10 Adrenaline-Pumping Halloween Happenings
If you’re looking to get spooked, these haunted houses and trails are worth the drive.
To some, fall means cozy sweaters, boots and pumpkin-flavored everything. But to others, that chill in the air means something else. Something darker. Something scarier. We’re talking haunted houses, fields and woods. Love the thrill of a good scream? Try these seasonal walks of terror, all located within an hour of Arlington.
BREAKOUT! at Workhouse Arts Center
Fridays and Saturdays 7-11 p.m., Sundays 7-10 p.m., through Oct. 31
This year’s theme makes perfect sense for Workhouse Arts Center, built on the 55-acre grounds of the abandoned Lorton Reformatory. In BREAKOUT!, actors will be scattered throughout the space—some even hiding in real prison cells—ready to jump out and scare any who dare enter. Those who aren’t interested in the walk-through still have plenty of entertainment options though, as a different Halloween-themed movie is screened each weekend—Freddy vs. Jason, The Purge 2, Hocus Pocus and World War Z—and a Ghost Bar offers signature cocktails, beer, wine and snacks. Note that some nights, however, are entirely alcohol-free: Oct. 6, Oct. 13 and Oct. 27. // 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton