There are many haunted houses in the region (and you can find most of them at www.westword.com/events/search/?category=193394); here are a but a couple: The 13th Floor, 6100 East 39th Avenue, is a relatively new attraction and one of the few youll find officially within Denvers city limits; its debut last year prompted Hauntworld Magazine to name it 25th in the nation on a 2009 Americas Best Haunted Houses list. Heres why: Nine years in the making, the 13th Floor location is said to be actually haunted, not just play-act haunted, and features an elevator ride to hell, where unexpected denizens wander the halls, as well as a second hillbilly-themed attraction, the Blood Shed, which is included in the admission charge of $20. And its kissin cousin, the Asylum, on the other hand, is a tried, true and ever-improving local classic. Located at Boondocks Fun Center, I-25 and 120th Avenue in Northglenn, the Asylum is one of the areas largest and most timeless houses, featuring a multitude of turn-of-the-century straitjacketed whackos who run the place, offering lobotomies and shock therapy to anyone they can grab. Or something like that. Tickets are $15.
Both haunted attractions are open from 7 to 10 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday and 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday and Sunday, through November 1; get information and reservations for these and a variety of other scare-rooms around town at www.scared.com or call 303-355-FEAR.
Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 7-10 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 7-midnight. Starts: Oct. 1. Continues through Oct. 31, 2009