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Scarefest opens new and former haunted attractions around St. Louis area

The area around St. Louis’ historic Soulard neighborhood will host two haunted houses and two fright-themed escape rooms opening for the Halloween season.

The Darkness opens for 2021 on Fri., Sept 24 and Sat., Sept. 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. The haunted attraction will be open on weekends through Oct. 17 and then every night from October 21–31, ending the season on the weekend of November 5–6.

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The Darkness celebrates its 28th Year of Fear in 2021 with a renovation that has made the experience longer and scarier with 200 animated scenes. New scenes include a Killer Pumpkin Barn, Haunted Conservatory, a Horror Arcade with pinball games, a new five-minute Coffin Escape Room, Zombie Jam Basketball, Walking Dead Shooting Games, Horror Arcades, Ride the Electric Chair and photo opportunities with the haunt’s living monsters.

The other Scarefest attractions, including The Lemp Haunted House — located just one mile from The Darkness — and Creepyworld in Fenton, MO, open for the season on the first weekend in October.

The all-new Lemp Brewery Haunted House is located deep underground inside the historic brewery’s caverns. Once used to lager beer and host parties, guests will come face to face with demons and navigate confusing mazes inside the pitch black limestone cave. Creepyworld is a haunted “screampark” with 13 attractions including a haunted hayride, graveyards, cornfields and a Christmas-themed haunted house.

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