How Do We Do It?
January 24- Dallas, Tx- Join Ian Aaderink as he presents a panel discussion, “Intro to Plaster Molds for Latex Masks or Prostetics,” at the North Texas Comicbook Show located at the Doubletree Hotel Market Center. The panel begins at approximately 3-3:15 pm following the Cosplay contest.
He’ll be bringing some finished pieces that have already scared you and showing you how we make a bit of the magic. Join us and pick up some ideas that can take your Cosplay to the next level in 2015.
You better watch out, you better not cry…
December 14- Plano, Tx- Krampus is coming to town! Visit him at Dark Hour Haunted House from 1-4 pm on December 14. Sit on his lap, tell him all your wicked ways and smile for the camera.
This event is sponsored by BITY Mold Supply and while Kampus won’t be giving out anything you would want, they will be giving away great door prizes. And of course you can register to win free Dark Hour tickets at the event because it is almost time to Wreck the Halls.
Just FYI- it actually won’t matter how much you cry, the Krampus really doesn’t care.
You’ll Be Safe on the Lighted Trail… Mostly
December 13, 19, 20- McKinney, Tx- Take in the natural beauty of the Heard Museum as they present the Holiday Trail of Lights. While you are enjoying the festivities, don’t forget to stop by the Dark Hour booth to win some swag and take your pic with our cemetery angel- it will make a great image for your holiday cards. Be sure to stay on the lighted paths- you never know what might be moving in the trees…
Don’t Forget to Wave
December 13- Plano, Tx- While most holiday Parades herald the arrival of Jolly Old Saint Nick, this year the Annual Christmas Parade in Plano has an unexpected guest. In this rare public appearance, Frosne the Ice Witch will leave the Manor to ride through the streets of Plano on her throne bringing her own kind of holiday magic. Be sure to wave as she passes by- just hope she doesn’t wave back.
We Dare You to Rock Around Our Christmas Tree
November 30- Grand Prairie, Tx- The Christmas carols may have taken over the mall, but I doubt you find too many of them at Jingle Ball at Verizon Center in Grand Prairie. Stop by the Dark Hour booth for a chance to win free swag and register to win tickets to Wreck The Halls- it is almost that most wonderful time of the year after all.
Krampus will be on hand to take pics with those of you who may not have quite made the cut for the nice list this year.
Tis the Season
November 22- Dallas, Tx- The Dark Hour promo team will be on hand as the city of Dallas kicks off the holiday season with the lighting of the downtown tree. Spin to win prizes on the prize wheel and register to win tickets at the Dark Hour booth. Not only will Santa be arriving to visit with good little boys and girls, but the Krampus will be around looking for the naughty ones.
Prepare to Be Judged
November 15- Dallas, Tx- Our Casting Director LaNelle Freeman joins the judging panel for the cosplay contest at the North Texas Comic Book Show at 2 pm at the Doubletree Dallas Market Center. Be ready to take lots of pics of the creative cosplayers as well as any Dark Hour creature that follows her to the fun.
As an added bonus, you can enter the raffle for chances to win tickets to Wreck The Halls.
Don’t forget to tag us on instagram- @darkhourhauntedhouse when you post that selfie with the cosplay winner, or the creature, or LaNelle.
Let Your Voice Be Heard
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Dia De Los Muertos
For our final opening of the Halloween season, Dark Hour staff will be recognizing the long held Mexican celebration of Dia De Los Muertos.
Tonight you will enjoy the same thrills that thousands of others have experienced since the last weekend of September. You will also find the support staff wearing traditional sugar skull face paint.
***Any guest attending in sugar skull face paint will receive a $3 discount off their admission ticket.***
From our artistic director, Allen Hopps:”This is a long standing religious holiday tradition in Mexico, while we are not looking to capitalize on the currently popular trend, we can take this opportunity to recognize the importance of this celebration to this culture.”
There’s Nothing Like Good Old Fashioned Fear
Don’t miss your chance to mix and mingle with the monsters who gave you your first frights. Buy the combo pass at the box office to get up close and personal with Dracula, Frankenstein, and a host of others in the black and white world of Terra del Monstrum. This second haunt attraction is conveniently in our exit lobby and is available only during the Halloween season.
The Freakers Do Come Out at Night
October 16- Grand Prairie, Tx- The Creatures of the Dark Hour promo team come out this night as well, giving away swag on-site and registering people to win big. Stop by the booth and get your chance to visitDark Hour Haunted House with free tickets.
Rumor has it that Simone, the head witch of the Coven, will be on hand as well. Be sure to snag that selfie before she snags a piece of your soul.
Good Old Fashion Fun
October 11- Plano, Tx- Check out the promo team at Heritage Farmstead Museum’s 2nd annual Farmfest. You never know what kind of creepy things you will find down on the farm. Spin the wheel and win Dark Hour swag including free tickets to Dark Hour so you can come see us tonight… unless of course whatever is hiding in the barn gets you first.
What’s a Little Blood Between Friends?
Join the Dark Hour Crew as we support Carter Blood Care’s efforts to restock the blood supply for DFW. Everyone who rolls up their sleeves to give blood during this event will be registered in a drawing for great prizes from local merchants with one lucky winner going home with a VIP Pass to Dark Hour Haunted House.
Buddy will be on hand to personally thank each donor. His donation time is at noon, since a midnight appointment was unavailable. Be sure you schedule your appointment time using the link below to guarantee you don’t get stuck waiting in line to donate. Click here to view the Carter Blood Care Donor Schedule.
If you can’t make it to our event, find another event this month and roll up your sleeve. Because really, what fun is the month of October without a little blood?
Can you keep a secret? Neither can we…
The Coven begins to stir in anticipation of the impending season… they beckon a lucky few mortals to enter their halls and scream for their lives. Will you be lured by this opportunity to experience Dark Hour Haunted House for half off the regular admission price?
Don’t wait! This is a limited ticket opportunity, click on the link to buy your tickets now, discounted prices are for this night only, and will sell out fast. Tickets will not be available for box office purchase that evening.
Not Everyone Can Travel By Broom
September 13- Plano, Tx- Check out the sweet rides on display at the car show conveniently located right here on the Dark Hour parking lot. Show starts at 1 pm and prizes will be awarded at 7 pm for best in each class. Come hungry and make a purchase from the bake sale to benefit Relay for Life as well as local animal rescue. The Voodoo Priestess will be on hand doing some judging of her own… of your soul.
Monsters Love Supporting the Arts… and Children
August 21- Plano, Tx- Join Dark Hour as we support Plano Children’s Theatre for the telling of the Greek Classic “The Odyssey.” The show starts at 7:15 at 1301 Dolphin Dr #706, Plano, TX 75075, but we’ll unleash some beasts around 6:15 in the lobby. Be ready to snap that selfie then run for your life- these creatures haven’t seen the light of day in thousands of years.
Did Someone Say Party?
Aug 15- Arlington, Tx- Join the party at Cowboys Arlington, 2540 E Abram St, Arlington, Tx for Russ Martin’s White Trash Party benefiting the Russ Martin Show Listener’s Foundation. But what’s a party without games and prizes? Dark Hour’s promo team will be on hand with a chance to spin the wheel for prizes and an opportunity to register to win a Dark Hour prize package.
The Coven Awakens: Friday, September 26th at 7:00PM
You feel it, don’t you? You can sense the evil that approaches. The Coven has been at rest, but they are beginning to stir. Can they successfully defeat the Voodoo forces that prepare to stand against them? This season, Dark Hour calls upon you to witness the battle, but choose your side carefully. Behind these walls you will face forces beyond your comprehension. However dangerous…how could you resist?
A Good Man is Hard to Find
So how about a date with a wolfman? In conjunction with Taste of Dallas and Big Sexy Weekend of Improv, Dark Hour presents “Win a date with a Wolfman.” Stop by the booth located in the automobile building at Fair Park booth 317 and register to win an exclusive prize package including a tasty treats from Taste of Dallas and front row seats at Big Sexy Weekend of Improv for their 9 pm show. Registration starts at 4 pm with a lucky winner being notified at 7 pm.
What Does Fear Taste Like?
Join the Dark Hour promo crew as they distribute samples of Dark Hour Haunted House to the Taste of Dallas in Fair Park this weekend. They won’t be serving up food, but they will be handin out swag from the Dark Hour prize wheel. See us at booth number 317 in the automobile building for your chance to win.
Our Kind of People
June 28- N Richland Hills, Tx- With team names like “Salughters,” “Death Row Rumblers,” and “Army of Darkness,” how can we not be fans of the Dallas Derby Devils? Join the Dark Hour promo crew as they support the Dallas Derby Devils in this season’s game 3. While you’re there, register to win a prize pack from Dark Hour featuring two tickets and a t-shirt. One lucky winner will be drawn between bouts, and one lucky winner will be drawn at random next week for a second chance prize package.
A Different Kind of Brew
June 21- Lewisville, Tx- One thing the coven witches know is good brew. Join our promo team at the Best Little Brewfest in Texas supporting Cloud 9 Charities. Between samplings of local brew, stop by our booth and spin the wheel ‘o prizes for a chance to win some Dark Hour goodies including free tickets.
Buddy Blood Gives Back
June 21, 2014- Frisco, Tx- Join Buddy Blood at Strikz Bowling Alley at 8789 Lebanon Rd supporting the Lone Star Blood drive sponsored by Lone Star 92.5 and Carter Blood Care. Keep an eye out for Buddy beginning around 10 am as he rolls up his sleeve to make a donation. Of course he will be hanging around for a while hoping to make a withdrawal and take a pic with you.
June 1, 2014- Fair Park, Dallas, Tx- Rock out with us as we once again give you an opportunity to win some Dark Hour prize wheel swag. Look for our booth in the east side of Gexa Energy Pavilion. Our creatures want to take a selfie with you… they may want to take more, but they’ll settle for a selfie.
What is it with witches and brick roads?
May 23, 2014- McKinney, Tx- Come decide for yourself which is more frightening- those beasts on bicycles flying by at up to 40 mph, or the creatures we bring to Historic Downtown McKinney for the 5th Annual Bike the Bricks. You may not win the $25,000 grand prize for having the fastest time, but you never know what you will win when you spin our prize wheel.
Geek out with us!
May 16-18, 2014- Here’s your chance to get up close and personal with more of our creatures as they check out the action at Dallas Comic Con. Be sure to stop by booth 918 for a chance to spin to win some Dark Hour swag.
May 3rd 2014- Wanna get up close and personal with creatures you encounter at Dark Hour? Find us roaming the halls of Texas Frightmare Weekend for a few hours on Saturday before the Walpurgisnacht celebration. Snap a selfie with one of the coven witches or whatever else might follow us there…
2014- We’re proud to Sponsor the Wylie/Sachse/Murphy Relay for Life Event. While you’re celebrating Walpurgisnacht at Dark Hour, relay participants will be honoring cancer survivors and raising awareness about a disease that has taken so many lives. Join us in supporting their efforts by making a donation:
Though there are 180 days until all Hallows Eve, there’s one pre-Halloween event hitting Plano May 2 and 3 that will be right on time. Dark Hour Haunted House, the only year-round haunted house in Collin County…http://starlocalmedia.com/allenamerican/live_and_local/the-road-to-walpurgisnacht/article_5aaf086c-d0d5-11e3-b056-001a4bcf887a.html
April 26th 2014—-Dark Hour’s minions will be appearing at Edgefest 24! Come by our booth at Toyota stadium and spin our
prize wheel! You could win free tickets, a t-shirt or just grab some coupons for Walpurgisnacht! Our next event see you there!