrillvania since its inception.
All of these talented people were friends and colleagues of Lance Pope, and together they strive for one thing: to keep alive his dream, best expressed in this often-quoted sentiment: