Three Great Halloween Haunts in Northwest Arkansas | McLarty Daniel CDJRF of Springdale

October 11th, 2018 by


October means all things spooky are back while we count down until Halloween, and that includes heading to your local spookhouse for a few hours of thrills and chills.  Today’s modern spook houses have gone light years beyond bowls full of peeled grapes and cheesy jumpscares, with operators going all out in terms of makeup, props, lighting, animatronics and construction in a quest to scare the pants off even the heartiest souls. Seen below are some of the haunted houses in Northwest Arkansas we want to hit between now and October 31. And if you need a great new or used car, truck, van or SUV to haul your bones to the local spook house, stop in today at McLarty Daniel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat in Springdale. With a great selection, friendly deals, and a full service collision center and service center under one roof, we’re one-stop shopping for all your automotive needs.


THE ASYLUM HAUNTED HOUSE
210 N. Main Street, Cave Springs
When a haunted house starts the online description of their facility with “if you soil yourself, we will celebrate,” it’s a good bet that you’d better come ready to be seriously scared. Expanded and redesigned for 2019, the Asylum Haunted House in Cave Springs has won several awards for their bone-chilling presentation, design and props since they opened in the 2007 Haloween season, including being voted the number two haunt in the state (was that on purpose, given the “soil yourself” comment?) by Scare Factor Magazine. Because of extreme scares, the haunt is not recommended for children. Admission is $15 per person, and they’re open every weekend until Halloween. For more information on tickets and schedule, shamble out of your grave and head to their website at: theasylumhauntedhouse.net

CARPENTER’S MORTUARY SPOOK HOUSE
136 E Main St,, Gentry
It doesn’t get a lot spookier at Halloween time than a haunt situated in a real former mortuary and chapel which the owners purport to be haunted 365 days a year by real ghosts, so there should be plenty of scares on hand at Carpenter’s Mortuary Spook House in Gentry. With movie-grade props, actors, costumes and scares, Carpenter’s Mortuary Spook House also features a film-grade plot: the story of a Great Depression-era huckster who began taking in orphans from the state to make ends meet before committing unspeakable crimes on Halloween night! Standard pulp fare, but it’s an immersive experience that works, especially given the already spooky locale of the former mortuary and “funeral chapel.” Because of extreme scares, it’s recommended only for those 13 and up. Tickets to Carpenter’s Mortuary Spook House are just unlucky $13 bucks, and you can even save $3 at the gate by showing you’ve liked, shared or commented on their Facebook page. For more information, creep on over to their website at: mortuarystudios.com  

NIGHTMARES HAUNTED HOUSE AND PHANTOM 13 BUS RIDE
13080 US-71, Bentonville
Now in its 30th year, Nightmares Haunted House and Phantom 13 Bus Ride started out in 1987 as a family hayride put on by hardcore Halloween fan Chris Michaels and his his wife Linda. Several iterations, a lot of learning about makeup and props, a dedicated haunt location building and a partnership with the Bentonville Breakfast Lions Club later, and Nightmares Haunted House is one of the top-rated Halloween haunts in the region, with a staff of over 300 volunteers and all profits being doled out to worthy organizations by the Lions Club throughout the year. Since 2004, Nightmares has been a unique, two-fold experience that incorporates both the large, excellent haunt full of costumed actors and big scares, but also the Phantom 13 Bus Ride, a literal ride on a nightmare-themed bus that ferrys you to and from the haunt. Put it all together and you’ve got a truly terrifying experience that’s unique in the world of haunted attractions. General Admission tickets for the Nightmares Haunted House and Phantom 13 Bus Ride are $20 dollars, with both the haunt and the bus ride included in the price. For more information, slither to their website at:  nightmareshauntedhouse.net

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