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Las Vegas: As if it weren't scary enough, some Halloween haunts

October 27, 2012|By Jay Jones
  • Lively performances at Las Vegas Springs Preserve in honor of Day of the Dead.
Lively performances at Las Vegas Springs Preserve in honor of Day of the… (Las Vegas Springs Preserve )

Moving well beyond costumed cocktail waitresses and demonically dressed dealers, Las Vegas is going all out to entertain — and horrify — guests this Halloween. The fright-fest continues even after the October page is ripped from the calendar.

You can see a photo gallery of some of these attractions here.

Freakling Brothers ([702] 362-3327, 2321 N. Rainbow Blvd.) celebrates 20 years of scaring the socks off locals and out-of-towners who venture off Las Vegas Boulevard. The cast presents three haunted houses called the Trilogy of Terror. Open through Oct. 31, Las Vegas. A $30 “Freak Pass” covers admission to all three houses of horror.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Fright Dome ([702] 794-3939, inside Circus Circus at 2880 Las Vegas Blvd. South) is a ghastly (and we mean that in the most complimentary sense of the word) collection of bloodied ghouls. The attraction’s five haunted houses include Camp Massacre, where the counselors tote chainsaws, and the Infected, a creepy quarantine zone for zombies. Tickets are $37.95. Open through Oct. 31. The attraction is not for kids younger than 12.

Recognizing the need to terrify Vegas visitors year-round, horror-film director Eli Roth has opened Goretorium ([702 463-6770, near Planet Hollywood at  Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue). The multi-story haunted house features a fictitious resort, the Delmont, and its resident family of serial killers. Open until 2 a.m. Not for kids. Tickets cost $40.

All Hallow’s Eve — what we know as Halloween — leads to All Saints Day on Nov. 1 and All Souls Day on Nov. 2 The latter is known as Dia de Los Muertos — Day of the Dead.

The colorful, costumed feast will be celebrated at Las Vegas Springs Preserve ([702] 822-7700, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., just off U.S. 95.) Nov. 2-3. Live theater and dance performances will be accompanied by lessons in the decoration of traditional sugar skulls.  Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for kids ages 5-12.


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