Hailed as “one of America’s scariest haunted houses” by the Travel Channel, House of Torment is celebrating 15 years of delivering sheer terror. This year, their 40,000-square-foot attraction at 2632 Ridgepoint Drive includes a haunted manor, bloodcurdling penitentiary and nightmarish carnival. House of Torment takes scares seriously; they combine 200 skilled, costumed actors with advanced animatronics to create a truly spine-chilling experience. For the fearless folk, they offer a special “Blackout” event where you can walk through the attraction with only a glow stick to guide you. Depending on the day, tickets range from $19.99 to $32.99, and they also sell two skip-the-line options.
October isn’t just about celebrating Oktoberfest; it’s also a time to embrace the frightful, freaky fun of Halloween—and that means hitting up the scariest haunted houses in Austin. When you’re ready for something more than just catching the latest horror flick at one of the best movie theaters in town—or you’ve finished the adult-approved version of trick or treating by sampling some of the best desserts in Austin—take a trip to these six Austin haunted houses for a spooktacular evening. We won't blame you for crying a little.