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It’s October! That means Halloween and the chance to get the living daylights scared out of you. Whether you take a walk through a spooky corn maze or visit a haunted house with high-tech special effects, you will find plenty of frightful activities around the Valley to satisfy your adrenaline craving.

To help keep your blood pumping, we present — in alphabetical order — your best bets for frights and scares. Most of these events run all month, which means you can keep your heart rate up non-stop if you want. Hint: If you want something tamer, check out these fun farms with corn mazes and pumpkin patches.

13th Floor

In many tall buildings the 13th floor doesn’t exist, but here it does — and it is frightfully creepy. Experience the truth about the 13th floor at a haunted house created from your darkest nightmares. You’re not even safe in the line as ghouls do anything but chat you up as you wait to enter. We don’t want to give away much more than that.

The creation of nationally recognized and award-winning designers, the 13th floor’s makeup and actors are known to be the best in town. Please leave children under the age of 12 at home.

Location: 13th Floor Haunted House, 2814 W. Bell Road, Phoenix
Hours: 7 to 10 p.m. or 7 p.m. to midnight, weekends and select weekdays from Sept. 30 to Nov. 12
Cost: $24.99-$31.99

AZ Field of Screams

Like any good spooky location, this 6-acre haunted corn maze sits over an old cemetery. Enter at your own risk! And be prepared for more than just a walk in a field.

The living dead lurk around every corner, and you can’t rely on light to spot them because darkness reigns. Fortunately for your heart, the living dead aren’t allowed to actually touch you. Afterward, you can calm yourself down with snacks and refreshments.

Allow 30 to 40 minutes to conquer the corn maze. We do not recommend this maze for children under 10, and an adult must accompany children younger than 15. However, Tolmachoff Farms does feature a family maze as well for the little ones.

Location: Tolmachoff Farms, 5726 N. 75th Ave., Glendale
Hours: 7 to 11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, from Oct. 1 to 29, and Monday, Oct. 31
Cost: $17; $11 on Oct. 1 and 31

The Crypt Haunted Attractions

With three attractions in one location — The Crypt, The Asylum and The Chaos corn maze — this adrenaline-infused adventure will bring you spine-tingling thrills.

“The Crypt” helps you plan your funeral to the scariest degree; be prepared to see your future death. Next door at “The Asylum,” we hope you’re not claustrophobic or squeamish about medical procedures gone awry. The awesome props and updated F/X in both haunted houses will rock your world.

Asylum and Crypt are not recommended for children under 10, and all children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Location: The Crypt Haunted Attractions, 1445 W. Southern Ave., Mesa
Hours: 7 to 10 p.m. or 7 p.m. to midnight, Wednesdays to Sundays and select days from Sept. 30 to Oct. 31.
Cost: $18 for a single house, $5 for the corn maze, $25 for all three activities

Fear Farm

Phoenix’s largest Halloween event returns with five terrifying haunted houses — The Bunker Invasion, Legends: Goatman, Undead, Mouth of Madness and Slaughterhouse — the largest haunted corn maze in the Valley — 10 acres — and a haunted hayride. If Fear Farm scared you in the past, buckled up. This place seems to get better each year!

Watch out, the food is tempting, but make sure you can keep it down with over 27 acres of screams. Despite having 5 different houses, expect some lines to get in — unless you spring for Skip the Line tickets. We do not recommend Fear Farm for small children, babies or toddlers.

Location: Fear Farm, 2209 N. 99th Ave., Phoenix
Hours: 7:30 to 10 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. to midnight, on weekends and selected weekdays from Friday, Sept. 30 to Saturday, Nov. 5
Cost: $24.99-$31.99 + $10 for the Phoenix Haunted Hayride

Golfland Fright Nights — The Gauntlet Haunted House

The Gauntlet is a frightening maze filled with heart-pounding terror. This multi-level haunted house contains animatronics, astounding special effects and skilled live actors. Speaking of live, this haunt includes a live animal or two in the 15 rooms, but we won’t spoil the surprise.

The team at The Gauntlet recommends visitors dress up for a bit of extra fun. There is no age limit to attend, but it is not recommended for children under 13 or those with a heart condition.

Location: Golfland Sunsplash, 155 W. Hampton Ave., Mesa
Hours: 7 to 10 p.m., 11 p.m. or midnight, Fridays, Saturdays and select days from Sept. 30 to Oct. 31
Cost: $15

The Haunted Harbor at Lake Un-Pleasant

For two weekends in October, Happy Harbor at Lake Pleasant turns into the spooky, yet family friendly, Haunted Harbor at Lake Un-Pleasant. It features a scary haunted house and slightly less scary Halloween games, face painting, a bounce house and free lakeside movies “Hotel Transylvania,” “Hotel Transylvania 2” and the classic “Ghostbusters.”

Also on hand will be tethered hot air balloon rides, a special Halloween cruise for kids and one for adults, a Halloween bonfire and more. Perhaps we can’t totally call this a “scream-worthy” event, but it is one of the few on the list that the whole family can enjoy.

Location: Pleasant Harbor, 40202 87th Ave., Peoria
Hours: 5 to 10 p.m., Oct. 21 to 22 and 28 to 29
Cost: $10 general admission, Free for children 10 and under; $10 for haunted house and other special activities

Jack & Jill’s Haunted Hill

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water; they fell into an abandoned mine and were never seen again. The old nursery rhyme takes on some disturbing twists and turns as you try to help the two teens out of this psychological thriller crammed into a two story building.

Explore the mine and see what happened to the two by booking a reservation online. This fright recently won “Best Haunted House 2016” by You can take the children through a less scary tour from noon to 5 p.m. on event days, but leave them at home for the evening showings.

Location: Jack & Jill’s Haunted Hill, 3401 W. Greenway Road, Phoenix
Hours: 7 to 10 p.m. or midnight, Thursday to Sunday and Halloween from Sept. 30 to Oct. 31
Cost: $25-$35

The Outbreak at Schnepf Farms

A disease spreads across Arizona, and it turns people into … zombies! Schnepf Farms grows a unique plant that contains the vaccine to stop the outbreak, but zombies seek to destroy the crop. Hundreds of zombie fighters are needed to save the plants and Arizona, so come join the fight.

Each fighter gets a paintball gun, 100 paintballs and a hayride trip to hunt the zombies. Only you can save us! Note that this event is for all ages, however children 9 and under don’t get weapons. Fortunately, plenty more goes on a Schnepf Farms that they can enjoy.

Location: Schnepf Farms, 24610 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek
Hours: Noon to 5 p.m. and 7 to 11 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays, Oct. 1 to 30
Cost: $25 adults (at the gate), $18 adults (online), $15 students and military with ID, $15 Pumpkin & Chili Party attendees, $10 for children 9 and under, $10 daytime practice shooting

Sanctum of Horror

Take a journey through the mind of Lenore, a twisted girl with a violent past. Tour her childhood home that witnessed the brutal murder of her family and, if you’re really looking for a fright, the insane asylum where she currently resides.

This year, the Mesa venue doubles in size and features a brand new, second haunted house called “The Breach.” At this new haunt, you find yourself in a desert military research facility that houses strange — and frightening — mutations.

Location: Sanctum of Horror, 6555 E. Southern Ave., Mesa (Note that the address changed from last year)
Hours: 7 to 11 p.m., Friday to Sunday and select weekdays, Sept. 30 to Oct. 31
Cost: $15 per haunted house, $22 for both

Scarizona Scaregrounds

Arizona’s newest place for fear, Scarizona Scaregrounds features two haunted houses — Epic Fear and Slayer’s Slaughterhouse — plus an interactive zombie paintball shoot called Operation Zombie Storm. Visitors can also attempt the chainsaw gauntlet, a timed event where contestants enter and attempt to escape with the fastest time.

Every Thursday you can play “Who’s Got Brains?” zombie trivia to win prizes and free tickets. The scaregrounds will feature different live entertainment each night and plenty of food vendors. For visitors 21 and older, there will be a beer and wine cemetery. All ages may attend, but the littlest ones probably should stay out of the haunted houses.

Location: Scarizona Scaregrounds, 1901 N. Alma School Road, Mesa
Hours: 7 to 10 p.m. or 11:30 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays and Halloween, Sept. 30 to Oct. 31
Cost: $20 for two haunted houses, $20 Operation Zombie Storm, $35 for all three