Welcome, foolish mortals...
Latest Updates: Vote for your favorite haunted house!
- 7/3/2015: SAVE LINN'S HAUNTED HOUSE! If you missed the news, Linn's Supermarket may have to close soon. Please check out this campaign to save it!
- 9/1/2015: Updates for 2015 have begun!
- 10/1/2015: Added Grinnell Fright Hike and Grimes Haunted Barn home haunt.
- 10/2/2015: Tonight is the night! The first two haunts open for the season (Haunted Barn and Linn's Supermarket Haunted House).
- 10/8/2015: The awards from 2014 have been announced, including the results of last year's Victim's Choice votes.
- 10/11/2015: Video interviews from opening night at Ankeny Haunted Barn and Linn's Haunted House have been posted.Video interviews with Ames Haunted Forest from their opening night are also uploading, and I will be working on the Sleepy Hollow videos to get them posted soon, too.
- 10/12/2015: Part 2 and 3 from Ames Haunted Forest (opening night) have been added, and part 1 from Sleepy Hollow Haunted Scream Park.
- 10/13/2015: Part 2 of the video from Sleepy Hollow has been posted. They have also posted a 2-minute video of their Black Ops: Zombie Paintball attraction to their Facebook page (I shot and edited the video for them).
- 10/14/2015: Part 3 of the Sleepy Hollow video has been posted, with parts 4 and 5 done and just waiting for the upload to complete...
- 10/15/2015: I plan to drop by the Haunted Forest on Friday when they open, then head to Linn's Haunted House later in the night (maybe around 9:30 or so). If you see me with the camera and want to share you thoughts on the haunts, be sure to say hi.
- 10/16/2015: Part 4 and 5 from my Sleepy Hollow video has been posted. Also, Linn's Haunted House now has a website. And, DMJuice has a good write-up on the area haunts.
- 10/17/2015: New interviews with Ames Haunted Forest and Linn's Haunted House have been posted. CHANGES AT SLEEPY HOLLOW: Last night, capacity was reached and Black Ops: Zombie Paintball tickets were sold out by 9pm. By 9:30, the Park Pass was also sold out, and only Pick 3 Passes were sold until the ticket booth closed. Due to reaching capacity, the ability to buy tickets ONLINE after the park opens at 7pm will be suspended early on the busiest of nights. The only way to ensure entry is to buy early. I spoke with them today and last night they had three windows running selling tickets, and three windows running just to handle arm bands for folks with tickets purchased in advance, and it sounds like still were struggling to keep up -- and the businest nights are yet to come!)
- 10/22/2015: Tonight I did some live video streaming via the Periscope app on Twitter. Follow @dmhauntedhouses on Twitter. It was fun giving folks a tour of all the Sleepy Hollow stuff.
- 10/23/2015: Tonight's opening of Zombie Hollow has been postponed due to rain. They will try again Saturday. Check their Facebook page for updates before heading out (and that's a good idea to do to any haunt, especially if you will be travelling a distance to get there).
- 10/24/2015: Per their Facebook page, Zombie Hollow is going to be open tonight. Don't miss checking out this amazing special effect experience in Urbandale. It's free but they do accept donations for a veterans group they support.
- 10/25/2015: Anyone remember the Hell Towers scam haunted house last year? Here is a writeup I did about it.
- 10/26/2015: LAST CHANCE to visit a haunt this week! Linn's and Haunted Barn will run all week. Sleepy Hollow will open Wednesdays. Haunted Garage and others open on Friday. Also, a few more short videos have been added.
- 10/28/2015: Due to weather, Sleepy Hollow is closed tonight.
- 10/29/2015: Once you are done visiting haunted houses, please vote for your favorite.
- 10/31/2015: More videos added (Sleepy Hollow, Bondurant Home Haunt, Grimes Haunted Garage), and tomorrow, November 1st, the Haunted Barn will be the only haunt operating. This is your last chance this year!
- 11/2/2015: Zombie Hollow video added (part 1) with the next part uploading right now... Also, I added a "Top 10 Most Viewed" list to the Videos page. Interesting.
- 11/3/2015: Zombie Hollow video (part 2) added.
CLICK HERE for a list of area haunted houses!
Based right here in Des Moines, Iowa, this is the place to find information on all the haunted attractions in the area.
Here you will find a calendar, map, and information on discounts for places like the Ames Haunted Forest, Haunted Barn in Ankeny, Linn's Supermarket Haunted House, Sleepy Hollow Haunted Scream Park, and any others we discover. We also cover home haunts like Zombie Hollow in Urbandale and the Haunted Garage in Grimes. If you are an event operator, please contact me with your information.
Also, I can host and maintain your event website at incredibly cheap prices. I can work with any budget (yes, any). I can even help you with TV or radio ads, and promotional videos to post to YouTube or your Facebook page. I also do audio and video effects work.
Thanks for stopping by! -- Allen, webmaster@DMHauntedHouses.com