As December 23, 2012, approaches, many Americans eagerly await the moment when Hades will emerge from the Underworld to recklessly devour raw egg. Until then, experience man-made terror with today's Groupon: for $9, you get one combo admission pass to four attractions at Hangman's House of Horrors (a $20 value). This deal is valid for any visit from September 17 through October 22.
Enter the grounds of Hangman's House of Horrors, with a combo pass leading you to the park's four attractions like a demonic divining rod. The haunted-house tour is the park's eerie epicenter, with visitors traversing through a massive display of mayhem for more than 30 minutes, or approximately one episode of the equally terrifying Frasier. The Swinery leaves tasting tongues terrified by its creepy comestibles, and the Obscurities maze promises screams and scares around every corner. End your night of terror by falling into the rabbit hole of the 3-D Wonderland, where you'll sidestep Tweedle-Dees and Tweedle-Dooms and yell out in pun-and-wordplay-filled terror.
Hangman's House of Horrors also offers concessions, live entertainment, karaoke, and many other activities throughout its three acres of thrills. The park has been featured on the Travel Channel's "Scariest Halloween Attractions”, a list that also includes your grandfather's doll collection and your ninth-grade geometry class. In addition to donating nightmares to local craniums, Hangman's is also a top donator to local charities; since its inception, the haunted house has raised more than $1.6 million dollars for good and not evil.
While Hangman's House of Horrors boasts a low graphic-content factor and a "funhouse" element in its attractions, parents and guardians are encouraged to exercise discretion when bringing children along. A Jr. Fright Night is hosted for young'uns; contact Hangman's for more info.
Hangman's House of Horrors has been reviewed by Pegasus News, the Haunted Attraction blog, and the Goblinhaus blog. Jeremy's Video Blog has a walkthrough video review of the 2008 haunted-house design. Hangman's House of Horrors has nearly 600 Facebook fans.
- They have everything from live bands, karaoke, body art, concession food and three side houses. I suggest perusing these first to build up your confidence for the House of Horrors. If you can't handle those then you'll definitely want to skip the main house. – Laura Evans, Pegasus News
- a great haunt with lots of scares, a fun event atmosphere, a warm and professional haunt owner and an event that contributes a lot to deserving charities. – Haunted Attraction
Hangman's House of Horrors
The legend began in the 1880s, when Hezekiah Jones, the "Hangman," wandered through McDagenville with a bloodstained rope, attempting to cleanse the town of its evil. By his hands, more than 100 people died on the banks of the Trinity River before a lynch mob finally caught up to him. In their hysteria they strung him up to the limb of a rotted oak tree and left him to die. But in the morning, when they came to cut him down, only the frayed end of the rope was dangling from the bough. Now people say that the Hangman still wanders the night, clad in his black hood, searching for his next victim.
Visitors to Hangman's House of Horrors keep an eye out for Jones as they creep up dimly lit stairways, dodge more than 100 souls lurking in the shadows, and seek his advice on tying a proper square knot. The scream center has been featured on the Travel Channel's list of scariest Halloween attractions and named one of north Texas's scariest haunted attractions by NBC 5. Apart from the legend, Hangman's House of Horrors’ success is due to the hard work of more than 1,000 annual volunteers who redesign more than half of the house to fit the yearly theme. Their combined efforts have entertained more than half a million patrons and raised more than $1.8 million for local charities, including the American Cancer Society, Wish with Wings, Cenikor, Rocky Top Therapy Center, and SafeHaven of Tarrant County.