Giant bags of candy corn have been on store shelves for months, but the true Halloween season -- some people call it "October" — has just come upon us. While some may say that Halloween is for little kids in costumes and trick-or-treating, we say that the big kids and adults deserve to scare up some fun, too. Here's a list of haunted houses across the D-FW area that'll get your goosebumps growing.
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This haunt, which has moved from Arlington to a new location in Dallas this year, has a combination of high-tech effects, movie-quality sets and old-fashioned scare tactics. Oct. 7 through Nov. 5 at 3560 W. Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas. $28, $38 for a fast pass. 817-451-2663. theboneyard.org.
This haunted house combines classic Halloween scares with modern gore, zombies, creepy clowns and more. A portion of proceeds benefits a local child with a serious medical condition. Sept. 30-Oct. 31 at 2411 Plainview Road, Midlothian. $15 adults, $12 kids under 48 inches tall. creeksidefright.com.
The dark attraction is in an actual meatpacking plant. Through Nov. 5 at 1701 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $29.95, $49.95 for a speed pass; cash only at the door. 817-348-8444. cuttingedgehauntedhouse.com.
This outdoor haunted attraction is inspired by Japanese horror films, folklore and legends. This year's theme is "Twisted Fate: Death of Unkle Kreep." Through Oct. 30 at 501 E. Swisher Road, Lake Dallas. $20. 972-821-9154. danshauntedhouse.com.
Walk through the cemetery to Coven Manor, which is riddled with members of the Dark Hour Coven. Through Oct. 29 at 701 Taylor Drive, Plano. $28, $50 for a fast pass, $75 VIP. 214-738-4105. darkhourhauntedhouse.com.
Walk through the woods across the Goatman's bridge and face your fears, with one lamp per group to light your way. Oct.1-29 at 2695 Old Alton Road, Denton. $20. facebook.com/thepathtohalloween.
Zombies, ghouls and Looney Tunes favorites wander the park during Six Flags Over Texas' seasonal celebration. The action is divided into two parts: Thrills by Day and Fright by Night. Thrills by Day features tamer attractions. Fright by Night features five haunted houses that require extra admission fees beyond Fright Fest general admission, several other haunted attractions, shows and the new Rage of the Gargoyles virtual roller coaster. Through Oct. 31 at 2201 Road to Six Flags, Arlington. Advance online tickets for Fright Fest admission with haunted houses are $72.99-$82.99; advance online tickets for Fright Fest general admission are $52.99-$62.99 (at the park, general admission is $72.99, $57.99 for kids 48 inches tall and shorter, free for kids 2 and younger). 817-640-8900. sixflags.com/overtexas.
In its 28th year, the longtime haunt features the Hangman's House of Horrors, No Place Like Home 3D and Zombie Outbreak; a festival area includes live bands, food trucks and more. Net proceeds from Hangman's support five charities. Through Oct. 31 at 4400 Blue Mound Road, Fort Worth. $25, $35 for a fast pass. 817-336-4264. hangmans.com.
This attraction features two haunted houses, the Slaughterhouse and the Crypt. It's actor-driven, so each time through will be different. There's also a paintball gallery in which you can shoot at killer clowns. Sept. 30-Oct. 31 at 1400 W. Taylor St., Sherman. $26 for both houses and paintball; $21 for both houses; $17 for Slaughterhouse; $10 for Crypt. 903-487-8103. slaughterhousesherman.com.
The clowns, zombies and creepy dolls at this Bedford house are active periodically throughout the year. This year, a second haunted house, Pitch Dark Haunted House, will be open at the same location. Through Oct. 31 at 510 Harwood Road, Bedford. $23, $30 for a fast pass. 682-231-1313. moxleymanor.com.
The Denton attraction includes the Parker's Mortuary haunted house. Through Oct. 31 at 8550 W. University Drive, Denton. $25, $40 for a fast pass. 469-556-3475. dfwfrightnight.com.
In addition to Reindeer Manor, this long-running park houses the 13th Street Morgue and Dungeon of Doom. Through Oct. 31 at 410 Houston School Road, Red Oak. Tickets for all three attractions are $35, $20 for kids 9 and under; tickets for two attractions are $25, $15 for kids; one attraction is $15, $10 for kids. 972-514-7287. reindeermanor.com.
The CarnEvil Clown Maze, three haunted houses, a new zombie wasteland and the Ghoulish Graveyard make up the attraction. Through Sept. 30-Oct. 29 at 2511 FM66 (at the Scarborough Faire site, off Interstate 35E at Exit 399A), Waxahachie. $27 online in advance, $30 at the gate; a fast pass is an additional $15. 972-938-3247. screamspark.com.
A meat-processing plant has been overtaken by savage killer clowns and turned into a sinister house of laughter and pain. After a long run in Deep Ellum, the event has been moved to Garland, where it joins J&F House of Terror. Sept. 30-Oct. 31 at 1855 Wall St., Garland. $25, $40 for VIP (fast pass). 844-222-5800. weslaughter.com.
This intense nightmare -- which uses actors who might just reach out and grab you -- takes place across six attractions. Through Oct. 30 at 4721 Cecilia Ave., Midlothian. $25; $20 with donation of two cans of food that will go to the North Texas Food Bank. taymangraveyard.com.
The Terror of Terrell includes Verdun Manor, Cassandra's Labyrinth of Terror and Sam Hain's Trail of Torment. Oct. 1-31 at 2330 County Road 138, Terrell. $29.95, fast pass $39.95. 972-428-9653. thrillvania.com.
Compiled by Ann Pinson and Sara Frederick Burgos