Halloween season is upon us, and October 2 marks the opening of two haunts. The first, and biggest of them all, is Fright Dome, Jason Egan’s big-budget, spooked-out transformation of Circus Circus’ Adventuredome. The un-lucky 13th edition features, naturally, a Friday the 13th experience for the 4D Special FX Theatre and all new mazes, including the fast pass-only Insanitarium requiring brave patrons to find their own way out (and including acquisitions from an actual insane asylum). October 2-31, doors at 7 p.m., $36-$100, frightdome.com.
Fans of more lo-fi but actor-driven (and cheaper) neighborhood haunted houses needn’t travel any farther than the northwestern parking lot at the Meadows Mall to brave Las Vegas Haunts’ long-running Asylum and Hotel Fear walk-throughs. October 2-31, doors at 6:30 p.m., $15-$35, lasvegashaunts.com.
Those experiences should hold spook-seekers over until other attractions open up next weekend. On October 8, Bonnie Springs Ranch turns into the expansive, immersive Bonnie Screams ($25), and the next day the Freakling Bros’ Trilogy of Terror ($14-$35)—including the new Coven of 13 maze—re-emerges at the Grand Canyon Shopping Center. For the younger set, HallOVeen ($10-$22) at Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest starts back up on October 9, and Springs Preserve’s popular Haunted Harvest ($7) begins October 16.