Houston Haunts in January

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Thanks to HauntCon, you can visit some of Houston’s favorite haunted attractions in January.  Screamworld is selling tickets to the public for Friday night only, but you can also purchase Haunt tour tickets through HauntCon’s site.  The tour continues Sunday night with visits to Houston’s Heart Stopper Fright and Terrordome, and concludes on Monday with visits to Creepy Hollow and my personal fave: Fearshire Farms.  Creepy Hollow’s owner has promised Haunt Tour guests a preview of two new, never before seen attractions.  With unique access to these attractions so far out from their regular operating season, these tours are not to be missed.  Please note that as far as I can tell, only ScreamWorld is selling passes direct to the public.  If you’re interested in any other attraction/tour, you must go through the conventions website.  Tour options also include transportation options.

HauntCon, or Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference, is a travelling convention for lovers of haunted houses and Halloween.  The goal is to allow everyone to get a chance when it rolls through a city near them, and for owners to see other attractions throughout the country as they’re unable to during peak operating season.  How cool is that?  The convention also offers a tradeshow, hands on workshops of all levels, and so much more.  Expect to see many celebs of the industry, including many previous veterans from Syfy’s FaceOff.  If you’re in the Houston area, definitely grab the opportunity to attend as the convention will have relocated to a new city next year.  Check out their website for more information and tickets.

But maybe you are low on funds this weekend and can’t afford to attend.  Or maybe crowds just aren’t your thing.  Then hop over to Alamo Drafthouse’s Vintage Park location this Friday to catch a double feature of Raze and Death Proof with Zoe Bell live in attendance.  Though Raze, a film about women who are abducted and forced to fight each other to the death, seems more action than horror rest assured.  The gore alone sends it into happy horror territory.  If you haven’t seen Death Proof, one half of Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s Grindhouse I recommend you rectify that this Friday.

Tickets  for each film much be purchased separately, but are available here.

So many horror options this weekend, Houston! What will you do?

 

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