1. The Compound Haunted House

303 NE F Street, Grants Pass  |  Locate in the old Coremark Building
6-11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22 and Friday-Monday, Oct. 28-31
$10; $2 OFF with a canned food donation
All proceeds go to local Scouts to help them get to camp.

If you like to be frightened, then you should head over to 23 Screams Presents THE COMPOUND—20,000 square feet of scares, screams and frights! If you want ramped up scares, be there on Halloween! If you're one of those who likes lesser scares, their first hour of operation is for you. There’s still enough light outside during that time to brighten up the haunt and reduce SOME of the scares. You'll laugh, you'll scream, you'll cry, or cry out. But no matter what, you will have a good time.

2. The Boogeyman's Bride Haunted Field Walk 

1053 Hanley Rd, Central Point  |  Hanley Farm
7-9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23
Gates open at 6 pm.
$8/Adult, $5/Children, $5/SOHS Members
Presented by the Southern Oregon Historical Society and the Crater High School Renaissance Academy

Shadows and mystery surround the marriage of the Boogeyman and his bride has been spotted at the historic Hanley Farm on chilly October evenings. Folks in the corn fields and surrounding woods have seen her. Take a guided tour by lantern light to learn her deep, dark secret.

The Boogeyman’s Bride is based on a classic American folktale was a favorite of humorist Mark Twain. Such ghost stories, told at family and social gatherings are part of American folk tradition. On the frontier, tales of dark and mysterious visitations, recounted by skilled storytellers, captured the listeners’ imagination, provided entertainment and imparted moral lessons.

This is a family friendly event that's suitable for your children age five and older as long as you accompany them. If you arrive when gates open at 6 p.m., you can enjoy food and activities in the pavilion until the tours start at 7 p.m. Each performance lasts about 25 minutes but tours leave every eight minutes.

PLEASE NOTE: They have closed online registration. Tours between 8 and 9 on either 10/22 or 10/23 are still available. Limited spaces are also available between 7 and 8 on 10/23.

3. The Nightmare Chamber Dark Asylum 

Randall Theatre Company
10 E 3rd St, Medford
7-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23; Wednesday-Monday, Oct. 26-31
$10; $15 FAST PASS, cut your wait time in half
$2 Off Admission Tickets @Magic Man Fun Shop (880 Biddle Road, Medford or 1448 Williams Hwy, Grants Pass)
Proceeds support the Randall Theatre Company

The Nightmare Chamber is not meant for children 10 and under. It is a high scare, horror-based haunt that incorporates Hollywood-quality special effects with experienced actors and technical professionals in order to create a fear experience like no other in Southern Oregon. 

At The Chamber, you will enter the world of Dr. Rutherford. The question is whether he's found the cure to what troubles you or if he's just brought the dead back to life through reanimation. Do you have what it takes to survive within the minds of those who live a nightmare every day, and not lose your own mind to the darkness in the process?

Here’s a few things you won’t have to be afraid of: No one under the influence of alcohol, legal or illegal substances will be allowed inside—no exceptions.

The Nightmare Chamber is the largest fundraiser of the year for the non-profit Randall Theatre Company of Medford. When you go to the haunt, you support the theater and help keep it open.

4. Circus of Screams 

9512 Hwy. 62, Eagle Point
7-10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22; Thursday-Monday, Oct. 27- 31
$10; $8 with a non-perishable food item for ACCESS & Maslow Project
“Not So Scary” night: 6:30-8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23 (NO live actors)
$2 with a canned food donation

Circus of Screams Haunted House’s goal is to donate profits to local youth groups. In their eight years of operation, they have donated over $119,000 to local groups. They have also collected over 30,000 pounds of food for ACCESS, Inc. and the Maslow Project.

5. Jacksonville Haunted Trolley Tours 

185 N Oregon St, Jacksonville  |  Jacksonville Visitors Center
6-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22, 28, and 29

What lurks behind the lace curtains and wooden shutters of Jacksonville’s historic homes? Jacksonville’s first ever Haunted Trolley Tour will introduce you to the spirits and stories that inhabit some of Jacksonville’s most familiar structures. You will hear about the pioneer who helped settle Jacksonville and still keeps on eye on his homestead and the séance that went horribly wrong. These 30-minute tours feature 12 sites and include additional anecdotes taken from historic annals and local legend.

This event sold out last year although a second trolley has been added for this year’s tour to accommodate more guests. Guests can choose between Jacksonville’s open-air trolley, or the climate controlled Jubilee Trolley. Tickets can be purchased at Jacksonville Visitors Center or you can reserve seats by calling 541-899-8118. Subject to space availability, they may also be purchased immediately prior to tour time. Parents are asked to exercise their own judgment regarding a child’s participation.

Tours depart from the Jacksonville Visitors Center at the corner of West C and North Oregon. Parking is available in lots off of D Street.

The tours are a fundraiser for the Chamber, with proceeds going towards expanding visitor services and promoting the many attractions that Jacksonville has to offer. For additional information, contact the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, 541-899-8118, or [email protected].

6. Gold Hill Haunted House 

504 1st Avenue, Gold Hill  |  Gold Hill Museum
Kid-friendly, non-gore haunted house
6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22; Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29
$1 Ages 3-5  |  $3 Ages 6-12  |  $5 Ages 13 & over

It may be a kid-friendly, non-gore Haunted House but it will still put a fright in your night. The creators are more into suspense scaring than blood and guts. They do their best to make the night fun for everyone.

This annual "Haunted House" is put on by the Gold Hill Historical Society to raise funds and keep the museum operational. The entire event is run by volunteers who love the museum and who love Halloween.

7. Dead Man's Scourrrrrrge of Terrors 

937 NE D Street, Suite C, Grants Pass  |  Grants Pass Shopping Center next to GNC
6-11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22
6-9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27
6-11 p.m., Friday, Oct 28
1-4 p.m. and 6-11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29
6-10 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30
6-12 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31
$5 | Children 5 and under are free with parent admission

The Dead Man's Scourrrrrrge of Terrors is One Eleven Theatre Company’s 2016 Haunted House. One Eleven Theatre Company is dedicated to bringing the community excellent, awe-inspiring theatre and events that are family and community-friendly.

8. Brighton Academy's HorrorLand

111 NE D St, Grants Pass (Movie 6 Theater)
5:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22
1-4 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28
5:30-10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29 and Monday, Oct. 31
$5; $10 for HorrorLand AND Zombie Elimination (see No. 9 below)

I haven’t been to this one but all of the reviews I’ve seen on this say it’s the best haunted house in Grants Pass. YOU be the judge! There are three differently themed horror rooms. This year, Brighton Academy has teamed up with Laser Ops for on weekend. That brings us to No. 9.

9. Laser Ops Entertainment Zombie Elimination

1111 NE D St, Grants Pass  |  Brighton Academy Haunted House
5:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29, and Monday, Oct. 31
$8; $10 for HorrorLand (see above) and Zombie Elimination

Anyone besides me see the movie World War Z? If you want to do your part to eliminate the Zombie threat, you can become a soldier for the Department for the Elimination of Apocalyptic Diseases. As a D.E.A.D. recruit you will be tasked to clear the infected before they break containment. Missions take place inside the Brighton Academy’s HorrorLand Haunted House.

10. Just Scream Haunted House 

711 E. Main, Medford
7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22 and Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 & 29
They're still thinking about Monday, Oct. 31

Travel through a dark world of zombies, ghouls and goblins. They say this one is frightfully fun for people 7 years old and older and children 7-12 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 7 will not be admitted to the haunted house but childcare is available to watch your underage children while you go through.

Just Scream is completely non-profit. They work with local charities in Jackson County to raise money for them. This year, every penny that is made from your admission benefits S.O. Humane, previously known as Southern Oregon Humane Society. All actors, crew members and artists are volunteer. Local high school students who volunteer get volunteer hours for graduation.

Happy Haunting!