The scary season will start for real this weekend with the opening of The Haunted World in Caldwell. You’ll find 35 acres of the unearthly terrain filled with the terror of Vertigo’s Tunnel, Hacksaw Jim’s Stanky Cellar, Gristle’s haunted corn maze and the spooky asylum Skullvania, where people check in and “never” check out. It opens earlier than the rest of the local Halloween events, so think of this as your pre-fright opportunity.
Dusk to midnight Fridays and Saturdays from Sept. 16-24, and then dusk to 10 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays and dusk to midnight Fridays and Saturdays from Sept. 30 to Oct 31. Northside Boulevard and Idaho 20/26. $22 general, $23 for fast-track pass, free for ages 5 and younger. HauntedWorld.org.