Through October 31 Night Terrors Haunted House Night Terrors features Florida’s biggest and most extreme haunted houses. Three terrifying haunts at one Jacksonville location: Madhouse, Redneck Rampage and Nightshift. Filled with special effects, realistic sets and insane actors, this place is definitely not for the faint of heart! Open throughout October on Fri & Sat 7 pm- 12 am, Sun 7- 10 pm and the last two Thurs 7- 10 pm. Admission: $20/general, $30/R.I.P. Fast Pass (gets you into all three haunts plus front of the line). Normandy Village Shopping Center, 7764 Normandy Blvd, www.nightterrorshauntedhouse.com
Oct 8- 31 Haunt Nights at Adventure Landing Haunt Nights will leave you terrified with two separate haunts. Get on a raft and float down a river of gloom and doom through Zombie Hollow. If you make it out alive, dare to visit the Morbid House- each room you enter will get creepier and creepier, and murderous mayhem awaits! Tickets: $11.99 per Haunt, $17.99 Combo Pass. 7 pm- close. Adventure Landing, Jacksonville Beach, 246-4386, www.hauntnights.com
Oct 15- 17, 22- 23 5th Annual Halloween Haunted Forest Catty Shack’s 5th Annual Halloween Haunted Forest features candy, games, prizes and crafts for kids, pumpkin carving, face painting, fortune telling and more. Come dressed in your costume! Admission: $10/ages 7 and up, $5/ages 3- 6, Free/ages 2 and under. Fri 5- 8 pm, Sat 5- 9 pm, Sun 1:30- 5 pm. Catty Shack Ranch, 1860 Starratt Rd, 757-3603, www.cattyshack.org
Oct 16 Halloween Doors and More A non-scary Halloween event featuring a Candyland-themed Toy Factory, Under the Sea Adventure and more. Tickets: $100/adult, $50/child ages 2- 12, Free/children 2 and under. Proceeds benefit Community PedsCare, a program of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida. 3 pm- 8 pm. Jacksonville Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, www.supportcommunityhospice.com
October 17- 31 Pumpkin Patch Enjoy pumpkins, children’s maze, scenic wooded beauty, picture spots and scarecrow parade display. Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church in Mandarin. Mon- Fri 3 -7 pm, Sat 10 am- 7 pm, Sun 11 am- 7 pm. www.sotwjax.org
Oct 21- 24, 28-31 23rd Annual Spooktacular The Zoo comes alive for eight nights of fun with hundreds of pumpkins, candy and more. Enjoy trick-or-treating, music, dancing, food, giant slides and bounce houses and see some of your favorite zoo animals. Visit with the fairies, wizards, pirates, scarecrows, frog prince and many more. Admission: $8/members; $9/non-members. 6:30 pm- 9 pm. Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, 370 Zoo Parkway, 757-4463, www.jacksonvillezoo.org
Oct 28 A Ghostly Encounter Get spooked this Halloween at a historical ghost walk for Epilepsy at the Spanish Military Hospital on the oldest street in America. If you can’t attend, donate your tickets to the Youth Raffle. Tickets: $10 and all proceeds to directly to the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. Spanish Military Hospital, 3 Aviles St, St. Augustine, 731-3752, epilepsyFLA.org or ancientcitytours.net
PHOBIA AT WILD ADVENTURES
Face the Fearmaker at Phobia October 1- 30. He appears when darkness lurks and harvest moon ascends. The creatures of darkness will do his bidding; maggots, snakes, spiders, inbreads, skunk apes and beings alive and un-dead all follow the Fearmaker. The screams don’t end after you escape the Fearmaker’s grip. Squeal with fright on thrill rides and coasters. Phobia is open Friday and Saturday evenings in October.
You can also celebrate the silly side of Halloween with family friendly activities during Kid-O-Ween on Saturdays and Sundays in October. Wild Adventures is located in Valdosta, Ga., 229-219-7080, www.wildadventures.com
HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS XX: TWENTY YEARS OF FEAR
For 24 nights through October, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort will reveal Fear as he has never been seen or experienced before. Fear and what he has created have horrified people for 19 years. And this year, he will be more real than ever. Halloween Horror Nights 20 features eight all-new haunted houses, new scarezones and live shows. And everything Fear touches will never be the same.
Halloween Horror Nights are October 1- 3, 7- 10, 14- 17, 20- 24 and 27- 31. Tickets: $74.99 plus tax. For tickets and event information, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.
2nd Annual Horror Film Festival at 5 Points Theatre October 22-24
The festival will kick off on Friday, October 22nd at 7 pm with Creature from the Black Lagoon shown in 3-D with glasses. The schedule is below.
Friday, October 22
7 pm – The Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D
9 pm – La Horde
11 pm – The Beyond
Saturday, October 23
3 pm – The Killing of Jacob Marr
5 pm – Psycho
7 pm – Suck
9 pm – Evil Dead
Sunday, October 24
3 pm – The Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D
5 pm – House of the Wolfman
7 pm – Human Centipede
9 pm – Gainesville Ripper
Check www.5pointstheatre.com for final showtimes and ticket information.