Old Tucson Nightfall

David Bertolldo looked for a hug from one of the characters during a 2015 preview of Old Tucson’s Nightfall, which features live shows, walk-through attractions, amusements and scary-looking characters wandering the streets.

A.E. Araiza / Arizona Daily Star 2015

It's haunted house time and there are plenty of scary attractions in town that are dying to have you."MUHAHA!!"

Here's a list of some of the ghoulish entertainment happening that's sure to satisfy your biggest thrill-seeker and littlest werewolf. We even made a terrifying scale system to help you out.

The spook scale:

πŸ‘» β€” Happy haunt for all.

πŸ‘» πŸ‘» β€” Like the the PG rating of haunted houses. Parental discretion for the younger kiddos.

πŸ‘» πŸ‘» πŸ‘» β€” You'll jump back a least once. Parental discretion for the older kids and some sensibles.

πŸ‘» πŸ‘» πŸ‘» πŸ‘» β€” You'll scream at least once. Not the best place for kids and the friend who only likes rom-coms.

πŸ‘» πŸ‘» πŸ‘» πŸ‘» πŸ‘» β€” Extreme haunting! Not for the easily repulsed or people with medical conditions.

Nightfall at Old Tucson


The old town of Nightfall returns again to scare and entertain during the month of October.

This year it's bigger and better with an expanded footpath, haunted houses, live-action performances and family friendly attractions for the young and those faint of heart.

Choose your scare level from "I'm just going to hang out on the Monster Safari train all night" to "Let's go through all of the haunted houses five times!!"

Find more information here.

Spook factor: πŸ‘» πŸ‘»Β πŸ‘» πŸ‘»

When: Open the month of October,Β  Friday-Saturday 6 p.m.-midnight; Thursday, Sunday and Halloween, 6-10 p.m.

Where: Nightfall at Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Road

Cost: $28 general admission, $21 kids 9 to 11, ages 8 and under get in free. There is also a number ways you can score discounted tickets, check out Nightfall's website for details.

Terror in the Corn at Buckelew Farms

If you feel like being chased in a field by a sinister clown, check out Buckelew Farm Terror in the Corn β€” a haunted corn maze that creates a variety of new scares every year.

Children under 12 will not be admitted without a parent or adult.

Spook factor: πŸ‘» πŸ‘» πŸ‘» πŸ‘»

When: Open every Friday in October from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight and Halloween from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Where: Buckelew Farm, 17000 W. Ajo Highway

Cost: Tickets start at $27

Pro tip: If you're all about the corn and not about the scare, try Buckelew's Flashlight Nights, which happens every weekend after 5 p.m. β€” Β find more ticket information here.

The Slaughter House


Riley Pierson of the Marana High School Dance Team screams at The Slaughter House on October 21, 2010 in Tucson, Ariz. The Slaughter House is an actual former slaughter house located near Grant and I-10 that is a haunted house attraction now.

Get terrified in not one, not two, but FIVE haunted attractions at The Slaughter House. This is has to be one of the most terrifying options on the list so choose your team wisely β€” it's not for the squeamish.Β 

Attractions this year include the "Voodoo Bayou", "Cirque Du Slay", "The Boiler Room" and "City Meats". They've also have mini escape rooms and an interactive haunt called "Apocalypse" when guests can defend themselves against zombies.

Find more information here.

Spook factor: πŸ‘» πŸ‘» πŸ‘» πŸ‘» πŸ‘»

When: Open through the month of October, Thursday and Sunday from 7-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 7-11 p.m., excluding Oct. 13, 21, 28 when it's open from 7 p.m. to midnight. Open Halloween 7-10 p.m.

Where: The Slaughter House, 1102 W. Grant Road

Cost: Tickets start at $23. $3 off for military with an I.D. and $5 off for students on Thursdays with an I.D.,

RavenHearse at Trail Dust Town


Robby Watkins gets into a staring contest with the character Silas resting in a toe pincher coffin, outside the entrance to the RavenHearse Family Classic Haunt in Trail Dust Town, Wednesday Oct. 21, 2015, Tucson.

This year-round haunt located in Trail Dust Town is doing something extra special for the Halloween season.

RavenHearse has redesigned their creepy home to keep more ghosts, I mean people, at a time.

There will be two tours sure to please everyone. The Green Tour is suitable for kids under 7 and kids with special needs, it's considered not scary at all, but fun and educational β€” there's even candy at the end. The Red Tour is not recommended for kids under 8 and some adults who don't like to be spooked. This year's theme is about evil nightmares, creatures and challenging your imagination. Β 

Find more information here.

Spook factor: Green tour β€” πŸ‘» ;Β  Red tourβ€” πŸ‘» πŸ‘» πŸ‘»Β 

When: Seasonal hours till Nov. 6, Wednesday and Thursday, 6-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 5-11 p.m. and Sunday 5-10 p.m., Halloween Night, 5-11 p.m.

Where: Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road β€”look for the green building in front of the park.

Cost: $5 per person or two Trail Dust Town wooden nickles or an attractions wristband. Kids under 3 are free.

Valley of the Moon


With dad Art getting video, Jasper Torrance, 3, bolts out of the maw of an anthropomorphic tree at Valley of the Moon.

Great detective, Sherlock Holmes is solving his latest mystery at the Valley of the Moon and he's inviting all of us to go along for the ride.Β 

Go on a 45-minute walking theater performance through Tucson's enhanced fairyland for an evening that's sure to be magical and mystifying. It's fun and for all-ages.

Pro tip: ASL interpretation will be provided on Saturday, Oct. 15.

Find more information here.

Spook factor: πŸ‘»

When: Open during the month of October on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 6-9 p.m. Also open Monday, Oct. 30 from 6-9 p.m. Shows begin every 20 minutes.

Where: Valley of the Moon, 2544 E. Allen Road

Cost: $10 general admission, $5 for students, kids under 7 are free. Members of Valley of The Moon and their kids get in free.

"Historic Dungeon" at Gila Hall


A student walks out of Gila Hall on campus.

The "Historic Lane" of resident halls at the University of Arizona are coming together for another year of shrieks and shrills that will make any student run to their dorm room.

This year's haunted house will play on childhood fears, like strange dolls and creepy clowns.

Update: Due to risk management concerns, this event is only open to UA students. Β 

Spook factor: πŸ‘» πŸ‘» πŸ‘»

When: Saturday, Oct. 21 from 8-11 p.m.

Where: Gila Hall on the University of Arizona campus, 1009 E. James Rogers Way

Cost:Β TBD. In the past, admission was a canned food donation.

Terror Trail at Tomb Town


Terror Trail at Tomb TownΒ 

Northwest Tucson, 8343 N. Wanda Road. Haunted trail through a grave yard with live actors and a few dead ones, a forest of dead trees, tiki torches, fog machines and creepy music. For ages 12 and up. 5-10 p.m. Oct. 31. $1. 360-5899.

Every Halloween, the house at the end of this street transforms itself into Tomb Town β€” an otherworldly community filled with lively (or should I say deadly πŸ’€) neighbors that can't wait to have you over for a walk through the Terror Trail.

The route of this outdoor haunted walk-though changes every year, so you will never know what's lurking at every turn.

Younger kids should visit before dark as it might be too intense when the lights go out.Β 

Find more information here.

Spook factor: Before sundown β€”πŸ‘» πŸ‘»Β  After sundownβ€” πŸ‘» πŸ‘» πŸ‘»

When: Monday, Oct. 30 and Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 5-10 p.m.

Where: Tomb Town, 8343 N. Wanda Road