(PLANO, Texas) September 26, 2014 – Dark Hour Haunted House, DFW’s premier Hollywood-quality haunted house, will open its doors to celebrate the Halloween season every Friday and Saturday from September 26, 2014 through November 1, 2014.

Dark Hour provides a one-of-a-kind experience, featuring an intricate storyline.  The tale of a coven of 13 witches, each with her own terrifying talent, unfolds as guests traverse over 30,000 square feet of climate-controlled fear. Every detail encountered on the path from the cemetery, through the Coven Manor, and into the Voodoo Swamps draws visitors deeper and deeper into the story, providing a truly unforgettable night of fright.

“Our goal is for Dark Hour to be the best haunted house in the country,” said Allen Hopps, artistic director. “And we have the talent, the budget and the passion to meet that goal.”

At Dark Hour, the highest quality audio and lighting systems – usually found in stadiums, convention halls, and theatrical venues – are employed. Actors are fitted with flying rigging from ZFX, the same used in Broadway productions such as Wicked. Lifelike costumes, masks and sets are produced in house by a dedicated team committed to achieving this objective.

“Halloween is special,” added Hopps. “As soon as the air gets crisp, there is an energy in the air and there is a magic to this season.”

Hopps and his staff are dedicated to helping all who enter enjoy a bit of that magic.

Ticket prices range from $26 for general admission to $65 for VIP access which includes Fast Pass admission, an official Dark Hour t-shirt, access to the VIP suite for a special screening of The Making of Dark Hour, and a second trip through the haunt. Tickets may be purchased in advance at or from the on-site box office. Discount coupons can be found at a variety of local merchants, and additional discounts are available through the Dark Hour Facebook page.

About Dark Hour:

Dark Hour is a Hollywood-quality haunted house known for its meticulous detail and captivating storyline. All of the Dark Hour’s lifelike costumes, masks and sets are created by in-house experts. ZFX flying rigging, state-of-the-art Q-sys by QSC audio technology and lighting controlled by a centrally located DMX control system are all used to create an experience comparable to walking through a Universal Studios set. Dark Hour is located just east of U.S. Highway 75 on 701 Taylor Drive in Plano.  Parking is always free and the haunt is entirely indoors. For more information about Dark Hour, visit



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