Fall is the season of ghoulies and ghosties, and if the deluge of fright films and plastic Halloween lawn decorations isn't enough, Oklahoma City has plenty of places to get your shriek on.
Frontier City's House of Screams
11501 Northeast Expressway
Halloween's most extensive celebration in the metro is at Frontier City's annual Fright Fest, including the House of Screams, the massive haunted house that transforms picnic pavilions into room after room of blood-chilling horror.
Myriad Botanical Gardens' Creepy Conservatory
1 Myriad Gardens
1-4 p.m. Oct. 27
Parents looking for educational and fun outings with their kids have plenty to choose from, including the Myriad Botanical Gardens, which will showcase a number of creepy crawlies, including snakes, centipedes and spiders.
Martin Park Nature Center's Creatures Are Stirring
3 p.m. Oct. 20
5000 W. Memorial
Another option for the whole family, the educational facility and wildlife sanctuary will be investigating some of the myths surrounding nature's most chill-inducing critters.
Staff members also will lead walks through the center grounds to see what creepy creatures might be stirring.
Guts Church's Nightmare XV
7 p.m. Oct. 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 29-31
9120 E. Broken Arrow Expressway, Tulsa
Who needs monsters when our own bad decisions can create the same carnage? That's the thinking of Guts Church, whose "Nightmare" is a journey through the trials and tribulations young people face in our modern world, culminating in the offer of salvation.
The Black Hole
Thunderbird Riding Stables
15 miles east of Interstate 35 on State Highway 9, Norman
As any "Sleepy Hollow" fan can attest, there's nothing like a shadowy trail at night to prime someone for a good scare, and Thunderbird Riding Stables puts the scene to full effect with its haunted trail, "The Black Hole."
The Dungeon Haunted Ride in 3-D
Oct. 5-7, 12-14, 17-31
101 E. California
The Dungeon Haunted Ride is in 3-D, complete with glasses. Owner Tom Gore said it's the only one of its kind in the region. The ride lasts for six minutes as a self-guided, two-seat amusement cart runs along 750 feet of track. "Charles Martin