The night of terror will be filled with good treats this Halloween

Kimberly Valle , Staff Reporter

As Halloween gets closer, we start thinking about what we will be doing that night, whether it will be trick or treating with siblings or children, handing out candy or exploring the night in your creepy costume. Whatever it might be, you want to be sure you enjoy the festivities with family and friends with caution.

Get a chance to experience the city’s most buzzed about Halloween event of this year. The Zombie Survivor Experience will be located next to the Rio Grande river on 1720 West Paisano Dr. The scenery of their location gives it an eerie vibe— some say it is known to be a haunted “Hacienda.”

The public has a chance to feel what it could be like to survive a zombie attack. It consists of a search throughout the site for “weapons,” which are not real, to defend oneself against the zombies, while searching for a cure that will end the zombie epidemic.

Once the experience of hunting down zombies is over, there will be a patio bar, where you may enjoy alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The event is open every weeknight from 7:30-11 p.m, and weekends from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. until Nov. 3.

If you would like to interact in this first-ever unique experience, you may purchase tickets as couples for $45, teams of four for $80, teams of six for $108 and teams of eight for $120.

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The zombie experience might sound great, but if you are on a tight budget you might want to consider other events. Ft. Bliss will be showcasing for the third time, the Massacre on Marshall Road. This event features a haunted house and offers 13 nights of terror at the base on1717 Marshall Road. Organizers of the haunted house have not put an age limit to participate, however it is known to be truly terrifying.

The haunted house is 800 feet long and takes between eight to 10 minutes to walk through.

For parents, who may think the haunted house might be too scary for their children, there will be a Monster Bash from 6-10 p.m. on Halloween night, and it will include two haunted houses that will not be as scary. The bash will take place at the base as well next to the Massacre on Marshall Road, and will also include carnival rides, games, a disc jockey and food.

The hours of operation will be from 6-10 p.m. until Oct. 30 and on Halloween night from 6 p.m. until midnight. Cost for entrance will be $5. For more information, call 588-8247.

Other haunted houses will be showcased on Halloween night along with The Northgate Optimist Club and the El Paso Holy Royal Arch Masons Chapter No. 90, which will be hosting theirs along with a carnival with food, games and live music.

The event will be be from 5 p.m. until midnight on Oct. 30 at 4201 Skyline Drive. Admission will be $7, or $5 with a canned food item for donation, proceeds will go to the Northgate Optimist Club’s little league baseball division.

For more information about this event, contact Alfon and Angela Ledesma at 915-603-8285 or Paul Maggit at 915-241-6457.

If you still want to have a night of terror and experience Halloween in a spooky way, Concordia cemetery will be hosting a Devil’s Night Ghost Tour from 9-11 p.m. on Oct. 30 at 108 E. San Antonio St. Visitors will walk the cemetery, and they will take you into the darkest areas of the historic landmarks of the cemetery.

This event is only for adults and it is not recommended for children, due to previous ghostly experiences. Admission is $15 dollars per person. For more information, contact Bonnie Juarez at 915-274-9531 or email [email protected]

Tricky Falls will be hosting their Dedo Halloween Ball XIX from 8 p.m.- 2 a.m. on Oct. 31 at  209 South El Paso Street.

You may get your party on with your favorite costume and witness the best costumes in town. For more information, call 915-351-9938 or email [email protected]

Kimberly Valle may be reached at [email protected]