Creepin It Real: St. Louis Halloween Attractions

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With Halloween approaching, there are plenty of attractions and activities to do in the St. Louis community. To avoid a lackluster Halloween, below is a list of spooky attractions to check out this month.

The Darkness

Address: 1525 South 8th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104

Price: $25 (Purchase tickets here)

The Darkness has been haunting the St. Louis city since 1994. For the 24th season, The Darkness was upgraded with new scenes, props, animations and special sound and visual effects. In addition, The Darkness will feature attractions like The Darkness haunted house, Terror Visions 3D haunted house, an outdoor scare zone, a monster museum and a gift store.

The Darkness will be open nightly from Oct. 19 until Oct. 31 with times ranging from 6:30 p.m. to 12:15 a.m., 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. To check out dates for future events and times, see their schedule.


Address: 1400 S Old Highway 141, Fenton, MO 63026

Price: $25 (Purchase tickets here)

Outside view of Creepyworld attraction St. Lucifer’s Hospital. Photo Courtesy of Creepyworld.

Referred to as America’s longest and biggest haunted house scream park, Creepyworld features 13 haunted attractions, including Trick R Treat Haunted Hayride and Quarantine World War Zombie. In addition, the Haunted Houses will include ‘Krampus A Christmas Horror Story,’ ‘St. Lucifer’s Hospital,’ ‘Hornbuckel Pig Farm,’ ‘Haunted Graveyard’ and plenty more.

Senior interactive design major, Christina Isaiah, expressed her fear during her time at Creepyworld.

“Going through indoor and outdoor buildings, it was hard to see. In addition, people are jumping out at you,” Isaiah said. “The makeup jobs on the actors are realistic, and I can tell everyone was passionate about their role.”

Creepyworld will be open nightly from Oct. 19 until Oct. 31 with times ranging from 6 p.m. to 12:15 a.m., 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. To look at operation dates, check out their calendar.

The Abyss at Lemp Brewery

Inside view of The Abyss at the Lemp Brewery. Photo Courtesy of The Abyss.

Address: 3500 Lemp Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118

Price: $25 (Purchase tickets here)

Built in the 1860s, the Lemp Mansion was home to the Lemp family. The mansion is situated next to their old family business, The Lemp Brewery. However, from 1919 to 1949, five deaths/suicides occurred within the Lemp Family.

The Lemp Brewery haunted house spans over 100 feet underground in caves and tunnels. Unlike other haunted houses, the Abyss has authentic stone and castle walls with art animations and lighting to highlight the gothic look.

The Abyss will be open from Oct. 20 to Oct. 21 and Oct. 27 to Oct. 28 from 7 p.m. to midnight. In addition, Lemp will be open from Oct. 29 to Oct. 30 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Oct. 31 until Nov. 3 from 4 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. To learn more history about the Lemp Brewery, click here.

St. Louis Escape

Address: 1517 South 8th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104

Price: Range from $25 to $28 (Purchase tickets here)

Next door to The Darkness, St. Louis Escape is one of the highest rated escape rooms in America. St. Louis escape features four different escape rooms including Haunted Hotel, Cellar Escape, Mummy Escape and Subway Escape.

In Cellar Escape, the scenario is that a serial killer has locked people in a dark basement. In an hour, the serial killer will return to kill the individuals locked in the basement. The escape game features the serial killer giving clues that will solve puzzles to help the team escape.

St. Louis Escape is open every day, however the times vary. To get more information on the schedule, click here.

Six Flags Fright Fest

Address: 4900 Six Flags Road, Eureka, MO 63025

Price: Range from $41.99 to $56.99 (Purchase tickets here)

From Sept. 29 to Oct. 31, Six Flags St. Louis Fright Fest is in action. Fright Fest is known for zombies and ghouls that roam around the park “for their daily hunting rituals.” Fright Fest offers many thrills and activities like haunted houses and scare zones throughout the park.

Junior pre-med biology major, Marta Rasas, explained what makes Fright Fest different from others.

“Walking around, then being frightened by the Six Flags zombies and monsters was terrifying,” Rasas exclaimed. “They [monsters] jumped out of the bushes and began chasing my friends and I when we least expected it.”

One of the scare zones featured is Sycophants, which is located in DC Comics Plaza. In this zone, Python and his team of Sycophants plan to take over Fright Fest with a few tricks and chainsaw wielding minions. Another attraction involved is “Reality?” featuring illusionist Johnny Magic. Magic will have his audience participants involved doing various mind-blogging activities.

Six Flags Fright Fest will be open every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from noon to midnight, Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. On Oct. 30 to Oct. 31, Fright Fest will be open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. To look at other activities at Fright Fest, click here.

Let us know where you like to visit during Halloween visit in the comments below!

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