St. Louis — Scarefest.com is ready for the 2022 Haunt Season and new frights and experiences have been added at the event’s three attractions — The Darkness, Creepyworld and the Lemp Brewery.
The area around St. Louis’ historic Soulard neighborhood might just be America’s scariest square mile with two of the nation’s top haunted houses and fright-themed escape rooms opening for the Halloween season.
The Darkness, called America’s Best and Scariest Haunted House, is now open on weekends through October 16 and then every night from October 20 – 31, ending the season reopening on the weekend of November 4 & 5.
The Darkness celebrates its 29th Year of Fear in 2022 with a renovation that has made the experience longer and scarier with 200 animated scenes. New in 2022 is the Horror Retail Store along with new scenes and screams, including a Killer Pumpkin Barn, Haunted Conservatory, a Horror Arcade with pinball games, a new five-minute Coffin Escape Room, Zombie Jam Basketball, Walking Dead Shooting Games, Horror Arcades, Ride the Electric Chair, and photo opportunities with the haunt’s living monsters.
CREEPYWORLD — AMERICA’S BIGGEST & LONGEST HAUNTED SCREAMPARK
All new at Creepyworld for 2022 is the Jack O’Lantern Spooktacular. Featuring more than 2,500 pumpkins carved with monsters and pop culture celebrities, the experience is fun for everyone in the family. Tickets to Creepyworld are not required to visit the Jack O’Lanterns except for Friday and Saturday nights.
Creepyworld is America’s longest & biggest haunted “screampark” with 13 attractions including a haunted hayride, a new Monster Midway, a Vampire Crypt Escape Room, graveyards, cornfields and a Christmas-themed haunted house.
Creepyworld in Fenton, MO, opens for the season on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning September 30 and then every night from October 20 through October 31, and again the nights of November 4 & 5.
LEMP BREWERY HAUNTED HOUSE
The all-new Lemp Brewery Haunted House is located deep underground where operators promise, “no one can hear you scream” inside St. Louis’ only real haunted house.
Inside the historic brewery’s caverns — once used to lager beer and host parties — guests will come face to face with demons and navigate confusing mazes inside the House of Occult in the pitch black limestone cave.
The Lemp Brewery Haunted House is only open for 10 nights in 2022: October 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 28 & 29 and 30 & 31.
JURASSIC ISLAND, PIRATE’S CURSE, FRANKENSTEIN & DRACULA — NEWEST ESCAPE ROOMS NOW OPEN
Jurassic island, the Pirate’s Curse,Frankenstein & Dracula-themed Escape Rooms are now open at St Louis Escape, located in the Soulard neighborhood south of downtown St. Louis next to historic Soulard Market and The Darkness Haunted House.
The Frankenstein room is filled with animations, high-tech special effects and amazing puzzles. Players must prove there is life after death to be released from the chamber. St. Louis Escape now features seven escape rooms. In addition to Frankenstein and Dracula, groups can play the new Jurassic Island with its fearsome dinosaurs, The Haunted Hotel, The Cellar, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Silly Putter, an elaborate black-light 1980’s-themed mini-golf course, and a retro pinball arcade round out a visit to the haunt complex.
Escape rooms can be booked at www.StLouisEscape.com. Follow the escapes on Instagram @stlouisescape. The escape rooms and mini golf course are open Wednesdays through Sundays.
IF YOU DARE TO GO
Tickets for The Darkness, Lemp Haunted House and Creepyworld are available individually or in combination deals at www.scarefest.com
The Darkness and St. Louis Escape are located at 1525 and 1517 South 8th Street, St Louis, MO 63104.
Creepyworld is located in Fenton off highway 141 just a mile south of Gravois Rd. at 1400 S Old Highway 141 Fenton, MO 63026
Lemp Haunted House is located at 3500 Lemp Avenue just one mile from The Darkness off South Broadway.
More information is available at www.scarefest.com.