Boo at the Zoo Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27, Austin Zoo The Austin Zoo will reopen at 6:30 p.m., a special Halloween treat! The sun will be setting, casting an eerie feel over the entire zoo as visitors view the animals after hours. Watch out for those nocturnal creatures that thrive in the nighttime. Not to worry, you can escape the creepy crawlies on the haunted train that runs every 20 minutes until 9 p.m. For more information, visit austinzoo.org/news-events. House of Torment Haunted Houses Various dates and times through November, Highland Mall Experience the apocalypse before it happens. Austin’s own House of Torment brings its guests through three terror-filled haunted houses: the Howling, the Awakening and the Slaughterhouse. Monsters, reapers and other terrifying creatures lurk in the dark. Come see why the Travel Channel calls House of Torment “one of America’s scariest haunted houses.” Go to houseoftorment.com for ticket prices, dates and more information. Enter if you dare.