It is one of our favorite times of the year and to celebrate the frightful season, there are haunted houses scattered through central Arkansas and around the state to scare you beyond belief.

Haunted houses can be fun for the whole family, but your youngest kids may not enjoy the scary surprises, so use your best parental discretion when deciding to spend an evening at a haunted house. 

Prepare to be scared. 

Little Rock

Terrorplex Haunted House: Twice the Terror, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock, — Get terrified at this destination complete with actors and computer-generated and live special effects. There are two haunted houses: the Haunted Mansion and the 3D Apocalypse Death House. Both cost $15 per person individually or $20 for a combo ticket. Probably not ideal for small children. Open at 7 p.m. Sept. 28-Oct. 31 every Thursday, Friday and Saturday as well as Oct. 29-31. 

Haunted Cathedral, 1208 Louisiana St., Little Rock — EMOBA's annual fundraiser is one of Arkansas' largest and scariest haunted attractions, using both local actors and animatronics to give patrons the most scare for their buck. Open: Oct. 13-31. Admission: $15 Monday-Thursday; $20 Fridays, Saturdays and Halloween. 

The Haunted Hotel, 3400 Brown St., Little Rock — The Haunted Hotel's veteran staff strives to give the public their money's worth in this spooky hotel. They have been located in Central Arkansas for 20 years. Open: Thursday-Sunday from Sept. 28-Oct. 29 plus Monday, Oct. 30 and Tuesday, Oct. 31. Admission: $15; $20 for speed pass; increases $5 Halloween night.

North Little Rock

The Reaper Haunted House, 6016 Crystal Hill Road, North Little Rock — The maze-type haunted house has over 15,000 square feet of horror with 30 scenes of blood, gore and mayhem. It's not kid friendly, but not super scary. Opens at 7 p.m. Oct. 13-31. Admission: $15.

Benton

The Torture Chamber, 706 Center St., Benton — The website states "You must also be in good health and able to crouch, crawl and beg for your life or at least mercy on your soul. If you have any medical problems that may prevent you from being able to complete this event, please do not enter." Sounds pretty scary! Not good for small children. Opens at 7 p.m. Oct. 13-14, 19-21 and 26-31 and Nov. 3-4. Admission: $15; $20 for a fast pass. 

Jacksonville

Fear Factory 501, 25120 Hwy. 107, Jacksonville — This haunted house has a heavy dose of clowns to keep you on your toesOpen: Oct. 13-14, 20-22 and 26-31 and Nov. 3-4. Admission: $15; $20 Halloween night. Kid Friendly Night is Oct. 22 from 7-8 p.m.; $10 admission.

Conway

Creepy Works Haunted House of Conway150 Highway 286 East — This haunted house has a mix of actors, animatronics and of course, creepy scenery. Opens at 7 p.m. Oct. 13-14, 20-21 and 26-31. Admission: $12 for adults; $10 kids 12 and under and groups of 10 or more.

Around Arkansas

Bays of Terror, Centerville

Haunted Barn, Concord

The Asylum Haunted House, Cave Springs

Horror in the Hollow, Piggot

The Haunted Theater, Blytheville (has a free kid-friendly room)

Treasure of Terror Theater, Sulphur Springs

Nightmares Haunted House, Bentonville