Updated for 2013.
The free, non-professional haunted house is open October 31 and November 1. You'll find haunted halls, an animated graveyard, singing busts, deadly pirates and more. The batcave has the television show batmobile.
Dragon's House of Terror
The gruesome foursome are back: the clown butcher, Michael, Jason and Pumpkinhead. The Rio Rancho haunted house will be open October 4 through the 31st,: October 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31. Located at 801 Loma Colorado, the haunted house is next to the Blades complex. Adult admission $15, children under 12, $10.
The Haunted Scarecrow
Take a journey through the catacombs of Warehouse 508 in downtown Albuquerque. The haunted house is open October 18, 19, 25, 26, 30, November 1 and 2, beginning at dark each night.
House of Freakz and Beatz
The haunted house and costume after party experience is at Gravity nightclub from September 27 through October 31. Enter to explore the Lonely Cabin, Graveyard, Psych Ward, Mystery Maze and more. Survivors of the haunted house can attend the monster mash at the costume after party. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight. October 21 and 31 are for 21+ only; other nights teens are admitted. $25 haunted house, $15 costume after party, $40 both. Cash prizes for costumes in categories such as scariest, funniest, and more.
Ghost Tours of Old Town
The ghosts of Old Town are around all year, but at Halloween, the tours through the haunted houses are even better. Learn about the history and basics of hunting for ghosts in this 90 minute tour. Chilling. Tours are nightly at 8 p.m., and and ghost hunting tours begin at 9 p.m.
McCall Haunted Farm
Legend has it that Farmer McCall did the unspeakable in the 1970s, first murdering his family, and then tourists. The legend continues at the cornfield, the butcher shop, and in the flashlight maze. Prepare to be frightfully scared. Recommended for those over 13 years of age. This year, there will be a Zombie Hunt. Shoot live zombies with a paintball gun. The hauntings begin September 27 and run Fridays and Saturdays through October until October 26. The farm is in Moriarty, near the McCall's Pumpkin Patch.
NM Slaughter House
This special house features a demented couple and a tour through secret passages and hidden walls where demented children can be found. Slaughter House is downtown at 610 Central. Open September 27 through November 2.
The dead have risen. The problem--besides them being dead--is they're hungry. Society is breaking down and the only one way out is through Quarantine. Blackout Theatre Company has created a haunted house staffed by professional actors. Audience members enter the quarantine in small groups with an actor and take on the roles of people trying to survive a zombie apocalypse. Quarantine is located at QueLab, 7th Street and Haines. Survive it from October 10 through the 31st, Thursday through Sunday from 7 to 10 p.m. and every day October 24 through Halloween beginning at 6 p.m. Suitable for anyone 13 and older.
Realm of Darkness Haunted Asylum
Realm of Darkness opens September 27. You'll find a maze of over 10,000 square feet to scare you at every turn. Perfect for the westside and Rio Rancho communities, it's located within Cottonwood Mall.