We are located in the lost pines area of Bastrop County, just south of the city of Bastrop. Because we’re in the county, we are listed as Smithville.
This is a no-contact haunted house experience. This means that if you don’t touch our actors they won’t touch you. Keep in mind you are in a dark scary environment and an actor may brush up against you unintentionally. It does happen but our actors do not intentionally touch patrons.
It is our goal to keep wait times under 30 minutes. Our haunted houses are interactive and extremely scary so we want to ensure the best experience for every guest without cattle-herding and rushing people through which diminishes the experience. Just an FYI, the wait times are less early in the season.
We have debated whether or not to have fast pass lines for those guests who do not want to wait in line. Personally, we don’t like waiting in a line while watching others who get to move ahead of us with a Fast Pass. Instead we have worked out a clever system to move everyone through the lines with minimal wait times.
Each haunted house is 25-45 minutes long depending on the individual and how fast you move through the haunted houses. Our haunted houses are highly interactive experiences with some areas where you have to interact with the environment to actually find your way out. Other areas you have to make choices for the correct path. Poor choices can result in horrifying consequences!
Yes, we actually get this question a lot! All four of our haunted houses are intense, frightening experiences. We have taken what started as the Mansion of Terror haunted house, which was featured annually on the Travel Channel and placed #1 haunted house in the Nation by Lions Gate Films, and created something next generation that is truly spectacular and piss-your-pants scary. You will experience 20 buildings across the 4 haunted houses. All of the haunted houses are in a 20 acre dense forest isolated and removed from the safety of civilization! If you want to experience what it feels like to be in a genuine horror movie then this is the ultimate experience! Be careful what you wish for! We will applaud you if you make it all the way through!
This is a much scarier experience than anything you could experience in a strip mall or commercial building in the city
You should NOT wear flip flops or high heeled shoes. You are navigating uneven terrain, crossing bridges, walking through buildings, and in some cases in complete darkness. You really need close-toed shoes. The wearing of costumes, masks or theatrical facial make-up is not allowed inside the park.
We limit group sizes to 6 people per group. We have found that groups larger than 6 tend to get hurt when they get scared and fall onto each other in a pile. For everyone ‘s safety we limit the size to 6.
No, we do not spray blood on people. You will not get splattered with anything except air or water. You do not need special clothing. Rest assured we will terrify you in plenty of other ways!
Parking is FREE! We feel that if you make the drive for a Wicked Scary evening with us then your parking should be free always!
We do everything we can to accommodate wheelchair access. We have bypasses around areas that a wheelchair could not traverse. What’s important is that half of your experience is through the dense forest between buildings which is often uneven terrain. We would encourage someone in a wheelchair to bring a friend to help navigate the terrain.
Children under 13 can go through with a parent.
No, we do not currently offer reservations.
As long as you purchase your ticket by midnight and make it through the entrance gates, you will be able to scream your way through all three haunted houses. We will stay open until the last person leaves
Yes! We take credit and debit cards on site. We do not accept personal checks.
Yes. For information on group discounts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We also offer corporate and special events on Thursday evenings in October where you can rent the entire park for your company event.
Yes. We will have coupons and free ticket giveaways. Please like us on Facebook. We will post coupon locations and giveaways through the Facebook page.
Yes. We will stay open if it rains. We have 13 buildings and dense forest across the haunted houses. Very little rain ever gets through the trees.
Yes. We have uniformed Sheriff’s officers on-site. We also have HD night-vision cameras throughout the attractions for the safety of our guests.
You cannot wear a costume at Scream Hollow. For the safety of our actors and other patrons, we cannot allow anyone into the haunted houses with a costume.
Yes. We have an area reserved for younger kids in the Halloween area by the Cackling Witch Café and Bakery. It is well lit. We will have various activities for children but keep in mind the grounds are designed for teenagers and adults. Children are not allowed into the Haunted House area. Once a patron crosses through the gates into the haunted house area, it is “Game On!” and you can be scared and stalked at any time!
No! Children must be supervised at all times! Unattended children will be forced to dig graves and given laxative chocolate for the ride home!
Yes. If your actions threaten the safety of our staff or other patrons you will be ejected from the park without a refund. We have zero tolerance for bad behavior. Simply follow the rules and have a great time and you’ll be just fine!