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The Ultimate Spooky Season Guide For New Houston, Texas Residents

Are you new to the area and looking for fun and frights? With October coming up fast Houston has plenty of events and activities to keep you busy all month long as Halloween approaches.

Moving can be an all-consuming experience. But after you are unpacked and the local moving services have done their part and headed out, you should get out too. Take a breather and get to explore your new city and town.

Houston is already brimming with exciting places to visit year-round, and October is certainly no exception. Existing and pop-up establishments make the area busier than ever and offer more activities than normal to celebrate the coming holiday.

Whether or not scary is your thing, there is something for everyone in Huston this Halloween season.

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Once you settle into your new home make sure to go out and learn about your new city and its history. Although with it being Halloween time, you may get to learn about a rather haunting side of the city first.

The Houston Ghost Tour: This activity is an excellent opportunity to see the museum district, and hear about some of the most haunted areas in the city. The guided tour of Hermann park will be sure to illuminate some of the dark secrets that it holds. The paranormal and unexplained stories come out when the sun goes down on this chilling nighttime walking tour.

Nightly Spirits: Want to learn more about the haunted history of Houston but think you’ll be wanting something to eat or drink? Well Nightly Spirits has just the solution. With both haunted food and bar tours you can pick which experience sounds fun to you. Operating in several cities, this company tailors each experience to the history and food/bar scene of the city they're in, meaning the tour you get will be unique to Houston. This experience will treat you to the unforgettable stories of Houston's haunted past as well as introduce you to what may become your new favorite restaurants and bars.

Haunted Houses

One of the most beloved forms of late-night entertainment every Halloween season is the haunted houses. Anyone that loves to get scared will enjoy the pulse-pounding Houston attractions can offer. And after moving, a house may be one of the scariest things you can think of.

Houston Scream Fest: Far beyond your average haunted house, this expansive experience is rather considered a “haunted amusement park.” With several attractions, including live music, themed paintball, and food, this is a one-stop shop for many to get their thrills in. Perhaps one of the best amenities, free drinks, even the adult ones. Best to plan ahead and get your tickets early, because this is an event that everyone will be going to.

13th Floor: This isn’t an attraction for the whole family. The 13th floor is no slouch when it comes to bringing the scares. They also boast multiple haunted house experiences showcasing vampires, zombie pirates, and ghost dollmakers. But it certainly doesn’t end there. The 13th Floor has a bar for those over 21, and other attractions. They have axe throwing, mini escape rooms, and a zombie shooting gallery. It probably goes without saying, but you will not run out of things to do here.

Haunted Trails: For a completely different kind of horror experience, check out the Haunted Trails. This experience takes the scares outdoors as you make your way through acres of fear. This year they are offering two themed trails. One will take you through a terrifying backwoods nightmare, while the other will play with your mind in a psychedelic forest.

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Regardless of whether or not your love of scary movies exists year-round, there’s no denying the best time to watch them is Halloween season. Fortunately Houston loves horror films also and has several movie nights and festivals to enjoy. Nothing will make you appreciate the comfort of your new home like getting out a movie that scares you stiff.

Houston Horror Film Festival: For the lovers of independent cinema and scary movies, get ready for those worlds to collide in the best possible way. The Houston Horror Film Festival is a multi-day event showcasing independently made horror films. Enjoy films, shorts, and panels with the filmmakers. And if you feel like shopping, there will be plenty of goods from local vendors to explore. Not to mention, you can do it all in costume.

Movie Night at Menard: 1838 Menard House is the oldest house in Galveston and they are inviting everyone to watch a scary movie on their property. No, this house isn’t in Houston, it’s actually a couple hours away, but the event is worth taking a day trip for those looking to see the historical home. All are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets and enjoy the drinks and food cart while the movie plays.

Have Local Movers Do The Heavy Lifting While You Have a Spooky Time

Moving is a pain, but when you hire a local moving company, they can take on the major burden, giving you the freedom to enjoy every Halloween themed attraction Houston has to offer.

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