October means fun for many, and one of the biggest things people love to do is scare themselves. There are plenty of ways to do that; scary movies and creepy books to name a few, but one of the best things about October are the haunted house attractions that pop up with regularity.

Why simply watch or read about scary things? With a walk through a haunted house, you get to experience horrors face-to-face. Sounds fun, right? Okay, so maybe having scary things jump out in front of you and having heart attacks isn’t everybody’s idea of fun, but if you have the guts, there are a few places where you and your friends can get your kicks.

Nightmare on Broadway

McAllen is home to one of the premier haunted houses in South Texas. The attraction, which runs every weekend starting on Thursdays throughout the month, boasts that it’s one of the largest indoor haunted houses in the region. Nightmare on Broadway is a “4D” experience that uses sights, sounds and smells to disorient and really give you a good scare.

Located in downtown McAllen, the building is unassuming on the outside but is one of the scariest experiences ever according to many patrons. Tickets for the house are $20 and is open to all ages, though parental discretion is advised. Doors open at 8 PM and the event runs through to at least midnight. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early as the line can get long.

Rotting Flesh Factory

Harlingen is home to the popular Rotting Flesh Factory haunted house and is also considered one of the largest of its kind in the region. Built within a size of 15,000 square feet, this labyrinth is an interactive haunted house that is bigger, scarier and bloodier than any iteration yet. Whether it’s evil demons or demented clowns, the Rotting Flesh Factory uses some of your biggest fears against you for nonstop scares.

Open every weekend starting Fridays from September 25th through November 1st, tickets are $20 for all ages. There are several special ticket options that allow you to skip ahead of the line for a nominal fee. You can purchase a $30 Limited Wait ticket that lets you skip 2/3rds of the line while the $40 VIP Pass lets you cut all the way to the front. There are also group rates offered.

It’s important to note that both attractions do not offer refunds, even if you don’t go through the maze. Think about it, you paid to get scared and, in a way, they totally succeeded, so don’t complain. So, if you and your friends are looking to see who can scream the loudest, look into visiting one of these mazes. Just make sure not to wet your pants.