Nothing is quite as scary as Halloween in Las Vegas. The thrills and chills abound. If you still haven’t made your plans for Halloween weekend, we have the scoop on all the terrifying adventures that await you in haunted Las Vegas.
Every October, Adventuredome at Circus Circus turns into Fright Dome, one of the top five scariest haunted attractions in the United States. Jason Egan created this spooky theme park and its five haunted houses, including an interactive SAW-themed haunted house based on the “SAW” movie series and a “My Bloody Valentine” house in honor of the movie. Look for the Zombie Apocalypse and Clown Evil Alley, two scare zones where haunted props and roaming scare actors surprise victims from dark corners. You can find live entertainment from macabre illusionists at the “Show of Magic & Horror,” where Dixie Dooley, Kevin James and Dan Sperry perform their horrifying acts. Get in on the fun from 7 p.m. to midnight through Sun.
Haunted 13th Floor Tour at Circus Circus
The dreaded 13th floor. Hotels avoid these evil number because of the bad luck associated with it. Not Circus Circus. Jason Egan created a tour of 13 rooms with frightening scenes including a séance room, a bellman-gone-bad room and a crazy catering room. Take a tour through this spooky floor from 2 to 10 p.m. through Oct. 31.
OktoberFrightFest at Fremont Street
The Fremont Street Experience gets a dose of macabre when it turns into a haunted playground by night. Viva Vision light and sound shows play “Time Warp” and “Monster Mash” while beer gardens feature seasonal Oktoberfest food and drink specials, free live entertainment by three Halloween-themed stage shows and a haunted house attraction inside Binion’s Gambling Hall. Look for Freakin’ Magic, a horror hospital starring Kevin James and his horror illusions. He performs at 8:15 and 10:15 p.m. nightly through Halloween on the 3rd Street Stage. Frank & The Steins play classic Halloween songs such as “Psycho Killers,” “Spooky,” “Time Warp” and “Ghostbusters” at 8:15, 9:15 and 10:15 p.m. through Sunday on the 1st Street Stage. Or check out Alice and Ozzy’s Frightmare, which combines horror movie influences, vaudeville and garage punk tributes to Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne. They perform at 9:15, 10:15 and 11:15 p.m. tonight and tomorrow night on the Main Street Stage.
Need something for the young ones? Get them decked out in their finest costumes and head Downtown on Sunday for the inaugural Las Vegas Halloween Parade. Meet at 6 p.m. to line up at the corner of Hoover Avenue and Fourth Street for the parade that starts at 7 p.m. The parade will winds north from the corner of Hoover Avenue and Fourth Street to Ogden Street.
Chaos at the Cannery
If you want to stay away from the Strip and Downtown, head over to the The Asylum and Hotel Fear at Chaos at the Cannery. Try one of these terrifying attractions or see them both so you can find out how the plots from both come together. “Hauntworld Magazine” ranked both The Asylum and Hotel Fear in the Top 13 Haunts in the United States. The houses are open now through Oct. 31 with frights from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday.
Haunted Reef at Mandalay Bay
Normally you would think of the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay as a respite from the chaos of the Strip. But not at Halloween. Tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. the aquarium becomes the Haunted Reef with rattling chains, creaky doors and spooky music. See the scarier side of the reef and its tiger sharks and a rare Komodo dragon. Bring your kids 12 and under in costume and get free access and sugary sweets. And anyone 17 years and older who donates blood at the United Blood Services booth also gets in for free.
Haunted Tours at Titanic
Think the Titanic isn’t haunted? Think again. Some strange things have happened at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Luxor. Find out about the “Lady in Black” often seen on the Grand Staircase crying for her famous friend Molly Brown in the First Class Gallery, the longest living Titanic survivor who died exactly 80 years after the boat sunk. Other strange tales also make the tour, which is free with paid admission today through Sunday at 8 p.m.
Haunted Harvest at Springs Preserve
Gather up the kids and head over to the Springs Preserve for the Haunted Harvest, a family-friendly event featuring a haunted maze, trick-or-treat stations, carnival games, live entertainment and more. The festival takes place this weekend from 5 to 9 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children 5 to 12 and free for children 4 and younger.
Silverton Fright Fest
More family fun takes place at the Silverton with Fright Fest and its games, rides, pumpkin patch and more. Scare your pants off at one of two haunted houses including one themed after the horror movie “Silent Hill.” Get scared at the Silverton Fright Fest from 4 p.m. to midnight today and noon to midnight on Saturday and Sunday.