Five Halloween date ideas to try this spooky season


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Whether you’re interested in a night out full of scares or a romantic evening, it’s time to plan a Halloween date with your significant other.

So grab your pumpkin spice latte and check out five date ideas to try this spooky season in Coastal Bend.

Walk through a haunted house

What better way to see how much your partner loves you than to see if they would leave you for dead while being chased by a scary clown holding a chainsaw?

This killer clown can be found at The Hauntings of Boogeyman Haunted House in Mathis on Farm-to-Market Road 666. The spooky attraction is in the middle of nowhere and contains two separate haunted houses for the price of $20 to $35.

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Two other locations are Fright Night Haunted House and Haunting on the Blue Ghost.

The first is behind Mesquite Street Pizza in downtown Corpus Christi and promises to be the scariest haunted house you’ll ever walk through. Found aboard the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, the Haunting on the Blue Ghost will take you through over 80 compartments with plenty of terror around every corner.

Visit a pumpkin patch

Go on a date hand in hand with your lover and find pumpkins to eventually crack them open and rip their guts out.

There are five local churches in the Corpus Christi area and a farm in Robstown to meet your gourd needs.

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Make it a fun game and see who can find the biggest, smallest or weirdest pumpkin in the patch. Also be sure to take plenty of photos to update your social media.

We have the perfect caption for the photo of you two: “The Smashing Pumpkins”.

Shop at the Wild Wolf Halloween store

If you haven’t planned your costumes for the 31st, head to Wild Wolf on South Staples Street, the city’s first year-round Halloween store.

While you’re at it, be sure to check out the horror merchandise and decor to get your home in the spooky season spirit.

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Once you both figure out what you’ll be, have an impromptu fashion show in your home costumes.

Make sure “Monster Mash” plays loud to get you in the Halloween mood.

Go on a Paranormal Tour

If you dare to disturb spirits and play with the paranormal, go spooky on a ghost tour in Corpus Christi.

There are three paranormal tours to choose from: RJA Walking Ghost Tours of Corpus Christi and two ghost tours aboard the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay.

The Ghost Walking Tour is a two-hour expedition through downtown Corpus Christi where guides will share the history of ghost stories and legends of the area. And no, you won’t be able to enter some closed buildings like the old Nueces County Courthouse.

The two tours on the USS Lexington include a ghost tour after the museum closes and a late night paranormal investigation. It ends at 2 a.m. Both will allow guests to roam the ship and investigate anomalies.

Stay indoors and watch scary movies

Or, the two of you could stay home in the comfort of your own home, snuggle up under a “Hocus Pocus” blanket, and have a horror movie marathon.

You do not know what to watch? Here is a short list of some Halloween movies to put on:

  • Disney+: ‘Hocus Pocus 2’, ‘Halloweentown’ and ‘Mom has a date with a vampire’
  • HBO Max: “The Witch”, “The Blair Witch Project”, and “The Body Thieves Invasion”
  • Hulu: “As Above, So Below”, “Hellraiser” and “The Sixth Sense”
  • Netflix: “Wendell & Wild”, “It Follows” and “Hush”
  • Paramount+: “The Addams Family”, “Scream” and “Paranormal Activity”
  • Peacock: “Phantasm”, “Halloween Ends”, and “Psycho”
  • First video: “Auberge”, “The Silence of the Lambs” and “The Descent”
  • quiver: “Watcher”, “Carrie”, and “Ginger Snaps”

Want to make the evening more special? Prepare a themed meal together while watching the movies of your choice.

Do you watch “Carrie” and “The Blair Witch Project”? Have Bloody Marys and s’mores. “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Scream”? A three-bean casserole for something a little more exotic and strawberry ice cream with cherry syrup for dessert.

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John Oliva covers entertainment and community news in South Texas. Contact him at [email protected] or Twitter @johnpoliva.

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