Haunted houses help ghosts perform the job they were made for, freeing them from off-season work as curtains or extras in dryer-sheet commercials. Catch spirits in their natural habitat with today's Groupon for All You Can Scream VIP Speed Pass tickets to Screamworld. Choose from four options:
- For $20, you get one ticket for Friday, September 23 (a $35 value).
- For $20, you get one ticket for Saturday, September 24 (a $35 value).
- For $35, you get two tickets for Friday, September 23 (a $70 value).
- For $35, you get two tickets for Saturday, September 24 (a $70 value).
Screamworld's creator, Jim Fetterly, has been inducing fun-filled panic since 1989, commanding his recently revamped annual five-part Halloween haunt that has won placement in America's Best Haunts since 2007. After a short interval in a special entrance line, VIP ticketholders creep through the moonlit Maze of Maniacs before seeking shelter indoors at the animatronic-filled Haunted Hotel. Meander through twisting passages haunted by the ghost of flashlights past in the Edge of Darkness area and shuffle into the vengeful clutches of the classic butcher shop and morgue-esque gore bedecking Jake's Slaughterhouse. Screamworld's outdoor epilogue, the zombie graveyard, allows guests to reenact favored movie chase scenes during an undead conclusion.
Both outdoor attractions may be bypassed if needed, but indoor exhibitions are as contiguous as America’s border with Switzerland and cannot be exited early. Screamworld is open from 8 p.m. to midnight, and attractions remain open until every guest has passed through the haunted house's entirety. Screamworld is wheelchair accessible, and closed-toed shoes are recommended.
Though Screamworld sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
A bloody slaughterhouse. A strobe-lit maze patrolled by clowns. A zombie-infested bog. A room full of overdue utility bills. These are the most terrifying scenes humans can imagine, and many of them confront visitors to Screamworld, an attraction that stretches the haunted house experience across five uniquely spooky settings. Here, animatronic scares and disorienting lights lie in wait for groups, as do costumed actors seeking the perfect opportunity to spring from their hiding spots. Screamworld's performers don't shy away from offering an intense, frightening experience, and though the shrieks are all in good fun, the experience isn't recommended for children.
Inspiring those thrills and chills is practically an art form for Jim Fetterly, the mastermind behind Screamworld. Fetterly has designed annual haunted houses since 1989, so he and his team pride themselves on their ability to leave visitors with racing pulses, sweaty palms, and thoroughly spiked adrenaline levels. And their dedication has not gone unnoticed—America's Best Haunts continues to select Screamworld as one of the top haunted attractions in the country, while the Houston Chronicle hailed it as "Houston's longest-running and arguably best haunted house."