From hay rides to thrill rides: A roundup of area haunted houses and Halloween events
by Deirdre Long
Oct 14, 2012 | 4755 views |  0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jay State, Sabrina Hall and Steven Peppers play on a pedal car at Full Moon Farm. Photo: Bill Wilson/The Anniston Star
Jay State, Sabrina Hall and Steven Peppers play on a pedal car at Full Moon Farm. Photo: Bill Wilson/The Anniston Star
The chill of fall has finally descended upon us, but that shiver in your spine isn’t just from the weather. Monsters, zombies, and many other horrific creatures of the night are out in full force at one of the many haunted attractions our area has to offer. For the ultra-spooky, check out the legendary Haunted Chicken House, which now features a room you have to sign a waiver to enter. For the family-friendly, check out Anniston’s Zombie Walk or a pumpkin patch or two.

Haunted Houses

Terrortorium, Oxford

What: Haunted house and Haunted Castle Dark Ride (from the Miracle Strip Amusement Park)
When: Thursdays and weekends through Oct. 20, everyday Oct. 25-31. Hours are 7-10 p.m. on weeknights and 7 p.m.-midnight on weekends.
Where: 25 W. Choccolocco St., Oxford
Cost: $13 for Terrortorium, $7 for Haunted Castle Dark Ride, $17 for combo package

Haunted Chicken House What: Haunted house, hayride and the new X-Scream X-Perience (must be 18 or have an adult sign a waiver for X-Scream X-Perience). Proceeds support Hollis Fire and Rescue.
When: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m.-midnight. Open for church night Oct. 28 and Halloween night from 7-10 p.m.
Where: 7522 U.S. Highway 431, Heflin
Cost: Haunted house or hayride, $15 adult, $12 children. Haunted house and hayride combo, $25 adult, $19 children. X-Scream X-Perience, $25. Tickets are half price on Halloween night.

Asylum, Lincoln
What: Haunted house
When: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m.-midnight; Oct. 28, Oct. 31, Nov. 2-3, 7-10 p.m.
Where: 846 Blue Eye Road E., Lincoln
Cost: $12. $2 off for students wearing school shirts on Fridays.

Blood Hill
What: Haunted house and trail
When: Check the website for info.
Where: 2064 Morrisville Road, Anniston
Cost: $10, children under 5 are free

Atrox Factory
What: Haunted house. Guest appearances from horror movie actors every Saturday. Not recommended for children under 12.
When: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-10 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 p.m.-midnight; Sundays, 6:30-10 p.m.
Where: 8404 Parkway Drive, Leeds
Cost: $5 entry at the gate, $18 for factory tour

Massacre on Meighan 5
What: Haunted house
When: Fridays and Saturdays in October beginning at 7 p.m.
Where: 230 N. 4th St., Gadsden
Cost: $15
Contact: 256-438-9179

Family friendly

Full Moon Farm, Oxford

What: Corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayride, inflatable jumpers, train and more.
When: Fridays (4-9 p.m.), Saturdays and Sundays (11 a.m.-9 p.m.) through Oct. 31.
Where: 500 National Drive, Oxford (this address brings you close enough to follow the signs).
Cost: $10 for 17 and under, $8 for 18 and up, $15 for haunted maze admission package, $8 for students, $5 for parents, children 2 and under free. Group discount available for parties of 20 or more.
Contact: 256-343-8279 or visit

Bennett Farms, Heflin
What: Pumpkin patch, corn crib, pipe slide and animal petting farm, all the way to the working syrup mill and country cooking. Live music on Saturdays.
When: Thursdays and Fridays, 2-5 p.m.; Saturdays, 9-5 p.m.; Sundays 1-5 p.m.
Where: 1073 County Road 13, Heflin
Cost: $5 for adults, $10 for children
Contact: or 256-463-3344

Noble Street Zombie Walk, Downtown Anniston
What: Family-friendly zombie walk with games, prizes and face painting, followed by an adult pub crawl after 8 p.m. Starts at FCB Comics at noon and moves to Anniston at 5:30.
When: Oct. 27, beginning at noon
Where: Starting at FCB Comics in Oxford and ending on Noble Street in Anniston.
Cost: Free

Calhoun County Fall Festival
What: Games, music, hayrides, contests for flowers, quilts, arts and crafts and baked goods.
When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 27.
Where: Cane Creek Community Garden at McClellan, Anniston.
Cost: $1, or free if you are wearing a Halloween costume.
Contact: 256-237-1621


Ghost Watch

What: Hear Mike Goodson share ghost stories of the area. Bring a chair and a blanket — to keep warm or to hide under.
When: Oct. 25, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Fourth and Broad streets in historic downtown Gadsden
Cost: Free
Contact: 256-547-8696

Storytellin’ Campfire Talk: Spooks in the Valley
What: Hear stories around a campfire
When: Oct. 22, 5-6 p.m.
Where: DeSoto State Park at the large pavilion across from the nature center. Blalock Drive, Fort Payne
Contact: or 256-782-5697

Walking Haunted Historical Tour
What: A walking tour of haunted hotspots on the Jacksonville Square
When: Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Jacksonville Square
Cost: $18 for ages 13-16; $10 for 17 and up
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